BSc, BA results announced
Peshawar, Feb 11: University of Peshawar on Tuesday has announced results of BSc Environmental Sciences (final) regular and BA Islamiyat (previous) private results. According to the gazette notification, total 19 candidates appeared in the BSc Environmental Sciences (final) regular examination, in which 15 students were declared successful. The passing percentage was remained 79. In BA Islamiyat (previous) private examination total 2153 candidates appeared among which 1350 were declared passed. The passing percent was remained 63 percent. F.P. Report
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Rs490m Benazir University to be set up soon in Dir
Islamabad: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Najamuddin Khan here on Tuesday said the government would soon establish the Benazir Science & Technology University in Dir and the proposal had been sent to the Planning Division for necessary action.
He said the university would be established in Shringal (Dir) with an amount of Rs490 million. In an exclusive interview with APP, the minister said the government had taken parliamentarians and tribal elders from Fata on board for legislation and abolishing the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) in collaboration with the Law Ministry.
He said due to the personal interest of President Asif Ali Zardari, ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan had improved and were now cordial and warm, adding that both the nations had also strengthened mutual confidence.
He said the PPP-led government was successful in improving the law and order situation in Fata and the Kurram Agency, adding that talks were held with the tribal elders in Swat, Dir and Malakand Divisions and breakthrough had been achieved vis-a-vis the demand for the enforcement of Shariah laws in the region.
"The SAFRON Ministry has provided 10 ambulances to hospitals for the people living in the slum areas of Upper and Lower Dir. Moreover, the vaccination facility has been made available to the victims of Hepatitis C under the Benazir Relief Fund," he added.
The minister said that more than 10,000 people daily crossed the Torkham Border without any checking due to its length, stretching more than 1,200 kilometres.
Najamuddin said Pakistan had been providing every facility to Afghan refugees for the past three decades and the government was spending billions of rupees on providing wheat, electricity and other amenities of life to them. He said 1.5 million refugees had been registered and the remaining will soon be enlisted.
"Pakistan enjoys good ties with the Afghan government and a committee has been constituted by the prime minister for Afghan refugees living in Pakistan."Najamuddin Khan also urged the world community and donors to come forward and help provide facilities to the refugees.
Degree college for Gumbat approved
Peshawar: NWFP Minister for Housing Amjad Khan Afridi has said that the Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti has approved Rs.180 million for the construction of Degree College at Gumbat, District Kohat and its foundation stone would be laid very soon. This he stated while talking to a delegation of his constituency PF-37 Kohat at his office here on Tuesday. The Minister maintained that the Provincial Govt. was committed for promotion and spreading of education to each and every nook and corner of the Province as education was the only way for progress as well as elimination of ignorance and illiteracy. He continued that ignorance was the main reason behind militancy and terrorism in the province adding that it could be removed through the power of knowledge.
Referring to the demands of delegation, the Minister said that being an elected representative, it was his foremost duty to serve the masses with full devotion and dedication without any discrimination and political affiliation. He added that he had asked his electorate not to bother to visit his office or residence regarding their problems rather he would himself come to their doorsteps for the purpose. Afridi appealed the people to cooperate with him in the larger interest of the area and identify the scheme of collective interest for rapid development of the area. He furthered that such schemes of public interest would be initiated in the area that could changed the lot of common man and usher an era of progress and prosperity. F.P. Report
Orientation session for students at FJWU
Rawalpindi: The Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organised an orientation session for the newly-admitted master's level students here on Tuesday.
FJWU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan congratulated the students on becoming a part of the academic institution and briefed the newcomers on the vision of the university.
She advised the students to follow the Quaid's principles of unity, faith and discipline, and inculcate them in their lives forever. She urged the students to acquire knowledge wholeheartedly, using their fullest potential to achieve the skills of academic excellence. She was of the view that the acquisition of knowledge becomes meaningless without understanding.
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean Professor Dr. Samina Amin Qadir briefed the newly enrolled students on the university's activities and advised the students to explore and use their potential fully for the benefit of community, society, environment and country.
Book on education mythodology launched
Peshawar: 'A Dynamic View of Education' - a 200-page English-language book on education methodology by an eminent educationalist, Ahmad Nawaz Salim Qureshi (late) - was launched here Tuesday.
Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi, son of the author and former chief secretary of NWFP and Sindh, was the chief guest of the ceremony organised by Gandhara Officers Club, a body of the public servants affiliated to Gandhara Hindko Board, a literary, cultural and social welfare organization that has brought the work into fine print.
The function was presided over by Professor Dr Zahoor Ahmad Awan, a noted writer, critic and research scholar and laureate of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz who has compiled the work of the distinguished educationalist from Dera Ismail Khan.
The speakers expressed views on the life and work of the author and termed the book very useful in that discussed in full details the problems and challenges of the education system and suggested remedies for the same. They hailed the book as a dependable account about a vital sector that warranted attention.
Ejaz Ahmad Qureshi, a former bureaucrat of impeccable character, in his speech said the book authored by his illustrious father and completed on December 15, 1976 was the result of 40 years of experience put in by him as a teacher and educationalist. He said his father devoted his life and invested all energies in his profession. "While some information may be dated, as the manuscript was finalized in mid-1970s, the substance and ideas are still relevant," said Ejaz Qureshi, hoping that the teaching community would find it a useful and insightful publication on the subject.
The recently retired high government official thanked the Gandhara Hindko Board for encouraging and helping him to get the manuscript published. He was particularly grateful to Professor Dr Zahoor Ahmad Awan and Muhammad Ziauddin for carrying out the task. "A lot of their labour of love has gone into this endeavour," said Qureshi while extending gratitude to the literati who have also published another book by the same author "Diyaar-e-Dil" in Urdu language.
Professor Dr Zahoor Ahmad Awan said, "A dynamic view of education" was the work of a dedicated and dynamic individual who had his career as a teacher and educational administrator. "The author studied in the pre-partition India in famous Aligarh College and University and imbibed in himself the Aligarian values of education-honesty, hard work and dutifulness. He learnt from great Sir Syed's institution the love, humanity, humility and modernity without severing links with his cultural, religious and social norms," said Zahoor about the author who died on October 3, 1968 in Peshawar after leading a fruitful life.
Muhammad Ziauddin, who went through the manuscript and supervised the publishing task, said he took the assignment as an honour. He hoped the book would prove to be a milestone in the development of education. "This writing is illustrative of the author's clear roadmap for bringing about a great change in the education sector. It is imperative that the importance of education should not only be acknowledged but also far-reaching practical steps taken to achieve the objective. The author has aptly pointed to such measures and laid out rules and regulations for accomplishing the task," he added.
Associate Professor Dr Adnan Gul said the book 'A Dynamic View of Education' was a rare book on the subject showing writer's calibre, knowledge of the subject and expertise in the field of education. "The author has discussed the educational problems and enlisted the solutions as well," said the speaker, adding the lucid, clear and candid style had made the publication more impressive.
Shahid Masood Kakezai in his brief speech said the contents of the book spanning 10 chapters were interesting and made the book attractive even for those who were not oriented in the field of education as a discipline. He said the publication showed the love of the author for his nation and the country.
A set of publications brought out by Gandhara Hindko Board in year 2008 were also presented to the chief guest at the end of the function that was attended by academicians and literati apart from several serving and retired government servants. The News
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