FPSC announces exam schedule 2010
Islamabad, March 04: The competitive examination of Pakistan Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) 2010 will commence from Saturday, March 6. A press release issued on Wednesday said all the candidates have already been issued admission slips.
Further information is available on the FPSC website www.fpsc.gov.pk. It said those candidates who had not received their admission slips as yet should check the website or write to the commission for inquiries. APPYour Comments
Investigations suggest students attacked by grenades
Quetta: Initial investigations into Tuesday night's blasts on the premises of Khuzdar Engineering University suggest that a man hurled three grenades on students during a function.
The function was organised by Balochistan Students Organization (BSO-Azad) to observe the Balochi Culture Day. A large number of students were present at the time of blasts.
Two students were killed and nine injured in the incident. Four seriously injured students were taken to Karachi on the directives of Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.
DIG operations Asif Ejaz Sheikh said an unidentified man who seemed to be present inside the premises hurled the grenades when students were busy in a Balochi traditional dance.
Police, quoting eyewitness, said the man who hurled grenades escaped from the scene after the explosions. Police had collected grenade pins and splinters from the site, DIG Khuzdar said, adding that footprints of the accused were also found in the area that had been preserved by experts.
The chief minister took a serious notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry, saying elements involved in the incident would be brought to justice soon.
He announced a compensation of Rs500,000 for each victim.
The chief minister directed DIG Khuzdar range to submit the report of the investigation to him as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the administration of the university has postponed examinations for an indefinite period.
Protest strike against blast
Quetta: A strike was observed in Kalat and Makran regions on Wednesday on the call of Baloch Students Organisation (Azad) to condemn Tuesday's blast on the campus of Khuzdar Engineering University in which two members of the BSO-A had died and several others injured.
BSO-A information secretary Salam Sabir said a strike was observed in Mastung, Kalat, Khuzdar, Awaran Naal, Hub, Nushki, Kharan, Mashkay and Turbat. Dawn
School's dilapidated condition
Rawalpindi: The Government Rani Girls Primary School, Tench Bhata, has only three rooms for around 220 girl students. It has no electricity and water for one-and-a-half years due to the apathy of the concerned authorities and local leadership.
The school, established on a two-marla piece of land in 1972, is in a dilapidated condition and has no toilet for students.
Classrooms have no window and when rain pours it becomes impossible for students to continue their studies due to non-availability of electricity. Teachers have to take classes on the rooftop of the school during sunny days to avail sunlight. Canteen, playground and gas connection are like a fairy tale for the school.
Headmistress Asia Begum, said that there are around 220 girls studying in the school. She said that there had been no electricity and water in the school since its establishment, but they were using electricity by getting connection from neighbouring houses. She said for the last one-and-a-half years the school has been deprived of the facility as in September 2008 Wapda authorities disconnected it during checking.
Since then the school has been without electricity and facing many problems, she said. She said that there was no toilet, particularly for students, in the school. There is no drinking water facility, therefore, students bring water in bottles from their homes.
She said that the school has three dilapidated rooms and it is very difficult to hold classes. She said that there is no gas connection, no canteen and no playground for students. She informed that students used to sit on the floor in the past but in cold weather it was quite difficult for them. She said, therefore, they collected Rs10 from every girl and bought benches for students. She said that since disconnection of the electricity they had faced severe heat of summer last year and now summer was on its way. She said the situation is irksome for students, parents and teachers equally.
The story of miseries of students does not end here as about another 150 students of the Government Public Academy Secondary School, Mughalabad have also been temporarily studying in the Government Girls Rani School, Tench Bhata, in second shift, as construction of their school was in progress.
Government Public Academy Secondary School Headmaster Ahsan Ahmed said that the concerned authorities have shifted his primary section to the school in second shift because reconstruction work in his school is in progress. He said the condition of Government Girls Rani School is very poor and there is no electricity, no water and no toilet. He said that he has written to the concerned authorities to shift his students to another school.
Executive District Officer (EDO) Education Malik Muhammad Ashraf, when contacted, admitted that students are studying in poor condition in the Tench Bhata school. He said that he has started the process of merging such schools into nearby schools. The school was in a rented building, therefore, electricity connection was disconnected. He said that he would immediately take action to merge this school into a nearby school during this month (March).
The parents and residents of Tench Bhata complained that they are sending their children to this dilapidated school because they could not afford sending them to private academic institutions. They regretted that no MNA or MPA has visited the school for knowing its condition and problems of students.
MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Ayaz, when contacted said that no one complained him about the poor condition of the school. He, however, promised to provide necessary facilities to students. The news
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