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Arid Agriculture University approves budget

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 13:09
Rawalpindi: The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) has approved the recurring budget of Rs 2049.183 million the fiscal year 2017-18. The budget was approved in the Finance and Planning Committee meeting held at the main campus. It was chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad. The other committee members included representative members of University Syndicate as well the government departments representatives. The committee estimated Rs 2049.173 million expenditure and Rs 2049.183 million in income. The university expects Rs 701.026 million grant from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Rs 78.423 million from the the Punjab government. Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad thanked the participants for their valuable contribution and said it is the first time of the PMAS-AAUR that the university's income had been equal to the grants of the HEC and the Punjab government. He also added that the heads of the departments would be provided financial management training.Daily Times.City: RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiAgriculture University Rawalpindi

CTP delivered road safety lectures to 5,000 students

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:42
LAHORE:10 June: Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rai Ijaz Ahmad Friday said that the City Traffic Police (CTP) delivered road safety lectures to more than 5,000 thousand students at d50 educational institutions during the first ten days of holy fasting month of Ramazan. The chief traffic officer said that students took keen interest in the road safety lectures which would help decrease traffic rules violation. He said that the traffic police was not only serving citizens on roads but also delivering road safety lectures at different educational institutions - both government and semi-government.Daily Times.City: Lahore

Information Technology University Water quality

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:39
Lahore:June 10: Information Technology University (ITU) and University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) will work together to develop “Design and Implementation of Water ATMs – Water Dispensing and Quality Measurement Units” in Pakistan under Pakistan-United States Science and Technology Cooperation Programme. For this project, Dr Tauseef Tauqeer of ITU and Mustafa Naseem of UCB have jointly been awarded a competitive research grant of US $ 374,599 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the US and by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. According to a press release, the Punjab government is determined to install water filtration plants – community clean water collection points, where community members can get clean drinking water free of cost. Research has shown that due to the lack of regular monitoring of various filtration mechanisms, water quality is below acceptable levels at many plants. Pakistan is an extremely water-starved country, with water levels falling below 1,000 cubic metres per capita in the recent past. Access to clean drinking water is an even greater challenge, with 16 million people in Pakistan having no choice but to drink unhygienic water, resulting in death of 41,000 children per year due to diarrhea, substandard water and lack of sanitation. This project aims to create a Water ATM – an electronic water dispensing device with quality measurement unit. The Water ATM will comprise probes that measure pH, turbidity, residual chlorine and total dissolved solids (TDS). The water quality and dispensing quantity will be measured throughout the day and the data will be recorded via telemetry on the web-based dashboard. In this way, any water wastage or filtration plant maintenance issues can be promptly highlighted and timely addressed.Daily Times.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

PHEC, GCU ink MoU on PhD scholarship programme

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:37
LAHORE:June 10:Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Government College University (GCU) signed an MoU here on Friday to launch International Split PhD Scholarship Programme for the faculty of public sector colleges and universities of Punjab. PHEC Chairman Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin and GCU Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah signed the 33-point MoU regarding funding, eligibility criteria and other initial standard operating procedures for the new international programme. According to the Split PhD programme, the selected teachers would spend a year at the leading foreign universities for their research work at the government funding, which includes all their expenses, including admission fee, stipend, book allowance, medical, travelling cost and settlement allowances etc. However, the PhD scholars would complete their two-year coursework at GCU Lahore, where foreign faculty would also be invited for conducting workshops under the programme. According to the accord, the PHEC would initially provide six scholarships worth Rs28.92 million for the year 2017-18 for the launching of a pilot Split PhD Scholarship Programme in the fields Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. The GCU Lahore would advertise the Split PhD Programme and would process all the admissions. However, a Joint Selection Committee comprising representatives of GCU Lahore and PHEC will shortlist the candidates based on the approved criteria. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Nizamuddin said the Split PhD programme aimed to maximise opportunities for higher learning and research for the teachers of public sector higher education institutions. “We are determined to enhance the capacity of the faculty of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) by offering them an international exposure and funding their studies at top-ranked international partner universities,” said the chairperson. Prof Nizam said PHEC intended to scale up the programme with GCU next year and was also planning to extend it to other universities of Punjab in next phase to meet the shortage of qualified PhD faculty especially in the fields of social sciences and arts in the colleges and universities of Punjab. Vice-Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah said the International Split PhD Scholarship Programme would help to refine the research culture at local universities. “The faculty members would get an opportunity to study at top-ranked universities and would be engaged in research activities with foreign and local experts,” said the vice-chancellor. He said that GCU Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Tahir Kamran and PHEC DG (Quality Assurance) Muhammad Anees Sadozai are appointed as the focal persons to ensure the smooth and timely implementation of the programme. GCU Academic Planning and External Links Director Ms Fouzia Shahin said the eligibility criteria for the scholarship had been defined in the MoU, according to which applicant must be less than 45 years of age and regular faculty member of any higher education institution in Punjab having minimum 3.0 CGPA in MS/MPhil Degree Programme.Daily Times. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

