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Degrees of FDE teachers to be verified within two months: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Usman Abrahim on Friday informed the National Assembly that a committee has been formed to verify the degrees of teachers working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) within two months.Replying during "Question Hour" in the Lower House, the minister said that process had already started and so far degrees of 33 teachers out of 3,979 had been verified."Verification process is taking time due to non-availability of funds" Usman Abrahim added.He said that standard of education in Federal Government schools had considerably improved and the government was taking several steps to improve standard of education.The minister said that Area Education Officers (AEOs) playing important role in monitoring the academic activities of the schools located in Islamabad Capital Territory.Usman Abrahim said that AEOs also helping the FDE on administrative issues of the schools. Annual results of the schools are monitored and ...

Opposition walks out from Senate ISLAMABAD: The united opposition in the Senate on Friday staged a walk out from the Senate proceedings in protest against the imposition of Article 245 in Islamabad by the government.Earlier, addressing the house, Senator Raza Rabbani demanded of the government to immediately withdraw Article 245 from the federal capital as it suspends the basic fundamental rights of the citizens."All the political parties have supported the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) in both the houses of ...
Deputy Speaker terms PTI Long March unjustified ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi said that there is no justification for the Long March of PTI as it has representation in the Parliamentary Committee.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that the entire political leadership is in agreement to resolve the electoral reforms issue through talks and expressed sorrow that certain elements are bent upon creating chaos.He said that the floor of Parliament was the best option for the settlement ...
SAFRON minister defends imposition of Article 245 in Senate ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt. Gen. Abdul Qadir Baloch (Retd) on Friday brushed aside the notion that Article 245 has been imposed in the federal capital and stated that the forces have only the role to protect sensitive installations.Addressing the upper house of the parliament on Friday, the minister said that the government has a heavy mandate given by 180 million Pakistanis and it has a huge responsibility on its ...
PPP to oppose destabilization of democracy: Malik Azmat LOWER DIR: The Pakistan People's Party will strongly oppose destabilization of democracy and would come in way of elements trying to derail democratic system, PPP leader and former State Minister Malik Azmat Khan said on Friday.Talking to APP, Malik Azmat Khan said PPP leadership Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Shaheed and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed had sacrificed their lives for democracy and we would not allow anyone to destabilize this system.He said unconstitutional steps to topple the elected ...
Rejected elements not to pose any threat to democracy: Mushahid ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Central Secretary Information Senator Mushahidullah Khan Friday said elements, which were rejected in the general elections, did not pose any threat to democracy.Talking to media outside Parliament House, he said people, already rejected in the general elections, were now trying to hatch conspiracies against the democracy but their agenda will be rejected by the people again.He said Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehrik Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri had no role in the country's politics, ...
Religious ministry received 127,586 Hajj applications: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony Khalil George Thursday informed the National Assembly that Ministry had received 127,586 Hajj applications during current year.Reply during Question Hour in the House, Parliamentary Secretary said the government had adopted 'first come and first got' policy.Later, parliamentary Secretary of National Food Security and Research Rajib Ali Baloch said the government was taking several steps to increase the per-acre yield of agriculture crops during the last five ...


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