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students of 25 schools appreciated this Turkish festivity

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:13
LAHORE:07 May: A grand cultural show was staged by Turkish Culture Centre Lahore, which is the cultural body of Yunus Emre Enstitutu Intanbul under the theme of "We are the future of World" to promote harmony, peace and give awareness to Pakistani nation how kids are important. The huge gathering of families and students of 25 schools appreciated this Turkish festivity to give respect to their future (kids). Director Turkish Cultural Prof Dr Khalil Tokar said: ”To give respect and honour to kids our great founder Kamal Ata Turk Pasha introduced such activity. This activity is being observed every year in Turkey and the whole world knows that Pakistan and Turkey have long and firm brotherly relationship.” He thanked the directorate of Alhamra Art Council and all volunteer contributors. Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Iqbal Khan visited the event and admired the efforts of Turkish Cultural Centre. On the occasion, Counsellor General of Turkey in Lahore Koray Kizilbulut, counsellor general Iran Ali Akbar Razai, DG Iranian consulate Ahmad Marjani Neghat and Adviser to President of Pakistan Farooq Adil attended the function. Shields were distributed among the participating kids. In Turkey, Kids Day is celebrated on April 23 every year to boast their confidence.The news.Lahore

PTU appealed to chief justice to stop sale of plots for schools

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:11
LAHORE:May 7: Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to stop Lahore Development Authority (LDA) from auctioning the plots designated in housing societies for the establishment of schools and hospitals. In a press release, PTU Central General Secretary Rana Liaquat Ali said auctioning such plots was violation of human rights. Rana Liaqat said investors bought such plots and used them for commercial purposes while people were deprived of free education and medical facilities in the respective area. He appealed to the CJP to take notice of sale of such plots so that they were handed over to the government for construction of schools and hospitals.The news.Lahore

TCF calls on all Pakistanis to raise their hands for education

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:07
Lahore:May 7:Education remains one of the biggest challenges Pakistan is facing as a nation. As many as 22.6 million children in our country don’t go to school, that’s 44 per cent of all children aged 5-16, according to Pakistan Education Statistics. In a press release issued on Saturday, The Citizens Foundation (TCF) said it had been working towards enabling quality education for the less privileged for the last two decades. “It has now turned into a formidable movement of education with the support of people who believe in making a positive difference through their actions. With the launch of its new Zakat campaign, TCF is inviting all Pakistanis to help TCF resolve the education problem and with it many interlinked social issues that are present in the absence of illiteracy.” Speaking about the campaign, Isfandyar Inayat, GM Outreach at TCF, said, “Ramazan is the time of great significance for Pakistanis and Muslims all around the world. As it approaches near, most of us tend to introspect about the good initiatives we can and must take. “All around us, we see social issues like poverty, hunger, unemployment, health issues, economic disparity, extremism and intolerance. When we try to understand what’s that one thing that will solve these problems; we realise that education is the only answer we find. “Our creative campaign revolves around this idea: the street children are raising their hands to ask difficult questions about their difficult situations and the citizens are raising their hands to support them saying that education is the only solution. It also signifies the curiosity and will to do better as raising hand is a strong part of school culture synonymous with learning. “It is our collective responsibility to join hands for a positive change, for education of the less privileged, to enable a brighter future for children living in poor localities. That’s why, our message this Ramzan invites all Pakistanis to be a part of TCF’s mission to educate Pakistan.” The TCF is considered one of the most transparent and trustworthy not-for-profit organisations in Pakistan. Established in 1995, it has created a far reaching impact by providing low-cost education to the less privileged children with an aim to create agents of positive change. Today, the TCF is educating 220,000 children in its nationwide network of almost 1,482 schools located in the heart of rural communities and urban slums. A strong believer in equal opportunities, the TCF ensures that 50 per cent of all student enrolment is represented by girls. The TCF has been mentioned by The Economist as perhaps the largest network of independently run not-for-profit schools in the world. Additionally, employing around 12,000 women as an all-female faculty makes it the largest private sector women employer in Pakistan. In the matric results 2016-17, the pass rate for TCF students was 96 per cent, while there was a remarkable increase in the percentage of students securing A+ and A grades, from 48 per cent the year before to 64 per cent in 2017. These results are a testimony to the sustained hard work of dedicated staff and students, according to the press release.The news.Lahore