PU Syndicate holds ‘illegal’ meeting, approves Rs 9bn budget

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:56
LAHORE:June 9: The Punjab University on Thursday held its syndicate meeting despite the stay order by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Teachers held a protest outside the vice chancellor's office and tried to stop the meeting. The meeting of syndicate approved budget for fiscal year 2017-18 of Rs 9 billion however, a number of teachers including elected members of PU Senate and PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) stormed into the syndicate meeting and staged a protest demonstration outside the vice chancellor's office terming the meeting illegal. Moreover, because of lack of quorum, PU admin could not start syndicate meeting for four and a half hours as only 8 members out of 19 were present in the beginning. Later, at around 2:45pm, Additional Secretary Finance Abdul Samad arrived and the administration wrapped up Rs 9.27 billion budget meeting in just 15 minutes. Earlier at 9:30am, the teachers held a demonstration outside the VC's office. The protesters were holding placards and banners bearing slogans against Provisional Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir. The main gate of the VC's office was closed but the teachers strongly protested and the move finally ended after opening of the gate on the orders of the acting registrar. A minor scuffle also erupted between Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir and the media persons. The university administration also had to shift meeting's venue from Committee Room of Vice Chancellor's office to the Committee Room of Planning and Development Wing situated on second floor. Elected members of the senate Dr Kamran Abid and Engr Dr Azhar Naeem briefed the members of the syndicate, saying that the court had stayed syndicate meeting and the approval of the chancellor had also not been sought. They said the meeting had been convened in sheer violation of orders of Lahore High Court. Talking to media outside VC office, PU's elected members of senate and Academic Staff Association including Dr Kamran Abid, Engr Dr M Azhar Naeem, Dr Ayub Afridi, Dr Yumna, Institute of Geology's former director Shahid Samini and others said that the meeting was illegal as the approval for convening the meeting including its agenda items had not been sought from the chancellor as ordered by the Lahore High Court in WP No 20756-16 titled Dr Mansoor Sarwar vs Province of Punjab. They said that even the quorum (10 members of the syndicate) of the meeting was not complete but the VC, who did not have the experience of running a public sector university, continued to hold the meeting in sheer violation of court orders and university act. They said that as per university calendar, half of the total strength of the syndicate was mandatory in attendance to fulfil the requirement of the quorum and there should be at least 10 members present in the meeting. Dr Kamran Abid said that the VC did not care about stature, rules and regulations of the university. He said that Provisional Vice Chancellor Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir had increased student fees thus dropping a "fee bomb" on poor students. He further added that Dr Zaffar Mueen was taking every step to destroy alma matter of the poor people and promoting private sector. He also said that that they would challenge convening of the syndicate meeting in Lahore High Court on account of contempt proceedings and on account of statutory quorum requirement given in the act of the university. However, despite all the unrest and protest, Punjab University Syndicate meeting, presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, approved Rs 9 billion budget for the year 2017-18. The university expects a total grant of Rs 2.548 billion from Higher Education Commission. According to details, in order to encourage research activities, the university has increased research grant from Rs 120 million to Rs 150 million. According to other salient features of the budget, special students will also be provided with free education along with boarding facilities, while students taking admission on sports basis will be provided free education. The university will continue to waive tuition fee of Hafiz-e-Quran. The university has allocated Rs 70 million for overseas scholarships and Rs 70 million for participation in national and international conferences. In order to facilitate students, Punjab University is providing funds of Rs 11 million to its students in terms of scholarships, student affairs and career counselling and other activities. Moreover, HEC scholarships worth Rs 9.74 million and PEEF scholarships will also be provided to students. Punjab University is providing Rs 220.40 million as hostel subsidy, Rs 4.83 million as transport subsidy and Rs 10.14 million as Internet subsidy to students. The net subsidy on the mentioned services has been increased from Rs 210 million to Rs 270 million and in addition to the above, subsidy on electricity bills in teaching departments is also being provided. The PU has allocated Rs 410 million for development projects.Daily Times.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Rs9b PU budget approved amid teachers’ protest

