ETEA being a responsible testing agency of the provincial govt is playing vital role in fast track testing & evaluation: Mahmood Khan PESHAWAR, September and assured that the 1: Chief Minister Khyber provincial government will Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood extend every possiblesupport Khan, while stressing the to strengthen the need of capacity enhancement agency. of Education Testing He was presiding over and Evaluation Agency progress review meeting (ETEA) has directed the of ETEA at Chief Minister concerned authorities to Secretariat Peshawar the come up with a feasible other day. Advisor to plan for strengthening and Chief Minister for Higher restructuring the agency in Education Khaleeq ur order to enable it effectively Rehman, Secretary Higher cope with the ever Education, Executive increasing needs of educational Director ETEA and other testing and evaluation attended the meeting. The adding that the ETEA meeting was briefed about being a sole and responsible the administrativestructure testing agency of the of ETEA, its functions provincial government is and responsibilities, playing vital role in fast reforms, overall progress track testing & evaluation made so far, issues and as well as in the recruitment other matters related to of staff in transparent the capacity of ETEA. It manners. He also was informed on theoccasion directed to speed up the that conduction of recruitment process of tests for i.e. professionalcollages Medical/Dental staff for provincial departments and Engineering, admission tests for educational institutes; promotional exams for employees of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police and recruitment of staff for provincial departments were the major functions of the ETEA. The fee of entry tests for professional collages is fixed by the board of governors. The meeting was informed that during 2019 entry tests of 11,500 candidates have been conducted for engineering and 45000 candidates have been tested for medical collages. Similarly during the 2019, round about 03 lac candidates were tested for the recruitment on 5,861 vacancies in the 28 provincial departments. Besides this, more than 09 thousands admission tests have also been conducted for the admission in various educational institutes of the province. During the current financial year above 56000 candidates would also be tested for the recruitment of staff in the 20 provincial departments. The meeting was further told that indoor arrangements for conduction of tests have been made as this facility was not available previously. The current situation of corona pandemic has affected the recruitment process for provincial departments however, it was told that the process would be resumed with the approval of the provincial government and completed within the four month time. Amendments in the ETEA ordinance 2001 are also underway for addition of permanent members into the board of governors of ETEA as well as to declare the ETEA as authority. The chief minister reiterated his commitment to extend all possible support to resolve the issues being faced by the ETEA and directed to take drastic measures to further enhance the capacity of ETEA. “Work on restructuring of ETEA should immediately be started in order to achieve the goals with regard to transparent, impartial and fast track testing and evaluation,” he directed.-PR Islamabad police staffer gets promotion ISALMABAD, September 1, 2020: An officer of Islamabad Police Ministerial Staff Muhammad Manzoor Abbassi has been promoted to Grade -17. The notification regarding his promotion has been formally issued. Muhammad Manzoor Abbassi joined Islamabad police in 1982 and served with 19 Inspectors General of Police as Private Secretary. The Ministerial Force has the key role in running the administrative affairs of any police force and Muhammad Manzoor Abbassi joined the force as Stenotypist, He also served in prosecution branch, security division, SSP Office, operation and other divisions with honesty and dedication. He is well-known staffer of Islamabad police and is respected by the all officials.-PR Chairman Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani exchanging views with Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaiser on Tuesday. Radio Pakistan will broadcast special programmes on Defence Day IESCO power suspension schedule for Sept 3 ISLAMABAD, September 1: Radio Pakistan has chalked out special programmes to highlight and pay tributes to armed forces and those national heroes who sacrificed their lives during 6th September war for the motherland.. A Marathon transmission will be arranged by Radio Pakistan News and Current Affairs Channel in According to Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO)’s spokesman, System Maintenance is in process. Therefore power supply of below mentioned feeders/areas will be temporary suspended as per given schedule: On 3rd September, 06:30am to 10:30am, Bahar Pur, Al-Rizwan Mill, AlQadar Mill, Sarkal, Karsal, Choa Sayden Shah, Pepli, Kot Dhamik, Lila Town, NCI, Ahmed Abad, Chakra, Sahala, RCC-1, Kohstan, Kashif Gul, Mix Industrial, Model Town, Industrial Estiate, Ghazi Kohli, Pourmayana, Ghari Afghan, Lala Zar, Khan Abad, Munier Abad, Sher Shah Sori, Hameed, Azhar Shaheed, Lehrar Road, Club-1, Nogazi, Faziya, Shahpur, Angori, Treat, Shahdrah, Bahar Koh, Al-Noor Colony, Khan-II, People Colony, Kayani Road, Kohota City-1, Nara, Ghazan1, KRL feeders and surrounding areas will be affected. In case of early completion of work electricity supply will be restored before time given in schedule. In case of any complaint or information IESCO Help Line 118 and Chief Executive IESCO Complaint and Mointoring Cell No:0519252933-36 are available round the clock.