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KTH marks one year anniversary of IBP practice

F.P Report

PESHAWAR: Medical Teaching Institute Khyber Teaching Hospital (MTI KTH) celebrated one year anniversary of Institutional Based Practice and shared its one year performance report.

Secretary Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Abid Majeed who was chief guest on the occasion appreciated the services rendered by the faculty and management of MTI KTH. He exclusively invited a team of MTI KTH to meet the team of health department to discuss the IBP incentive and allowance as per MTI Act 2015 for consultants and then he will forward the summary to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for approval.

Chairman IBP Assistant Prof Pediatrics Dr Abdul Khaliq, Assistant Prof Medicine Dr Hamza Ali Khan and  Khyber Medical University Dean Prof Dr Noor-ul-Iman, Dr Nekdad Khan and KTH Medical Director Prof Dr Rooh-ul-Muqim spoke on the occasion and requested the Health Secretary for IBP allowance as per MTI Act 2015 for consultants practice in IBP. Medical Director Prof Dr Rooh-ul-Muqim said in future they will have a mother and child care department in IBP too.

A total of 24,107 patients were facilitated through IBP KTH and 3,003 different surgeries were carried out till date. However, 2,043 surgeries were carried out under Sehat Sahulat Card. IBP generated Rs 29,84,098 net profit to the hospital whereas Rs3349153 income tax is given to the government. IBP Pharmacy gross profit Rs 2580650, average daily sale Rs 126,403, average daily profit Rs 24,060, average daily discount given to patients is Rs 27,632.

Long awaited institutional based practice was initiated in MTI KTH on 16th February 2017 and inaugurated by the members of board of governors Dr Shahjahan and Ms Shahana Zubair upon advice of BoG Chairman Dr Faisal Sultan. After the promulgation of MTI Act 2015, it was compulsory for every institutional employee to practice institutional based practice in its respective hospital.

The reason of starting IBP was to provide quality and specialized treatment to the public on subsided rates under one roof. The main objective of IBP is to strengthen the institution financially and for the provision of specialized patient care, increasing the specialized services 7 to 14 hours, a press release issued by KTH MTI official said.

The release said a large number of renowned professors and consultants of the province are practicing in MTI KTH at a reasonable cost of Rs 600 fee for all the consultants across the board. KTH is offering these services on subsided rates from the market and same is the case for other procedures including major operations and minor surgeries, it added.

Special Information Desks and Complaint Cell is introduced to facilitate the patients. Guide men are assigned to provide information and help to the patients and their families. Special porter service is available to facilitate the patients.

Majority of the deaths during surgeries in private clinics and centers are because of the non qualified anesthetics staff whereas in MTI KTH competent professors of anesthesia department are available in the IBP.

A committee has been formed to handle matters regarding IBP who’s chairman is Assistant Prof Pediatrics Dr Abdul Khaliq, and other members are Prof Anesthesia Dept Dr Nighat Aziz, Associate Prof Surgery Dr Atta Ullah Khan, Assistant Prof Medical ICU Dr Muhammad Haroon, Director Pathology Dr Muhammad Asghar, Assistant Prof Medicine Dr Hamza Ali Khan, Manager IBP Kashif and others who are working for the betterment of the patient care.

MTI KTH has started IBP Pharmacy and the medicine is available on subsidized rate from the market. Establishment of IBP Pharmacy was a real challenge but with the help of IBP Team it was made possible.

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Project ‘Learn to Read Peshawar’ initiated in 10 schools

Noman Khan

In recent years, the government of Pakistan has introduced some promising policies and has also increased efforts for improvement at all levels of education. Emphasis is particularly being placed on increasing the enrolment and retention rates in primary and secondary schools. However, there are still a multitude of problems that plague the country’s education sector. Of these the ones that characterize the education portfolio of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa include, students are lagging behind significantly in all instructional languages – English, Urdu and Pashto. What is especially alarming being that the situation in Peshawar, the provincial capital, when compared with the other districts in the province, is abysmal. Recent district directory report of ASER indicates that Peshawar stands at the second lowest position among the other districts of the province. In terms of reading skills of children of class 7, it stands at the third lowest position, whereas when it comes to class 8 it stands at the last.

