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University of Management and Technology Spring event

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:58
Lahore:February 16:Students at University of Management and Technology on Thursday celebrated an event titled ‘Wings and Wheels’ to say hello to rapidly passing out spring season. According to a press release, the show was inaugurated by the university Director Ibrahim Hasan Murad. A good number of the faculty members and the university staff poured to the ground to catch a glimpse of the high-powered bikes, beautiful birds and enjoy delicious traditional food made available on the stalls.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore

University of Management and Technology Spring event

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:58
Lahore:February 16:Students at University of Management and Technology on Thursday celebrated an event titled ‘Wings and Wheels’ to say hello to rapidly passing out spring season. According to a press release, the show was inaugurated by the university Director Ibrahim Hasan Murad. A good number of the faculty members and the university staff poured to the ground to catch a glimpse of the high-powered bikes, beautiful birds and enjoy delicious traditional food made available on the stalls.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreUMT Lahore

Students of Ameer-ud-Din Medical College invited to PA

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:55
LAHORE:February 16: The students of Ameer-ud-Din Medical College have been invited to visit a session of Punjab Assembly so they can witness how public representatives take part in legislation and discuss day-to-day issues of the general public. Child Protection Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Chairperson Saba Sadiq said this while talking to Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof Ghais-un-Nabi Tayyab. She said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had taken a number of steps to upgrade health sector of Punjab. She said Pakistani youth was full of potential and they could achieve outstanding goals if they were provided opportunities. Saba admired the performance of PGMI and assured cooperation from CPWB. She said the visit of students to Punjab Assembly would be helpful for the students. Prof Ghias-un-Nabi said PGMI was growing gradually and getting better result every year. He said Lahore General Hospital (LGH) had become an institution where patients were provided best medical facilities without any discrimination. He said as per the directions of Punjab CM, special steps had been taken to upgrade the facilities in Lahore General Hospital (LGH). He thanked Saba Sadiq on inviting the student to visit Punjab Assembly. PU schedule: Punjab University (PU) issued schedule for admission fee and forms submission of MA/MSc part-I and part-II annual exam 2018. For regular candidates, the last date for submission of MA/MSc part-I admission forms with single fee is 19 March (by post) and 28 March (by hand). The forms can be submitted with double fee till 05 April (by post) and 12 April (by hand). The last date for submission of MA/MSc part-II admission forms with single fee is 15 March (by post) and 20 March (by hand) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 04 April (by post) and 10April (by hand). For private candidates, the last date for submission of MA/MSc part-I admission forms with single fee is 30 March (by post) and 03 April (by hand) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 13 April (by post) and 17 April (by hand). The last date for submission of MA/MSc part-II admission forms with single fee is 21 March (by post) and 27 March (by hand) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 06 April (by post) and 11 April (by hand).The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreAmeer ud Din Medical College Lahore

Students of Ameer-ud-Din Medical College invited to PA

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:55
LAHORE:February 16: The students of Ameer-ud-Din Medical College have been invited to visit a session of Punjab Assembly so they can witness how public representatives take part in legislation and discuss day-to-day issues of the general public. Child Protection Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Chairperson Saba Sadiq said this while talking to Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof Ghais-un-Nabi Tayyab. She said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had taken a number of steps to upgrade health sector of Punjab. She said Pakistani youth was full of potential and they could achieve outstanding goals if they were provided opportunities. Saba admired the performance of PGMI and assured cooperation from CPWB. She said the visit of students to Punjab Assembly would be helpful for the students. Prof Ghias-un-Nabi said PGMI was growing gradually and getting better result every year. He said Lahore General Hospital (LGH) had become an institution where patients were provided best medical facilities without any discrimination. He said as per the directions of Punjab CM, special steps had been taken to upgrade the facilities in Lahore General Hospital (LGH). He thanked Saba Sadiq on inviting the student to visit Punjab Assembly. PU schedule: Punjab University (PU) issued schedule for admission fee and forms submission of MA/MSc part-I and part-II annual exam 2018. For regular candidates, the last date for submission of MA/MSc part-I admission forms with single fee is 19 March (by post) and 28 March (by hand). The forms can be submitted with double fee till 05 April (by post) and 12 April (by hand). The last date for submission of MA/MSc part-II admission forms with single fee is 15 March (by post) and 20 March (by hand) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 04 April (by post) and 10April (by hand). For private candidates, the last date for submission of MA/MSc part-I admission forms with single fee is 30 March (by post) and 03 April (by hand) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 13 April (by post) and 17 April (by hand). The last date for submission of MA/MSc part-II admission forms with single fee is 21 March (by post) and 27 March (by hand) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 06 April (by post) and 11 April (by hand).The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreAmeer ud Din Medical College Lahore

