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French course at University of Veterinary Sciences

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:10
LAHORE :September 16:A ceremony to distribute certificates among the participants of French language course was held at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on Friday. Lahore French Centre Director Stephane Gaillard and UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha distributed the certificates among the language course participants. Uplift schemes: The Punjab government on Friday approved two schemes of development sectors at an estimated cost of Rs 574.26 million. The schemes are: Improvement of Water Supply System in Murree (Rehabilitate Operate and Transfer Mode, PC-II, at a cost of Rs 24.50 million and Establishment of Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Centre (MSNC) at P&DD (Revised) at a cost of Rs 549.76 million. The news. LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

Symposium on depression to be held today

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 11:09
Rawalpindi:September 16: The 9th National Symposium on Depression-2017 titled ‘Depression, Let’s Talk’ will be held today (Saturday), at Pearl Continental, The Mall, here on 9 a.m, says a press release. The symposium is being organised under the auspices of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Rawal Institute of Health Sciences in collaboration with Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Rawalpindi-Islamabad branch, Pakistan Association of Social Psychiatry (PASP) and Psychiatric Welfare Association, Lahore. Prof Shabbir Ahmad Lehri, president Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) will be the chief guest. Professor Fareed Aslam Minhas will present theme lecture on ‘Depression, Let’s Talk.’ Chairman of the organising committee and Senior Vice President PASP Professor Dr. Mazhar Malik, Professor Dr. Muhammad Aslam Shah, Professor Dr. Khalid A Mufti, Dr. M. Arshad Rana, Professor Dr. Amjad Chaudry, Professor M. Riaz Bhatti, Dr. Manzoor Ahmed and other experts of psychiatry and medical students of different medical colleges of country will attend the symposium.The news. Rawalpindi

Universities must be govt accredited’

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:47
LAHORE:September 15:Private sector universities have been told to comply with both federal and provincial statutes for accreditation of their programmes and disciplines. The direction was given during a meeting with the heads of private universities of Punjab by officials of the Higher Education Department (HED) and Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC). HED Secretary Nabeel A Awan chaired the meeting held at the Government College University (GCU), Lahore on Thursday. Nabeel A Awan, while addressing the meeting, said that private universities were pivotal in bringing the higher education sector of the country at par with global standards. QAU among world’s top 500 universities “HED, in collaboration with PHEC, is working arduously to facilitate private sector universities of the province,” Awan added. Dr Zafar Iqbal Qureshi said that the issues of the private universities were being addressed in the light of accreditation. Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2017.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Student, middle-aged man commit suicide

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:46
LAHORE:September 15: A student of intermediate committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan over refusal of marriage proposal in the limits of Shadbagh police on Thursday. The deceased, identified as Ali Hassnain, was a resident of Shadbagh. Police said that as per initial investigation, Ali wanted marry a girl of the same area. Police said that Ali's parents talked to the girl's parents, but they refused to give her hand in marriage. This disheartened Ali, who locked himself in a room and committed suicide. His family members broke the door and took him to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced him brought dead. Police handed over the body to his family after completing the legal procedure. In another incident, a 40-year-old man committed suicide by shooting himself over unknown reasons in the Ravi Road police precinct. The deceased, identified as Aman, hailed from Nankana Sahib and ran a vegetables business in the vegetable market of Ravi Road. He lived in a rented room in the same area. On the day of the incident, police said that some locals spotted his body lying in a pool of blood inside the room and informed the police. Police reached and informed the family members of the deceased. Police said that it seemed to be a case of suicide over some issue. Police also recovered a pistol from the scene. They collected circumstantial evidence and sent them to the forensic lab.Published in Daily Times, September 15th 2017.Lahore

