NAB launches book for primary level children

Lahore:15 August:Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad, Finance Minister Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, the Planning and Development Board chairman, the secretaries of School Education, Local Government and Health Departments, the Punjab Information Technology Board chairman and the National Engineering Services of Pakistan managing director attended the meeting. Minister Tanvir Aslam Malik participated in the meeting via video link from the Commissioner’s Office in Rawalpindi.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2016.

Rs15b to be spent on building classrooms: Shahbaz

Lahore:15 August:Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday approved the Khadim-i-Punjab Schools Programme under which additional classrooms would be constructed at schools. The chief minister chaired a meeting in which he also approved design of the classrooms.

He told the participants that thousands of classrooms would be constructed at a cost of Rs15 billion. He said the classrooms would be built in 16 southern Punjab districts on a priority basis. “The provincial government has been working on a programme aimed at providing quality education and missing facilities at schools.”

Students and their teachers attended Independence Day celebrations at University of Education.

Lahore:15 August:A large number of students and their teachers attended Independence Day celebrations at the University of Education.

Vice Chancellor Rauf-i-Azam hoisted the flag. “Pakistan is a blessing of God. We must follow Jinnah’s principles of unity, faith and discipline to achieve success,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2016.

Forman Christian College University

Lahore:15 August:At the Forman Christian College University (FCCU), the Independence Day ceremony started with recitations from the Holy Quran and the Holy Bible.

Rector James Tebbe raised the national flag. Faculty and staff members, including Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Joseph Jones, Registrar Hamid Saeed, Intermediate Vice Rector CJ Dubash and Chief Security Officer Col Khaqan Mahmood were also present. FCCU Security Guards Corps saluted the flag and the participants sang the national anthem.

Flag hoisting ceremonies at Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi:15 August: The Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) arranged a Flag-hoisting ceremony to mark the Independence Day with traditional zeal and enthusiasm here on Sunday.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad hoisted the national Flag on the main campus while deans of all faculties, administrative officers, faulty members, employees and a large number of students attended the ceremony.

CPSP holds flag hoisting ceremony

Lahore:15 August: A flag hoisting ceremony was arranged at College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan, Regional Centre.

Besides members of the council, Prof Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof Aamer Zaman Khan, Prof Muhammad Tayyab, Prof Moeed Iqbal, Prof Zahid Kamal, Prof Abrar Ashraf Ali, Prof Ijaz Hussain, Prof Kamran Khalid Khawaja, Prof Syed Asghar Naqi, Dr Ahmed Uzair Qureshi, Dr Fozia Karim, a large number of fellows and senior professors attended the ceremony.

Sultana’s book Leading Lights

Lahore:13 August:Lahore used to be an open and inclusive city when I was growing up. I still remember the time spent with my friends from the Parsi community,” writer Mustansar Hussain Tarar said on Thursday.

He was reviewing Bushra Sultana’s book Leading Lights at an event held to commemorate Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s August 11, 1947, speech to the Constituent Assembly.

Many people in the audience mentioned growing intolerance towards other people’s beliefs and use of violence in religious disputes led to a decline in openness and inclusivity in the city.

UET delegation of 26 students departed to Quetta

Lahore:August 13:Technology, Lahore, departed to Quetta via Azadi Train to participate in different events related to Independence Day over there.

According to a press release, UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmed Khalid while talking to the students before their departure said, "Pakistan is everything for us and we should perform our duties with unity to make Pakistan strong so that we may strengthen identity and dignity of our land."The news.


Universities hold walks ahead of I-Day

Lahore:August 13:Punjab University (PU) organised a walk in connection with Independence Day celebrations on Friday.

The walk started from the Undergraduate Block and culminated outside the Institute of Education & Research (IER) at New Campus.

Speaking on the occasion, PU Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Kamal said the whole nation was united against its enemies, adding that their dreams to divide the country would never come true. He said it was essential to promote education culture for the sake of country’s progress and to eradicate terrorism.


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