GC University pays homage to Munnu Bhai

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:53
LAHORE:February 16: A condolence reference was held at Government College University (GCU) here on Thursday to pay tribute to the services of eminent drama writer, columnist and poet Munir Ahmed Qureshi—popularly known Munnu Bhai. Veteran human rights activist IA Rehman, noted poet Amjad Islam Amjad, art professor Ms Salima Hashmi, noted playwright Asghar Nadeem Syed, PHEC Chairperson Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah, and close relatives of Munnu Bhai addressed the condolence reference organised by the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC). Highlighting different aspects of Munnu Bhai's life, IA Rehman said he had a special ability to observe political and social issues from different angles beyond the common perception which helped him writing amazing columns on a daily basis. He said it would take decades to research, understand the literary and political writings of Munnu Bhai. While cherishing his long friendship with Munnu Bhai, famous drama writer Amjad Islam Amjad said he was so artistic in his depiction of ideas that he presented very harsh and sensitive topics in humorous yet insightful way. “He was a master of soft-criticism,” he added. Prof Hassan Amir Shah said Munnu Bhai was a very versatile person; he wrote poetry, plays and very popular Punjabi poems. He was a humanist and always used his pen to support the exploited and down trodden, and dedicated last years of his life serving thalassemia patients. “He should serve as a role model for the younger generation,” he concluded. Prof Mohammad Nizamuddin paid a rich tribute to the philanthropic services of Munnu Bhai for the children suffering from thalassemia and pledged to continue his mission. “We will preserve his legacy and will continue his mission”, he said. Asghar Nadeem Syed said Munno Bhai was the most loved person in his contemporary literary circle. His dramas like Sona Chandi provided a window to understand the sufferings of a middle class family. His collection of columns “Jangle Udas Hai” depicted his empathy for the trivialized and marginalised people of society. Tahir Sarwer Mir said Munnu Bhai’s writings were a classical blend of wit, satire, and criticism. He was a great advocate of women empowerment that was evident from his dramas, poetry and interviews. Saleema Hashmi detailed about Munnu Bhai’s friendship with her husband Shaoib Hashmi and father Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Noted writer Dr Saadat Saeed said real literature was one which transforms society and added Munnu Bhai was among the prominent progressive writers who worked for change; his writings were for the empowerment of common people. A short documentary was also screened about the life and services of Munnu Bhai on the occasion.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

HEC Quality Assurance Agency team visits Arid University

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:52
Rawalpindi:February 14:The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the committee of experts from various universities of the country visited of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday. The purpose of the visit was to review the PMAS-AAUR MS/M.Phil/Equivalent & Ph.D Programs’ compliance with the HEC's minimum criteria/guidelines set for these programmes. The review committee was comprised of the experts and the HEC officials including Prof. Dr. Ahrar Khan, Agriculture University, Faisalabad, Prof. Dr. Farman Ullah, Agriculture University, Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rafiq Baloch, Lahore Leads University, Lahore, Prof. Dr. Nazeer Ahmad, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Emerging & Management Sciences, Quetta, Prof. Dr. Razia Sultana, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University for Women, Peshawar, Prof.Dr. Syed Muhammad Usman Ali, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Sulaiman Ahmad, Quality Assurance Agency, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan., Muhammad Ali Baig, MS. Marryam Kamal and MS. Mehreen Baig Quality Assurance Agency, HEC. From PMAS-AAUR, the Senior Management including the Deans /Directors of Faculty/Institutes, the chairpersons, senior faculty members, Director Advanced Studies, representatives from the Controller of examinations and Registrar office participated and contributed to the review meeting. On this occasion, Prof Dr. Sarwat N. Mirza apprised the committee about the various programs offered by the university in order to strengthen the research output and also briefed the committee about the academic, research and developmental progress of the university. The committee members also convened the meetings with the deans of the faculties, chairmen/in charges of the departments, Director Advanced Studies and got the information about the status of their programs. Later, the committee also met with the registered scholars of MS/MPhil and PhD programme of various faculties/Institute of the University. They visited the classrooms, labs and library to see the sufficiency of research and support facilities and services at PMAS-AAUR. Finally, the Review Committee shared their observations with Dr Sarwat N. Mirza, Vice Chancellor and Director QEC in exit meeting. They appreciated the efforts of the QEC to have managed the review visit.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiAgriculture University Rawalpindi

