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Seminar at University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:24
FAISALABAD:09 March: Punjab government is making all-out efforts to empower women, end gender discrimination, domestic violence and to make them active members in socio-economic activities of the country. This was said by MPA Najma Afzal while addressing a seminar titled “Punjab Women Empowerment Initiatives” arranged by the Institute of Home Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), a press release issued on Thursday stated. She said, “Islam attaches great importance to women and guides men to treat women politely. But unluckily in men-dominant society, the women are deprived of their rights.” She added that Women Protection Act 2016 was the hallmark step that will help address the problems of women. Najma maintained the women protection committees were being constituted in 36 districts of the province. She said that the government was committed to provide them their due rights and empower them so that challenges of the modern era could be met. While speaking on the occasion, UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Zafar said that education works as an engine of growth to address social and economic issues. He praised the government for taking the initiatives for the cause of women emancipation. He remarked, “We will not achieve sustainable development if we do not achieve gender equality.” The VC pointed out that the UAF had set up a hostel for 1,000 girls with the funding of the Punjab government. He said that the university was making all-out efforts to provide modern facilities to the women. Home Sciences Incharge Dr Ayesha Riaz said, “Women are playing an important role not only as a house keeper but also as working force in all aspects of life.” She said that rural women should be given awareness so that they could realise their economic and cultural rights. Dr Saira Akhtar said that women as mothers, sisters and daughters were playing effective role for the uplift of the country. She stressed upon the need for women empowerment to end poverty from the country. Member Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Shazia George said that a number of initiatives were being taken to create awareness among women about their rights. She added that the commission aimed to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality in Punjab through research, review and revision of laws, policies, programmes, rules and regulations; monitoring implementation of instruments and obligations affecting women and girls. Dr Tahira Iqbal said that the nation cannot make progress without active participation of women and providing them rights. Dr Binish Sarwar said that women constitute 51% of the population. She said that women were standing side by side with men in every sphere of life. She maintained, “Without ensuring the rights of women, we cannot compete with the rest of the world.” Meanwhile, a condolence reference for UAF professor Dr Tahir Hussain (late) was held at Iqbal Auditorium to commemorate his tremendous services for the area of teaching and agricultural research. The session was presided over by UAF VC Dr Iqbal Zafar, while Faculty of Agriculture Dean Dr Muhammad Amjad, former deans and other notables were present. The vice-chancellor said that Dr Tahir had rendered commendable service to agriculture sector and academia that will be written in golden words. He said that he had produced 195 research papers and talented students who were working day and night for the sector. Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2018.FaisalabadUniversity in FaisalabadAgriculture University Faisalabad

United Teachers Council stage protest demo

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:23
LAHORE:09 March: A large number of schoolteachers gathered outside Punjab Civil Secretariat here on Thursday and protested against the School Education Department for, according to them, ignoring issues faced by the teachers across Punjab. The call for protest was given by United Teachers Council (UTC), a conglomerate of different teacher associations. A good number of female teachers also participated in it and expressed their concerns over "anti-teacher and "anti-education" policies of the School Education Department. Carrying banners and placards, the peaceful protesters chanted slogans against the provincial bureaucracy for thousands of vacant posts of school heads and non-regularisation of contract teachers, claiming the situation was much better in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan. The UTC leaders, including Tariq Mahmood, Hafiz Abdul Nasir said the charge of seven out of nine examination boards had been given to divisional commissioners. They alleged the bureaucracy wanted to grab the posts traditionally held by school and college teachers. They added the schoolteachers in Punjab were also deprived of maturity claim on the basis of group insurance. The teachers also condemned the department for taking disciplinary action against schoolteachers on the basis of results of the students.The news. Lahore

International Women’s Day,in Lahore College for Women University

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:22
LAHORE:09 March: On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) promoted 24 non-gazetted women employees to next grades. LCWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi granted promotion letters in a function held on Thursday. Earlier, a seminar on women rights was also held. According to a press release, Justice (Retd) Nazeer Ahmad Ghazi was the chief guest who speaking on the occasion said the role of the women in national development could not be ignored. He added Pakistani women were highly intelligent and hardworking who have earned a niche in every field. Meanwhile, the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) observed the International Women’s Day with the theme of “Press for Progress” here on Thursday. In this connection, the university organised a walk led by UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha while UVAS Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, other officials and a large number of female administrative staff, faculty members were present. Later, a seminar was held in the university auditorium hall. The Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed chaired the seminar where speeches and poems were presented to highlight the women status in society. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said Islam granted equal rights to women. Prof Pasha said women were always encouraged to equally participate in UVAS various department activities saying 44 percent of UVAS students were females, 36 women were working in administration on various posts while 44 female faculty members were teaching in different departments of UVAS. Prof Dr Kosar Jamal Cheema also spoke. Poetry: University of Education organised its annual English poetry contest at the university’s Township Campus here Thursday. Renowned English poet Athar Tahir was the chief guest on this occasion. He distributed the prizes among the winning students. Minahil Butt got the first prize while Momina got second prize and Shah Rukh was awarded third prize. Addressing the students, the university vice-chancellor Dr Rauf-e-Azam said poets and writers were keen observers of society and they always played a very vital role in building and reformative process of nations. He added a genuine poet was a person with feeling heart and thinking mind, having delicacy of thoughts, diction and expression. Accidents: A total 951 road traffic accidents were reported in Provincial Monitoring Cell of the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) in all 37 districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours; in which six lives were lost and 601 serious injured were shifted to different hospitals of relevant districts and tehsils.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreLahore College for Women University

