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Information Technology University Orientation

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:54
LAHORE:26 august: Information Technology University (ITU) is holding an orientation week for the successful candidates who got admission in its BS, MS, Executive MBA (EMBITE) and PhD programmes starting from August 26. The orientation sessions will give an opportunity to the new entrants for an introduction to the faculties, student rules and regulations, degree road maps, specialisation tracks and the facilities at the university’s Arfa Software Technology Park (ASTP) campus. The programme with date and time announced by the ITU is: BS Computer Science and BS Electrical Engineering on August 26, 2017, (today) from 5.30PM to 6.30PM, MS Computer Science, MS Data Science and MS Electrical Engineering on Monday, August 28, from 6M to 7 PM, MS Development Studies on August 29, from 6PM to 7PM and BS Management and Technology on August 30 from 5PM to 6PM. An ITU spokesperson said ITU had signed a contract with Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab (IDAP) to construct state-of-the-art purpose built main campus for the Pakistan’s first research-focused university. He added that IDAP had been assigned the phase–I of the purpose-built campus of ITU on 182 acres near Lahore airport at an estimated cost of Rs 5 billion in a period of 12 to 18 months. LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Technical Education Training Authority to upgrade syllabus

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:21
LAHORE:25 august:Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has surveyed more than 200 industries and companies to upgrade its syllabus of three-year diploma programme as according to the international standards and needs of the industry. After the survey, syllabus will be upgraded which would produce associate engineers according to the needs of industry, said Tevta Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while presiding over a meeting held to review progress in different projects of Tevta with Japan at Tevta Secretariat on Thursday. He said the reason behind Japan’s progress and development lay in preparation of skilled workforce, therefore, Tevta was taking benefit of the services of JICA. He said, "Master trainers from Japan are providing technical and skill training to our students as well as teachers”.The news.Lahore

Technical Education Training Authority to upgrade syllabus

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:19
LAHORE:25 august:Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has surveyed more than 200 industries and companies to upgrade its syllabus of three-year diploma programme as according to the international standards and needs of the industry. After the survey, syllabus will be upgraded which would produce associate engineers according to the needs of industry, said Tevta Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while presiding over a meeting held to review progress in different projects of Tevta with Japan at Tevta Secretariat on Thursday. He said the reason behind Japan’s progress and development lay in preparation of skilled workforce, therefore, Tevta was taking benefit of the services of JICA. He said, "Master trainers from Japan are providing technical and skill training to our students as well as teachers”.The news.Lahore

PMA for abolishing entrance test in University of Health Sciences

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:18
LAHORE:25 august:Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has demanded abolishing Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) as it tantamount to violation of principles of transparency and merit. “Accumulation of at least six billion rupees by the University of Health Sciences annually mostly from poor students and the alleged leakage of entry test paper during MDCAT 2017 on August 20 in complicity with private academies has rendered it counterproductive and the wave of concern among students and their parents demanded abolition of the entry test,” said PMA office-bearers Prof Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Izhar Ahmad Chaudhry, Prof Dr Ajmal Hasan Naqvi, Dr Aleem Nawaz, Dr Wajid Ali, Dr Iram Shahzadi, Dr Tanveer Anwar and Dr Shahid Malik while speaking at a press conference at PMA House on Thursday. Terming MDCAT a technical, administrative and financial fraud, the PMA leaders said the entry test for admissions to medical and dental colleges had become obsolete and futile owing to establishment of foolproof system of inter-board paper checking, central marking and strict monitoring after elimination of booti (cheating) mafia at secondary and intermediate level. “On the other hand, the booti mafia is controlling the entry test right now especially with the involvement of private academies,” they alleged. While pointing out technical flaws in the entry test, they said the students were asked to answer 220 MCQs in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English in 2.5 hours, which allows only 40 seconds to answer each question, whereas the questions requiring calculations take a minimum of 90 seconds. “The students are not allowed to carry calculators and they have to make calculations through traditional methods,” they said, adding that there were at least 27 numerical questions in Physics requiring calculations during the recent MDCAT 2017. “On top of it, the organisers of MDCAT leaked the paper a day before the examination to a private academy, which destroyed the norms of merit and transparency and deprived deserving intelligent students of admissions in government colleges,” they alleged. The PMA leaders said MDCAT was neither scholastic aptitude test nor a professional aptitude test or knowledge and skill test. They also pointed out huge discrepancies with just 10 per cent weightage to two-year study of 9th and 10th classes, 40 per cent weightage to two-year FSc performance whereas 2.5 hour MDCAT carried 50 per cent weightage equaling four-year studies by the students. They observed that UHS was conducting MDCAT each year among more than 65,000 students against the available of less than 5,000 seats in medical and dental colleges of Punjab, which amounted to deceiving as well as fleecing the students and their parents. “The nexus between UHS and private academies has turned into a mafia, which ripped off the students and their parents at least six billion rupees in the name of preparation and fess of entry test every year,” they alleged. “This situation has inflicted extreme mental torture to the parents and virtually made students psychiatric patients,” they added. They believed that there was absolutely no room for such a non-transparent test in the presence of foolproof examination system in Punjab, therefore MDCAT must be abolished forthwith to stop injustice with the poor and hard working students. The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

