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Day: January 2, 2023

Sacrifices of our security personnel will not go in vain: President

National
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said the sacrifices rendered by the security personnel to purge the country of the menace of terrorism will not go in vain. He made the remarks during his telephonic conversation with the bereaved families of security personnel martyred in recent acts of terrorism in the country. According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, the President paid glowing tributes to the valiance of martyrs and condoled with the bereaved families. Dr Arif Alvi was also appreciative of the spirit of the bereaved families who stated that they and their other sons and brothers are also ready to render lives for the sake of the country.

IHC grants bail to Senator Azam Swati in controversial tweets case

National
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted bail to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Khan Swati in the controversial tweets case filed against him in November 2022. The bail has been granted against surety bonds of Rs200,000. The plea was heard by the IHC Chief Justice Aamir Farooq. Mr Swati has been behind bars since November 27. He was arrested for the second time for using abusive language against the top military brass, including former army chief General (r) Qamar Javed Bajwa.

PTI Chief spreading chaos through baseless statements: Kaira

National
ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira on Monday said the PTI Chairman Imran Khan is spreading chaos in the country through his baseless statements. Talking to a private media channel, he dismissed rumors of Pakistan’s bankruptcy and assured that the economic situation is expected to improve in a few weeks’ time. Qamar Zaman Kaira urged the PTI Chief to play his constitutional role by staying in assemblies and remaining part of the political process. Talking about postponement of local bodies elections in Islamabad, he said carrying out the Court’s decision to conduct the elections within 12 to 14 hours was almost impossible.

Seven killed in dumper-van collision near Khyber

Crime
Khyber: Seven people, including women and children, were killed and five others injured in a head-on collision between a dumper-truck and a carry van on Indus Highway in Darra Adamkhel town of Khyber district on Monday. Rescue 1122 medical team rushed to the accident site after ordered by District Emergency Officer Syed Shoaib Mansoor. They responded briskly and provided first-aid treatment to the injured. The personnel of the Kohat’s Rescue 1122 shifted the bodies and the injured to a nearby hospital. Condition of some of the injured was stated to be serious. They were referred to Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar.

Trawler fishing illegally captured near Jewani

Crime
QUETTA: Patrolling team of Fisheries Department on Monday claimed to have caught a trawler fishing illegally in the maritime limits of Jewani. Crew members of the trawler were also arrested besides seizing large quantity of fish. Talking to media here on Sunday, Mir Saifullah Khetran, Director General, Fisheries, Balochistan said that patrolling team of fisheries department caught a trawler in the maritime limit of Jewani, adding that crew members of the trawler involved in illegal fishing were also arrested besides impounding large quantity of fish. Khetran said deep sea trawlers were not allowed to fish in the maritime limits of the province, adding that operations against illegal trawling would be continued in compliance with the directives of the higher authorities of provincial ...

HEC advises universities to implement revised teacher education roadmap

Metropolitan Cities
ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued letters to the heads of all public and private sectors universities and degree awarding institutes for the implementation of revised Teacher Education Roadmap in line with the recommendations of National Curriculum Review Committee in the discipline of Education. According to the revised Teacher Education Roadmap, candidates having Associate Degree in Education (ADE) will be allowed to enrol in the 5th semester or third year of a four-year B.Ed. programme. Similarly, candidates with an Associate Degree in disciplines other than Education or two-year erstwhile BA / BSc degrees (now defunct) shall be admitted in the 5th semester or third year of a four-year B.Ed. programme through a bridging semester after completing the deficien...