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Police investigations to trace out a female college student

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:23
LAHORE:21 April: Police have started investigations to trace out a female college student, who went missing under mysterious circumstances the other day. The girl identified as M was a student of FSc and went missing from outside her college situated at Ghazi Road in the Kot Lakhpat police limits. A police official said a CCTV footage shows the girl exiting the college during the educational hours. According to her father named Ashiq, his daughter had gone to college for exams but did not return. He suspected that her daughter had been abducted from the premises of the institution. He also said the college administration had not informed him that his daughter was exiting the building. Police have registered a case of the incident and started investigations. PHP: On the instructions of Inspector General of Punjab, Punjab, Arif Nawaz Punjab Highway Patrol held a general hold-up and took action against 1,770 accused of criminal activities and traffic laws violations. Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) also impounded 1,049 motorcycles under Section 134 PO, 652 motorcycles under Motor Vehicle Ordinance 115/MVO, and 49 u/s 550 CrPC. PHP registered 15 cases u/s 279 PPC against vehicle drivers. They also arrested two court absconders and three proclaimed offenders. road accidents: At least 892 road accidents were reported to the Provincial Monitoring Cell of the Punjab Emergency Service/Rescue 1122 from all districts of the province during the last 24 hours. Thirteen people were killed and 583 badly injured in the road accidents. The injured were removed to hospitals. However, some 376 victims, who sustained minor injuries, were given first aid by the emergency medical teams.The news.Lahore

Punjab University seminar to mark World Book and Copyright Day

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:21
Lahore:21 April: Punjab University Department of Information Management and PU Library jointly organised a seminar titled “Role of Reading in Personality Development” to mark the World Book and Copyright Day on Friday. Punjab Commission on Women Chairperson Dr Fouzia Waqar, Oriental College Principal Prof Dr Muhammad Fakhar-ul-Noori, Department of Information Management Chairperson Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen, poet Rehman Faris, faculty members, librarians and a large number of students attended the event. Dr Fouzia Waqar said that book reading habits were reducing everyday in Pakistan while there was a strong link between the deep study and behaviours, emotions, feelings and awareness. Dr Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori said the teachers should be more habitual of reading books as compared to their students. He said that books were good trainers and nobody could deny their importance. Dr Kanwal Ameen said that one could feel relaxation after reading literature. She said, "We knew about the hidden aspects of society through book reading. In this era, our schools have not any book reading corners, and the behavior of librarians at colleges was the main cause of not promoting reading culture." Rehman Faris said that books were most important tool in character building and the parents, schools, colleges and universities should play their role in promoting reading habits. He said the government should reduce prices of books so that students could buy reading material from their own pockets. He said that there was no substitute to books.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Abudul Ahad Faheem awarded best achievement award

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:47
Lahore:April 20: Voice of Animals Foundation President Abudul Ahad Faheem was awarded with best achievement award for his work for animal rights. He said, "We are developing apps and games to raise awareness about animal rights."The news.Lahore

Punjab Professors Association marched from MAO College

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:36
LAHORE:19 April: College professors vowed to continue their protest, saying that they will not budge an inch from their camps set up outside Punjab Civil Secretariat until negotiations with the Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) bear fruit, on Wednesday. The teachers, under the umbrella of the Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA), marched from MAO College to the civil secretariat. The protesters raised slogans against the policies of PHED and demanded that that recent legislation adopted by the department be reversed. The teachers had demanded that HED notify the protesters of those demanded that would be enforced immediately. But we have yet to receive any word from officials, said PPLA spokesperson Hasan Rasheed. We will continue the protest until our demands are met, he added. Punjab government finally decides to appoint VCs PPLA demanded that college teachers be upgraded one-step, be given pay protection and be afforded professional allowances. Further, they asked for the implementation of timescale promotions, the devolution of powers, the restoration of MPhil and PhD allowances and an end on the ban for study leaves for teachers. House requisition should be given Punjab teachers, similar to that given by the federal government. They also demanded that academics be appointed to chairmen posts instead of commissioners. Moreover, the recently adopted rationalization policy of the government should immediately cease, they said. Negotiations were held between the teachers and government officials; however, they were unable to convince the protesters to end the sit in. Meanwhile, the Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU), the representative body of schoolteachers, has announced that they will join the protesting college teachers from Friday.Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2018.LahoreColleges in LahoreMAO College Lahore