Project launched at Punjab University to promote peace

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:16
LAHORE:25 august:Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin on Thursday said that the role of institutions was vital in changing attitudes for establishing peace in society. He expressed these views while addressing the launching ceremony of a project “Inspiring the Future” for promotion of peace and tolerance in society at Al Raazi Hall, Punjab University. The project is a joint venture of Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) and Centre for Health and Gender Equality (CHANGE) under which efforts would be made for achieving harmony and peace in the country. Dr Nizamuddin said, "We must move forward towards training programmes for making people best citizens." He said that change could not happen without dialogue. He said that there was a need to know the reasons why a few highly educated persons fell prey to terrorist elements. “Injustice, inequality and tyranny are common in our society," he added. There is a need to debate on ideas as dialogue is the only solution to cope with such challenges,” Dr Nizam said. He said that the difference of science and arts subjects must be eliminated when it came to character building and citizenship among students. PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir said that PU would utilise all possible resources for promotion of peace and tolerance. He said that it was the time to give message that institutions were meant to deliver. He said that differences not only damaged individuals but institutions as well. He said, "We must take steps to control growing intolerance in our society, for which, we need to dig out reasons behind this menace." He said that PU had appointed advisers in all departments and they were peace ambassadors.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Teachers demo for upgrading of posts

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:15
LAHORE:25 august: Dozens of schoolteachers staged a demonstration on Thursday and protested against the Punjab government for delaying upgrading of teaching posts and ignoring their other issues. The demo was held outside the Lahore Press Club on the call of Punjab Teachers Union (PTU). Similar protest demonstrations were held outside press clubs in different cities of the province. Carrying banners and placards the schoolteachers came hard on the Punjab School Education Department for ignoring what they termed their just demands including upgrading of posts. The Punjab Teachers Union leaders including Ch Sarfaraz, Rana Liaqat, Ch Muhammad Ali, Mian Arshad and others led the demo outside Lahore Press Club and expressed concerns over delay in issuing upgrading notification. They said the government was ignoring issues related to in-service promotions and teachers’ packages etc. The Punjab Teachers Union leaders demanded the government address teachers’ issues on priority and warned if no immediate action was taken, the schoolteachers would observe a sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly on September 16. The news.City: Lahore

