KPK Updates: Eye on the prize: Govt determined to bring state-run schools at par with private insti

Pakistan1992

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has started to invest its energies in bringing state-run educational institutes at par with private ones.

Efforts are underway at elementary, secondary and higher education levels whereby all concerned departments have presented their proposals and K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak is expected to approve them in the next few days.


The provincial education ministry is aiming to improve the quality of education being offered at government-run institutes after the institutions exhibited dismal performance across the province. Moreover, hundreds of schools have been destroyed or damaged due to militancy in Swat, suburbs of Peshawar and other districts in the province, which is why the government seems to be even more committed to enhance the performance of state-run education institutes.


Immediately after the PTI took charge of the education ministry, working groups at elementary, secondary and higher education levels were constituted to devise strategies for reforms in the education system. The groups then came up with several recommendations to give the government’s claims a practical shape.


“We are committed to bringing a revolution in the education sector and I can assure you Imran Khan’s dream of bringing government-run schools at par with private educational institutions will come true soon,” K-P Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif said earlier.


Apart from conducting teacher trainings, the education department has been focusing on ensuring 100% attendance of teaching staff, employees of the education department and students, he added. For this purpose, a GPS-based Biometric System will be introduced soon, said Atif.

Along with elementary and secondary education, the department of higher education has also made efforts to improve services. A complaint cell has been established and has so far received hundreds of applications regarding allegations of misappropriation and other irregularities in public sector universities.

Officials familiar with working groups deliberating over reforms in the Higher Education Department (HED) told The Express Tribune group members have not only proposed reshaping the HED, but have also suggested inefficient, irregular and politically influenced university staff be identified and dealt with.

“The department has been finalising things and we have stopped all public universities from further recruitment. We have instructed them to send us data of recruitment during the last one year,” said one official while requesting anonymity. He added some universities have sent the requested information and have been given a green signal to hire new staff, while those who have failed to send the data are still barred from recruiting.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/597998/...run-schools-at-par-with-private-institutions/
 
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Qalandari1

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[h=2]Female educationist says PTI KP govt victimising employees[/h] Female educationist Durre Shahwar wants to quit the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and serve in Punjab due to the attitude of KP Elementary and Secondary Education Secretary, Joudat Ayaz.

Talking to Pakistan Today, Durre Shahwar said, “The KP government, especially its education secretary, is bent upon the victimisation and character assassination of employees.”

Hailing from Peshawar, Durre Shahwar is a senior female educationist working on an administrative post for the previous decade. She has worked as deputy district education officer during the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and the Awami National Party (ANP)-led coalition. No complaint or allegation was reported against her during the period.

Durre Shahwar said that on May 2, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA-elect from PK-3 Peshawar, Javed Nasim made a complaint against her to the provincial election commissioner, alleging that she was working for ANP candidate Haroon Bilour. Durre Shahwar was transferred on May 9 and her services were placed at the disposal of the Directorate of Elementary and Secondary Education in the caretaker setup.

However, Peshawar District and Sessions Judge Shaibar Khan, had termed Nasim’s complaint baseless and had discarded it. The judge had stated that, “Polling personnel have been appointed by the Polling Personnel Management Unit using a software which picks the names of polling personnel at random. This is a unique system which was appreciated by observers of the European Union (EU) during their visit to Peshawar district. The transparency of appointment of polling personnel is beyond the board and the complaint appears to be based on the sole perception of the complainant.”

Meanwhile, in response to a petition filed by Durre Shahwar, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) through a short order on May 23, declared the order for the removal of Durre Shahwar from her office null and void, stating, “ As the Supreme Court (SC) has declared through a short order that all appointments/transfers/postings made by the caretaker government in the federation or in the provinces are void ab initio, null and void and without lawful authority, therefore, instead of pursuing this matter, the petitioner shall get a copy of the said order and produce the same before respondents/authorities, asking them to act upon the same and restore her to her previous position.”

