Ban on jobs in Fata affects regularisation of teachers

The imposition of ban on transfer and posting of government employees by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor has hampered the regularisation of services of more than 350 community schoolteachers in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The affected teachers said that the Directorate of Education, Fata through a notification in December 2010 closed down all the 954 community schools […]

Transparency in admissions to medical colleges ordered

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai has directed the joint admission committee to ensure transparency in admissions to the public sector medical and dental colleges. “There should be no compromise on quality medical education,” the minister said while chairing a meeting of the joint admission committee of the public sector medical and dental colleges […]

Former education official arrested

The National Accountability Bureau on Wednesday arrested a former secretary to the chairman of the Higher Education Regulatory Authority (Hera) for allegedly depositing public money in his personal bank account. Gulzar Ali didn’t properly maintain the accounts related record of the authority in order to hide his malpractices, said a statement issued here on Wednesday.The […]

Verification of schools’ employees draws flak from tribesmen

In compliance with the instructions of Fata Civil Secretariat, the agency education office has completed the process of verification of all employees of government schools in Khyber Agency. However, women employees have objected to the procedure of verification and residents of the tribal agency are sceptical about the results of the exercise. According to the […]

Three held for supplying poor quality equipment to schools

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday arrested three people, including a project officer of Workers Welfare Board (WWB) and two contractors, on the charge of supplying substandard equipment and other items to schools run by the board. The NAB claimed that the three persons, WWB project officer Abdul Waheed Qureshi, owner of […]

Rs4 billion fund for varsities in dire straits

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to set up the Rs4 billion endowment fund for the local public sector universities, which are in severe financial straits, it is learned. The fund is reflected in the proposed provincial budget 2014-15 to be announced shortly. The officials in the know told Dawn on Tuesday that the proposed […]

Seminar held at UoP

Speakers at the one day conference urged the need for noninterference of religion in the state affairs for long-term societal development. The one day seminar entitled, “ state religion and society was organized under the aegis of Department of International Relations UoP and the Centre for Research and Security Studies Islamabad at University of Peshawar. […]

KMU proposed Rs633.013m budgets for 2014-15

Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar Syndicate in its 15th meeting approved Rs.633.013 million financial budget estimates for the new fiscal year 2014-15. The syndicate meeting was held here at video conference room of IBMS under the chairmanship of VC KMU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizullah. Justice ® Attaullah Khan, VC Agricultural University Prof. Dr. Zahoor A. […]