Shooting panics students, parents
Lahore, Mar 04: Panic spread among innocent schoolchildren following shooting on Sri Lankan cricket team near Gaddafi Stadium here on Tuesday.
A number of elite private educational institutions including schools and colleges are situated near the target site in Gulberg which is one of the provincial metropolis' posh localities.
Soon after the tragic incident, which claimed seven lives and left some Sri Lankan cricketers wounded, parents of most of the students reached the schools to collect their children much earlier before the scheduled timings?
The intense trade of fire which occurred between police and the unknown attackers continued for quite some time which could be heard in the surrounding area.
A number of people said the firing was heard for quite some time which terrorized the innocent students. Nadeem Anwar, a teacher of Lahore Grammar School (LGS) said the incident was really shocking for all including students. He said parents of many students reached the school much before the routine closing time to collect their children. Babar, father of a student said he had reached home at Samanabad after leaving his daughter at Esna Foundation School in Gulberg when he heard about the tragic incident. "I rushed to the school once again to bring back my daughter", he added.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Punjab University (PU) has condemned the terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. The spokesman termed the attack as an effort to isolate Pakistan and its sports and deprive its youngsters of enjoying the wonderful game of cricket.
The spokesman showed solidarity and sympathy with Sri Lankan players and paid tribute to the security personnel who sacrificed their lives while defending the guest players.
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FPSC examination may be rescheduled
Lahore: The Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) is seriously considering rescheduling CSS 2009 exams, scheduled to commence from March 14, in the wake of upcoming long march and ongoing intense strike by employees of the commission.
It has been reliably learnt that FPSC authorities were already in a fix as CSS exam dates were coinciding with the lawyers' long march, scheduled to start from March 12, while the ongoing strike by the commission's employees which gained momentum in the recent days has further added to their troubles.
Sources in the FPSC said intense strike was being observed in all the provincial headquarters of the commission including central office, adding it was impossible to make arrangements for the upcoming exams without active participation of all these offices.
They further said the FPSC secretary had sought an advice from the high ups regarding holding of exam as per announced schedule, adding it was expected that the situation would be clear in a couple of days. "Most probably the exam would be rescheduled for mid-April", the sources claimed.
It is important to mention here that FPSC employees are protesting against the commission's higher authorities especially its Secretary Bashir Ahmad Chohan for his alleged corrupt policies. They had also been demanding cancellation of amendments made to the recruitment rules, raising the quota of BS-17 posts for steno typists to 20 per cent and increase in invigilation fees, etc.
A visit to the provincial office of FPSC here on Tuesday revealed that the employees were on a strike. The officials did not even respond to the phone calls made by people.
A senior official at the FPSC Lahore office said all the employees of the commission were on strike and had been demanding removal of the FPSC secretary for his alleged corrupt policies. He said since the strike was being observed no official was ready to attend to the visitors.
To a question, the official said it was impossible to conduct the CSS exam 2009 on the announced dates this year as arrangements for the exams were made by the provincial offices in each province which was not possible in prevailing circumstances. He said the long march was coinciding with CSS exam, adding there was possibility that the exam might be rescheduled.
Interestingly, when contacted FPSC secretary's office at Islamabad on phone number 051-9215653, an employee who did not mention his name, despite repeated requests, said no officer was in the office as all the employees were on strike against them.
When contacted FPSC secretary Bashir Ahmad Chohan on his cell phone, he refuted allegations levelled against him. He said agitation among the employees had almost ended, adding there would be no need to reschedule the exam.
He however confirmed that an advice had been sought from higher authorities regarding conduct of exam. He said the FPSC had been making all out efforts to facilitate the candidates for the said exam.
To a question, Mr Chohan said the process of issuing roll number slips to the candidates was underway. The News
FPSC extends closing date for receipt of applications
Islamabad: Federal Public Service Commission has extended the closing date for receipt of applications in respect of posts advertised in consolidated advertisement No. 2/2009 from March 3 to March 11. This was stated in a press release issued here on Tuesday. App
Punjab University announced BS, MS results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of BS Botany (4-Year Programme), (Semester System), Session 2002-2006, MS Botany (Semester System), Session 2006-2008 and Master of Information Technology (MIT), Second Year, First Annual 2008. Detailed results are available on university website www.pu.edu.pk.
Punjab University issued MBBS date-sheet
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has issued the written date sheet of MBBS (Re-Organized Scheme) and (New Re-Organized Scheme). MBBS, Third Professional (Re-Organized Scheme), Supplementary Examination 2008, will commence from March 24 and will conclude on March 30. MBBS, Third Professional (New Re-Organized Scheme), Supplementary Examination 2008, will commence from March 24 and will conclude on April 2. The News
Superior group of colleges teachers
Lahore: Superior group of colleges iz da clg of useless teachers n managment.their teacherz came in class not for give lecture but just for play game on their mobile fones. i have vidoes of all the teacherz who are playing game with their studentz in the class. By Hafiz kaleem via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tevta chief resigns
Lahore: Chairman of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta), Mohsin Syed, has resigned, it was learnt.
According to the sources, the Tevta chief resigned in the wake of collapse of PML-N government in Punjab following ineligibility of the Sharif brothers. He was believed to have close links with former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. In September 2008, Mohsin Syed, a prominent industrialist was appointed as the Tevta chairman. He has been involved in technical and vocational education in Punjab since 1987 while he was also helpful in the creation and formulation of Tevta in 1999.
Former CM Shahbaz Sharif had entrusted Syed with the task of implementing the Tevta concept according to its original plans with special focus on southern Punjab. Tevta Manager Public Relations Mustafa Kamal Pasha confirmed that Mohsin Syed had resigned. He however said the Tevta chief resigned owing to some domestic engagements. Mohsin was not available for comments. The News
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