Punjab University Ammar Jan had not been “fired” from job

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:35
LAHORE:19 April: The Punjab University has cleared its stance after it was accused of unjustly firing Dr Ammar Ali Jan from his teaching job, saying the professor was not a contractual or regular employee of the institute. It added that the he was “refrained” from teaching after information was received that he took part in “anti-state and undesirable activities”. In a statement, the Punjab University spokesperson said “PU’s visiting lecturer Ammar Ali Jan was refrained from teaching as the administration received information that he was fanning anti-state, ethnic and extremist ideas after targeting students.” He added that the lecturer also did not join through proper appointment orders. Spokesperson Khurram Shahzad said Ammar Jan had not been “fired” from the job since he was not a regular/contract employee. In the statement, he accused the teacher of pressurising the administration for his regular appointment in the past without participating in the competitive process. “It is the policy of the incumbent administration not to make appointments without advertisement. Since January, no appointment has been made in violation of the prescribed rules”. The statement added that as per the record of social media activities controlled by Dr Ammar Jan and his accomplices, as well as information received from different quarters, it was found that the lecturer was “involved in suspicious study circles and other activities to malign the minds of young students” ATC sends 196 Punjab University students on 14-day judicial remand It added that many students, on the condition of anonymity and some media people, reported to the administration that Ammar Jan was targeting some students and provoking them to participate in activities which could disturb peace and tranquility on campus. The spokesman alleged Dr Jan was not focusing on teaching students, but rather choosing those to whom he could preach his extremist ideas. “He is reportedly making efforts to deepen ethnic divisions”. Over the claims of the professor that he was not paid, the administration said “As per records, Dr Jan was appointed for a period of three months on a contract basis on 22-06-2017, in violation of the rules laid down in the university calendar and any competition for the seat.” It added Dr Jan did not sign his salary bill nor did he send the same to relevant staff. “Since he never signed his salary bill, the university was not able to pay him. Even after completing three months of his contractual appointment, he did not demand a salary,” the statement added. The spokesperson further said that during Dr Ammar’s nine-month stay at the varsity, he never wrote a letter to the PU stating that he was not being paid a salary nor did he make a demand on any forum. He added the professor was paid Rs81,900 for teaching extra classes at the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies. “After the expiry of three month contract, the university offered him another one but Dr Jan did not submit a joining report and defied the terms and conditions of this contractual appointment. Subsequently, as per policy, his appointment order was withdrawn in January 2018,” he added. When contacted, Dr Jan rubbished the claims made by the university administration and said that PU used him for their agenda. The professor said that he had signed the contract and forwarded it to the relevant department, which the administration delayed and continuously told him that it was delayed because of a technical issue and it would be renewed. He asked how it was possible that he had been teaching five courses up till April when his contract expired in January. “The vice chancellor used me for his own agenda and used me against the Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT).” He said that Pakhtun and Baloch students were expelled from the university in a similar fashion and even charged with terrorism. “They reinstated them after apologising and will do the same in my case,” he added.Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2018.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Prof Muhammad Afzal donated his personal library to GC University Lahore

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:34
Lahore:19 April: Eminent scientist Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal has donated his personal library comprised of valuable publications to the Government College University Lahore for the benefit of students and researchers. According to a press release issued Wednesday, Prof Dr Muhammad Afzal is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Kuwait. His personal library had very valuable reference books, textbooks, journals, conference proceedings of different scientific subjects including microbiology, biotechnology, and bio-chemistry. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah expressed gratitude to Prof Afzal for this valuable donation, saying that the GCU library already housed a collection of more than 150,000 books donated by 55 reputed personalities, including Prof Sufi Tabassam, Prof Qayyum Nazar, Ashfaq Ahmad, Bano Qudsia and Malik Meraj Khalid. The Vice Chancellor also appreciated efforts of Dr M Nauman Aftab, Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Biotechnology for the transfer this personal library to GCU.semiNar: Punjab University (PU) College of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences will organise a seminar on Thalassaemia on Thursday (today). The seminar will start at 10am.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Rs191m awarded to high-achievers and position holder students of the secondary school certificate and intermediate exam