Awareness walk and a symposium were held in Lahore

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:20
LAHORE:09 March: To observe International Women Day an awareness walk and a symposium were held in Lahore General Hospital on Thursday in which a large number of lady doctors, nurses and medical students participated. The walk and symposium held under the aegis of Post Graduate Medical College and Ameer Uddin Medical College highlighted the importance of respect for women. Prof Fakharun Nisa was the chief guest while Prof Samia Malik was guest of honour in the symposium held at the auditorium of Punjab Institute of Neuro Sciences. In his concluding address, Principal PGMI Prof Dr Ghias un Nabi Tayyab said that some years back women were working only in the health and education fields but today female participation being observed in army, judiciary and other sectors.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreAmeer ud Din Medical College Lahore

Hira Zubair’s solo exhibition is running until March 13

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:19
Lahore:March 9:Hira Zubair’s solo exhibition titled ‘Let Your Soul Blossom’ is running at the ArtChowk gallery until March 13. Hira believes that sustaining the soil meditates and focuses on your roots; the strength of spirituality involves our capacity to dig deep and find the greater meanings in life, to align ourselves with a purpose that extends beyond us and to find unity with something greater such as nature. Call 021-35300482 for more information. Music festival The All Pakistan Music Conference is holding its 15th annual festival until March 11 at the Frere Garden, Fatima Jinnah Road. The festival will be free and open to all music lovers as always. Performances will start at 8pm sharp. Call 0321-2381236 for more information.The news.Lahore

85.9pc civil work on metro train project completed

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:55
LAHORE:March 7: After 19 train sets, two more train sets for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project have reached Pakistan. Steering Committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project (LOMTP) Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassan said this after a weekly progress review meeting here on Wednesday. He said that after successful completion of elevated viaduct on Package-I, all focus was now on Package-II where efforts had been geared up for finishing the remaining construction work of viaduct in the next week. So far 772 out of the total 804 U-tub girders have been launched from Chouburji to Ali Town along a stretch of 13 kilometres for the purpose. The remaining 32 U-tub girders will be fixed on transoms within seven to eight days, he said. Khawaja Ahamad Hassan said construction work on 13 stations along this stretch had also been completed to a great extent where average 80 percent work had been accomplished on each station. He said that the Chinese contractor had deputed additional workforce for carrying out civil work at these places at a faster pace to complete the task at the earliest. NESPAK General Manager Salman Hafeez said so far 85.9 percent civil work on the project had been completed. Progress of work on Package-I from Dera Gujjaran, GT Road to Chouburji was 89.99 percent, on Package-II from Choburji to Ali Town was 79 percent, on Depot near Dera Gujjran was 86.55 percent while on Stabling Yard near Ali Town, it was 87.83 percent. Progress on electrical and mechanical work on the project has been 47 percent , he added. The meeting was told that half of the work for construction of the roof of uder-ground GPO station had so far been completed while remaining work would be completed within next few days for opening the GPO Chowk for traffic by March 31. The station was eight metre below the ground level and spread over an area of 22 kanals. The meeting was informed that Anarkali Station at Jain Mandar Chowk was being completed rapidly. Khawaja Ahmad Hassan directed NESPAK and PHA for chalking out a comprehensive plan for beautification and traffic flow in the busy commercial areas surrounding these two stations.The news.Lahore

Punjab University to install specified biometric gates at boys’ hostels

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:54
LAHORE:March 7: Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar Tuesday instructed officials to install specified biometric gates at boys’ hostels to maintain strict monitoring. He said this while chairing a meeting of hostel wardens and superintendents. Hall Council Chairman Prof Dr Iqbal Chawla, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Hall Council Secretary Iqbal Khalil, IT Centre Director Imran Qureshi and other officials were present. The meeting decided to made structural changes to eradicate illegal occupancy from hostels. Entry and exit of students would be monitored through centralised database system.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

GC University Political Science Dept produced as many as five PhDs

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:36
LAHORE: The alumni reunion of Government College University Political Science Department (GCU-PSD) was held here on Sunday evening. The reunion was marked by a musical performance of a little Chinese girl, Lee Jai, who mesmerised the audience by singing national songs of Pakistan in Urdu language. Noted singer Mughira Ahmad also sang old classics In his presidential address, Punjab Minister Mian Atta Muhammad Khan Maneka, an alumnus of the department, shared some of the golden memories of his college days, saying teachers in their times nurtured the holistic self of the Ravians more than the typical business of teaching. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said the university’s Political Science Department was thriving in research, adding the department produced as many as five PhDs this year, besides establishing active linkages with the Chinese and German universities. Prof Shah also said alumni associations played a vital role in development of any educational institution and all the departments of GCU must motivate their alumni in this regard. Political Science Department Chairman Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt said GCU had strongest alumni in the country, which had always played an active role in protection and development of their alma mater. Old Ravians Union (ORU) President Kazi Afaq Hossain also addressed the reunion gala.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

UVAS and Royal Veterinary Collage London international training

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:35
LAHORE: March 6: The Department of Microbiology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with Royal Veterinary Collage London organised a weeklong international training course on “Poultry Viral Diagnostics” which started here on Monday. According to a press release, Dr Mustafa Kamal and UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha co-chaired the inaugural ceremony of the course while Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Chairman Department of Microbiology Prof Dr Tahir Yaqub and academicians and researchers from public and private organisations, students and experts from different countries were present on the occasion.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

Punjab University’s College of Pharmacy 5th annual convocation

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:34
LAHORE: March 6:Punjab University’s College of Pharmacy organised its 5th annual convocation at a local hotel here Monday in which 216 degrees of Pharm-D were distributed among the graduates of session 2012-2017. Punjab University’s Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy Prof Dr Khalid Hussain, Principal College of Pharmacy Prof Dr Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, senior faculty members and a large number of students and their parents were present on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Khalid Hussain said the research culture was being promoted at the college. Prof Dr Nadeem Irfan Bukhari said the college was providing best teaching and research facilities to the students.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore