The Islamia College University, Peshawar and the National Book Foundation (NBF) will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an NBF Bookshop at the ICP besides launching Readers Book Club scheme and holding a grand book fair at the ICP in Nov-Dec this year. In this connection a meeting was held at the ICP in which the Vice Chancellor, ICP, Professor Dr. Qibla Ayaz, the Managing Director of NBF Dr. Inam ul Haq Javed, Secretary NBF Aftab Soomro and Regional Director, NBF, KPK, Murad Ali participated and took certain important decisions concerning the education-related matters. At the proposed NBF Bookshop at the ICP, besides text and reference books, a separate corner would be reserved for children books.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government appointed well known Physician Prof. Dr. Noor-Ul –Eman as acting Chief Executive of Khyber Teaching Hospital. A notification issued on Thursday from the government that after the leave of Professor Dr.Inayat Shah Roghani , Professor Dr.Noor-Ul-Eman will be the acting CEO of the hospital. Dr.Noor-ul-Eman had worked for more than three years as Health Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as he was also worked as principle of Khyber Medical Collage for more than one year.
Due to reckless attitude of health department and heath regulatory authority, a large number of fake doctors are operating their clinics here at Dabgari Garden are and playing with the lives of people.
In a visit to Dabgari Garden Peshawar, this scribe visited the clinic of a nerve specialist Dr Taj Mohammad where his assistance gave his appointment without the presence of the doctor in the country and said, "The doctor will be available when you shift the patient to the clinic tomorrow."
However, this scribe when came out from the clinic and re-confirmed the doctor's presence from a nearby medical store, he was told that Dr Taj Mohammad was abroad and an alternate medical practitioner, who is not a specialist, is doing duty on his place and deceiving the people. He also assured that though he is not a real doctor, he is more expert than the specialist. When contacted Dr Hussain Shah, chairman Health Regulatory Authority, confirmed the presence of fake clinics and illegal laboratories and promised that strict action would be taken against those who are deputing their assistants in their clinics.
Besides the fake doctors, numbers of illegal laboratories and medical stores are also working in Dabgari area. A number of medical stores are also working without licence.
Students of Government Degree College Landi Kotal staged a protest demonstration on Thursday against lack of facilities in the college.
The protest was organised under the auspices of college students union and hundreds of the students took part in it. They were holding banner and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands and were chanting slogans against college administration and political administration of Khyber Agency.
Addressing on the occasion Aman Ali and Waqar Shinwari, who were leading the protest, said since long the college has become hub of problems and unfortunately the authorities concerned are not interested to address it. They said due to insufficient seats in the college more than four hundred students have deprived of admission which is step injustice to the tribal students. Since long the college hostels have been closed for unknown reasons and students of remote areas face miseries as their time wastes in travelling, they opined. They asked for immediate opening of the hostels. The college is lacking basic facilities like electricity and provision of potable water, adding the students are compelled to drink polluted water that has caused spread of stomach disease among the students, Waqar argued.
Aman Ali said for the last three decades, fixed scholarship has been granting to the tribal students while on the other hand expenses of education have raised manifolds; therefore, he requested to the political agent Khyber to increase their scholarship in accordance with their needs.
They also came down hard on MNA NA-45 and assistant political agent, Landi Kotal for unfulfilled promises for provision of computers, water tanker and other facilities to the college.
When Political agent Khyber Agency was contacted on the issue he assured that second shift will be initiated with immediate effect to accommodate more students in the college.