-PR which special talks, discussions, interviews of renowned personalities and national songs will be part of the transmission. Radio Pakistan Islamabad will broadcast impressions of the families of martyrs under the title “Ham Nai Bhulay” in programme Sukhi Ghar at 11:05 a.m. Special feature “Ay Waton Kay Sajeelay Janwano” presented by Radio Pakistan Multan at 03:10 p.m while Radio Pakistan Lahore will broadcast special drama on national hookup “Sar Uthha Kay Chaly” at 09.10 p.m. Special Radio reports based on activities held across the country regarding Defense Day celebrations will be part of Radio Khabarnama.-PR ITP devises traffic diversion plan for procession on 14th Muharram ISLAMABAD, September 1: Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has devised a special traffic diversion plan for procession of 14th Muharramul-Haram (September 3) which would start from shrine of Sakhi Mehmud Badshah and to culminate at the same point after passing through its various traditional routes. A total of 46 traffic policemen including one SP, two DSPs and three Inspectors would perform duties to manage traffic while special parking lots would be specified for the participants of the procession. Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed said that a special traffic diversion plan has been chalked out following directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar for the convenience of road users who will be guided by traffic policemen on alternate routes. The procession will start from shrine of Sakhi Mehmud Badshah at 3 pm on 14thMuharram-ulHaram (September 3) and to culminate at the same point after passing through various routes. During the procession, there would be diversions before roads from Ambassador hotel to Aabpara Chowk and Sehrwardi road, Muzaffargarh Nihari towards Aabpara Chowk and Sehrwardi Chowk, Chand Tara Chowk Kashmir Highway to Aabpara Chowk, Kashmir Highway to Sehrwardi loop at Kashmir Highway, Sports Complex Gate Kashmir Highway to Chand Tara Chowk leading towards Kashmir Highway. The citizens may use Aabpara INT Center road, Muzaffargarh Nihari towards Municipal road, Saddar Road, Melody road and 7th avenue. The 7th avenue Sehrwardi or 7th avenue may be used by those coming from INT Center, G6 Service Road and Ambassador hotel. - PR Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam distributing saplings among motorists. PULSES TRAVELLING SEMINAR 2020 FOR KHARIF PULSES BEGINS AT NARC Pulses Seminarwillprovide an opportunity to observe pulses crop and work forits development: Chairman PARC ISLAMABAD, September 1: Spanning eight days long travelling seminar for “Kharif Pulses (Mash, Mungbean, Lobia)” in various ecological zones of Punjab and KP Provinces is being inaugurated by PARC yesterday. Organized under the PSDP project titled “Promotion Research for Productivity Enhancement in Pulses” that is primarily, focusing on learning issues, new varieties appraisal, and develop new research ideas about pulses. According to a press release issued by PARC, these seminars provide an interactive platform to the participants to exchange outstanding ideas and learning from expert breeders and other senior scientists. Such travelling seminars are organized in order to facilitate agri. scientists to get conversant with new technology, and specifically the adoption of advanced agricultural technologies in pulses production. The Chairman was also of the view that Pulses Travelling Seminars give us an opportunity to raise awareness about how pulses provide nutritional development and are a very much a part of sustainable food production aimed at food security and nutrition. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Joyia, National Coordinator / Project Director (Pulses) said that this Seminar also incorporated to keep the positive momentum surrounding these healthy, nutritious, protein-rich, nitrogen-fixing legumes. Keeping in view the importance of diseases in Kharif pulses and to adopt strategies for their control will also be discussed in these Seminars. The participants will discuss introduction of new varieties, sowing method, use of balance fertilizers, seed quantity, irrigation, weed control and seed storage method.-PR “Blended Virtual Education Project for Knowledge Economy” total of approximately 6 billion rupees budget have been approved for the “Blended Learning” project. The primary objective of this project is to significantly enhance enrollment at the rate of 10 % during the project years. This gigantic target will be achieved by collaborating with public and private degree awarding institutions including technical & vocational institutes. PR ISLAMABAD, September 1: Virtual University of Pakistan has achieved yet another milestone by winning “Blended Virtual Education Project for Knowledge Economy”. Administrative approval for the blended learning project has been given by the Government of Pakistan.Mr. Naeem Tariq Rector, Virtual University while briefing about this project said that a A group photograph of Professors & examiners with Doctor Naima Hamid. Dr. Naima Hamid gets PhD degree Health department Professor Dr. Desheng Pei. Her quality research and high impact publications had been approved by the examiners and environmental experts. The topic of research was based on the combined Toxicogenetic implications of plastics and emerging pollutants.-PR degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology (CIGIT), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). She had completed her research work under the supervision of subject specialist and renowned scientist, Director of Environment and RAWALPINDI, September 1: Former student Environmental Sciences, International Islamic University, and Quaid e Azam University Islamabad daughter of Director Public Relations Government of Punjab, Pakistan Hamid Javaid Awan, Dr. Naima Hamid had achieved Phd from CIGIT, UCAS National Herald Tribune, Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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