Online system receives 246,544 applications

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:12
LAHORE:25 august: s many as 651 public colleges across Punjab have received 246,544 applications since the launch of intermediate level admission cycle 2017 on July 27, 2017 through Online College Admissions System (OCAS). The OCAS has been developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for Higher Education Department (HED) for processing admission applications for FA, FSC, ICS programmes. Over one million applications have been processed through the online system in the past few years. For cycle 2017 among 246,544 online admission applications, 82,062 applications were submitted online while 164,482 were uploaded in the system by the respective colleges. Dr Umar Saif, the founding vice-chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU), Punjab, PITB chairman and adviser to the Punjab chief minister, observed that the initiative had helped improve and formulate the education policy through the monitoring of trending interest in various subjects and to establish new institutions and assessing the required needs including manpower. It has also enhanced efficiency and ensured transparency, eliminated the hazard of long queues and facilitated the youth to search online the choice of subjects and college by applying from home. Free of cost availability of college brochures and online admission forms is an added feature of the system while it has considerably reduced the visits of students and their parents to colleges. It has ensured timely compilation of applications and merit list, said Dr Umar Saif. According to the monitoring of OCAS dash board till August 24, 2017 at 12.45 pm, applications with gender and programme segregation recorded 55,310 applications for ICS, 59 percent male and 41 percent female; 51,267 for Fsc Pre-Medical, 71pc female and 29pc male; 73,829 for FA, 64pc female and 36 pc male; 38,650 for Fsc Pre-Engineering, 68pc male and 32pc female; 18,677 for ICom, 69pc male and 31pc female; 5,547 for D Com, 92pc male and 8pc female and 3,360 for General Science, 64pc male and 36pc female. The salient features of the system include 24/7 access, applying from any place with internet access, track admission application status via college website, integration with BISE results, minimising data entry and reducing errors.The news.City: Lahore

Pakistan Independence Day ceremony at a private college

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:11
LAHORE:25 august: Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said Pakistani youths are the most intelligent among all the nations and future of the country is in safe hands. Addressing the students at Pakistan Independence Day celebrations ceremony held at a private college on Wednesday, the minister said the youth needed to be optimistic as the country had achieved a lot during a short period since independence in 1947. Rector of the group of institutions, Prof Amjad Ali, presented the welcome address. National cricketers Azhar Ali and Faheem Ashraf attended the ceremony while scores of students presented national songs to pay homage to heroes of Pakistan Movement. The minister said the youth must not pay heed to negative narrative about Pakistan. He said Pakistan was rated 10 times better than India in developing economies and placed 52nd on the list by the World Economic Forum. He said our youth were fourth among the most intelligent people in the world while Pakistani intelligence agency was rated number one in the world. He said Pakistan had been producing Microsoft engineers at a very tender age. He exhorted the youth to be proud of being a Muslim and a Pakistani, adding the economy of the country would flourish with the advent of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and youth would have more job opportunities. Later, responding to the queries from the media men, the minister said the retest of MDCAT will be decided after the report of the committee constituted by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. About the vice-chancellors of five universities, Gillani said the advertisement for the posts of vice-chancellors of Punjab University, UET Multan and others will be processed after approval by Chief Minister secretariat. The minister gave away certificates to the position-holders of private school in Matric examination 2017 of Lahore Board Muhammad Abdullah and Fatima Awais during the ceremony while he appreciated the services of scouts and girl guides. Raza Ali sang national anthem with a chorus of boys and girls from the college. The news.City: Lahore

UMT signs key MoU to create exposure for students

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:36
LAHORE:24 August:School of Health Sciences at University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Surraya Azim (Waqf) Hospital for future collaboration, training and practical exposure of medical students and faculty to knowledge transformation. UMT alleges BISE official running fake degree racket UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani and member of the Governing Body Surraya Azim Hospital Iftikhar Chaudhry signed the deal and later exchanged necessary files. Speaking on the occasion, UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani said partnering with Surraya Azim Hospital would result in a great learning opportunity for students of the School of Health Sciences. He said UMT students would get practical exposure and a sense of professionalism through the internship and a house job at the hospital. The DG further said that together, UMT and Surraya Azim Hospital would make efforts to bring innovation to medical sciences and make new discoveries in the field. Expressing his views, Zikrullah Mujahid said it was a matter of great pleasure to connect the hospital with UMT, which he said is an inspiring modern institution of higher education. He said Surraya Azim Hospital was working purely on professional grounds and catering to humanity with passion and devotion. UMT shares details of fake degree detection Mujahid voiced hope that UMT would professionally contribute to the hospital in terms of novelty and modernisation as it had revolutionised the education sector. After affiliation with Surraya Azim Hospital, both the faculty and students of School of Health Sciences (SHS) will avail plenty of opportunities to do health research, improve expertise, add value to the performance of the hospital and get experience working in different specialties and with different kinds of patients.Published in The Express Tribune,City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore

Students protest Medical and Dental College paper leak

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:29
LAHORE:24 August: A number of students staged a demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club on Wednesday to press the authorities to retake Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) as its question paper was leaked. Carrying placards, the protesters demanded that the condition to appear in MDCAT for admission to medical and dental colleges should be withdrawn as only students of private tuition centres performed well in it because they got the question paper in advance. “The tuition academies charge Rs30,000 to Rs50,000 for MDCAT preparation sessions. Everyone cannot afford it,” said Rizwan Shaikh, a protester carrying a placard against the entrance test.Accompanied by her parents, a female protester alleged that this year some private academies managed to get a portion of MDCAT in advance. “Even a single number matters in MDCAT and what if you get a whole portion in advance. The government should arrange MDCAT again because its results will now be doubtful,” she said.The father of another protester said the students with average marks in intermediate “who can pay” would score more marks in this year’s test due to paper leak and get admission to medical and dental colleges, depriving the talented lot of their right. “This is also in violation of the merit policy of the government and will ultimately deteriorate medical education standards,” he said. INQUIRY COMMITTEEE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has constituted a six-member committee to probe the alleged leakage of the question paper of the Medical and Dental College Admission Test. The additional chief secretary will be the convener of the committee that will submit its report to the chief minister within 72 hours whether or not the MDCAT was conducted properly under full secrecy. The additional inspector general of police (special branch), Prof Dr Eice Muhammad, the Federal Investigation Agency’s Lahore director, the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) director general and a member of the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT) will constitute the committee that will also “find out the persons responsible for such an offence, if committed, and to fix responsibility upon government servants to get the MDCAT conducted in the most professional manner,” said a letter issued by the CM Secretariat. It may be recalled that four hours after the conclusion of MDCAT on Sunday, diagrams of the physics section of the paper along with a few retyped questions were posted on a Facebook account named ‘Ya mbbs ha mamu’, in an attempt to give an impression that the paper was leaked before the test. The University of Health Sciences (UHS) welcomed constitution of a committee by the chief minister to probe the alleged leakage of the question paper of MDCAT 2017. “The UHS is known for its valid, reliable and secure systems. The matter should be thoroughly investigated so that all those involved in it should be brought to justice,” said a spokesman. A senior teacher of the Government College University (GCU) told Dawn the ‘difficulty level’ of MDCAT paper this time was a bit enhanced. “My younger daughter appeared in the MDCAT. She did well because she didn’t attend any tuition centre. It was a bit difficult compared to the previous years with some changes in pattern. But all the multiple choice questions (MCQs) were taken from the prescribed syllabus,” said the teacher.Published in Dawn, August 24th, 2017.City: LahoreMedical College in LahoreLahore Medical & Dental College Lahore

University of Management signs key MoU to create exposure for students

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:27
LAHORE:24 August:School of Health Sciences at University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Surraya Azim (Waqf) Hospital for future collaboration, training and practical exposure of medical students and faculty to knowledge transformation. UMT alleges BISE official running fake degree racket UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani and member of the Governing Body Surraya Azim Hospital Iftikhar Chaudhry signed the deal and later exchanged necessary files. Speaking on the occasion, UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani said partnering with Surraya Azim Hospital would result in a great learning opportunity for students of the School of Health Sciences. He said UMT students would get practical exposure and a sense of professionalism through the internship and a house job at the hospital. The DG further said that together, UMT and Surraya Azim Hospital would make efforts to bring innovation to medical sciences and make new discoveries in the field. Expressing his views, Zikrullah Mujahid said it was a matter of great pleasure to connect the hospital with UMT, which he said is an inspiring modern institution of higher education. He said Surraya Azim Hospital was working purely on professional grounds and catering to humanity with passion and devotion. UMT shares details of fake degree detection Mujahid voiced hope that UMT would professionally contribute to the hospital in terms of novelty and modernisation as it had revolutionised the education sector. After affiliation with Surraya Azim Hospital, both the faculty and students of School of Health Sciences (SHS) will avail plenty of opportunities to do health research, improve expertise, add value to the performance of the hospital and get experience working in different specialties and with different kinds of patients.Published in The Express Tribune,City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore

Punjab University faculty’s services recognised

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:25
LAHORE:24 august: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) has honoured Punjab University College of Art and Design principal Dr Shahida Manzoor with an award in recognition of her contribution towards PNCA and Shakir Ali Museum. The award was presented to Dr Shahida Manzoor by PNCA Director Jamal Shah at a ceremony held on the sidelines of a regional exhibition, 'Harappa to Lahore via Katas, 2017' at Al-hamra Art Galleries. Artists' Association of Punjab (AAP) Chairman Mian Ijazul Hassan and General Secretary Ghulam Mustafa were also present at this occasion.The exhibition and ceremony was organised as part of centenary celebrations of Shakir Ali, the harbinger of modern art in Pakistan. It was attended by notable artists, critics, art-lovers and a number of students. PU VC Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir has congratulated her on this achievement.Published in Daily Times, August 24th 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University collaborates with PSQCA

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:37
LAHORE:23 august:Punjab University signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to promote need-based standardisation, quality control education programmes and transfer of technology for industrial and socioeconomic development. PU teachers divided over VC’s appointment In this regard, a MoU signing ceremony was held in the committee room of the vice chancellor’s office. PU VC Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, PSQCA Director General Muhammad Khalid Siddiq, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Department of Physics Chairman Dr Hafiz Muhammad Rafique, External Linkages Director Dr Fauzia Hadi Ali and others were present. Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

UMT signs key MoU to create exposure for students

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:35
LAHORE:23 august:School of Health Sciences at University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Surraya Azim (Waqf) Hospital for future collaboration, training and practical exposure of medical students and faculty to knowledge transformation. UMT alleges BISE official running fake degree racket UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani and member of the Governing Body Surraya Azim Hospital Iftikhar Chaudhry signed the deal and later exchanged necessary files. Speaking on the occasion, UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani said partnering with Surraya Azim Hospital would result in a great learning opportunity for students of the School of Health Sciences. He said UMT students would get practical exposure and a sense of professionalism through the internship and a house job at the hospital. The DG further said that together, UMT and Surraya Azim Hospital would make efforts to bring innovation to medical sciences and make new discoveries in the field. Expressing his views, Zikrullah Mujahid said it was a matter of great pleasure to connect the hospital with UMT, which he said is an inspiring modern institution of higher education. He said Surraya Azim Hospital was working purely on professional grounds and catering to humanity with passion and devotion. UMT shares details of fake degree detection Mujahid voiced hope that UMT would professionally contribute to the hospital in terms of novelty and modernisation as it had revolutionised the education sector. After affiliation with Surraya Azim Hospital, both the faculty and students of School of Health Sciences (SHS) will avail plenty of opportunities to do health research, improve expertise, add value to the performance of the hospital and get experience working in different specialties and with different kinds of patients. Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2017.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore

Two-week hands-on training in University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:33
Lahore:23 August: Two-week hands-on training of faculty members and one month training of DVM fourth year students for clinical skill enhancement completed at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, on Tuesday. According to a press release, the participants were from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (SBBUVAS) Sakrand, Sindh. Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad chaired the concluding session of the training programme and distributed certificates among the participants. The training was aimed to provide practical knowledge of different subjects and latest diagnostic techniques used in the field of veterinary profession to the training participants. All the participants lauded the UVAS for conducting training and providing a conducive platform for learning about innovative and practical knowledge. expats’ issues: A meeting to review performance of District Overseas Pakistanis Committees (DOPCs) was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary, Punjab, Shamail Ahmad Khawaja and Commissioner, Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab, Afzaal Bhatti at civil secretariat. Director General, OPC, Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari, Additional DG, Police Matters, Agha Yousaf and MPA Sardar Zulfiqar were present while civil and police high ups of Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock districts participated in the meeting through a video link. Additional Chief Secretary, Shamail Ahmad Khawaja, instructed the administration to expedite mechanism of resolving complaints of Overseas Pakistanis and out of box strategy should be adopted to redress issues. He instructed the administration to ensure two meetings of DOPCs in a month and proceeding be uploaded on OPC web complaint portal regularly. Commissioner, OPC, Afzaal Bhatti said DOPCs should pro-actively work so that the grievances of Overseas Pakistanis could be addressed at the earliest. He said Overseas Pakistanis are real ambassadors to the country and OPC is pursuing a vigorous policy to help expatriates to redress their complaints relating to the government agencies of the Punjab. Certain complaints of Overseas Pakistanis were discussed and additional chief secretary and commissioner, OPC, issued necessary directions to redress these complaints.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

UET yet to decide on honorary PhD to Ahsan Iqbal

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:31
LAHORE: 23 august:While the reports kept circulating on Tuesday that the University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Syndicate had rejected the award of honorary degree to Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, former student of UET, the university administration claims the syndicate has yet to take any decision. There were reports that the UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Fazal A Khalid had recommended the award of honorary PhD degree to Ahsan Iqbal which was unanimously rejected by the syndicate members. However, the UET registrar Muhammad Asif talking to The News claimed that the subject related to honorary degree was on the agenda of the syndicate’s last meeting but the same was not taken up and was deferred. He also clarified that UET alumni association had recommended that the university’s former student Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal be awarded honorary degree and following the guidelines set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) recommendations were prepared for approval from the syndicate. However, sources said the issue was discussed at length and senior faculty member Prof Dr Suhail Aftab Qureshi was the first one raising concern over the issue and who was joined by majority of the house to reject the recommendations. Meanwhile, according to a press release, Dr Arsalan Ghani from Cambridge University delivered a lecture on “Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation” at UET on Tuesday. Talking to the students Dr Ghani said, “Pakistan has greater potential for young and passionate entrepreneurs. The only thing required is to focus on your strength and trust in abilities.” He further added, “Pakistanis are working in almost all big organisations across the globe and contributing their best to every field. No startup is big or small, but commitment and hard work make it a big venture”, he added. discrimination: Laws are enacted to empower humanity, discourage all forms of discrimination, and protect vulnerable populations. Recognition and respect for law helps develop harmony and peace among different segments of society, said Chairperson Punjab Commission on Status of Women Fauzia Viqar in her address at a two-day training on humanity, altruism and citizenship. She spoke about “International Treaties” at the training arranged by the Ministry of Human Rights and Centre for Policing and Security at Government College University, Lahore. She briefed attendees about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). She said Pakistan has signed 27 treaties as a pre-requisite for acquiring GSP+ status from the European Union, in which seven are related to Human Rights, eight are connected to labour rights, eight linked to environment and four associated with governance. The chairperson urged academia to conduct research on rights of deprived segments since such research provides an opportunity to obtain updated figures and status of citizens of Pakistan vis-a-vis indicators on social development, and helps bridge a gap between youth and older segments of society. She spoke about the rights of women, children and disabled persons. Collective efforts are required to eliminate all forms of discrimination in society, she said. The session concluded with an interactive question and answer session which showed the commitment of all those present to honour basic human rights and actively work towards elimination of harmful practices and discrimination.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUET Lahore

Punjab University quality control education programmes

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:29
Lahore:23 august: Punjab University (PU) and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote need-based standardisation and quality control education programmes and transfer of technology to the industry for industrial and socio-economic development. According to the MoU, both parties would jointly initiate market-oriented research and development projects and other activities in the area of common interest, sharing their human and material resources. They would jointly organise training workshops, seminars and workshops. PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, PSQCA Director General Muhammad Khalid Siddiq, PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid and other officials attended the MoU signing ceremony.The news.City: LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

