70,000 youths to get jobs on internship basis next month: Minister
Multan, Jan 03: Federal Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Hussain Bhutto said here Monday that the PPP-led coalition government would provide jobs to 70,000 educated youth on internship basis next month.
Talking to mediapersons at the local airport the federal minister said that PPP has always given employment while some others de-employed them. He said that is why some 7,700 dismissed employees are being reinstated by the incumbent government.
He said all departments have been directed to announce their vaccancies and fill them urgently on merit so that unemployment could be minimised.
He said the PPP has a strong belief in democracy, that is why it has never destabilised any democratic government. However, he said, the party has been engaged in long struggle against dictatorial regimes over the decades. He said it were the PPP endeavours that Pervez Musharraf had to step down.
The federal minister for youth affairs said the party offered immense sacrifices for restoration of democracy and end of dictatorial era.
He said hundreds of its workers were martyred in this struggle and even their leader Shaheed Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for the revival of democratic order and independence of judiciary in the motherland.
To a question he said if the PML-N wants to stage "Long march" it is its democratic right. However, he added, 90 per cent judges have been restored.
He said some judges are not willing to take oath even under the 1973 Constitution. He said "we do not have any PCO but the Constitution".
Shahid Bhutto, to another question, said that the question of disqualification of Mian Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shahbaz Sharif is sub judice in the Supreme Court and it is unfair to predict that they are going to be disqualified.
He said the PPP believes in dialogue and does not favour confrontation within the coalition partners as any political destabilisation would be harmful for the nation and country.
He said the new youth policy has been formulated and the Prime Minister has constituted a task force to finalise it, which will be announced after approval by the federal cabinet within a month's time.
The federal minister announced in an upbeat mood that all applicants from Multan having done their masters with 25 years of age and below will get the internship employment. App
Monitoring team unhappy with education department
Taxila: The provincial chief secretary monitoring team has expressed concern over poor condition of educational institutions and encroachment problem in Taxila and Hassanabdal.
The team ahead of chief secretary's visit to Taxila and Hassanabdal here on Monday attended separate meetings of various government departments to evaluate their working, performance and problems faced they are facing.
Secretary Food Muhammad Irfan Elahi visited the city and attended a briefing at the TMA office given by tehsil Nazim Sadeeq Khan, Tehsil Municipal Officer Muhammad Buksh Ansari and local heads of education, health, public health, revenue, food, social welfare, irrigation, livestock, buildings, roads and excise departments.
During the briefing, he expressed concern over the encroachments set up in front of the shops and directed the TMO to accelerate the anti-encroachment drive to facilitate the shoppers. He also showed his concern over the poor condition of educational institutions, especially for girls.The secretary directed the concerned officials to update records of various departments and warned of strict action in case of non-compliance. He was also briefed about acquisition of land for 'school of excellence', school for special education and girls degree college.
The secretary was informed that a new building for women degree college would be constructed near Margalla hills at a cost of Rs60 million. He was informed that six development schemes out of MPA grant with an allocation of Rs8 million would also be initiated during the current fiscal year.
And, Rs14 million projects of public health engineering are underway in Taxila. He expressed his satisfaction over the working of TMO, tehsil officer (planning), health, special education, irrigation, public health and buildings departments.
Assistant Director Punjab Local Government Iftikahr Ahmed Toor also visited Hassanabdal as representative of provincial chief secretary. He attended a detailed briefing about the working of various provincial government departments and expressed his satisfaction over their performance.
Our Correspondent from Gujar Khan adds: Monitoring of government departments not only improves their performance but help in identifying their problems and accelerate the pace of development.
This was stated by Arshad Bin Ahmed, the provincial secretary for human rights and minorities' assistance while talking to newsmen here. He was here to monitor and review the performance of the government departments.
The officer said that the Punjab government was making all out efforts to ensure relief to the neglected people and would not tolerate any hurdle in their emancipation.
Mr Arshad said that he had started taking briefings from the local heads of various departments including town municipal administration, health, education, revenue, building department, etc., and after having an understanding of the basic issues surprise visits would also be made to gauge their performance.
The officer said the trauma centre was in its operational phase. He said up gradation of water and sewerage system in Gujar Khan city and annual development programme (ADP) issues had been discussed with parliamentary secretary Raja Tariq Kiani and town nazim chaudhry Muhammad Azim and town municipal officer (TMO) Chaudhry Inamur Rahim.
The local newsmen also highlighted the problems being faced by the people of the area.
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USF's 'clash' with IJT averted at Punjab Univesity
Lahore: The University Students Federation (USF), Punjab University, on Monday organised a procession to welcome PU law college student Asad Gujjar, who was shot at and injured at Hostel No. 16 in the Dec 3, 2008 firing incident.
The procession was organised by the law college students. USF president Atif Naeem Ranjha alleged that during the procession, some 50 IJT activists equipped with sticks and rods attacked students.
He alleged that they tried to disperse students by hurling life threats. The IJT men also tried to provoke them by chanting slogans. He claimed that all USF members remained calm and faced the situation with patience.
Punjab University IJT nazim Qaiser Sharif, however, claimed that no such incident took place on Monday.
He alleged the PU administration was trying to create rift among university students to fail government's attempt of restoring student unions in educational institutions. Earlier, speaking to the rally participants, the USF senior members discussed the prevailing environment in the university and criticised the role of Islami Jamiat Tulaba.
Speaking on the occasion, Asad Gujjar said he was not afraid of IJT, which tried to prevent him from pursuing the case. Asad said the USF would continue its struggle until the culprits were brought to book. After the procession ended peacefully, law college students strongly reacted against IJT's act of `aggression' and protested in front of the PU administration block. Dawn
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University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) announced DVM results
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) has declared the results of Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) five years course spring semester 2007-08 on Monday. According to a press statement, 90 candidates have passed the examination.
