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LAHORE – The medical community has termed the recent government plan to start evening classes in the federal government ‘myopic’, which will only benefit owners of private medical colleges, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) floated the idea in its recent meeting of the general council and the government decided to launch a pilot project to address the shortage of doctors in the country. However, the medical community, including different
LAHORE – Students, faculty members and educationists condemned the proposed devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and said that a mafia at public sector universities damaged the quality of HEC and forced the government to think about its devolution.
Students said that public sector universities had become a hub of academic corruption and HEC did not bother to stop professors who were looting the government’s money. Students also said that government should not devolve
KARACHI – The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) South Zone has voiced strong opposition to two days off in the week for energy conservation. In a statement, PTA chairman Aziz Ahmed said Pakistan’s economy which is already at its lowest ebb and many sectors are mired in crisis.
The decision to observe two days off in a week may result in total collapse of industrial sector especially the export sector which will suffer heavily, he lamented.Ahmed stated the decision last year
LONDON – Britain’s Asian community has opposed the BBC move to shut down its Asian Network Radio Station. BBC Asian Network , a national radio station which broadcasts news, discussion and music programs 24 hours a day in various languages of Indian-subcontinent.
Similarly it covers news, music and event from south Asian countries. With more than six million listeners across the UK, Asian Network is one of the most popular radio stations in the country. BBC Director General Mark
ISLAMABAD – Legislators in the Upper House of parliament on Friday demanded authorities take notice of the Lahore incident involving the death of three young men by US citizens, without showing any leniency.
“The law should take its own course and the culprit be punished under the law of the land,” the senators demanded. They were of the view that a thorough probe should be conducted into the incident to ascertain whether the accused was associated with any spy agency.
ISLAMABAD – Eminent experts on environment said on Thursday that the devolution of Environment Ministry and abolition of “Pakistan Environmental Protection Act 1997” would badly affect environment of the country.
Speaking at a seminar, they raised questions about the fate of Pakistan Environmental Protection Council (PEPC) headed by the prime minister after the abolition of environmental protection act. They said the devolution of ministry of environment would be a disaster for
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani millers oppose sugar imports from India because of fears New Delhi may dump surplus product and hurt the domestic industry, an industry official has said. Pakistan imposes no import duty on White sugar and the government in September waived a 25 percent duty on raw sugar.
This was to encourage the private sugar sector to import sugar to meet feared shortages after August flood damage reduced the 2010/11 crop to 3.2 million tonnes. But government and
ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on Education has decided to forward its recommendations in next two days to the implementation committee against the devolution of the ministry of education under the 18th amendment.
This was decided in the meeting on Monday under the Chairmanship of Abid Sher Ali. Abid Sher Ali, talking to reporters, said within next two days he would present unanimously passed recommendations of the committee to Senator Raza Rabani, chairman
WASHINGTON – Four US Congressmen have asked US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to refuse visas to Pakistani nationals who praised the assassination of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer and showed support for his assassin Mumtaz Qadri. In a letter sent to Clinton, Congressmen Gary Ackerman, Steve Israel, Peter King and Michael McCaul said “some of the most prominent clerics, journalists and lawyers who have praised Taseer’s death and have demonstrated support of his murderer, are