Education boards told to ensure transparency in exams

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:44
LAHORE:September 15: Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani has asked all the education boards of the province to set up their cluster centres to ensure complete transparency in the conduction of exams in a secure environment. While addressing the Inter Board Chairman Committee (IBCC) meeting on Thursday at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore office, the minister said that the heads of the education boards would identify suitable pieces of lands in consultation with the district administration concerned for setting up their cluster centres. He also ordered to constitute a committee to finalise its recommendations in a week in this regard. "Every education board will also organise seminars and programmes to aware the students about the passion of patriotism, their role in the establishment of law and order as well as character building," he said, adding that education boards would also computerise their record within 15 days. "The online system also has to be made more effective." He said that best performers would be commended; adding that the performance of college principals, professors, lecturers as well as the chairmen, secretaries and controllers of education boards would be evaluated every year and "the best performers will be given best of the year awards". A committee has been constituted in this regard, which will forward its recommendations in 15 days. The minister also constituted a review committee to ponder over the proposal of conducting exams of Islamiat and Pakistan Studies of 9th and 10th classes separately, just like the intermediate examination. This committee will also forward its recommendation in 15 days. Similarly, the committee will also review the proposal of taking combine examination of the matriculation and the report will be forwarded to the Punjab chief minister. He further directed the heads of education boards to improve and proactively utilised their automation system so that the students and their teachers may not face any difficulty, and the system could also help promote the policy of merit. Published in Daily Times, September 15th 2017.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Cluster centres to ensure fair exams: minister

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:42
LAHORE :September 15:All the examination boards of the Punjab province will set up their cluster centres to ensure complete transparency in the conduction of exams in a secure environment. Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani said this while addressing the heads of all the nine examination boards at the committee room of Lahore Board here on Thursday. He said the heads of the education boards would identify suitable pieces of lands in consultation with the district administration concerned for setting up cluster centres. He added that a committee was being constituted which would finalise its recommendations in a week’s time. Every education board would also organise seminars and programmes to aware the students about the passions of patriotism, their role in the establishment of law and order as well as character building. Meanwhile, the education boards will also computerise their record in 15 days and the online system would also be made effective. The minister also constituted a review committee to ponder over the proposal of conducting examinations of Islamiat and Pakistan Studies of 9th and 10th classes separately like the Intermediate examination. This committee will forward its recommendation in 15 days time. Similarly, the committee will also review the proposal of conducting combined examination of the matriculation and the report will be forwarded to the chief minister. He directed the heads of the boards to improve and proactively utilise their automation system so that the students and their teachers may not face any difficulty and the system could also help to promote the policy of merit.The news.Lahore

IT University introduces new computer science course

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:41
LAHORE:September 15:Department of Computer Science of Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab has introduced a unique innovative recipe titled ‘Computer Science Soup’ through an amazing experiment in Computer Science pedagogy. According to a press release, ITU is offering a new four credit hours course "Computer Science Soup" for first semester undergrads. This one course will be taught by all Computer Science (CS) faculty members. Each faculty member will deliver 2-3 introductory and provoking lectures in their fields of interest. The course has 6 main themes: (i) ICTD (ii)OS, Networks and IoTs (iii) Software Design (iv) Theoretical Computer Science (v) Machine Learning & Computer vision and (vi) Data Science. The main evaluations will require students to reflect and synthesize from the experience of all lectures.The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

UVAS to set up Livestock Technology Park

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:39
LAHORE:September 15: Federal Minister for Housing & Works Akram Khan Durrani along with UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Ravi Campus Pattoki. The federal minister visited various departments and clinics of UVAS and also met with various degree programme students. The vice-chancellor briefed the minister on the UVAS academic, research, extension services, clinical facilities, development projects and various training programmes. He said in collaboration and partnership with Agriculture University Peshawar, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojm and Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Balochistan and the livestock and Dairy Development Department Punjab UVAS will establish ‘Livestock Technology Park’ on its Ravi Campus Pattoki for the development of ‘livestock breeding, genetics and genomics’, ‘disease control ‘livestock product development’, ‘livestock technology transfer, etc. He said that the technology park will contribute enormously to development of livestock, dairy and related sectors by addressing the issues/problems of these sectors.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreUniversity of Health Sciences Lahore