However, instead of the honoring the PHC’s decision, KP Education Secretary Joudat Ayaz justified his act by saying, “The SC’s judgment has exempted those transfers and postings which relate to day-to-day business of the government and are required to be made in the interest of the state,” and ordered Durre Shahwar’s transfer to Buner district through a notification on July 25.

Durre Shahwar has now taken her case to the KP Services Tribunal, pleading against the unlawful actions of Ayaz, who is a personal friend of PTI Chariman Imran Khan. - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013....b2IGwuV8.dpuf
Female educationist says KP govt victimising employees - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013....b2IGwuV8.dpuf
 

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[h=1]Slowly but surely: Swat working hard to leave dengue outbreak behind[/h]
MINGORA: Over 500 patients of dengue have recovered from the virus after receiving treatment at Saidu Teaching Hospital (STH) since the recent outbreak in Swat, Assistant Commissioner Farukh Ateeq said on Friday.


During a briefing at the district commissioner’s (DC) office, Ateeq informed the participants of arrangements taken by the district government and health department to tackle the problem. He said the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has approved Rs40 million for emergency treatment of dengue infected patients besides allocating Rs5 million for diagnosis.

The meeting was attended by members of humanitarian organisations and civil society along with social activists and journalists.

Talking about the data on dengue patients, Ateeq said district health department officials and lady health workers will visit houses and collect detailed information regarding those affected in the district. “The staff will not only collect data, but will also distribute pamphlets about dengue at each house,” he said. The awareness campaign will conclude by Monday and they will then have updated statistics.

Ateeq thanked government officials for taking stringent steps to control the outbreak in Swat. “The government is serious in eliminating this virus from the district and the frequent visits of high-ups and ministers are proof of that,” said the assistant commissioner, adding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and K-P health minister along with health secretary have visited STH to assess the situation.

Ateeq also appreciated the efforts of medical teams from Punjab and Khyber Medical University (KMU) who assisted the hospital staff in treating patients. He urged the media and civil society to take active part in awareness campaigns regarding the virus, its symptoms and protective steps.


According to unofficial data gathered by youth activists from the state-run hospital and private clinics, the number of dengue patients in the valley has crossed 10,000. Meanwhile, the district government cancelled weekend holidays of the education, health, social welfare and municipal departments as an emergency measure to counter the outbreak.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 31[SUP]st[/SUP], 2013.


http://tribune.com.pk/story/597574/...working-hard-to-leave-dengue-outbreak-behind/
 

desan

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Female educationist says PTI KP govt victimising employees

Female educationist Durre Shahwar wants to quit the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and serve in Punjab due to the attitude of KP Elementary and Secondary Education Secretary, Joudat Ayaz.

Talking to Pakistan Today, Durre Shahwar said, “The KP government, especially its education secretary, is bent upon the victimisation and character assassination of employees.”

Hailing from Peshawar, Durre Shahwar is a senior female educationist working on an administrative post for the previous decade. She has worked as deputy district education officer during the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and the Awami National Party (ANP)-led coalition. No complaint or allegation was reported against her during the period.

Durre Shahwar said that on May 2, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA-elect from PK-3 Peshawar, Javed Nasim made a complaint against her to the provincial election commissioner, alleging that she was working for ANP candidate Haroon Bilour. Durre Shahwar was transferred on May 9 and her services were placed at the disposal of the Directorate of Elementary and Secondary Education in the caretaker setup.

However, Peshawar District and Sessions Judge Shaibar Khan, had termed Nasim’s complaint baseless and had discarded it. The judge had stated that, “Polling personnel have been appointed by the Polling Personnel Management Unit using a software which picks the names of polling personnel at random. This is a unique system which was appreciated by observers of the European Union (EU) during their visit to Peshawar district. The transparency of appointment of polling personnel is beyond the board and the complaint appears to be based on the sole perception of the complainant.”

