Rawalpindi SSC Part-I composite examinations
SSC Part-I exams begin tomorrow
Rawalpindi, March 29: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(RBISE) has finalised the arrangements for holding Secondary School
Certificate (SSC) Part-I (9th) composite examinations commencing from
tomorrow (Tuesday), Controller of Examination Abdul Sattar Ramay said
on Sunday He said, a total of 369 centers have been set up for 150,000
candidates. The roll number slips have already been issued to all
candidates. The relevant offices of RBISE remained opened on Sunday to
correct the minor mistakes in roll number slips to enable all students
to participate in the examinations. The section 144 already imposed in
connection with metric examination in all centers, will continue till
the end of SSC Part-I examinations on April 13. The irrelevant peoples
are hereby advised to remain 50 yards away from the examination centre. app
"It is very tragic and horrible condition not interesting.We are discourging our new Generation.In this way our future students will leave study and find the same way to achieve any status.It is looked that this dangerous trend has been intrudused highly in our society.This trend will be very less in Judges.There must be the board supervised by a single Judge, they should verify the certificates degrees of all departments Govt and Private.The second way there must be a fair Agency where the people can secretly complain of dubious certificate and degrees holder."
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Fake degrees threaten many more high profile MPs
Islamabad: A Pandora's box has been opened after two MNAs, PPP's
Jamshed Dasti and PML-Q's Nazir Jatt, resigned after their degrees were
found to be fake in a Supreme Court case, as many more elected
representatives fear they may also fall into this ditch.
are already being raised about the future of these other dubious degree
holders and on top of the list is the incumbent president of Pakistan,
who holds a graduation degree in Economics and Business Administration
from Pedinton School, London.
This qualification of President
Asif Ali Zardari was mentioned on the official website of the Pakistan
People's Party but was removed after the general election of 2008. The
official wire service of Pakistan also mentioned his London degree when
he was elected as the president.
Many tried to locate this UK
school, but failed. While no Internet search engine could come up with
this institution, an official of the British Council said they were
also unaware of the existence of any such school. There is, though,
another school having some name resemblance with Pedinton, which is
called Pedington School but it is located in Sydney (Australia) and is
only from nursery to intermediate.
Zardari's sister Dr Azra Pechuho, instead of referring to Pedinton
School said that Asif Ali
Zardari had done his graduation from Saint Patrick's College, Karachi.
The college administration was, however, not in knowledge about
Zardari's graduation nor was his name placed on the list of
distinguished alumni as appears in that of Petaro College's alumni list.
high-profile PPP minister has also been found holding a doctorate
degree issued by a fake US university, University of Monticello,
declared to be 'fraud' by an authentic US organisation and fined by a
Although Federal Minister for Law and Justice Babar
Awan says that his degree was valid, everybody else thinks it was fake
and was wrongfully awarded by a university that was never accredited
for such degree programmes and was shut down in 2000 on charges of
The United States Educational Foundation (USEF) in
Pakistan confirmed that the said University was never allowed to offer
degree programmes, including PhD and termed the university a fraud.
This university was closed down in the year 2000 and was also fined
$1.7 million for befooling innumerable international aspirants of
different degree programmes.
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has also declared the University of Monticello as fake.
sitting MP of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q in the Punjab who has now
joined the forward bloc is also alleged to be holding a fake degree.
Mian Tariq Mehmood of Gujrat holds a graduation degree which, he
claims, he passed in 2003 but the rest of his record is dubious.
filed by him in the Lahore High Court, available with The News, state
that Mian Tariq Mehmood, son of Mian Ghulam Rasul, was born on
05-05-1955 and appeared in matriculation exam in 1971 under roll number
17,834 from the Sargodha Board but could not pass the exam.
Musharraf imposed the graduation degree condition for parliamentarians,
Mian Tariq Mehmood got his daughter elected as an MPA and he himself
got a graduation degree from the Punjab University in 2003 under roll
Interestingly, he used an intermediate result
card of a person having the same name - Tariq Mehmood, son of Ghulam
Rasul - for his graduation. The second Tariq Mehmood was born on
02-03-1978 and did his intermediate from the Gujranwala Board in 1995
under roll number 3,214. While in his admission form for his degree,
Mian Tariq Mehmood MPA mentioned that he did his intermediate from the
Gujranwala Board in 1995 under roll number 3,214. This case is being
heard by the LHC and because of the shortage of judges it could not get
Similarly, there are dozens of cases pending in the
courts challenging the degrees of MPs, especially of those who are
holding the degrees of religious institutions. One such degree holder,
Haji Nasir of the PML-N was disqualified by the LHC for holding a fake
degree of a religious school.
Two ministers of state in
Musharraf's cabinet were also caught buying fake degrees from
internet-based universities. The degree of ex-senator Pari Gul Agha was
also questioned by the media but no one challenged it and the lady
walked away after completing her term and contributing her role in
passing the infamous 17th Amendment.