9th class exam age restriction illegal: LHC

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:38
LAHORE:September 15:A division bench of the Lahore High Court Thursday declared unconstitutional the education board 9th class exam-age restriction of 12 years. Bench observed that the age restriction policy should not become hurdle in the attainment of education as seeking education was a fundamental right of every citizen under article 25A of the Constitution and the fundamental rights were superior in nature. The LHC Bench comprised of Justice Shamas Mehmood Mirza and Justice Muzammal Akhtar Shabbir held the age restriction policy of 12 years mentioned in rule 1A of calendar under Punjab Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Act 1975 as unconstitutional. A number of students had moved the petitions. Petitioners counsel Sheraz Zaka submitted that equal education is the fundamental right under Article 25 of the Constitution but unfortunately, education boards had made rules that children below the age of 12 were not eligible to get admission in 9th class. He said that the students who were below the age of 12 years were being deprived of their right to education, as the board was not allowing them to appear in 9th class exam. He argued that there was no provision in Punjab free and compulsory education act 2014, which imposes such condition. He submitted that it was discriminatory that in order to appear in 9th class exam a student has to be 12 years and this policy of board of intermediate is a violation of article 25A of Constitution. He submitted that in parallel O and A levels exams there was no age restriction policy. He said this restriction was unjust and violation of the Constitution as no one could be deprived of education. He requested that the age restriction policy mentioned in calendar rule 1A Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Act 1976 should be declared ultra vires as it infringes fundamental rights.The news.Lahore

District govt introduces O’ level education in Bhakkar

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:04
BHAKKAR:14 august: O’ level education has been introduced at District Public School (DPS) Bhakkar due to the efforts of the district government. With the initiative, Bhakkar District has earned an honour to rank among those 16 districts of Punjab having O’ level education system. This was said by Deputy Commissioner Syed Bilal Haider while inaugurating O’ level classes at the new campus of DPS on Wednesday. Education reforms: O-Level classes being introduced in DPS The O’ Level inaugural Ceremony was largely attended by the officers of district administration, district education authority, district health authority, teachers, parents and other government departments. On the occasion, the deputy commissioner said that O’ Level Education initiative would prove a milestone with regards to promotion of standard education in the district. He added, “DPS Bhakkar has emerged as the centre of excellence with the start of O’ level education system under an initiative of Board of Management (BOM) for high standard education.” Bilal Haider congratulated the administration, teachers and parents of DPS on start of O’ level programme and maintained that it was a matter of honour not only for DPS but also for the entire district. The deputy commissioner said that the parents, who got their children enrolled in O’ level classes, reflected an appreciable spirit and interest for high standard education of their children. Parents, who attended the inauguration ceremony, appreciated the initiative taken by district government. Rural Punjab enrolment up but standards deteriorate Irtaza, a parent, said that O’ level education system was the need of the hour to get the children accustomed with the modern world. Similarly, Yasir Qureshi, father of a student said, “Bhakkar district government deserves applause for introducing o-levels.” He added, “We were worried about our son who wanted to attend boarding school to get admission in o-levels, but now we are happy to have o-levels education system in our town.” Haider announced that FSc classes would commence at DPS from the next academic year. While referring to the promotion of Science education, he pointed out that MSc classes would begin in colleges of the district from October 1, 2017, for which all arrangements had been finalised. Published in The Express Tribune, September 14th, 2017.SargodhaBhakkar