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:33
LAHORE:19 April: An amount of Rs191 million was distributed among the position holder students of the secondary school certificate and intermediate examinations 2017 along with their teachers in a ceremony held at Awain-e-Iqbal on Wednesday. According to a handout issued here, 445 students who got top three positions in the secondary school certificate and intermediate examinations were awarded cash prizes worth Rs 4 lac, 3 lac and 2 lac, whereas, the teachers were awarded Rs 2 lac, Rs 1.5lac and Rs 1 lac, respectively. Provincial Minister for Higher Education Syed Ali Raza Gillani, on behalf of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, was the chief guest of the event. Provincial ministers Malik Nadeem Kamran, Zakia Shahnawaz and Mehar Ejaz Ichalana, and Adviser to Punjab CM Rana Muhammad Arshad and Higher Education Secretary Nabbel Awan were also present. Raza Ali Syed said the Punjab government had awarded cash prizes of Rs 1 billion and 13 crore and 80 lac in the last 10 years to acknowledge the achievements of position holder students and their teachers. “We cannot afford “Ratta System’ anymore and Higher Education Department has planned to introduce conceptual learning system by 2023 to compete other countries in the education sector,” he announced. While elaborating initiatives taken by his department, Syed Ali Raza Gillani said that by 2020 all government colleges would be bound to launch B.S Honours programme, and in the first phase, prominent colleges would start B.S Honours during the current year. He also said that during the last one and a half years the Punjab Government appointed 3,971 teachers to overcome faculty shortage. “Under the scholarship programme, 65 students are studying in the world-renowned universities, including Cambridge and Oxford” he said.The news.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Khalil Tahir Sandhu distributed scholarship cheques among minority students

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:30
LAHORE:19 April: Punjab Minister for Human Rights & Minority Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu distributed scholarship cheques among minority students from different districts of Rawalpindi. A ceremony in this regard was held at Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner Office on Wednesday. Cheques worth Rs0.63 million were distributed among 22 students of intermediate, graduation and professional studies from Jhelum, Gujjar Khan and Chakwal. Khalil Tahir said in order to encourage minority students the Punjab government has taken the initiative to distribute scholarships worth Rs07 crore twice a year. He said, “Education was the fundamental right of the minorities as the constitution of Pakistan gives equal rights to them”. The minister said four assistant commissioners and 5,187 officers including 89 sub-inspectors were from minorities.The news. Lahore

UAF launches second edition of Kisht-e-Nau

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:43
FAISALABAD:18 April: The book reading habit among the youth is declining due to excessive usage of telecommunication and changing lifestyle. The trend needs to be curtailed for a healthy society, said University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Zafar. He was speaking at the launch ceremony of the new edition of UAF Students Magazine Kisht-e-Nau 2017-18. The vice chancellor stressed on the need to promote literary activities among the youth because reading literature is essential for personality development. He said the youth of the country had a lot of potential and increasing their reading activity would allow them to compete with the rest of world. He added that a relaxed and happy culture must be promoted in society. Dr Zafar said only books could eradicate injustices and social disparities. “Quality education is the engine of a bright future. In the modern era, people are glued to cell phones, the internet and TV sets.” He said such platforms provided an opportunity to students to excel in literature and also worked as a motivational stage for the promotion of literature. Akhtar said that with humorous writing, they could not only create a jolly atmosphere but also highlight the problems of society in a better way. “There is a need to spread the message of love, care and tolerance in society.” Convener Kisth-e-Nau Dr Shahzad Basra called for the promotion of book reading habit among people. He believed this would eventually ensure development of the nation.Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2018.FaisalabadUniversity in FaisalabadAgriculture University Faisalabad

Foreign participants of international course visited GPO

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:41
Rawalpindi:18 April: Foreign participants of the international course organised at ECO Postal Staff College, Islamabad, visited GPO, Rawalpindi, says a press release. The participants were accompanied by the Course Coordinator Ansar Noureen. Chief Postmaster Dr. Najibur Rehman welcomed the delegation at GPO, Rawalpindi. The delegation reviewed the post-operational work of Pakistan Post in various branches during the visit. Chief postmaster briefed in detail about the Pakistan Post services including Utility Bills, Electronic and Urgent Fax Money Orders, Cash on Delivery, Urgent Mail Service, International Express Mail Service, military and civil pension as well as other various services including computerisation system and responded to their queries. The participants showed their keen interest in commemorative stamps branch Philatelic Bureau. The gifts were presented to the delegation at the end of the visit.The news.Rawalpindi