According to Assessment, Survey, Evaluation and Research (ASER) Pakistan national report 2016, learning levels of children in class 5 have deteriorated as 55% class 5 children could not read a class 2 story in Urdu compared to 53% in 2015. It says gender gap in learning continues as boys outperform girls in literacy and numeracy skills. 46% of boys and 36% of girls could read at least sentences in Urdu. Similarly 44.9% students of Class 3 can read Urdu sentence and 45% a story in different rural areas of the province.

In the province, children studying  in state run schools, particularly the girls remain one of the most disadvantaged student groups due to the prevailing poverty, lack of qualified teachers and gender appropriate school facilities, reliance on girls’ labour for household chores and the ongoing security and protection issues. Even though, the sitting government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has made education one of its top most priorities, by putting in record amount of budget and the results are far from encouraging but still there is a lot to do to enhance the quality of learning in schools.

In order to contribute towards the improved learning outcomes and present a model to government for future initiatives, Peace Education And Development foundation (PEAD) launched a 10 month long project focusing on Government Girls Middle and High Schools in Peshawar. The decision to focus on Peshawar stems not only from the above given statistics but also from the fact that the organization has both on ground presence as well as established linkages with concerned stakeholders thereat. Whereas, for selection of project schools reliance has been placed on the District Education Office. To achieve the envisaged goals, PEAD adopted multi-pronged approach, comprising of measures, aimed at improving reading skills of adolescent girls in middle standards; engaging textbooks writers and publishers for developing lessons in topics covering health and hygiene, civic education, life skills and gender equality and equity, informing and sensitizing the public in general, with the objective of improving their knowledge, attitudes and consequently behaviour towards importance of reading, in particular for adolescent girls.

The project titled as “Learn to Read Peshawar” was initiated in 10 schools of Peshawar, with the financial assistance from Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program (SGAFP) under USAID and NRSP. The initiative has so far been successful to achieve the intended goals, through envisaged and   interrelated activities. The project helped improve the quality of the teaching and assessment of reading skills by focusing on capacity building of teachers, setting up reading corners along with provision of the reading material and conducting interactive reading sessions to enhance the reading skills i.e. pronunciation, fluency and comprehension of the students.

The initiative also got success to sensitize the respective communities as well about the importance of reading through an awareness raising campaign. This was primarily done through the parent teacher council meetings and intra-school and inter-school declamation contests. The project contributed to ensure sustainability through its much needed efforts by engaging the textbook writers and publishers to develop Urdu lessons for students of Class 6-8 with the aim of inclusion of these lessons in Urdu curriculum taught in these classes in public schools.

The core activities project LTR include setting up reading corners/mini libraries in 10 government girls schools to provide reading environment to students, capacity building of 20 Urdu language teachers on the updated teaching and learning techniques to conduct reading classes for girls enrolled in class 6-8 of project schools, capacity building of textbook writers and lobbying with relevant government departments for inclusion of developed lessons in Urdu textbooks. .

Under the initiative a total of 1200 girl students along with 20 teachers from the project schools got  benefited by attending a total of 480 reading classes and capacity building sessions. Similarly 15 textbook writers specialized in writing lessons for Urdu textbooks and also they developed a total of 15 lessons class 6-8 while standard reading corners with all  the needed books were also established by the organization.

The overall objective of the initiative was to help create enabling environment for improving Urdu reading skills of children and adolescent girls in state run schools of Peshawar. Learning to read is a sequential process; each new skill builds on the mastery of previously learned skills. Early on, for example, children learn to break down words into their most basic sounds in a process called decoding. Later, they begin to comprehend the meaning of words, sentences and ultimately, entire passages of text. Therefore special reading classes, intra and inter schools declamation contests and other capacity building sessions were conducted under the project to contribute towards enhancing the much needed reading skills of the students like fluency, pronunciation, pitch of sound and expression.

While talking about the project activities the principal of Government Girls High School Nahqi, Peshawar Ms. Ferasat Hadi said “our teachers learned about the effective reading skills and were enabled to utilize the learned  knowledge for improving the schooling and leaning environment. There was no concept of library in our school, prior to the project but thanks to the team of PEAD, who not only established a reading corner, a mini library but also provided the needed books to our school. She said speaking and reading in Urdu and other non-native languages has remained a major impediment for most of the people, especially for students of the province due to various factors. In my opinion children should not be confined to syllabus only rather they should be encouraged to read general knowledge books as well. The organization provided books to our school, having interesting stories and thought provoking messages, in which children are taking keen interest. This is indeed an encouraging step towards betterment of the education system.

