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Federal Board New Paper Pattern

Punjab study - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 15:26

Federal Board New Paper Pattern For ICS 2018-2020

Federal Board New Paper Pattern For ICS 2018-2020 Subject Question Type Detail Marks Time Math         MCQ 20 MCQS 20 25 Minutes Short Question 10 Out of 15 40 2:35 Hours Long Question 5 Out of 7 40   Total 15 Out of 22 100 3:00 Hours Physics         MCQ 20 MCQS 17 25 Minutes Short Question 7 Out of 10 40 2:35 Hours Long Question 5 Out of 7 40 Total 15 Out of 22 100 3:00 Hours   Computer MCQ 15 MCQS 15 20 Minutes Short Question 7 Out of 10 21 2:40 Hours Short Question 7 Out of 10 21 Long Question 3 Out of 6 18   Total 17 Out of 26 75 3:00 Hours   Islaymiat MCQ 10 MCQ 10 15 Minutes Translation of Quarnic Verse 1 Out of 2 4 2:15 Hours Translation of Ahadith 2 Out of 2 4 Short Question 8 Out of 10 16 Long Question 2 Out of 3 16   Total 13 Out of 17 50 2:30 Hours Tags: 11th class12th classCity: Islamabad

All textbooks based on 2006 national curriculum’

Punjab study - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:52
LAHORE:19 August: Chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) of Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB), Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Akram Khan, has rejected reports of removal of chapters related to Islam, the country and Pakistan Army from primary textbooks. Talking to The News, Gen (Retd) Akram Khan said all textbooks were based on the 2006 national curriculum. He said the textbooks highlighted in the media were two years old but the issue was being raised now.He said in order to ensure balance of content as per the spirit of the curriculum some chapters were rearranged. Sharing an example, Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board managing director Amir Ijaz said in one of the textbooks a chapter on Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed was replaced with a chapter on Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed as the chapter on Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed was already in another textbook. He said the move was aimed at maintaining balance in the content keeping in view learning capacity of the students. He said this was the case with other chapters on Islam and the country in some other textbooks. He said a detailed report had been prepared for the chief minister in this regard. He alleged that some individuals with vested interest were leveling allegations against the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board as the board stopped outsourcing of the textbooks.The news.City: Lahore

Dr Asim Dilawar Bakhshi,won Urdu Science Award

Punjab study - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:51
LAHORE:19 August: Dr Asim Dilawar Bakhshi, a renowned writer, educationist and computer engineer, won Urdu Science Award initiated by Urdu Science Board, announced here the other day. He was awarded Rs50,000 for his book written on science articles. Urdu Science Board called manuscripts from science writers and translators in Urdu for Urdu Science Award. Urdu Science Board received a number of books from various science writers from all over the country. After scrutinising the manuscripts, the selection committee chose “Nai Zameenon ki Talash” as the best book written by Dr Asim Dilawar Bakhshi. Dr Asim Bakhshi holds a PhD in computer science and teaches in different universities in Islamabad.The news.City: Lahore

