FBISE announced results for SSC supplementary exams
Islamabad, Oct 20: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Monday announced results for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) supplementary exams for which the pass percentage remained 50.55. According to FBISE statistics, 3698 students of the total 7,345 cleared all the papers.
The total ex-private candidates appeared in the supplementary exam include 4,742 boys and 2,603 girls students. In Science group, 4,711 appeared in the supplementary exam among which 2,654 were declared pass with the percentage of 56.62. In Humanities group, 2634 candidates including 1,042 boys and 1,592 girls appeared and 1,044 of total candidates passed all the paper for which the percentage was 39.71. The result cards of ex-private candidates are being sent on the addresses given in the admission forms of the students and the result cards of the candidates belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan are being sent to sub-office Gilgit.
While, the result intimation cards of overseas candidates would be sent to the heads of the institutions from where they appeared. This year eight unfair means cases were reported for which a judicious procedure was adopted. The result is also available on website www.fbise.edu.pk or the students can SMS in the format of: FB[roll number] on unified code 5050.
Terror threat forces closure of education institutions
Islamabad: Fear gripped the dwellers of the twin-cities on Monday as the parents avoided sending their children to schools while most of the educational institutions remained closed due to the fear of any terrorist incident.
Meanwhile, the police high-ups circulated an alert message among policemen, asking them to be on guard while performing their duties. Intelligence sources said some vague information had been received that a group of militants would try to hijack a school bus of the UK or US educational institutions and take it to the NWFP to negotiate the release of their aides from the custody of law-enforcing agencies. The sources said a couple of educational institutions had received such threats too.
Following the information, heavy contingents of uniformed and plain-clothed police personnel were deployed around marked school to counter such threats, the sources said.
Meanwhile, the crackdown against the miscreants continued in the twin cities and the law enforcing agencies detained over 50 suspects during the operation, recovering firearms from their custody, the police said.
The Rawalpindi police conducted a search operation in and around Westridge and detained 83 suspicious people from different localities, the police said, adding that 200 security personnel participated in the operation. The capital police also arrested an activist of a Jehadi organisation during special checking in the city.
In Islamabad, police and officials of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Sunday night searched a few religious seminaries.
During the checking, the police arrested six suspects out of whom three were arrested for keeping illegal weapons. A delegation comprising scholars of Wafaqul Madaris on Monday met with Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Islamabad, Bin Yameen.
It was agreed that no foreigner would be given admission in any seminary or appointed as Imam Masjid or Moazin. It was also agreed that no one would be allowed to carry weapons in seminaries.
Conference on emerging technologies begins at NU
Islamabad: The two-day fifth IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET-2009) began Monday at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), says a press release.
Renowned nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the conference. Speaking on the occasion, NU Rector Dr Amir Muhammed, welcomed the chief guest. He stressed that research should be carried out in the areas related to socio-economic growth of the country.
Dr Samar asked the research community in Pakistan to attempt challenging problems that were essential for the economic stability and defence of the country. He advised the young researchers to concentrate their research on solving the existing problems of the nation. He praised the quality of research being conducted at the FAST-NU
Dr. Mudassir Farooq spoke on quality of research. He also highlighted some of the researches being carried out at the university. Dr. Anwar Majid Mirza also spoke on the occasion. More than 90 eminent local and foreign experts are presenting their research work in the conference.
Seminar on 'Pak-China relations' held at FJWU
Rawalpindi: The Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Department of Defense and Diplomatic Studies (DDS) Monday organised a seminar titled 'Pakistan-China Relations: Celebrating 60 Years of Sino-Pak Friendship'.
Yao Jing, deputy ambassador at the Embassy of People's Republic of China, delivered the keynote address, while Professor Zohu Rong, chief of Guang Ming Daily, Islamabad Bureau, Samrana Afzal, lecturer at the Department of DDS at FJWU, and Rizwan Sharif, lecturer at the Department of DDS at FJWU, were among the speakers of the seminar.
The seminar was held to celebrate Pakistan-China friendship and highlighted salient features of the time-tested relationship of Pakistan and China, which is dynamic, enduring and multi-dimensional in nature.
Chinese Deputy Ambassador Yao Jing said that the China's foreign policy is based on the principles of 'Peace, Development and Cooperation'. He applauded Pakistan's role in being the first Muslim country to establish relations with China.
He further stated that over a period of years Pakistan has always supported China and a close identity of views and mutuality of interest is the hallmark of bilateral ties. Samrana Afzal provided an appraisal of Sino-Pakistan diplomatic relations over the past 60 years. Ms. Afzal said that the Pak-China ties are long lasted and deep-rooted. She was of the view that Pakistan has followed one China policy ever since the Chinese liberation. She also highlighted the terms of Pak-China friendship in different phases and called it a comprehensive relationship.
Professor Zohu Rong in his address talked about the 'Sino-Pak Strategic Partnership'. He highlighted the strategic depth of relationship between China and Pakistan and its future prospects.
Professor Zohu Rong was of the view that the commonality of interests and perceptions has made the Pak-China cooperation deeper. He also hoped that the time-tested friendship that has celebrated 58 years of its existence would continue even beyond another 60 years.
Rizwan Sharif spoke on the topic of 'Rise of China and South Asian Security'. In his presentation he apprised the audience of major developments China has made in recent years. He also briefly talked about the relations of China with other countries in the South Asian region while examining the implications of China's rise in the region.
The chief guest, Professor Dr. Naheed Zia Khan, Dean Faculty of Law, Commerce and Management Sciences while speaking on the occasion said that Chinese Civilisation is the oldest surviving civilisation in the world. She appreciated China for playing a graceful role in international politics. She further said that China does not follow the policy of hegemony, but peaceful co-existence, which is indeed admirable.
The seminar formally ended with a vote of thanks by Rabia Akhtar, Head of the Department Defense and Diplomatic Studies. Later, university souvenirs were presented to honourable guests as a token of appreciation and participation.
Students apprised of benefits of hand washing
Rawalpindi: Students of The City School, Junior Branch, Harley Street, celebrated Global Hand Washing Day. They actively participated in speeches conveying messages about importance of keeping hands clean. An activity of 'hand washing' was also arranged, in which all students washed their hands in order to ensure the importance of keeping hands clean.
Students had made badges and slogans on the importance of hand washing. Students were also given facts about the number of children falling ill in Pakistan due to unhygienic environmental conditions.
They were told that hand washing is one of the preventive ways to keep away diseases. School Principal Samina Raja said that parents should ensure that children wash their hands before eating anything, so that they are prevented from five major diseases. The news
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