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HEC to offer more indigenous scholarships for PhD
Islamabad, July 19: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to offer more
indigenous scholarships for the pursuance of PhD at the HEC recognized
universities and degree awarding institutes whose departments are
meeting the HEC criteria for running MS/PhD programmes.
decision has been taken in line of government decision to increase the
number of scholarships and to meet the targets under Mid-Term
Development Framework MTDF 2010-15.
The applicants are
required to follow advertisement to apply for the scholarships and the
last date for the submission of applications would be August 30.
prospective applicants who are willing to avail this opportunity are
required to complete the pre-requisite formalities including university
admission and GAT General Scores conducted by NTS. The information is
available at the website of HEC www.hec.gov.pk/indigenous. The news
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Teaching punishment over fake degree
Rawalpindi: A 25-year-old woman has been ordered by the court to teach
children in a school as a punishment on taking admission in Holy Family
Nursing School on fake Matric certificate.
Special Judge Suhail Nasir ordered Sonia Arshad to teach in the Khadija
High School, Saidpur Road on probation for first three days of the week
for the period of two years, while principal of the school had been
ordered to submit the monthly report to the court about the punishment
of the woman.
It was ordered that she would not get any remuneration in return.
Anti-Corruption department had filed the case against Sonia Arshad and
Muhammad Ameer on August 5, 2009. Sonia was accused of taking admission
in the Holy Family Nursing School by submitting the fake Matric
certificate, while Muhammad Ameer was found innocent and was released. inp
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PMA slams launch of evening classes at CMC
Karachi: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) termed
launching of evening classes at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto
Medical University (SMBBMU) Larkana as 'the darkest day in medical
history' which would make a laughing stock of the country in the rest of
"In spite of all the resistance and struggle by the PMA to stop
evening classes at the SMBBMU, they have started from today (Tuesday).
This day will be remembered as the black day in the history of medical
education not only in Pakistan but throughout the world," said Dr Mirza
Ali Azhar, secretary general of the PMA centre, at a press conference at
the PMA House on Tuesday.
Dr Azhar was accompanied by former president of the PMA centre, Dr
Tipu Sultan, treasurer Dr S. M. Qaisar Sajjad, president and general
secretary of PMA Karachi, Dr Idrees Adhi and Dr Qazi Wasiq,
Dr Azhar said that the PMA had raised its voice from the day the idea
of establishing an evening medical college at the Liaquat Medical
University Hospital Hyderabad had been considered but later abandoned.
"The idea was dropped due to our continued opposition but after some
time it resurfaced with a new venue at the SMBBMU," he said.
He said that the PMA's struggle had prompted the Pakistan Medical and
Dental Council (PMDC) to take serious notice of the matter and write a
letter to the SMBBMU to refrain from launching a medical and dental
college in the evening shift.
He said that the move was against all relevant rules and regulations
stipulated by the PMDC. "There is no provision in the PMDC bylaws to
start evening classes in any medical college of the country," said Dr
Azhar. "It is a clear violation of rules and regulations."
He said that the evening college was nothing but a bid to mint money
and would ruin the name of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Moreover, he said that the move would be a trendsetter for the rest
of medical and dental colleges in the country. "The PMA believes that
once evening MBBS classes begin at the SMBBMU's Chandka Medical College
it will be a trailblazer for the rest of medical and dental colleges in
both public and private sectors," he said. "That would prove to be an
ultimate disaster for already substandard medical education in the
Dr Azhar said that recently PMA officials had called on Sindh Chief
Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and had apprised him of the consequences of
opening an evening medical college. He said that the chief minister had
promised the PMA delegation to stop the initiative.
Also speaking at the press conference, Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad said
that the health and education sectors had not remained the priority of
any government for the past 65 years and now starting evening classes
was the worst joke with an already suffering health education in
The PMA officials appealed to the governor of Sindh, who is the
chancellor of universities in the province, to intervene and requested
Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and Sindh Chief
Justice Mushir Alam to take notice of the matter.
