SPSC result for the post of Assistant
Hyderabad, May 04: The Sindh Public Service Commission has issued names of 37 successful candidates interviewed by the Commission for the post of Assistant (BPS-14) under the provincial Works and Services Department in November 2010.
It has recommended their names for appointment against the said post. Dawn
Balochistan educational institutions, hospitals to have one weekly off
Quetta: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has withdrawn the weekly off on Saturdays in educational institutions and hospitals in the province. He announced this on Monday during the Balochistan Assembly session in response to a point of order raised by Balochistan Minister for Irrigation Sardar Aslam Bizenjo.
The minister had pointed out that the federal government had decided to observe two holidays in a week in a bid to save energy. But as there was no electricity in the province, except a few big cities, and majority of schools were without electricity, the restriction would not have any affect on conservation and, instead, would harm the teaching process, he said.
On this, the chief minister declared that there would be just one holiday in a week, i.e. on Sunday, in the educational institutions and hospitals of the province. Raisani also announced to consider the enhancement of the educational scholarships of the students of the schools and colleges of the province on priority basis.
Minister for Finance Mir Asim Kurd Gailo presented before the House the audit report for the accounts of the provincial government for the financial year 2009-10 as well as the audit report of the provincial government's fiscal receipts for the year.
FUUAST National Seminar on Environment
Karachi: The government had initiated a plan to develop a mass transit system, said Environment Secretary Mir Hussain Ali, while speaking on Monday at a three-day "National Seminar on Environment" at the Federal Urdu University of Arts and Sciences (FUUAST).
Dispelling the notion that the government was dragging its feet on the issue of environmental degradation and doing nothing, he said that plans had also been drawn up for the installation of treatment plants in industrial areas and improving the sewerage system.
FUUAST Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Qaiser pointed out that Pakistan had about 6,000 species of plants but 14 per cent of them had already become extinct, and more will follow if care was not taken.
"Educational institutions contribute to the environmental awareness by organising seminars and workshops while media can use its power to highlight the problem", said Dr Qaiser. More than 40 environment experts are attending the seminar and they will present their research papers on various topics related to the environment. The news
Water testing lab opens in LUMHS
Hyderabad: The chairman, Higher Education Commission, Dr Javed Laghari, inaugurated water testing laboratory at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences here on Monday.
Vice Chancellor of LUMHS Professor Noshad Ahmed Shaikh briefed the HEC chairman. He said that through this water testing laboratory, mobile teams would be sent to all parts of Sindh for water testing and reports would be made available without any delay. He said the people would also be educated with regards to safe drinking water.
He said university had organised a number of medical camps in different villages to provide free vaccine against hepatitis and other diseases. He said the ratio of girl students in the university was 70 per cent adding that two more girls hostels would be completed during the current year.
He said with the cooperation of the HEC, a separate teaching hospital would also be established in the university.
Dr Javed Laghari said that the HEC was making all out efforts to establish universities in each district of the country to provide equal higher education opportunities to the youth. Dawn