Student released after ransom payment

LAHORE :03 November: A matric student was released after his father paid Rs 6million ransom to his kidnappers. The student, Hassan Raza, was kidnapped from the Manga Mandi area. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 10million ransom for his safe return. His family negotiated with the kidnappers who released him after receiving Rs 6 million ransom. Meanwhile, police claimed to have detained a suspect in this regard. Man dies: A 27-year-old man was killed by a speeding tractor-trolley in the Chung area on Saturday.

Pakistan produces 20,000 IT graduates, engineers annually, says minister

LAHORE:02 November:Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal Friday said that government was moving towards right direction by adopting more business friendly policies. Addressing Lift Pakistan 2019 conference hosted by a business group here in a hotel, the minister said the government was fully committed to serve and facilitate its business community.

Govt schools to open today

RAWALPINDI:01 november: The local management has announced to open all educational institutions in Rawalpindi today (Friday), while All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) has announced to close down schools till Monday. According to spokesman of city district government, Rawalpindi, all educational institutions will remain opened on Friday (today).The news.

100,000 engineers to get jobs in global market: minister

LAHORE:01 november:Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz has said the Punjab government has made arrangements to provide job opportunities to 100,000 engineers at the international job market. A MoU has been signed between Higher Education Department and Lampro Mellon Limited Pakistan in this regard. “Our engineers can earn 4,000 to 5,000 dollars which will increase the size of national economy by 2 billion dollars,” he added.

Educational institutions to remain closed in Pindi today

Rawalpindi:31 October:The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Rawalpindi Saifullah Dogar has issued a notification to close down all educational institutions (private and government) because of the JUI(F) ‘Azadi March’ today (Thursday). The local management has taken this decision on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. According to the notification all educational institutions i.e. universities, colleges and schools (private and government) located in the jurisdiction of Rawalpindi District shall remain closed on October 31, 2019.

Educational activities continue during protest

Rawalpindi:31 October:Education activities continued without any major hurdle vis-à-vis JUI-F’s Azadi March in the provincial metropolis here on Wednesday. Except for venue of the march i.e, Azadi Chowk, the rest of the areas of the City were relatively calm also because of the ongoing shutdown strike by the traders. As a precautionary measure many parents had not sent their kids to campuses owing to which a thin attendance was recorded particularly in schools near the Azadi Chowk and adjoining areas.The news.

Punjab Schoolteachers demand regularisation of jobs

LAHORE:29 October: Government school teachers, numbering in the thousands, have not been regularised by the Punjab government, due to which Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) and Muttahida Mahaz-e- Asatza (MMA) will jointly protest on October 29. Many schoolteachers, who were recruited in 2012 and 2013, but left their jobs on not being regularised by the government are expected to protest alongside school teachers’ union leaders. A union leader said that a movement will now start across the province over this issue. Physical education made must for Punjab schools

NAB seeks detail of illegal private varsities

LAHORE:29 October:National Accountability Bureau Lahore on Monday while taking notice of alleged un-approved and illegal private universities called a briefing from Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) officials. Additional Secretary HED Tariq Hameed Bhatti, DG Accreditation HEC Tahir Abbas Zaidi, Director PHED Dr Shahbaz Shamsi and Director PHEC Nauman Maqbool Rao attended the briefing.

Parents agitate for rational school fees outside premier’s residence

LAHORE:27 October: Hundreds of parents on Saturday gathered outside Prime Minister Imran Khan’s residence in Zaman Park to protest against the Punjab government and the private schools for not implementing orders of the Supreme Court on the fee issue. Members of parent associations protested against what they said unfair calculation of fees by the District Regulatory Authority (DRA). They had held placards and banners inscribed with slogans.

CM Punjab approves amendments in Daanish schools

LAHORE:27 October: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting of Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority at his office on Friday. The meeting decided to include ethics and civics as subjects in the syllabus of the schools along with the decision to morally educate students through life skills learning in partnership with The Aga Khan University. On the directions of the chief minister, students would be taught Nazra-e-Quran and annual sports festival would also be held.

PUnjab University meeting of Punjab University Law College

Lahore:26 October: Punjab University Officers Welfare Association (PUOWA) organised its general body meeting at the Environmental Law Centre of Punjab University Law College here on Friday. PU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, PUOWA President Jaleel Tariq, Secretary Rana Muzafar Ali and a large number of in-service and retired officers of the university participated in the event. The general body meeting decided to increase the monthly deduction in ADSA allowance from Rs100 to Rs500.The news.

College admin mishandled harassment case’

LAHORE:26 October: The committee formed to probe alleged harassment case against the deceased lecturer of Government MAO College held the college administration responsible for mishandling the case and recommended to shift the college principal. The probe committee headed by Vice-Chancellor of the University of Okara, Prof Dr Zakria Zakar was formed by the Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab on 21st October with directions to submit its report within seven days.


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