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Jang Education Expo in Gujranwala today

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:11
LAHORE:31 january: Pakistan’s biggest education expo, Jang Education Expo’18, is starting at Gujranwala on Wednesday (today). To be held at Heaven Castle, Kanganiwala Bypass, GT Road, Jang Education Expo’18 will feature over 50 national and international universities, degree awarding institutions, colleges and schools from across the country. With free entry to the event, the expo will continue from 10am to 7pm without any break. As a trendsetter, Jang Media Group (JMG) has been organising education expos in different cities of the country for several years now. Gujranwala expo will mark the beginning of education expo season this year.The news.Lahore

Class 5, 8 exams schedule

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:10
LAHORE:31 january: The annual examination of primary and middle classes under the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) will be held from 03 and 15 Feb. respectively. The examination of primary class will be held from 03-14 Feb. whereas the examination of middle class will be held from 15-24 Feb. The detailed date sheet is available on PEC website.The news.Lahore

Body to resolve PUnjab university teachers’ issues

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:09
LAHORE:31 january: Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani Tuesday formed a five-member committee to resolve the promotion issues of Punjab University (PU) teaching staff. The minister, who is also Pro-Chancellor of the university, also formed a three-member committee to give practical suggestions to improve university’s ranking and resolving pending issues. The committee will submit its report in two weeks. The minister chaired a meeting at PU and assured the committees that their recommendations would be implemented accordingly.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University (PU) on Monday awarded PhDs to four scholars

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:15
Lahore:31 January: Punjab University (PU) on Monday awarded PhDs to four scholars. According to details, Aisha Jalil has been awarded a PhD in Sociology, Naqi Hussain in Environmental Sciences, Muhammad Amin in Agricultural Sciences and Ghulam Hussain in Chemistry.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Physics symposium at GC University

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:49
Lahore:30 January: The c (GCU) here on Monday. A large number of physicists from Pakistan’s leading universities and R&D organisations are participating in this three-day event which will have 27 technical sessions on different topics including condensed matter physics, high energy particle physics, nanotechnology, cosmology, atomic & molecular physics, lasers, plasma physics & controlled fusion. About 82 physicists are presenting talks and papers at the symposium highlighting the recent important developments in physics and the impact of these developments on various aspects of our lives. In his address at the inaugural ceremony of the symposium, Government College University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah highlighted the need for more skilled individuals in all areas of science and technology. He hoped that the symposium would provide an opportunity to students and young faculty to interact with senior physicists and to learn from them. In his opening remarks, noted plasma physicist and mathematician Prof Dr G Murtaza who also holds the Salam chair at Government College University noted that the world of science was witnessing rapid developments and the knowledge was accumulating at very fast pace and physicists are making great progress in uncovering the deep mysteries of the nature. He explained the recent major breakthroughs in physics which have resulted in the development of quantum computers, two dimensional materials including Graphene which has very interesting properties, topological insulators, energy efficient blue LEDs and atomic clocks. He explained to the students the technological advancements which have won the Nobel prize in the last two decades. Eminent nuclear physicist Prof Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy presented a key note address on neutron stars. Prof Hoodbhoy explained to the students the process of start formation and how at the end of its life. A session of the symposium is also dedicated to the scientific contributions of Prof Abdus Salam.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Punjab Information Technology Board invites applications for job training

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:42
LAHORE:30 January: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) e-Rozgaar Programme has invited online applications for creative, technical and non-technical jobs training at https://www.erozgaar.pitb.gov.pk/candidate_portal from all 36 districts of the Punjab for new batch of e-Rozgaar Programme with a deadline of March 5 while eligibility criteria includes Punjab domicile, maximum age 35-year and minimum 16 years of education. The new batch will get training at UET Taxila, GCWUF Faisalabad, UOG Gujrat, COMSATS Sahiwal, PU Campus Jhelum, Govt Post Graduate College For Women Rawalpindi (UOG Sub Campus ), Govt College For Women University Sialkot, Lahore College For Women University, Punjab University Lahore, Punjab University Gujranwala, University of Sargodha, FAST Chiniot, COMSATS Wah Cantt, UAF Faisalabad, BZU Multan, NFC Multan and University of Education Vehari, COMSATS Attock, University of Sargodha Mianwali Sub Campus, University of Sargodha Bhakkar Campus, University of Education Joharabad-Khushab Campus, University of Gujrat Narowal Sub Campus, UET Lahore, ITU Lahore, Khawaja Fareed University Rahim Yar Khan, Government College of Commerce Khanewal, Government Post Graduate College Okara, Government Pir Bahar Shah Degree College for Women Sheikhupura, Government Degree College for Women Pindi Bhattian Hafizabad and Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan centres. Applications from Attock, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Chakwal, Chiniot, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Hafizabad, Jhang, Jhelum, Kasur, Khanewal, Khushab, Lahore, Layyah, Lodhran, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Narowal, Nankana Sahib, Okara, Pakpattan, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Toba Tek Singh and Vehari districts are also being entertained. To encourage self-sustainable modes of income in women, there are five dedicated female centers operating as well. In case applicants want to change their domain they have to submit an appeal in the first week of classes.the news.Lahore

