ABM Karachi Division meets CM Gilgit-Baltistan

On 29 Nov 2016, ABM Delegation of Karachi division with other students of Gilgitbaltistan met Chief Minister GillgitBaltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman day before Yesterday at Press Club Karachi in which reminded him our charter of demands that we presented him last year but unfortunately he didn’t take a single step to any single issue the charter included:

  • Full funded scholarship for deserved and needy students of GB in government universities of Punjab,
  • Establishment of hostels in major cities of the country.
  • Nominations rigging issue
  • FPSC center in Baltistan region

The delegation also  discussed security and major issues of GB students in Karachi and request him to coordinate with Murad Ali Shah CM Sindh to increase our quota in NED universedity, Karachi University, Jamshoro University and Qaid Awam Interior Sindh in different departments. ABM emphasized Chief Minister to mention Gilgit Baltistan quota in Government owned Companies (OGDCL, PTA, PPL, PSO, PHA,POL, LTC ) and discussed on Gilgit-Skardu Road and Baltistan University.

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ABM Baltistan Division Press Release 20 Nov 2016

In a press release published in newspapers on 20 Nov 2016, President ABM revealed irregularities in the nomination procedure for year 2017, He said that the reserved seats in some universities were deliberately kept hidden from public to award those seats to some chosen students. He further added that this is a serious act of nepotism which is depriving the deserving students from their due right to get admissions in universities. Some of the students who were having good marks in FSc and admission tests were not included in the list instead those who had lesser marks were given the seats. He demanded the Provincial Government to constitute a high level inquiry and unearth facts about the alleged irregularities. He stressed that ABM will start an countrywide protest against such acts if justice is not served to deserving students.

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Registation open for LUMS National Outreach Program

​LUMS is a leading university in Pakistan for imparting quality education in the fields of business managemet, social sciences and technology. One of the prime programs of the university is National Outreach Program (NOP). The program is targeted at enabling talented and needy students to study at LUMS with a financial assistance from the university. Details of the program are as given:

Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 80% marks in Matric or equivalent in O-Levels
  • Financial need

The students shortlisted on the above criteria are invited to NOP summer coaching session, whereby they are examined through different exercises and tests. Students are evaluated on their performance at the coaching session and are registered for the entrance test, fully funded by LUMS. Finally, students who apply to LUMS and qualify on merit are offered admission on full scholarship.
All students irrespective of whether they apply directly or through the NOP programme are evaluatexd on the same admission criteria. While assessing financial need, a review committee ensures transparency in the process of awarding scholarships to all those who qualify for admission to LUMS.
Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply.

STEP 1 – Application Process

Apply to NOP while you are in the first year of Intermediate or A-Levels. Students attending the coaching session in 2017 will be able to join LUMS in 2018. Application form can be downloaded from the following link:

https://nop.lums.edu.pk/downloads-nop


STEP 2 – Summer Coaching Session

Shortlisted candidates will be called in for two weeks summer coaching session at LUMS. The session will be arranged during the summer holidays and all expenses will be covered by LUMS.

STEP 3 – SAT Registration
The next step for successful NOP summer coaching session candidates is to fill an online application for admission to LUMS through the following link:

https://admissions.lums.edu.pk/

STEP 4-Admission Test

When the candidate gets shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the summer coaching session, these students are then asked to register for the SAT Test. The application forms for undergraduate programmes are provided online. The admission status is communicated by the end of July each year. Finally, the applicants who qualify on merit are offered admission at LUMS and are eligible for the National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholarship.

Important dates Date
Summer Coaching Session Application Deadline March 02, 2017
Summer Coaching Session July – August 
Selection of Candidates for LUMS Undergraduate Application September – October
Deadline to apply for admission (online) February 16, 2017 till 5:00 pm (PST)
Deadline to submit supporting documents February 17, 2017 till 5:00 pm (PST)
Deadline to take SAT January 21, 2017
Admission decisions 1st May – 30th June 2017
Classes Start September 2017

 

Admissions open in Cadet College Skardu (8th class)

Cadet College Skardu has announced admissions in 8th class for the year 2016/17.

Admission forms/Prospectus are available at:

  • Aqeel general store Skardu
  • New china store gam a Skardu
  • New fashion point madina market Gilgit

Last date for submission of applications is: 10 February 2017

Written test will be held on: 05 March 2017

Test Centres will be established at:

  • Skardu
  • Gilgit
  • Rawalpindi
  • Lahore
  • Sialkot
  • Karachi

Details are as under:

For more info visit www.ccs.edu.pk

 

Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi (A real Philanthropist)

By: Web Admin

Recent decision of Government to put Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi in the fourth schedule of ATA and freezing his accounts has attracted a strong resistance and a severe backlash from the people of Baltistan. Many protests were carried out in all parts of Gilgit Baltistan and different cities throughout the country. Let  us have a look on the life of Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi and the projects which he undertook to uplift the socio-econimic status of the Gilgit Baltistan and the efforts which he made to improve the quality of education in the region.