PHEC Chairman said that literature is name of creativity

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 14:13
LAHORE :06 May: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin has said that literature is the name of creativity and our literature must highlight and help resolve problems being faced by society. He said this while addressing the first national conference on “Counter balancing politics and aesthetics in Pakistani literature” organized by PU Department of English Language and Literature, PHEC and Punjab Information and Culture Department here on Saturday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Punjab Information and Culture Department Additional Secretary and Executive Director Punjab Council of Arts Saman Rai, Department of English Language and Literature Chairperson Dr Amra Raza, renowned artists, faculty members and a large number of students were present. Dr Nizam said, "Our research must be connected with our society and not for the sake of publication in research journals to earn academic credits. Our researchers must contribute to development of policies and they must come forward to resolve issues of our society." The PHEC chief advised researchers to relate the ground realities to their research work and find solutions. "Unfortunately, we are poor in Urdu language and worse in English language. Language labs must be established to resolve language-related issues. In Iran, latest books in all fields are being translated into the Persian language and we must also have high standard books in Urdu language. We are facing problems in teaching, research, language and literature and there is need to encourage creative activities and PHEC would support such events and conferences," he added. Dr Nasira Jabeen said the topic of the conference was an emerging issue not only locally but globally. She said academic debates must be initiated to discuss issues as it was very important to balance both. Ms Saman Rai said counterbalancing was a force in everyday life. "We must give priority to our culture and must study literature," she added. Meanwhile, the Punjab University’s Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) organized a condolence reference to acknowledge the contributions of Dr Bilal Aslam Sufi to the field of psychology. According to a press release Director IAP Prof Dr Farah Malik, Prof Dr Rafia Hassan, Prof Dr Naseem Shaukat, Prof Dr Najma Najam, Prof Dr Ruhi Khalid, Riaz Fatyana, Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar, Prof Dr Gulzar Ahmed, Max Babri, Ms Rehana Nazir, Mian Aftab Ahmed, Dr Sara Shahid, Dr Rafia Rafique, Dr Shazia Khalid, Hamza Bilal and Ms Wajiha Bilal shared their views and acknowledged the outstanding services of Dr Sufi. A documentary was also shown for commending the services of Dr Sufi and reliving his memories. The reference was followed by Arfana kalam, Fateha Khwani and Dua.The news.Lahore

PHEC Chairman said that literature is name of creativity

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 14:13
LAHORE :06 May: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin has said that literature is the name of creativity and our literature must highlight and help resolve problems being faced by society. He said this while addressing the first national conference on “Counter balancing politics and aesthetics in Pakistani literature” organized by PU Department of English Language and Literature, PHEC and Punjab Information and Culture Department here on Saturday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Punjab Information and Culture Department Additional Secretary and Executive Director Punjab Council of Arts Saman Rai, Department of English Language and Literature Chairperson Dr Amra Raza, renowned artists, faculty members and a large number of students were present. Dr Nizam said, "Our research must be connected with our society and not for the sake of publication in research journals to earn academic credits. Our researchers must contribute to development of policies and they must come forward to resolve issues of our society." The PHEC chief advised researchers to relate the ground realities to their research work and find solutions. "Unfortunately, we are poor in Urdu language and worse in English language. Language labs must be established to resolve language-related issues. In Iran, latest books in all fields are being translated into the Persian language and we must also have high standard books in Urdu language. We are facing problems in teaching, research, language and literature and there is need to encourage creative activities and PHEC would support such events and conferences," he added. Dr Nasira Jabeen said the topic of the conference was an emerging issue not only locally but globally. She said academic debates must be initiated to discuss issues as it was very important to balance both. Ms Saman Rai said counterbalancing was a force in everyday life. "We must give priority to our culture and must study literature," she added. Meanwhile, the Punjab University’s Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) organized a condolence reference to acknowledge the contributions of Dr Bilal Aslam Sufi to the field of psychology. According to a press release Director IAP Prof Dr Farah Malik, Prof Dr Rafia Hassan, Prof Dr Naseem Shaukat, Prof Dr Najma Najam, Prof Dr Ruhi Khalid, Riaz Fatyana, Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar, Prof Dr Gulzar Ahmed, Max Babri, Ms Rehana Nazir, Mian Aftab Ahmed, Dr Sara Shahid, Dr Rafia Rafique, Dr Shazia Khalid, Hamza Bilal and Ms Wajiha Bilal shared their views and acknowledged the outstanding services of Dr Sufi. A documentary was also shown for commending the services of Dr Sufi and reliving his memories. The reference was followed by Arfana kalam, Fateha Khwani and Dua.The news.Lahore

