Day: May 4, 2015

HEC starts capacity building programme for provincial colleges

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article image Staff Report ISD: Capacity building of colleges affiliated with public sector universities has been started by mutual efforts of Academic Division, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Provincial Education Departments. It is an unprecedented step taken by HEC, by setting up Minimum Quality Standards (MQS) so to bolster the education quality in colleges of Pakistan. This standard will act as a gauging instrument to identify and assess strengths and weaknesses of education. 10…Read More

Heavy Electrical Complex sold to Kenya based company

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article image Staff Report ISD: Heavy Electrical Complex was sold to M/s Cargill Holdings Limited, a Kenya based company, for Rs. 1.34 billion by Privatization Commission (PC) of Pakistan this satruday. Earlier, the sale of Heavy Electrical Complex was approved by the Cabinet Committee of Pakistan (CCoP) which was headed by Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar. The documents of the bidder M/s Cargill Holdings Limited were duly verified last month Earnest money of Rs. 25 million was only submitted by one company…Read More

LHC directs PTA to probe into illegal SIM issuance matter

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article image Staff Report ISD: Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been directed by the honorable Lahore High Court (LHC) to probe the fraudulent practice of issuance of SIM cards in the name of person who does not consent it. Waheed Shahzad, a tax lawyer by profession had earlier taken the matter of illegal SIM Issuance on his CNIC to the LHC. Waheed Shahzad stated in his petition "In response to news published in various newspapers regarding illegal and unauthorised SIM…Read More

HEC Chairman urges indigenous solution to indigenous problems

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article image Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed is currently serving as Chairman, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He holds PhD from University of California, Riverside, USA, and bags rich experience of over 25 years in academic development and management; he is strong proponent of academia-industry collaboration. He has also served as Deputy Director General in Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organazation, Rabat and various other national and international organizations. Q 1: What was the…Read More