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Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:29
LAHORE:12 November: About 53.91% candidates passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Supplementary Examination 2017 from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore. The BISE Lahore announced the supplementary examination results on Saturday, in which a total of 28,044 candidates appeared. Out of the total, 15,119 candidates were declared successful by the BISE Lahore with a total pass percentage of 53.91%.LahoreBISE Lahore Board

Be the change : PU hosts its first-ever TEDx talk

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:28
LAHORE:12 November:Allama Iqbal Open University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui said that altering beliefs, actions and attitudes would bring sustainable change at all levels. He was delivering a lecture in Technology, Entertainment, Design conference (TEDx) which was organised for the first time at Punjab University by the Department of English Language and Literature on Saturday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir, Department of English Language & Literature Chairperson Dr Amra Raza, assistant professor Shahzeb Khan, Dr Tayyab Husnain, Dr Ahmed Bilal, Sara Zahid, Shaheer Niazi and other guest speakers as well as 100 registered participants were present on the occasion. The theme of the event was past, present and future of human centricity. Delivering his lecture on “Leadership, Inspiration and Change”, Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui said that change faced resistance and problems. “However, we need to empower people” He said change was incremental and there must be good relations amongst employers and employees and a positive working environment in organisations. He said a good leader focused on organisation and an individual’s development. LCWU to introduce TED Talks on campus He said that the use of force in organisations to ensure things are done is an incorrect approach. “Rather, there must be a participatory approach in organisations,” he added. He said AIOU had taken several initiatives to encourage marginalised segments and areas of the country to pursue education. Talking to the media, PU VC Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir said the administration was extending its complete support to organise more such events at the varsity. He expressed hope that such events would help bring a positive change in society. Dr Amra Raza said that we must not “wait for ‘tomorrow” and “change ‘today”. Talking to the media, Shahzeb Khan said Punjab University was hosting its very first TEDx event. He said this was another breakthrough on its way to accomplishment by the utmost efforts of the students of English literature. He said TEDx was an annual event which brings together leading thinkers and those who make-do to share ideas that matter in any discipline whether its technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business or development etc.Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2017.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Tevta wanted collaboration with Wales to train youths

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:27
Lahore:November 12: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said Tevta wanted collaboration with Wales to train youths according to its’ requirement. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said this while meeting Wales’ Member National Assembly and Shadow Minister for Skills and Science Muhammad Asghar at Tevta Secretariat. Irfan Sheikh said Tevta would start English language as well as specially designed courses for senior citizens and disabled persons. He also sought Wales’ assistance in starting a nursing course under Tevta. Muhammad Asghar stressed to promote technical education as technically skilled labour have been paid more than any other job in Wales. He said Pakistani expatriates in Wales would donate their used cars, for training of students at vocational centers, if Government of Pakistan would grant relief in duties and taxes applied.The news.Lahore

Govet College University exhibition on evolution of big cities

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:25
LAHORE:November 12:The Government College University (GCU) organised a photographic exhibition on evolution of big cities in Pakistan held on Saturday in connection with the 8th THAAP Conference. The conference, spread over eight technical sessions, was held in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC). Some 51 photographs on life in major cities of Pakistan were displayed at the exhibition which was attended by a large number of people. Trust for History, Arts and Architecture Pakistan (THAAP) Director Prof Pervaiz Vandal inaugurated the photographic exhibition. A city is not a soulless mass of infrastructure and debris. A city is like an organism which grows, develops and changes, he said. THAAP Chief Executive Prof Sajida Haider Vandal said the photographic exhibition presented the impact of never-ending urban evolution on its inhabitants and environment. “These photographs remind us of the ways we have moulded our living spaces and lifestyles. Both, the tragedy and the heroism of transforming urban culture are recorded in strong expression,” she said. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah said young and seasoned photographers shared their remarkable individual vision on ever shifting metropolitan sensibility which draws our attention to what needed to be done to help sustain impact of the massive urban progression and its consequences on global environment. The fourth session of the conference was addressed by Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, THAAP COMSATS Architecture Department Chairperson Dr Samra Mohsin Khan, Historian Prof Dr Tahir Kamran, GCU Fine Arts Department Chairperson Irfan-Ullah Babar and photographer Amna Yasin.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Christian students rewarded