National conference on Pakistani Literature

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 14:10
LAHORE:06 May: Literature is the name given to creativity; our literature must highlight and resolve the problems faced by our society, said Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Dr Nizamuddin. He was addressing the first national conference on “Counter Balancing Politics and Aesthetics in Pakistani Literature” on Saturday. The event was organised by the Punjab University (PU) Department of English Language and Literature, the PHEC and the Punjab Information and Culture Department and was attended by renowned artists, faculty members and a large number of students. Our researchers must also contribute to the development of policies and must come forward to resolve the issue of our society, he added. Beyond jurisdiction? Punjab govt bars VCs from attending HEC moot One of the problems of social sciences is that our research is not connected to our society. Such work becomes meaningless, he maintained. He advised researchers to relate their work to our current realities thus coming up with solutions. PU Vice Chancellor Nasira Jabeen said that the topic of counter balancing politics and aesthetics in literature was an emerging issue locally as well as globally. Academic debates must be initiated to discuss such issues as it is important to strike a balance between the two, she expressed. Punjab Information and Culture Department Additional Secretary Saman Rai said that we must give priority to our culture and must make it a point to study literature. Department of English Language and Literature Chairperson Dr Amra Raza said that department had organized 59 events including seminars, talks and training programmes.Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2018.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

subcontinent has produced many scholars in literature

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 14:08
LAHORE:06 May: The subcontinent has produced many scholars in the field of literature who are recognised around the world, said renowned historian Dr Tariq Rehman on Thursday. He expressed these views while addressing a seminar on History of English Literature and Language in Subcontinent at the University of Education (UoE). The era of British rule was a golden period for English language and literature; Muslim leaders such as Sir Syed Ahmed Khan contributed a lot towards explaining the importance of the language, he added. UoE Vice-Chancellor Dr Rauf-i-Azam said that teachers and students should study literature along with their majors. He also urged students and teachers to study history without any prejudices in order to unearth the truth. An ideal teacher should possess basic knowledge about politics, sociology, economics, history and literature along with their respective subjects, he articulated. Published in The Express Tribune,Lahore

PHEC Chairman said that literature is name of creativity

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 14:06
LAHORE :06 May: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin has said that literature is the name of creativity and our literature must highlight and help resolve problems being faced by society. He said this while addressing the first national conference on “Counter balancing politics and aesthetics in Pakistani literature” organized by PU Department of English Language and Literature, PHEC and Punjab Information and Culture Department here on Saturday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Punjab Information and Culture Department Additional Secretary and Executive Director Punjab Council of Arts Saman Rai, Department of English Language and Literature Chairperson Dr Amra Raza, renowned artists, faculty members and a large number of students were present. Dr Nizam said, "Our research must be connected with our society and not for the sake of publication in research journals to earn academic credits. Our researchers must contribute to development of policies and they must come forward to resolve issues of our society." The PHEC chief advised researchers to relate the ground realities to their research work and find solutions. "Unfortunately, we are poor in Urdu language and worse in English language. Language labs must be established to resolve language-related issues. In Iran, latest books in all fields are being translated into the Persian language and we must also have high standard books in Urdu language. We are facing problems in teaching, research, language and literature and there is need to encourage creative activities and PHEC would support such events and conferences," he added. Dr Nasira Jabeen said the topic of the conference was an emerging issue not only locally but globally. She said academic debates must be initiated to discuss issues as it was very important to balance both. Ms Saman Rai said counterbalancing was a force in everyday life. "We must give priority to our culture and must study literature," she added. Meanwhile, the Punjab University’s Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) organized a condolence reference to acknowledge the contributions of Dr Bilal Aslam Sufi to the field of psychology. According to a press release Director IAP Prof Dr Farah Malik, Prof Dr Rafia Hassan, Prof Dr Naseem Shaukat, Prof Dr Najma Najam, Prof Dr Ruhi Khalid, Riaz Fatyana, Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar, Prof Dr Gulzar Ahmed, Max Babri, Ms Rehana Nazir, Mian Aftab Ahmed, Dr Sara Shahid, Dr Rafia Rafique, Dr Shazia Khalid, Hamza Bilal and Ms Wajiha Bilal shared their views and acknowledged the outstanding services of Dr Sufi. A documentary was also shown for commending the services of Dr Sufi and reliving his memories. The reference was followed by Arfana kalam, Fateha Khwani and Dua.The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Rootsians honour Montessori high achievers of junior school