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:54
LAHORE:June 9: Punjab University syndicate meeting chaired by interim Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir approved Rs 9 billion budget for the year 2017-18, amid strong protest from some members of the varsity senate, elected members of the Academic Staff Association (ASA) and faculty members. Those who protested were of the view that the interim VC was supposed to get approval to hold the syndicate meeting from the chancellor, which they claimed he didn’t, owing to which the same was allegedly illegal. According to the budget details, the Punjab University expects a total grant of Rs 2.548 billion from Higher Education Commission (HEC), 38 percent of the total budget. In order to encourage research activities, the university has increased research grant from Rs 120 million to Rs 150 million. As per other salient features of the budget, special students will also be provided with free education along with boarding facilities while students taking admission on sports basis would also be provided with free education. The university will continue to waive off tuition fee of Hafiz-e-Quran. The university has allocated Rs 70 million for overseas scholarships and Rs 70 million for participation in national and international conferences. In order to facilitate students, Punjab University is providing funds of Rs 11 million to its students in terms of scholarships, student affairs and career counselling and other activities. Moreover, HEC scholarships worth Rs 9.74 million and PEEF scholarships would also be provided to students. Punjab University is providing Rs 220.40 million hostel subsidy, Rs 4.83 million transport subsidy and Rs 10.14 million internet subsidy to students. The net subsidy on the mentioned services has been increased from Rs 210 million to Rs 270 million and in addition to the above, subsidy on electricity bills in teaching departments is also being provided. PU has allocated Rs 410 million for development projects. Earlier some elected members of PU ASA and Senate flanked by a large number of faculty members from different departments staged a protest demonstration outside Vice Chancellor's office terming the meeting illegal. Moreover, because of lack of quorum, the PU admin could not start syndicate meeting for four and half hours as there were only 8 members out of 19 were present in the beginning. Later, at around 2:45pm, the administration wrapped up Rs 9.27 billion budget meeting just in 15 minutes. The protesters were holding placards and banners bearing slogans against interim Vice Chancellor Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar. The main gate of the VC office was closed but the teachers strongly protested and the move finally ended opening of the gate on the orders of the acting registrar. The university administration had to shift meeting’s venue from Committee Room of Vice Chancellor's office to the Committee Room of Planning and Development wing situated on second floor. However, the teachers continued to follow the venue and stormed near the meeting room. Elected members of the Senate Dr Kamran Abid and Engr Dr M. Azhar Naeem briefed the available members of the syndicate saying that the court had stayed syndicate meeting and the approval of the Chancellor had also not been sought. Talking to the media outside the VC office, PU’s elected members of Senate and Academic Staff Association including Dr Kamran Abid and others alleged that the meeting was illegal as the approval of convening the meeting including its agenda items had not been sought from the Chancellor as ordered by Lahore High Court in WP No 20756-16 titled Dr Mansoor Sarwar vs Province of Punjab. They also alleged the interim VC had increased student fees thus dropping a “fee bomb” on poor students. A PU official, when contacted, said the administration had sought approval of the Chancellor and added no illegality was committed in holding the syndicate meeting.The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

