Friday, December 25, 2009

Sindh to get 6 cadet colleges including two for girls’

KARACHI: Four cadet colleges are being established in Ghotki, Dadu, Gadap and Kandhkot, besides two girls’ cadet colleges in Nawabshah and Larkana, Sindh Education Secretary Rizwan Memon told a meeting presided over by Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq on Friday.

Presently, Sindh has four cadet colleges in Petaro, Sanghar, Larkana and Pano Aqil, the secretary said. Brig Asif Akhtar and Col Akhtar Ahmed Khalili also attended the meeting. Haq assured that the Sindh Education and Literacy Department would continue extending cooperation to the armed forces for establishing cadet colleges.

Ad hoc lecturers: Separately, Haq has directed the concerned authorities to send the cases of such ad hoc lecturers who could not submit their original testimonials for certain reasons or could not appear for interview earlier for being out of country to the Sindh Public Service Commission for an interview.

Benazir Income Support Programme launched

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah along with Federal Minister and Benzair Income Support Programme (BISP) ChairwomanFarzana Raja launched the support programme on Tuesday at Garhi Khuda Buksh.

Shah spoke at the occasion, saying that it was Benazir’s dream and mission to support the poor women in Pakistan.

He said with the launching of the BISP a check of Rs 2,000 would be delivered to destitute women every two months.

He said Benazir’s dream that the women of Pakistan are financially looked after would be realised with this programme. An estimated 5.5 million poor women would benefit from the programme every month throughout the country, he said. Shah went on to say that the BISP was launched on of President Asif Ali Zardari’s orders.

Youth training: The chief minister said 18,000 educated youth were being trained in different trades in the province of Sindh, and were being paid between Rs 3,000 to 7,000 every month. He said that after they complete their training there would be job opportunities for them both in Pakistan and abroad.

Shah said that poor women would also be provided with developed land. A loan for fertilisers and tractors would be provided to farmers so the per acre yield increases.

He said women’s role in society would increase after they get agriculture land in their names.

BISP Chairperson Farzana Raja also spoke at the occasion and said the needs of the women who are destitute would be traced using the information at local NADRA offices and verifying their computerised identity cards. She said the cheques of money from the programme would then be delivered to their doorsteps.

Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary to be observed on Dec. 27

The second death anniversary of former Pakistani Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed will be observed on Dec. 27 across the country, the official news agency APP reported Monday.

Pakistan's Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said programs are being chalked out for the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto and the final decision would be made shortly, keeping in view the prevailing law and order situation.

There will be a main mourning gathering at Benazir Bhutto's final resting place in Garhi Khuda Bux, near Larkana, a city in the northwest of Sindh Province.

The ruling Pakistan People's Party, other political parties, civil society and lawyers would attend the mourning sessions and pay rich tribute to the life and achievements of the slain leader.

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2007 following an electioneering rally at Liaqat Bagh park in Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjoining the federal capital Islamabad.

According to PPP's leadership, the government would ensure maximum security for the visitors at Garhi Khuda Buxas. The government has also decided to build a monument at Liaqat Bagh on the second death anniversary to remember Benazir Bhutto.