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:31
Rawalpindi:May 2: Roots School System, Adyala Campus held annual parents day & high achievers ceremony to honour their Montessori high achievers of junior school The theme ‘Magical Wonderland’ was visible in the atmosphere. The auditorium was adorned with children’s photographs wearing gowns and caps, giving the message of hope and promise. Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq, Founder and Chairperson Roots School System and Brach Head Ms. Shabana Azhar welcomed the guests and parents. Brig (r) Dr. Muhammad Sultan Muzaffar (Sitara-I- Imtiaz), Principal, Professor of surgery and CEO Yusra Medical and Dental College, Islamabad was the chief guest. The programme began with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a ‘Hamd’ by children. The young performers rocked the auditorium by their lively entertaining performances. The event lead to a need for students to be able to communicate, function and create change personally, socially, economically and politically on local, national and global levels. In this event young Rootsians really showed by their creative performances focusing that how we mean ‘special’ by the word ‘education’ at Roots because a lot of focus is on the holistic development of child, beyond the school learning opportunities and exhilaration of experience through engagement and participation. Each event was thrilling, captivating and spellbinding. Young students of grade 5 were attired in striking shimmery blue and silver costumes and showcased enthralling Chinese Ribbon dance. Little toddlers from Montessori created a magic on stage in the colourful attire of clowns. Students displayed fascinating Fairy wings dance, thrilling gymnastics/karate display and cat dance. Last but not the least students showcased national songs imbued with patriotism and nationhood spirit. They gave a message of unity in their performance. Almost 300 young kids took the stage by storm- each one seemed the best performer. Their actions, acting, cohesion in steps left all of us dazed and thunderstruck. In the end an astounding School Choir Song “I have a dream” spellbound the audience. The parents and the audience were awestruck by the spectacular performances which were so magnificently perceived, designed and presented with a panorama of colours all over the stage that simply mesmerized the crowd. Finally the young children walking up on the stage in flooded lights, wearing graduate gowns and caps, holding scrolls. Next High Achievers from Junior School were presented with shields and talent awards. At the end teachers who had worked relentlessly to make the event a memorable one were awarded appreciation shields. Founder Chairperson Roots School System congratulated the parents of the Montessori graduates and high achievers and thanked them for their overwhelming support in Roots School System. The chief guest commended the commitment of Roots School towards quality education and lauded the selfless devotion of Mrs. Riffat Mushtaq, and the teaching faculty of Roots for maintaining highest standards of excellence in academics as well as other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities at national as well as international level. The programme concluded with beautiful memories to cherish.The news.Rawalpindi

