KARACHI: Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq called upon the educationists, intellectuals and experts for the upliftment of standard and quality of education in the province as well as in the country.A sincere, honest and gigantic effort is needed to overhaul the system of education for a better future of the country, he said while speaking at lifetime achievement award ceremony of Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad at Royal Rodale Club here on Saturday.Awards were presented to former Governor State Bank of Pakistan and IBA Chairman, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Educationist and Burucrate and former Vice Chancellor Sindh University Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, Senior Cricket Reporter and Writer Qamar Ahmed and Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for their achievements for the college.We needed the support of experts and dedicated persons for better and quality of education and preparing better breed of students for the future of the country, he said.Pir Mazhar said Dr.Ishrat Hussain, Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui and Qamar Ahmed are role models and great examples for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields.He expressed the hope that future generations will learn from their experiences and achievements and try to emulate them, particularly make endeavors to excel in education. Pir Mazhar recalled a recent incident involving Dr.Ishrat Hussain during a dinner reception in honor of Tajik President at Governor House. He said when Tajik President saw Dr.Isharat Hussain at the reception he personally came to him and thanked him for helping Tajikistan in their economic reforms.Pir Mazhar lauded the Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad for honoring the old students of the college. He appreciated the efforts of President of the Association and former MNA Abdul Rehman Rajput, Secretary General Prof.Nazeer Hussain Qasmi and his team for conducting such a graceful ceremony.Dr.Ishrat Hussain, who did his Masters in Chemistry from Sindh University said, his rise was a result of sheer hard work and his focus on studies.He said he was feeling great being amongst the school and college fellows of the past and recalled his memories with the college.Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, who worked in different positions also called for strict steps for reviving the old standard of education and offered his services for the cause. Cricket Writer Qamar Ahmed said he raised his talent after he migrated to United Kingdom 40 years ago. He recalled different incidents as cricketer writer and commentator while reporting for different newspaper of the world.He also recalled meeting with political giant and former South African President Nelson Mandela alongwith former Indian Captain Sunil Gasvakar. Abdul Rehman Rajput in welcome address highlighted the problems being faced by this historical instituation located at the bank of Phulili Canal. He said during the past few months Alumuni Association with support of some former students of the college raised funds to improve facilities in the college and provide scholarships to talented needy students.However, he urged the Senior Sindh Education Minister and ex-student of the College, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for renovation and refurbishment of the college.Secretary General of the Alumuni Association Prof. Nazeer Ahmed Qasmi, who conducted the programme, recalled the long history of the establishment of college in 1917 and achievements of lifetime achievement award winners and heroes of college.The ceremony was attended by former students of fifties, sixties and seventies and members of Karachi and Hyderabad Chapter of the association.F.P. Report.
KARACHI: Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq called upon the educationists, intellectuals and experts for the upliftment of standard and quality of education in the province as well as i
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Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has said that Pakistan can still save the current rotational system – of appointing the governing body chief – from being removed ahead of the Full Council meeting that takes place tomorrow.
A decision on doing away with the rotational policy of appointing ICC presidents and amendment to the constitution, that bars government’s intervention in cricket affairs, will be key agendas of the meeting tomorrow which will also bring down curtains on the ICC annual conference in Hong Kong.
Under a new proposal, the Executive Board will decide the process and term of office, subject to certain qualification criteria, removing the current rotational system and fixed tenure of appointment
If approved, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Bangladesh, who are next in line for presidency, will be affected.
Although both countries have hinted at opposing the move, their rejection will not be enough to block the proposal.
However Mani, who was the ICC president from 2003 to 2006, urged the PCB to gather support from the Full Members in order to block the resolution.
“The PCB still has time to block the resolution,” Mani told The Express Tribune.
“They should gather support from the other ICC Full Members especially the Australia, England and Sri Lanka boards.
“It’s an Indian board conspiracy and I’m surprised why other boards haven’t raised their voice against the proposal yet. The change will bring uncertainty within the organisation and will result in rift among the member countries.”
The PCB has already served a legal notice to the ICC on constitutional amendment aimed at avoiding undue government interference, but the former ICC chief was not convinced with the Pakistan board’s decision .
“The best way to oppose unwelcomed proposals is to gather support. Legalising the matter won’t help much.”
Minnows included in 2015 World Cup
Paving the way for Associate Members, the ICC has reversed its previous decision and approved a 14-team format for the 2015 World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
The decision came on the opening day of the two-day meeting of the ICC Executive Board in Hong Kong yesterday.
The continuation of a 12-team format for the ICC World Twenty20 events in 2012 (Sri Lanka) and 2014 (Bangladesh) has also been approved.
It was also confirmed that the World Cup in 2019 would be a 10-team event with the top eight in the ICC rankings earning their qualification automatically.
The remaining two places will be decided by a qualification competition.
The Executive Board has also approved recommendations regarding the Decision Review System, revised format for one-dayers and prohibiting use of runners.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2011.