PU, Plan9 team up to boost students' entrepreneurial skills

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:22
LAHORE:June 8: The Punjab University's Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and the Plan9 Technology Incubator have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for promotion of entrepreneurial skills among the youth. The memorandum of understanding signing ceremony was held at committee room of the Vice Chancellor's Office on Tuesday. Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar, Punjab University Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Director Nabeel A Qadeer, Punjab University IBA In-charge Sajida Nisar and other officials were present on the occasion. The memorandum calls for arranging training programmes to build capacity of students and develop their interaction with others institutions. Addressing the meeting, Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar said that the initiative would promote cohesion between the industry and academia. Nabeel A Qadeer said that the memorandum of understanding signified the intention of Plan9 and Punjab University IBA to forge strong mutual ties between industry and academia for progress of the two sectors. "The Plan9 is aimed at replicating its model of business incubation that was considered credible globally to guide our partner in establishing their business incubation centre," he said. Sajida Nisar said that Plan9 would provide access to its network of trainers, mentors and investors to Institute of Business Administration students. She said that workshops, trainings and mentoring sessions would be arranged at the premises of IBA where startu-ps would be invited to interact with the Plan9 mentors.Daily Times.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

UHS declares BSc nursing results

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:08
LAHORE:June 8: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday announced results of BSc nursing (Post RN 2-Year) annual examination. According to details, a total of 186 candidates from seven affiliated institutes appeared in the exams. The passing percentage rained 77.3 percent, with 143 candidates passed and 42 failed Sadia Ibraheem of the New Life College of Nursing, Multan, bagged first position by securing 452marks. Shabana Nasim of the Postgraduate College of Nursing, Lahore, got second position by securing 439 marks. Third position was shared by Farah Nazir of the Postgraduate College of Nursing Lahore and Zeenaf Aslam of the Multan Medical and Dental College.Both secured 434 marks each.Daily Times.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

HEC honours eminent biologist

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:05
LAHORE:June 8: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday appointed eminent biologist Prof Dr Ikhramul Haq as 'Distinguished National Professor' in recognition of his invaluable services in the field of botany and biotechnology. Prof Haq, who is professor emeritus at the Government College University (GCU), did his post-doctorate from the Cornell University, New York, and has written over 300 national and international publications and five books. GCU VC Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and senior faculty of GCU have congratulated Prof Ikramul Haq, saying that he is the first one from GCU to be honoured by the HEC. Prof Ikramul Haq is also a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtaiz and three international awards, including the ISESCO Science and Technology Award 2016. He was also the founder director of the Institute of Industrial Biotechnology at the GCU, and also served as Faculty of Science and Technology dean at the GCU.Daily Times. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Punjab Information Technology Board Online Pilgrims Registration