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:24
LAHORE:November 12:A ceremony to award prizes to outstanding students of the Christian community in Punjab was held at the auditorium of St. Anthony’s School. According to a press release, medals and shields were presented to those who got 80 percent and above marks in the 2017 matric exams. Those who secured 90 percent and above marks were awarded an extra award of Rs 5,000. Anoosh John with 1,080 and Faraz Azhar with 1,073 marks were among the highest achievers. Ms Hina Iqbal, deputy district education officer, Gujranwala, was the chief guest of the programme. Shahid Ambrose Mughal, St. Anthony’s High school principal, said Pakistan was giving every possible opportunity to the talented Christians in in the country. Sikh yatrees: Some 3,000 Sikh pilgrims have returned to India after participating in the birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak. The pilgrims departed from Lahore Railway Station on special train. Strict security was arranged to avoid any untoward incident. Sikh pilgrims visited Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Gurdwara Panja Sahib, Gurdwara Rohri Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur during their stay in Pakistan. They said Pakistan is a peaceful country and they would visit it again. Equity Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chirman Siddiq-ul-Farooq distributed gifts among visitors. He said pilgrim’s peaceful visit reflects that Pakistan is a peace-loving country. heritage directorate: Federal Minster for Pakistan Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique has ordered setting up directorate of heritage. While addressing a meeting, he said Pakistan is custodian of buildings and objects of historical significant. PR will save historical equipments, furniture and artifacts. Additional General Manager Abdul Hameed, Member Finace Faisal Ismaili, Dr Saeed Ahmad, and DG Education were presnt on the occasion.The news.Lahore

Punjab University Vice-Chancellor inaugurated Book fair

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:36
LAHORE :11 November:A three-day book fair started at Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Friday. Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Rana Arshad and pediatric surgeon Dr Maaz ul Hassan inaugurated the book fair. A large number of journalists were present on the occasion.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Another US patent awarded to PUCIT faculty

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:13
LAHORE:10 november:Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) Assistant Professor Muhammad Kamran Malik has been awarded the US patent titled “System and process for natural language processing and reporting.” Malik said that organisations were in need for quick, usable intelligence in order to drive their business needs such as market research and customer perception. Currently, a data analyst analyses data such as consumer reviews, product reviews and marketing data to generate reports manually, he added. Online admissions begin at PUCIT Our invention was an interactive reporting system based on the processing of natural language such as English, to automatically develop all reports that a data analyst usually generates manually, he said. For his PhD research at PUCIT, Malik worked on the Urdu Named Entity task which was the key to developing a search engine for Urdu language. Previously, another PUCIT faculty Dr Muhammad Shahid Farid had been awarded a US and a European patent for his work in image processing.Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2017.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Beaconhouse National College Fair held

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:11
LAHORE:10 november:The Beaconhouse National College Fair 2017 which featured more than 50 leading universities across the globe was being held at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore. The event was being met by an overwhelming response with attendance from many students across Lahore. The purpose of this event was to bring together international and national universities under one roof for the benefit of thousands of students in terms of applications, career counseling and exclusive scholarships. Leading universities including University of Waterloo, University of Alberta & King’s College from more than 10 countries participated in the event while providing valuable information and opportunities to students. The event was an initiative of Beaconhouse Access Center, Pakistan’s largest university placement programme which was open to all students and will last for 2 days (November 6-7, 2017). Moreover, trained career counselors from Beaconhouse Access Centre department were also present throughout to help the students in channeling their search for a higher education institute keeping in consideration their strengths and interests.Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2017.LahoreColleges in Lahore

Punjab University delegation visits Iqbal mausoleum

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:09
LAHORE:10 November:A delegation of the Punjab University, under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar, visited the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal and laid a floral wreath. The delegation also offered Fateha for the departed soul. In his message, Dr Nasar said the nation must benefit from the thoughts of Allama Iqbal in all the sections of our life so that we could contribute to the development of Pakistan.Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2017.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

