For education: NUML and DHA to establish new campus

BAHAWALPUR:11 March: National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and DHA Bahawalpur signed a memorandum for the establishment of a new campus in a ceremony on Saturday. Bahawalpur Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sher Afghan was the chief guest for the occasion. Calling it a milestone achievement, he congratulated the varsity’s director Major General (Retd) Zia Uddin, DHA Bahawalpur Project Director Brigadier (Retd ) Shahid Mehmood and their whole team.

The vice principal of Red Crescent Medical college, Lahore arrested

Lahore:10 March:The vice principal of Red Crescent Medical college, Lahore was arrested during the visit of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on account of having charged excess fees. Vice Principal Justice Nisar met the students on Friday at the college located in Phool Nagar, Express News reported. They conveyed how the administration had taken millions of rupees from them as fees besides other charges as donation.

Rawalpindi Arid Agriculture University inaugural ceremony

Rawalpindi:10 March: Speakers stressed the need for integrated water management approaches to address the need of agriculture sector and the welfare of communities. They were of the view that “Innovative and integrated water management & water harvesting techniques that deliver the critical eco-system services to human should be adopted for safeguarding the water reservoirs and to sustain in stream ecology.”

Citizens Foundation inaugurated fundraising project “Art for Education

LAHORE:March 10: The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and Italian Friends of the Citizens Foundation (IFTCF) officially inaugurated its fundraising project “Art for Education” in Lahore. The project aims at highlighting through the universal language of art, focus on quality education for the less privileged and generating funds for its mission of educating underprivileged children in Pakistan.

Punjab University observing a sit-in outside vice chancellor's office

LAHORE:March 10:A number of Pashtun and Baloch students of Punjab University (PU) have been observing a sit-in outside the vice chancellor's office for the last couple of days, demanding the administration restore their fellows expelled recently. The students alleged the PU administration of victimising Pashtun and Baloch students. However, the PU spokesman said action against the students who were found involved in the incidence of violence on January 22 was taken according to the law, rules and regulations, without any prejudice.

Information Technology University opens a three-day event

LAHORE:March 10: MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan in collaboration with Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) of Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab, opens a three-day event Smart City: The Hackathon, here Friday, which will continue until tomorrow (Sunday). Smart City: The Hackathon is Pakistan’s first-ever, large-scale hackathon organised with the aim to start informed conversations around Smart City initiatives.

Seminar at University of Agriculture Faisalabad

FAISALABAD:09 March: Punjab government is making all-out efforts to empower women, end gender discrimination, domestic violence and to make them active members in socio-economic activities of the country. This was said by MPA Najma Afzal while addressing a seminar titled “Punjab Women Empowerment Initiatives” arranged by the Institute of Home Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), a press release issued on Thursday stated.

United Teachers Council stage protest demo

LAHORE:09 March: A large number of schoolteachers gathered outside Punjab Civil Secretariat here on Thursday and protested against the School Education Department for, according to them, ignoring issues faced by the teachers across Punjab. The call for protest was given by United Teachers Council (UTC), a conglomerate of different teacher associations. A good number of female teachers also participated in it and expressed their concerns over "anti-teacher and "anti-education" policies of the School Education Department.

Hira Zubair’s solo exhibition is running until March 13

Lahore:March 9:Hira Zubair’s solo exhibition titled ‘Let Your Soul Blossom’ is running at the ArtChowk gallery until March 13. Hira believes that sustaining the soil meditates and focuses on your roots; the strength of spirituality involves our capacity to dig deep and find the greater meanings in life, to align ourselves with a purpose that extends beyond us and to find unity with something greater such as nature. Call 021-35300482 for more information. Music festival

85.9pc civil work on metro train project completed

LAHORE:March 7: After 19 train sets, two more train sets for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project have reached Pakistan. Steering Committee for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project (LOMTP) Chairman Khawaja Ahmad Hassan said this after a weekly progress review meeting here on Wednesday. He said that after successful completion of elevated viaduct on Package-I, all focus was now on Package-II where efforts had been geared up for finishing the remaining construction work of viaduct in the next week.

Punjab University to install specified biometric gates at boys’ hostels

LAHORE:March 7: Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar Tuesday instructed officials to install specified biometric gates at boys’ hostels to maintain strict monitoring. He said this while chairing a meeting of hostel wardens and superintendents. Hall Council Chairman Prof Dr Iqbal Chawla, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Hall Council Secretary Iqbal Khalil, IT Centre Director Imran Qureshi and other officials were present. The meeting decided to made structural changes to eradicate illegal occupancy from hostels.


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