Daily Archives: September 24th, 2012

Scholarship programme: Fresh enrolment of Fata students stopped

Scholarship programme: Fresh enrolment of Fata students stopped PESHAWAR: The authorities have stopped fresh enrolment under a federal government-funded scholarship programme for talented students from Federally Administered Tribal Areas to get free education in leading schools and colleges of the country, sources said. The programme titled ‘provision of quality education to talented students of Fata […]

Youth policy discussed

Youth policy discussed CHITRAL: Participants of a consultative workshop held in Chitral campus of Abdul Wali Khan University discussed different aspects of youth policy and said that interests of youth must be kept in mind while preparing a policy for them. Jointly organised by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and a social organisation, Bargad, the […]

Two more polio cases detected in KP, Fata

Two more polio cases detected in KP, Fata PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government devised a new strategy to focus on ‘cluster of refusals’ as two more polio cases were detected in the province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Sunday. Mohammad Asad, 48-month-old son of Mohammad Khalid, a resident of Mohallah Sultankhel in Thor […]

Govt to pay tuition fee of Balochistan, Fata students

Govt to pay tuition fee of Balochistan, Fata students ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to pay tuition fee of all students from Balochistan, Fata and Gilgit-Baltistan pursuing their master, MPhil and PhD courses in reputable universities of Pakistan. In this regard, an amount of Rs500 million has been allocated in the current financial year. […]

Supplementary exams – Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE)

Supplementary exams - Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will hold the Secondary School Certificate Supplementary Examinations 2012 from September 25. The roll number slips of all the regular candidates of SSC Part-I have been dispatched to their institutions or, in the case of […]

Selling prospectus — a big business

Selling prospectus — a big business TAXILA: Public and private sector educational institutions in Wah Cantt are minting money by selling admission forms and prospectuses for intermediate, graduate and master programmes at exorbitant rates. During a survey conducted by this reporter, it was revealed that the Punjab government’s indifferent attitude towards admissions to government and […]

Shortage of funds: Fate of Civil Hospital Karachi trauma centre project hangs in balance

Shortage of funds: Fate of Civil Hospital Karachi trauma centre project hangs in balance KARACHI: While the situation in Karachi demands the immediate establishment of state-of-the-art emergency treatment facilities, a much-needed trauma and accident and emergency centre at the Civil Hospital Karachi has not yet been completed thanks to the Sindh government’s non-allocation of funds […]

Professor removed after row with Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University

Professor removed after row with Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University LARKANA: The Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University Professor Dr Akbar Haidar Soomro removed Dr Saeed Ahmed Sangi, professor of cardiology, on charges of gross misconduct and placed his services at the disposal of the governor’s secretariat on Friday. The VC […]

Key sources of national history gathering dust in University of Karachi library

Key sources of national history gathering dust in University of Karachi library KARACHI: Important historical documents from before and after the creation of Pakistan lie locked away in a forgotten room in the basement of Dr Mahmud Husain Library at Karachi University. Box files, made of cardboard and wood are stacked on top of one […]

Garcin de Tassy: the great French scholar of Urdu

Garcin de Tassy: the great French scholar of Urdu Among the orientalists who loved Urdu and strived to promote it, French scholar Josheph Garcin de Tassy stands head and shoulders above the rest. He devoted his life to the service of Urdu and spent 50 years of his life reading and writing about the language […]

Students’ silent protest against sacrilege

Students’ silent protest against sacrilege LAHORE: Scores of students from various universities and colleges staged a silent protest rally in front of the Lahore Press Club on Sunday, demanding imposition of a ban on the anti-Islam film and action against its makers. Gathered at Shimla Pahari outside Lahore Press Club after marching on various city […]

BS — institutes struggle for place of honour – University of the Punjab Lahore

BS — institutes struggle for place of honour – University of the Punjab Lahore FIVE public-sector autonomous colleges affiliated with the Punjab University for the four-year BS (Honours) degree programme remain mired in most basic issues two years after its launch. The issues like regularisation of semesters, teaching techniques, setting examination papers at the academic […]

Inter-collegiate games kick off tomorrow

Inter-collegiate games kick off tomorrow LAHORE: The Inter-Collegiate Games for 2012-13 will begin with taekwando competitions on Sept 25, said an announcement of the College Sports Committee of the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) here on Sunday. The taekwando competitions will be held at the sport hall of the Punjab College of […]

LUMS IIS Roundtable on Internet Freedom Goes to Islamabad – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

LUMS IIS Roundtable on Internet Freedom Goes to Islamabad - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS LUMS Initiative on Internet and Society (IIS) under its Internet and Law banner has scheduled the second part of the Roundtable on Freedom of Speech on the Internet and its limitations Date: September 24, 2012 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Venue: Jinnah Institute, House […]

Sales & Distribution in FMCG & Technology Talk at LUMS – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Lahore

Sales & Distribution in FMCG & Technology Talk at LUMS - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Lahore Shiv Shivakumar, Managing Director and Vice President – Nokia (India, Middle East & Africa) visited LUMS as a guest speaker on Thursday, September 20, 2012 to deliver a session on “Sales & distribution: Focus on High Tech Products […]