HED apprised of reservations about VCs’ criteria

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:50
LAHORE:February 14: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has submitted reservations and suggestions to Higher Education Department on eligibility criteria regarding appointment of Vice-Chancellors (VCs) at public sector universities. According to a press release in its letter addressed to HED secretary, FAPUASA Punjab President Prof Dr Javed Ahmad, Central Vice-President Prof Dr Shoaib Ahmed, UET TSA President Prof Dr Sohail Aftab Qureshi, Vice-President Prof Dr Zafar Noon, PU syndicate members Prof Dr Sajid Rashid and Dr Mahboob Hussain and UET Syndicate Member Prof Dr Abdul Sattar Shaker submitted that the new eligibility criteria had ignored some very basic and vital parameters of measurement of professional excellence of an academic leader. For instance, it said, no marks were given for post-doc experience, no credit for PhD and MPhil research supervision, no weightage was given for university level teaching experience, no credit for membership/fellowship of national/international academic organisations/bodies and no weightage for academic research projects was given in the new criteria. FAPUASA also observed overall in the criteria space had been created for entry of non-academic managers which was not acceptable. They said the management experience must be relevant to academic/research experience. The letter, pointing out technical deficiencies, stated that the basic qualification for the post of VC must be PhD in relevant field of university instead of preferably PhD. FAPUASA pointed out that no funding agency had extended Rs500 million grant to individuals from academic/research organisations. They said weightage must be given to establishing/restructuring academic organisations instead of controversially approved criteria of non-academic organisations; otherwise, irrelevant professionals would get shortlisted. FAPUASA said that the criteria was contemptuous and against the spirit of the law laid down on the appointment of VC in the public sector universities. They said the search committee formation was also against the judgment of the Lahore High Court on the qualification and the appointment of the search committee.The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Government College University donation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:19
LAHORE:February 13: The Mustafa Mohyuddin Syed Memorial Fund Monday donated Rs2.5 million to the Government College University Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) for the scholarships of financially-challenged students. Trustees of the memorial fund Rukhshanda Wasif and Rafia Hussain handed over the donation cheque to GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah here. GCU-EFT trustees Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman and Zia Haider Rizvi and Executive Committee Secretary Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt were present. Rukhshanda Wasif said they had trust in GCU and its endowment fund. She pledged to support the university in the future for scholarships. Rafia Hussain appreciated the transparency and working of GCU-EFT.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Asma Jahangir paid tribute

