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Computerization of Assembly Secretariat okayed

A The Finance Committee of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has approved the complete computerization of the Assembly Secretariat.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the committee held with Speaker, Asad Qaiser in the chair here in Assembly Secretariat on Thursday.
Those who attended were included Provincial Minister for Finance, Muzaffar Said, MPAs Shah Hussain, Arbab Jehandad, Ziaullah Bangash and Fazal Hakim while Secretary, Provincial Assembly, Amanullah Khan, Director, IT, Attaullah Khan, Director Finance, Arsala Khan and other concerned authorities assisted the committee.
The meeting approved the starting of e-governance and complete computerization of the Provincial Assembly Secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker, Asad Qaiser said that with the introduction of e-government system all system of the assembly secretariat from filing system to assembly debate, accounting, library, parking, transport, employees, particularly drivers will also be computerized.
Similarly, he said that the data of guests coming to the assembly secretariat will also be computerized and after the introduction of the system its performance will become a precedent for other organizations.

59th annual day ceremony of University Model School held

The fifty ninth annual prize distribution ceremony of University Model School was held in the UMS auditorium. The outstanding students of the year 2013-14 were awarded in the colorful function on the day, by the chief guest of event, and Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan.

The student presented skits highlighting the importance of national cohesiveness to overcome the country`s problems in the ceremony. They also displayed a colorful dress/cultural show highlighting the true cultural colors of the four provinces and northern areas.

A one day science and arts exhibition was also arranged on the day which was visited by the students of schools on campus. Addressing the 59th anniversary function the Vice Chancellor applauded the services of University Model School in imparting quality education among the girls’ students. He added that modern technology like use of multi- media should be introduced in the classrooms and teaching be made more interactive. He directed the school administration to take all out steps to bring more academic laurels to the institution and extend his full cooperation in letting them achieve the same. The parents and teachers should be mindful of the fact that modern technological tools like mobiles and computers are used effectively by the students and their misuse should not be allowed at any cost, added Dr. Jan. Earlier the Principal of the school Javeda Khalid presented annual report, highlighting the academic and infrastructure achievements of the institution. The ceremony was organized by Ms. Asma Bano, Dr Shahida Akhtar and Mrs. Robeena Sami and was attended by good number of students, their parents and officials of the University.

Book exhibition at UoP opened

Vice Chancellor Peshawar University (UoP) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan Thursday formally inaugurated mobile club exhibition, a joint venture of National Book Foundation and the varsity. The objective of the exhibition was to promote book reading habits amongst students and inculcate in them an intuition regarding importance of book in current day challenging scenario. The venture provided students a chance to buy books on discounted rates and resolve their queries on a certain subject by on the spot reading. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan also visited mobile book exhibition and appreciating the collection termed the initiative a milestone achievement for promoting reading habits among youth.

VC ICP for imparting peace education among youth

Vice Chancellor of the Islamia College University Peshawar, Ajmal Khan has emphasized the need of imparting peace and conflict education among the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its neighboring tribal areas to put the society back on the peace track.

He was talking at a briefing on Peace and Conflict, which was organized by Peace and Conflict Studies Cell of the ICP here on Wednesday.

A young researcher and teacher, Dr. Kashif Saeed, who recently did his Ph. D in this subject from Oslo, Norway, and appointed as head of the ICP’s Peace and Conflict Cell briefed the participants on this topic.

Registrar, Professor Dr. Sareer Badshah, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Nasibdar Muhammad, Chairman Department of Management Sciences, Dr. Gohar Zaman and other senior teachers also attended the briefing. Dr. Kashif Saeed informed the participants about the importance, utility and academic and social importance of the Peace and Conflict Studies at the global, regional and national level. He specifically highlighted the need of imparting peace and conflict education in the KP and its tribal periphery.

He said that in the present circumstances the importance of the subject multiplies manifold. Various suggestions came from the participants for practically operationalising the concept of peace and as first step its practical application from the Islamia College University, Peshawar.

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