Sindh government seeks family history of police officers for health and education facilities

KARACHI: The Sindh government decided on Friday to compile a complete family registry of police officers in the province with the aim of providing them with health and education services, AREY NEWS reported.

According to the details, in the process of compiling records, the authorities have asked the entire police hierarchy, including a sentry to the senior police officer, to present details of educational qualification, age, skills and other details of their relatives.

They are asked to send the details before February 18.

The forms for the process of compiling records have been issued from the provincial central office in order to provide them with health and education services according to the details presented.

The authorities would issue health cards to the police for making use of health services for themselves and their families. However, this installation will vary according to the departments and the seniority of the officials.

In May 2019, Sindh police took an important step towards the welfare of the children of martyr personnel and officers on duty, as the department signed an agreement with renowned institutions for free and discounted educational facilities.

Sindh police signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the best educational institutions for the provision of free and discounted educational facilities for children of police martyrs and guard officers, the spokesman said.

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The initiative will open opportunities for children to obtain education from renowned schools, colleges and universities.

The spokesman told the media that students belonging to the families of police officers would receive a 50 percent discount on monthly rates.

A ceremony was organized at the Central Police Office (CPO) attended by owners and representatives of renowned schools. The agreement was signed by the Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Welfare, which established the quota for children in all schools.



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Education to pave the way for socio-economic development: SAPM Awan

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Dr.Firdous Ashiq Awan says that education is the only way forward for the socio-economic development of any society.

I was talking with the vice chancellor and executive director of the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, Quintin McKellar, who visited her today in Islamabad (Thursday).

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The Special Assistant said that the Prime Minister is willing to encourage investment in this key sector that is related to Pakistan’s future.

Welcoming the collaboration of the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, with the Millennium Universal College, Islamabad, said that Pakistan has an enabling environment for investment in education and higher education sectors.

Sindh Education and Literacy Minister Saeed Ghani announced Wednesday that he will make surprise visits to universities across the province to improve the education sector, ARY NEWS reported.

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Ghani, who is appointed minister of education in a recent reorganization of the cabinet’s portfolios, announced a mandatory assembly early in the morning at 8:00 a.m. in all the schools of the province.

Students are also instructed to attend university procedures with full uniforms.



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Saeed Ghani announces surprise visits to universities

KARACHI: Sindh’s Education and Literacy Minister Saeed Ghani announced Wednesday that he will make surprise visits to universities across the province to improve the education sector, ARY NEWS reported.

Ghani, who is appointed minister of education in a recent reorganization of the cabinet’s portfolios, announced a mandatory assembly early in the morning at 8:00 a.m. in all the schools of the province.

Students are also instructed to attend university procedures with full uniforms.

The minister also ordered the officials of the university education department to visit the educational institutes that are under his domain on a regular basis in order to analyze the implementation of the directives.

On January 9, the Anti-Corruption Department, Sindh arrested the Director of Human Resources (HRD) of School Education on Thursday for charges of abuse of power.

According to the details, the HRD school education, Muhammad Hussain Soomro had received bribes from 950 contract teachers with the promise of turning them into permanent teaching faculties in government-run educational institutes.

The bribe was received after Muhammad Hussain Soomro assured the contracted teachers by appointing the provincial minister, Sohail Anwar Siyal, as guarantor of the agreement.

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The amount obtained in government employment guarantees totals a massive sum of Rs 200 million. Teachers were requested by contract to submit 2 rupees lac each if they were looking for a permanent teaching position.

Sources aware of the development have also claimed that the detained human resources director had requested an additional amount of Rs 200 million from teachers who used the names of the unconditional of the Popular Party of Pakistan (PPP) Sohail Anwar Siyal, Murtaza Wahab and Nasir Hussain Shah.

Muhammad Hussain Soomro had requested the additional amount of money to seal the contract-based teachers as permanent employees after a Regional Support Unit scrutinized the teachers and delivered permanent employment.



