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Public Holiday in Lahore on Annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh

Public Holiday in Lahore on Annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh

Sumera Saeed | category: Holidays

Public Holiday in Lahore on Annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh. There will be public holiday tomorrow on 10th November 2017 in Lahore on the occasion of annual Urs of Data Ganj Baksh

The three days celebrations of Data Ganj Baksh have started from Wednesday in Lahore. The District Government of Lahore has announced the public holiday today and according to the notification all offices, Lahore High Court (LHC) and education institutes will remain close on 10th November, 2017.

Data Ganj Bakhsh Annual Urs Starts in Lahore

The holiday in Lahore will not be applicable on Civil Secretariat employees and its related staff.

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Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan Held Gold Medal and Certificate Distribution Ceremony

Sumera Saeed | category: Business

The members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) have a huge role in the economic development of Pakistan.  The GDP of Pakistan is expected to grow substantially once the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), One-Belt, One-Road and other initiatives such as shared services become operational. With a better economy, Pakistan is going to need more and more professional Chartered Accountants. This was stated by honorable Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, who was the Chief Guest at the ICAP Gold Medal and Certificate Distribution Ceremony at a local hotel in Lahore, which was organized by the Northern Regional Committee of ICAP.

He applauded the ICAP’s tremendous efforts to nurture talents and provide a well-educated workforce to enhance productivity and entrepreneurial ship that will lead Pakistan towards a brighter future. ICAP is one of the leading institutes of the country and is known for its formative work in the profession of accounting and auditing.

ICAP acknowledged the outstanding performance of students and honored them with Gold Medals and Certificates on their successful completion of CA qualification. While addressing the students at the ceremony, President ICAP, Mr. Nadeem Yousaf Adil congratulated the students and their parents on their splendid success.  He said that this qualification is only the first milestone of a very long journey that lies ahead of them. He added that credibility of ICAP and its members had been increasing worldwide due to high professionalism and their quality of work. He also expressed pride that students had strived very hard to acquire the knowledge and skills par excellence with international standards in the chartered accountancy profession.

The high achievers who received certificates at the ceremony had demonstrated their potential to be the future leaders of the accountancy profession as they were equipped with in-depth knowledge and skills underpinned by strong values of professionalism and ethics.

President ICAP, council members of ICAP, Chartered Accountants, renowned business leaders, students of ICAP and their parents attended the prestigious ceremony. More than 250 students were awarded Chartered Accountancy certificates and the ceremony was fol

NO More NTS: HEC introduces Education Testing Council

NO More NTS: HEC introduces Education Testing Council

Sumera Saeed | category: Education

NO More NTS: HEC introduces Education Testing Council

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has officially launched the country’s first government testing form named Education Testing Council (ETC).

Under the Education Testing Council (ETC) system people will have the entrance exams for admission to academic degree programmes in higher education institutions as well as for scholarships and employment in national and international organizations.

The chairman HEC will be the competent authority of the ETC and other members include four vice chancellors from public sector universities, two vice chancellors from private sector universities, two officers of the HEC, two members of the civil or corporate society among other officials.

The ETC will be responsible for conducting tests and examinations in a standardised, fair and transparent manner.  The ETC Council will be independent, professional and resourceful and prescribe detailed terms of reference, rules and regulations for its operations within six months from its official launch. Moreover the ETC will conduct the free standardised tests for university admissions and government will bear the cost of test.

It is important to mention here that National Testing Service (NTS) was earlier responsible to conduct recruitment tests for universities, private and public institutions as well as courts of law and security agencies.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) in March 2014 has declared NTS illegal and directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to come forward with a proper channel under the government system. Obeying with the court’s orders, the higher Education Commission decided to form the Education Testing Council (ETC) and officially launched it on 25th January, 2017.

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Cable Operators Restore Cable TV Services: LHC Issued Stay Order against DTH Auction on November 23

Cable Operators Restore Cable TV Services: LHC Issued Stay Order against DTH Auction on November 23

Sumera Saeed | category: News

Cable Operators Restore Cable TV Services: LHC Issued Stay Order against DTH Auction on November 23

After the successful negotiations with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBA), Cable operators have restored the cable TV services across the country. The Cable Operators Association has called of its strike after successful conciliation; they had suspended cable TV services in the country yesterday against the Direct To Home (DTH) auction on 23rd November.

The Chairman of Cable Operators Association Khalid Arayin said that they are calling off the strike as their negotiations with PBA remain successful and Maryam Aurangzeb, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting, has guaranteed them of solving their issues.

Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a stay order against 23rd November DTH auction Planned by PEMRA in the country. Lahore High Court has asked the authorities stop the auction since it had already reticent a verdict in the case.

Earlier the cable operators in the country threaten the authorities outside PEMRA headquarter in Islamabad that they would go for hunger strike if their demands were not met. The cable operators are of the view that livelihood is under menace if Direct-to-home (DTH) services will launch in the country.

Cable operators say that the need time to digitize the cable TV service in the country via set-top-boxes, as presently  100 per cent of cable TV network runs on referent.