Lahore shooting panics students | FPSC examination
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.
spokesman showed solidarity and sympathy with Sri Lankan players and paid
tribute to the security personnel who sacrificed their lives while defending the
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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
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
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.
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.
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, email@example.com
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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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