AIOU Will conduct exams of Metric, FA and BA level programmes
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will conduct exams of Open Tech, Metric, FA and BA level programmes for the Semester Autumn, 2010 from May 25 simultaneously across the country and millions of students will suffer during their exams preparation due to power outages.
Housewives feel an extra burden on their shoulders. If they are washing clothes they are worried that washing machines would stop, as there is no confirmed time for power to disappear.
Family dinners are interrupted and suddenly people feel at a loss as what to do with their time. As now there is no television to watch and no computer to surf the Internet and play games.
But who is benefiting from this situation? The manufacturers and sellers of emergency lights, candles, generators and Uninterrupted Supply Systems (UPS).
They will continue to do good business as far as this situation will continue.
The government is issuing assuring statements that many power projects are in the pipeline to meet the energy shortages.
In the long term, there is a need to look for alternative sources of energy.
Pakistan has abundant sunshine throughout the year so solar energy is an option. Although industry analysts say the cost for solar energy is high but there are advancements, which can result in lower costs. Another source is wind and things can happen on this front if attention is focused on this area.
Plan underway to evict illegal occupants: The Ministry of Housing and Works is mulling an effective plan to get government owned residences vacated from the illegal occupants.
An official in the Ministry of Housing told APP that a committee has been constituted which would soon give a nod to settle the long standing issue of shortage of accommodation facilities for the federal government employees.
There are apartments and flats owned by the government but occupied by illegal people for a long time creating problems for the concerned Ministry already beset with a gigantic task of providing residential units to about 100,000 employees. app