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PAC, PSOA meeting held LAHORE: A meeting of Parents Action Committee (PAC) and Private Schools Owners Association (PSOA) was held here Tuesday.The meeting presided over by Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed agreed upon the way of categorization of private schools for resolving the rate of increase in fees. The schools will be authorized to make fixed annual increase in fees with regard to their category. Ordinance of keeping the fees of private institutions at the level of 2014 is enforced and no educational institution is authorized to receive more amount than the fees of 2014 level, the meeting said. Secretary Education, Commissioner Lahore, DCO Lahore and MD Punjab Education Foundation were also present on the occasion. Rana Mashhood said that private school owners cannot be granted permission to enhance fees at their own as if they continued to increase fees with the present rate then it will be impossible for the parents ...

IRSA shows interest for collaboration with PCRWR in remote sensing technology ISLAMABAD: Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has showed keen interest for collaboration with Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) in the field of Remote Sensing technology applications for water resources management.Chairman IRSA, Rao Irshad Ali Khan during his visit on Tuesday met with Chairman PCRWR, Dr Muhammad Ashraf and discussed various water related issues and possible solutions.The areas of mutual interest for future cooperation were discussed particularly, the applications of Satellite Remote Sensing ...

Govt deptts working vigorously to control dengue: Kh Salman LAHORE: Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh. Salman Rafique on Tuesday said that all the government departments had been working vigorously to control dengue virus. Presiding over a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Dengue in Civil Secretariat Committee Room here, he said that doctors of government hospitals of Rawalpindi and Multan have saved hundreds of lives by providing medical treatment to dengue patients. He advised the departments to continue their efforts for controlling ...

Sundar factory architects remanded LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Tuesday handed over two architects who were among main nominated accused in Sundar Industrial Estate factory collapse case, to police on seven days physical remand.Earlier, police produced accused architects Tahir Mehmood and Rana Munir Hussain before ATC-II Judge Khawaja Zafar Iqbal.Police apprised the court that the accused finalised the building plan of collapsed factory and were nominated in the case. The court was requested to hand over the accused for ...

ECP reviews arrangements for LG polls in ICT ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan reviewed the arrangements to conduct local government elections in a free, fair and transparent manner.Chief Election Commissioner while chairing a meeting held in Islamabad on Tuesday, reviewed arrangements with regard to conduct of Local Government Elections in Islamabad Capital Territory, Radio Pakistan reported.The CEC said it is prime duty of the election commission to conduct local government elections in ICT in a free, fair ...

Rusty position of water filtration plants challenged in IHC ISLAMABAD: A citizen has approached Islamabad High Court (IHC) to change the rusty pipes and faulty filters over the water filtration plants in order to save the public at large from diseases in the Federal Capital.Iftikhar Hussain through Yasir Mahmood Chaudhry Advocate filed the petition seeking direction for CDA, Chairman and its DG of Water Management Cell to ensure the availability of clean and pure drinking water at all the filtration plants of the capital.He ...

Sindh home department extends duration of Section 144 in Karachi KARACHI: Sindh Home Department has extended the duration of Section 144 in Karachi for another 90 days whereby there will be absolute ban on display of weapon during next three months in the metropolis.According to a notification issued Tuesday no individual or group will be allowed to carry any sort of arm or ammunition in public in Karachi during the given period.Moreover security guards too would not be authorized to carry any weapon if not ...


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