LAHORE:April 15:Punjab University administration on Friday took action against eight more students involved in March 21 clash outside Institute of Education and Research in the second phase.
According to PU spokesman Khurram Shahzad, the university has suspended five students and issued charge-sheet to them, seeking response in seven days. He said the names of these five students had also been forwarded to police officials for initiating criminal proceedings in the case. He said these students include Dawood Khan of Institute of Education and Research, Alamgeer Khan of Department of Gender Studies, Abdul Waris Khan of Institute of Business Administration and Department of Political Science’ Daulat Khan and Salman Shah. Muhammad Bilal of Institute of Social and Cultural Studies was also issued charge-sheet, he added.
Moreover, the spokesman stated, on violation of SoPs during the event, the administration also issued charge-sheet to Muzammil Khan and Najeeb Ullah, organisers of the event. The spokesman said the university administration had initiated disciplinary proceedings against the students involved in the incident indiscriminately without any pressure. He said the administration would not adopt biased attitude towards any student. He said the administration was taking action against students as per rules and regulations who had been identified on the basis of evidences.
Chinese course: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, organised a two-week basic Chinese language course under Pak-China Desk on its City Campus.
According to a press release, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the concluding session of the Chinese course and distributed certificates among the participants.
Meanwhile, the students of Departments of Social Sciences and Biological Sciences of the UVAS, Lahore, organised an event on the topic of “Nikah Namaa Aik Sawal” to create awareness about the importance of Nikah Nama in the perspective of Islam. Scholar Mohtarma Razia Madni and Advocate Ms Sofia Masood delivered lectures.
Medical camp: Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) is conducting medical screening of its employees especially of those working at the landfill and dump sites.
Officials said a medical camp was established at Mian Munshi Hospital for medical checkup and screening of the employees where free of cost medical tests particularly hepatitis C and B tests of field workers were carried out. They said during the 10 days of medical camp over 140 employees, including senior manager, manager, assistant manager and other officials of landfill site, were examined for blood screening and vaccination.
LWMC Managing Director Bilal Mustafa paid visited the camp and said the dump site workers worked under high-risk environmental conditions leading to diseases such as hepatitis despite adopting precautionary measures and use of personal protective equipment, therefore, LWMC organised medical camps for their proper and timely checkup.
Cleanup operation: Albayrak Waste Management Company carried out a special cleanup operation in and around churches and Christians' graveyards here Friday.
Officials said the drive was carried out with the help of sanitary staff and heavy machinery prior to Easter. These field operations are being executed under the supervision of operations department of Albayrak Waste Management to facilitate Christian community in observing Good Friday and Easter.
Furthermore, an office order notified holidays for Christian workforce on occasions of Good Friday and Easter. The Christian sanitary staff of Albayrak will also get half salary for the month of April in advance. Moreover, the Christian workers, who will be on duty during these days, will receive an additional allowance PKR 450 per day.The news.