The headmistress of Government Girls High School Pakha Ghulam Peshawar Faiqa Nasim said that the project was aimed to educate the students for a democratic, tolerant and progressive Pakistan by promoting values of democracy, responsible citizenship and social cohesion. The positive and much needed activities under the project helped the students learn about reading skills and also it provided a platform, where the students are exhibiting their  hidden talents. Learn to Read project motivated the students to study books at the newly established library and helped them overcome their reading mistakes, which is highly commendable indeed. This will leave positive impact on their minds and the society will move ahead towards a bright future, she added. The parents of the students also insisted to continually engage their children in such a productive activity.

Another school teacher of the same institution Ms. Nazish Sadique said that initially students were reluctant to read before other students however this project encouraged them a lot. Now every student wishes to read in the morning assembly, which is a positive sign. This developed their skill of reading and enhanced their confidence level as well.

Expressing their views about the program, students of seventh class Huria, Sadaf, Nihal and other said they learned a lot from the activities. There were weaknesses in their pronunciation and reading etc. but due to the specialised reading classes and training, they have now able to overcome their weaknesses. Taking part in declamation contests was a new and exciting activity for us and this gave us lot of encouragement to do something for the nation. They said without library a school is incomplete, therefore such reading corners and libraries should be established in all the schools, they demanded.

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PTI fully prepared for upcoming general polls: Khattak

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that preparations for upcoming general elections have been completed and added that PTI is fully prepared for it.

Talking to a delegation of Islamabad-based journalists here at CM House on Saturday, he said that his provincial government was endeavouring to bring the youth on key and leading positions of affairs in all walks of life, rather than keeping them dependent on certain government jobs.

Regarding defeat in the recent by-polls in Lodhran, he said by-poll is no scale for examining popularity of a political party.

About the March 3 Senate elections, the Chief Minister said that horse trading will not be allowed in the election. He said other political parties are only claiming and the PTI has completed its homework. He said that PTI would succeed in electing its six candidates. He added that they would also get Mualana Samiul Haq elected to the Senate.

The Chierf Minister said he has written a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold Senate polls through show of hand instead of secret ballot so that horse trading could be checked.

About the claim of billion trees plantation, he said those who have any doubt about it should select the site and we would show them the trees planted according to the scheme.

He revealed that mega entrepreneurship programme of province’s history under impact challenge had been launched to enhance the business-related capabilities of educated and skilled youth, which would bring economic and industrial revolution in the province. He said that time had come to focus on the youth otherwise the entire nation would suffer a lot.

The Chierf Minister also said that 76 sports grounds at tehsil level and 120 playgrounds at different places have been constructed in the province apart from 100 sports grounds developed in various schools. Similarly, he said that two main sports stadiums of Peshawar have been developed and renovated to the level that they will host international championships in coming few months.

He said that his government worked on eliminating corruption, reducing the crime graph, bringing transparency in the whole governance structure and eliminating political intervention in public sector institutions.

He said that his government’s investment-friendly approach attracted mass scale foreign and domestic investment, making the province an attractive destination for investment. He added that his government had zero level tolerance for corruption.

“With an improved security, reduced crime graph, improved law and order situation, depoliticized public-sector institutions, good governance and above all our sacrifices for bringing back normalcy should have washed away the wrong perception about the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” the Chief Minister said.

Pervez Khattak talked about his government’s reforms that discouraged corruption and corrupt practices in the province. He said that the goals and the targets were clear and that his government just put some safeguards for efficient delivery giving no room for corruption. The whole transformational exercise was executed and supported by different sets of legislation.

“It was the result of a collective teamwork. We did not bow out to any pressure and the change is now visible as per the promise of PTI. The institutions started delivering and the people got satisfied. It is not the end but the beginning of corruption free and transparent governance leading to a prosperous and developed future of the province,” he added.

Khattak told the visiting journalists that his government made investment friendly industrial and investment policies to attract mass scale investment to the province. He said that the government had some agreements and MoUs with foreign investors and on the basis of these activities, this province emerged to be the most attractive destination for investment in the backdrop of CPEC.

