Monitoring Desk

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said ongoing efforts to bring madarssas (Islamic seminaries) in mainstream national education system will open new avenues for students to excel in contemporary careers.
He said this while meeting with students belonging to Ittehad-e-Tanzeemate-Madaris Pakistan (ITMP) from across the country, who secured good grades in the intermediate exams, at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
13 students including four girls belonging to the ITMP achieved top positions in various boards this year, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The army chief congratulated the students for securing top positions in various disciplines. He emphasised that they must continue to work hard and contribute towards prosperous and progressive Pakistan and become a useful part of the society.
General Qamar also lauded efforts and commitment of parents and teachers for providing right environment to the students, helping achieve them such distinctions.
The COAS later distributed prizes to high achievers and souvenirs to parents and teachers in recognition of their efforts. Students, on the occasion, thanked the army chief for the recognition of their achievements.
Agencies add: Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) Wah and Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) on Wednesday.
In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Bajwa COAS inaugurated Urea Formaldehyde Moulding Compound (UFMC) Plant at Wah Nobel Chemicals Factory during his visit to the Pakistan Ordnance Factories. The statement further stated that the UFMC project was completed within 8 months, adding that this new plant is equipped with latest and most economical silver catalyst technology, which will reduce the production cost.
Gen Bajwa also visited the POF display centre where new defence products were showcased.
Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the achievements of Research and Development Department of POF.
The COAS stressed upon the Pakistan Ordnance Factories management to “adopt proactive approach for entering into joint ventures with foreign countries as well as private sector and bringing diversification to its product range”. – NNI