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Quality education at grassroots level promised

The Punjab government under Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had taken giant steps to promote quality education at grassroots level, said Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan while addressing an annual prize

Dubai’s quality assurance body approves SZABIST programmes

KARACHI – The Dubai government’s international quality assurance body has approved the programmes of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZAIST), the SZABIST spokesperson announced on Wednesday. “SZABIST has become the only Pakistan-based university, whose programmes have been approved by the Dubai’s government highly reputable international quality assurance body following an international peer review,” the spokesperson said.
It was pointed out

Quality education Punjab govt’s top priority, says Sana Ullah

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan has said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been focusing on the promotion of quality education in the province.
“To achieve the desired results, various revolutionary policies have been introduced for the encouragement of outstanding students and provision of scholarships to them for higher studies in well reputed educational institutions under endowment fund,” he said and added this was in addition

World’s highest hotel opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, housed in the city’s tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.
Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008.
Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International

PTA fails to conduct quality survey

KARACHI – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has failed to conduct its Quality of Service (QoS) survey last year, and it has yet to conduct any such effort this year. It has been learnt that PTA has failed to commence its ninth QoS survey for mobile operators which was supposedly due in November, last year. The authority faced litigation by the few mobile operators over issuing show cause notices to them in the light of their poor quality of service during the eighth QoS

Quality Road claims Pakistan Derby

LAHORE – The four-year-old filly Quality Road left everyone high and dry to claim the Pakistan Derby 2011, earning more than Rs 150,000 in prize money and winning the trophy for its owner Syed Ismial Shah. Rider Ghulam Shabbir II and trainer Mohammad Rafiq were behind Quality Road’s win, as she covered the 12 furlong distance in two minutes and 35 seconds, the best time since 1986. The favourites were up to the task on Sunday as no major upset was witnessed except in a few races.

‘Varsities need quality assurance cells’

KARACHI – It is essential to set up quality assurance cells at universities so that the standard of education could be improved, said Dow University Quality Enhancement Cell Director Dr Abdul Wahid Usmani during a function at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) on Monday.
Dr Usmani said that quality assurance cells would help foster research and also check academic standards. He said that for the progress of a university, it is necessary that its

Faisalabad City Government to introduce quality traffic culture

FAISALABAD – The city government has put in place an effective mechanism to resolve the longstanding traffic chaos in its endeavour to introduce a standardised, disciplined and a systematic traffic culture in the city. It was revealed by Divisional Commissioner Tahir Hussain while presiding over a meeting of District Traffic Management Committee (DTMC).
The members of the committee were assured by the commissioner that all necessary steps were being taken to regulate the flow of

Pakistan need one quality spinner: Malik

LAHORE – Urging the Pakistani team to rely heavily on the spinners, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said spin bowlers would play a decisive role in the upcoming World Cup. “Already we have seen in the warm-up match between Australia and India how important a role spinners can play in this tournament,” Malik, who was a shock omission from Pakistan World Cup squad, told reporters.
Malik also pointed out that since the tournament is being held in February-March, the weather at

DCO orders food quality control

LAHORE – DCO Lahore Ahad Khan has directed to check the premises of 38 marriage halls, whereas food samples of 65 different restaurants and food companies have been sent to laboratories for inspection by District Food Inspector Dr Masood Ashraf.
Challans for substandard food items will be presented in courts for hearing, while 13 premises have been issued corrective measure notifications.

Prices fall and so does quality

LAHORE: Vegetable prices decreased at the Sunday bazaars while chicken prices increased on this Sunday. The buyers complained about the quality of vegetables and fruits and the security too remained poor while the district management remained indifferent to the situation. Though the prices decreased, a number of vendors kept selling at higher rates. The administration of Sunday bazaars remained absent and did not bother about public complaints.
The consumers at Sunday bazaars in

KESC to drop production due to low quality fuel supply

KARACHI: Karachites would face further load shedding as a power generating unit of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has been closed for, what the sources said, burning of furnace oil of “below specification”, supplied by a private oil company.
KESC is relying on a private oil supplying company ‘Byco’ to meet its additional fuel needs. The furnace oil supplied by the company, sources claimed, was not up to standard, causing the closure of a unit of KESC at Korangi. Due to

CDGL crackdown: prices fall and so do quality at Sunday bazaars

The prices of fruits, chicken and vegetables were on an overall declining trend this Sunday but consumers had to compromise on quality. The prices decreased almost in all Sunday bazaars as the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) came back to life this weekend.
CDGL officials fined 12 shopkeepers for overcharging and providing low quality products but this action was not enough to control the prices and the quality at these bazaars. There was a visible decline in

‘Punjab Food Quality Control Authority’s first draft prepared’

LAHORE: Recommendations for the first draft of the Food Safety and Standard Act 2010 and the Punjab Food Quality Control Authority have been finalised and the second draft would be prepared in light of these proposals and submitted to the special committee formed by the Punjab CM, Punjab Health Secretary Irfan Elahi said on Monday.
He made these remarks while chairing a meeting in the committee room of the Civil Secretariat, Lahore. The meeting reviewed in detail the methodology