FPSC secy warns protesting employees of legal action
Islamabad, Mar 07: Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) Secretary Bashir Ahmad Chauhan has directed all employees of FPSC, who are on strike or absent from duty, to report to the office immediately. The crisis deepens, as the employees continued their hunger strike on the ninth consecutive day on Friday. The employees are protesting against alleged corrupt practices of the secretary and other high officials of the Commission. Chauhan has warned the protesting employees of legal action if they did not end their strike. On Thursday, FPSC chairman suspended 10 of the protesting employees, which further deepened the crisis, as the CSS-2009 competitive exams commencement date is fast approaching. The exams commencing from March 14 across the country seem in jeopardy as the roll number slips to half of the candidates are yet to be dispatched and the employees have vowed to continue their strike till fulfillment of their demands. The suspended employees include Director Fakhr-i-Alam, deputy directors Mushtaq Ahmad Awan and Azmat Hayat Malik, assistant directors Muhammad Arif Kiyani, Khan Muhammad Awan and Muhammad Muazzam Mirza, System Operator Riaz Khattak, Assistant Muhammad Nasim and LDC Gulzali Khan. They have been directed not to attend the office. Daily Times
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'Eid Milad-un-Nabi' celebrated at NUST
Islamabad: 'Eid Milad-un-Nabi' was celebrated at the National University of Science and Technology in a befitting manner, says a press release.
A large number of faculty members, administrative staff and students from NUST institutions attended the ceremony. Professor Dr Sajid-ur-Rehman, head department of Sirah, International Islamic University, was the main speaker.
NUST Rector Engineer Muhammad Asghar in his concluding remarks highlighted the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Earlier a NUST student Ramlah Qureshi made an impressive speech, emphasising the rights, privileges and status granted to the women in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
Faculty members, officers and students from various institution of NUST recited heart-warming 'naats.' Prizes were awarded to Hafiz Muhammad Naeem (EME College), Muhammad Asad Hafeez (SCME), Neha Sharif (SEECS), Ramlah Qureshi (SCEE) Maria Batool & Hashmi (EME), Muhammad Hunbal Khalid (SCME), Khawar Haya (EME), Muhammad Younis (P&D Directorate) on Oama Hasan (SCME).
Pak-Turk school holds Eid Milad function
Islamabad: The Pak-Turk International School & College, Junior Branch, G-10/2, held a function in connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) here Friday, says a press release. The students of the school paid homage to the beloved Prophet (SAW) by reciting 'Naats' in four different languages including English, Urdu, Turkish and Arabic. The students also delivered speeches on different aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (SAW). The colourful event was appreciated by parents and teachers alike. The News
Students advised to confidently look towards future
Islamabad: Students should look confidently towards their future, education and defending the country and civilisation, said Turkish Ambassador Rauf Engin Soysal on Friday. Soysal was addressing a gathering of 'A' level students and faculty at Beaconhouse Banigala Campus under "Beaconhouse Guest Speaker Programme". The ambassador emphasised the need for strong ties between the people of Pakistan and Turkey. He said Turkey stood by the people of Pakistan in the face of all challenges. He spoke at length about the core issues that young people should focus on in today's world. His address was followed by a question-answer session. Students asked questions about Turkey's role in international relations today.
School blown up in Bajaur
Khar: Unidentified armed men blew up the building of a middle school on Friday in Nawagai tehsil of Bajaur Agency, sources said. However, no casualties were reported. The explosion, which raised the number of schools destroyed in the agency to 36 in a year, completely destroyed the school building at Darbano. Meanwhile, the security forces had taken most areas in the tehsil under complete control and restored writ of the government, bringing the situation to normalcy in the urban areas. The political administration had re-opened all government schools in Nawagai and Chamer Kund tehsils on Thursday. Daily Times
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