Punjab University to start MBBS, BDS this year

Punjab study - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:48
LAHORE:August 19: Punjab University’s Academic Council has approved bachelor’s level medical programmes ie MBBS and BDS along with curriculum as taught in King Edward Medical University (KEMU) from the academic session 2017. The meeting was chaired by Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir in which PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, heads of academic departments and professors participated. A PU official said the university had already applied to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and the programmes would be offered only after approval. The medical programmes (HEC Level-6, 7 & 8 and PMDC level-1, 2, 3 & 4) would be offered under PU’s Faculty of Health Sciences, formerly known as Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Addressing the meeting, Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir said that PU administration was aiming at establishing state-of-the-art medical college and hospital and it would provide the best health services to the people. He said PU administration was making efforts to revise curriculum of all academic programmes on modern lines. The meeting also approved establishment of Nursing College. The meeting approved several agenda items regarding recommendations of board of studies of all faculties regarding revision of curriculum and other related matters. Meanwhile, the PU Examinations Department has declared the results of BSc Medical Laboratory Technology Course (4-year programme) Part-I, Annual Examination 2016 and BS Applied Geology Fourth Professional Second Annual 2016 and Annual Examination 2017. The details are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. expats’ complaints: Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti have instructed the members of the Lahore District Overseas Pakistanis (DOPC) to expedite the mechanism of resolution of complaints relating to expatriate Pakistanis and proceedings regarding redress of complaints be properly and regularly uploaded on complaints web portal of the OPC. A meeting of the DOPC, Lahore, was held under the Shaheen Khalid and Afzaal Bhatti. CCPO Amin Wains, OPC DG Javed Iqbal Bukhari, Additional DG Police Matters Agha Muhammad Yousaf, Deputy Commissioner Sumair Ahmad Syed and OPC Public Facilitation Committee Chairman Sajjid Ch were also present. During the meeting, the performance of the DOPC, Lahore and data of pending complaints also came under discussion. OPC Punjab Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatt while lauding the efforts of the DOPC, Lahore, for resolving the issues faced by overseas Pakistanis said that members of the DOPC were working hard for swift solution to the problems of expatriate Pakistanis.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Teachers urged to play role for extremism, sectarianism elimination

Punjab study - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:29
MULTAN:18 august: Speakers in a workshop stressed upon the academia to play its role for elimination of extremism, sectarianism and maintaining peace in society. They said that teachers should come forward to determine the right direction for the country which would be helpful to bring peace and tranquillity in the country. Addressing at inaugural ceremony of a three day national training workshop titled "The Role of Faculty in the Protection of Human Rights and Conflict Management" under the auspices of Ministry of Religious Affairs in collaboration with BZU at Islamic studies department on Wednesday, acting Vice Chancellor Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Dr Bashir Ahmad said that the aim of training is to promote religious tolerance, collateral peace and altruism in Pakistani society. He said that accumulation of teachers at this platform was meant to find out ways and means for maintaining peace and harmony in the society. Chairman Islamic studies department BZU Dr Suhaib Qudoos said extremism had played havoc and proved harmful to our society. He said that teachers should equip the students with such kind of education which could be beneficial for the society. Dr Suhaib said the Holy Prophet Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH) in his last sermon taught us the lesson of basic human rights. It was dire need of the hour, to review our curricula to inclusion of human rights in it, he said. He urged upon the teachers to play their part for ending trends of extremism and sectarianism from youth. Director Ministry for Religious Affairs Dr Kashif Mahmood, Ministry of Defence official Dr Muniba Gul, Dr Mukarab, Dr Saeed-u-Rehman and others also spoke. Published in Daily Times, August 18th 2017.City: Multan

Police asked to enhance security at education institutes

Punjab study - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:28
LAHORE:18 august: City police have been directed to beef up security arrangements at schools and other educational institutions in the provincial metropolis. The directive was issued in view of intelligence reports. Meanwhile, private schools have also been asked to ensure that standard operating procedures on security are fulfilled. Schools' administrations have said that the financial burden for additional security measures under the SOPs will have to be passed on parents. On Thursday, Operations DIG Haider Ashraf issued an order to all the divisional SPs to tighten security at all schools, colleges, other education institutions as well as important places to avoid any untoward incident. The divisional SPs, DSPs, and SHOs were asked to visit the administration at schools, colleges, and universities to ensure foolproof security. In his directives, Ashraf has said that entry and exit points at educational institutes should be kept at a minimum and permanent security should be ensured at these points for snap checking of those going in and out. He has asked that the height of all walls at educational institutes should be raised and parking facility should be maintained at a safe distance from the main premises. He has also asked for installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at all educational institutes so that their surroundings could be watched around the clock. Ashraf ordered the SP security to maintain coordination among the Divisional SPs and asked SP Mobiles to check patrolling during school timings. The Operations DIG said that police were also providing security to more than 6,000 schools across the city. He said 326 schools had been declared in A-plus category, over 2,000 in B category and the rest in C category. Speaking to Daily Times, the administration of different private schools stated that it was difficult to follow the security guidelines without reviewing fees charged to students. The additional financial burden for security will need to taken care of by someone, they said.Published in Daily Times, August 18th 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Exhibition marks 70 years of Pakistan in , Information Technology University