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:20
Lahore:June 7: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) on the request of National Haj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has developed and launched ‘Online Pilgrims Registration’ platform for the automation of their operations for Haj 2017. About 9,5000 people from Nigeria will perform haj; 20,000 through private tour operators and 7,5000 through government arrangements. NAHCON approached Pakistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony for developing an information and communication technology (ICT) platform replica devised by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for Pakistan’s haj operations, exercised during the recent haj management, which was overall widely lauded by majority of the pilgrims. A Nigerian delegation visited Pakistan’s haj mission in Makkah twice to study the haj operations and termed PITB’s haj management system a robust and pilgrim-friendly ICT application. PITB’s technological solution empowering the haj operations has about 15 modules; which mainly include online registration of haj applications, selection of hajjaj through transparent e-balloting, automated flight scheduling and building/rooms allocation, automated and centralised haj camps. A team from PITB visited Nigeria in March 2017 to understand their operations and gather required data. In May 2017, PITB launched Nigeria’s Online Pilgrims Registration and trained five master trainers to further train officials in the 36 states of Nigeria and to extend it to 776 towns. For the coming year, automation of state haj agencies, bio-metric database of all the pilgrims, tracking of pilgrims’ training attendance, vaccination inventory management, tracking of pilgrims’ vaccination, tracking of pilgrims’ visas, flight booking as per qualified air carriers, flight adjustments, building booking, room allocation, finance management system and luggage modules are in the pipeline. PITB’s electronic hajj management system has vastly improved the services for intending pilgrims from Pakistan and curtailed the delays. PITB’s input is extended at every step of haj operations. During the year 2017, 10 designated banks with their 9,061 branches and more than 19,000 bank officials were involved in online registration for 10 days through a centralised system of PITB connected with VPN without a single second downtime, and balloting in 45 minutes on the completion of 10 days registration period, which earlier used to take three months. The recent Hajj operation witnessed 338,696 entries declaring around 89,040 successful. The balloting took place on group leader basis, resulting 22,997 groups successful. PITB initiated the automation of haj operations in 2013, which have been further improved over the years.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

ITU computing lab invites applications for research positions

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:18
LAHORE:June 7:The Embedded Computing Laboratory (ECLab) of Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab has invited applications for various research positions, including PhD candidates and research associates. According to a press release, the selected candidates will be involved in national and European research projects in the areas of information security (software/hardware), massively parallel computing systems and advanced computer architecture and approximate computing. The required qualifications are MS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or similar degrees, from a reputed national/international university with good academic performance, strong programming skills, good knowledge of computer architecture, hands-on with Linux operating system and programming. The interested candidates can email with all relevant documents attached (CV, publications) with the title “Application for position-name” at khurram.bhatti @itu.edu.pk and apply directly through university’s admission portal (for PhD positions only) at https:// application.itu.edu.pk/ not later than July 05, 2017. More details about the ECLab are available at http: //itu.edu.pk/research/eclab/ The news.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

international education conference held in Lahore

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:16
LAHORE:June 7:Punjab Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashhood has said a two-day international education conference will be held in Lahore on October 5 and 6. Chairing a meeting in the committee room of School Education Department on Tuesday, the minister said the world renowned educationists, experts and representatives of international organisations would participate in the conference. The aim of this gathering is to share experiences, study and adopt international models of education, he added. Secretary Schools Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, representatives of Unicef, Higher Education Department, Punjab Higher Education Commission, Punjab Information Technology Board and other departments concerned were present. Rana Mashhood said a special function would be arranged in honor of best performing teachers while Teachers Night and cultural activities would also be observed during the conference.The news.City: Lahore

Tevta has increased number of student for on-job training to 59,000

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:59
LAHORE:06 June: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that it has increased the number of student for on-job training from 9,000 to 59,000 in the past three years. Addressing a meeting here on Monday, he said that in 2014 the number of on job training for students was only 9,000 students which had now been increased up to 59,000 in the current year. He said Tevta aimed at increasing the number of on job training to 100,000.The news.City: LahoreColleges in Lahore

Research internship with University of Washington

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:56
LAHORE:06 June:A pioneering FinTech research Center at Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab, first in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Digital Financial Services Research Group (DFSRG) University of Washington (Seattle) is providing eight weeks summer internship opportunity from July 1, 2017 to August 25, 2017, to enthusiastic individuals who intend to join the collaborative research with University of Washington on Digital Financial Services in Pakistan. According to a press release the internship is designed to provide research opportunities in Financial Education, Financial Inclusion of Women and FinTech Center Workshops while work areas include Research Design, Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Data Transcription and Analysis. The skills required for the internship are good writing and communication, strong analytical skills and passion to learn. ITU students interested in working in ICTD and Digital Financial Services are encouraged to apply and will be preferred. CVs should be sent to: FinTechCenter@itu.edu.pk Dr Umar Saif, Vice Chancellor Information Technology University (ITU) and Dr Richard Anderson, Head DFSRG & Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington (Seattle USA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January this year to establish a pioneering FinTech research Center in Pakistan.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in Lahore