School of Health Sciences COLLABORATION with umt

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:25
Lahore:23 august:School of Health Sciences at University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, on Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Surraya Azim (Waqf) Hospital for future collaboration, training and practical exposure of medical students and faculty involvement in knowledge transformation. UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani and Iftikhar Chaudhry, member of the Surraya Azim Hospital Governing Body signed the agreement. Speaking on the occasion, UMT Director General Abid HK Shirwani said that partnering with Surraya Azim Hospital would result in great learning opportunity for the students of School of Health Sciences. He said UMT students would get practical exposure and a sense of professionalism by doing internship and house-job at the hospital. The news. City: LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

Medical college admission Test rejected

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:23
LAHORE:23 august:Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has condemned alleged financial corruption and administrative chaos in the name of Medical & Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) in Punjab and termed it unacceptable. The test is nothing but a glaring example of inanity towards the students. This test is unwanted and under wanted,” expressed the PMA office-bearers in a meeting at PMA House on Tuesday. PMA, Lahore, President Prof Dr Ajmal Hasan Naqvi chaired the meeting, while Prof Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Izhar Ahmad Ch, Dr Tanveer Anwar, Dr Azim ud Din Zahid, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Wajid Ali, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Asma Yasin, Dr Iram Shehzadi and Dr Aleem Nawaz attended the meeting. They alleged that the big players of the academic terrorism in the name of MDCAT are health department, UHS, PMDC and admission training academies. PMA demanded that MCAT paper be cancelled. polls: The elections of Society of Surgeons Pakistan, Lahore chapter, were held here in Lahore on Tuesday. According to a press release issued here, according to the chief election commissioner of the election, Prof Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof Zahid Naiz had been elected as president of the Society unopposed, Dr Haroon Javaid Majid as vice-president, Dr Qamar Ashfaq Ahmad as general secretary, Dr Muhammad Sahid Farooq as finance secretary, Dr Muhammad Saad Faisal as publication secretary and Dr Wasif Majeed Chaudhry as joint secretary. Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof Ayesha Shaukat, Prof Muhammad Saleem, Prof Abrar Ashraf Ali, Prof Waris Farooqa, Prof Afsar Ali Bhatti, Prof Khalid Javeed Khan, Dr Muhammad Imran Anwar, Dr Hammad Naeem Rana, Dr Hurriat Afzal, Dr Ahsan Nazir Ahmed, Dr Muhammad Sharif and Dr Yar Muhammad were elected as members of the executive council. Prof Kamran Khalid Khawaja, ex-president of Society of Surgeons Pakistan and Dr Ahmed Uzair Qureshi, general secretary, will continue to work as members of the executive committee for the period of two years.The news.City: Lahore

K-P to include diabetes in curriculum

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:33
K-P to include diabetes in curriculum Lahore:22 august:Punjab School Education Secretary Dr Allah Baksh Malik and Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) Managing Director Amir Ijaz Akbar also attended the event. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the news of claims in some sections of the media that the PCTB had removed chapters on religious and national personalities or Islam from textbooks had created confusion among parents and teachers as the new academic year had started. “We have been receiving hundreds of queries on the subject as it has created a lot of confusion. To counter this, we have decided to add the older curriculum in addition to the new one. It [additional material] will be provided to the schools in the shape of booklets within 5 days,” said Khan. Meeting reviews new curriculum based on modern educational standards He added that they have also decided to review the objections put forward by some sections of the media. For this, they have constituted two separate committees which would look into the matter. The first committee would be formed under the Punjab School Education Secretary Dr Allah Baksh Malik, which would be a third party validation on the objections raised. The second would be held by the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT). It would look into whether the policy and procedures for modifying and updating the curriculum were observed by the PCTB. The CMIT would furnish its report in seven days to the chief minister. If the legal checks and procedures were not followed by the PCTB, strict action would be taken against those responsible.Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2017.City: Lahore