KEMU workshop Newborn Resuscitation programme

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:30
LAHORE:May 2: Inauguration of three-day workshop ‘Newborn Resuscitation programme’ was held at Paediatrics Department Mayo Hospital in collaboration between Paediatric Dept KEMU/ MHL, AAPNA Paeds and KEMCAANA. Its motive is to train doctors and nurses in neonatal resuscitation according to latest guidelines recommended by American Academy of Paediatrics. The workshop includes online tests, e-simulations, hands-on experience and certification by KEMU. In future, more doctors and staff nurses will be trained keeping in mind Pakistan has highest neonatal mortality rate - birth Asphyxia amongst top three causes. Prof Dr Haroon Hamid welcomed all the guests and participants. The inauguration ceremony was addressed by Prof Dr Amir Zaman Khan (VC KEMU) who highlighted the importance and thanked foreign doctors for their collaboration. Prof Dr Akmal Laeeq, former HOD paediatrics KEMU, shed light on brief history of NRP-KEMU. Dr Riaz (President AAPNA Paeds) discussed salient features of NRP and the efforts behind it. Dr Ayesha Najeeb, chairperson NRP implementation committee, emphasised the importance of training of healthcare staff for resuscitating neonates and all the efforts put behind this programme to make this possible. Prof Dr Masood Sadiq, Dean CH&ICH, appreciated the joint efforts. Prof Sajid Maqbool, former dean Ch&ICH, highlighted that NRP is need of the hour. And hopefully, it will help in reduction of neonatal mortality in Pakistan in long term, he said. Prof Irshad Qureshi, registrar KEMU, thanked foreign facilitators Dr M Riaz and Dr Ayesha Najeeb who have come all the way from the USA for this training workshop.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreKing Edward Medical University

Beaconhouse National University Degree Show 2018 conclude

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 16:00
LAHORE :28 April: The Annual Thesis Show of Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University (BNU), the “Degree Show 2018” which was inaugurated on April 21 will conclude on Saturday (today).The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Tevta will upgrade the curriculum of its DAE programme

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:59
LAHORE :28 April: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that Tevta will upgrade the curriculum of its DAE programme as there is dire need to update it . Addressing a meeting regarding annual performance of academics Department of Tevta on Friday, he said curriculum of Electronics, Metallurgy, Petrochemicals, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil would be upgraded on emergency basis. Foreign delegates: Foreign delegates from C-4 countries along with Pakistan’s Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah visited Punjab University’s Institute of Agriculture Sciences (IAGS) for cross pollination of knowledge; experience and development for the control of cotton leaf curl virus menace. According to a press release, the delegation comprised of representatives of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Benin showed interest to collaborate with different research projects on viruses and cotton crop. They also wished to sign MoU for this collaboration.The news. LahoreUniversity in Lahore

PUASA demanded Chief Justice to take notice issue of VCS

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:57
LAHORE :28 April: Punjab University’s Academic Staff Association (PUASA) on Friday condemned the new criteria for appointment of Vice-Chancellors (VCs) in Punjab and demanded Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the issue. A meeting of PUASA executive body was held at the university’s club.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University got a female VC Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:56
LAHORE :28 April: For the first time in the history of Punjab University (PU), the university got a female Vice-Chancellor (VC) with the appointment of Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen as the provisional VC on Friday. Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen is Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and Director of the Institute of Administrative Sciences at PU. Separately, the Punjab government has appointed Prof Dr Farkhanda Manzoor as provisional VC of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). Prof Dr Farkhanda Manzoor is Chairperson of Department of Zoology at the LCWU. Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab issued notifications in this regard on Friday. It is pertinent to mention that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had suspended LCWU’s VC Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi while Prof Dr Zakria Zakar had tendered resignation as acting VC of PU during hearing of a suo motu about the hiring of public sector universities last week. The CJP had directed the authorities concerned to appoint senior most faculty members as the provisional VCs until the selection of regular incumbents. For Punjab University, the HED had issued interview call letters to five faculty members, including Prof Dr Muhammad Taqi Zahid Butt, Prof Dr Shahid Kamal, Prof Dr Muhammad Fakhr-ul-Haq Noori, Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen and Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar (presently working as VC UET Taxila). For the LCWU, the interview call letters were issued to Prof Dr Bushra Khan, Prof Dr Shagufta Naz and Prof Dr Farkhanda Manzoor. The interviews to select the provisional VCs were held at Government College University (GCU) on Friday.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