First Orange Train due next month

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:02
LAHORE :14 september:First shipment of rolling stock for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train will arrive Karachi tomorrow (Friday) from China and reach Lahore in the first week of October. This was revealed by Adviser to the chief minister, Punjab and Chairman of the steering committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project (LOMTP) Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan while addressing the weekly progress review meeting here Wednesday. He told that a team of Chinese Operations and Maintenance Engineers has already arrived Lahore for operating the train. A total of 27 trains, each comprising of five cars, will be operated under the LOMTP, he said, adding by the end of this year, 23 sets of trains are scheduled to reach Lahore from China. Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan informed that a befitting ceremony will be held in Lahore for receiving the first batch of locomotive for Orange Line Metro Train. He directed for quickly finalising all arrangements for parking these bogies at Depot at Dera Gujran and stabling yard at Ali Town, Raiwind Road. The meeting was told that gray structures of 24 out of the 26 stations of Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project has been completed and execution of electrical and mechanical work at all these places was in full swing by Chinese contractor CR-NORINCO. Khawaja Ahmad Hassaan directed for immediately removing the debris and other hurdles from around the structure of stations for facilitating flow of traffic in these areas. He directed traffic police and local police for escorting electrical and mechanical equipment from warehouse to the sites of installation and providing security for these installations. He directed for taking the project as a challenge by executing work on fast track and setting short timelines for accomplishing various tasks. He directed the civil and E&M contractors for increasing labour force for this purpose for completing the project as per the deadline. The meeting was informed that 74.2 percent of the civil work on Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project has so far been completed. Progress on package-I from Dera Gujran, GT Road to Chouburji was 86.1 percent, on package-II from Chouburji to Ali Town was 53.4 percent, on Depot near Dera Gujran was 79.2 percent while on stabling yard near Ali Town it was 75.2 percent. An overall 18 percent electrical and mechanical work of the project has also been completed. The meeting was told that work for pre-casting U-Tub girders and transoms for package II of the train, from Chouburji to Ali Town, has gained momentum with the employment of steam curing technology, which has been introduced for the first time in Pakistan for pre-casting these structures. The very first experiment in this regard has been fruitful which has facilitated speedy manufacturing of the track along this stretch. An average of nine U-Tub girders were being pre-cast daily and as many girders will be launched by the recently imported machinery by the contractor.The news.Lahore

SLS schools arrange Welcome Back Week

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:01
Rawalpindi :14 September : All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School had a Welcome Back Week planned for their students after their summer holidays, says a press release. Enjoyable welcome back activities were planned by teachers for their grade levels to have the students communicate with each other and to share stories from their summer holidays with their classmates and teachers. The SLS Montessori and Primary branch, Civil Lines had younger students wearing wrist bands and colourful glittery crowns made by their teachers and everyone made the Pakistani flag to pin on their shirts to commemorate Independence Day. A puppet show with their the favourite cartoon character asked the students about what they did in their break and lots of smiles and giggles filled up the space as the toddlers shared their moments. A “Today’s Feeling” activity let them express their feelings on the first day of school. Some felt happy to be back while others were anxious or felt sad. Games and art activities made everyone feel better. Primary students shared their family photographs and “selfies” showing their family and the places they visited in summer break. They also penned down a few lines on it. Later in the same week the students did some academic reinforcements by singing poems and chants to revise different concepts with flash cards. Civil Lines Section Head, Amina Shabbir said that it was very important to break the ice with younger kids when getting them back into the routine of the school year after a long and hopefully fun summer break.The news. Rawalpindi

Over 62% pass BISE intermediate exam

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:30
LAHORE:September 13:As many as 62.48% candidates passed the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore Intermediate Part I & II (Annual) Examination 2017. A total of 155,122 candidates appeared in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) Annual Examination 2017, out of which 96,927 candidates passed the exam, bringing the total success rate to 62.48%. UMT alleges BISE official running fake degree racket The detailed results were announced on Tuesday at a local hotel at a prize distribution ceremony held in honour of the position holders. Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani awarded the medals and certificates among the position holders. The first, second and third position holders received certificates along with cash prizes of Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 for gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. Teachers were also awarded gold medals during the ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony, Gillani congratulated the successful candidates and said that students were the guarantors of bright future of Pakistan. He said, “I hope that these young bright minds will work hard for the development and prosperity of the country.” According to the detailed results, in the Pre-Medical Group a total of 28,092 candidates appeared for the exam and 23,851 were declared successful with a total pass percentage of 84.9%. In the Pre-Engineering Group, a total of 20,514 candidates appeared in the exam with 16,723 candidates passing the examination. Under 12s pin hopes on LHC to sit for papers For the General Science Group, 20,474 candidates took the exam and 12,296 were able to pass the examination with the total pass percentage at 60.06%. In the Commerce Group, a total of 20,145 candidates appeared in the exam and 62.98% passed it. In the Humanities Group, 65,897 candidates appeared and 31,370 passed with the total pass percentage of 47.6%. During the ceremony, medals and cash prizes were distributed among the position holders. The overall top position was secured by Muhammad Umer with 1,060 marks, while Minaam Farooq grabbed the overall second position with 1,059 marks and the third position was secured by Muhammad Umer Mukhtar with 1,052 marks.Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2017.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Govt spares FC College

