150 pilgrims shifted to University of Faisalabad quarantine facility

FAISALABAD:24 March: As many as 150 pilgrims, arriving from Taftan, were shifted to the PARS campus of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF). Pilgrims were transported to the quarantine facility in seven buses. The 150 pilgrims will be kept in quarantine for 14 days, where medical staff will perform duties in three shifts. Police and staff on duty wear gloves and masks. The pilgrims included women and children. All these pilgrims will be screened and their report will be ready in three days.

Pakistani engineers develop anti-bacterial wipes to protect from coronavirus

LAHORE :24 March: The Punjab University’s chemical engineers have developed anti-bacterial disposable wipes and sanitiser on a par with the standards of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help protect people from coronavirus. Addressing a press briefing on Sunday, Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Akhter said people were ignoring many things which could be a source of spreading coronavirus such as mobile phones, purses, keys, pens, door handles, stair railings, ATMs and public washrooms.

PUnjab University engineers make wipes, sanitiser

LAHORE:23 March:Punjab University’s chemical engineers have developed anti-bacterial disposable wipes and sanitizer as per WHO guidelines which would help to protect people from coronavirus. In this regard, PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad addressed a press briefing along with Department of Polymer Engineering and Technology’s associate professors Dr Bilal Haider, Dr Atif Islam, Assistant Professor Dr Areeba Farooq, student volunteers, including Hamza Javed, Rahat Rashid, Hafiz Abdullah, Muhammad Asad and Musa Raza at Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (ICET) here Sunday.

Governor Sarwar inaugurates telemedicine centre at PU

LAHORE :22 March: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar inaugurated a telemedicine centre at Punjab University Teaching Hospital here on Saturday. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, Punjab Corona Response Team Member and PU Telemedicine Centre Focal Person Dr Zeeshan Danish, Chief Medical Officer Dr Muhammad Akram, Dr Tahseen Zameer and other doctors were present on the occasion. Talking to the media, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar lauded Punjab University’s role in combating coronavirus. He also praised the PU VC and his team.

University of Engineering signs MoU for paperless ECAT

LAHORE :22 March: University of Engineering and Technology (UET), and Virtual University of Pakistan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct paperless Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT). UET Lahore Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar and VU Rector Naeem Tariq accompanied by VU Controller of Examination Dr Faisal Tehseen Shah signed the MoU. Under the MoU, computer-based combined entry test 2020 will be conducted by University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in Punjab.

School heads to create awareness about coronavirus

LAHORE:29 February:The Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab has developed a booklet for schoolchildren which contains awareness about basic protective measures against coronavirus. Meanwhile, the District Education Authority (DEA) in a letter has also issued necessary instructions to heads of public and private schools to create awareness among schoolchildren about basic protective measures against the virus.

Prize distribution ceremony at FG Postgraduate College

Rawalpindi :29 February: To commend the consistent efforts of students who excelled in academic and co-curricular activities during the year 2019-2020, the Annual prize distribution of FG Postgraduate College for women, Kashmir Road Rawalpindi was held in Salma Masud Auditorium here on Thursday. Dr. SM Junaid Zaidi Executive Director, Founder Rector COMSATS was the honourable chief guest on this occasion. The ceremony started with the recitation of the Quranic verses by Hafsa Muddassar. Beenish Mustafa presented Naat-e- Rasool-e- Maqbool (SAW). College Anthem was displayed on multi media.

Varsities power shift: Solar energy to save Rs256 million annually

LAHORE:20 February: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Wednesday said 10 major universities of the province, including Punjab University, will be switched over to solar energy in the first phase of a scheme, saving Rs256 million annually. “A total of Rs6.41 billion will be saved in 25 years,” he said during a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held at Governor House. The Department of Energy and Punjab University signed the MoU under the project to convert all public sector universities to solar energy on the occasion.

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