Last update: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07pm

General News: Pakistan


A split developed in the Senate Committee on Cabinet Secretariat over the issue of allotment of 10 kanal of land plot by Capital Development Authority (CDA) to Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association and Roots Millennium School.
Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has introduced information system to provide job opportunities to its pass-outs. TEVTA pass-outs can give their details to get jobs. TEVTA has started Skilled Labour Market Information System (SLMIS) from March this year. Presently, CVs of 2,82,450 trainees are available for recruitment. Similarly, employers are regularly posting available jobs.
Authorities promised an inquiry on Tuesday after a Sindh govt was found to have employed almost 50 members of the same family in various health ministry jobs, many in the same hospital. Corruption and nepotism is rampant in country when it comes to hiring government employees.
The Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges decided to summon CEO Bol TV and Anchor Amir Liaquat Hussain in its next meeting in connection with the Question of Privilege raised by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, MNA, regarding "baseless" allegations levelled against him by the anchor in his programme. The committee also directed PEMRA to check pervasive violation of media code of conduct and initiate necessary action against TV channels and anchors found guilty of casting false allegations on public office holders and elected representatives. The Committee met under chairmanship of Junaid Anwar Chaudhary, MNA, in the Parliament House, yesterday.
A one-day seminar on 'Emerging role of Clinical Pharmacist in Pakistan: A way forward,' was organised by Hamdard Institute Of Pharmaceutical sciences at the Hamdard University Islamabad Campus to design an action plan for pharmacy practice in Pakistan.
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).

With the continuing dry weather spell over the last several months, the Met Office has forecast a low rain-snowfall for the country during the current and next month. It said that the global climatic conditions and output of different forecasting models had suggested weakening of the effectiveness of the western disturbances in December-January for the South Asian region including Pakistan.