Punjab study - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:26
LAHORE:18 august:Dr Umar Saif, vice-chancellor, Information Technology University (ITU), opened an exhibition to commemorate the 70 years of Pakistan's independence at the Arfa Software Technology Park on Thursday. The exhibition, curated by the IU’s Centre for Governance and Policy, will remain open till September 14, 2017, which covers the period from the Lahore Resolution in 1940 to Pakistan's creation and the immediate aftermath. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Umar Saif said there was a need to created awareness among the youth of the country about the ideology of Pakistan and the untiring struggle of the nation's elders who scarified their lives, families and belongings to achieve the milestone of an independent homeland for the nation. It was now foremost duty of the youth to adopt modern technology to make Pakistan a developed country, he added.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreComsats Institute of Information Technology

GC University awards PhD

Punjab study - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:24
Lahore:18 august: Government College University has awarded a PhD to a scholar in physics. According to a press release Jamil Ahmad Siddiquee completed his thesis on the topic of “Synthesis of Tantalum and Niobium based Nitride and Oxy Nitride Films in Plasma Environment” under the supervision of Dr Tousif Hussain and Co-Supervisor Prof Dr Riaz Ahmad.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Teacher academy inaugurated at University of Education

Punjab study - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:22
Lahore:18 august:The first academy for the training of college and university teachers of Punjab will be inaugurated at University of Education on August 21. According to a press release, the academy has been established under a special initiative of the Punjab government to enhance the quality of education. The academy has been set up on the premises of University of Education.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreEducation University Lahore

Punjab University Distinction

Punjab study - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:20
Lahore:18 august:Punjab University (PU) students have shown outstanding performances in co-curricular activities organised by state TV to celebrate Independence Day. According to a press release, students, including Atif Shafiq and Shahzad Abbas, clinched first position with a cash prize of Rs 30,000 in state TV Azadi quiz competition at Lahore Centre while in final round in Islamabad, they got second position with cash prize of Rs 30,000. In Pakistan Speaks Debate competition organised by state TV Lahore Centre, students, including Sabahat Qamar, Abdul Haseeb and Shaista Fajar, obtained team trophy with cash prize of Rs 30,000 in Urdu Debate contest.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

153 school buildings in Pindi district in dilapidated condition

Punjab study - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:18
RAWALPINDI:August 18: Although an amount of Rs2.449 billion has already been spent on dilapidated school buildings, but 153 buildings of government educational institutions remain threat to students, teachers and other staff member. In 2015, district education department had declared 270 educational institutions buildings in Rawalpindi dangerous which had to be repaired by the provincial government in phases. Punjab government also ordered to provide IT Labs to all 425 government high schools in Rawalpindi. It will be zero tolerance if concerned authority failed to establish IT Labs in all 425 high schools during 2017-18. District Education Authority (DEA) Assistant Director (Planning) Saleem Raza told ‘The News’ that construction work of dilapidated school buildings is continuing. “Construction work will be completed this fiscal year, he claimed. He said that they have already finished construction work worth Rs2.449 billion in Rawalpindi district. But, around 153 buildings are still dangerous which would be cleared during this fiscal year, he added. He pointed out 36 dangerous buildings in Rawalpindi including 46 in Gujar Khan, 20 in Kallar Syedan, 10 in Taxila, 18 in Murree, 10 in Kotli Satyan and 13 in Kahuta tehsils. He also assured establishment of IT Labs in all 425 high schools during this year as per government of Punjab orders. “We have also provided 295 toilets and 375 water sources in government schools,” he claimed. Saleem Raza said that the provincial government had asked the education department to identify dilapidated buildings of the educational institutions in the district which need immediate repairs. In 2015, the Punjab government had released only Rs250 million against the education department`s demand of Rs2 billion.The provincial government has allocated Rs8 billion during this fiscal year for the repair of dilapidated buildings in 36 districts of the province. According to the survey of education department, 391 buildings were found dangerous but the government asked to reduce the number as per 2014 survey in which 257 building were in dilapidated condition and after the discussion, the department sought financial help for repair of 270 buildings in the district and of them, 23 needed immediate attention. The condition of Government Jamia Islamia High School, Murree Road; Government Faizul Islam School, Trunk Bazaar; Pahalvi School, Faizabad; Mission High School, Raja Bazaar was bad. But, the condition of these school buildings is now better after renovation work, Assistant Director (Planning) Saleem Raza told ‘The News’. It is worth mentioning here that scores of poor children in Rawalpindi are yet facing lack of basic facilities in their schools. Despite government’s stress that every child has right to education, the real picture of government school buildings, especially in the old city areas, is dismal in addition to classes having poor teacher-student ratio. There are total 1823 government schools in Rawalpindi district included primary, middle, high and higher secondary.The news.City: Rawalpindi