Meanwhile, in response to a petition filed by Durre Shahwar, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) through a short order on May 23, declared the order for the removal of Durre Shahwar from her office null and void, stating, “ As the Supreme Court (SC) has declared through a short order that all appointments/transfers/postings made by the caretaker government in the federation or in the provinces are void ab initio, null and void and without lawful authority, therefore, instead of pursuing this matter, the petitioner shall get a copy of the said order and produce the same before respondents/authorities, asking them to act upon the same and restore her to her previous position.”

However, instead of the honoring the PHC’s decision, KP Education Secretary Joudat Ayaz justified his act by saying, “The SC’s judgment has exempted those transfers and postings which relate to day-to-day business of the government and are required to be made in the interest of the state,” and ordered Durre Shahwar’s transfer to Buner district through a notification on July 25.

Durre Shahwar has now taken her case to the KP Services Tribunal, pleading against the unlawful actions of Ayaz, who is a personal friend of PTI Chariman Imran Khan. - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013....b2IGwuV8.dpuf
Female educationist says KP govt victimising employees - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013....b2IGwuV8.dpuf

Khass kum jehaan paak...
 

Pakistan1992

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KPK Updates: After #RTI, E-Governance, Independence Accountability Commission & Local Bodies laws in final stage

After #RTI, E-Governance, Independence Accountability Commission & Local Bodies laws in final stage

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PESHAWAR - In the wake of overturning Dr Shakeel Afridis jail sentence, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Saturday beefed up security measures in and around 21 prisons in Fata.

According of Fata Secretariat, the security at all 21 lock-ups have been tightened so that to avoid any misshape as there some 2,000 people imprisoned, some of them are suspected militants as well.
The officials said that there are a total of 15 prisons in seven tribal agencies while six lock-ups are in six Frontier Regions (FRs), thus the government has increased security at the prisons.
It is worth to mention here that a judicial official on Thursday last had overturned the 33-year jail sentence of Shakeel Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Dr Shakeel Afridi was sentenced in May 2

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-n.../01-Sep-2013/kpk-tightens-security-of-prisons

[h=1]Hole-in-one: Swat Open Golf Tournament concludes[/h]
KABAL: Mohammad Ashfaq of the Pakistan Air Force won the First 54-hole Swat Open Golf Tournament 2013 on Saturday. The three-day tournament concluded at Cedar Golf Club in Kabal, Swat.


Over 150 golfers from across the country participated in the tournament which began on August 29. Among them, 54 were professionals, 27 senior professionals, 45 amateurs and seven senior amateurs besides other players.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Sports, Tourism and Archaeology Mahmood Khan was the chief guest on the final day of the tournament. In his address, the minister thanked the K-P Gold Association and Pakistan Army for organising the event and termed it a positive step towards durable peace in the valley.
The people of Swat have witnessed the ugly face of terrorism and floods. Sporting events like these on a national level will not only boost tourism, but will also send a positive message to the international community about Swat and Pakistan, said Khan.

The golfers who participated in the tournament appreciated the event and said they had a pleasant experience.

The golf course is really good and the layout is beautiful. However, further improvement is required and if it is done even an international event can be held here, Sahid Javed, an international golfer, told The Express Tribune.
Imdad Hussain, a national level golfer, also praised the golf course and reiterated more efforts can be made to bring it up to the standards of international golf courses.
Ashfaq, who won the professional golfers category, said he is excited about his win. This course is similar to the one in Karachi so it felt like an advantage.

Mohammad Afzal, a golfer from Hyderabad who scored a hole-in-one on 146 yards for the first time in the history of Cedar Golf Club Swat, said he was proud of his achievement.

Earlier, K-P Golf Association President Brigadier Ijaz Mirza welcomed all the guests and players to the event and said he hoped to organise the event every year.
In the professional category, Mohammad Ashfaq secured first position, Talib Hussain from Islamabad came in second, while Imdad Hussain from Lahore grabbed third place.

In the senior professional category, Ghani Khan from Karachi came first, Mahmood Kyani from Islamabad secured second position and Noor Khan from Peshawar bagged third place.