Punjab University registration for MA extended

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:40
LAHORE:18 April: Punjab University (PU) extended the date of submission of online private registration forms for MA/MSc Part-I Annual Examination 2018 till 15 May with Rs 6,460, reads a press release issued on Tuesday.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

PU Prof Fazli delivering a lecture on “Quranic dimensions ,

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:39
Lahore:18 April: Eminent scholar and theologian Prof Dr Abdul Hafeez Fazli has cautioned against mixing philosophy and scientific theories with religion, saying: “Science is tentative information which changes with the passage of time while Quran is truth and the truth never changes and remains the same.” According to a press release, Prof Fazli, who is the former Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, Punjab University, was delivering a lecture on “Quranic dimensions of Muslim thought” organised by the GCU’s Brett Philosophical Society on Tuesday. He highlighted the fallacies which arose in Muslims thought by mixing it with foreign elements and Greek philosophy. Prof Abdul Hafeez Fazli explained in detail how to reconcile the Quranic concepts of cosmology and ontology with the modern scientific thoughts. He paid tribute to all those scholars and thinkers who have paid valuable work in the field. The eminent theologian said: “The fact is this that sciences and philosophy are man-made knowledge having a worth of their own. On the contrary, Quranic knowledge is divine and eternal. There is no match between the two.” Prof Fazli was of the opinion that wrong and borrowed terminology led towards bad theology and confused metaphysic. He concluded that the two systems must not be mixed and formulas of one should not be applied on the other. He believed that the universe was not functionally autonomous rather God was actively intervening in it perpetually.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

PU Hailey College dinner to greet newly enrolled students of MBA

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:38
LAHORE:April 18: Punjab University (PU) Hailey College of Banking & Finance (HCBF) organised a dinner to greet the newly enrolled students of MBA (evening programme). Pnjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar, HCBF Principal Prof Dr Mubashir Munawar Khan, faculty members and students were present on the occasion. Dr Zakria said academic excellence could be achieved through enhanced research activities. He highlighted the potential of research in the fields of business, banking, insurance and risk management. He hoped inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research might pave the way for the development of new strategies for risk management. Dr Mubashir advised the students to utilise available resources for enhancing their learning and keeping themselves abreast of latest developments. He highlighted the success of on-campus recruitment drives undertaken with the support of leading banks, financial institutions and insurance companies. Bashir Ahmad Buksh advised the students to develop entrepreneurial skills in order to enter in trade and business. The students of the outgoing batch also shared their experiences with the newly admitted students. Meanwhile, PU Institute of Agricultural Sciences Director Professor Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider and National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council Secretary Naseer Alam Khan called upon PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar on Tuesday. The meeting discussed accreditation of the discipline of entomology, the newly started programme at Institute of Agricultural Science. Naseer lauded IAGS efforts for its contribution to uplifting agricultural sector.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab University demanded reinstatement of teacher Dr Ammar Ali Jan

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:37
LAHORE:April 18: Students from Punjab University (PU) Institute of Social & Cultural Studies (ISCS) on Tuesday held a demonstration at New Campus and demanded reinstatement of their teacher Dr Ammar Ali Jan. Reportedly, the faculty member was fired by the PU administration a couple of days back for allegedly instigating the university students vis-à-vis recent political and social developments in the country. Academic circles see the abrupt removal of Dr Jan in the backdrop of these developments. However, a PU official said Dr Ammar was not terminated from the service rather his letter of appointment, which he had not signed yet, was withdrawn.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Pakistan Dental Council officially announced schedule for NEB exam

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:47
LAHORE:April 17:The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has officially announced the schedule for NEB examination for the year 2018. The plan which was announced for the first time in the PM&DC history aimed at facilitating foreign graduates in order to save their precious time. The PM&DC NEB examination will be held under the supervision of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS). According to a press release issued here Monday, as per the details of the schedule, the 1st examination of 2018, step II for medical and dental graduates will be held on 13th May, 2018 comprising of clinical subjects and step III will be on 30th June, 1st July, 7th July and 8th July, 2018, and will be based on OSCE/VIVA exam. It is pertinent to mention that the registration for examination (Step-I) for foreign medical graduates was held on 15th April (Sunday), at Islamabad Pak-China Friendship Centre and Army Medical College Rawalpindi in collaboration with National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) in which 3,128 candidates appeared in the examination out of them 1,000 appeared in the exam in Army Medical College and 2,128 at Pak-China Centre, Islamabad. The examination was held successfully. Parents and students expressed their full satisfaction with holding of successful exam and expressed the hope that PM&DC would continue serving the medical graduates. Despite huge number of students, the exam was held in a very disciplined and organised manner. All types of security measures were taken with strict care. In order to ensure transparency and fairness in the examination the PM&DC Ad hoc Council members also visited examination centres. PM&DC Ad hoc Council expressed satisfaction with the arrangements at the time of visit made by National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) for holding the examination successfully. The step I of the 2nd phase of NEB examination for medical dental graduates will be held on 25th November, 2018, based on basic subjects. The step II NEB examination will be based on clinical subjects and will be held on 23rd December, 2018. Simultaneously, the step III will be based on OSCE/VIVA and will be held on 19th January, 20th January, 26th January & 27th January, 2019.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreLahore Medical & Dental College Lahore

Ban on Kabaddi activities in educational institutions

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:46
LAHORE:April 17: Following tragic death of a 6th grade student while playing Kabaddi in a public school in district Khanewal the other day, School Education Department (SED) Punjab on Monday banned Kabaddi in educational institutions across the province. A notification “Ban on Kabaddi activities during recess time in educational institutions” was issued on 16 April in this regard. The notification reads, “During recess time, all such activities and games which may cause serious incident are totally banned. Recess incharge should keep an eye during recess time to avoid such incident in future.” Bilal, a sixth grade student at Government High School Mian Channu, Khanewal, died while playing Thappar Kabaddi (face-slapping) on 14 April.The news.Lahore

RIS Schools laid foundation for a new campus in Wah Cantt

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:55
Rawalpindi:16 April: Continuing its historical legacy since past three decades, Roots International Schools (RIS) laid foundation for a new campus in Kohistan Enclave Wah Cantonment, says a press release. The new building will cover a total of 150,000 sq. feet and will include state-of-the-art classrooms, libraries, Playgrounds, gymnasium, swimming pool, an outdoor football ground, a dedicated visitor centre, an auditorium and technologically advanced science labs . The ceremony was attended by parents and students from RIS campuses across the twin cities and the vicinity of Wah Cantt. The attendees were mesmerized by beautiful and thought provoking performances by the students. Ambassador of Portugal Joao Sabido Costa and Ambassador of Tunisia Adel Elarbi along with Madame Lana were present as chief guests. The dignitaries appreciated young Montessori graduates and wished them good luck for their future endeavours. In his address to the Parents and little graduates, CEO RIS Walid Mushtaq stressed upon the dire need of innovation in the teaching and capacity building that Roots is incorporating. He elucidated that the nonconventional ways of teaching using modern technologies can go a long way for the future of the children of Pakistan.The news.Rawalpindi

Raheel Sharif attend annual dinner of Old Ravians Union

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:29
LAHORE:16 April: Former Chief of Army Staff Gen (Retd) Raheel Sharif has donated Rs 2 million to Government College University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) from which the university will initiate two perpetual golden scholarships financially-challenged students. He was attending annual dinner of the Old Ravians Union (ORU as the chief guest at the university's Oval Ground. Speaking on the occasion, Raheel Sharif said this visit to his alma mater had filled him with nostalgia of student life. “It has been the most memorable days. I strongly miss the maroon blazer, my motorbike and all the flavors of a Ravian life, especially the respect we get as a student of this prestigious institution,” he added. He said his association with Government College Lahore went back to 1964 when his sister completed masters from here and he came here to attend her degree awarding ceremony. “My two brothers Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) and Captain Mumtaz Sharif studied form this great institution,” he added. The former army chief paid glowing tribute to his professors for inculcating in him the values and spirit to fight various challenges in life with dignity and honor. “I am proud to be a Ravian,” he added. He said that he was one call away whenever his alma mater needed him. He also gave shields to the members ORU Executive Committee. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah reiterated that Old Ravians were their real strength who always helped them in advancing the university’s vision and mission. He added the university's Endowment Fund Trust, established from their support, had swelled to Rs 360 million supporting the education of more than 600 current Ravians every year from its profit/interest. The VC said a university required multibillion rupees investment for new buildings, laboratories, classrooms, equipment etc, so therefore it was essential that both the government funding and fundraising by Old Ravians Union must continue. ORU President Kazi Afaq Hossain and others also spoke on the occasion. Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani and large number of Old Ravians from across the country attended the reunion with their families.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

