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Teachers protest against school dept policies

LAHORE:April 13: Dozens of schoolteachers staging a demonstration here on Thursday protested against the School Education Department (SED) Punjab. United Teachers Council (UTC) had given the protest call in which dozens of schoolteachers participated and expressed their concerns over School Education Department’s policies related to contract staff, departmental inquiries, time scale and absence of service structure for Qari and Computer Lab in-charge in government schools across the province.

Seventh-grader commits suicide over scoring low marks

Lahore:April 13:A 14-year-old student of Grade 7 allegedly committed suicide reportedly after scoring low marks in his annual exams than were expected of him by his guardians. According to Shah Faisal Colony SHO Haji Ishaq, they received a report about the incident in Kohati Mohalla on Thursday morning and found the teenager, Muhammad Sheeraz, dead when they arrived.

Punjab University BA/BSc Part-I annual exams will commence

LAHORE:April 12: Punjab University BA/BSc Part-I annual examinations 2018 will commence from April 19, for which roll number slips have been dispatched to all candidates through registered mail on their addresses. According to a press release issued here Wednesday, if any candidate has not received slip, he/she can receive the duplicate slip from BA/BSc Hall, Exams Department, New Campus with a photocopy of CNIC. seminar: Punjab University (PU) Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) will organise a seminar on “awareness on drug abuse” on Thursday (today).The news.

Punjab University seminar on ‘Drug Addiction and Abuse

Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) organised a seminar on ‘Drug Addiction and Abuse: Treatment and Prevention”. Prof Dr Rubina Zakar presided over the ceremony while Drug Advisory Training Hub (DATH) Director Syed Zulfiqar Hussain and counselor for drug addicts Hamid Hashmi were the chief guests. Dr Rubina said drug addiction was a global issue. She highlighted the importance of raising awareness about it.

PITB for Punjab Textbook Board will promote e-Learning

LAHORE:10 April: Modern techniques in the field of education through technological interventions developed by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) will promote e-Learning across the province. This was stated by Dr Umar Saif, PITB Chairman, while addressing the completion of training workshop of 200 teachers here on Monday.

TEVTA to help graduates lease cars from banks

LAHORE:08 April: Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, the chairman of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), said that they will help the graduates of their driving course in leasing cars from banks on easy conditions. Speaking to Punjab DIG Traffic Farooq Mazhar and SSP Traffic Police Athar Saeed at TEVTA Secretariat on Monday, Sheikh expressed that leasing cars from banks would make our youth independent, which is the current need of the hour. Thanks to companies such as Uber and Careem, young adults nowadays can earn between Rs25,000 to Rs35,000 per month, he elaborated.

Punjab University announced results of MSc Botany

LAHORE:April 7: Punjab University Friday announced results of various examinations. According to a handout, these results include supplementary examination-2017 of MA Archaeology Part-I, MA Diplomacy & Strategic Studies, MSc Botany Part-I, MA International Relations Part-II, MA Kashmiriyat Part-II, MA Punjabi Part-II, MA Philosophy Part-II, MSc Space Science Part-II, MA Persian Part-I&II and MSc Geography Part-I & II.The news.

LHC directed govet to notify Punjab Free and Compulsory Education Act

LAHORE:April 6: The Lahore High Court on Thursday struck down a complete bar on private schools to increase fee, terming it unreasonable and disproportionate restrictions on private schools’ fundamental rights. A three-judge full bench, led by Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh, also directed the government to frame uniform regulatory regime through rules under Section 13 of the Ordinance of 1984, within 90 days to determine the increase claimed by schools in fee by also considering the actual cost and expenses incurred and profits made by private educational institutions.

Punjab University a debate competition of Tax Day celebrations

LAHORE:April 6: Auqaf and Religious Affairs Minister Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri has said that it is the youth who will determine the road map of the nation. Addressing students at a debate competition organised by Punjab Revenue Authority on the topic ”Tax Evasion is an Impediment to Growth” as a forerunner of Tax Day celebrations, he appreciated PRA’s effort for introducing such healthy competition as part of its Tax Day celebrations on a topic which he considered was need of the hour. He asked the PRA to introduce such more healthy activities.

Woman reportedly dies of dengue at JPMC

Lahore: 05 April:An elderly woman died on Wednesday reportedly due to dengue fever and related complications at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) on Wednesday. This is the first dengue-related death reported this year, however, doctors were also quick to point out that dengue was not the only health issue the deceased was dealing with. The elderly woman, identified as Akraman Mai, a resident of Surjani Town, was taken to JPMC with complaints of multiple ailments, including fever, a few days back. Subsequent medical tests revealed that she was also suffering from dengue fever.

Govt forms committee to regulate school fee increase

Lahore:05 April:On the directives of the Sindh High Court (SHC), the provincial government has formed a 12-member committee to regulate any increase in private schools’ tuition fees. On March 5, the SHC, while disposing of petitions filed by parents of children studying in private schools against the managements for increasing fees by more than five per cent in violation of the rules and regulations, had directed the government to form rules for increasing fees within 90 days.

Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies Seminar

Lahore:05 April: Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) and Department of Political Science will organise a seminar on “A Reflection on Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir” on Thursday (today) at 2:30pm in the seminar hall of CSAS. Ms Mishal Malik, w/o Yasin Malik (JKLF), will address on the occasion. Meanwhile, CSAS will also organize another seminar on “Pakistan Maritime Affairs: Prospects & Challenges” at 12 noon in which Pakistan Navy’s former Commodore SM Shahzad will be keynote speaker.The news.

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