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  • KP bureaucrats using forest institute to serve own ends

    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) has been turned into a grazing ground by bureaucracy, who seldom let lose a chance to milk the cow and oblige those at the helm of affairs...

    The country’s premier education and research institute has been functioning without a director general since 2011...

  • PHC orders appointment of forest institute’s officer to DG post

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed the provincial government to promote the Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) director from BPS-19 to BPS-20 and appoint him the institute’s director general within 15 days...

    Zartaj Anwar, lawyer for the petitioner, said on April 21, 2015, the high court had ordered the promotion of his client to BPS 20 and appointment as the PFI director general...

  • Down’s Syndrome institute inaugurated

    The Al-Jalal Institute for Down’s Syndrome Special Children has been completed with the funds provided by Punjab government...

    On the occasion, the Al-Jalal Welfare Trust chairman Jalal Akbar Dar urged the Punjab government to officially declare Down’s Syndrome a disability, besides arranging separate classrooms and facilities at government institutions for the affected children...

  • Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology ‘a victim of political myopia’

    GUJRAT: The Wazirabad Institute of Cardiology (WIC) could not be made fully operative even two years after it was declared “functional” to the utter dismay of the heart patients who had been pinning hopes on the facility since long...

    At the facility only the outdoor patients department (OPD) is working and that too only for six hours a day (from 8am to 2pm), while its operation theatre, intensive care unit (ICU) and indoor patients...

  • ‘Invalid’ degrees issued by private institute: Protesting students baton-charged

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: Police baton charged students of a private institution on Monday who threw the traffic on Dera-Quetta inter-provincial road out of gear for five hours in protest against issuance of invalid degrees and transcripts, arresting some two dozen of them...

    A large number of students of the Indus International Institute, allegedly owned by federal communication minister Hafiz Abdul Karim, took out a rally and blocked the...

  • GIK Institute organises awareness drive about breast cancer

    SWABI: Women Engineering Society (WES) of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) ran an awareness campaign on Monday about breast cancer and its preventive measures...

    Led by WES president Sania Khushbakht Jamil the students from different disciplines of GIK Institute participated in the campaign...

  • Design, build, fly contest concludes at GIK Institute

    SWABI: A three-day design, build and fly competition concluded at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Monday...

    The contest was organised by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), GIK Institute chapter, in collaboration with STEM Careers Programme, and Higher Education Commission...

  • Govt to fund GIK institute’s research projects

    SWABI: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to finance research projects of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology...

    This was stated by provincial science and technology and information technology secretary Farah Hamid Khan while speaking as the chief guest at the startup fair for Induction 2015 here on Friday...

  • National Institute of Oceanography faces severe shortage of funds

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), which assists the armed forces with strategy, faces an acute shortage of budget, a parliamentary committee was informed on Thursday...

    NIO Director General Dr Asif Inam said until the last budget, the institute was allocated roughly Rs5m for research and development...

  • Campus of Dawoodi Bohra community’s institute in Nairobi inaugurated

    KARACHI: A new campus of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, the Arabic Academy which is the principal educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra community, has been inaugurated in Langata, a suburb of Kenya’s capital Nairobi...

    Speakers at the ceremony lauded the Dawoodi Bohra community for building the institution and said it demonstrated their level of commitment and seriousness for the cause of education...

  • Qawwali institute named after Amjad Sabri

    The provincial ministry for culture collaborated with the council in organising the event...

    Mr Shah said when chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari visited Amjad Sabri’s home, he had made a commitment that he’d make a qawwali institute named after Sabri...

  • DUHS establishes cardiology institute

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad on Thursday inaugurated the Dow Institute of Cardiology (DIOC) and a gas power plant at a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at the university’s Ojha campus...

    He added that the established public sector facilities like the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases had been providing affordable...

  • CM lays foundation of kidney, liver institute

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif laid the foundation stone of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre on Friday...

    5 billion had been allocated for the project in this fiscal year and the Punjab government through negotiations with the lowest bidders saved billions of rupees...

  • Teachers’ training institute at PAF base

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif laid the foundation stone on Tuesday of a teachers training institute for special education at PAF Base...

    Mr Sharif praised Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman for the project and said the Punjab government provided funds for the institute and would continue to provide assistance for the purpose...

  • GIK Institute sets aside Rs27m for needy students

    SWABI: The Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) has finalised for the current year over Rs27 million financial package for the needy students, according to the officials involved in processing the assistance cases...

    A committee headed by Jehangir Bashar, Rector of GIK Institute, is finalising such cases...

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