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:28
LAHORE:September 13: The local authorities have decided to roll back a previous decision to use the FC College grounds as parking space for the public during the Independence Cup 2017 cricket tournament being held in the Gaddafi Stadium. The reversal came after a campaign against the appropriation of the college grounds was launched by students and faculty on the social media. Students argued for the preservation of the sanctity of the university as a private institution, and also expressed concern over the environmental impact of letting vehicles be parked all across the main grounds. An online petition aimed at highlighting the issue garnered over 1,000 signatures in just two days. The FC College student body had planned peaceful protests for Monday as well. The reversal lead to widespread jubilation across the student community, as they felt relieved at the positive response of the government with regard to the peaceful protest campaign. The authorities promptly ordered their subordinates to dismantle the lighting and tents that had been set up in the FC College grounds. The local authorities have reacted very positively in this regard. The FC College administration agreed to a compromise on the use of its designated parking lot by the public. Although, the use of its parking lot has unfortunately forced the university to remain closed for the duration of the tournament. Published in Daily Times, September 13th 2017.LahoreUniversity in LahoreFC College University Lahore

CM congratulates intermediate exams position holders

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:25
LAHORE:September 13: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated the students who secured top positions in the intermediate examinations of educational boards in the province. In his message of felicitation, the chief minister said that the students getting positions with their abilities and hard work had made their parents and teachers proud. “Such brilliant students are our heroes... The hard work of these students ... [proves] that nothing is impossible if hard work is employed and it is my conviction that one can achieve glory and honour in society with hard work,” he added. The chief minister said that position holders were brilliant stars and the nation was proud of them, as they had achieved this position with their continued hard work and dedication. “It is heartening that some of the students, despite having fewer resources, have achieved top positions with their commitment, hard work and passion.” He said that good results of such students belonging to low-income families was commendable, as the education of such students had been arranged by their parents after sacrificing their own needs. “It is good that the students have also come up to the expectations of their parents.” He said that the vision gained through education helps in overcoming fanaticism and violence, besides promoting societal norms of tolerance in society. He said that the parents and teachers of position holders also deserved accolades and hoped that the topper students would achieve more successes by further improving their educational performance. Meanwhile, health experts and representatives of different companies engaged with the health sector in the UK called on Shehbaz Sharif at the Pakistani High Commission in London. On the occasion, different matters of mutual interest, including health sector reforms in Punjab, investment and improvement in healthcare facilities, came under discussion. The health professionals, experts and investors expressed their satisfaction over the policies of the Punjab government and praised the outsourcing of janitorial services and the policy of public-private partnership. While inviting Pakistani doctors, health experts and the UK-based companies to extend their cooperation and invest in the health sector in Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif said the Punjab government had introduced revolutionary reforms in the health sector and told them that steps taken for improving the health sector were bearing fruit. “Improving the healthcare facilities is my mission and every sort of step has been adopted to move further in this regard.” He said that healthcare road show had been successfully conducted in London and the participation of senior representatives of British healthcare companies, investors and medical experts in large numbers was a matter of satisfaction. “Suitable recommendations have been finalised to further improve the health sector through this road show and the participants have desired to invest and cooperate with the health sector of Punjab.”Published in Daily Times, September 13th 2017.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Punjab University PhD admission merit list withheld

