Skip to main content

Increase in scholarships for Balochistan, FATA students sought


By Haseeb Hanif

Published: February 7, 2019

Senate. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training on Thursday directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to write a letter to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) demanding an increase in the number of medical scholarships for students belonging to the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Balochistan.

The committee made the decision after observing that the number of scholarship-based seats set aside in medical institutes for applicants from Fata and Balochistan were inadequate. It also instructed the PMDC, the statutory regulatory body, to take immediate measures in response to the letter by HEC.

The committee held its session at Parliament House with Senator Rahila Magsi in the chair. Magsi expressed disappointment over the repeated absence of the chairman of the HEC in the meeting. According to the department officials, the chairman was engaged in a meeting pertaining to a World Bank project. The committee chairperson asked the officials to ensure his presence in the next meeting of the committee.

On the issue of lower number of scholarships for medical students from the two areas, Senator Usman Kakar said that the number had plummeted from 190 to only 29. Officials from HEC told the committee that scholarship seats for Balochistan and FATA during 2017 were 15 and 14 respectively.

Eiffel scholarship offers Pakistani students higher education in France

Senator Noman Wazir noted that scholarships were being given to students of Sri Lanka and other countries but those of FATA and Balochistan were ignored. The areas that have lagged behind should get their rights, he said.

The HEC said that it had written a letter to PMDC, seeking allocation of three seats for Balochistan & FATA in every medical college. “Now the decision for 164 seats should be taken by the PMDC in light of the Supreme Court order,” the officials said.

Officials from PMDC responded that the council only carries out registration of medical colleges while funds are issued by HEC. Senator Wazir inquired form the PMDC officials if had any objection over the increase in the number of allocated seats. The PMDC officials said that the dates for admissions for the current year have passed. The senator responded that the statement implied that PMDC did not have any reservations for increasing the number of seats for the next year. Wazir also censured the PMDC for awarding scholarship to international students but ignoring those from the two regions.

56 Afghan students get higher education scholarships in Pakistan

The PMDC representatives said that they will support the move if directed by the HEC. The senator stressed that PMDC had to cooperate as it did not have any right to decline, and asked the committee to direct HEC to put the recommendation before PMDC. The chairman then directed the HEC to write a letter and submit its copy, adding that PMDC was obligated to extend its support.

Senator Muhammad Ali Saif objected over the PhD course for law, lamenting that various universities of the country were not offering the course at all. “The logic for course requirement for PhD is flawed and holds no benefit. It is not understandable why course work has been made mandatory despite the guidelines of HEC,” said the senator.

The HEC officials responded by saying that its requirement for PhD was 18 credit hours, but the course guideline was not dictated by the HEC, with universities having their own rules as well. Barrister Ali Muhammad Yousuf termed the HEC’s polices as unjust and asked HEC, the regulatory body, to look into the issue. Education Secretary Arshad Mirza assured the committee that it would be given due attention.



https://tribune.com.pk/story/1905731/1-increase-scholarships-balochistan-fata-students-sought/

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed.
Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area”
For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number”
Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell you …

The Rise of China-Europe Railways

https://www.csis.org/analysis/rise-china-europe-railways

The Rise of China-Europe RailwaysMarch 6, 2018The Dawn of a New Commercial Era?For over two millennia, technology and politics have shaped trade across the Eurasian supercontinent. The compass and domesticated camels helped the “silk routes” emerge between 200 and 400 CE, and peaceful interactions between the Han and Hellenic empires allowed overland trade to flourish. A major shift occurred in the late fifteenth century, when the invention of large ocean-going vessels and new navigation methods made maritime trade more competitive. Mercantilism and competition among Europe’s colonial powers helped pull commerce to the coastlines. Since then, commerce between Asia and Europe has traveled primarily by sea.1Against this historical backdrop, new railway services between China and Europe have emerged rapidly. Just 10 years ago, regular direct freight services from China to Europe did not exist.2 Today, they connect roughly 35 Chinese…

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میںPlease help the deserving persons...Salary:Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows;Welder: Rs. 1,700 dailyHeavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyMason: Rs. 1,500 dailyHelper: Rs. 850 dailyElectrician: Rs. 1,700 dailySurveyor: Rs. 2,500 dailySecurity Guard: Rs. 1,600 dailyBulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyConcrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 dailyRoller operator: Rs. 2,000 dailySteel fixer: Rs. 2,200 dailyIron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 dailyAccount clerk: Rs. 2,200 dailyCarpenter: Rs. 1,700 dailyLight duty driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyLabour: Rs. 900 dailyPara Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 dailyPipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 dailyStorekeeper: Rs. 1,700 dailyOffice boy: Rs. 1,200 dailyExcavator operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyShovel operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyComputer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailySecurity Supervisor: Rs. 2,200 dailyCook for Chinese food: Rs. 2,000 dailyCook…