“Regarding the ideal policing, the Khattak told the journalists that his government eliminated political interference, conveying to the police against any third-degree method in police stations. This changed the whole complexion of policing in the province and brought transparency and corruption-free policing,” he said.

He said that his party would stage a comeback in KP on the basis of its performance, adding that this performance would serve as the basis for PTI to win the coming elections with majority seats in the whole country. He was equally certain that there would be no competing political force with PTI in the elections.

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Governor praises engineers’ role for country’s development

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that Engineers played pivotal role in the development and progress of national coherence of our country. In this connection, Pakistan Engineering Universities played crucial role in producing engineers.

He expressed these views in a ceremony held in honor of Engineers day at governor’s house Peshawar on Thursday. Beside others, chairman Pakistan Engineering Council Engr. Jawad Salim Qureshi, Vice Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Council, KP Engr. Zahod Arif, Chief Executive PESCO Engr. Dr Zakaullah Khan Gandapur and distinguished engineers were also present on the occasion.

While addressing the ceremony the governor said that improvement in engineering discipline is the need of the modern technological advancement.

He further added that the Parliamentary Act of 1976 was a major step for the engineering sector of the country that paved the way for more vibrant role of Engineers in the Country’s development. Governor appreciated the efforts of Engineer Jawed Saleem Qureshi for his role in molding Pakistan Engineering Council on modern and scientific lines.

Governor also distributed performance Excellence Award to various Engineers on their worthy performance. Governor congratulated Engineers on winning awards. Chairman PEC has given gold medal to Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra. Chairman PEC also addressed the ceremony on occasion. Governor urged the PEC to continue work with more enthusiasm and assured full support.


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Administrative reforms introduced in PHC

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: In order to facilitate litigants and their counsels, Peshawar High Court has brought public interface sections institution and copying branch, near the entrance gate of PHC complex aimed at expediting process.

Moreover, the process of institution and copying has also been digitalized. These steps are taken to expedite the entire process which was earlier carried out manually having many loopholes and was time consuming Under the newly installed automated system now the litigant and counsel only provide one original copy one photocopy and one soft copy of the petition along with his or her contact number and email at institution branch to initiate process.

Upon receiving the petition a case entry number is given to litigant and the petition is sent to the Fixation Branch for further scrutiny. Fixation Branch responds the litigant about result of scrutiny within 24 hours through SMS alert in either case of petition acceptance for hearing or return of incomplete file to Institution Branch with objections to be removed.

Likewise, Copying Branch instantly provides attested court order and judgment upon receiving the application. Now reader and print section of the concerned court upload scanned judgment in the system which is available online to Copying Branch to cater applicants. Moreover, keeping in view problems of the litigants, Information Kiosk has been setup the entry gate to answer basic queries regarding cases.

Under the new arrangement, now Deputy Registrar Judicial has started hearing of cases at reception which was held earlier inside High Court building wherein the litigants would face inconvenience in locating and reaching the branch.



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Police impounds 223 motorcycles

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: In a crackdown against unregistered vehicles, city police has impounded 223 motorcycles within the limits of Cantt Police Station.

According to SP Cantt, Wasim Riaz, crackdown was launched in a bid to improve overall security situation and on the pretext that unregistered motorcycles and vehicles were often used by anti-social elements in crimes.

Police said that cases have been registered in relevant police station to initiate proceedings against owners of unregistered motorcycles.

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46 polio refusal cases resolved, kids vaccinated

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: District administration Kohat Thursday placated 46 families who previously refused administering of polio drops to their children.

On the directives of Deputy Commissioner Kohat, teams of district administration visited various areas of Sheikhaan, Bahadar Kot and Shahpur where they vaccinated children after convincing their family heads regarding benefits of the anti polio drops.

They also conducted awareness campaign in these areas to clear misconception among the population regarding polio vaccine.

They also highlighted benefits of the vaccine and urged people to cooperate with polio teams in vaccinating children. They also urged people to realize their duties in eradication of polio and saving children from permanent disabilities. It is worth mentioning that as many as 20 cases were reported from Bahadar Kot and Sheikhaan while 26 such cases were reported from Shahpur.