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:23
LAHORE :September 13:The alleged wrong answer key, on the basis of which all the candidates who appeared in PhD admissions to Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) were evaluated, has raised serious doubt on the result of entrance test wherein only seven candidates were declared successful. The ICS management, which was supposed to display the first merit list of the candidates for admission on September 11, has withheld the list. It is pertinent to mention here that on September 08, the Lahore High Court had ordered probe into alleged irregularities in the PhD entrance test and had ordered Dean Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences to submit report within 15 days. The petition was filed by a candidate for PhD admission Khurram Shahzad who is also the university’s Public Relations Officer (PRO). The sources said in his application filed to the PU Vice-Chancellor, Khurram Shahzad had claimed that the answer key of many questions like Q7, Q9, Q11 and Q18 was wrong. He had cited various references in this regard. The sources said six PhD qualified members of the Departmental Doctoral Programme Committee (DDPC) had prepared the entrance test paper and it was a matter of serious concern if the claim of the candidate was true. One of the DDPC members when contacted for comments refused to talk saying the matter was sub judice. Meanwhile, PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir while addressing a meeting of deans and principals Tuesday issued instructions to all of them to ensure admission strictly on merit in the upcoming academic session in all disciplines. Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir asked the participants to adopt a new approach and ignore any pressure for admissions to ensure transparency. He said no disturbance would be tolerated during the admission process. On the occasion, Chairman Admission Committee Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt gave a detailed briefing regarding admission process and said that the Admission Committee would supervise all admissions while deans would monitor the whole admission process. All the heads of departments would also constitute their admission committees and run the affairs in transparent merit, he added.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Body formed to resolve medical entrance test, academy mafia issue

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:22
LAHORE :September 13:Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal has constituted a nine-member committee to contemplate on the issue of the Medical Colleges Admission Test (MCAT) and academy mafia brought to the floor of the house by PTI MPA Mian Aslam on Monday. The assembly session started around 11:20 on Tuesday with the Speaker addressing on the issue raised before the house on Monday. While constituting a nine-member committee the Speaker appointed Punjab Minister Rana Mashhood as the head of the committee. In the question answer session, Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals Ch Sher Ali Khan while answering a question by Mian Naseer Ahmed regarding Iron Ore reserves reported in Chiniot said the government has been working on the project ever since the mineral reserves are identified. He told the assembly that the government is in the final stage of establishing a steel mill in this area which will be the first of its kind in Pakistan. He said the exploration of these reserves has been completed by the help of Chinese, German, Canadian and Australian experts. After 62,000 meters of drilling and around 10,000 laboratory tests it has been revealed that there are other precious metals that can be mined from these reserves other than just iron. The minister said a consortium of three companies, DMT and ‘Mines & Metals’ from Germany and Endeavour Financial from UK, has been working day and night for the past nine months. The Punjab government has planned to organise international ‘Road Shows’ to attract investment for this project later this year. In a question, Malik Omer Farooq asked if the district sports committees in Rawalpindi are operative and where are the funds of these committees being utilised. Answering the question, Provincial Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada told the assembly that the district sports committees have been non-operational due to the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001; however, the ministry has been working to revive these committees after the Civil Administration Ordinance 2017. The minister said that despite that, gymnasiums have been completed in the district which provide new opportunities for youths to engage in a variety of sports. He also said the government is considering that the sports grounds of government education institutions be open for public use after hours. The PML-N MPA Hina Pervez Butt submitted a resolution to give legal cover to ‘Home-Based Workers’. The resolution demanded that the 12 million women associated with this profession deserved to be legally registered so that they could become eligible for getting their rights of social security and health. PTI MPA Murad Raas pointed out the quorum at 12:11; therefore, the assembly was prorogued until Wednesday (today).The news.LahoreMedical College in Lahore