Call to promote liberal arts education

Punjab study - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:34
LAHORE:August 17: “To develop critical and problem solving capabilities among the graduating students, it is high time to promote liberal arts education in Pakistan,” said Prof Dr Nizamuddin, Chairperson Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) while addressing a symposium on “Liberal Arts Education: Grooming the Youth” organised in collaboration with Forman Christian College University (FCU) Lahore on the university’s campus on Wednesday. A large number of students, faculty members, civil society members, and senior officers from PHEC participated in the symposium. Addressing the participants of the symposium, Prof Dr Nizamuddin said liberal arts should be promoted across Pakistan, as it would better equip students to become well-rounded individuals who would become future leaders. Dr Detweiler emphasised the need of the liberal arts education in the universities and colleges and discussed at length about the prospects of liberal arts.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Thousands attend Azadi Festival at University of Management

Punjab study - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:29
LAHORE:17 August: The University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore celebrated the 70th Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and passion at its Johar Town Campus. UMT Rector Dr Muhammad Aslam along with Director General Abid HK Shirwani hoisted the national flag early in the morning. The most important segment of Independence Day celebrations was the Azadi Festival, which the university management organised in the evening. Thousands of students and their parents, employees, faculty members, families and general public took to the varsity ground embellished with exotic foods stalls, shopping booths, kids’ corner, fireworks, games and many more things that attracted them to chant slogans of Long Live Pakistan. Speech and quiz competitions, games and dressing shows, poetry and national songs contests were also held to amuse the audiences. Speaking on the occasion, Rector Dr Muhammad Aslam said Pakistan was a great and unique gift from Almighty Allah, for which we should thank Him and remember the sacrifices of our elders. He said the impact factor for Pakistan’s development was education and research so “we must focus on this factor to place the country in the list of well-developed and civilised nations of the world”. The rector urged students to give importance and preference to their studies so that an able and competent leadership was entrusted to the country. Expressing his views, UMT Director and Azadi Festival Chief Organiser Ibrahim Hasan Murad said that the UMT intended to infuse a sense of national pride and patriotism in students. He said the UMT would continue working for the development of the country. Published in Daily Times,City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore

Ceremonies oozing patriotism mark Independence Day

Punjab study - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:26
LAHORE:15 August: Lahoris on Monday marked 70th Independence Day of Pakistan with national zeal and fervour. The day dawned with special prayers for security, progress and prosperity of the country followed by a 21-gun salute at Mehfooz Shaheed Garrision. A number of families, personnel of the Pakistan Army witnessed the ceremony. A number of flag-hoisting ceremonies, seminars and rallies arranged by the government, Pakistan Army, Rangers, political parties, Metropolitan Corporation Lahore, district administration, union councils, educational institutions were observed across the city. The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) arranged fireworks at Greater Iqbal Park, Aiwan-e-Quaid and Jilani Park. The fireworks dazzled the audience, which had come out in droves to mark the day. A mega event to mark the day was organised at Lahore Fort where Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif hoisted the national flag at the historic Alamagiri Gate of Lahore Fort. The chief minister also visited Iqbal's mausoleum and laid a floral wreath at the grave of Allama Iqbal and offered prayers for solidarity and prosperity of the country. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif also visited the tomb of Allam Iqbal and offered fateha. A change of guard ceremony was held at Iqbal's mausoleum. Lahore Garrison Commander Major General Muhammad Amir inspected the ceremony and laid wreath at the grave of the great thinker and offered fateha. The Punjab Rangers also celebrated 70th Independence Day with traditional zeal at Wagah Border. A flag-lowering ceremony was held at Wagah Border, which was witnessed by people from all walks of life and army officials. Punjab Rangers Director General (DG) Major General Azhar Naveed Hayat Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. Not only Muslims but Christian community also marked Independence Day and arranged a special prayer ceremony at Cathedral Church. The Child Welfare Protection Bureau, Women Development Department (WDD) and the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) held flag-hoisting ceremonies to mark the day. WDD Additional Secretary Nadir Khalique and PCSW Secretary Muhammad Usman were the chief guests. Educational intuitions, including the Punjab University, Government College of Home Economics, Lahore, University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), University of Management and Technology (UMT) and the Government College University (GCU) celebrated the day by holding different ceremonies. A flag-hoisting ceremony at the Punjab University College of Art and Design was also held. Speaking on the occasion, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen urged the nation to serve the country irrespective of personal interest. Addressing a grand flag-hoisting ceremony at the GCU's Bukhari Auditorium, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah laid stress on strengthening national institutions of the country, saying that Pakistan was the sixth largest country in the world by population, but, unfortunately, it was far below in the list of countries in socioeconomic indicators. The National Highways and Motorways Police (Central Zone) under the supervision of Zonal Commander (N-5 Central) DIG Mirza Faran Baig celebrated Independence Day by installing special stalls at all toll plazas from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan. The NHMP distributed national flags, flowers and candies among motorists, especially children.Published in Daily Times, August 15th 2017.City: Lahore

GC University a grand flag-hoisting ceremony

Punjab study - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:24
LAHORE:15 August: Educational institutions of the provincial metropolis celebrated 70th Independence Day with traditional zeal and zest by organising different events, including national flag-hoisting ceremonies. At the Government College University (GCU), addressing a grand flag-hoisting ceremony at the university's historical Bukhari Auditorium, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah laid stress on strengthening national institutions of the country. Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir while addressing the flag-hoisting ceremony in the university urged the nation to serve the country irrespective of personal interests saying this was the way to make country Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal. Deans, principals, directors, faculty members and students were present on the occasion. Participants were holding national flags. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) also celebrated the Independence Day with zeal and zest and organised various activities to mark the day. The day began with Quran Khawani and special prayers in the university mosque for martyrs and for the progress and prosperity of the country. Later, a flag-hoisting ceremony was arranged. Celebrating the Independence Day, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) VC announced setting up Pakistan Movement Gallery wherein rare pictures of Pakistan Movement and its leadership will be displayed. Addressing the staff during flag-hoisting ceremony in the campus, VC Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi said it was significant to educate young generation about the history of Pakistan Movement. Meanwhile, University of Engineering & Technology, Government College Township and student organisations also celebrated the day by organising walks, seminars and cake cutting ceremonies. CAA: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) held a flag hoisting ceremony at Allama Iqbal International Airport (AIIAP) on 70th Independence Day. Railways: A flag hoisting ceremony was held at railway headquarters on Monday on Independence Day of Pakistan. NH&MP: National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) N-5 Central Monday celebrated Independence Day with national spirit and zeal and made extraordinary arrangements to celebrate this special day with the road users. Flag-hoisting: On 70th Independence Day, a flag hoisting ceremony arranged by Women Development Department (WDD) and Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) was held at WDD. Mural wall: Punjab Minister for Excise and Taxation and Information Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman with Commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbal Monday inaugurated a mural wall titled “Icons of Independence Movement”. Message: In a message, Eama John, Chairperson Bricks Foundation For The Nation, said Pakistan is the greatest gift of Allah Almighty to all Pakistanis. "This is our home and we all have to protect, nurture and love it together with all our potential,” he added.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Education should be treated to produce better humans’

Punjab study - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:21
Rawalpindi::August 15:We should consider education as a faculty that produces better human beings and changes behaviour for the better rather than as a tool for getting a lucrative job. This exhortation was made by noted educationist Khushbakht Shujaat while speaking as a motivational speaker on the third and final day of a seminar titled “Women’s Empowerment”, held at the Global Marquee in town on Monday afternoon. The theme for the day was ‘Women tackling challenges in education’. The biggest drawback in our education system was the grooming of the individual, she said, and was because our education system did not focus on developing the inner, hidden talents of the child. “All the stress is on marks and academic performance.” Love for books, she lamented, was declining. Schools were opening up galore, she said, without any attention to quality. Their only aim was reaping the quick buck with least regard to development of a child’s personality, the speaker added. Love for books, Shujaat lamented, was declining as also for literature. “A child who is not bright in academics may be a very good musician but our system has no provisions for exploiting this important aspect of a child’s inner personality.” This was followed by a panel discussion, titled ‘Women tackling challenges in education’. Ameena Saiyed, managing director of the Oxford University Press (Pakistan), said that of the 60 million children of school-going age in Pakistan, 20 million were out of school. Of the remaining 40 million, 24 million, she said, were going to government-run schools while 16 million were going to private schools. She lamented that the standard of those going to public schools was really dismal. “The literacy rate in Balochistan is abysmally low while in Karachi’s Korangi it is around 60 percent.” Education in Pakistan, she said, faced enormous challenges. One of these, according to her, was the measly governmental spending on education whereby health, education, and social welfare, all three put together, were getting just 1.8 percent of the GDP. Teachers, she said, were not adequately trained. “We have to create an environment which would develop an interest in learning among children.” The e best way for a child to learn the correct language, she said, was profuse reading and supplementary reading. For that, she added, there is a dire need for libraries.” Nargis Alvi, principal of the Habib Public School, said teachers had their individual identity as mothers, wives and daughters. As such, they had essential duties in these roles too. “We need to look at their interests. We must have a flexible attitude in this regard. “If a teacher has to be at school at a certain time in the morning, she also has to drop an infant daughter at another school far away, the latter being as important as being at school by a certain hour. So we should have an understanding attitude there. You have to have a very humanitarian approach,” she said. Alvi said in their school they had a policy of giving very little homework to children. “Learning should be made to be fun for children. It should not be regimented.” Ambreena Ahmed of the Teachers’ Resource Centre dwelt on the issue of the curriculum and said that it should be one that helped the child develop a broad mindset, whereby the child developed intellectual magnanimity. She was of the view that the core issues were yet to be addressed. “In government-run schools, there was inappropriate curriculum. Teachers have a direct impact on the development of children. Teachers’ training is essential and trained teachers will not have a robotic stance towards teaching. “ Shaha Tariq, a teacher at the Cedar College, in reply to a question calling for teaching in the mother tongue, Urdu in this case, said that there had been no attempt at translating major works. She said there was no way she could read Wuthering Heights in Urdu because no one had ever thought of translating it. There was teaching in the mother tongue in countries like Japan, Germany, and a couple of others because translation was a regular feature in those countries and works on any subject in English, were quickly translated into the respective local language, the teacher added. Mahin Sahibzadi moderated the panel. The final session comprised presentation of awards. The award for ‘reducing inequality’ went to Quratul Ain Bakhtiari; for ‘climactic action’ to Sabiha Zaman; for ‘responsible consumption’ to Shireen Hallai; for ‘life below water posthumously’ to Tahira Ali Shah; for ‘art and architecture education’ to Shahnaz Ismail; and for ‘life on land’ to Dr Amena.The news. City: Rawalpindi