Apart from the degrees,
there is an MPA, who caused the biggest Hepatitis outbreak in the US
history and was sued by over 100 victims in Nebraska, who were paid
millions of dollars in out-of-court settlements. He even lost his
medical licence in the State of New York but continued to be the
minister of Health in the Punjab from 2002 to 2007.
Dr Tahir Ali
Javed has now been elected as MPA from Narowal once again in 2008 polls
and is in the forward bloc supporting the PML-N.
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Staff officer of ousted RMC principal transferred
Rawalpindi: The provincial health ministry removed a senior
medical officer of Benazir Bhutto Hospital Dr Shahzad Ahmed from his
post who had been serving as staff officer of the ousted RMC and Allied
Hospitals' Principal Professor Mohammad Mussadiq Khan.
Saturday, some 11 days after the transfer of Dr Mussadiq, the BBH chief
Dr Asif Qadir Mir was asked verbally to relieve Dr Shahzad. "I have
been asked by the office of provincial health secretary to relieve Dr
Shahzad Ahmed," said Dr Mir on Sunday.
said that the health department conveyed to him that the written
transfer order of Dr Shahzad would be provided to his office on Monday
(today). He, however, could not tell the reason behind immediate
transfer of Dr Shahzad who has been asked to report to secretary
health. Dr Shahzad who has posting as senior medical officer at BBH had
been serving as staff officer at the RMC Principal office with Dr
Mussadiq who was removed from his post on March 15 with immediate
effect and made OSD after an inquiry by a Special Task Force of
Administrative Efficiencies at Chief Minister's Secretariat conducted
into a number of corruption cases reported at RMC and allied hospitals
within past few months.
Within past six months, a number of
corruption cases involving fake documentation at the RMC and allied
hospitals have been reported including submission of fake and bogus
certificate by Dr Bilal Muhammad Khan son of Dr Mussadiq regarding
house job to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council for permanent
registration, appointments of fake doctors and illegal appointments at
allied hospitals and fraudulent cases to have money from Bait-ul-Mal at
Many health experts at allied hospitals believe that
the transfer of Dr Shahzad is in result of the recommendations of the
same inquiry in result of which Dr Mussadiq had been removed from his
post. "I am, however, unable to say at the moment that Dr Shahzad's
transfer has any relation with transfer of Dr Mussadiq or not," said Dr
Mir while responding to a query.
Meanwhile, Additional Medical
Superintendent (Works and Services) at the BBH Dr Shahid Raza Butt has
also been transferred from his post and his services have been given to
Director Health Services, Rawalpindi Division. "I think his transfer is
a routine case as Dr Butt has served at BBH for more than five years,"
said Dr Mir and added that Dr Rafiq Ahmed would be replacing Dr Shahid
Butt. The news
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HEC-FAD trains financial aid offices staff
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission-Financial Aid and Development (HEC-FAD) programme funded by
the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is financially
assisting Higher Education Commission (HEC) and 11 partner Pakistani
universities by setting up financial aid and development offices at
each partner university and HEC, said a press release issued here on
In order to impart training to the newly recruited
financial aid offfice's staff, the HEC-FAD programme sponsored a
three-day intensive training this week to improve their understanding
of strategic and operational planning components.
during the training was acquainted with the concepts of students'
scholarships and loan opportunities. They also acquired the skills to
establish partnerships with the private sector to support education for
Pakistan's bright future. They also learned fundamentals of career
counseling for students. Daily times
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AMC parliamentary debate on media freedom
While serving the nation by producing well-trained men and women for
the medical profession, the Army Medical College (AMC) also keeps in
mind the intellectual needs of its students by organising debates and
discussions on a regular basis. These give a chance to the students to
showcase their talent on a different level than that of medical
One of the popular extra-curricular activities
that has become a regular feature is debating and both English and Urdu
debates are held in which senior students participate with great
enthusiasm. Keeping to this tradition, the authorities, under the aegis
of Dr Lt Col Khadija Qamar, organised the annual English Inter-Company
Parliamentary Debate titled 'This house is in favour of media freedom
and independence'. An interesting aspect of the debate was that the
participants were given only an hour to prepare the subject matter -
"to make them think and test their knowledge," said Dr Khadija.
auditorium of the AMC was abuzz with the sound of voices from both
sides of the nearly full hall, girls and boys seated separately - there
was a palpable excitement to be felt. An immediate hush fell, as the
moderators of the event - Nabil Tahir and Faran Hamid - took their
places on stage exactly at the scheduled time of 9.30am - something
that does not occur in most events/functions and shows, the discipline
with which the institution is run. After welcoming everyone, Nabil
announced the arrival of the chief guest, Head of Department Prof
Brigadier Mazhar Hussain, who was received with cheers and applause.
this, the judges were introduced - columnist and author Brig (r) Asif
Haroon, Lecturer CB College Mrs Samina Bokhari, and social columnist
Ishrat Hyatt - the rules and regulations were read out, stipulating
that participants, who were selected from different companies, had one
minute for introduction, three for answering questions and one for
concluding remarks. The 'For' team was composed of Hasan, Jawaid, Saba,
Hamad and Sanniya, while Sadeem, Mammon, Hafsa, Aquib, Bilal and Sadaf
made up the 'Against' team.