First-ever vocational, technical varsity to start classes in March

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:08
LAHORE:10 November:The first technical and vocational university of Pakistan, the Punjab Tianjin University of Technology (PTUT), is being established in collaboration with China and will start operations from March 2018. This was announced at a joint press conference by Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood, Punjab Industries Commerce and Investment Minister Shaikh Allaud Din and Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh at the TEVTA Secretariat on Thursday. The TEVTA chairman signed the agreement with three universities of China, Tianjin University of Technology and Education (TUTE), Tianjin Chengjian University and Tianjin Polytechnic University in November at the Chinese city of Tianjin. Addressing the media, the ministers and TEVTA chairman termed the initiative as historic. TEVTA to expand training to 25 jails Sheikh said that initially the campus was being built at TEVTA’s Institute of Emerging Technologies Township Lahore, a purpose-built campus established with the collaboration of Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA). “After two years, a purpose-built campus with Chinese structural design will be established at Government Technology College Raiwind Road which has 157 kanals of land,” he added.Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2017.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Sargodha University, RTO ink agreement

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:05
SARGODHA:10 November:The government has decided to set up similar centres in 36 districts of the province while 10,000 graduates would be given three months training at e-Rozgar centre in the first phase. Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2017. SargodhaSargodha University

Sargodha University establishes e-Rozgar centre

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:46
SARGODHA:10 November:The University of Sargodha (UoS) has established an e-Rozgar centre to enable educated youth to earn through online jobs and businesses under the chief minister’s scheme. The Punjab government issued Rs2 million grant, including 100 laptops, furniture, manpower and all other essential gears for the students of Sargodha division. The students, who completed 16 years of education, were eligible for free registration. Business Department Incharge Hammad Hassan Mirza said under the programme, the university will provide three months opportunity to make an online business with more chances for employment. Sargodha University secures NOCs He added that entrepreneurship and self-business opportunities through freelancing will help the youth a great deal to explore more profitable avenues and contribute to the national economic development. He said e-Rozgar programme was an initiative of Punjab government, Punjab Information Technology Board, sports ministry and archaeology and tourism department. Mirza maintained that job training programme will enable the youth to get online income opportunities in technical, non-technical and creative fields worldwide.Express News.SargodhaSargodha University

Iqbal Day celebrated Educators Harley Campus

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:44
Rawalpindi :10 November:Special morning assembly was organised here on Thursday with full zeal and enthusiasm at The Educators Harley Campus to pay tribute to our great poet and philosopher of Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Allama Iqbal. The day was marked with mystical poetry of Iqbal recited by the students of grade V. Students narrated the poem ‘Lab pe ate hai dua ban ke tamana meri’ in a beautiful way and the performance of young chaps on the poem was mesmerising. This masterpiece ‘Lab pe ate hai’ ‘dua’ instilled the teaching in our upcoming generation to follow the path of righteous and stay away from darkness and evil acts. The students delivered speeches on Iqbal Day in an exuberant manner. Students were also enlightened with Iqbal’s writings by recitation of poems like ‘Parinday ki Faryad’ and ‘Pahaar aur Gulahri’ in the morning assembly. The performance of primary students on the ‘dua’ ‘Ya Rab Dil e Muslim Ko’ was hugely cherished by the audience.The news.RawalpindiCollege in RawalpindiAsghar Mall Road Rawalpindi

PFA seals cafeterias of five Schools

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:42
Lahore:10 November:To enforce the ban on sale of energy and soft drinks in schools and colleges, Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Thursday checked 487 cafeterias of different schools and colleges across the province. Officials said cafeterias of three schools in Lahore and two schools in Gujranwala were sealed for using expired cooking oil as well as selling Gutka. They said warning notices were issued to 81 schools across the province, which included 29 from Lahore. Meanwhile, PFA teams checked food and milk sale points around Data Darbar while 20 chicken sale points were sealed in Tolington Market. They said seven food points were sealed for using unhygienic ingredients and fine was imposed on six food points on different violations.The news.Lahore

