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World Heart Day observed at Lady Reading Hospital Tarakai says establishment of Independent Monitoring Unit priority

Minister for Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai has said that establishment of an independent monitoring unit is the top most priority of health department to ensure cheek and balance as well as the concept of award and punishment for all cadres of employees, he was talking as chief guest to one day symposium on world Heart Day at Auditorium LRH, Peshawar, Secretary Health KP Dr. Aftab Akbar Durrani, Prof. Sheryar A. Shaikh President World Heart Federation and Vice chancellor KMU, Head Department of Cardiology LRH and President Pakistan Cardiac Society were also present at the occasion.
A large number of doctors, students of various medical colleges, nurses and paramedics attended the symposium. The theme of the symposium was Heart Choices-Not-Hard Choices.
Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai while highlighted the achievements of Health Department has said that the present government is not only very keen to provide better health services to the people of the province on their door step but is also committed to ensure accountability at all levels.
He added that we at Health Department is working on an agenda of change and the people of the province will soon feel a real change in all fields especially in the health sector.
He said a reform agenda is on the table and we are focusing to reduce the patient load at all the three tertiary care hospitals of the metropolitan city of Peshawar. Providing better and quality health services to all the poor and needy people of the province is our main goal, he said.
Mr. Sharam Khan reveled that monitoring unit will be set up in the upcoming days in the Health Department to make all the staff accountable to the public and to monitor their work. A culture of reward and punishment will be introduced under the proposed monitoring unit, he added.
Earlier, while talking about the importance of prevention of Cardiac Vascular Diseases Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizullah said that the ratio of death from cardiac arrest could be minimize through preventive measures. He elaborated that Hypertension, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Smoking, Obesity, Alcohol, Physical inactivity and Stress are the most common causes of hearth diseases which can be avoided through balance diet, regular exercise and regular medical checkup. Prof. Dr. Hafiz ullah said that by adopting preventive measures three million deaths from heart diseases can be protected every year.
He said prevention is the best and only way to control the rising death tool due to hearth diseases. He suggested that a full fledge public awareness campaign is under way under the banner of Pakistan Cardiac Society throughout the country and we hereby requested health Department to take some steps like introducing awareness campaign for the consumption of the general public and to introduce Preventive Cardiology at various levels. Secretary Health Dr. Aftab Akbar Durrani, Prof. Shehryar A. Shaikh, Dean PGMI Prof. Dr. Riaz Anwar and Chief Executive LRH Prof. Muzaffar Uddin Sadiq also spoke to the function.
At the end Health Minister inaugurated Preventive Cardiology Unit at Cardiology Department of LRH.

146 graduates students conferred with degrees in FNU convocation

The 9th convocation of the Fast National University was held for graduating students here at its campus with degrees were conferred upon 146 graduates who successfully completed their Bachelors and Masters programs from the University.
In his welcome address, the chief guest Rector Director of the University Dr. Ameer Muhammad Khan highlighted the achievements of the Fast National University, its leading role in delivering technology based education and contribution in the provision of quality education even to the remotest areas of the country.
He also emphasized on the need to work selflessly for the progress and betterment of the country and for making Pakistani nation, an educated nation. He also appreciated the achievements of the Fast National University and also congratulated the successful graduates and high achievers.
He said FNU in very short span of time have showed tremendous progress in the field of education. He said introduction of the new disciplines and Ph.D program is another mile stone the FNU achieved as Private Sector University.
Rector Director of the University Dr. Ameer Muhammad conferred upon 146 graduates the degrees they had passed in 2010. He also awarded gold medal among the students who excelled in various faculties. Shahab Nisar in Electrical Engineering, Falak Asad in BSc Computer Science, Abia Ali in BBA, Aqil Saleem in MBA awarded gold medal. In Engineering Abdur Rehman, Umair Hassan Malik in BSc Computer Science, Muhammad Suleman in MBA and Reshail Yawar in BBA were awarded silver medals while Adil of Engineering and Muhammad Abbas in MBA got bronze medals.
Earlier, speaking on this occasion, Director Dr. Rahim highlighted the aim and objective of FNU said that FNU started BSc Computer Science program in 2001 and in 2002 launched BBA, followed by introduction of MS, MBA and Ph.D Mathematics programs. He said a plan has already been chalked out for the launching Ph.D program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
He said a total of 146 degrees awarded to the successful students of 2010 with four students awarded gold medal, four silver medals and two got bronze medals.
The convocation was attended by dignitaries, academicians and parents of the graduates.

MNA calls on VC ICP

Member national Assembly Ms. Ayesha Gulalai Wazir Friday called on Vice Chancellor of the Islamia College University, Peshawar (ICP), Ajmal Khan and assured to cooperate for establishing the university’s campus in Regai Lalma Scheme to facilitate the the students of tribal areas. Accompanied by President, Waziristan Students Association, ICP, Fida Wazir and Izharullah, Lecturer, Department of Physics, ICP, she congratulated Ajmal Khan for rejoining his office as Vice Chancellor and expressed the hope that the University would excel in education and research under his leadership. The MNA who is also the provincial spokesperson, said that she had a spiritual attachment to the Islamia College because her father, Shams had acquired education at the Islamia Collegiate School and her two brothers got education in the ICP. The VC Ajmal Khan reciprocated her goodwill gesture about the ICP and its new campuses. He said that promoting the mission of the founders of ICP was also his mission and he would do his best to get the title of the best academic and research institution for the ICP in the province and the country.

Newly inducted teachers in KP deprive of salaries

The newly inducted teachers in Khyber Pakthunkhwa have been deprived of their monthly salaries of last five months and demanded the KP Government to take steps for release of their salaries.

The teachers appointed on various post through National Testing Service (NTS) examination conducted as per the requested of KP Government across Khyber Pakthunkhwa have told APP that most of the employees were deprived of their monthly salaries since of the last five months and were facing a lot of financial problems.

They said the recently appointed CT teachers in D.I. Khan were also facing a lot of problems as they await for the release of their monthly salaries.

Some of the teachers who were deprived of their salaries told APP that such delaying tactics on the part of Education Department has created uncertainty and disappointment in the teachers community and urged the KP Chief Minister and Education Minister to immediately intervene and address their issue as it was not a matter of few hundreds of teachers but of their hundreds of thousands family members.

They warned to stage a protest demonstration in front of the Chief Minister House KP if their problems were not addressed on priority basis.

Atif Khan, Education Minister KP when contacted informed that scrutiny of educational degrees and testimonials of the recently recruited teachers are being underway that resulted delay in payment of salaries. He said after verification of the educational testimonials, the salaries would be released. He said salaries of teachers whose education degrees were verified were already released.

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