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PMDC computerisation starts

LAHORE:January 21:The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has started the process of implementing digitalisation system for its better functioning. Ad hoc Council of PMDC Chairman Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan (retd) chaired a meeting at PMDC office on Saturday to improve and revamp the IT system of the office and to implement digitalisation system to speed up the working and to move towards paperless environment, said a press release issued here.

Sampurna – Book Launch

Lahore:January 21:ArtChowk Gallery is hosting a book launch titled “Sampurna” by Saffia Saleem Beyg. This book is an attempt to explain the basics of Classical sub continental music traditions in a simple written format. The event will be held at 5pm on Saturday, Feb 3 at the ArtChowk gallery.Call 021-35300482 for more information.The news.

Teachers can help prevent child abuse Punjab University

LAHORE:January 20: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakir has said schoolteachers can play a pivotal role in sensitising children for prevention of child abuse as school is the most important institution to create awareness about child rights. He said there was a need to do a scientific research to train the schoolteachers to perform the responsibilities of curbing child abuse incidents.

20,000 schools to be solar-powered in Punjab

Lahore:19 January:Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that 20,000 schools will be turned into solar panels to ensure continued power supply under the Ujala programme, according to Radio Pakistan. He remarked while chairing a meeting to review the progress on the Khadim-e-Aala Ujala programme in Lahore. Nawaz left for Saudi Arabia in fear of Shehbaz: Aitzaz Ahsan The Punjab CM added that the aim of the initiative is to guarantee a bright future for the country.

Punjab University BA/BSc exam

Lahore:19 January:Punjab University (PU) has notified that BA/BSc Composite (old scheme) Part-I and II Supplementary Exams of 2017 scheduled to be held on November 27 and Nov 28, 2017, were suspended and re-scheduled for December 4 and Dec 5, 2017, respectively. According to a press release, candidates who remained absent due to non-receipt of roll number slips or otherwise have hereby been given another chance to appear in their missed papers.The news.

Teachers’ Front demands ex-PU VC’s name be put on ECL

LAHORE:09 January:A group of teachers from Punjab University have demanded of the provincial government to put the name of former provisional vice-chancellor’s name on the exit control list (ECL) and a thorough investigation should be carried out against him for alleged irregularities. A statement issued by the Teachers’ Front on Monday stated that the teachers demand that Dr Zafar Moin Nasar should not be given a safe passage and instead legal action should be initiated against him. The statement added that teachers were celebrating the exit of the former VC.

Zakaria is new Vice Chancellor of Punjab University

Lahore:January 9:Punjab Governor/Chancellor has appointed Dr Muhammad Zakaria Zakar as Vice Chancellor of Punjab University (PU) till the appointment of a regular official. The governor has accepted the resignation of interim VC Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar with effect from Jan 6. Dr Zaffar Mueen had abruptly resigned from the post after serving the university for around a year on an interim basis. It was alleged that he had resigned in protest against the Punjab government for pressurizing him to give 2-kanal of the university land to a seminary.

Govt asks Punjab University to give land to religious party

LAHORE:03 January: The Punjab government on Monday asked the Punjab University (PU) administration to hand over its prime two kanals to a religious party. Adviser to Chief Minister Khwaja Ahmed Hassaan held a meeting with the university authorities at 90 Shahrah-i-Quaid-i-Azam on Monday and forced them to let the government acquire the land without any delay. PU Vice Chancellor Zaffar Mueen Nasar, four deans, resident officers 1 and 2, the treasurer and the director of sports were present.

Punjab University teachers to resist govt demand

LAHORE:January 3:Punjab University (PU) teachers expressing concern over the request of the Punjab government demanding two kanal prime PU land at Old Campus sports ground observed that the university land could not be used other than academic and co-curricular purposes. They vowed to resist any such move. The meeting of different groups of teachers was convened by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir who speaking on the occasion said the teachers must respect each other to ensure pleasant academic atmosphere on the campus.The news.

Govt releases Rs3.5b to district authorities for schools

LAHORE:02January:The Punjab government released Rs3.5 billion in the non-salary budget (NSB) for schools and placed the amount for each district in the Special Drawing Accounts (SDAs) of the District Education Authority’s Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) accounts. The released amount is the second installment for the fiscal year 2017-18 released by the provincial government. It also ordered to place the sanctioned amount in the existing District Education Authority (SDAs) of DEAs and District Education Officers (Secondary) (DEOs).

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