Daily Archives: December 16th, 2011

Child protection: Rs180m to be spent to combat hazardous work

Child protection: Rs180m to be spent to combat hazardous work December 16, 2011 LAHORE: The Department of Labour and Human Resource has announced the approval of a five-year project to combat the ‘worst forms of child labour’ in four districts of the Punjab. This, according to the Labour Welfare director, is the first provincial initiative to […]

No action yet against school that cheated

No action yet against school that cheated December 16, 2011 NAROWAL: Almost a month after the allegations surfaced and despite directions from the district coordination officer for disciplinary action against the school that cheated in the chief minister’s debate and writing competition, the executive district officer (EDO) has still not taken any action against those involved. […]

Public transport: ‘School / College Principals responsible for students behaviour’

Public transport: ‘School / College Principals responsible for students behaviour’ Published: December 16, 2011 LAHORE: Lahore Transport Company (LTC) chairman Khawaja Ahmed Hassaan has constituted a team to interact with the heads of education institutions to generate awareness and identify elements among the student community responsible for disrupting public transport in the city. Committee members have […]

Fight for rights: Health department bows down before nursing staff

Fight for rights: Health department bows down before nursing staff December 16, 2011 PESHAWAR/ABBOTTABAD: In the latest wave of protests, taking their cue from the successful struggle of young doctors in Punjab, nurses in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) took to the streets to fight for their rights, leaving the health department with no option but to fulfil their […]

Protest: Nurses demand increase in allowances

Protest: Nurses demand increase in allowances PESHAWAR:  To pressurise the government to fulfil their demands, nurses at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) wore black armbands and chanted slogans, demanding their ‘lawful’ rights at a protest in front of the administrative block on Monday. Talking to The Express Tribune, District Nurses Association President Farrukh Jalil said the government […]

Court order on school defied

Court order on school defied Friday, December 16, 2011 A court-appointed local commission on Thursday informed the Lahore High Court that the Revenue Department officials had demolished a huge portion of a charitable school for boys (Pakistan Foundation Technical Institute) despite stay order of the court. Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan had appointed a fact-finding commission […]

Enraged students burn RBISE office over result delay

Enraged students burn RBISE office over result delay ISLAMABAD: Infuriated students, who appeared in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC-I) examination held under the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE), protested here on Thursday against the delay in results outside the board building. Round about 10 AM, students of different educational institutes gathered […]

FUUAST announces annual examination date

FUUAST announces annual examination date KARACHI: Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technologies (FUUAST) announced its annual examination date for MA private and Homeopathic equivalent certificate courses on Thursday. FUUAST Controller of Examination Prof Waqarul Haq said that MA part-I private annual examination will start from Dec 23, MA part-II from Dec 28 and […]

Put Your Medicines Up and Away and Out of Sight

Put Your Medicines Up and Away and Out of Sight More than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms each year because they got into medicines while their caregiver wasn’t looking. Always put every medicine and vitamin up and away every time you use it. Families take medications and vitamins to feel well and to stay […]

New, Simpler Way to Treat Latent TB Infection

New, Simpler Way to Treat Latent TB Infection People with latent tuberculosis (TB) infection now have another option when it comes to treatment. A new regimen for the treatment of latent TB infection, called the 12-dose regimen, reduces the number of doses and shortens the duration of treatment. More than 11 million people living in […]

CME (Continuing Medical Education lecture at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

CME (Continuing Medical Education  lecture at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre December 16, 2011 LAHORE (PR) – Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is organizing a monthly CME (Continuing Medical Education) lecture on the topic of “Interpretation of thyroid function tests” for general medical practitioners on Friday, December 16, 2011. Dr Syed […]

Free laptops for students soon

Free laptops for students soon December 16, 2011 LAHROE – The project of provision of free laptops to the male and female students of government colleges and universities on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been given final shape. According to this project, laptops will be given to 20 thousand children in the […]

Angry students set Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education BISE Rawalpindi office on fire

Angry students set Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education BISE Rawalpindi office on fire Record, library gutted in arson Official spokesperson says revised results will be announced on December 24 Witnesses say policemen looked on as vandals continued rampage RAWALPINDI – Hundreds of angry students attacked the main building of Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) […]

AIOU asks students to check results placed online for accuracy

AIOU asks students to check results placed online for accuracy ISLAMABAD – The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has placed the assignments’ results of its ATTC and PTC programmes for the Spring Semester 2011 on its website www.aiou.edu.pk . “The purpose of publishing the results online is to identify any discrepancy in them, before the announcement of […]

Forest land transfers, deforestation spiral out of control

Forest land transfers, deforestation spiral out of control   Lahore – A study commissioned by the Scientific Committee of WWF Pakistan has revealed that a startling area of forest land has been transferred over for non-forest uses since 1947. This is most rampant in Sindh and Punjab. At the same time, the deforestation rate in Pakistan is […]