ISLAMABAD - On the first day of Ramazan, the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) paid five months salaries of over 1000 daily-waged teachers that were retained since the abolishment of evening shifts and collection of funds in schools of capital.

Around 1358 teachers working on daily wage basis in various schools and colleges under Federal Directorate of Education were not paid their salaries, with the abolishment of evening shifts and collection of fees from students.

Progressing towards free and compulsory education for children aged 5 to 16, the CADD had notified in November 2013 not to charge any fee from Class I to X students in all government schools.

CADD Spokesperson and Acting DG FDE Rafique Tahir said that the dues of employees were pending since January that had been cleared on Monday: from January to May 31. The amount rose to Rs44 million that has been issued by AGPR after the request of CADD Secretary Faridullah Khan. He said the cheques were distributed in 9 centers at various schools and colleges.

PU Research Board meets: A meeting of Punjab University Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran here on Monday which approved 25 PhD synopses, 18 evaluation reports, 12 panels of examiners, 7 extension cases and 6 miscellaneous cases. Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Prof Dr Muhammad Taqi Zahid Butt, Prof Dr Mubbasher Ahmed Butt, Prof Dr M Zakria Zakar, Prof Dr Massarrat Abid, Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhter, Prof Dr Shahid Kamal, Prof Dr Ismatt ullah Zahid, Prof Dr Tahira Basharat, Prof Dr Amir Ijaz, Prof Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Prof Dr Moeeen ud Din Nizami, Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, Dr Shazia Noureen Qureshi, Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Chairperson DPCC Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen, Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Amin Athar and Additional Registrar Dr Kamran Abid attended the meeting.