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All formalities for Federal Women University to complete till September: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said all formalities for upgradation of Islamabad Model College for Girls F/7-2 to Women University, should be completed in September.Chairing a meeting at Higher Education Commission (HEC) to review goals according to Vision 2025 he stressed the Government's vision in prioritizing the higher education sector to fulfil development goals, according to Vision 2025.The meeting discussed plans for establishment of Federal Women University, National Skills University and establishment of Seerat Chairs in universities across Pakistan.Baleegh-Ur-Rahman, Minister for Federal Education and Training and Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission were also present on the occasion.He said that the importance of education and research cannot be stressed enough, adding that highest budget had been allocated for higher education sector in FY 2014-15.The Minister recommended that by 2017-18, the medium term goals should be achieved which entailed setting up a ...

Govt determined to provide healthcare facilities to common man: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that development of health sector is the priority of the government and it is determined to reform health sector and provide modern health services to the common man. He was presiding over a high level meeting regarding Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap, here Saturday. Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Begum Zakiya Shahnawaz, Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq and others were also present. He said that Punjab ...

Few thousand people have no right to remove PM by sit-ins: Khuhro KARACHI: Senior Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Saturday said a few thousand people have right to remove an elected prime minister through sit-ins as the Constitution only authorises the parliament to change a PM.He expressed these views while addressing a seminar on topic: "Sindh Education Budget" organised by SPO at hotel here.He said a few thousand people have no right to oust a prime minister as only parliament has the ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Saturday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders / Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:August 31 From 07:00am to 10:30am, From Zero Point Grid Station I-8/2,HC- 1, G-9 Express, G-9/2, G-9 Mkz, AIOU, G-8/1, PTCL, T&T, G-9/3 feedersFrom 06:00am to 10:00am, Dhudia City feederSeptember 2 ...

PML-N always faced conspiracies: Abid MULTAN: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said that conspiracies had started whenever the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz came to power.While talking to the media at the residence of ex-MNA Rana Mehmood-ul-Hassan on Saturday, the minister said that conspirers with few thousands people were sitting in Islamabad and spreading consiparcies by using the media against the democratic government.He said Imran Khan was habitual of taking U-turns on every moment. He said there was ...

Rashid Khan played dominant role in cellular industry: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman Khan Saturday said that outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer of Mobilink Rashid Khan played a dominant role in the transformation of cellular industry in the country.In compliments on the eve of his retirement after rendering 20 illustrious years in cellular industry, the minister said that in challenging environment, the contribution of Rashid Khan to the telecom sector will be remembered for times to come ...

Citizens demand replacement of water filters MUZAFFARGARH: Citizens have expressed concern over alleged contaminated water at purification plants at Khanpur.President Anjuman-e-Shehryan Khangarh, Rana Amjid Ali Amjid, Muhammad Iqbal, Shahid Hussain and others told APP that TMA officials had not replaced filters for one year.They alleged that officials were give money for the replacement of filters every three months.The citizens demanded the Commissioner DG Khan division and the DCO Muzaffargarh to take notice of the situation and ensure early replacement of filters.Copyright ...


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