The topic was hotly debated but in
conclusion, the 'Against' team won by an overwhelming majority and the
trophy was captured by Ayesha Company - a hands down girls win, with
Hafsa winning the first prize from the 'against' side and Saba being
awarded the second prize from the 'For' team.
response was very enthusiastic, both for the speakers as well as for
the motion and the views expressed by them. It was interesting to note
that the 'Against' team objected strongly to irresponsible reporting by
the media, which hurt the sentiments of victims - those who suffer an
invasion of their private life - and also the repetition of gory scenes
and irrelevant 'breaking news' stories - very similar to the views
expressed by participants of the 'youth parliament' held recently.
the results were being compiled, talented students - sadly, only boys,
the girls it seems were too shy - recited verse and passed humorous
comments for the entertainment of the audience and they too were
enthusiastically cheered and applauded.
It was an interesting
event and proves our young people have talent and if they have the will
to make it so, Pakistan can be ranked among the progressive countries
of the world.
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PAL to hold festival
Islamabad: Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) plans to organise an
international conference titled 'Literary and Culture Festival 2011' in
Eminent international personalities from the field
of literature and culture would participate in the conference and hold
debates on the role of literature and culture towards promoting peace
in the world.
PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman stated this at a press
briefing on Friday while addressing the media about the successful
celebration of the recently held international conference on 'Sufism
and Peace' and the future plans of PAL.
Sharing the success
story of 'Sufism and Peace conference', Fakhar Zaman said that the main
objective of this conference was to demonstrate the soft image of
Pakistan. The foreign delegates participating in the conference left
with a fresh vision of the true image of Pakistan and would write about
it in papers and journals of their respective countries, which would
help counter the false propagation and misconceptions about Pakistan,
he added. The importance given to the conference by local and foreign
media coverage speaks about the success of the conference in which
about 80 intellectuals, writers, and poets participated from 35
different countries around the world along with over 200 literati from
He said that on the prestigious occasion of
international conference, Pakistan Academy of Letters had announced
some publications, Mystic Poets of Pakistan (Pakistan 'kay Sufi
Shuaa'ra' in Urdu, Chinese, English, Spanish, and French), 'Pakistani
literature' (Chinese and Arabic), 'Resistant Literature' (Urdu part
1&2), Writers Directory, 'Khushboo ki Shahadat' , 'Bhutto Trail V
part 1&2', 'Shaheed Benazir Bhutto (English 2nd edition),
'International Conference 1995', 'In the Defense of Peace, Poetry and
Culture', 'Ban Lifted after 18 Years from Fakhar Zaman's 4 Books',
'Resistance Literature', 'Delegates profile' and 'Delegates Hand Book'.
Briefing about future projects and plans of PAL, Fakhar Zaman
said that along with preparing for International Literary and Cultural
Festival 2011, PAL is also working on the establishment of Literary TV
channel and FM channel, a mega project to boost litro-cultural
activities in Pakistan. He said that the project is to be completed in
next three months.
Fakhar Zaman also informed that PAL has
decided to celebrate 2011 as the Year of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. In this
regard, on February 13, 2011, on the birthday of Faiz, a national
conference would be organised.
PAL has also started the
construction of Faiz Ahmed Faiz Auditorium within its premises, which
is going to be completed very soon. He said that PAL is also organising
'Sufi conferences' in provincial capitals, in which the papers will be
presented on the Sufi poets of Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman also said that
PAL would soon start writers exchange programme with other countries.
The latest development in this regard is this that on the occasion of
international conference on Sufism and Peace, PAL has decided to start
writers exchange programme with Sweden, Austria, Italy, Morocco,
Algeria, Nepal, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan. He said that under the
umbrella of Pakistan Academy of Letters special numbers on Faiz Ahmed
Faiz, Ahmed Faraz, Munir Niazi and Amrta Preetam of its quarterly
journal 'Adbiyat' have been published, which received immense
appreciation from around the world.
He said that PAL in its
publication projects had decided that it would publish separate books
on the literature of Pakistan's regional languages since 1947-2008.
This project has been completed and the selections on the poetry and
prose of Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto, Balochi, Barahvi, Saraiki,
Shina, Balti, Khawar and Gujrati languages, have already been
Fakhar Zaman further said that PAL's future
publication project includes "Translating Pakistani and International
Literature". Academy is managing the translations of different
countries' literature along with Pakistani literature of different
This is one of the major projects of academy, on
which we have started working, so that Pakistani literature may get its
presentation and achieve its status abroad in a better way, and
Pakistani writers may get benefit from international literature, he
He also informed that PAL is also planning a new
project of children's literature and writers, as very little work has
been done in this regard. In this project, we have included the books
on children's literature writers, children magazine, the publication of
children's classic literature, and conferences & seminars on
children's literature. First step in this effort is to recognise the
work of Pakistani writers including Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto, Balochi,
Brahvi, Saraiki, Hindko and Northern areas languages. Pakistan Academy
of Letters will support and encourage these writers by presenting
awards for their work. The news
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