Postponed Inter exams | HEC degree verification

Postponed Inter exams schedule
Karachi, July 09: Students for Intermediate Arts (private) who could not appear for the subjects of Education and Islamic History at the Govt Degree College 11-I can appear on July 16 at the Board of Intermediate Karachi. The timings will be from 9am to 12 noon.Many students could not appear for the exams previously due to a law and order situation.

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HEC doesn't check degrees of influential persons: SC
Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Monday observed that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had been adopting a double standard as the commission did not dare check the degrees of influential persons.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chuadhry, was hearing a case pertaining to fake degrees.

The bench restricted former federal minister Liaquat Abbass Bhatti from contesting the by-elections from the constituency NA-103 Hafizabad, and ordered that he could not file his nomination papers till the verification of all his educational certificates in a fake degree case.During the hearing, Justice Ijaz Chaudhry remarked that the court had ordered that a report be presented before it after the verification of degrees but the HEC was staging a drama.

The HEC authorities sought some more time from the apex court to verify the educational certificates of Liaquat Abbass Bhatti, to which Justice Ijaz said that they had been saying for one and a half years that degrees be checked, and now this drama should end.

The bench directed the HEC, Election Commission of Pakistan and all concerned departments to expedite the process of verification.It may be noted that after the allegation of rigging in the constituency, the ECP announced re-election in NA-103 and Bhatti was one of the candidates.Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also summoned the educational record of PML-Q leader Samina Khawar Hayat and PPP leader Nawabzada Nadir Magsi on the next date of hearing.

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QMC raises tuition fee by 10pc
Lahore: The Board of Governors of the Queen Mary College Lahore has approved increase in the annual tuition fee from Rs6,000 to Rs6,600 per annum here on Monday.

The additional income to be yielded through the increase in fee would be utilized for expenditure on the recruitment of new teachers and other staff, if required, on an emergency basis.

Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood while presiding over the meeting of the BoG said that formal rules for temporary hiring of the staff be formulated and the principal would be bound to get prior approval of the board before recruiting additional staff.

He further issued directions for the Higher Education Department to identify grey areas in the management of the Queen Mary College Lahore and ensure that college funds were utilized according to the treasury rules 1988.

He minister expressed his resolve to transform all the autonomous educational institutions into centres of excellence and ordered conduct of the annual performance audit of the teachers of Queen Mary College Lahore. A detailed third party evaluation of all the expenditures might also be done to ensure a transparent mechanism in this regard, he added.

The meeting of the BoG also gave approval to the budget of the college for the current financial year besides according retrospective approval to the expenditures incurred during the fiscal year 2012-13.

The meeting was told that the Punjab government had allocated Rs140 million as grant in aid to the college from the Provincial Consolidated Fund and the college administration had a kitty of Rs80 million which was collected from the students as college welfare fund in the garb of different expenditures, including "Burqa" fund.

MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik, former MPA Ghazala Saad Rafique, educationists Dr Khalid Hameed Sheikh, Perveen Awan and Dr. Saeed Ahmad Nagra participated in the meeting besides representatives of the civil society, Aamir Khalid Sheikh and Reema Ayyaz. The departments of Higher Education and Finance Department were also represented in the meeting by some junior officers.

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PhD awarded at GCU lahore
Lahore: Government College University Lahore on Monday produced a Doctor of Philosophy in the filed of Urdu. GCU scholar Hina Kanwal completed her research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tabassum Kashmiri. According to a press release, the university's Examination Department issued a notification after the approval of her thesis. The news

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