Sheikh Mohsin is a very humble man who was born in 1938 and studied Islamic education from Najaf Iraq. His first endeavor in Pakistan after completion of his studies in Najaf was the establishment of Jamia Ahl-e-Bait in Islamabad in 1976. The institution was meant to impart religious education to shia students from far flung areas. His major feat in the education sector was establishment of Jabir Bin Hayyan Trust in 1994. A chain of schools named “Baltistan Public School” was started in different areas of Gilgit Baltistan where there were no private schools initially. So, Sheikh Mohsin was the pioneer in establishing private schools in Baltistan. The schools were opened in:

  • Khaplu
  • Shigar
  • Rondu
  • Kharmang
  • Keris
  • Skardu
  • Yultar
  • Hunza

Schools were opened in other parts of country like para chinar, Sobho dero(Sindh), Darra Adam Khel and azad kashmir.

Later on these schools were changed to Uswa Public School System.

These schools played a great role in uplifting of the educational standard of the region. These institutions imparted quality education to the young students from far flung areas without any discrimination of sect of caste. Thousands of students have been passed out from these schools and they produces thousands of professionals in various disciplines. Students of these schools are proudly serving in armed forces, in government institutions, as doctors, engineers, economists, bankers etc.

Currently there are more than 60 educational institutions run by Sheikh Mohsin Ali Najafi under Uswa Education System. details are:

Region Number of Institutions
1 Baltistan Region 16
1 Gilgit Region 05
1 Kurram Region 09
1 Bangash Region 10
1 Federal Region 04
1 Central Region 08
1 Kashmir Region 04
1 Hazara Region 04
Total 60

These schools are segregated in following categories:

1 Inter Colleges 10
1 Secondary Schools 20
1 Middle Schools 23
1 Primary Schools 07
Girls Exclusive
1 Inter Colleges 03
1 Secondary Schools 03
1 Middle Schools 01
Total 60

Apart from providing Education to the students from far flung areas, he also endeavored to provide helath facilities to people. in this regard he established two Hospitals and Healthcare Centers providing free medical services to the poor and needy patients in Baltistan.

Another biggest effort by Sheikh Mohsin was establishment of housing societies for poor people who had no shelter. he established two Housing Colonies for Kargil Refugees in Skardu, offering housing along with all amenities free of cost:

  1. Madinatu Ahlilbait 250 Housing Units
  2. Hussaini Colony 25 Housing Units

Moreover, he provide thousands of scholarships to needy people in different universities and colleges and made every effort to educate the poor and needy people. He established many institutions to impart religious education to the people alongwith mainstream education. Al Kauthar University in Islamabad is an example of this.

There are hundreds of other projects on which he is working. Freezing his accounts and declaring him a threat to state has already effected hundreds of thousands of poor people whom he was looking after. The housing colonies and the educational institutions are unable to function without the necessary finance which he was providing. The government should think on the tremendous amount of social work he has done and lift all bans on him immediately in order to save thousands of poor and needy people from suffering more.

CSS Competitive Exams 2017

FPSC has announced registration schedule for CCS competitive exams 2017. The exams will start from 16 february 2017. Recruitment to posts in BPS-17 in following Groups will be done through the competitive exams:

Occupational groups/services:

  • Commerce & Trade Group
  • Pakistan Administrative Services
  • Foreign Service of Pakistan
  • Information Group
  • Inland Revenue Service
  • Military Lands & Cantonments Group
  • Office Management Group
  • Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service
  • Pakistan Customs Service
  • Police Service of Pakistan
  • Postal Group
  • Railways (Commercial & Transportation) Group

Test centers:

test centers will be established in the following cities:

Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, D.G. Khan, D.I. Khan, Faisalabad, Gilgit, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Larkana, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Sargodha and Sukkur.

Note: For the first time a center will be established in Gilgit for GB Candidates

Eligibilty:

Both male and female candidates
Nationality: Pakistani
Education: Graduation (14 year of education)
Age: 21 – 30 years on 31st of the preceding December.
For example, for CSS-2017 age must be between 21 – 30 years on 31 December 2016

Application Procedure:

Applicants should apply online on www.fpsc.gov.pk during the period 1st October to 31st October, followed by hard copy of the onlone form alongwith attested documents and a fee of Rs.2200/- through treasury receipt, before 10 November 2017.

Note: 10% seats are reserved for women and minorities within the quota for provinces.

Join Pakistan Army in 36th Graduate Course

Pakistan Army has announced induction in 36th Graduate course. Any one having 60% or above marks in BA / BSc, BS, BA / BSc (Hons) and BBA / BPA and minimum 50% in FA/Fsc or equivalent,  is eligible to apply. Even those candidates are eligible to apply who were rejected twice by ISSB after Fsc. The duration of training is one year and you have equivalent chance to compete with all the others. a golden opportunity for those who still aspire to be a part of Pak Army after graduation.

Registration and Preliminary Tests will be held as per following schedule:-

Registration: 20 Jun to 24 Jul 2016

Preliminary Tests: 12 Aug to 23 Aug 2016

For more details click here

or visit www.joinpakarmy.gov.pk