AM Anglo Montessori School holds plantation campaign

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:54
Rawalpindi:06 June:The students of AM Anglo Montessori School and College celebrated gardening week with much enthusiasm within the school vicinity. As deforestation has increased at its extreme level and global warming has been proved a killing threat for all the species of the earth, the students of AM Anglo School is trying to build up a habit of plantation. The students have tried to give a message to the society not to cut but plant trees. It is a silent message to a noisy global warming that they will take care of their environment.The news.City: RawalpindiCollege in Rawalpindi

Punjab University to set up medical college

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:19
Lahore:05 June:They said that for the first time, police was deployed at the university for more than one month because of the VC’s failure to handle the situation. They also accused the VC of supporting Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), because of which its activities of vandalism had increased on campus, they claimed while adding that teachers and students felt fearful on campus. But other members of the ASA, syndicate and senate, including ASA president and member syndicate Javed Sami and ASA Secretary Iftikhar Ahmed Tarar presided over a meeting to show their deep concern and resentment over the possible inclusion of the name of Dr Kamran among vice-chancellors’ interviewees. They said that the teachers’ community was upset because of this and demanded that Dr Kamran should not be the part of any process reinitiated for the selection of a vice chancellor. They said Dr Kamran was not acceptable to the community because of his highly controversial past as he was involved in teachers’ victimisation, harassment, undue delays in holding selection boards, nepotism – specifically the illegal promotion of his wife to the rank of professor – and the issuance of fake degrees and illegal appointments. Moreover, they said that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had already initiated an inquiry against Dr Kamran for corrupt practices and embezzlement from university funds during his two tenures as vice chancellor.Published in The Express Tribune, June 5th, 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

PU teachers divided over VC’s appointment

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:18
LAHORE:05 June:Punjab University’s academics are divided over the appointment of a new vice-chancellor at the university, which is expected to be announced by the Punjab chief minister in the upcoming weeks. One group of teachers is demanding that former vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran should be reappointed, while another is demanding that Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir be made the permanent VC. In a joint press statement issued on Saturday, PU Academic Staff Association (ASA) Treasurer Dr Azhar Naeem, executive members Naeemullah Khan and Dr Ayub Afridi, and members of the PU Senate including Dr Kamran Abid, Dr Abdul Qayyum, and others insisted that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should appoint Dr Mujahid Kamran as vice-chancellor to restore order and academic culture on campus since he has vast administrative experience and tops the list of three candidates. Punjab University restricts media coverage after clash They said that after the appointment of Dr Nasir, university affairs had run amok because of administrative failures. They added that the university had stopped progressing academically because of poor policies and practices adopted by Dr Nasir. Dr Nasir had withdrawn several “unwise and illegal office orders” in five months, which was unprecedented in 135 years of history of the university, after facing strong criticism and even protests, they said. They added that Dr Nasir was not capable of running Punjab University and the administration of Pakistan’s oldest seat of learning must be handed over to a person with greater administrative experience. The corrupt mafia in the ranks of teachers was against the appointment of Dr Kamran, who is the top choice on merit, they said, adding that the chief minister must appoint a competent person as a VC. They said that teachers, employees and students witnessed a peaceful atmosphere under the leadership of Dr Kamran. For the first time in the history of Pakistan’s oldest seat of higher learning, teachers, students and employees had witnessed closure of varsity gates because of security situations, they said, adding that because of the sorry state of affairs, three registrars, three additional registrars and three resident officers had been replaced so far in just four months because of the VC’s lack of understanding of university affairs.Express turbuni.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore