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Deaths from dengue fever in Islamabad spike to 734

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ISLAMABAD: 75 circumstances of dengue virus have been reported in Islamabad in the course of the previous 24 hours, taking the entire variety of confirmed infections to 734, the Ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers stated on Tuesday.

In line with the statistics issued by the District Well being Workplace (DHO) of Islamabad, some 75 infections have been reported, hinting that probably the most extreme outbreaks of the illness within the area is on the playing cards.

In the meantime, the DHO said the dengue virus additionally claimed one life within the capital throughout the identical interval. The deceased was a resident of Tarlai, the workplace added.

Following the detection of 750 circumstances previously 24 hours, the entire variety of confirmed infections has reached 743, the DHO added.

Instances of dengue, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, usually enhance in the summertime months between January and March, when mosquito exercise is at a peak. The numbers of dengue circumstances are inclined to regularly lower towards the tip of March.

Also called “breakbone fever” due to the extreme ache it could trigger, dengue is the quickest spreading tropical illness on this planet. The viral an infection is transmitted to people by the bites of feminine Aedes mosquitoes, which thrive in tropical and subtropical city areas.

As devastating floods rip by Pakistan impacting greater than 33 million individuals, the specter of dengue lies not far away. Public well being specialists are warning of the rising threat of mosquito-borne ailments comparable to dengue spreading throughout the nation.

Pakistan has already been grappling with growing dengue circumstances and the unusually early and heavy monsoon rains this 12 months have offered beneficial situations for mosquitoes to breed in.

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‘Advert hocism’ mars instructional commonplace in capital faculties

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ISLAMABAD: Regardless of the supply of senior affiliate professors and their willingness to function heads of the establishments, most of the ICT faculties are functioning with out common heads or principals.

The common principals of different faculties have been overseeing the affairs of those faculties on a further/twin cost foundation.

An Affiliate Professor of a faculty on the situation of anonymity mentioned, “Cease-gap association has turn out to be a norm on the Federal Directorate of Training (FDE). The extra cost of faculties to some principals together with their unique postings signifies that the administration continues to encourage and function by way of Advert hocism”.

In accordance with him, “there is no such thing as a common principal at Islamabad Mannequin School for Boys (IMCB) G-15/1. Dr Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui who’s principally a professor of BPS-20 at IMCB F-7/3 and principal at IMCB F-11/1 is holding extra cost of IMCB F-15/1,” he mentioned.

Equally, there is no such thing as a common principal at IMCB Pakistan City. Mr Shahid Mehmood Abbasi who’s the common principal of IMCB G-11/1, can also be holding extra cost of Principalship of IMCB Pakistan City.

Mr Ihsanul Haq, a daily Principal at IMCB F-10/3, can also be entrusted with one other place of Principal IMCB G-13/2.

Ms. Saba Faisal, who’s Principal at Islamabad Mannequin School for Ladies (IMCG) F-10/2, is assigned with a further cost of Principal IMCG F-11/3. Ms. Shazia Rizvi, who’s common Principal at IMCG G-10/2, can also be saddled with a further cost of Principal G-13/1.

Dr Firdous Zara Bashir, who’s the principal of IMCG I-8/4, can also be holding cost of the Principal-ship of IMCG G-14/4.

There are over 100 succesful female and male affiliate professors in mannequin faculties ready for his or her flip at principal-ship.

“Amongst these, the senior affiliate professors could possibly be given the cost of principal-ship however regrettably current administration of FDE needs the system run on Advert hocism,” the professor mentioned.

One other affiliate professor mentioned, “We’re witnessing unprecedented Advert hocism in occupying key positions at FDE as an affiliate professor is holding the place of Principal of IMCB F-7/3 (morning and night shift)”.

He’s having fun with the positions of Director F.G Schools and Director Mannequin Schools too. Furthermore, he’s Space Training Officer as nicely for the final over 4 years. As a consequence of holding a number of positions by him, a multitude has been created.

Many of the information that want pressing consideration are pending with him. He can’t spare time to take care of all of his portfolios, resultantly, instructional establishments are badly struggling.

Furthermore, the mess of Advert hocism is prevalent within the appointment/posting of principals which has unfavorable penalties for instructional establishments and college students.

He urged the training minister to place an finish to Advert hocism at FDE and appoint full-fledged principals for guaranteeing efficient studying on the establishments.

When contacted, Dr Rahima Rehman, president of Federal Authorities School Lecturers Affiliation, mentioned, “As a consequence of lack of “Division of labour” at FDE, federal authorities faculties are badly ignored. The current director is occupying 4 key positions. He doesn’t have the capability to deal with larger training setup of federal authorities faculties.