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:18
LAHORE:February 13: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is devastated and shocked at sudden death of its co-founder Asma Jahangir, an exemplary lawyer, human rights icon, pro-democracy champion, friend and mentor par excellence, and a brave comrade of the poor and the disadvantaged. Asma Jahangir died Sunday afternoon of a cardiac arrest. According to a press release issued Monday, the human rights movement in Pakistan was founded and defined by Asma Jahangir. She co-founded HRCP in 1986 to establish a highly informed and objective voice at a national level in the struggle for the provision of human rights for all and democratic development in Pakistan. Yet, it added, HRCP had a voice and reach, both nationally and internationally, mainly because of her. Asma Jahangir had served as secretary general and chairperson of HRCP in the past. She was currently serving as HRCP's spokesperson and as the UN Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Iran, among her numerous other significant appointments. Asma Jahangir’s unique and outstanding contribution to the human rights discourse is acknowledged by friend and foe alike, nationally and globally. HRCP has not known a braver and more tireless human rights defender than Asma Jahangir. She will be missed, always and immensely, by all whose lives she touched, the HRCP press release concluded. Lawyers: The legal fraternity on Monday observed a day of mourning on the sad demise of leading human rights activist and senior lawyer Asma Jahangir. The sadness was visible in the atmosphere of bar and the courts as the judicial work was also at low pace. Majority of the lawyers abstained from routine work and did not plead their cases before courts. The lawyers spent their most of the day while sitting in the barrooms and shared grief of Asma Jahangir’s death with each other. Sharing his views, Lahore High Court Bar Association’s vice-president Rashid Mahmood Lodhi said the death of Asma Jahangir was not a loss for legal fraternity but for the whole country. He said she was a symbol of courage and bravery, the vacuum created with her death would not be filled; lawyers and the people of Pakistan would never forget her struggle and contribution towards the fight for basic rights. LHCBA’s former secretary Rana Asadullah Khan said another chapter of resistance against oppression had closed down with the death of Asma Jahangir. He said she was bold, daring and vocal. “She always stood like a rock against military rule of Zia and Pervez Musharraf,” he said and added that she talked truthfully against religious bigotry. Mr Khan, who held office of the bar’s secretary during 2007 lawyers movement, said Asma Jahangir was not an office-bearer but always there to support and never expected any prominence though he often asked her to come on stage. He said she built a soft, tolerant and modern image of Pakistan internationally. The lawyers would continue mourning for next two days as Pakistan Bar Council had announced three-day mourning.The news.Lahore

QAU ranked among Asia’s top 100 varsities

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:56
Rawalpindi:10 February:Quaid-i-Azam University has broken into the top 100 universities of Asia while it is listed among the top 500 in the world, according to the latest rankings issued by the Times Higher Education (THE) at the 2018 Asia Universities Summit in China, local media reported on Thursday. This year, Pakistan only had one varsity in the top 500 and a total of four in the top 1,000 universities in the world. Located in Islamabad, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), was ranked at 79 in the top 100 Asia University Rankings 2018, after making a considerable jump from its previous ranking in the 121-130 band. The country’s top public research university was ranked 466 in the world behind Qatar University and Reykjavík University of Iceland. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology was the next best university in the country, ranked at 125 on the list for Asian universities, up from its position in the 141-150 band last year. It was ranked 642 in the world between Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and Coventry University of UK. The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) was ranked at 727 in the world, below National University of Science and Technology (MISiS) of Russia but above the National Sun Yat-Sen University of Taiwan. In Asia, NUST was ranked at 162, sharing it with Universiti Sains Malaysia. The University of Agriculture in Faisalabad came in at 802 in the global rankings, below Adam Mickiewicz University of Poland and above Ain Shams University of Egypt. In Asian rankings, it was ranked at 251. Other Pakistani universities that managed to grab a position for themselves on the list are the Bahauddin Zakariya University of Multan, University of Lahore, University of Peshawar, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore and the Government College University Lahore. The editorial director of global rankings at Times Higher Education Phil Baty congratulated Pakistan for having 10 universities on the list. “It is a fantastic achievement that Pakistan now has 10 universities in the Asia rankings and that its two leading universities have risen up the table,” he said, adding that research must be made a priority if a country wants to stand out from its competition in Asia. The latest Asian rankings feature over 350 universities, including 10 universities from Pakistan, three more than in the 2017 list. By comparison, India had 42 universities in the Asian rankings, including two in the top 50 and seven in the top 100. India also boasted two varsities in the global top 500. The National University of Singapore was the top-ranked Asian university while Oxford topped the charts of the global rankings. Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2018.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindi

Punjab Textbook Board introduced a chapter Women’s rights included in syllabus’