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NEPRA takes notice of undue delay in power projects in KP

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has serious note of inordinate delay in completion of grid stations in various parts of the country including Khyber Pakhtunkhan.

According to a press release issued here on Thursday the regulatory body imposed fine of Rs. 10,000,000 ten million on M/s National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) on account of un-due delay in power evacuation projects (i.e. transmission lines for power plants) and development works (i.e. 500 kV & 220 kV grid stations).

It said as per contract 220 kV Mansehra, 220 kV Chakdara, 220 kV D.I Khan and 220 kV Nowshera grid stations were required to be completed by December 2016.

However, the said grid stations are still not completed; consequently certain areas of KPK which includes Mansehra, Hazara, Swat, D.I Khan are facing low voltage and power supply constraints, it added.

Authority also took serious note of abnormal delay in completion of interconnection arrangement for 404 MW Uch-II power plant (i.e. 220 kV Uch-II to Sibi, Transmission Line, 125 km). Uch-II is one the cheapest gas based power plant which is currently operating on interim arrangement.

The plant was commissioned in April 2014 and it has been underutilized due to incomplete interconnection arrangement. Similar is the case of 747 MW Guddu new power plant, which was commissioned in April 2014 and is still operating on interim arrangement despite lapse of almost four (04) years.

It said 500 kV Rahim Yar Khan grid station is delayed by 6 years, 220 kV Dera Murad Jamali grid stations is delayed by 4 years and 220 kV Ghazi Rd Lahore grid station is also delayed by more than 1 year.

The work is ongoing on these grid stations. Moreover, 220 kV Chistian and 220 kV Gujrat grid stations have been completed with a delay of 3 years and 2 years respectively. The delay in projects has not only caused serious technical and financial complications but also resulted in low voltages and extended hours of load shedding.

NTDC being a National Grid Company within the meaning of Section 18 of the NEPRA Act, is responsible to operate and provide safe, reliable transmission and interconnection services to power plants. Moreover, Authority vide its instruction dated 11.09.2015 inter alia directed NTDC to expedite work on all delayed projects and ensure their completion as per contractual completion dates. However, NTDC failed to full fill its obligation under NEPRA Act and also failed to comply with directions of the Authority.

It said explanation followed by Show Cause Notice was issued to NTDC on November 16, 2016 and Many 5, 2017 respectively.

Hearing of NTDC was also held on August 29, 2017 and on account of established violations, the Authority imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000,000/ ten million, it added.

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KP govt introduces reforms and transparency in institutions: CM

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that providing jobs security to the educated youth side by side with health and education facilities was prime responsibility of the government. He regretted that institutions were at verge of destruction when PTI led government came into power in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wherein violation of the merit, corruption and interference in the departments were coins of the day.

He said his provincial government introduced reforms and transparency in the institutions that resulted in removing difference between rich and poor as well as disparity in weak and powerful. He however said future of this province and its people was bright then. “Our transparent policies led to economic growth, industrial revival and increase in job opportunities”, he added.

He said that his provincial government was endeavoring to bring the youth on key and leading positions of affairs in all walks of life rather than depending them on certain government jobs.

He said this policy would enable our younger generation to become employers and give jobs to other instead of searching employment for themselves.

He revealed that mega entrepreneurship program of KP history under Impact Challenge has been launched to enhance the business related capabilities of our educated and skilled youth that would cause economic and industrial revolution in the province. He said that time has come to focus on youth otherwise the entire nation would suffer a lot. “The outcomes of CPEC project would appear in coming decade for which our youth must be equipped properly and provide them environment of competition”, he added.

He was addressing the launching ceremony of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Impact Challenged Programme at local hotel Peshawar that was organized by the provincial directorate of youth affairs and Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS). It was also addressed by provincial Minister for Youth Affairs, Mehmood Khan, Secretary Youth Affairs Tariq Khan, Director Youth Affairs Assfandiyar Khattak and economic experts of LUMS. The Chief Minister said that Rs. 250 million were allocated for this program but the funds were increased to Rs. 500 million due to its importance and he would never hesitate to further enhance even up to 1-2 billion rupees if necessitated.

He said that provincial government arranged meeting of the foundations council in presence of the media to ensure selection of the interested youth for the entrepreneurship under its merit policy wherein 40 business ideas were selected out of 1152 applicants for the grant of loan ranging from 5-25 lakh rupees.

