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ISF condemns HEC dissolution

ISF condemns HEC dissolution

LAHORE – Insaf Students Federation (ISF) members took out a rally from the Punjab Assembly till Governor’s House against the possible dissolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and replacing it with a new institution on Wednesday. The rally was lead by ISF Secretary General Farrukh Habib and Vice President Usman Gujjar.
Protesters also staged a sit-in outside Governor’s House, chanted slogans against the federal govt and displayed placards and banners against the possible

AG served notice on HEC dissolution

ISLAMABAD – A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench issued notices on Monday to the attorney general and other respondents to appear in court today (Tuesday) during a hearing of a petition against the dissolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The bench comprised Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani. The petition, which made the federal government (through the Law and Education Ministry), the Inter-Provincial

ORU passes resolution against HEC’s dissolution

LAHORE – Government College University (GCU) Old Ravians Union on Sunday passed a resolution against the dissolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) saying that it will adversely affect higher education in Pakistan and discourage students.
The resolution was passed unanimously at the meeting of the ORU Executive Committee at the GCU, which was chaired by ORU President and renowned nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand. The executive committee said that the federal

SC takes up pleas against HEC dissolution, NRO verdict today

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court will today (Monday) start hearing a petition against the dissolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to the provinces and the government’s petition seeking a review of the court’s verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
The petition against the HEC dissolution will be heard by a three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani. Senior advocate Anwar Mansoor

LHC moved to stop HEC dissolution

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the dissolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Saturday. Petitioner Advocate Fahad Ahmed Siddiqi submitted that the objective of the HEC is to facilitate institutions of higher education.
He said that the federal government has decided to devolve and dissolve the HEC to the provinces and started consulting with provincial governments in this regard. Siddiqi said that the federal government was

KP govt, VCs support HEC dissolution

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and academicians from the Peshawar University and its affiliated organs have endorsed the decision regarding the HEC dissolution. Backing the provincial autonomy in accordance with the 18th Amendment, the PK government made it clear that no problems and hardships would arise as a result of the HEC dissolution.
The Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa chief minister Saturday chaired a meeting of the vice chancellors of various universities. The

PU students protest against HEC dissolution

LAHORE – Students of the University of Punjab held a rally against the possible dissolution of the Higher Education Commission on Friday.
Students gathered at Gate No 15 and marched up to the campus underpass holding placards inscribed with slogans against dissolution of HEC. Students, mostly from the Institute of Communication Studies, said that it was quite unfortunate that the government was dissolving HEC.
They said that now fake degrees would prevail everywhere.

Cabinet dissolution fails to impress KSE

KARACHI – Investors were unmoved by the government’s decision to dissolve the cabinet and induct better quality personals. In addition, the result season could not instill momentum as the market sentiment stayed apathetic. Political uncertainty and disturbed US-PAK diplomatic ties dented investor confidence.
Regional insecurities have triggered absence of foreign investor participation in the last few days. The KSE-100 index dwindled a significant 111.81 points to close at

Cabinet dissolution draws mixed response from politicians

LAHORE – Politicians belonging to various political parties gave a mixed response over President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani’s decision to dissolve the federal cabinet. President Zardari’s Punjab Coordinator Naveed Chaudhry welcomed the decision saying that it was a positive move.
He predicted that the decision would increase the party’s efficiency and said that the change would be brought according to the 18th Constitutional Amendment. The PPP

PPP core committee to decide on cabinet dissolution today

ISLAMABAD – In its core committee meeting today (Tuesday), the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will take a final decision on whether the cabinet should be dissolved or not. President Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the party, is being advised not to go ahead with the plan at a time when the government is already facing problems and its intention to right-size the cabinet has already got on the nerves of the incumbents for possibly losing ministerial slots in the exercise.
“The

SC rejects Suu Kyi’s lawsuit over party dissolution

YANGON: Myanmar’s Supreme Court has refused to hear democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawsuit against the junta for dissolving her party ahead of elections, an official in the army-ruled country said Monday.
“The case was rejected by the Supreme Court in Naypyidaw,” a government official, who did not want to named, told AFP.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) was disbanded for boycotting the November 7 vote in response to rules that seemed designed to bar the

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