“One could be a jack of all trades however can’t be a grasp (professional of all companies) so the administration of FDE ought to appoint a separate director to cope with the affairs of federal authorities faculties.” she mentioned.

 

 

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‘Tales of the Coronary heart’ continues to draw artwork lovers

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ISLAMABAD: A solo portray exhibition “Tales of the Coronary heart” by the outstanding artist Atif Khan at Tanzara Artwork Gallery (TAG) continues to draw the artwork lovers by means of his distinctive portrayal of socio-political and cultural narratives.

The exhibition was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, the Nationwide School of Arts (NCA), Professor Dr. Murtaza Jafri, and can proceed until November 09.

Noshi Qadir, curator of Tanzara Artwork Gallery (TAG) stated as a up to date image-maker, Khan pushes his creative limits by means of diverse creative ideas and visible explorations of social-political and cultural points.

The work of the famous artist Atif Khan interweaves Islamic miniature portray with fashionable geometric design and well-liked tradition which efficiently creates mysterious narratives by means of his juxtapositions of Mughal period figures inside mandala-like landscapes, she stated and added that by means of his distinctive paintings, Atif Khan had constructed a singular visible vocabulary of interweaving storytelling that addresses itself by means of a soul looking course of.

Noshi Qadir stated that Atif Khan’s work had been broadly exhibited at house and overseas and was a part of non-public and public collections worldwide. He’s a recipient of quite a few prestigious worldwide awards and has participated in workshops and residencies domestically and globally, she added.

Atif Khan’s work has been a part of collections particularly on the Bradford Museum, UK, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, Sharjah Artwork Museum UAE, and the Islamic Museum of Australia Melbourne, Australia.

He has a number of solo exhibits to his credit score in Pakistan, UK, Jordan, Switzerland and India in addition to participated in quite a few group exhibits. In 2015, he gained the Lahore Biennale foundations Open Name competitors and developed the monumental sites-specific set up ‘Metropolis inside a Metropolis’ on the Chowk Istanbul in Lahore, Pakistan.

Alongside together with his creative observe, Khan is a school member on the prestigious Nationwide School of Artwork in Lahore, Pakistan since 2005 and serving as Assistant Professor within the Division of Tremendous Arts.

 

 

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Mandarin Oriental designers to function in Capital’s main resort

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ISLAMABAD: Main international luxurious way of life developer, ONE Houses, have appointed world famend architectural design agency, VX Studio because the lead design guide for One Serene Residences, Pakistan’s first-of-a-kind $40 Million resort-living growth in Islamabad.

The Group just lately acquired 100,000 sq. ft. of prime land within the twin cities the place they are going to be creating Pakistan’s first resort-themed growth, tailored for abroad Pakistanis, in accordance with a press launch issued right here on Monday.

Headquartered in Dubai, VX Studio is a famend architectural design agency with tasks and developments globally. Their value-driven, developer-led designs proceed to show heads and show profitable from idea to execution.

VX Studio has an unlimited portfolio of delivering iconic tasks of various dimension and complexity, throughout grasp planning, hospitality, multi and single household residential, retail and combined use, repositioning, cultural and healthcare.

The development worth of the tasks inside VX Studio’s portfolio exceeds US$5 Billion together with the Mandarin Oriental, Istanbul, Saadiyat Island Seaside Membership, Nuraxi Retreat, Sardinia, Italy and Niyama Resort Maldives.

Because the lead design consultants for the first-ever resort-style dwelling idea, One Serene Residences, VX Studios is coming to Pakistan with its intensive portfolio and timeless designs to create one thing distinctive.

Through the signing ceremony, Irma Coello, Undertaking Director of VX Studio, stated, “One Serene Residence is our first growth in Pakistan and a befitting first as the primary resort-themed growth in Pakistan in an unparalleled location. ONE Houses’ popularity because the world-class main builders provides to our portfolio and ensures that collectively, we convey one of the best from all over the world and make it obtainable within the area. One Serene Residences will probably be a landmark vacation spot not solely in Pakistan however throughout the area.”

Commenting on this collaboration, Aqib Hassan, Chief Business Officer, ONE Houses, stated, “By persevering with to associate with globally acknowledged corporations, and specializing in the finer particulars to ship the extraordinary, we be sure that each vacation spot we create is executed with perfection.

With a dedication to top quality design, VX Studio will create elegant, welcoming and heartwarming lifestyle-centric dwelling areas at One Serene Residences.”

ONE Houses is understood for constructing areas that foster human connection, happiness and well-being, inspiring and empowering individuals to dwell higher. Targeted on constructing a world class finest resort-style vacation spot in Islamabad, the teams reaffirmed their dedication to develop a vacation spot that can ship an all encompassing way of life, empowering and galvanizing its residents to dwell their finest lives.

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