NA body suspended BISE Islamabad head
BISE Islamabad head suspended till completion of Chief Justice's daughter's report
Islamabad, Dec 4: National Assembly Standing Committee on Education has asked the
relevant ministry to submit inquiry report within a week on alleged re-marking
Chief Justice's daughter's intermediate examination papers.
The Committee has
also suspended the services of the Chairperson Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education Islamabad till the completion of the report.
committee also directed the appointment of Controller and Assistant Controller
as OSD (officers on special duty) so that an impartial inquiry could be
conducted. The Minister for Education, Mir Hazar Khan Bajrani, the current and
former chairpersons of the FBISE, members of the committee attended the meeting
along with other ministry and the Board officials on Wednesday.
the Committee Abid Sher Ali has asked the Chairperson of the Federal Board of
Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Shaheen Khan to explain the
awarding of 21 additional marks to the CJ's daughter during re-evaluation of her
papers in FSc. examination conducted by the board.
The Minister for Education claimed that the committee was not authorised to
discuss the matter being subjudice issue. Ali insisted that the committee was
not going to give any decision but only wanted to discuss the issue, as the
Parliament is supreme and could discuss any matter. The debate on the same point
continued between the chairman NA Committee and the Education Minister at least
for one hour on whether to start the proceedings or not.
committee members decided to summon Law Minister Farooq H. Niak, Parliamentary
Minister Babar Awan, Akram Shaikh and Aitzaz Ahsan in the meeting and give their
opinion whether the committee could be discussed or not.
Initially, media was barred to attend the proceedings, later on Abid Sher Ali
got the permission from the National Assembly Speaker for the media persons to
attend the proceedings. The chairman of the committee has directed Education
Minister to fire those teachers who are involved in the very issue. The minister
, however, refused to take any action arguing that the matter was subjudice and
the inquiry had also not been completed. However, he accepted that the
improvement of results of Farah Hameed Dogar was illegal and no one would be
spared involved in this illegality after the completion of the probe.
Sher Ali has asked the chairperson of Federal Board, Shaheen Khan to read the
constitution of the board before the committee members, which had no such law to
re-assess the marks. Abid Sher Ali also questioned the former chairman of the
Board Commodore ( Retd) Muhammad S Shamshad as to why the marks were increased
but the minister of education interrupted and didn't let him answer the
question. The FSc. result of Farah Hameed Dogar was improved from 640 marks in
Grade 'C' to 661 marks in Grade 'B', thus making her eligible to apply for
admission into any medical college in the country. The committee would meet
again Thursday (today) to take up the issue of alleged undue favour. The Nation
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Shehnaz to look after HEC as Atta quits
Islamabad: The government has asked a special assistant to the
prime minister to look after the Higher Education Commission affairs till a new
chairperson is appointed, an HEC official said on Wednesday.
Shehnaz Wazir Ali, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Sector,
will be looking after HEC's official business till the appointment of a
The outgoing chairperson, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, has
been officially relived of the charge.
"We received an official
confirmation from the prime minister secretariat that Dr Atta's resignation has
been accepted," the official said.
At present, the HEC is facing a
serious financial crisis and finding it difficult to provide money to public
sector universities for their development and recurring
According to an estimate, the HEC is facing a shortfall of
Rs8 billion, affecting more than 250 ongoing and new development projects. Dawn
"Good news shahnaz wazir ali is the new hec chairmain....a very competent lady no doudt. We hope she will cleanse HEC of remanants of Dr Ata ur Rehman in HEC abd the likes of Dr Junaid Zaidi of COMSATS INSTITUTE OF IT , where lots of irregularities have been done ."
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8th Convocation of FJWU: Women's education necessary for development of country: Taseer
Islamabad: There is a need of women education for the socio-economic development of the country, Punjab Governor
Salmaan Taseer said on Wednesday.
Addressing the 8th Convocation of the
Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi at the Jinnah Convention
Centre Islamabad, the Punjab governor urged the women to come forward to find
their place in the new millennium. The convocation was held to celebrate the
academic accomplishments of FJWU students.
The Punjab Governor underlined the
need to provide women more opportunities to get higher education for the
country's socio-economic development. He said that through the modern education,
social evils could be eliminated from the society and a conducive environment
with better living standards could be provided to all segments of the
Taseer said that the new age was an age of information technology,
which had shrunk the world into a global community, adding that the business
people on different continents now engaged in electronic commerce and that
academics conducted video conferences in which participants were located in
separate geographical locations.
The Punjab governor said that territory in
the traditional sense of the geographically identifiable location no longer
constituted the "Social Space" in which human activity took place.
said, "In order to have our due place in this social space, we have to open our
minds to new experiences as globalization is linked to interconnectedness across
political and geographical boundaries."
He advised the students, "Remember
young women that you represent Pakistan in today's world. You are custodians of
the future of this country. You have to remember to rise above our communal,
societal and political differences and co-exist in an ambience of fraternity and
national solidarity. You as young women can uphold this vision of solidarity,
disseminate it to compatriots and pass it on to the coming
Taseer assured his full co-operation for the development of the
university, the establishment of new campus at Chakri Road and the setting up of
a school of Cultural Heritage, Art, Architecture and Jewelry Design Education at
the Soojan Singh Haveli.
The Punjab governor appreciated the role of the FJWU
in providing quality education to the women of Pakistan. He said that in the
contemporary world universities had become a key driver of social development in
any country as innovation, creativity and higher education were necessary for
development and progress.
In her welcome address, FJWU Vice Chancellor
Professor Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan expressed her gratitude to FJWU Chancellor
and Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for his presence in the convocation.
briefly gave an overview of the development work carried out in the
university. Daily Times
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