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Devolution of Education Ministry criticised
Rawalpindi, July 02: Pakistan Green Task Force Chairman Dr. Jamal Nasir has criticised the devolution of Ministry of Education and termed it a conspiracy against the people of Pakistan and said uniformity in the education system is the only solution of all issues.

"We can attain the goal of progress and prosperity by educating our young generation without any discrimination of cast, creed and colour. The current education system based on social status is spoiling the future of intelligent deserving students," he stated this while addressing a seminar organised by Private Schools Network, says a press release issued here on Friday.

Dr. Jamal said that discrimination in the education system has disappointed the youngsters and also badly affected the carrier of new generation. He said: "We can bring revolution through promotion of education from grassroots level, the present conditions of our public sector educational institution is dilapidated and besides up gradation of these institutions it is imperative to provide a suitable and congenial atmosphere in which students could excel their capabilities and talent."

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Dr Altaf Mukati gets best teacher award
Islamabad: Professor Dr. Altaf Mukati, dean (Engineering Sciences) at Bahria University has been awarded 'Best University Teacher Award of the year 2010' by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), says a press release issued here on Friday.

This honour is awarded by HEC each year to selected faculty members of universities for their best performance in academics and research. Dr. Altaf Mukati obtained his BE (Electronic Engineering) degree from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi in 1981 and subsequently qualified MS in Computer Engineering from Boston University, USA in 1989 and Ph.D from Hamdard University.

Dr. Altaf Mukati is author of several research papers of international standards. He has also written a book on 'Fault Diagnosis & Testing of Digital Circuits' published by HEC. He has been a member of several national and international research committees. He is an expert and convener of Pakistan Engineering Council. The news

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QAU discover antiquities at Badalpur monastery
Islamabad: The archaeologists and students of Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations (TIAC), Quaid-i-Azam University, have discovered huge number of antiquities of 1st Century to 4th Century CE during archaeological excavations on the Buddhist Monastery of Badalpur.

The excavation was carried out with the collaboration of Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Director, (TIAC), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

During the current excavation the remains of assembly hall, kitchen, stores and steward rooms have been exposed and a good number of antiquities were discovered.

The antiquities discovered were including potteries, gold and copper coins, seals and sealings, beads, iron objects and grinding mills. But the most remarkable discovery of the excavations is the discovery of a Mathura sculpture of the Buddha made from reddish sand stone.

The sculpture depicts a Buddha seated on a throne with a cross legged, both soles of the feet having Dharmachakra symbols. The right hand is in abhaya mudra with a wheel of law on the palm. Pipal tree is engraved at the back of the sculpture. Similar Mathura style sculpture of Buddha was also discovered from the surface of Bhari Dheri site in Taxila Valley. Daily times

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UET to receive entry test forms
Peshawar: The Directorate of Admissions of the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, will remain open on Saturday and Sunday to receive entry test applications. A press release said the university had decided to facilitate the students and their parents by collecting entry test applications on Saturday (today) and Sunday (tomorrow). "The staff of the Directorate of Admissions will be available in the university to facilitate the candidates," said the release. The news

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Benazir university to have own building in Chitral
Chitral: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Population Welfare Saleem Khan has extolled the efficiency of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Upper Dir and said it proved its mettle in a short span of two years, and the establishment of Chitral campus was yet another feather in its cap.

Talking to a gathering after inspecting the newly acquired building of the Chitral campus of the university on Friday, he assured the people that the campus would soon get its own building for which he would exercise his influence in the provincial government.He said the students of Chitral would now be able to get higher education at their doorsteps which had hitherto been a distant dream for Chitralis.

Registrar of the university Badshah Hussain and controller of examinations Prof Mohammad Roze Khan informed the minister that classes in the campus would start from the forthcoming academic session commencing from October, this year.

They said apart from the MA/MSc classes, 4-year BS classes in computer science would also be started.

Earlier, the university registrar signed the deed of agreement with the owner of the building acquired for the university campus. Dawn

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