November 2013

NADRA plans to facilitate e-voting in next elections

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has planned to facilitate e-voting and interactive electronic thumb-voting in the next general elections, sources in Nadra said.

The Nadra has issued over two million Smart Cards during last ten months, adding that the Nadra continues to process Smart Cards without any break.

Sources in Nadra disclosed that the Nadra authorities have shown serious concern over a wrong impression published in various sections of the press on October 29, 2013 that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered ban on the issuance of Smart Cards. In fact, a division bench of the IHC on October 28, 2013, has ordered Nadra to maintain status quo about procurement of Smart Cards prior to October 9, 2013 decision till final disposal of appeal.Read More »NADRA plans to facilitate e-voting in next elections

Education should not be held hostage to politics: Bilal Musharraf

Interview by AHSAN RAZA published in daily Dawn on 4th November 2013.

 Unlike his father, Pervez Musharraf’s Pakistan first, Bilal Musharraf has a global, and more focused agenda: Education First. He believes in an education that nurtures human beings in a manner that builds up on their own personal intellectual curiosity.

Bilal Musharraf was recently in Doha to attend one of the world’s biggest annual events on education — WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) 2013 — and delivered his presentation on ‘Education for anyone, anywhere’. He is the Dean of Translation with US-based Khan Academy, a not-for-profit website that aims at changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Since 2004, it has created and uploaded more than 5,000 lessons on YouTube on mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, macroeconomics, microeconomics, computer science, and even history and art.Read More »Education should not be held hostage to politics: Bilal Musharraf

Governor Punjab launches public liaison website

Punjab Governor Ch Mohammad Sarwar launched his official website on Thursday to expand his liaison with people by including the online medium for increasing his interaction with masses.

This website www.governor.punjab.gov.pk was formally launched as a means to post updates regarding governor’s activities, statements, policies and stance on various issues.

The inaugural message from Governor on the website was for promoting provision of clean drinking water to school children.Read More »Governor Punjab launches public liaison website