CPSP centre inaugurated

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:21
LAHORE :September 13:Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman along with CPSP President Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry has inaugurated CPSP Regional Centre in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). According a press release issued here on Tuesday, the GB chief minister appreciated the efforts of CPSP within the country and abroad. He said that with the inauguration of CPSP centre, a new era of progress in the field of medical profession would being in the province. He assured the CPSP of all kinds of cooperation and patronage. Prof Zafar Ullah Chaudhry said that with the start of the new centre in GB, CPSP would try to provide modern medical educational facilities to its fellows and other doctors at their doorstep. He said the doctors from GB would be sent to England and Ireland for training. The CPSP president along with members of Executive Committee also met the GB governor, chief secretary and GOC to exchange views on provision of best medical facilities in the province.The news.LahoreMedical College in Lahore

62.48pc pass Intermediate exam

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:17
LAHORE :September 13:Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Tuesday announced the results of Intermediate Annual Examinations 2017, according to which, 62.48 percent candidates have passed the exams. A total of 155,122 candidates had appeared in the exams out of which 96,927 were declared successful. The overall pass percentage was higher among the girls with 69.82 while 54.07 percent boys pass the exams. However, it is pertinent to mention here that all the three top positions in the exams were bagged by boys. A ceremony to award medals, cash prizes and certificates among the high-achievers was also held at a local hotel here on Tuesday where Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gilani was the chief guest. The minister distributed gold, silver and bronze medals along with Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 cash prizes among first, second and third position holders, respectively. The teachers of position holders were also awarded gold medals. Raza Gilani while congratulating the high-achievers said youths were the real asset and hoped that they would play their role in the development and prosperity of the country. Talking to The News, the overall topper Muhammad Umer termed his success a result of his parents and teachers’ guidance and blessings of Almighty Allah. He said he would be pursuing Electrical Engineering. The third position holder Muhammad Umer Mukhtar’s father Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said his son would be pursuing medical. He said Umer also loved to study literature especially Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has congratulated the students getting top positions in intermediate examinations of examination boards of the province. In his message of felicitation, the chief minister said the students getting positions with their abilities and hard work have made their parents and teachers proud and added that such brilliant students were our heroes who have gained top positions. The hard work of these students was a testimony that nothing was impossible if hard work was employed and it was my conviction that one could achieve glory and honour in society with hard work, he added. The chief minister said it was heartening that some of the students despite having fewer resources achieved top positions with their commitment, hard work and passion. He said good results of such students belonging to low-income families was commendable as the education of such students had been arranged by their parents sacrificing their needs and it was good that the students came up to the expectations of their parents. He said the vision gained through the education helped in overcoming fanaticism and violence besides promoting societal norms of tolerance in the society. He said the parents and teachers of position-holders also deserved accolades and hoped that the topper students would achieve more successes by further improving their educational performance. It is pertinent to mention here that the three top position-holders in the BISE Lahore’s Inter Exams 2017 were students of Punjab Group of Colleges. Overall the students of Punjab Group of Colleges have bagged 24 top positions out of 30 in Lahore Board. Similarly in rest of eight examination board of Punjab the Punjab Group of Colleges’ students have bagged maximum positions, including 24 in Gujranwala Board, 12 in Faisalabad Board, 14 in Bahawalpur Board, three in DG Khan Board, 10 in Sahiwal Board, 13 in Multan Board, 13 in Sargodha Board, 12 in Faisalabad Board and 16 in Rawalpindi Board.The news.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Ms Samina Yasmeen has been awarded with gold

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:18
LAHORE :September 12:On marvelous services in medical field, Chief Nursing Superintendent (CNS) Services Hospital Ms Samina Yasmeen has been awarded with gold medal by Tehrik-e-Istahakam-e-Pakistan Council. Last month Punjab Health Department also gave appreciation certificate to Samina Yasmeen and declared her performance a role model for others. Talking in this regard, CNS Ms Samina Yasmeen said the field of nursing is the best platform to serve the ailing humanity. Our nurses work day and night with missionary zeal and stand shoulder by shoulder by the doctors.The news.Lahore