Punjab University Lahore

PU Syndicate holds ‘illegal’ meeting, approves Rs 9bn budget

LAHORE:June 9: The Punjab University on Thursday held its syndicate meeting despite the stay order by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Teachers held a protest outside the vice chancellor's office and tried to stop the meeting. The meeting of syndicate approved budget for fiscal year 2017-18 of Rs 9 billion however, a number of teachers including elected members of PU Senate and PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA) stormed into the syndicate meeting and staged a protest demonstration outside the vice chancellor's office terming the meeting illegal.

Rs9b PU budget approved amid teachers’ protest

LAHORE:June 9: Punjab University syndicate meeting chaired by interim Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir approved Rs 9 billion budget for the year 2017-18, amid strong protest from some members of the varsity senate, elected members of the Academic Staff Association (ASA) and faculty members. Those who protested were of the view that the interim VC was supposed to get approval to hold the syndicate meeting from the chancellor, which they claimed he didn’t, owing to which the same was allegedly illegal.

Punjab University to set up medical college

Lahore:05 June:They said that for the first time, police was deployed at the university for more than one month because of the VC’s failure to handle the situation. They also accused the VC of supporting Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), because of which its activities of vandalism had increased on campus, they claimed while adding that teachers and students felt fearful on campus.

PU teachers divided over VC’s appointment

LAHORE:05 June:Punjab University’s academics are divided over the appointment of a new vice-chancellor at the university, which is expected to be announced by the Punjab chief minister in the upcoming weeks. One group of teachers is demanding that former vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran should be reappointed, while another is demanding that Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir be made the permanent VC.

Punjab university a writ filed in the LHC,

Lahore:May 29:For PU, a writ had been filed in the LHC, which stated that the incumbent VC did not fulfil the minimum criteria set by the PHEC. Another alleged financial misappropriation had been unearthed at PU in the incumbent’s tenure. For the former VC, Mujahid Kamran, a NAB inquiry is also looking into financial embezzlement during his nine-year tenure. For the LCWU, the contest is between acting VC Dr Rukhsana Kausar, Dr Uzma Qureshi and Dr Shahida Hasnain.

Punjab University Senate wants NAB probe into VC’s ‘corruption’

LAHORE:23 May:Punjab University’s (PU) Senate and Academic Staff Association (ASA) have called on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take action over alleged corruption and misappropriation by Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir. It said the irregularities occurred when awarding civil work contracts amounting to Rs21.4 million. They alleged that the projects were handed to his “favourite contractors”.

Punjab University Organised a pre-budget seminar

LAHORE:May 19:Punjab University Department of Economics on Thursday organised a pre-budget seminar in which the speakers said 2017-18 budget must be public-friendly budget. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin, economist Dr Ashfaq Hussain, Chairman Department of Economics University of Lahore Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam Ch, Vice President Pakistan Kissan Board Sarfaraz Ahmed, In charge PU Department of Economics Ms Kulsoom Zulfiqar, faculty members and a large number of students were present.

Punjab University Students win Contests

LAHORE:May 17:Punjab University (PU) students from various departments participated in various intervarsity competitions and clinched prominent positions. In All Pakistan Poetry and Bait Bazi Competitions at Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU), Lahore, PU students Musa Kazim and Sohaib Mugheera bagged first position in Bait Bazi. Mustafa Mendi and Sohaib Mugheera in Afsana and Urdu Nazm obtained first positions, respectively. Mubashir Saeed grabbed second position in both competitions.

CM’s China visit delays appointment of VCs

LAHORE:13 May:Appointments of vice chancellors at public universities of Punjab may get delayed further as Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has left for China on a one-week visit. In its verdict over a case on the appointment of VCs, the LHC gave the go-ahead to the Punjab government to appoint these officials at four of the 15 public sector institutes as per recommendations of their respective search committees.

Punjab University Conference Today

LAHORE:11 May:Punjab University Department of Persian in collaboration with Muslim Institute, Islamabad will organise an international conference on Sultan Bahoo and Maulana Rumi on Thursday (today) at 9am atAl-Raazi Hall. PU VC Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan Mr Jononov Sherali, Afghan Senator Arifullah Pashtoon, Counsel General of Iran at Lahore Mr Muhammad Hussain Bani Asadi, national and international research scholars will attend the conference.The news.

Declamation contest winners announced

LAHORE:10 May:The Federal Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday announced the winners of the 19th All Pakistan Inter-University Declamation Contest for Award of Allama Iqbal Shield 2017 (Punjab Region) organized by the HEC’s Regional Center. Over 120 students from 30 Universities of Punjab both public and private sector participated in the contest. The winners were awarded cash prices, shields as well as participation certificates to all the participants.

Declamation contest winners announced

LAHORE:10 May:The Federal Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday announced the winners of the 19th All Pakistan Inter-University Declamation Contest for Award of Allama Iqbal Shield 2017 (Punjab Region) organized by the HEC’s Regional Center. Over 120 students from 30 Universities of Punjab both public and private sector participated in the contest. The winners were awarded cash prices, shields as well as participation certificates to all the participants.

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