Rawalpindi schools, colleges closure till proper security
Rawalpindi schools, colleges reopening linked to adequate security arrangements
Rawalpindi, Oct 24: Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed on Friday said reopening
of educational institutions was linked to adequate security arrangements put in
place by their administrations.
He said heads of the educational
institutions should inform the students that the institutions would not open on
Speaking at a security review meeting here, he made it clear
that educational institutions and other organisations would prepare their own
He said the Punjab government had closed all the
educational institutions in the province and would reopen them after they
presented their security arrangement report.He said due to deteriorating law and
order situation, the educational institutions and other public and private
departments should make foolproof security arrangements. He said all the
institutions and departments should erect barriers at their exit and entry
A survey conducted by the special branch of the police has
revealed that only a few out of the 204 educational institutions have put in
place security arrangements, he added.
He said lack of security
arrangements would make the institutions an easy target of terrorists;
therefore, their administrations should arrange proper security arrangement on
The commissioner said the city district government would
issue arm licences to the heads of educational institutions and other public and
private departments. "The government will also arrange short training courses
for security personnel if the heads of institutions and other organisations
wanted," he said.
He said women police would be deployed at Fatima
Jinnah Women University but the administration of the institution would have to
arrange security guards for its campus protection.
He said the city
police had also been directed to beef up security in and around hospitals.
Security personnel would also be deployed on the rooftops of hospitals to
monitor the surrounding areas.
He said the administration of hospitals
had been directed to keep a vigil on suspected persons.
On the proposals
of the educational institutions' heads, the commissioner assured them that the
traffic police would be directed to make arrangements to ensure smooth flow of
traffic around the educational institutions.
He urged the heads of
educational institutions to issue identity cards to the students and keep the
record of the visitors especially to the hostels. Dawn
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Closure of schools
Islamabad: The terrorist attack on an educational institution of Islamabad has galvanised
the nation against the terrorists with just about everyone rightly condemning
the heinous act. There is now a general feeling among the people to unite and
stand up to the terrorists. This is the type of healthy response required in
such a situation. But has this response not come very late?
At the risk
of offending some readers, one would like to ask why such a response was lacking
when hundreds of educational institutions west of the Indus were being blown up
with bombs, and students killed and wounded. If the very first incident of
blowing up an educational institution in Swat had galvanised the nation there
would probably have been no attack on the IIU. Had there been a quick and
effective reply to a terrorist attack on an army training unit at Dargai, in
which a number of jawans were martyred, GHQ would have been a securer place
today. Having said that, even now there is time for the whole nation to rise to
the occasion, unite and crush these terrorists. Let us face these savages like
one solid united people and make them realise that they have made a mistake by
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KMU announced inspection schedule for affiliation of colleges
Peshawar: Khyber Medical University (KMU) has announced inspection schedule for
affiliation of public and private sector medical colleges and other health
institutions across the province. A meeting of the affiliation committee of the
university was held Friday with vice-chancellor KMU Prof Dr Muhammad Hafizullah
in the chair.
The committee was briefed about 'KMU Affiliation Statutes
of Colleges/Institutions 2008' in general and the functions and responsibilities
of the committee under the statutes in particular.
A tentative schedule
has been communicated to public sector medical colleges for affiliation with
university, said a press release. According to the schedule Khyber Girls Medical
College (KGMC), Peshawar, would be inspected in 4th week of October while Khyber
Medical College (KMC), Peshawar, and Ayub Medical College (AMC), Abbottabad
would be inspected in the second and fourth week of November next.
Gomal Medical College (GMC) DI Khan and Saidu Medical College (SMC), Swat, will
be inspected in 1st and 3rd week of December, respectively. The committee also
agreed to fix date for the inspection of those health institutions other than
medical colleges, which fulfill the codal formalities.
The dates will be
fixed after circulation of copies of their applications to the members of the
committee for proper scrutiny and their comments/recommendations thereof. It was
also decided that next time applications for affiliation of different degree
programmes i.e. Bachelor's and Master's, etc. may be categorised separately in
It was also decided that the inspection committee has to be
accompanied by co-opted members from the relevant disciplines for which a
college/institution is seeking affiliation. The VC would choose the co-opted
members after fixation of dates for inspection by the affiliation
Besides others, the meeting was attended by Prof Dr Shad
Muhammad director (AA&QA), Dr Jalilur Rahman registrar KMU, Dr Tasleem
Akhtar director (R&D), Rashid Ahmed Saleh treasurer KMU, Prof Dr Arshad
Javed dean faculty of medical & allied sciences, Prof Dr Nargis Perveen
principal KMC Peshawar, Prof Dr Muhammad Ayub vice principal AMC Abbottabad,
Prof Dr Najibul Haq principal PMC Peshawar and Prof Dr AJ Khan principal FMC
Abbottabad as members. The news
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