Canadian team visits GCUniversity

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:40
LAHORE :10 November:Guru Nanak Educational and Sports Society President Kalwant Singh and eminent Canadian journalist Santok Singh Mander called upon the Government College University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah. GCU Sikh faculty member Kalyan Singh Kalyan was also present on the occasion.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

King Edward Medical University Convocation

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:39
LAHORE:10 november:The King Edward Medical University (KEMU) on Thursday held its convocation at university’s Patiala Block. Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana was the chief guest, while Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique was the guest of honor at the convocation. The KEMU acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Qazi Muhammad Saeed gave a welcome address, while Registrar Prof Dr Irshad Hussain Qureshi presented a list of successful candidates to the Chancellor. Incumbent and former vice chancellors of medical varsities, principals of medical colleges, senior professors and faculty members, students and their parents attended the convocation. The chief guest conferred gold medals to 13 students. A total of 288 medical graduates received their degrees, while 22 students got their M.Phil degrees. Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana emphasised the graduates about self-accountability as any irresponsible behavior during their duties might cost someone’s life. “The doctors must respect their oath and never deny treating the ailing humanity,” he said. He also congratulated the teachers and parents of the graduates. foreign investors: Provincial Minister for Industries Commerce and Trade Sheikh Alla-ud-din said Punjab government would protect foreign investors in Punjab. He was chairing a meeting at Industries Department’s committee room on Thursday. He lauded PBIT role in attracting foreign inventors to Punjab. PBIT CEO Jhanzaib Burana, Secretary Industries Dr Mujtaba Paracha and Deputy Secretary Moeed Aman attended the meeting. Jhanzaib Burana briefed the meeting that MoUs with US healthcare company Trigis Health LLC and Esscom and a Korean company had been signed. Trigis Company will build a 500 beds Hospital in Mohlanwal, Lahore and Esscom will build a plant in Punjab to reduce electricity problems. The minister expressed hope that PBIT would promote valuable communication and utilise their resources to increase foreign investment in Punjab.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreKing Edward Medical University

Punjab University will remain closed of Urs of Hazrat Ali Hajveri

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:19
LAHORE :09 november: Punjab University will remain closed tomorrow (Friday) on account of “Annual Urs of Hazrat Ali Hajveri (RA). However, PU’s Gujranwala and Jhelum campuses will remain open, according to a press release issued here on Wednesday.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Virtual university of Pakistan organised a prize distribution ceremony

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:18
LAHORE :09 november: Virtual university of Pakistan organised a prize distribution ceremony in connection with "student week" on Wednesday at Alhamra Arts Council. A large number of students took part in a number of final competitions which were held during the ceremony. According to a press release issued here, Dr Naveed A Malik, rector of Virtual University (VU), applauded the organisers as well as the student societies for arranging such lively activities. He said such activities were needed for promoting a healthy culture. He said that most important outcome of the student week was that now all students of the university across Pakistan were more united. He urged all those concerned to plan more extracurricular events in a manner that all students might participate equally. At the end, prizes were distributed by Dr Naveed A Malik among the winner students. Various indoor and outdoor competitions were held during the student week of the university. The contests included quiz, photography, software programming, short play, E-gaming, painting, singing, badminton, cricket, table tennis and debate. The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreVirtual University

Saadi, Iqbal equally popular event organised by Lahore College for Women University

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:05
LAHORE:09 november:Allama Iqbal Day is celebrated with equal zeal and fervor across Iran as well. Pakistan and Iran can collaborate in numerous academic areas like literature, art and research. This was said by Iranian academicians in an event organised by departments of Persian and Urdu here at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Wednesday, according to a press release issued here. Professor Ali Bayat and Prof Muhammad Kiomursi from University of Tehran, Iran exchanged their views on Iqbaliat and said that Allama Iqbal is one of the most popular poets in Iran and his poetry is part of curriculum in secondary and higher education in the state. Dr Humera Irshad, head of Urdu Department and Dr Faleeha Kazmi, head of Persian Department told the guest professors that LCWU has set up a chair for Iranian poet Firdousi in the campus. A library at LCWU, set up with the support of Iran, has a unique collection of research work over Iqbal and Firdausi. Both universities decided to unite their resources and expertise for promotion of Urdu Language and Literature and inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. Vice-Chancellor LCWU Prof Dr Uzma, in her address, pointed out the basis of Iran-Pakistan relations and appreciated the cooperation and efforts of Iran regarding Pakistan’s integrity and development. She said both countries have common literary and cultural heritage. Sheikh Saadi and Allama Muhammad Iqbal are equally popular in both countries, she added.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreLahore College for Women University