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PU VC approaches the KP advisor, chief secretary for salary delays

PESHAWAR: The vice chancellor of the University of Peshawar (PU) met Friday with CM adviser Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) on higher education and chief secretary for the delay in salaries of university team employees, ARY NEWS reported.

The vice chancellor and the secretary in chief of the university team discussed the financial crisis facing the university and the latter said that the educational institution is an asset and that he will not compromise his stature and quality education he imparts.

The chief secretary applauded the reforms introduced in the university team that helped generate income of Rs 500 million.

“A control over the recruitment process at the University of Peshawar over the past eight years is also welcome,” he said.

During the meeting it was reported that the provincial finance minister would be part of the union meeting on Monday to help solve the problem.

The vice chancellor expressed satisfaction with the progress made during the meetings with the chief secretary and the provincial advisor on higher education.

Meanwhile, finance ministry officials visited the university team on Friday to get information about the problems facing the university.

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In October 2018, at least 28 students from the University of Peshawar were injured when police accused them with a cane on Thursday during their protest against the rate increase.

A large number of students gathered outside the University of Peshawar against rising rates this morning, but soon there was an atmosphere of unrest. The administration called the police to disperse the protesting students and a fight broke out between the two sides after the arrival of law enforcement officials.

According to reports, the protesting students threw stones at the police, injuring two police officers who were later taken to the hospital. Several students were arrested after the protest.



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PM Imran seeks WEF’s assist for poverty alleviation, training

DAVOS: World Financial Discussion board Government Chairman Dr. Klaus Schwab known as on Prime Minister Imran Khan on the perimeters of WEF Annual Assembly 2020 at Davos on Wednesday, ARY Information reported.    

Speaking to the manager chairman, PM Imran expressed the need that WEF can accomplice with Pakistan on necessary social welfare initiatives for poverty alleviation and training.

He mentioned that the problems being highlighted by WEF this yr are additionally related to Pakistan.

PM Imran mentioned that his authorities is specializing in expertise’ enhancement for youth because it considers its important youth inhabitants as a driver of financial development.

The prime minister maintained that Pakistan is addressing the impacts of local weather change via the implementation of “Clear Inexperienced Pakistan Program” together with plantation of 10 billion timber.

Learn Extra: Finish purpose is to make Pakistan a welfare state; PM Imran Khan at WEF

Earlier within the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his keynote handle on the World Financial Summit 2020 at Davos on Wednesday had mentioned that the tip purpose for his authorities was to materialise the imaginative and prescient for a welfare state.

Speaking in regards to the troubles being confronted by the nation on its bordering areas the prime minister had mentioned that Pakistan needed to speak options to ending conflicts.

“I’ve at all times believed that the one approach ahead is through peace settlements. We need to mend our fences with Iran; we had some border points with them. After which with India,” PM Imran Khan had added.




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27 Punjab colleges placed on discover over violating closure orders    

FAISALABAD: Punjab training division on Wednesday issued show-cause notices to 27 colleges in Faisalabad over not complying with the federal government’s determination to shut down all colleges until January 12, ARY NEWS reported.

In line with sources within the training division, initially, the faculties have been solely issued show-cause notices and if they might not adjust to the authorities’ directives then heavy fines will even be slapped on them.

On January 06, the non-public colleges affiliation has introduced to defy the Punjab authorities’s determination to close down all colleges within the province until January 12 owing to the extended winter season.

In line with sources, the non-public colleges have introduced to reopen the faculties from Tuesday (tomorrow) in violation of the provincial authorities’s determination to increase the winter holidays.

Saying the choice to increase the vacations on the micro-blogging web site on Monday, the Provincial Minister for Schooling Murad Raas stated that as a consequence of excessive climate circumstances, winter trip has been prolonged until January 12th, 2020.

“All Public & Personal Colleges of Punjab will reopen on Monday, January 13th, 2020.”

That is the second time an extension is made within the winter holidays owing to the cruel winter season within the nation particularly in components of the Punjab province together with excessive fog early within the day. The primary extension was made on January 01, when the holidays have been prolonged until January 05.



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