Summer vacation to start on June 1
Rawalpindi, May 26: The summer vacation in all schools and colleges under the Punjab government would be from June 1 to August 14. While the Federal Government Educational Institutions Cantonment & Garrison would remain closed from June 6 to August 15 in regard of summer vacation. The educational institutions under the federal government would close from June 23 however if heat wave increases then the summer vacation is expected to start early. The news
Degrees of 840 MPs given to HEC for verification
Islamabad: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education on Tuesday handed over 840 degrees of parliamentarians to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for verification.
The standing committee's meeting was chaired by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Abid Sher Ali and attended by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, HEC Chairman Javaid Laghari, HEC Executive Director Sohail Naqvi, vice chancellors of different universities, officials of HEC and representatives of different ministries.
Abid Sher Ali said that out of 1170 MNAs and MPAs, the degrees of 840 parliamentarians have been sent to the HEC for verification. He said that the reports of the commission would be made public and sent to heads of different political parties as well. National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Rector Brigadier (r) Aziz Ahmed Khan gave a detailed briefing to the committee regarding the working of the university. The committee unanimously condemned the thrashing of NUML Professor Tahir Naeem Malik by the university Registrar Brigadier Ranjha.
The committee asked the rector to withdraw the show cause notice issued to Tahir Naeem Malik, who has been continuously harassed and threatened by the NUML administration. The committee also took serious notice of the violations of rules in appointing the administrative and academic staff. appYour Comments
Literary Awards 2008 tomorrow
Islamabad: Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) is holding National Literary Awards 2008 distribution ceremony tomorrow (Thursday) at National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE).
Advisor to Prime Minister on Education Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali will preside over the ceremony. Daily times
QAU organises cultural concert
Islamabad: Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) organised a cultural concert here on Tuesday. Students from all five provinces studying in the university presented their cultural dances and songs. Students of Panjab Council presented "Bhangra" and "Mahiya" as their cultural dance and folklore. Students of Mehran Council played "Jammalu" and Sindhi dance wearing "Ajrak" and "Sindhi Topi" as their Sindhi cultural dress. Students of Baloch Council presented "Tritin" wearing long shalwars and Balouchi turban as their cultural dress. Students of Pashtun Council danced "Atan" wearing Pashtun round woolen capes. Students from Gligit-Balidistan also participated in the concert wearing their cultural dresses and singing songs. The students of MBA Department, QAU arranged the concert and they invited "Mehrang Band", which also performed in the concert. Such concerts would make students aware of the cultural diversity of different communities living in Pakistan and create cultural harmony and understanding, said Manzoor Bhelar an MSc student. app
Quetta: The academic qualifications of Provincial Minister for Industries Syed Ehsan Shah have been challenged in the Balochistan High Court (BHC), learnt on Tuesday.
Balochistan National Party (BNP) Provincial President Dr Yasin Baloch had filed a petition in the BHC claiming that Shah possessed a fake degree, therefore he was not qualified to represent his political constituents from Kech Valley, Makran.
Baloch had fought an electoral battle against Shah in the 2002 general elections. During the first unofficial counts of the votes, Dr Yasin was declared as the winner. However, Shah filed an application with the Election Commission demanding a recounting of the polled votes. Daily times