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Kashmir Day: Public Holiday on 5th February 2018 in Pakistan

Kashmir Day: Public Holiday on 5th February 2018 in Pakistan

Sumera Saeed | January 24, 2018 | category: Holidays

Kashmir Day: Public Holiday on 5th February 2018 in Pakistan. In order to commemorate the Kashmir Day, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has declared a public holiday on 5th February, 2018 in Pakistan.

As per notification issued on 10th January 2018, there will be a public holiday on Kashmir Day, 5th February. On 5th February, all government, semi-government offices, educational institutions, and corporations will remain closed.

So there will be a long weekend for the government and private offices’ employees as the 5th February will fall on Monday.

About Kashmir Day

Kashmir Day is commemorated by people all over Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) in order to show their devotion for the people of Kashmir that they are not alone in their struggle for freedom.

Kashmir Day has greatest important across the world. Religious parties organize rallies, conferences, seminars on this day in Kashmir and AJK.

In 1990, Qazi Hussain Ahmad of Jamaat-e-Islami party had suggested a non-working day to highlight the issue of Kashmir and the government had decided to commemorate the 5th February as a public holiday in the country.

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Higher Education Commission Stops 4 Universities for Accepting Admissions

Sumera Saeed | July 24, 2017 | category: Education

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has stopped 4 universities in the multiple cities of Pakistan for accepting admissions. Students are advised not to take admission in the below mentioned 4 universities as the degrees of these universities will not be recognized by the HEC.

The four universities are:

  1. Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore
  2. Global Institute, Lahore
  3. Al-Khair University, Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  4. Preston Institute of Management Sciences and Technology (PIMSAT), Karachi

In this regard Director General of HEC has issued an official notification on social media, declaring the suspension of these above mentioned 4 universities.  HEC has asked the students not to apply for the admissions in these universities and look for alternatives.


The degrees from these universities will not be accepted by the Higher Education Commission. For complete information visit the hec.gov.pk/site/HEIs.

HEC has ended the NTC testing scheme for universities for testing and formed a new government body named “Education Testing Council” for conducting Undergraduate Entry Test for students seeking admissions after their 2nd year exams.

The entry test dates was declared at the beginning of July and 12th July was the last date which was later changed to 17th July to house more admissions.