Prof Dr Naeem Khan appointed as first VC of University of Baltistan

LAHORE:01 June: Punjab University’s Faculty of Life Sciences Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has been appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of University of Baltistan. He has been appointed for three years. President of Pakistan in his capacity as Chancellor of University of Baltistan has appointed Dr Naeem as the first VC of the university in exercise of powers conferred by Section 10 (3) of the University of Baltistan Order 2016.

Punjab Compulsory education of Holy Quran in Schools

Lahore:31 May:To pass the bill of prerequisite education of Quran recitation with translation from grade one to intermediate is the historic accomplishment of the Punjab government. Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said this while addressing a ceremony organised by Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) with reference to the compulsory education of Holy Quran in schools here on Wednesday.

PU VC Search Committee completed interviews of over 40 candidates

LAHORE:30 May: The Vice-Chancellor (VC) Search Committee on Tuesday completed interviews of over 40 candidates who were shortlisted for the post of VC of Punjab University (PU), it is learnt. A total of 17 candidates were shortlisted for interviews on Tuesday while the Search Committee had also invited around four candidates to interviews on nominations. Sources privy to the developments said 21 candidates were invited to interviews on the first day, Monday. One of them did not turn up. They added on Tuesday again one of the candidates could not make it to appear for the interview.

Teachers demand salary increase in upcoming budget

MULTAN:27 May: The Punjab Teachers Union has demanded an increase in salaries of employees. “An increase of 100% should be ensured in house rent because it has not been increased for the last several years,” Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) Senior Vice President Rana Altaf Hussain said while speaking to journalists in Multan on Tuesday. He added, “The salaries of teachers are not sufficient and they are spending a miserable life.”

prime minister should announced three-month honorarium for every govt employee

Lahore:27 May:According to the statement, “The status of the state is like a mother and mothers don’t differentiate between their children.” The PTU leadership said that the prime minister should have played his role and announced the three-month honorarium for every government employee of the country.

Punjab schoolteachers are unhappy not to receive honorarium

LAHORE:27 May: Government schoolteachers in Punjab are unhappy because only employees of the federal government have received the honorarium of three basic pays, whereas the privilege did not extend to provincial employees. In a statement issued on Saturday, Punjab Teachers’ Union (PTU) appreciated the move to grant the honorarium equivalent of three basic pays for federal government employees, but added provincial employees were hard hit by ever-increasing inflation. He outlined that the same was honorarium was not extended to provincial teachers.The news.

Two students of PU-IBA selected in Global ndergraduate Exchange Programme

LAHORE:26 May: Two students of Punjab University’s Institute of Business Administration (PU-IBA) have been selected to participate in the Global Undergraduate Exchange Programme. Syed Irtiza Haider Bukhari and Ms Hajra Javed, the students of BBA seventh semester, will participate in the programme funded by the United States Department of States. They will leave for the US in August 2018.

Missing’ laptops: Students protest outside BISE

MULTAN:25 May: Scores of students staged a demonstration outside the Multan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) for ignoring them in laptop schemes on Saturday. The protesters blocked the road, leading up to the BISE offices. They held banners and placards which bore slogans in favour of their demands. The students alleged that they had achieved positions during 2015, but were not given the laptops they were once promised, despite fulfilling the criteria.

HED re-advertised vacant posts of BISEs chairmen at seven boards

LAHORE:25 May: The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has been struggling to fill vacant positions of heads at several of the boards of intermediate and secondary education (BISEs) across the province and as the term of the government comes to an end it seems unlikely that appointments could be made. HED re-advertised the vacant posts of BISEs chairmen at seven boards that included Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal and Sargodha and had set May 8 the last date for receiving the applications.

Punjab Textbook Board banned a Cambridge O-level book

LAHORE:25 May: Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) has banned a Cambridge O-level book for alleged objectionable and controversial material and having no approval from the PCTB. According to a PCTB notification, the book, “The History & Culture of Pakistan” written by Nigel Kelly, is being used for the Cambridge O-Level Pakistan Studies syllabus and allegedly has objectionable and controversial material.

Punjab University issued date sheets of doctor of pharmacy

LAHORE:25 May: Punjab University (PU) has issued date sheets of the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm-D) fourth and final professional, second annual examination 2017. Appointed: PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen has appointed Department of Information Management Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood as chairman of the department. Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood is the senior most professor in Department of Information Management (DIM). His seven books and more than 150 research papers have published in the international and national journals. He has also served as a professor in University of Damam, Saudi Arabia.

Punjab govet asked administration to transfer funds by May 24

LAHORE:23 May: The last two installments of the non-salary budget (NSB) funds haven’t reached schools and the Punjab government has asked the administration to transfer the funds by May 24. The NSB fund was designed to allow schools to independently make small-scale purchases, improve infrastructure and hire part-time staff. It is distributed based on a set formula that has been devised to pay the funds to all primary, elementary, high and higher secondary schools in each of districts.

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