FG Postgraduate College Convocation 423 awarded degrees

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:13
Rawalpindi:27 April: The 29th Convocation of FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, Rawalpindi, was held here on Thursday at the Salma Masud Auditorium of the college. It was organised to award degrees, Rolls of Honour and Merit Certificates to the Graduates of BA, BSc, MA English and MA Urdu for the Session 2014-2016. Dr. Muhammad Ayub Alvi, Rector, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad, graced the ceremony as chief guest. A number of principals from different colleges of the twin cities, Colonel Iqbal Bajwa, Deputy Director 10 corps, and Major Yousaf, GSO-II, FGEI Directorate also attended the ceremony. As many as 423 graduates were awarded degrees for the session, including 202 degrees to the students of B.A., 201 to B.Sc., 03 to M.A. English and 17 to M.A. Urdu. Rolls of Honour, Merit Certificates and Medals were also awarded to the students who excelled in the University Examinations. The proud recipients of medals and Rolls of Honour for their meritorious performance included Madeeha Rana from M.A. English received Roll of Honour, Farhana Gulistan from M.A. Urdu received silver medal and Roll of Honour, Mehak Iqtidar from B.A. received Silver medal and Roll of Honour, Mehmoona from B.Sc (Zoology, Botany, Chemistry) received a Roll of Honour, Kanwal Fayyaz from B.Sc (Maths, Stats, Computer) received Silver medal and Roll of Honour. Begum Salma Masud Gold Medal was conferred upon Bisma Zulfiqar for her meritorious performance in academics during the session 2016-18.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreFJMC Lahore

Beaconhouse National University Degree Show 2018 conclude

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:11
LAHORE:27 April: The Annual Thesis Show of the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University (BNU), the “Degree Show 2018” will conclude on Friday (today). This year’s SVAD Degree Show features thesis works of around 68 graduating students of Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Textile and Fibre Studies, Fashion and Fibre Studies and Jewelry and Accessory Design. The Degree Show was inaugurated by the Chairperson, BNU Board of Governors, Ms Nasreen Mahmud on April 21 and has since been attended by a large number of students from across various institutions of Lahore besides art academics, artists, designers, art-critics and art-enthusiasts. The week-long activities also featured a Design Summit 01– Prologue that SVAD –BNU hosted in collaboration with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The Design Summit, as an inclusionary body, aims to continue supplementing design academia as well as the design industry at large, and facilitating a cross-disciplinary discourse with leading professionals and stakeholders of the region. During the week the second edition of Nothing Fest was also presented between 23rd and 27th of April, where a number of guest speakers held talks. The eminent panel included the likes of renowned columnist and writer, Imtiaz Alam, former Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, veteran politician and lawyer, Senator Ch Aitzaz Ahsan, world-renowned linguist, Dr Tariq Rahman, fashion designer, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, journalist, Fahd Husain and many others. In his statement, Dean SVAD, Prof Rashid Rana said, “This year especially, our students have outdone themselves, creating work ranging from the thought-provoking to the innovative, fearlessly standing up for what they believe in. Their practices are enriched through peer interaction as they all come from diverse backgrounds, not just from Pakistan but also as exchange students from many countries across South Asia. As in the past, we have high hopes that through this unique experience, not only they will make their mark in their respective countries but also on the global stage.” Meanwhile, Beaconhouse National University organised an awareness session on intellectual property rights to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2018. Dr Rizwan Basharat of Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO-Pakistan) addressed students about laws related to intellectual property with a historical perspective. He informed students about which items come under intellectual property.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreBeaconhouse University

Govt College University’s Dramatic Club staged an English play

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:10
LAHORE:27 April:Government College University’s Dramatic Club (GCUDC) Thursday staged an English play “And then there were none” written by Agatha Christie. They play unfolds a tale of suspense, thrill and sheer horror. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Nizam-ud-Din was the chief guest of the opening day of the play. Dramatic Club Advisor Irfan Randhawa has directed the play. It revolves around ten strangers strangled on an island, getting murdered one by one mysteriously. Government College University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah appreciated the invaluable efforts of GCUDC for the survival of theatrical traditions in the university.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

