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GCUF to set up trust to enhance scholarships


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FAISALABAD: The Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will set up a trust through its Students Advancement Fund Endowment (SAFE) to enhance need-based scholarships for brilliant and deserving students.


This was stated by GCUF Vice-Canceller Prof Dr Zakir Hussain, while chairing a meeting to review ongoing activities of scholarships for deserving students. He directed the Financial Aid Office to prepare a comprehensive plan to establish the trust in a short period. The SAFE was set up at the GCUF, GCUL, Punjab University, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) under the Promotion of Education in Pakistan Foundation, a US based organisation. He said that the higher education rate was eight per cent that must to be increased to compete with the world. He said that the trust would help the deserving students continue their studies and equip them with the higher education. He directed the officials concerned to mobilise all stakeholders for the noble cause of jacking up the literacy rate. He said that the HEC was observing a National Education Fund Raising Week to be held from March 1 to 8 to increase the funds for the deserving and needy students. Lauding the steps being taken by the Higher Education Commission, he said that the HEC had provided 10,000 MPhil and PhD national and foreign scholarships to the needy and talented students in 10 years, which was a hallmark. He added that enrolment in universities had reached to one million from 330,000 in a decade. “Besides the women enrolments at the university has gone up to 46 per cent from 36 per cent,” he added,


Registrar Muhammad Ayub, Faculty of Science and Technology Dean Prof Dr Naureen Aziz Qureshi, Advisor HR Sheikh Muhammad Akram, Director Medical Sciences Dr Riaz Hussain Dab, Dr M Waheed, Dr Fiaz Ahmad Mian, Mazhar Waseem and Saima Perveen were also present.


Human trafficker arrested in Faisalabad


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FAISALABAD: Ghulam Muhammadabad police have arrested an alleged human smuggler for fraud. In an application to police, Rehmat Ali of Chak 123/RB said that Rizwan Ali took Rs 1 million from him to send his son Arshad Ali abroad. The complainant said that the accused neither sent his son abroad nor refunded the money despite repeated promises.


BAIL CANCELLED: A court has cancelled bail of an alleged human trafficker and shifted him to the jail.


The FIA had arrested Inayatullah of Railway Colony on a charge of receiving Rs 1.3 million from Siddique Ahmad for arranging a government job for his son and nephew. The accused had also received Rs 630,000 from Siddique for sending his another son abroad. Later, the accused was released on bail. On Monday, the court cancelled his bail.


WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE: A married woman committed while a man attempted suicide in separate incidents here on Monday. Haleema Bibi of Chak 246/RB, Kukkarwala, ended her life by shooting herself after a quarrel with her husband Allah Ditta over a domestic dispute. In another incident, Amjad Ali of Dijkot attempted suicide by swallowing poisonous pills over a domestic problem. He was under treatment in a hospital.


COMPENSATION: Wasa Managing Director Syed Zahid Aziz has announced compensation of Rs 500,000 to the family of Wasa Engineer Mushtaq Ahmed, who was killed in a landslide during excavation of land to lay sewerage pipes of a pumping station near a fish farm on Satiana Road on Sunday night.


Non-payment of Rs 12.8m arrears


Fesco disconnects power supply to 61 govt depts


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FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) has disconnected electricity connections of 61 government departments for not paying Rs 12.8 million arrears.


A Fesco spokesman said that the departments with their arrear amount in brackets include Parks and Horticulture Authority (Rs 210,000), water supply plant (Rs 33,000), Traffic Signals Abdullahpur chief officer (Rs 68,000), Environmental Protection Agency (Rs 28,000), Railways (Rs 989,000), Scarp Colony Jaranwala Road senior engineer (Rs 1.288 million), Jhang, Kamalia and Bhakkar police (Rs 4.418 million), Balochani police post (Rs 27,000) and Market Committee (Rs 200,000). He said that action against the defaulting departments would continue and their connections would be restored after full payment of dues.