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 11:53
LAHORE:10 February: Punjab Textbook Board introduced a chapter titled "gender equality and protection of women’s rights" in the secondary school curriculum. PCSW Project Manager Ms Zainab Jafri said this during an awareness session conducted by Punjab Commission on the Status of the Women (PCSW) at a school at Township. Talking to the students, Ms Zainab Jafri said education was the foundation for civic participation. She said schools were influential in shaping students' views and perceptions. Moreover, environment in schools provides safe spaces where all students can learn, she added. The objective of the sessions was to guide Christian students and disseminate information included in the new chapter, i.e. gender, gender-based violence, women’s rights and redress mechanisms in Punjab. The session also aimed to sensitise the teachers and students who are affiliated with the Archdiocese of Lahore. During the session, facilitators Ms Zainab Jafri and Ms Naureen Akhtar stated that awareness and education on gender and human rights were needed to change social and cultural norms. Talking about the current situation in Punjab, Ms Jafri stated that women and girls experience gender bias and discrimination in all spheres in Pakistan. She urged students to advocate for women's rights in their families, schools, places of worship, etc. She emphasised that it was imperative for all stakeholders to play an active role in promoting gender equality and ridding society of gender-based violence. She said women and girls should be supported in their efforts to empower themselves. In addition, citizens should be made aware of the negative consequences of harmful practices, she added.The news.Lahore

Women to be confined to teaching primary

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:58
LAHORE:February 9:PML-N MPA Joyce Rofin Julius, who is the parliamentary secretary for school education, confirmed that the Punjab government revised its policy by deciding that women teachers will only teach at primary boys’ schools. Responding to a query in the house, she added no women would teach at boys’ high schools after 2018. She was responding to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) MPA Dr Waseem Akhtar, who, during the question hour session, raised a strong objection over attempts to develop a mixed culture of men and women in society. He said such integration led to cases of rape and murder. Julius was responding to Akhtar’s supplementary question which asked why there was a deviation from the old policy. She stated that the new recruitment policy was introduced in 2011 and the Government Central Model School is an old one. She said there was a girls junior wing consisting of 35 women and there were 67 men were in the senior boys wing in 1944. Later, this wing came under the board of governors in 2009. The secretary continued that the board later approved that appointment of women and five of them were hired. However, the policy was revised again in 2017-18 and it was decided that no women teachers would work at boys’ schools. Akhtar said the department’s reply clearly stated the before the creation of Pakistan, there were women teachers in boys junior schools. However, after the approval of the board of governors, women were appointed to senior wings, but now the secretary is claiming the policy had been reviewed. He sought a detailed answer over the matter. Julius said there were five women teachers teaching boys of Class-VI. She stated it was the government’s policy which dictated that women taught in the primary section as motherly figures to minor boys. The secretary stated that the government adopted a policy that women will not teach higher classes after 2017-18. One of the treasury legislators, speaking on a point of order, accepted the challenge of his own party’s provincial law minster Rana Sana Ullah. The minister had asked the Jamaat-e-Islami MPA to produce even a single can purchase receipt (CPR) for sugarcane issued by a mill at less than the government’s rate of Rs180. Express News.Lahore

