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Sindh to recruit 27,000 teachers to overcome shortage
Karachi, June 16: Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq has said that 19,000 teachers will be recruited in the first phase and another eight thousand in the second phase to overcome a shortage of instructors in schools.

He was presiding over a seminar on 'Role of teachers in the enhancement of quality education' at a local hotel.

The education minister said the education department wanted to give due status to the teachers. In order to equip teachers with essential tools, the department had established the Sindh Teachers' Education Development Authority.

Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Minister for Youth Affairs Faisal Sabzwari, Abdul Wahab, Dr RA Shah, Nazir Leghari, Mehmood Sham, Shehnaz Mazhar and Incharge Secretary Education Riaz Memon also spoke at the seminar. The news

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KU plans 'special chance exam'
Karachi: The University of Karachi has announced that those students who were enrolled in 1974 or afterwards and could not complete their degree programmes due to failure/expiry of enrollment are being given the last chance to appear in a 'special chance examination 2012' planned to be held next month.

The interested candidates are required to submit their exam forms along with a fee of Rs1,000 for reenrollment and a fee of Rs2,000 per course from July 1 to 8, says a KU statement, adding that the forms with a late fee of Rs500 will be accepted from July 8 to 15. ppi

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Internship programme for 50,000 youth on the cards: Shahbaz Sharif
Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that an internship programme is being launched for the youth under which opportunities will be provided to 50,000 youth in various institutions. He said that the programme of provision of training to the youth in various skills in south Punjab with the collaboration of Department for International Development (DFID), UK, was going on successfully.

Shahbaz stated this during a meeting with the head of the DFID, UK, George Turkington, and World Bank country director Rachid Benmassoud here on Friday. He said the provincial government had paid special attention to the promotion of economic and trade activities in the province. He said concrete measures had been taken for creating new job opportunities and elimination of poverty. He said self-employment scheme had been started for the youth under which interest-free loans were being given to them.

The chief minister said huge funds were being spent on improving the economic condition of the neglected segments of the society and welfare of the people. He said the doors of quality education had been opened for the male and female children of the poor families through the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund and Daanish Schools.

Also, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif laid the foundation stone of modern Kachha vegetable and fruit market on the Ferozepur Road to be constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1 billion. Public representatives, government officials, businessmen and a large number of people were present.

The businessmen paid rich tributes to the chief minister on setting up of Kachha vegetable and fruit market equipped with modern facilities. They said that establishment of modern vegetable and fruit market was a commendable step of CM. They also raised slogans in favour of the CM on the occasion.

And, a delegation, led by Google Chairman Dr Eric Schmidt, called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday. Matters regarding promotion of cooperation in tourism and information technology sectors were discussed.

The CM informed the delegation about promotion of information technology in the province, setting up of e-government and IT projects in government departments. Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Dr Umer Saif and TDCP Managing Director Habibur Rehman Gillani were also present on the occasion. The delegation comprised Sofia Schmidt, Jared Cohen, Kim Cooper, Dan Keyserling and William Fitzgerald. The news

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PU, Saudi university sign MoU to promote education
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) and Al Sharq College for Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote educational linkages between the two countries.

PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Al Sharq College for Science and Technology Dean Dr Mahdi M Al Mutawa, Punjab Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Saeed Ilahi, Registrar Prof Dr Khan Raas Masood, Controller Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Adviser to VC Col (r) Ikramullah Khan and other senior officials of the university were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr Mahdi said the MoU would help in promoting economic, social, traditional and cultural linkages between Pakistani and Saudi students. Daily times

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