The elections of PU syndicate on the seats of professor

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:40
Lahore:30 January: The elections of Punjab University (PU) syndicate on the seats of professor, associate professor, assistant professor and lecturers were held here Monday. On the seat of professor, Teachers Front's Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, Teachers Front (Founders Group) Prof Dr Shahid Ghazi and PU Academic Forum's Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood were contesting. Prof Dr Sajid Rashid bagged 28 votes and won. On the seat of Associate Professor, PU TF's Dr Mahboob Hussain, TF Founders Group Dr Hafiz Muhammad Rafiq and Academic Forum's Dr Asmatullah were contesting. Dr Mahboob Hussain bagged 26 votes and won. On the seat of Assistant Professor, PU TF Founders' Group' Javed Sami, PU TF's Chaudhry Naeemullah, PU Academic Forum's Iftikhar Ahmed Tarrar and FSF's Dr Usman Awan were contesting. Javed Sami won by bagging 95 votes. On lecturer's seat, PU Academic Forum's Abdul Majid Khan Rana, PU TF Founders Group's Shumaila Gul, PU Teachers' Front's Yumna Sadaf and Dayaab Ali Gillani were contesting. Majid Khan won by securing 58 votes. Meanwhile, the election for PU Academic Council was also held on Monday. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Zakira Zakar has congratulated newly-elected members of syndicate and academic council. In his press statement, Dr Zakria Zakar expressed the hope that the newly-elected members would play their role in improving academic environment and research standard of the university further.the news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Daycare centre inaugurated in Punjab

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:18
Daycare centre inaugurated LAHORE:30 january; Provincial Minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheed-ud-Din said the Punjab government had adopted measures for women empowerment. She said this while inaugurating a daycare centre at Government College for Women, Baghanpura. Principal Rubina Ahmed Farooqi, Colleges DPI Zahid Mian, Women Development Director Arshad Baig, teachers and students were present. The minister said the Punjab government was setting up daycare centres across the province to facilitate working women. More than 102 daycare centres had been established so far and more would be set up during current fiscal year, she said. Pakistani women have a lot of potential and they have proved it in different sectors,” Hameeda said and added that women quota in government jobs has increased from 5 to 15 percent. She said working women hostels were also being set up in various districts for the benefit of working women. She appreciated the facilities being provided at the daycare centre.The news.Lahore

Students urged to play role in reforming prisoners

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:15
LAHORE:30 January: Punjab Inspector General of Prisons (IG) Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig Monday urged the faculty and students of the Punjab University to play their role in the reformation of inmates and see the best quality food, modern technical training and proper medical cover offered to the prisoners across the province. Briefing the students of the Institute of Communication Studies of Punjab University during their study visit to Central Jail, Kotlakhpat, the IG said on the special directive of the chief minister, six days a week chicken with filtered water is served to nearly 51,099 prisoners in 41 jails of Punjab. He said Food Technology Department of the Agriculture University has prepared the menu which, he added, is the best in whole of the South Asia. About the technical education, he said convicts are being offered various short-courses in collaboration with Tevta, besides other academic exams conducted by different Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Educations and universities. He said remissions are granted to successful convicts. Regarding medical facilities, he said the facility of modern X-Rays plants, ECG, lab tests, dental, etc. manned by 24-hours doctors including lady doctors with free medicines is available to all prisoners in all jails. He said religious education is also being imparted to inmates according to their religion by qualified teachers. The students were also taken to kitchen, store, hospital, interview shed and women block and were impressed by quality of food, medical cover and state of cleanliness in and around the prisons. The IG briefed the students that only branded food products are served in all jails. He urged the students to convey their observations based on ground realities to all strata of society that government is taking all possible solid measures for the welfare and reformation of the prisoners on modern scientific lines to make them law abiding citizens after their release. Female students were taken to women block where they met with prisoners and they were informed a special 6-beded ward has been established on donation for them maintaining their highest degree of privacy with the efforts of Senior Superintendent Jail, Ejaz Asghar. Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore Range Mubashar Ahmad Khan welcoming the students said first time in South Asia family wards have been established within the jail on the order of apex court where convict will live his spouse for one month.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Students urged to play role in reforming prisoners

