JULY 29 2014

Teachers oppose posting at far-flung places

A large number of male and female teachers of government schools took out a protest rally near University Chowk on Monday against the Punjab government’s rationalisation policy. The teachers drawn from different places of the district raised slogans against the policy and the government, demanding implementation of the high court decision of “one teacher and promotion policy 2014”. Talking to the media, Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) Bahawalpur President Chaudhry Wilayat and other office-bearers said under the pretext of rationalisation policy, the government teachers were being posted at far-flung places. For this purpose, local officials of the education department have sought teachers’ particulars.

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Teachers’ jobs are being made without tests: Imtaiz Shaikh

In the PPP government, the middleman plays the role of a salesman for government jobs. Appointments of teachers’ jobs are being made without tests, said Pakistan Muslim League Functional’s Imtiaz Shaikh

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WFP to help reduce micronutrient deficiencies

Following alarming figures of micronutrient deficiency among children, pregnant and nursing women in Pakistan in the National Nutrition Survey, 2011, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has extended its agreement with Micronutrient Initiative (MI), an NGO, to address micronutrient-related needs in the country. According to the 2011 survey, 61.9 per cent of children under the age of five are anemic while 43.8 per cent are iron deficient. Relatedly,  54 per cent are said to be vitmain deficient, 39.2 zinc deficient and 40 per cent vitamin D deficient. The prevalence of micronutrient deficiency among pregnant and nursing women in the country is 52.1 per cent, according to the survey. WFP and MI, through a joint effort, will continue their food fortification programme and advocate the need to address micronutrient-related malnutritions among the people of Pakistan.

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PEF Eid holidays

LAHORE head office and two regional offices of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will remain closed on account of Eidul Fitr from July 29 to August 1, says a press release issued on Monday.

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Larkana BISE declares SSC-II results

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Larkana, on Monday announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) part-II science and general groups examinations. Among the male candidates in the science group, Yasir Ali Lakho of the Cadet College, Larkana, clinched the first position by securing 779 out of 850 marks while Imran Ali Shah of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Intermediate College, Larkana, stood second with 778 marks and Tanveer Hussain Soomro of the College for Superior Services grabbed the third position with 777 marks.

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SALU employees donate one-day salary for IDPs’ relief fund

Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Prof Dr Parveen Shah, has handed over a cheque of Rs669,230 to Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah for the relief of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This amount was donated by the employees of SALU from BPS-2 to BPS-22 from their one day salary for the month of July 2014.

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