GC University delegation visited Pakistan Red Crescent Punjab

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:09
LAHORE:27 April:Government College University (GCU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and Geography Department Chairperson Dr Ali Iqtidar Gillani along with the team of disaster management society on Thursday visited Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Punjab headquarters Lahore. Pakistan Red Crescent Punjab Secretary Dr Shaukat Ali welcomed the delegation. Prof Dr Hassan acknowledged the services of Pakistan Red Crescent. Dr Shaukat said Pakistan Red Crescent was working for the humanity since its foundation without any discrimination. He said PRC Punjab would increase the number of first aid and disaster management workshops to train the students of GCU Lahore. Dr Shaukat presented souvenirs to the VC and chairperson.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

PU, LCWU Interviews VCs begin today

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:08
LAHORE:27 April: Interviews to select suitable candidates for appointment of provisional Vice Chancellors (VCs) of the Punjab University and the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) have been scheduled for Friday (today). Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab has issued interview call letters to the shortlisted senior most faculty members of the two universities. For the Punjab University, the interview call letters have been issued to Prof Dr Muhammad Taqi Zahid Butt, Prof Dr Shahid Kamal, Prof Dr Muhammad Fakhr-ul-Haq Noori, Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen and Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar (presently working as VC UET Taxila). For the LCWU, the interview call letters have been issued to Prof Dr Bushra Khan, Prof Dr Shagufta Naz and Prof Dr Farkhanda Manzoor. The interviews will be held at Government College University (GCU).The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreLahore College for Women University

Everything is free for students, including uniforms and their families rations

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:25
Rawalpindi:26 April: Celebrating certain anniversaries it gives a great deal of pleasure when the people who are celebrating have something to be proud of and that can be said about the Rah-e-Amal school for underprivileged children. Twenty years of dedicated work by volunteers has seen many children rise from the shackles of poverty to live a better life, all because they have received a decent education - not to say anything about the moral guidance that has made them better human beings. To mark this important anniversary the school had been decked out with tents, balloons and buntings. The teachers were dressed in their best; the children were excited especially those taking part in the skits; donors who could manage to attend were present; music blared – all this contributing to the celebratory atmosphere. The programme began with a reading from the holy Quran. With teachers Farhana and Faiza acting as MC’s, songs and skits were presented by the different classes; a couple of speeches were made by students who voiced an opinion about their school, while the closing item was a speech by a young man who urged the children to study hard, giving his own example of what he had achieved. He also sang a hymn (naat) and had a good voice. In conclusion, founder of the school, Zehra Fasahat said she was happy to be celebrating with the students as their smiling faces made her feel content that Allah had given her the will, as well as the opportunity, to go ahead with the mission of educating children. The program ended with the singing of the Rah-e-Aman song and the national anthem. Refreshments were served to everyone and the children went home carrying their goody bags, while volunteers and donors discussed how quickly twenty, satisfying years had gone by. Zehra Fasahat, a gentle, soft spoken woman has a heart of gold - she understands the value of restoring dignity to the vulnerable, especially children who are the future of our world. Twenty years ago she saw about a dozen children squabbling near a garbage heap over who had the right to collect scraps from it. Calling them over she told them it was wrong to fight and sharing was good as there was enough for everyone. Suddenly, as if on their own momentum, the words poured out of her mouth. “Do you want to learn how to read and write?” she asked. “If so, come tomorrow morning and I will teach you.” Next morning five children turned up at her doorstep - two girls and three boys. The first lesson was in cleanliness, as faces and hands were washed and hair combed before other subjects were tackled. With these humble beginnings began the success story of the school. As the word spread more children joined; volunteers offered their help and donors (read family and friends) began to contribute. Everything is free for the students, including uniforms and their families also get monthly rations when possible, especially during Ramazan. After doing their matriculation, some bright children have been given scholarships to study further and are now successfully employed. While many volunteers have come and gone constant who also need to be recognised are Razia Hayat; Samia Omar Khittab; Uzma Azam; Maimoona Gulraiz and Dr Tahmeena Azhar - especially the first two ladies.The news.Rawalpindi