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 15:15
LAHORE:30 January: Punjab Inspector General of Prisons (IG) Mirza Shahid Saleem Baig Monday urged the faculty and students of the Punjab University to play their role in the reformation of inmates and see the best quality food, modern technical training and proper medical cover offered to the prisoners across the province. Briefing the students of the Institute of Communication Studies of Punjab University during their study visit to Central Jail, Kotlakhpat, the IG said on the special directive of the chief minister, six days a week chicken with filtered water is served to nearly 51,099 prisoners in 41 jails of Punjab. He said Food Technology Department of the Agriculture University has prepared the menu which, he added, is the best in whole of the South Asia. About the technical education, he said convicts are being offered various short-courses in collaboration with Tevta, besides other academic exams conducted by different Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Educations and universities. He said remissions are granted to successful convicts. Regarding medical facilities, he said the facility of modern X-Rays plants, ECG, lab tests, dental, etc. manned by 24-hours doctors including lady doctors with free medicines is available to all prisoners in all jails. He said religious education is also being imparted to inmates according to their religion by qualified teachers. The students were also taken to kitchen, store, hospital, interview shed and women block and were impressed by quality of food, medical cover and state of cleanliness in and around the prisons. The IG briefed the students that only branded food products are served in all jails. He urged the students to convey their observations based on ground realities to all strata of society that government is taking all possible solid measures for the welfare and reformation of the prisoners on modern scientific lines to make them law abiding citizens after their release. Female students were taken to women block where they met with prisoners and they were informed a special 6-beded ward has been established on donation for them maintaining their highest degree of privacy with the efforts of Senior Superintendent Jail, Ejaz Asghar. Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, Punjab, Lahore Range Mubashar Ahmad Khan welcoming the students said first time in South Asia family wards have been established within the jail on the order of apex court where convict will live his spouse for one month. LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Fifth, eighth grades exams to begin next week

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:32
Islamabad:29 January: The Federal Directorate of Education’s centralised annual examination of fifth grade and scholarship examination for eighth grade will begin next week. The exams will take place from February 7 to February 23 between 9am and 12 noon. According to FDE deputy director (examinations) Muhammad Irfan, the students of private educational institutions registered with the Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority will also sit the examinations. A total of 500 merit scholarships (250 for girls and boys each) will be awarded to talented students on the basis of the results of the examinations subject to availability of funds. Under the scholarship examination for eighth grade, the first paper is of English on February 8, second of Mathematics on February 12, third of History/Geography on February 14, fourth of Islamiyat/Nazra Moral Education on February 16, fifth of General Science on February 19, sixth of Urdu on February 21, and the last one of Computer on February 23. As for the centralised annual examination of fifth grade, the first paper will be of Mathematics on February 7, second of Islamiyat/Nazra Moral Education on February 9, third of General Science on February 13, fourth of English on February 15, fifth of Social Studies on Feb 20, and the last one of Urdu on February 22.Express turbuni.Lahore

Islamia University of Bahawalpur to get new academic block

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:22
BAHAWALPUR:29 January:Islamia University of Bahawalpur Vice-Chancellor Prof Qaiser Mushtaq laid the foundation stone of an academic block of faculty of Management Sciences at Baghdadul Jadeed Campus on Sunday. The building, costing Rs181 million, was part of the federal government funded Rs860 million mega project for construction of faculty of management sciences, two hostels, civil engineering department and an advanced chemistry lab, besides provision of 10 foreign indigenous scholarships. The building will provide academic facilities to departments of computer science and information technology, commerce and management sciences. Earlier, four mega projects worth Rs1.47 billion were completed, including buildings of Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan campuses, Agriculture College and faculty of education. In addition, 11.8 kilometre long boundary wall was also completed at Baghdadul Jadeed Campus. Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2018.BahawalpurIslamia University Bahawalpur