They also suggested to the PMDC to strip the Chandka Medical College of its affiliation until evening classes were stopped. Dawn
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Newly-built library closed for one year
Rawalpindi: The city district government, Rawalpindi, has failed to make newly built
public library functional due to non-provision of books, stationery,
furniture and other necessary things for the last one year.
time, Punjab government had allocated Rs15.4 million for the
construction of two public libraries in Rawalpindi city because
presently there are only two public libraries for a population of over
14 million in the whole city. The building department had completed the
construction of a Public Library at Babu Lal Hussain Road and handed it
over to the concerned authority a year back. The construction work of
another Public Library at Dhoke Ratta UC-I was in final stage and will
be completed very soon. But, nobody was ready to take over the charge of
Public Library at Babu Lal Hussain Road and it had been lying locked
for one year. The newly established Public Library was closed after its
inauguration, which was done by the than Member Provincial Assembly
(MPA) Shaharyar Riaz.
Deputy District Officer (DDO)
Building Zahid Irshad said that the newly built Public Library at
Babu Lal Hussain Road has been lying closed for year due to absence of
books and other necessary things. He said that they will complete
another Public Library plus Community Hall soon.
statement, previous District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rashid Mehmood
Langriyal said that education department would take over
Public Library at Babu Lal Hussain Road soon. He also said that all
kinds of books will be available here and we will provide fine quality
furniture for readers in this library.
neither city district government, Rawalpindi, nor any private
organisation has been taking the charge of the public library for one
It is a cause of great concern that for a population
of over 14 million, Rawalpindi has only two public libraries Municipal
Library and Cantonment Board Library, which were established before
partition of sub-continent.
Municipal Library is the
oldest public library of the city, which was established in 1868. It is
situated in the heart of the city at Liaqaut Bagh where access is very
easy for the general public. It has a collection of some 48,000 books
including 2,500 reference books, out of which approximately 20,000 books
are in Urdu language. The library has some 7,600 members.
second library is Cantonment Library. Cantonment Public Library has
almost 50,000 books, half of them in English language. The library has
some 1,550 members.
People belong to
different walks of life said that having more and more libraries
creates healthy atmosphere. It would boost reading habits in our
Tahir Abbas, resident of Babu Lal Hussain
Road and a retired government servant, said that we were happy to see
the construction of a Public Library in our locality. But it was socking
that the library could not be functional even after one year of its
construction, he said. He urged the concerned authorities to provided
books to the library so that it could start its functioning.
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'No increase in tuition fee of medical colleges in Punjab'
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has approved the admission
policy for the public sector medical colleges in the province.
According to the policy, there would be no increase in tuition fee of medical colleges.
to a handout issued here on Tuesday, the spokesman of the Punjab Health
Department said that the quota of reserve seats of other provinces
including Azad Kashmir would also not be changed.
It was decided that there would be no reserve quota of seats for other provinces in the Shaikh Zayed Medical College Lahore.
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QAU puts extra burden on students seeking admission
Islamabad: Apart from getting Rs800 from students for prospectus and admission form, the
Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) is charging Rs1,000 extra from students
who are still waiting for their examination results and giving 'hope
certificates' to secure their seats.
A large number of
students of BA, BSc of the Punjab University, who are still waiting for
their examination results, have no option but to pay extra amount of
Rs1,000 for 'hope certificates' or any other missing document with their
admission forms to get admission at the QAU.
Parents said that the Punjab University hasn't announced its
results for BA, BSc and it is not the fault of students then why QAU is
charging extra amount for 'hope certificates'.
that the university is charging the extra amount of Rs1,000 in the name
of processing fee then why they have taken Rs800 for prospectuses and
admission forms. "This extra amount is a burden and Rs1,000 for 'hope
certificate' or any other missing document should be refundable on
submitting results or other missing documents," they urged.
further said that the university is taking the advantage of the
situation and getting huge amount from students in the name of
processing fee for admission. "The concerned authorities should take
notice and direct the university administration to refund Rs1,000 which
they are charging from the students who are still waiting for their
results," they said.
A high official of the QAU, on
condition of anonymity, said that before announcement of admissions, the
QAU asked all major universities about the announcement of their
results. "Despite that if any university is not announcing its result on
time then we couldn't delay our admission process."
said that university is getting Rs1,000 for 'hope certificate' or any
other missing documents along with admission forms, which is
non-refundable and it's only because university wants only serious
candidates should apply for admission.
When contacted QAU Vice Chancellor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, he said that the
university is getting Rs1,000 for 'hope certificate' or any other
missing documents for processing the application for admission.
said if documents of students are missing along with their admission
forms then instead of refusing them the university is giving them an
opportunity to submit these later. That's why the university is charging
Rs1,000 processing fee. The news
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