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  • Over eight public sector universities in Sindh to observe strike today

    KARACHI: Teachers and non-teaching staff of at least eight major public sector universities will go on a day-long strike on Wednesday (today) to protest against what they described as “continued government interference in the matters of universities” under the controversial Sindh Universities Laws Act 2013...

    The strike call is given by the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa)-Sindh chapter, and...

  • Education elitism: the great divide between public, private universities

    In Pakistan there are quite a few parallel educational systems and students often find themselves in a bit of a mess while mulling study options...

    The divide between a public-sector and a private-sector university is getting bigger and wider by the day, with no hope of it ever coming back on level terms — and it is affecting students the most...

  • Universities become less ‘public’ because of curbs on discussion, moot told

    KARACHI: The importance of reclaiming civic space, bringing back student unions and freedom of expression was discussed at an event organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Monday...

    The programme — Reclaiming public spaces: freedom of association, assembly and expression — was held at the Karachi Press Club and journalist Akhtar Baloch moderated the session...

  • ‘No public power project on CPEC list’

    LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority member (power) Badrul Munir Murtaza says no public sector hydel project is the part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    “The government may include Diamer Basha and Bunji dams in the project or may plan some other project at a later stage,” Mr Murtaza told reporters at the launch of Pakistan chapter of renowned Chinese company -- the China National Electric Engineering...

  • Pakistan Chairs in 14 foreign universities lying vacant

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Chairs in 14 different international universities, which are supposed to be instrumental for image building of the country, have been lying vacant for five to 10 years...

    On the other hand, India’s all 300 Chairs in foreign universities are said to be filled...

  • LHC irked by setting up of companies in public sector

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed the Punjab advocate general to submit record of all public sector companies in the province, their legal status and salaries and perks enjoyed by their heads...

    During hearing of a petition against alleged irregularities in Punjab Saaf Pani Company, Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi expressed concern over establishment of the public sector companies and huge salaries being...

  • NAB to launch probe into 56 public sector firms’ affairs

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has finally decided to launch a thorough probe into affairs of the 56 public sector companies formed by Shahbaz Sharif administration in Punjab for their alleged involvement in corruption...

    According to petitioners, the Shahbaz administration had established 56 public sector companies some 9 years ago on the pretext of “good governance”...

  • Public-sector strikes add to pressure on France's Macron

    French civil servants angered by Emmanuel Macron's plans to freeze their pay and eliminate 120,000 public jobs go on strike Tuesday, amplifying a revolt over the president's cost-cutting, pro-business agenda...

    4 million public workers have called for a day of nationwide strikes and demonstrations to show their “profound disagreement” with Macron's bid to transform the gargantuan public service...

  • Nawaz urges maximum utilisation of public sector development funds

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal to ensure maximum utilisation of the allocated Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) funds on development projects to benefit the masses...

    It included the proposed allocation for next year on projects that are part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and on LNG-based power projects...

  • Public sector’s power dues Rs206bn, Senate told

    ISLAMABAD: The government has reported that outstanding electricity bills payable by public sector amount to Rs206 billion as of March 1...

    In an update submitted to the Senate, Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif has reported that total power sector recoveries made by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were dismally unimpressive...

  • Public sector telecom company to provide 3G, 4G services in Gilgit-Baltistan

    GILGIT BALTISTAN: The Special Communication Organisation (SCO), a public sector telecommunications services provider in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), is set to roll out 3G and 4G mobile internet services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) by the end of this year...

    "We will be able to provide 3G and 4G services to the people of GB within two months of getting approval from the federal government," SCO Gilgit Sector...

  • Nepra displeased over capacity-output gap in public sector

    It declared the performance of all the four public sector generation companies as unsatisfactory...

    Nepra also expressed displeasure that power generated by some of the private plants was facing dispersal problems because of failure of the public sector companies to construct transmission lines; the plants were there but the system could not utilise them...

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