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Efforts underway for introducing uniform syllabus: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood has said incumbent government is striving hard for introducing uniform syllabus across the country at earliest, ARY NEWS reported on Monday. Expressing his views during a presser in the federal capital, the minister said all possible efforts are being made by the education ministry for introduction of the uniform syllabus countrywide and recommendations to be presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan soon. Mr Mehmood while underlining the…

Minister stresses need for consensus to deal economic challenges  

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood has stressed upon the need of negotiation between the treasury and opposition benches to deal the economic challenges, being confronting by the country.     Talking to a private news channel, Shafqat Mehmood said the current government is ready to sit with opposition for the sake of national interest. To a query, he said those who looted the public money should be punished and they would not be given any National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).…

No differences with Sindh, ready to help in any matter: Shafqat Mehmood

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood said on Friday (today), that "there are no differences with Sindh, federal government is ready to help the province in any matter it can." Talking to the newsmen after paying respects at Quaid-e-Azam's mausoleum, the minister referring the meeting held with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, as 'positive'. The minister vowed that federal government will closely work with Sindh in field of education and in this context, a conference is…

October 8 reminds us need for better preparedness against disasters: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Monday said that October 08 reminded us of the need to ceaselessly work for better preparedness against natural disasters. “We observe this day not only to pay homage to our people who unfortunately lost their lives in disasters, but also to those who relentlessly extended helping hand to the affectees," he said while addressing the audience as the chief guest at an event held to commemorate the victims of the past disasters on the…

Govt mulls establishing ‘Iqbaliyat Department’ in universities countrywide

LAHORE: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said on Saturday that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) would be contacted for establishment of Iqbaliyat Department/Faculty in other varsities of the country, as currently Allama Iqbal Open University alone had Iqbaliyat Faculty. Chairing 53rd meeting of Governing Body of Iqbal Academy Pakistan (IAP) here at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Mahmood underlined the need for presenting the teachings/message of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal in a more effective manner so as to increase…

Pakistan seeks China’s help to improve education sector

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that Pakistan is facing a myriad challenges in education sector and will seek guidance from the Chinese experience to address them. Speaking to a Chinese delegation led by China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, the federal minister said they will take a leadership role, work on policy framework and introduce uniform standards and certification in education system even though education is a devolved subject. “We will provide…

Prime Minister House to be converted into university: Shafqat Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday announced to convert the Prime Minister House into a university, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference, the minister announced that PTI government is fulfilling its election pledge by converting the PM House into an educational institute of "top standard" "Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided that he will not stay in the PM House and governors too will not stay in Governor House to cut down on costs," he added. He maintained that additional…

Education is topmost priority, new policy will be launched soon: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Saturday said that education is the topmost priority of the incumbent government in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The federal minister, while presiding over a briefing by ministry officials and other attached departments, said that missing standards will be developed and followed in letter and spirit. He said they will work in coordination with all provinces and provide education to all as per the constitution.…

Paradigm shift witnessed in undecided voters towards PTI: Shafqat Mehmood

KARACHI: Senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shafqat Mehmood on Sunday said a paradigm shift had been witnessed in undecided voters towards the PTI in the last couple of days, ARY News reported. “The PTI will emerge as the single largest party of Pakistan in elections. Undecided voters play decisive role at the eleventh hour. There has been witnessed a paradigm shift in undecided voters towards the PTI, therefore number crunchers have predicted PTI’s victory with big margin,” he said while talking to ARY News.…

GT Road Rally: PTI points finger at Sharif for undermining judiciary, democracy

LAHORE: Calling Nawaz Sharif’s rally as an attempt to undermine the Supreme Court’s final verdict in the Panama Papers case, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Information Secretary Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday said that former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s travel to Lahore via the Grand Trunk (GT) Road is his business but using patwari  sponsored crowds to defy/malign the top Court is dangerous politics, aiming to undermine the democracy. The PTI MNA from Lahore took to twitter on Sharif’s GT Road rally.…