Reopening of NWFP educational institutions
Peshawar, Nov 1: The NWFP government Saturday announced reopening of all educational institutions across the province from November 2 after remaining closed for the last two weeks due to rise in terror incidents.
All schools, colleges and universities were closed for a week across the country after two suicide blasts in International Islamic University Islamabad on October 20. However, in other provinces of the country the education institutions were reopened after one week, while the NWFP government extended the closure of schools and colleges for another week due to precarious security situation.
The educational institutions under the federal board in Peshawar and other districts of the province had reopened on October 26.
Provincial Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the decision of reopening of educational institutions was made in the light of reports of the committee headed by him and constituted by NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti.
New security plan for Peshawar, Hazara schools
Peshawar: A new plan has been devised for the security schools in Peshawar.
DCO Peshawar Sahibzada Muhammad Anees said a new security plan has been chalked out for the schools under which private security guards and police will together perform the responsibility of safeguarding the schools. He said no vehicle will be allowed parking inside or outside the schools' premises.
The administrators of schools and colleges in Hazara have been asked to hire the services of ex-army personnel for the security of the students.
Sources said the commissioner Hazara has sent letters to district coordination officers of all five districts of Hazara to boost security of public and private educational institutions when they reopen on November 2.
Meanwhile, the DCO Mansehra in a meeting asked the principals and administrators of schools and colleges to be more vigilant in the wake of increasing incidents of terrorism and militancy. The DCO said that though law enforcement agencies had been put on high alert in the district but it was impossible to depute policeman in every school and college.
Margalla College admin received terror threats
Islamabad: The management of FG Margalla College for Women, F-7/4, received anonymous threats of attacks on the faculty and the movement of suspicious people along side the back gate of the college is adding to the miseries of the already fear-stricken students and teachers.
According to reliable sources, the faculty staff of the College is receiving threats that have created great sense of insecurity and fear among the students and staff. It has been leant that the outer walls of the college, especially boundary walls of the backside, needed uplift. Sources informed that a madrassa named "Jamia Qasamia" situated on the backside of the college is also one of the main reasons of panic among the students and the staff.
Furthermore, sources maintained that despite it that the government had directed the security agencies and departments concerned to take immediate steps to ensure security in the educational institutions but, so far, no security measure had been taken. It is to be mentioned here that the sources also said that fear had also griped students of the University of Wah, situated at Wah cantt.
Most of the students of the said university complained that at a time when all government and private schools, colleges and universities had been closed throughout the country because of security situation after twin suicide blasts at International Islamic University Islamabad, their administration was not closing down their university.
They said that the university was situated nearby two military-run educational institutions and the security measures that have been provided to them were not enough. They said that the university administration must arrange enough security measures for them or closed down their institute temporarily for security reasons. The nationYour Comments
Ceremony of student council
Islamabad: Women urged to play their active role in national prosperity and stand firm to face all kinds of challenges. These views were expressed by Director General Federal Directorate of Education Shaista Peerzad while addressing oath taking ceremony of student council at Federal Government Margalla College for Women F-7/4, on Saturday. Anam Zafar took oath as President of the council, Mahrukh Chaudhry as Vice president, Hafza Shabir as General Secretary and Muneeba Khalid as Joint Secretary. The chief guest Shaista Peerzada administered oath and distributed badges among 54 newly elected members of the students council.
Quran Khawani for IIUI blast victims
Islamabad: The female students of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) hold Quran Khawani for martyred students here on Saturday. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President (A&F) IIUI and a number of female teachers, students and employees participated in the Quran khawani and prayed for the departed souls.
All Pakistan Home Economics competitions held
Rawalpindi: A creative display of arts and crafts was witnessed at the All Pakistan Home Economics Competitions 2009, held under the auspices of FGEI/CG at the Home Economics Department of FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road.
Director FGEI/CG Brigadier Raheel Ashraf and his wife Begum Sadia Raheel were the chief guests at the event that comprised of various competitions in which students tried their hands at fresh and dry flower arrangement, salad making card making, and embroidery.
In the fresh flower arrangement competition, the students came up with beautiful arrangements by using a variety of fresh flowers including roses, gerberas, sunflowers, carnations, etc. Accessories like candles, shells, embroidered napkins and beads were also used for the presentation. In the dry flower arrangement ccategoty, students were asked to create a corner display for which they used a variety of dried flowers along with fancy utensils and bottles.
In the salad competition, the students' culinary expertise was judged on the basis of the inclusion of all food groups, presentation and taste of the dish prepared. Table setting with plates, spoons and forks, and different accessories were used for the display. While in the embroidery competition, the students had beautified kitchen aprons with laces and embroidery.
Brigadier Raheel Ashraf appreciated the efforts of the students and advised the staff members to set their goals and objectives. He said the teachers have to fulfil a big responsibility of grooming the students and they should be aware of the prestigious position they enjoy in society.
According to the judges decision, the first prize in the salad competition was given to Sidra Razzaq of FG Postgraduate College Wah Cantt, Nayab Altaf of the host college came second while the third position was achieved by Saba Omar of FG Degree College Kharian Cantt.
In the embroidery competition, Ammara Arshad of the host college was declared first, Sonia Jaffar of FG College for Women Abid Majeed Road was declared second while Pakeeza Rabbani of FG Postgraduate College Wah Cantt came third.
In the category of dry flower arrangement, the first prize was awarded to Mahwish Batool of the host college, second prize was given to Nida Khan of FG Postgraduate College Wah Cantt and Maria Akram of FG Degree College Kharian Cantt got the third prize.
While in the fresh flower competition, the first place was won by Minal Iqbal of the host college while Zunera Noor of FG College for Women Abid Majeed Road came second.
In the card making competition, the first prize was given to Shiza Shahid of the host college, second was won by Zunera Muzaffar of FG Degree College Kharian Cantt and the third prize was given to Ambreen Qureshi of FG Post Graduate College Wah Cantt.
Science exhibition held
Islamabad: President Private Schools Network (PSN) Dr. Mohammad Afzal Babar at an exhibition emphasised on the role of research in science, terming it essential to make the country progressive. The science exhibition was arranged by the students of Karlot College who displayed innovative work and received wide appreciation.
Afzal Babar said the students of the college have served the national interest by arranging such innovative exhibition. It is unfortunate that students are more inclined toward route learning keeping aside the practical approach in studies, he said.
Although it is the duty of state to promote science education among the students but every individual, teachers and educationist must fulfill their responsibility by working for the progress in the field of science and research, Afzal Babar said. The news
BISE secretary injured in Quetta firing
Quetta: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Secretary Hamid Mehmood was seriously injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him in Quetta on Saturday. Quetta police said Mehmood was on his way to work with his driver around 10am when gunmen, riding two motorbikes, fired at his car.
The secretary was shot in the head, however, his driver escaped injuries. Mehmood was taken to BMC hospital, but moved to the federal capital in a chartered plane when his condition worsened. Doctors say his condition is still critical. Meanwhile, a man, claiming to be a representative of the Baloch Liberation United Front (BLUF), telephoned a local TV channel office and claimed responsibility for the attack. app
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