IGP meets Turkish cyber crime experts

Punjab Police Inspector General Arif Nawaz Khan on Thursday said that intelligence system of the Punjab Police was equipped with modern technology in accordance with international standards. The police chief said that several new projects were launched in collaboration with Turkey and other friendly countries to provide modern IT technology to the police department. He said the police should leave no stone unturned to protect the lives and properties of the people by adopting rules of modern policing. The IGP expressed these views while talking to a three-member Turkish delegation of cyber crime experts. The meeting was held at the central police office. Turkey’s Cyber Crime Investigation Chief DIG Kareem Altyp, Haci Osman and Talip Can were part of the delegation.  According to a police spokesman, the officers during the meeting discussed enhancement of professional and intelligence system coordination. Punjab Additional-IG (Special Branch) Faisal Shahkar informed the IGP that the visiting Turkish delegation met with officers of CTD (Headquarters), Special Branch, and Safe City Project (IC3) and examined the intelligence and IT system of the Punjab Police.–Staff Reporter

150 traffic wardens promoted

At least 150 traffic wardens were promoted to the rank of Senior Traffic Wardens on the recommendation of a departmental promotion committee, a police spokesman said Thursday.  On the directions of Punjab Police Inspector General Arif Nawaz Khan, the meeting of the departmental promotion committee was held at the central police office to decide the promotion cases of traffic wardens.  The meeting was presided over by Additional-IG (Establishment) Azhar Hameed Khokhar was held at CPO office. DIG Syed Khurram Ali, Muhammad Farooq Mazhar and Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh also attended the meeting as members of the promotion board. The officer assessed all the pending cases and approved the promotion of 150 Traffic Wardens to rank of Senior Traffic Wardens. At least 47 promoted wardens belonged to Lahore, 57 were from Rawalpindi, 25 from Faisalabad, 9 from Multan and 12 from Gujranwala. –Staff Reporter

Cambridge moving from paper to pixel

The Cambridge Assessment International Education, with the British Council, hosted a Cambridge Principals’ Forum in Lahore on Thursday, which was attended by principals and representatives from Cambridge Associate schools. The event discussed important developments in the Cambridge curriculum, including Cambridge O Levels, IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Levels, which are taken by students in over 600 schools in Pakistan. Development Division Director at Cambridge Assessment International Education Claudia Bickford-Smith presented the key session ‘From Paper to Pixel’, where she explained how the Cambridge International was innovating in the areas of onscreen testing and reporting. She also highlighted some of the challenges of implementing new technologies on a global scale. This includes maintaining the highest standards of data integrity and robustness for all of Cambridge’s 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries. In a later presentation, International Network Director at Cambridge International Janet Morris explained the thinking behind the five elements that lie at the heart of a Cambridge education – international curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, international recognition and global community. Speaking to the gathering about Cambridge programmes and qualifications, Uzma Yousuf, country director of the Pakistan Cambridge International, said: “Cambridge International not only provides exceptional prospects for students but also develops their analytical and critical thinking skills, which are critical for success at university and in life.”

Taken by a growing number of students across Pakistan, Cambridge exams are managed by the British Council. Hasan Khattak, examinations director, at the British Council Pakistan, stated, “British Council is committed to ensuring improved services for students during the exam series.”–Press Release

He also shared new security guidelines to safeguard exam venues and outlined the value-added services offered to schools through British Council’s Partner Schools Global Network.

Such forums were also held in Karachi and Islamabad and in all more than 400 principals and representatives from Cambridge Associate schools attended the forum.