inaugural ceremony for education and vocational training of Pakistan

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:28
LAHORE:16 April: A revolutionary step has been taken for the empowerment of transgender community as the inaugural ceremony took place for the education and vocational training of Pakistan's transgender community at Alhamra cultural complex. A big crowd participated in the ceremony. Transgenders performed different plays and people cheered for them. Named The Gender Guardian, the school offers a full 12 years of academic education from the primary level to matriculation and then leading up to college. The school will also impart technical education, such as fashion designing, beautician and hair-styling courses, graphic designing, computer and mobile repairing, among others. Vocational training is a very important part of education and is certainly an idea which needs to be implemented in mainstream schooling in Pakistan. This will shift our focus from certain narrow career paths and will open windows of opportunities for those looking to go beyond the oft chosen professions in Pakistan. Asif Shahzad, the school's founder, told The News that the school has been built by an NGO and after the Lahore branch two more such schools will be established in Islamabad and Karachi. He told The News, “I am graduated from LUMS and I thought that there are many schools for special persons and we encourage them to get an education so that they can become a useful part of our society but there are no specific schools for transgender, where they can learn whatever they want. So I came up with the idea and my friends are helping me in this initiative. We are collecting our pocket money to build the first branch in Lahore. He said more than 30 aspiring students from the transgender community have already registered and will be a part of the opening batch. Shahzad said the school has 15 faculty members — three of whom themselves are from the transgender community. As a result, these faculty members will be able to explain ideas to students in a better way, while also being capable of understanding their mindset which will be able to modify the pedagogical techniques to drive the institution in the required direction. A huge milestone has been achieved in granting transgender their rights in the country through Pakistan’s first ever transgender school. “The transgender population has always been discriminated against. The basic discrimination begins when we take them out of our schools and rid them of their basic right to education,” he said. It is going to be a task to materialise this project and ensure its smooth functioning. This is a huge step for Pakistan as a country and if this project succeeds, it will certainly show that a great deal can be expected from the people of this country. There was a music concert at the ending of the ceremony and everybody gave their best wishes to the organisers.The news.LahoreColleges in Lahore

Fatima Jinnah Women University arranged entrepreneurship fair

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:26
Rawalpindi:14 April: Continuing the previous year’s tradition of organisation of successful Women Entrepreneurship Fair, this year, once again, Office of Research Innovation & Commercialisation (ORIC) at Fatima Jinnah Women University arranged the entrepreneurship fair from April 11 to 13, 2018. The fair was conducted to bring together aspiring and current women business owners and entrepreneurs from diverse ages, educational levels, and industries for networking and bench-marking. At the same time, it assisted to instil an entrepreneurial spirit and underscore the worth of this spirit in students, community organisations and businesses. More than 50 stalls were set up by exhibitors including, FJWU current students, alumni and established business women from twin cities. A large number of visitors including students, women and children attended this event. Display of products and services included; personality assessment, pottery, paintings, sports, photography, colour carnival, clothing, bedding jewellery, handicrafts and food items were displayed as well. The fair was held to motivate the students and young business women of twin cities for establishment of their business and how they can become successful entrepreneurs. At the occasion, FJWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Samina Amin Qadir said that, in the coming years, students of FJWU will become job providers instead of job seekers. She emphasised that entrepreneurs can play a vital role in the development by taking moderate amount of risk, being ethical and socially responsible. She also said that entrepreneurship has its importance in corporate sector as well as social sector. No doubt, entrepreneurship is profit generating but yet responsible to give back to the society, and develop civic sense and character building characteristics, she added.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiFatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi