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HEC allocates Rs2.507bn for Public Service Universities in last five years ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has allocated Rs. 2.507 billion for different programmes of Public Sector Universities for research purpose during last five years.Giving details of the programmes, official sources told APP that under National Research Programme for Universities (NRPU), the total funds allocated to Public Sector Universities for research purpose during the last five years (FY 2008-09 to date) are Rs. 2.233 billion.Under International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education (INSPIRE), the Higher Education Commission in Collaboration with the British Council Pakistan launched the Higher Education Partnership INSPIRE Program on May 10, 2010 for the FY 2010-11.As per terms agreed upon between British Council Pakistan and the HEC, funding for strategic partnership from HEC was o 200,000/ year. The project time frame was three years. Total amount allocated as HEC share for three years INSPIRE program was Rs. 0.068 billion.Total sixteen projects from different universities were supported under the ...

Engineers body shows concern over poor maintenance of civic facilities in Federal Capital ISLAMABAD: Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) Rawalpindi-Islamabad chapter has expressed serious concern over poor maintenance of civic facilities including roads and footpaths in the Federal Capital.Talking to a group of journalists here on Saturday, Chairman IEP- Rawalpindi-Islamabad chapter, Engineer Hussain Ahmad Siddiqui asserted the original design of the infrastructure has not been completed while maintenance condition of the civic network is poor, adding this is resulting into traffic jams especially during peak hours.The footpaths along ...
Inaugural Hajj flights from Benazir Bhutto Airport leaves for Jeddah on Sunday ISLAMABAD: The first Hajj flight SV-727 will leave here on Sunday for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia kicking off the month-long pre-Hajj operation to airlift 28,072 intending pilgrims to holy land for Hajj-2014 from Benazir Bhutto International Airport.Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf will see off the intending pilgrims at the inaugural flight.Besides Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Saudia, Shaheen Air, Air Blue, Air Arabia and other Middle East based airlines will airlift intending pilgrims at ...
Relief activities for IDPs continue ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disaster Management Authority has asked Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in Bannu schools to shift to Baka Khel camp where all necessary facilities have been arranged for them.According to Radio Pakistan quoting official sources that those IDPs who do not want to live in the camp are being provided tents to live at the place of their choice.So far two hundred schools have been vacated by the IDPs. Government schools in ...
Implementation of Rs1bn master plan started MIRPURKHAS: Implementation on mega master plan aimed at improvement of sanitary system and beautification of Mirpurkhas has been initiated with an estimated cost of Rs one billion.It was stated by newly appointed Chief Municipal Officer (CMO) Mirpurkhas, Zahid Khuwaja, while talking to media person here on Friday.Restoration of dilapidated infrastructure of the city, improvement of sanitation and sewerage system, reconstruction of parks, construction of green belts and purchase and maintenance of municipal vehicles would be ...
Commissioner for responsibility to look after welfare of deserving persons KARACHI: The government as well as the civil society has great responsibility to look after the welfare and well-being of deserving people in the society.This was stated by Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui while presiding over a meeting of government departments to review the measures for financial assistance of needy people for provision of medical, educational and other basic amenities to them.The meeting was attended among others by Director of the Social Welfare Department Nuzhat ...
CM reviews school reforms roadmap LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Friday said, implementation of Punjab School Reforms Roadmap has substantially improved the education sector in the province.He said target of enrolment of 4 million children in schools will be achieved by October.He was presiding over a high level meeting to review Punjab School Reforms Roadmap, here.International educationist Sir Michael Barber gave a detailed briefing regarding Punjab School Reforms Roadmap.Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said the government was ...


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