Raas reviews collaboration with BC in meeting Punjab to train teachers in English

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said that teachers across Punjab province would be trained in collaboration with the British Council (BC) to help students pass English curriculum in government schools.
According to details, an important meeting was held under the chairmanship of Punjab Minister for Education Dr Murad Raas regarding training of teachers in English language fluency. The meeting was attended by Director British Council Amir Ramzan, DG Quaid Ishratullah Khan Niazi, Additional DG and others. Dr. Murad Raas said that with the help of the British Council, teachers will be trained on English language and increase their English language skills.
The training of all teachers will be set up at the headquarters of the Quaid-e-Azam Academy for Educational Development in collaboration with the British Council.
He said that steps are being taken to teach English to students in the best possible way as a subject in schools. He said that we are trying to harmonize the students with the English language in modern ways. All important decisions will be announced as soon as they enter the final stages, the minister said.
Meanwhile, during hearing of underground water conservation case, the Lahore High Court ordered making New Pakistan Housing project environmentally-friendly.
Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court heard the petition of Haroon Farooq. DG LDA Ahmed Aziz Tarar, Deputy Director Environment Ali Ali Ijaz, Deputy Director New Pakistan Dr Amir Khan and other officers appeared before the court. DG LDA Ahmed Aziz Tarar informed the court that according to a survey, there are more than 300 illegal housing societies in the city. He said that a report has been compiled in this regard and these illegal housing societies will be registered after cabinet approval.
The public prosecutor briefed the court about the New Pakistan Housing project, Ravi project and other initiatives including making it environment-friendly. Justice Shahid Karim said that the Ravi project would not be left to the environment department but would be analyzed through international experts.
Justice Shahid Karim remarked that at present Pakistan is water-scared country. He directed the law officer to make the New Pakistan Housing project environmentally-friendly and make arrangements for the protection of water recycling.
Justice Shahid Karim further said that the courts have been issuing orders since 1919 and the Water Commission is enforcing them but the government is taking credit for the elimination of smog.

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