AIOU has largest book warehouse in Asia

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:19
Rawalpindi;29 January:With a capacity of over five million books, the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has one of the biggest book warehouses in Asia. According to the University’s Press and Publication department, a large number of books are available in the warehouse at any given time to meet the needs of its 1.3 million students. The printing network is the one of the largest in the country, where on an average 3.5 million books are printed each semester. The varsity employs the latest printing, cutting and folding machines to handle the immense load. While most of the machinery has been imported, Around 30 per cent of the work is conducted through an in-house printing process, while the remaining 70 per cent is out-sourced. There are about 40 registered printing houses in the country which deal with this massive task. However, the university handles sensitive work such as printing of academic degrees and exam answer books. Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2018.Rawalpindi

32 of arrested PU students served show-cause notices

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:09
LAHORE:27 January: The Punjab University (PU) administration on Friday served the first instalment of show-cause notices on 32 students of the varsity allegedly involved in recent clashes between Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) and the Pukhtun Council. Students Affairs Director and disciplinary committee Secretary Shahid Mehmood Gull sent the notices with a detailed charge-sheet to residential addresses of the students as well as prisons where they were being held after an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) sent them on physical and judicial remand. An ATC handed over 13 students to police on a seven-day physical remand and 183 others to jail on a 14-day judicial remand for their alleged involvement in clashes in the PU on Monday and Tuesday. However, not all of the 196 arrested students belonged to the PU. The show-cause notices available with Dawn mentioned that the students had been charged with disrupting the honour, prestige and dignity of the university during the clashes that took place on Monday and Tuesday among the activists of IJT and Pukhtun Council. Other charges included creating chaos on campus, setting ablaze and damaging university installments at Electrical Engineering Department of the varsity, and creating a sense of fear among girl students. The students who were served with notices in the lock-ups were enrolled in Department of Gender Studies, Institute of Communication Studies, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of Education and Research, Law College, Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Department of Physics, Institute of Business Administration, Department of Space Science, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Institute of Geology and Hailey College of Commerce to name a few. The students were directed to submit their written defence within three days through their heads of departments concerned. The disciplinary committee would also visit the suspended students in prisons to record their statements. Since the clashes erupted on Monday, more than 225 students had been arrested by police from hostels and four cases under terrorism charges registered against them at Muslim Town police station. The students were charged with destroying university property and damaging vehicles, including two police mobiles and five motorcycles, during the clashes that erupted between the IJT and Pakhtun as well as Baloch student unions on Monday. The PU spokesman said they were completing all legal formalities to take action against the miscreants. He said the students were being given an opportunity to prove their innocence and cases were quashed against those who were found not guilty by the disciplinary committee. Shahid Gull told Dawn that this was the first instalment of show-cause notices sent to students. They had received data of the 196 students arrested, but officials will visit the lock-ups and confirm how many of the arrested were PU students, and then send the second instalment of notices.Published in Dawn, January 27th, 2018.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Fatima Jinnah Medical University announced MBBS result

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:07
LAHORE :27 January: Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) announced the result of 3rd Professional MBBS Annual Examination 2017. According to details, Mahrukh Afzal and Natasha Irfan each got 768 marks and secured first position. Asma Wahid, Maaza Javed and Maryam Saleem Raza each got 761 marks and secured second position. Ayesha Zafar got third position with 751.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreFJMC Lahore

Punjabi Congress to hold moots

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:04
LAHORE:January 27: Fakhar Zaman, chairman of World Punjabi Congress and International Sufi Council who has returned after six weeks tour of Europe, has announced that two international peace conferences would be held in Sweden and Austria in the current year. In a press statement, he said that he had meetings in Sweden with cultural and literary figures like Peter Currman, Karin Perers, Mrs Lena and Azar Mohiuddin. The international moot in Sweden would be held either in Stockholm or Avesta. The subsequent peace conference will be held in Austria for which Fakhar Zaman had given the responsibility to World Punjabi Congress President Akram Butt and International Sufi Council President Denis Mete. Zaman also had meetings with Latvian writers and Hungarian literary figures. The culminating mega international festival of peace would be held in Lahore early next year and more than 50 countries wold be represented at the event by high-profile scholars, writers, educationists and intellectuals.The news.Lahore

Educating girls collective responsibility: Malala

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:34
DAVOS:26 January: Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai stressed collective responsibility to promote education of young girls across the globe. While speaking the World Economic Forum session titled 'An Insight, An Idea with Malala Yousafzai', she admitted that the fight for female education was not a single person's job. "Not one person will be able to do this. I alone can't send all girls to … [Read more...] .Express turbuni.Lahore

Clean-up’ operation continues at Punjab University

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:33
LAHORE:26 January:The Punjab University administration has decided to take measures to end presence of student groups at the hostel and started a ‘clean-up’ operation by removing the office of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). The university administration moved against the offices of the IJT after clashes erupted at the campus on Monday resulting in more than a dozen injuries as well as subsequent arrests of IJT members and Pashtun and Baloch students. More than 200 students have been arrested since Monday, out of which 196 were presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday. The court handed over 19 students to the police on a seven-day physical remand, while 177 others were sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. The ‘clean-up’ operation was conducted at Hostel Number 1 and Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, thought to be the epicentre of the IJT. The student organisation had its offices at both locations and served as its base of operations in the university. The administration removed banners and logos of the student organisation, as well as removing their literature from the campus. A statement by the university stated, “On the directions of Dr Zakir, the hostel administration and PU security officials removed offices of a student organisation set up at Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre Hostel and Hostel No 1. The administration also removed posters and insignias of student organisations from all hostels and underpasses. Meanwhile, PU hostel administration has cancelled allotment of 31 students involved in incidents of violence. The luggage of the students has been shifted to storeroom.” Meanwhile, the university administration initiated action against 37 students it had identified earlier and had started disciplinary action against them, which could result in their expulsion from Punjab University. In this regard, a high-level meeting was held at Punjab University. Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakir instructed the administration to take measures to ensure fair and timely trial of students who were found involved in the incident of recent unrest in the campus. He instructed the officials to serve show-cause notices to the students in custody through police officials. Dr Zakir also ordered PU Disciplinary Committee to accord opportunity of personal hearing at jail and police lock ups, so that no issue should hinder process of doing justice in this matter.Published in The Express Tribune, January 26th, 2018.Express turbuni.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Islami Jamiat Talaba offices at PUnjab university closed down

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:32
LAHORE:26 January: Punjab University (PU) administration on Thursday closed down illegal offices of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) at New Campus and removed the graffiti and the insignia of the group from different places at the campus. Jamiat had set up its offices at the hostel of Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre and room number 244 at hostel number one. The administration also removed the posters and insignia of other student groups from all hostels and underpasses. Meanwhile, while chairing a meeting, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar instructed the university officials to serve show-cause notices on the students involved in recent incidents of violence. He said the notices be served in prison and police station lockup through police officials. PU Hostel administration has cancelled allotment of around 31 students involved in the incidents of violence. The luggage of the students has been shifted to storeroom. The VC also instructed the administration to take extraordinary measures to ensure fair and timely trial of students who were found involved in the incident of recent unrest on campus. A PU official, seeking anonymity, said the IJT was able to open its office again after many years during the short tenure of interim VC Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasar. Dr Zafar had resigned from the post earlier this month allegedly after pressure from the government for not allocating a piece of university’s land to the Punjab government. But, some PU and government officials claim that Dr Zafar Mueen resigned fearing disciplinary action as there was a charge sheet ready against him. The former VC has denied any wrongdoing.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

PEF barred from making recruitments against 52 posts

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:19
LAHORE:23 January: The Lahore High Court on Monday barred Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) from recruiting 52 district monitoring and evaluation officers on a petition challenging alleged illegal appointments. Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan issued the order on an application related to an already pending petition against 126 illegal recruitments with the foundation. Muhammad Qadeer Aslam, a local citizen, moved the petition through Advocate Shoaib Saleem, submitting that the recruitment was being made in violation of the Recruitment Policy, 2004. He pointed out that in the main petition, he had questioned the appointment of 126 district and monitoring evaluation assistants. He added that during pendency of the petition, the Punjab Education Foundation advertised another 52 posts for the same positions. The counsel submitted that 126 officers, who were appointed by the foundation, were former military men. He added not a single civilian had either been shortlisted or called for the interview. The foundation blatantly violated Recruitment Policy 2004 by recruiting only ex-servicemen without any merit and justification. The recent ad for 54 posts was a political stunt before the general elections and was clear evidence of favoritism and nepotism, the counsel said. He said that PEF didn’t display any merit list.Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2018.Lahore