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HEC grants NOCs to Sargodha University’s Mianwali, Bhakkar campuses

08:02 PM | 20 Sep, 2017
HEC grants NOCs to Sargodha University’s Mianwali, Bhakkar campuses
SARGODHA - The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued No Objection Certificate (NOC) to The University of Sargodha’s sub-campuses Bhakkar and Mianwali.

The campuses passed test of accreditation procedure by the HEC, reports Online on Wednesday.

The campuses were established in 2012 with university’s own resources amounting to Rs500 million each.

The current student strength of Bhakkar campus is 3,207 with 49 faculty members including 12 PhDs while the Mianwali campus is providing education and research facilities to 3,487 students with 46 faculty members including 12 PhDs.

Previously, the HEC had granted conditional NOC for Bhakkar Campus with the direction to address quality issues while the Mianwali campus was not granted the NOC due to deficiencies in infrastructural facilities and faculty shortage, the report added.

The primary concern of the commission was that the previous university administration had stated programs in various departments without the required number of faculty members and related facilities.

As result, the quality of education was seriously compromised as observed by the HEC.

Soon after Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad has joined the university as Vice Chancellor, quality issues have been addressed seriously to meet deficiencies as previously pointed out by the HEC team.

During the first phase, faculty recruitment process has been completed by arranging selection board for recruiting senior faculty members as directed by the HEC.

The university further diverted its spending towards development work and procurement of lab equipment and allied facilities to successfully cope with the infrastructural deficiencies to verify and inspect the improvement in facilities and other program wise requirements, the HEC dispatched its dedicated expert teams.-Online

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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