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HEC’s third section of 4,500 scholarships for Afghan college students launched



ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Federal Schooling and Skilled Coaching Madad Ali Sindhi mentioned on Thursday that the Increased Schooling Fee (HEC) has launched the third section of Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarships Programme for Afghan nationals.

He mentioned underneath this new section, 4,500 scholarships might be awarded to Afghan college students over a interval of three years to review in top-ranked Pakistani universities.

The minister was addressing as chief visitor on the commencement ceremony for 281 Afghan college students who’ve accomplished their research underneath Part-II of the Programme at HEC Secretariat. The scholars have graduated from 25 universities throughout Pakistan and obtained their Bachelor’s and Grasp’s levels in varied disciplines together with Medication, Engineering, Agriculture, Administration and Laptop Science. As many as 6000 Afghan college students have been awarded scholarships up to now in the course of the first two phases of the Scholarship Challenge.

Madad Ali Sindhi emphasised that this second is the beginning of a brand new chapter of their lives. He requested them to embrace an elevated sense of accountability upon their return to Afghanistan. He urged them to determine the challenges confronted by Afghanistan and make the most of their mental capabilities to hunt options.

He emphasised the very important want for capability constructing of Afghan college students and school. He additionally acknowledged the essential position of HEC within the provision of upper schooling alternatives for Afghan college students by way of scholarships in Pakistan.

In his welcome deal with, Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed congratulated the scholars on their achievements, commending them for his or her arduous work and dedication. He particularly appreciated the Afghan college students who secured first positions of their respective diploma programmes and acknowledged all the scholars for standing robust in opposition to quite a few challenges as properly.

Recognizing the shut ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan as neighbouring international locations, he emphasised the accountability Pakistan bears in supporting and aiding Afghanistan, referring to the 2 nations as brothers. He urged the scholars, whom he described as good and hardworking, to see themselves as Pakistani ambassadors and catalysts for his or her dwelling nation’s growth and prosperity.

The chairman additionally highlighted the significance of networking in profession growth, and inspired the scholars to harness their potential, reminding them that Pakistan is their second dwelling. He underlined that Afghanistan deserves to flourish and turn into a developed nation, and the scholars current play a big position on this transformation. He applauded the Vice Chancellors for fostering an surroundings that nurtures vivid minds, able to contribute successfully to their nation upon their return.

Talking on the event, Particular Consultant on Afghanistan, Ministry of Overseas Affairs, Asif Durrani mirrored on the numerous influence of the previous, the place many Afghan alumni who pursued greater schooling alternatives in Pakistan are actually actively contributing to numerous sectors in Afghanistan.

He prolonged his congratulations to the Afghan graduates and expressed hope that their return to Afghanistan would allow them to serve their nation successfully and tackle numerous obligations.

Asif Durrani careworn that the data and experience these people acquired won’t solely enlighten their households however may also foster knowledgeable decision-making of their skilled and private lives. He emphasised the significance of an informed society in facilitating societal growth.

The Particular Consultant concluded by emphasising the symbiotic relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan, underscoring the cherished bond that exists between the 2 international locations and the optimistic influence it should have on their shared future.

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Fawad Chaudhry granted B-Class services in jail



ISLAMABAD: The previous federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail on Monday.

In compliance with a court docket directive, Chief Commissioner Anwarul Haq appeared earlier than the Excessive Courtroom in a case involving the jail services of Fawad Chaudhry.

Through the court docket listening to, the Chief Commissioner offered an implementation report on Fawad Chaudhry’s requests.

The report revealed that former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail, and as per the court docket’s directives, he has been permitted to fulfill with household and authorized representatives.

Moreover, the court docket granted permission for a separate assembly between Fawad Chaudhry’s spouse and him inside the jail premises.

Through the dialog with the Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb emphasised the necessity to present medical services to Fawad Chaudhry in accordance with the jail handbook.

The court docket directed the jail authorities to point out respect and dignity to the petitioner.

The decide inquired concerning the variety of circumstances registered in opposition to Fawad Chaudhry, after which in response, the lawyer said that Fawad was arrested in a single case and booked in a number of different circumstances in Jehlum and different provinces of Punjab.

The court docket sought the small print of different circumstances from the Jail Superintendent and dismissed the case of Fawad Chaudhry with particular directions.

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Ishaq Dar claims credit score for rupee’s rise in opposition to greenback



ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday heaped praises on himself for personal insurance policies for the strengthening native forex and credited himself for the Pakistani rupee’s appreciation over time in opposition to the US greenback, saying the state’s intervention within the foreign exchange market was essential to maintain the forex steady.

“I take into account the rupee’s depreciation the mom of financial evils. The appreciation of the rupee in opposition to the greenback in the present day is as a result of ‘Ishaq-Dar’ coverage,” the Chief of the Home within the Senate informed the Higher Home of parliament after the caretaker authorities clamped down on parts concerned in greenback smuggling and speculators.

However the Worldwide Financial (IMF) has careworn, in an announcement after Pakistan and the lender reached a staff-level settlement on the primary overview below a short-term deal for $700 million, that the rupee should stay market-determined to sustainably alleviate exterior pressures and rebuild reserves.

The rupee is anticipated to commerce in a slender vary in opposition to the US greenback this week, as importers and exporters weigh the impression of blended financial alerts on the nation’s forex. It closed at 285.64 within the interbank market in the present day.

“The true trade fee in the present day is 244 to the greenback. A few of our establishments have means an excessive amount of autonomy, however let me let you know,’ spoiled kids deserve the rod’.”

Dar, who has served because the finance czar twice below Nawaz Sharif and as soon as below Shehbaz Sharif’s regime, stated: “A significant motive behind our financial system’s destruction is the autumn within the rupee’s fee in opposition to the greenback.”

The senator reminded his colleagues that in 2014 and 4 years following that, till his elimination because the finance minister, the rupee had remained steady. “The central financial institution’s intervention was solely to a sure extent.”

He claimed that throughout the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) tenure, the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) intervened extra usually to manage the rupee’s worth when in comparison with the stints of the Pakistan Muslim Legaue-Nawaz (PML-N).

“I’m thought-about an enemy of rupee devaluation by a monetary establishment. Nonetheless, after giving in to the demand of the identical monetary establishment, the PTI allowed the devaluation of the rupee. See, what occurred after that,” he stated, claiming it ballooned Pakistan’s loans.

The PML-N senator stated there must be a consensus amongst all stakeholders to control the rupee’s worth. “Folks die, however their insurance policies have led to a rise within the costs of commodities.”

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Hajj 2024 software course of commences as submissions open



ISLAMABAD: Submission of functions for the Hajj 2024 underneath common scheme began Monday.

Folks aspiring to carry out Hajj underneath the federal government scheme can submit their functions to fifteen banks by December 12.

Based on the assertion issued by the Ministry of Non secular Affairs, 89,605 Pakistanis will carry out pilgrimage underneath the federal government scheme subsequent yr.

And in case extra functions are obtained, balloting shall be performed.

For the primary time, girls will be capable to carry out their non secular obligation with out their male companions (Mehram).

Furthermore, candidates for the passports will get their Hajj functions processed on the tokens given to them.

As many as 25,000 functions shall be submitted underneath the sponsorship scheme whereas balloting shall be performed on the functions obtained underneath the common scheme.

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