He said that he himself attended the interview process of the intending youth for this grant and he was surprised to know the marvelous business ideas of our youth.

He said that he was confident now that there was enormous talent emerging from our province who would soon run all the affairs of economy and industry that would grow by leaps and bounds.

Pervez Khattak lauded the efforts of KP Directorate of Youth Affairs and LUMS experts for launching such youth friendly program of Business ideas. He said that the youth was infact power and bright future of the nation.

He said that Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf was a party of youth. That why he said welfare and encouragement of youth was the top most priority of provincial government. He said that the first youth policy was a milestone achievement of his government as it was a pioneering youth policy all over the country.

He said that Directorate of Youth Affairs was established under this policy to plan different creative programs for talent hunt. He said that Jawan Markaz were being established at divisional headquarter level wherein Rs. 1 billion have been allocated for this purpose.

The Chief Minister said that 60% population of our province consisted on youth below 30 year of age whereas 1100thousand students were graduated from various universities in the province every year. However there were meager job opportunities for these highly educated youth that was a big challenge for the provincial government.

He said that a vivid strategy was adopted to tackle this challenge, various realistic steps were taken for youth and TEVTA was also established for imparting quality technical education to the younger generation. He said that 13 big skill centers were also handed over to Pakistan Air Force for higher technical education.

Similarly he said that youth employment digital skills program was also launched under information technology board that produced 40 thousand male and female youth to earn their livelihood in dignified manner. He said that national youth carnival was also a proof of sincerity of KP government to promote sports at grass root level.

He said that 76 sports grounds at Tehsil level and 120 playgrounds at different places have been constructed in the province other than 100 sports grounds developed in various schools. Similarly he said that two main sports stadiums of Peshawar have been developed and renovated to the level to start international championships in coming few months.

Earlier the Chief Minister also participated in the interviewing process of selection of business ideas from young entrepreneurs under KP Youth Impact Challenge Program. He assured that his provincial government would provide abundant opportunities of self employment and entrepreneurship to the youth instead of compelling them to go abroad and allow brain drain due to unemployment in the province.



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Quality assurance leads to varsities ranking: VC UoP

F.P. Report

Peshawar: The faculty members are the bedrock of Universities overall development and planning phase and University will ensure local, national and international standards to take university to new heights. This remark is made by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan University of Peshawar at the conclusion of one day orientation regarding quality assurance  at the Convocation Hall .

This was the rare occasion at the University of Peshawar when more than 400 faculty members are gathered to attend the said orientation.

The Vice chancellor UoP said that diversity of ideas, skills and talent is need to protected and empowered at the university level. He opined that faculty development is core issue at each and every university but especially at younger universities of KhyberPakhtunkhwa that has neither role models, nor senior faculty members that can show the way of achieving success and excellence. He remarked that quality assurance processes must be ensured to take university to new phase of development.

Earlier, the pioneer of establishing quality enhancement cells at KhyberPakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Taimoor Khan as resource person said that the departmental, institutional and national level quality assurance processes must complement one another to ensure meeting local and national standards. He said that in order to raise educational standards bi-monthly surveys and assessment must be carried at the semester level.

The Quality Enhancement lead at IM Sciences, Dr. Bisharat Hameed  call upon participants to create and imbibe  social responsibility and services delivery mechanism  to broaden the impact of students learning outcomes. He said that projects in Higher education institutions don’t need to have financial viability but rather a resource for society contribution; but it must have come in black and white at the quality assurance level. He brought to the knowledge of participants about Quality mechanism that it has started after the advent of “manufacturing world”. He called upon the worthy faculty members that a new discourse must start at the university level of Quality process by the top level management. He called upon academia to raise the international research journals output through contributing to world class ‘W’ and ‘X’ journals. He said that standardizations like ISOIQMS and Leansixsigma in vogue to enhance quality enhancement and saving wastage at the academic level.

The pro-vice chancellor, Prof Dr. Muhammad Abid, while giving an exhaustive lecture on accreditation processes and designs call upon the participants to ensure timely completion of accreditation process that is in vogue in the country.   He shared the benchmarks of faculty strength at the one year take semesters and two take semesters. He explained that accreditation process entails program, curriculum and infrastructure development.