The registration numbers of the successful candidates and their secured CGPA given in brackets are:
2003-VA-64 (3.51), 2003-VA-65 (3.91), 2003-VA-66 (3.47), 2003-VA-67 (3.66), 2003-VA-69 (3.68), 2003-VA-70 (3.03), 2003-VA-71 (3.76) (2.79), 2003-VA-74 (3.14), 2003-VA-75 (3.04), 2003-VA-77 (2.77), 2003-VA-79 (3.24), 2003-VA-80 (3.66), 2003-VA-81 (2.68), 2003-VA-82 (3.43), 2003-VA-64 (3.51), 2003-VA-65 (3.91), 2003-VA-66 (3.47), 2003-VA-67 (3.66), 2003-VA-69 (3.68), 2003-VA-70 (3.03), 2003-VA-71 (3.76), 2003-VA-72 (2.79), 2003-VA-74 (3.14), 2003-VA-75 (3.04), 2003-VA-77 (2.77), 2003-VA-79 (3.24), 2003-VA-80 (3.66), 2003-VA-81 (2.68), 2003-VA-82 (3.43), 2003-VA-83 (3.28), 2003-VA-85 (3.44), 2003-VA-87 (3.96), 2003-VA-88 (3.40), 2003-VA-89 (3.47), 2003-VA-92 (2.91), 2003-VA-94 (3.28), 2003-VA-96 (3.31), 2003-VA-98 (3.41), 2003-VA-99 (3.07), 2003-VA-100 (2.54), 2003-VA-101 (3.04), 2003-VA-102 (3.48), 2003-VA-103 (2.71), 2003-VA-106 (3.84), 2003-VA-107 (2.93), 2003-VA-113 (3.33), 2003-VA-115 (2.58), 2003-VA-116 (2.88), 2003-VA-117 (3.21), 2003-VA-118 (2.76), 2003-VA-119 (3.05), 2003-VA-121 (3.23), 2003-VA-123 (3.43), 2003-VA-124 (3.29), 2003-VA-125 (3.52), 2003-VA-126 (2.63), 2003-VA-127 (3.61), 2003-VA-129 (2.95), 2003-VA-130 (3.24), 2003-VA-131 (3.19), 2003-VA-133 (3.25), 2003-VA-134 (3.43), 2003-VA-135 (3.61), 2003-VA-136 (3.17), 2003-VA-137 (2.94), 2003-VA-138 (3.44), 2003-VA-139 (2.86), 2003-VA-140 (3.04), 2003-VA-143 (3.42), 2003-VA-144 (3.68), 2003-VA-147 (3.43), 2003-VA-149 (3.05), 2003-VA-150 (3.15), 2003-VA-152 (3.15), 2003-VA-153 (2.81), 2003-VA-154 (3.23), 2003-VA-155 (3.08), 2003-VA-156 (3.24), 2003-VA-157 (3.53), 2003-VA-158 (3.06), 2003-VA-160 (3.20), 2003-VA-161 (3.53), 2003-VA-162 (3.30), 2003-VA-163 (3.49), 2003-VA-165 (2.84), 2003-VA-166 (2.82), 2003-VA-167 (3.22), 2003-VA-168 (2.69), 2003-VA-169 (3.66), 2003-VA-171 (3.06), 2003-VA-172 (3.09), 2003-VA-173 (2.98), 2003-VA-174 (3.88), 2003-VA-175 (3.22), 2003-VA-176 (2.91), 2003-VA-177 (3.01), 2003-VA-179 (3.17), 2003-VA-180 (2.89), 2003-VA-181 (2.94), 2003-VA-208 (3.17), 2003-VA-209 (3.54), 2003-VA-210 (3.05), 2003-VA-212 (3.19) and 2005-VA-01 (3.56).
Punjab University announced MA Physical Education results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department Monday declared the result of MA Physical Education, Part-II, Annual Examination 2008. According to a press release, the pass percentage in the exam remained 65.59 per cent. Details are available at website: www.pu.edu.pk. Date sheet: The Punjab University Examination Department Monday issued date sheet of BSc (Engineering), Final Professional, 1st Annual Examination 2006, New Course (Sessional Scheme). According to a press release, the exam will start from Feb 16 and will conclude on March 9. Detailed date sheet is available at website: www.pu.edu.pk.
Govt Dyal Singh College Distinction
Lahore: Government Dyal Singh College has made a mark by producing 100 per cent result in MSc Mathematics exams conducted by the Punjab University. According to a press statement issued on Monday, Principal Prof Dr Muhammad Kalim has congratulated the successful students and faculty members.
CM's Urdu speech competition begins
Lahore: Urdu speech competitions of postgraduate level of last phase of Chief Minister Punjab's Speech Competitions started at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Monday.
According to a DGPR handout, senior columnist Irshad Ahmed Haqqani was chief guest in the function who conducted a draw for selection of a topic for the speech competition. The topic selected was "Kitna Arzan Hai Khoon Musalman Ka".
Addressing the function, Irshad Ahmed Haqqani said that the human values were being ignored in the present age and the Muslims were being killed ruthlessly throughout the world. He urged the students to get knowledge for facing the challenges of the future. He appreciated the high standard of the speeches and added that such speech competitions would help in promoting self-confidence among the students and polish their talent. These speech competitions of postgraduate level will continue until (today) February 3 in which students of different universities of the province will participate. The NewsYour Comments
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