Cut-List System for HSSC exams
Rawalpindi, May 08: Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) in order to curtail the chances of cheating and fraud has introduced a Cut List System. According to the new system, the cut list is to be made available with the invigilator consisting of two photographs of the student, his roll number and group. The student appearing in the exam would be required to write his name and sign on his photo in the examination hall. This system has been introduced to curtail the practice of sending some one else to take exam in place of someone else. This system would be put in place for the HSSC exams starting today (Saturday).
Pindi to get parking plazas: To solve parking problems faced by the residents of Rawalpindi, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved construction of three parking plazas, 12 overhead bridges and signal-free roads on Friday. In the first phase, a multi-floor parking plaza would be constructed at Fawara Chowk at a cost of Rs 190m and the government has issued funds for this purpose.
PAL announces National Literary Awards 2008
Islamabad: Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) on Friday announced the National Literary Award for the year 2008 on the best literary books written during the year 2008 in Pakistani languages including Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Seraiki, Brahvi, Hindko and English and best translation work.
According to the decision of the panel, in poetry Faisal Ajmi's book "Samandar" has won Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal Award, in Urdu prose Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Khan's book "Urdu Novel Ke Hamageer Sarokar" has won Baba-i-Urdu Molvi Abdul Haq Award, in Punjabi Nazir Ahmed Kahut's book "Wahga" has won Syed Waris Shah Award, in Sindhi Murad Ali Mirza's book "Saami Sijja Warau" has won Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Award, in Pashto Farooq Sarwar's book "Sagwan" has won Khush'hall Khan Kahattak Award, in Balochi Muneer Ahmed Badeni's book "Shal-e-Gulain Bazar" has won Mast Tawakli Award. In Seraiki language Qasim Sayyal's book "Pandh Pandheero Dey" has won Khwaja Ghulam Farid Award, in Brahvi Maulana Abdul Khaliq Ababaki's book "Sher Banz" has won Taj Muhammad Tajal Award, in Hindko Sultan Sakoon's book "Dilsothey" has won 'Saeen Ahmed Ali Award, in English Maniza Naqvi's book "A Matter of Detail" has won Pitras Bukhari Award and for best translation work Parto Roheela book "Kuliyat-e-Maktoobat-e-Farsi Ghalib" has won "Muhammad Hassan Askari Award".
Rs 1,00,000 will be presented to each award winner, said PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman in a media briefing about the National Literary Awards and Academy's future plans. He said PAL would hold the Awards Distribution Ceremony on May 11 in Islamabad.
He said PAL had announced "Pas-e-Zindan Award". According to the judges best book in this regard was of Shaheed ZA Bhutto's "If I Am Assassinated". Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani's book "Chah-e-Yousaf Se Sada", Makhdoom Javed Hashmi's book "Takhta-i-Dar Kay Sai Talay", Tariq Khursheed's book "Soey-Dar - Kia Main Deshet Gard Tha", Hameed Akhtar's book "Kal Kothri", Zafar-ullah-Poshni's "Zindagi Zindan Dili Ka Naam Hai" and Habib Jalib 's book " Kuliyat-e-Habib Jalib" were also awarded prizes.
He said PAL had decided to publish a number of books under a series titled "Sufi Sanj". These books will be on Baba Bhulleh Shah, Bhagat Sordas, Bhagat Kabir, Mera Bie and Bhagti Movement, Vedanta and other Sufi poets of the Punjab to highlight Sufi Axiology and the Sufi tradition in the subcontinent.
He said video documentaries on Sufi saints and the Sufi poets of Pakistan would also be prepared to disseminate the Sufi message of tolerance, fraternity and love for the whole humanity. Daily times
Token strike continues at PIMS
Islamabad: Senior and junior doctors of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) continued their protest to demand reinstatement of the hospital's former acting executive director (ED) by observing a token strike here on Friday.
While the junior doctors boycotted their duty from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Friday being a half-day, the seniors joined them in the strike for half an hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. During the
rest of the week, the junior doctors will observe their strike from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. while the seniors will be joining them in the last half to one hour.
Patient turnout remained very thin throughout the day. The token strike is expected to continue till finalisation of the fact-finding inquiry, which is currently under progress.
There is a general impression among doctors that the inquiry committee will equally distribute a certain chunk of the blame on doctors, nurses, the former executive director and her driver, the casualty medical officer and the security guard.
The landing of the fact-finding committee's report on the desk of the prime minister is expected to be followed by appointment of a permanent executive director at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences. The news