Education and health projects in rural areas
Rs59 million for 10 schools in rural areas
Islamabad, Oct 21: A number of development projects, including those relating
to education and health, are being launched in rural areas of the
capital under the Islamabad Development Package.
Commissioner Fazeel Asghar stated this while chairing a meeting here on
Tuesday to review the progress of ongoing projects in rural areas.
meeting was informed that an amount of Rs59.894 million has been
allocated for repair and maintenance of ten school buildings. The
officials of the local government and rural department of the ICT were
asked to prepare the estimates of the project.
The meeting was
informed that 14 development schemes relating to construction and
repair of roads, water supply schemes and pavements of streets
involving a cost of Rs33.765 million has been completed while work on
31 schemes is in progress. So far an amount of Rs61.286 million has
been spent on these 31 schemes.
The district health officer
was asked to ensure immediate recruitment of doctors and other staff
for three mobile dispensaries and launch the mobile service in rural
areas immediately and identify basic health units and rural health
centres there for renovation and upgradation of facilities. The news
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Malik summoned meeting with heads of educational institutions
Islamabad: In the wake of suicide attacks in Islamic International
University (IIUI), the Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has
summoned a meeting with the heads of all educational institutions
located in the Federal Capital. The purpose of the meeting is to beef
up the security of the educational institutions in collaboration with
the administrations of the institutions, he told media persons here on
Tuesday after a visit to IIUI.
He said the meeting will also
determine the level of threats received to different educational
institutions, adding, "we have already informed about the security
threats to education institutions but they were operating at their own.He said the suicide attacks in
IIUI was due to security lapse on behalf of the security staff of the
university, adding that a university's security guard deployed outside
the female campus saw the suicide bomber when he was entering the
But the security guard did not
stop the entry of suicide bomber while considering him an employee, he
said adding the investigation is underway and the culprits would soon
be brought to justice.Replying to a question, he said, "the education
institutions could be closed down if we consider it necessary."The Minister said the country was
in the state of war and the extremists want to destabilize the country
with such desperate attacks. "They (terrorists) should know that such
desperate attacks cannot deter the government resolve to fight out
terrorism," he added.The Minister said the suicide attacks occurred
outside Islamabad and ordered the enhancement of the zonal security.He further said the terrorist
attacks at the Islamic University have proved that they, the
terrorists, were neither the well wishers of Islam or Pakistan.To another question, he said all
the Afghan Imams (clerics) are advised to voluntarily leave the
country and Madaris if they do not want to harm the sanctity of
He appreciated the students of Punjab university for supporting
Army's operation against terrorists in South Waziristan.He said that he would soon unveil
a new security plan, under which community policing would be promoted
to cope with terrorism and extremism.Earlier, he visited the new campus
of International Islamic University, where two suicide attacks killed
six persons injuring more than 15 others. He also visited PIMS and
inquire after the injured of the blasts and prayed for their early recovery. app
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Teachers' role reassessed in current scenario
Islamabad: The teaching profession is considered in Islam to be on the highest
rank of nobility, as teachers are responsible for imparting education
and knowledge to those around them.
Teachers need to play a
serious role in the current situation in order to lead children to the
right path. Teachers must be given due importance and motivation in
order to help children in character building. It's high time that
teachers must prepare children for a peaceful tomorrow.
regard, The City School Zone VII Northern Region has developed many
training programmes to provide teachers to be acquainted with the
tools, mentors and hands on experience they need to be professionally
trained. Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the
most important school related factor influencing student achievement.
The City School train and support both teachers and educators, in order
to meet the challenges faced by the students of today in terms of
To give due acknowledgement and appreciation to
the teachers of their hardwork, a get-together was organized by the
Regional Academic Coordinator Itrat Rubab. The programme consisted of
beautiful displays, skits, songs and interesting games for the teachers
followed by the dinner.
While addressing the teachers, Itrat
Rubab said that we all know that teachers' role is mandatory for
students because she has the responsibility of grooming the children
along with parents. We should be proud to be affiliated with such a
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Chinese team visited NUML
Islamabad: A five-member team from Hanban, China, visited the National University
of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Tuesday, says a press release.
is a department in the Chinese Ministry of Education, which works for
promotion of Chinese language. Dr Hu Zhiping, director general of
Hanban, led the team.
During their stay in the university,
members of the Chinese team and members of the Council of Confucius
Institute at NUML discussed the development plan of the institute.
Confucius Institute at NUML has been recently ranked in third position
worldwide out of the total of around 400 institutes. This ranking is
based upon the academic and administrative achievements.
the members of the Chinese delegation visited the Confucius Institute,
Sports Gymnasium, Faculty Hostel and Central Library.
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PAL announced Kamal-e-Fun Award 2008
Islamabad: Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has announced to confer
Kamal-e-Fun Award for the year 2008 to the progressive writer and
intellectual from Balochistan, Abdullah Jan Jamaldeni.
Chairman Fakhar Zaman said that Abdullah Jan Jamaldeni is one of the
major writers of Balochistan and it is the first time that PAL has
given this award to any writer from Balochistan.
poets and progressive intellectuals from all over the country welcomed
PAL's decision and congratulated Abdullah Jan Jamaldeni.
Zaman added that it is also an honour for PAL that it awarded a
progressive intellectual and writer of a calibre and status of Abdullah
"The progressive writer did a great work for the
promotion of culture and language in Balochistan and bringing the
Pakistani languages close to each other," he said.
Jamaldeni was born on May 8, 1922 in Noshaki District Chaghi among his
books 'Lut Khana', 'Margwameena', 'Lenon Ki Kitaab' and 'Balochistan
Main Sardari Qabaili Nizaam ka Siyasi Pas Manzar' are the major ones.
panel which took decision regarding the award included Dr. Mohammad Ali
Siddiqui, Dr. Fahmida Hussain, Mohammad Ayub Baloch, Masood Ashar,
Saleem Raaz and Afzal Ahsan Randhawa.
The Kamal-e-Fun award is
worth of Rs500,000 and is given annually to Pakistani writers and
intellectual in recognition of their life long literary achievements.
The literary personalities who have been conferred this award include
Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, Intezar Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmed Yousafi, Ahmed
Faraz, Shaukat Siddiqui, Munir Niazi, Ada Jaffery, Sabho Giyan
Chandani, Dr. Nabi Bakhsh Khan Baloch and Ajamal Khattak. The news
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