Sabahat, enjoys full confidence of Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvaiz Kayani
Islamabad, May 09: Another retired military general is expected to be inducted at the prestigious position of Chairman Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) shortly.
Lt-Gen (retd) Syed Sabahat Hussain may get the FPSC chairman position that is lying vacant since Lt-Gen (retd) Shahid Hamid completed his three-year term last March 30, official sources said on Friday.
Sabahat, who retired on May 5, 2009 while holding the position of Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF), enjoys full confidence of Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvaiz Kayani.
The sources said the purpose behind keeping the seat vacant for over a month is the retirement of Gen Sabahat from the Pakistan Army. The constitutional post should have been filled from the very next day after its former chairmen ended his term, sources said while referring to the provisions of the Constitution.
I have not been conveyed either by Presidency, Prime Minister Secretariat or a relevant authority whether I am being appointed as chairman FPSC or not, said Gen Sabahat when this correspondent contacted him.
Official sources both at the FPSC and Establishment Division however insisted that a formal notification in this regard may be issued within a couple of days. The president, being the appointing authority, has given approval in principle and the things are expected to be formalised shortly after Zardari's return from the US visit, they added. The position of FPSC chairman has been held previously by Lt-Gen (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kiani and Lt-Gen (retd) Shahid Hamid.
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Punjab University announced BS, BSc & Diploma results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of various examinations on Friday. These exams include BS Computer Science, Second year, 1st Annual Examination 2008, BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, second year and third year, 1st Annual Examination 2008, Diploma in Clinical Pathology, Supplementary Examination 2006, Diploma in Medical Radiology Therapeutics, Part-II, Supplementary Examination 2007 & Annual Examination 2008 and Diploma in Laryngology and Otology, Part-II, Annual Examination 2007 & Annual Examination 2008. Detailed results are available onPU website www.pu.edu.p. The News
Punjab University awarded PhD degree
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to Hassan Madni and Samina Saadia. Hasan Madni S/o Abdul Rehman Madni got PhD degree in the subject of Islamic Studies after approval of his research thesis entitled "Nabi Kareem (PBUH) ke adalti faislae". He completed his thesis under the supervision of Punjab University Department of Islamic Studies Chairman Prof Dr Shabbir Ahmad Mansoori.Samina Saadia D/o Umer Hayat got PhD degree in the subject of Islamic Studies after approval of her research thesis entitled "Imam Qastailani Ahmed bin Muhammad Behaysiyat Seerat Nigar". She completed her thesis under the supervision of Government College Lahore University Department of Arabic Former Head Prof Dr Khurshid ul Hasan Rizvi. F.P. Report
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GCU lecture series ends with look at financial crisis
Lahore: The concluding day of a series of lectures on various issues of macroeconomics ended on Friday with a look at the present financial crisis and its origins and prospects.
Hosted by the Government College University Economics Department, the four-day series of lectures was delivered by Professor Roy Grieve of the University of Strathclyde Glasgow UK, who is currently visiting GCU, Lahore under the GCU-Strathclyde University, Higher Education Commission and British Council Higher Education Link Programme (Phase II). During the discussion, Grieve questioned whether the sudden panic in the economic world could herald a return to the principles of Keynesian economics. John Keynes advocated interventionist government policy by which the government would use fiscal and monetary measures to mitigate the adverse effects of economic recessions, depressions and booms.
Earlier, during the previous three lectures, Grieve covered a diverse range of topics related to macroeconomics, focusing on the subject in light of Classical, Neoclassical, and Keynesian Perspectives. He also highlighted the different dimensions of New Classical and New Keynesian Economics. The four-day series of lectures was attended by a large number of graduate and postgraduate students of the GCU; the Kinnaird College for Women; the Government College for Women Chuna Mandi; and various other educational institutions of Lahore.
Following his last lecture, the British professor called on GCU Vice-Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab at Vice Chancellor Committee Room of the varsity. On the occasion, Dr Aftab congratulated Professor Grieve on the successful completion of the lecture series. He said the lectures had been very insightful and highly rewarding for students of macroeconomics. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean Dr Khalid Pervaiz, Department of Economics Chairman Asif Saeed and Academic Planning and External Links Director Fouzia Shaheen were also present at the meeting.
Academic circles have acclaimed Professor Grieve's visit, saying it was a great move for the GCU to invite a foreign scholar to Pakistan at a time when most foreign teachers were reluctant to visit the nation. They said the macroeconomics professor's visit would help dispel the impression that the country was not safe for scholars and encourage similar interactions and exchanges between educational institutions of Lahore and the rest of the world. Daily Times
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10,000 teachers 'to be trained in educational management'
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani has said that about 10,000 teachers would be given training in the field of educational management and monitoring with the support of US ED-Link Project.
The minister said this while talking to a delegation of US Ed- Link Project during a briefing given by the delegation to minister for Education on the working of Ed-Link Project in Pakistan here Friday.
The minister said that the government was giving top priority to education and efforts are being made for improvement of educational standards and facilities across country.
The minister was briefed
that Ed-Link Project is in progress in all the four provinces, Islamabad Capital Territory and Fata.
The Ed-Link Project aims at training 10,000 teachers in the field of educational management and monitoring.
Under Ed-Link Project a total 52 students including 26 male and 26 female will be sent to USA for training this year, the delegation informed the Minister.
US Ed-Link Programme will also set up 70 Science Clubs and it will also establish 5 Model Science Labs in Islamabad.
The Ed-Link has already established tent schools for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and have accommodated 12,000 students in these tent schools.Your Comments
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School warned against co-education
Karak: Taliban have warned the administration of Government High School Khojaki Killay to end the co-education system within a week or face the consequences.
The principal of the school, Nazeer Khan, told reporters here Friday that he had received a letter from the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Waziristan and Karak chapters, that the co-education in the school was against the teachings and spirit of Islam and that they were fighting against all those who were working against the teachings of Islam.
"End the co-education in the school within one week or face the consequences," the principal quoted the letter as saying. He said he had apprised the executive district officer (EDO-Education) Muhammad Iqbal about the entire situation and also sent a copy of the letter to DCO Muhammad Ajmal and District Police Officer Sajid Ahmad Khan Mohmand.
At least 150 girls were enrolled in the school, he said, adding that he had called a meeting of parents and briefed them regarding the entire situation. He said he asked them to admit their daughters to girl high schools with the stipulated time.
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Tanzim-e-Asatiza wins UET syndicate polls
Peshawar: The panel of Tanzim-e-Asatiza carried the day in election for four members of the syndicate of NWFP University of Engineering and Technology here the other day.
Dr Noor Mohammad of Mining Engineering Department and Engr Naeem Khattak of Mechanical Engineering Department emerged victorious for the categories of professor and associate professor, respectively. Dr Noor bagged 19 out of the total 25 ballots against the five of his rival candidate. Before this, he represented the teaching faculty in various teaching categories in previous syndicate sessions.
In addition, he has been deputed on important assignments as coordinator Mardan campus, director postgraduate studies and chairman of Mining Engineering Department. Currently, he is involved in teaching and research at Mining Engineering Department. Engr Naeem Khattak has done MS in technology management from the UK and has 20-year experience of research in the related field. The News
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