Youth's betterment in budget | Laptop brigade
No allocation for youth's betterment in budget
Lahore, June 07: No
measure has been adopted for betterment of the youth in the budget
2012-13 and it is disappointing for them while there is a need to
provide them with cheap and quality education and employment
These views were expressed by the
students of different universities and an economist in Jang Economic
Session on 'Budget 2012-13, what youth get' here on Wednesday.
participants were Economist Dr Faheem-ul-Islam, students Noor Azhar,
Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Jafri, Mher-ul-Nisa. The event was hosted by
Sikindar Hameed Lodhi and Intikhab Tariq.
Faheem-ul-Islam said generation of employment opportunities for the
youth was crucial and 2.5 million new jobs' creation was required every
year. He said unemployment always affected the youth while various
universities were doing fraud with students. He said these universities
were paying up to Rs 2 million salaries to vice chancellors out of
students' fee and their scholarships. He said agriculture sector's share
in GDP was 22 per cent while wastage in this sector was almost 30 per
cent. He said no measure was announced for the youth in budget which
would increase their problems. He forecasted troubles for Indian and
Bangladeshi economies in the coming year. He said brain was returning in
Pakistan while brain drain from Pakistan continued which could not be
criticised as workers' remittances were supporting the balance of
Noor Azhar said the government ignored energy
crisis in the budget and no step was taken for alternative energy
development. He said steps should be taken to improve public transport.
Khan said that petroleum products prices were raised by the government
before budget and were slightly brought down after budget to control
public anger. He said the government increased public servants' salaries
by 20 per cent but no step was taken to control inflation. He said
energy crisis solution and cheap education could be ensured by reducing
defence and VVIP protocol expenses.
Muhammad Jafri said
the youth was facing issues of unemployment and quality education while
limited resources were allocated for education sector.
said 30 per cent labour force was unemployed in the country and
announcement of 100,000 jobs' creation in budget was very little.
said no package was announced in budget 2012-13. She said government
could reduce educated youth's problems by announcing allowance for them.
She said the government should focus the agriculture and industry for
generation of employment opportunities. The news
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Laptop brigade to fight dengue
Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed to
constitute an anti-dengue brigade comprising 125,000 students who have
recently been given laptops.
He said these students would spread necessary information obtained through their laptops about dengue among the people.
The chief minister said this while addressing a meeting held to
review arrangements for protection from dengue in his camp office at
He said that dengue awareness programmes should be launched in
educational institutions where students should attend them voluntarily.
Mr Shahbaz said the Punjab Blood Line should be further activated
keeping in view its importance and the youth should be motivated to get
themselves registered with it so as to provide fresh and healthy blood
He said the provincial government was fully prepared to cope with any possible outbreak of dengue.
All provincial departments, he said, would work jointly to fight
dengue and no effort would be spared for protecting people from dengue
by utilizing the experience and expertise gained during the last
He said the training should be imparted to students during summer
vacations in public and private schools and colleges for controlling
He said that at least one teacher in all schools and colleges should have complete information and awareness about dengue.
The chief minister said that questions about dengue should be included in examination papers to increase public awareness
about this health issue.
He directed that the cleanliness work of sewer lines and drains be completed before monsoon for the convenience of citizens.
The secretary food informed the meeting that the Punjab Food
Authority was being set up from July 1 which would play an important
role in the provision of food according to hygienic principles in the
The Auqaf secretary said besides creating awareness about polio and
dengue, the people were also motivated through mosques being run by the
Auqaf department to remain peaceful. Dawn
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Chief Minister approves promotion policy for teachers
Peshawar: Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti on Wednesday approved the upgrading and
promotion policy for teachers that would take effect from July 1.
He made the announcement at the Teachers' Convention held here at the Chief Minister's House.
handout said more than 112,000 teachers across the province would
benefit from the policy with total financial implication of Rs1115.019
Under the policy, primary school teachers would
be upgraded to BPS-12, Certified Teacher (CT), Arabic Teacher, Theology
Teacher (TT), Drawing Master and Physical Education Teacher to BPS-15
and Qari to BPS-12. The basic scale for subject specialist would be
BPS-17 with chances of promotion to BPS-20.
minister said the government had honoured the promise made to the
teachers as it was committed to promoting education in the province.
chief minister said the government had decided to spend four percent of
the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on education in order to increase the
number of academic institutions.
He said that Stori Da
Pakhtunkhwa programme had been introduced to give scholarships amounting
to Rs10,000 and Rs15,000 to talented students. He added that financial
relief was also being offered to the poor students enrolled at private
schools in those areas where there was no government school.
Hoti said that initially 100 schools had been selected and the number
would be raised to 400 by next year. He added that conditional grants
would be offered to schools in Dera Ismail Khan and Buner districts on
the basis of performance. He said basic needs and facilities would be
provided to schools through Parent-Teacher Councils.
chief minister said seven new universities were established in the
province over the last four years and termed it a remarkable achievement
of the ANP-led provincial government.
According to the
policy, primary school teachers would be upgraded from existing posts to
BPS-12 while one PST post in each primary school is to be upgraded to
BPS-15 after being re-designated as Primary School Head Teacher (PSHT).
This post would be filled through promotion from PST on merit with due
regard to seniority subject to the condition of the minimum
qualifications required for the post of PST as per service rules.
middle and high school teacher ICTs from existing post will be upgraded
to BPS-15. Besides, one third of the total posts would be upgraded to
All the existing Arabic teachers from the
existing posts have been upgraded to BPS-15, plus one third of the total
posts to be upgraded to BPS-16.
All the existing TTS posts are to be upgraded to BPS-15, along with one third of the total to BPS-16.
existing posts of Drawing Masters from the existing posts have been
upgraded to BPS-15. Besides, one third of the total posts are to be
upgraded to BPS-16.
The existing PET posts have been upgraded to BPS-15, including one-third of the total posts to BPS-16.
existing posts of Qari and Qaria have been upgraded to BPS-12, along
with one third of the total posts to be upgraded to BPS-15. Appointment
of teachers of entire cadres along with primary teachers will be
carried out under the upgraded scales.
Sardar Hussain Babak, president of the Malgari Ustazan, a teachers' body
affiliated with the ruling Awami National Party (ANP), and chairman of
the consultative council Islamuddin also addressed the gathering. The news
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