Nation celebrates 71st Independence Day

Punjab study - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:11
Lahore:August 14:Pakistan on Monday celebrated its 71st Independence Day with a renewed pledge to safeguard the motherland against any threat and make it a true Islamic welfare state as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The day kicked off with special prayers being offered for peace and prosperity of the country after Fajr, followed by a 31-gun salute in the federal capital along with a 21-gun salute in each provincial capital. Change of guard ceremonies were also held at Mazar-e-Quaid and Mazar-e-Iqbal. K-P’s transgenders go green to celebrate Independence Day in Peshawar Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chinese Vice President Wang Yang attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Islamabad’s Convention Centre. The highest flag in South Asia and 8th highest in the world – was hoisted at the Wagah Border on Sunday night to mark the 71st Independence Day of the country.The news. City: Lahore

Matric student dies in accident

Punjab study - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:10
LAHORE :August 14:A matric student was killed and two other people were injured in a road accident on Canal Road Campus Underpass on Sunday. The victim was identified as Ahmad of Dharampura. Two speeding vehicles, a truck and a tractor-trolley, hit cars and bikes on Canal Road Campus Underpass, as a result of which, three people, including Ahmad, sustained injuries. The injured were removed to hospital where Ahmad succumbed to his injuries. People caught the truck driver and gave him a good thrashing. Police have impounded the truck and the tractor-trolley.The news.City: Lahore

14th August: A day of gratitude and renewal of pledges

Punjab study - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 11:09
Lahore:August 14:Establishment of Pakistan is the result of the great effort of the Muslims of the sub-continent against the British imperialism. This effort consists of 200 years. It is not only a blessing of Allah Almighty but also the fruit of a historical struggle and countless sacrifices. The country that came into being as a result of Pakistan Movement (that covers the period of scores of years), has completed 70 years of its freedom in spite of all challenges, dangers, conspiracies of enemies and weaknesses of its own people. We are grateful to Allah Almighty. The gift that was bestowed upon us on the 27th of Ramadan will exist and flourish Insha Allah. The objectives for which the Muslims of sub-continent struggled hard must be achieved. We should be thankful to Allah for this blessing. At the same time we should also consider the losses and gains impartially. What were the real aims of the Pakistan Movement? What were the idea and the vision for which the Muslims of sub-continent struggled? How much we are close or far from it? We should analyze our positive and negative aspects honestly. How can we get rid of our negativity? It is the need of the hour that we should know the genuine vision, its complete understanding, and concrete planning for its achievement and determination for an effective and decisive struggle with a new spirit. We should keep in mind that the creation of Pakistan was not the result of the last seven years struggle of Pakistan movement only. But it is the fruit of the movement that covers the period of 200 years. This movement started when the British rulers arrived in sub-continent. We can notice three major stages of this movement. First, to face the imperial rulers militarily and the restoration of the Muslim rule. Second, the beginning of a political struggle. A struggle for political freedom all together with the other countrymen, in which Muslims could maintain their ideological, religious, political and cultural identity and could not be absorbed in non-Muslim majority. The development of the Two-Nation theory in comparison with the regional nationalism and the development of such a political system that could fulfil its requirements, could present an alternative paradigm of different nationalities of the state. It had become clear in 1938-39 that Indian National Congress which had remained under the control of Brahmans from the beginning to the ending, was not ready to accept this concept till today. Its aim was Hindu nationalism in the name of secularism. The govts that were made as a result of the elections held under the law of 1935, proved it practically. The third stage of the movement of the Muslims was started in the same background. The Two-Nation theory was presented literally and practically as a new political destination of Muslims, namely the division of India and the establishment of Pakistan as an independent Islamic state. The movement of Pakistan had two indivisible and inseparable aspects. First was the political freedom and second was that the basis of this freedom was Islamic ideology, culture and civilisation. That’s why in order to understand the idea of Pakistan and the objectives, nature and identification of Pakistan Movement, it is necessary to study the following documents. 1 The presidential address of Allama Iqbal in 1930. 2 The Resolution of Lahore on 23rd March, 1940. 3 The presidential address of the Quaid-i-Azam, the resolution of the convention of the elected members of national and provincial assemblies on 7 April, 1947 and the speech of the Quaid-i-Azam. 4 The resolution of objectives was passed by the first elected constituent assembly on 3rd March, 1949 and the speeches of the PM Liaqat Ali Khan and the dignified members of assemblies which were a part of Pakistan Movement. (The movement of objectives is a summary of the ideology of Pakistan Movement and is a beginning and a part of the constitution of Pakistan.) Six rules should be observed to make Pakistan an Islamic, democratic and welfare state in this background. 1 The complete and exact awareness of the idea of Pakistan and its true destination. The first and the foremost need of this vision is a total clarity and focus. It can determine our destination. It is our identity. The struggle for freedom was launched for the protection and development of this identity. Finally, the freedom was achieved. Millions of people sacrificed their lives, property and honour for this purpose. The Muslims that were left in India laid a great sacrifice for Islam and the freedom for their Muslim brothers when they decided to live under the domination of Hindus. 2 The achievement of a territory is necessary to protect the freedom and independence. That is why free nation and free territory are compulsory for each other. The first requirement of the national security is the defence of the national border. The defence of the country and ideology go side by side with the personality and identity. Military power as well as political, economic and moral power is necessary as a power of competition. It will be quite dangerous for our national security if we’ll show any weakness in it. It ensures the political and social stability, internal peace, protection from external dangers and the complete usage of the resources for the prosperity and the progress of the population. 3 The third requirement is the protection and the development of this vision, national security and interests. Fresh policies should be adopted in all fields of life. The plan of action should be fair and transparent. 4 Necessary institutions should be established and developed in order to get the aims and the benefits of these policies. If there will be the rule of law and the Constitution, then the institutions will be supreme and the responsibilities can be taken properly. 5 The basic requirement for the achievement of these aims is that groups of people should be prepared at institutional levels. Education is a key to it. When the whole population will make progress in the fields of education, morality and ability, then a nation will develop. By securing and strengthening the freedom and the identity, this progress can be made more fruitful. It has a role in shaping the society, environment, civilization and culture. 6 The last decisive requirement is the selection of the honest leadership, the system of accountability and consultation at every level. These six points guarantee for the freedom, independence, stability and progress of a nation and a country. The root cause of all the problems of Pakistan is our negligence, weakness, contrast and contradiction about all the above mentioned points or rules. We followed these rules to some extent. We kept our existence and made progress because of these rules. Pakistan has completed its seventy years. I would like to present the following important points before the nation for the progress of the country. 14th August is a day of celebration. We should be thankful to Allah Almighty that He has blessed us with freedom. We should try to lead our life according to the teachings of Islam individually as well as collectively. 14th August is a day of accountability for us. We should analyse whether we have fulfilled the promise that we have made with this nation and the country. If not, then who is responsible for it? 14th August is a day of the renewal of the pledges. We should consider our weaknesses and then promise again that we’ll compensate for our shortcomings of the past.The news.City: Lahore