Royal Colleges of Physicians organises 4th MRCP Paces Course

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:57
Rawalpindi:February 9: A five-day Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP UK) Paces Course was organised by Rawalpindi Medical University here at New Teaching Block in Holy Family Hospital. Rawalpindi Medical University organised the course, 4th of a series under the leadership of Vice Chancellor RMU and Chief Executive Allied Hospitals Professor Muhammad Umar. PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who hope to enter higher specialist training in UK. The RMU arranged the 4th MRCP (UK) Paces Crash Course in Pakistan from February 4 to 8 with the help of UK tutors trained by the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Previously the MRCP UK Paces courses were done in March 2016, September 2016 and April 2017. In the first MRCP UK Paces Crash Course arranged in March 2016, there were ten participants while in the second course, 26 participants took part and this time, a total of 20 participants from different parts of the country took part in the 4th course, which, according to organizers is a major achievement. Like the past, the aim of organizing the course at RMU is to bring the MRCP UK examination centre in Pakistan at Rawalpindi Medical University. This will bring Pakistan at par with India and UAE which have examination centres for many years. This course has never been conducted in any other centre of Pakistan and students have to travel to UK or UAE to prepare for this Paces Course. The course was conducted by UK tutors including Dr. Isma Kazmi, Dr. Ahmad Waleed, Dr. Mushtaq Afridi and Dr. Tamar Saeed. These consultants who work in UK hospitals as consultants and are tutors of Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom are involved in conducting the exam of MRCP in UK. The course arranged at the HFH comprised of introduction about the exam format, detailed preparation for all the five stations of Paces Exam followed by MOCK examination with feedback to every candidate. The UK tutors provided the participants insight into the real UK PACES Exam, PACES format, marking scheme, patient calibration, A to E clinical skills, PACES Carousel etc during the course. The participants were trained on how to approach a patient in clinical stations including Respiratory/Abdominal Station, Cardiology/Neurology Station and on history taking, clinical communications and ethical issues with practice sessions. After the course, the tutors also gave personal feedback to all candidates and after a full mock examination, an extra session on job application and interview in UK was organized. The participants of the course were also educated on how to get clinical attachment in UK. Professor Umar, while talking to the participants of the course appreciated the efforts of the team that organized the MRCP UK Paces Course at RMU saying that the RMU is committed to impart high quality education having international standards. Talking to ‘The News’, Senior Registrar at HFH Dr. Zahid Mehmood Minhas who was a member of the organizing committee said the participants of the course who came from different parts of country have passed their MRCP Part – 1 & 2 examination and are intended to appear in MRCP Paces Exam in UK in coming months. He added that Dr. Saima Usman, Dr. Tayyab Saeed Akhter, Dr. Muhammad Faheem, Dr. Shahar Yar and Dr. Irum worked hard to conduct this course successfully.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiRawalpindi Medical College

PITB launches call data record system

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:54
LAHORE:February 9: The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in collaboration with Punjab Police and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has automated the process of call data record (CDR) based analysis for major crimes. The system was operational in the Punjab Province and has so far completed 87,267 analysis reports. Founding Vice-Chancellor Information Technology University (ITU) and PITB Chairman Dr Umar Saif said this while chairing a meeting here on Thursday. He said the implementation of automated CDR had improved the situation of law enforcement and helped in crime monitoring across the province. The meeting was informed that under the automated system 116 million CDRs had been uploaded, 12,677 FIRs analysed and 1,439 cases closed. The system automatically identifies suspects based on suspicious calling patterns and activities (e.g. multiple SIMs used in one IMEI or receiving calls from a foreign country). The system provides a complete profile of suspect, fetching data from all system integrated at the backend. The police have traced numerous suspects using this software. This was previously done manually in excel files, making it time-consuming process prone to errors. Plot retrieved:An expatriate Pakistani has got possession of his plot worth Rs5 million in a housing society, as a result of the efforts of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab. OPC Punjab Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti said that Nasir Younas Ahsan, settled in Muscat, Oman, filed a complaint that he purchased a five marla plot in a private housing society in 2009, but he had not yet been given the possession of the plot. On it, an OPC team contacted the administration of housing society and ensured provision of the plot to the overseas Pakistani.The news.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

University of Veterinary Sciences among 301-350 top Asian universities.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:00
Lahore:February 8: The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, in its Asia University Rankings 2018, has placed the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) among 301-350 top Asian universities. “Inclusion of UVAS in world rankings reflects continuous impact of UVAS not only in national education and research, but on industry and society also,” said the Vice-Chancellor. He congratulated the faculty, staff and students on this achievement. He hoped that UVAS would continue its journey of progress and development. It is another achievement of UVAS after qualifying in QS Asian University Rankings a few months back. Times Higher Education Rankings are the global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across their core missions, teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators were grouped into five above-mentioned areas and used in THE World University Rankings-Asia to develop a comprehensive and balanced comparison of universities across the globe.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

GCU among 350 top Asian universities

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:57
LAHORE:February 8: The Times Higher Education Asian University Rankings 2018 Wednesday ranked the Government College University (GCU) 351+ in its latest rating. The GCU, last July, was ranked 1001+ in worldwide rankings by Times Higher Education. However, in the worldwide list, GCU had stood 683rd on the basis of its international outlook among all the world universities. “We have been sending data to Times Higher Education for many years, but it was the first time in July 2017 and second time in February 2018 that GCU was listed among international universities,” said Quality Enhancement Cell Director Iram Sohail. Government College University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said besides international recognition, these rankings helped universities understand their weak and strong areas. He said the industry-academia gap was the reason of lack in ranking. However, GCU Chemistry department had hosted an international conference last month on industry-academia linkages to bridge this gap, he said. The VC hoped that the university would improve its ranking in 2019. He called upon the government to increase funding to GCU, saying that their challenge was to improve quality and ranking while remaining affordable to the students.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

This book is all about the best of Pakistani cinema

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:32
Lahore:06 February:A book about the cinema of Pakistan will be launched at the Alhamra Art Centre on Wednesday (tomorrow). Journey Through Lens: Pakistani Cinema is being launched by Lok Virsa in collaboration with Lahore Arts Council. Syed Noor, Dr Fouzia Saeed, Aijaz Gul and Jamal Sohail are likely to speak at the event. The book primarily focuses on the cinema of Pakistan which is an essential part of the country’s cultural heritage. It traces the history of cinema in the subcontinent from 1906 when the first film shots were screened in a hotel in Mumbai. It also highlights the best of film from the ‘50s and beyond.Dawn. LahoreColleges in Lahore

Good riddance?: Mobile phone use banned at college

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:31
Lahore:February 6:“It is true that the college has its own code of conduct, but it is incomprehensible to create panic and then bash the phones for all to see,” she said. “I think they want to act like some kind of moral police,” the student claimed. “It is strange that Avicenna has such rules when government or private universities allow cellphones,” she said, adding, “Instead of imposing a draconian code of conduct, they should try to convince students by giving them logical arguments.” Varsity staff’s lense Abdul Waheed, a lecturer at the college, said that by allowing students to bring cellphones to campus would have a detrimental effect on the learning environment. “The code of conduct has been imposed since the last 10 years an the rules on campus are clear for students,” he said.The news.LahoreColleges in Lahore

Video of college staff bashing students' cellphones in Lahore goes viral

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:29
LAHORE:February 6:A recent video in which a local university staff member in Lahore can be seen bashing cellphones has gone viral on Monday. The incident which took place at the Avicenna Medical College, struck fear into the hearts of students as the act was deemed a form of moral policing by staff. A student posted the video on twitter, saying that varsity administration hauled up the phones during routine inspection and proceeded to destroy them. One of the medical college’s students told The Express Tribune that the incident was manic and she was unable to get in touch with her parents as a result.The news.LahoreColleges in Lahore

Teachers warn of protest FAPUASA

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:17
LAHORE :04 january: The universities' teachers in Punjab have warned the government of a movement against new criteria for appointment of vice-chancellors (VCs) at public sector universities of the province. In their joint press statement, Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) Punjab Chapter President Prof Dr Javed Ahmed, central Vice-President Dr Shoaib, University of Engineering and Technology Teaching Staff Association President Dr Sohail Aftab, PU Academic Staff Association office-bearers Dr Azhar Naeem, syndicate members Prof Dr Sajid Rashid and Mahboob Hussain, senate members Dr Zaid Mahmood, Dr Kamran Abid, Dr Abdul Qayyum Chaudhry and others have rejected the new eligibility standards for appointment of VCs. The teachers observed that the condition of PhD must be mandatory for the candidates rather than giving it preference. They said the government never gave any development or research project of worth Rs 100 million to any teacher so teachers would not get points in this section in the overall marks to qualify for interview. They said the new eligibility criteria had been approved with mala fide intentions to open ways for appointment of bureaucrats as VCs of public sector universities. They said the university teachers would make all efforts to foil this "conspiracy" because it would disastrously affect the universities’ growing academic and research culture. They said none of the elected representatives of the teacher community had been taken into confidence before the approval of such regrettable criteria.The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore