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Governor presides meeting of vice-chancellors KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat- ul- Ebad Khan, who is also the Chancellor of public sector universities in the province, has said that amendments are being made in universities bill without compromising the quality of education and merit with a view to make the same acceptable to all stakeholders.This he said while presiding over a meeting of the Vice Chancellors at the Governor House here on Wednesday.Senior Minister for Education, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Advisor to Governor on Higher Education, Syed Wajahat Ali, and Vice Chancellors of all the universities in the province were present on the occasion.He said that all concerns of Vice Chancellor regarding the bill are being addressed and necessary amendments would be made through the Assembly.The Governor asked the vice-chancellors to endeavour their utmost for increasing the standard of higher education through a viable strategy.He asked them to generate new sources of income to overcome or at ...

Well-reputed officers posted in PR: Saad Rafique LAHORE: Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has said the government has posted well reputed, talented and hardworking officers in the Railways.Addressing the participants of the 16th Midcareer Management Course Peshawar at PR Headquarters here on Wednesday, he said the best officer worked for the state not for politicians.He added that officers should only work for welfare of the state istead of their personal interests.He said honest officers had been given free hand so that ...
Vice President Biden hosts Premier Sharif ahead of White House meeting WASHINGTON: US Vice President Joseph Biden hosted a breakfast meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday morning, ahead of the White House discussions between President Barack Obama and the Pakistani leader in the afternoon.Prime Minister Sharif is paying a four-day official visit to Washington, his first since assuming power after a convincing parliamentary election victory this year.His meetings with US officials are focusing on promoting a cooperative relationship between the two sides in trade and ...
Govt making all-out efforts to root out terrorism: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said the government was making all-out efforts to root out terrorism from the country as peace was necessary for sound economy.Talking to a private news channel, Pervaiz Rashid said all the state institutions and political parties were on same page to eliminate militancy in the country.He said the laws for punishing terrorists were necessary for the protection of country.The minister said the government was utilizing all ...
Nisar urges Islamabad police to become people friendly ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday urged Islamabad police to become people friendly and fulfill responsibility of securing life and property of citizens.Addressing the passing out parade of 396 officers of Islamabad Police here, the Minister said the government wanted to bring basic reforms in the working of public institutions to make them respond to needs of people.He said Pakistan is passing through a critical time and its law enforcement agencies need ...
All political forces support PML-N policy on US: Siddiqul Farooq ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader Siddiqul Farooq has said that all political forces and even civil society are on the same page with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regarding Pak-US relations.Talking to a private news channel, he said that "I witnessed Prime Minister making serious preparations and holding detailed discussions with the concerned officials for getting briefings on different issues before going to US".To a question,he said that US President shold respond to Pakistan's demand to halt drone ...
Home Minister Balochistan convenes law and order meeting QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti has convened a high-level meeting to discuss the issues relating to organised crimes in the province.The Home Minister told APP on Wednesday that government was concerned over the security issues faced by the people of the province." High-ups of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have been called to device concerted strategy aimed at maintaining peace in Balochistan," he stressed.Bugti noted that a comprehensive security plan to be finalised in ...


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