In the amateurs gross category, Tamir Naseer achieved first position, M Rehman was the runner-up and Adnan Khan secured third place. Similarly, in the amateurs net category, Fazal Subhan came in first, Akbar Qayum Bukhari came in second and Lieutenant Colonel Nadeem secured third position.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1[SUP]st[/SUP], 2013.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/598006/hole-in-one-swat-open-golf-tournament-concludes/
 

mehwish_ali

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Re: KPK Updates: After #RTI, E-Governance, Independence Accountability Commission & Local Bodies laws in final stage

@ PTI supporters.

Got it ... didn't want to open a separate thread upon it. Please briefly make this issue clear.

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@ PTI supporters.

Got it ... didn't want to open a separate thread upon it. Please briefly make this issue clear.

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Aaj Khuda ne ye din bhi dikha diye kai aik lisani jamaat ka boripacker power project ka credit ANP ko dilanai kai liye tweets post karta hai aur usai pehla like ek patwari ka milta hai :lol:

Agar ye khabar sahee hai to kisi credible newspaper ki khabar ya video footage share karo.. Jhooti propaganda specialist !
 

kNoWnAjNabi

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Re: KPK Updates: After #RTI, E-Governance, Independence Accountability Commission & Local Bodies laws in final stage

haha get a life mate :P river run electricity projects started in PTI government, if this would the case than it would be all over news ... Specially Saleem saafi was there on the day, he would have started PTI bashing within no time.. this is just someone view ... bring something authentic
@ PTI supporters.

Got it ... didn't want to open a separate thread upon it. Please briefly make this issue clear.

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Re: KPK Updates: After #RTI, E-Governance, Independence Accountability Commission & Local Bodies laws in final stage

haha get a life mate :P river run electricity projects started in PTI government, if this would the case it would be all over news ... Specially Saleem saafi was there on the day he would have started PTI bashing within no time.. this is just someone view ... bring something authentic


Thanks brother.
 

Pakistan1992

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[h=1]New health delivery system in KP from September 2[/h]
ABBOTTABAD: Provincial Minister for Health Shaukat Yousafzai has said that the government is launching a comprehensive health delivery system from September 2 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after which people will be able to see marked improvement in facilities provided by the government hospitals.
This he said while speaking at Ayub Medical Complex Hospital on Thursday where equipment and funds worth Rs50 million were donated by an NGO, Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI), to the complex and of Rs20 million worth to the district headquarters hospital, Abbottabad.
The minister said that the health department had assessed shortcomings in health sector in a short period and mechanism was ready to deliver services to the common man. He said that August 30 deadline was set to fill the vacancies of 450 doctors and 550 nurses, who would be posted in all the big and small hospitals in all parts of the province.

He said that Rs1 billion had been released for the provision of medicines and improvement of health care facilities. He said that this was the first installment of funds and more money would be released based on success shown by the hospitals.


Mr Yousafzai said that under the health plan from September 2 onward all tests conducted in labs, ultrasound, ECG etc, would be free of cost. He said that patients would have to pay only Rs5 for the chit and free medicines would be provided to them.

He said that the major change would be introduced in the emergency cover and doctors and experts of teaching hospitals would be available round the clock to treat the accident and emergency patients. He said that referral of patients would be discouraged and it would be ensured to provide best treatment facilities in local hospitals.

He said that they were putting in place a model health delivery system in the government hospitals so that people could see the real change.

The health minister announced construction of tehsil hospital at Balakot for which 17 kanals was being acquired. He also directed the authorities concerned for early revival of the old mental hospital at Dhodial-Manshera. Besides, he said that a doctors’ colony would be built at Ayub Medical Complex Hospital. Chief Executive of Ayub Medical Complex Prof Nisar briefed the participants about the ongoing developmental activities in the hospital. Earlier, Shahid Yousaf, chief executive of PEI, said that they had the most sophisticated equipments arranged through own resources from different countries.


http://dawn.com/news/1039330/new-health-delivery-system-from-september-2