The City School honours its high achievers in A level exams

Punjab study - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:55
LAHORE:13 August: The City School Friday held a ceremony at its Shalamar Campus to honour its high achievers in A level exams. More than 90 students of The City School had got more than 90 percent marks in the A level exams. The ceremony was attended by students, teachers and The City School Regional Manager Irum Yousuf. Speaking on the occasion, Areej Rashid, a student who got 7 A*s and 1 A, said that she wanted to make her parents proud and happy. "For this purpose I worked hard and now my dream has come true," she added. "Besides, efforts of my parents as well teachers were the real reason behind my achievement." Another student Muhammad Bin Awais said, "Good grades matter but good concept also matters." He, too, gave credit to his parents and teachers for his outstanding performance. "I used WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber and other social media tools for learning and preparation for exams," he said. Ayesha Latif said that her parents' untiring efforts raised her morale. "I want them to feel proud just because of me," she added. Saad said that he used to get coaching from tuition centres, besides the school, which helped him get good grades. "My teachers used to say me that I can achieve whatever I want." The City School Regional Director Irum Yousuf advised students to come back to Pakistan after studying abroad and serve the country. She appreciated efforts of schoolteachers and heads and asked them to organise ceremonies to honour their high achievers. Published in Daily Times, August 12th 2017.City: Lahore

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