Schoolteachers reiterate demand of 20 percent pay raise

LAHORE:June 12: Punjab public schoolteachers have yet again demanded the provincial government to grant them 20 percent pay raise. Talking to Daily Times on Sunday, representatives of Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) Sajjad Kazmi Group have demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to accept their demand of a pay raise. "Besides, the government should also increase house rent and medical allowance up to 50 percent," they said.

Naatia Mushaira’ held to celebrate Ramazan

Lahore:June 12:A magnificent Na’atia Mushaira at ‘Turabi’s Baithak’ was organised by Dr. Nisar Turabi and his team in connection with the holy month of Ramadan. It started with recitation from the Holy Quran magically done by Ali Bin Aziz. After introductory remarks about Dr. Ehsan Akbar presiding over the function and guest poets Dr. Muhammad Amin and Anjum Javed, Dr. Nisar Turabi handed over conduct of the Mushaira to Mehboob Zafar, a gentleman with commendable expertise and poise. He performed this role in an entirely professional and graceful manner.

IT University,and University of Colorado will jointly install water ATM machines

LAHORE:11May: In a historical collaboration between the Information Technology University (ITU), Lahore and University of Colorado, United States, water ATM machines will be set up all across Punjab in order to provide clean drinking water to the people. According to reports, the whole project will cost around $374,599. The project will be undertaken under the Pakistan - United States Science and Technology Cooperation programme.

Media can educate citizens on causes of disasters’

Lahore:11May:Two-day long refresher training workshop for media coordinators of Punjab Emergency Service/Rescue 1122 concluded at the Managers Training Centre, Emergency Services Academy, on Saturday. The basic purpose of the workshop was to train the audio/video cameramen of the service about incident reporting, effective monitoring of emergency staff, visual monitoring of operations, event management and coordination with media professionals on emergency operations sites. Jam Sajjad Hussain, head of public relations, was the course coordinator.

Rs15.7m donated to GC University for scholarships

LAHORE:11May:The Old Ravians and philanthropists donated about Rs 15.7 million to the Government College University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) at the Annual Scholarship Distribution and Fundraising Dinner 2017 for the scholarships of the university’s financially-challenged students. Eminent nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarikmand was the chief guest at the ceremony to which donors were invited to meet the students who are being benefited from their donations.

CTP delivered road safety lectures to 5,000 students

LAHORE:10 June: Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rai Ijaz Ahmad Friday said that the City Traffic Police (CTP) delivered road safety lectures to more than 5,000 thousand students at d50 educational institutions during the first ten days of holy fasting month of Ramazan. The chief traffic officer said that students took keen interest in the road safety lectures which would help decrease traffic rules violation.

Information Technology University Water quality

Lahore:June 10: Information Technology University (ITU) and University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) will work together to develop “Design and Implementation of Water ATMs – Water Dispensing and Quality Measurement Units” in Pakistan under Pakistan-United States Science and Technology Cooperation Programme. For this project, Dr Tauseef Tauqeer of ITU and Mustafa Naseem of UCB have jointly been awarded a competitive research grant of US $ 374,599 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the US and by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan.

PHEC, GCU ink MoU on PhD scholarship programme

LAHORE:June 10:Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Government College University (GCU) signed an MoU here on Friday to launch International Split PhD Scholarship Programme for the faculty of public sector colleges and universities of Punjab. PHEC Chairman Prof Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin and GCU Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah signed the 33-point MoU regarding funding, eligibility criteria and other initial standard operating procedures for the new international programme.

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.

UHS declares BSc nursing results

LAHORE:June 8: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday announced results of BSc nursing (Post RN 2-Year) annual examination. According to details, a total of 186 candidates from seven affiliated institutes appeared in the exams. The passing percentage rained 77.3 percent, with 143 candidates passed and 42 failed Sadia Ibraheem of the New Life College of Nursing, Multan, bagged first position by securing 452marks. Shabana Nasim of the Postgraduate College of Nursing, Lahore, got second position by securing 439 marks.

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