King Edward Medical University wins GCU declamation

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:00
LAHORE:09 november: A team of medical students from King Edward Medical University (KEMU) has won the 37th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest, hosted by the Government College University Lahore Debating Society (GCUDS). According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, an eminent lawyer, Old Ravian and former federal minister, was the chief guest at the final round of one of the Pakistan’s biggest debating galas while GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah was also present. About 300 best orators from 70 educational institutions of the country participated in the two-day event. KEMU medical student Arsalan Ali Khan was awarded the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medal for the Best English Speaker of the event. The medal was initiated by the Government College former principal the late MA Khan with a donation of Rs 500,000 in 2007. Kamran Hussain Hashmi from Faisalabad Medical University (FMU) secured the second position in the English debates. After a close contest in the final rounds, Information Technology University (ITU) Lahore student Muhammad Hadi was adjudicated the best Urdu speaker of the declamation contest and awarded with the Dr Majid Nizami Medal initiated in 2013 by the university’s debating society in the honour of the eminent Old Ravian journalist. Enshal Javaid from DOW University of Health Sciences, Karachi clinched the second position in the Urdu debates. In the final round, the serious topics that remained closely contested by the teams were: “There can be no true revolution without the liberation of women”, “The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house”, “We all arrive by different streets, by unequal languages, at silence” and “It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.” In the humorous category, the participants enthralled the audience with their wit and humour particularly on the topics: “To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.”, “The personal is political” “I seek only the chase and not the quarry” and “Happiness is the longing for repetition”. A Ravian orator, Saad Khan, closed the House with his memorable speech. However, the GCU Debating Society as host didn’t contest for medals. Addressing the prize distribution ceremony, Ahmer Bilal Soofi said: “I was here many times on the stage, when I was student, as a debtor and in plays here, and I am extremely happy to notice that the GCU Bukhari Auditorium has not lost its vigour; the quality of content, the confidence of speakers, the reactions of audience, the dynamism, the overall atmosphere and excellent managerial management skills of hosts, that’s what makes Bukhari Auditorium what it is.” The former federal minister believed that Ravians were given a mandate for excellence.” The emblem of GCU was inscribed with a torch, not a candle, which means each student of this great institution has the duty not only to spread the knowledge but also lead others in his respective field,” he added. Vice Chancellor Prof Hassan Amir Shah congratulated the winners of the competition, saying that debates taught students how to disagree with others while paying respect to their faiths and ideas. He congratulated GCU Debating Society Adviser Siddique Awan and his orators on their excellent performances in debates championships all over the year, saying they had undoubtedly proved themselves to be the most outstanding torch bearers of the university pride. Danish Schools: The students of Punjab Danish Schools excelled in “NAB Inter District Declamation, Essay Writing, Poetry & Painting Competitions 2017” by getting 20 positions. According to a press release issued, boys of Danish School Chishtian (Bawalnagar) secured first position in English declamation, English essay writing and painting, second position in Urdu poetry. Girls of Danish School Hasilpur (Bahawalpur) obtained first position in English drama, English essay writing and Urdu poetry while third position in Urdu drama, Urdu essay and arts. Boys of Danish School Hasilpur district Bahawalpur got first position in English essay writing, Urdu Declamation and arts while they got second position in Urdu essay writing. Boys of Danish School Fazilpur (Rajanpur) secured first position in Urdu declamation, English poetry and English essay writing while third position in Urdu essay writing. Danish Schools Authority MD Brig. (r) Aamir Hafeez congratulated the students and their teachers on their splendid performance. He said the students of Danish Schools are showing excellent performance in academics, sports and co-curricular activities.The news. LahoreMedical College in LahoreKing Edward Medical University