Private medical colleges barred from admission

LAHORE:02 December: The Lahore High Court Thursday reserved judgment on petitions challenging central admission policy of the private medical colleges and restrained the private colleges from offering admission and displaying merit lists. A division bench headed by Justice Ayesha A Malik and Justice Jawad Hassan heard the petitions moved by students and Young Doctors Association. During the proceedings, Advocate Ijaz Ahmad Awan who was representing the students submitted that the last date has been announced by the medical colleges to apply for admission.

Protesting students want their degrees recognised by HEC

LAHORE:02 December:A large number of students of the Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS) held a protest and a sit-in outside the Lahore Press Club on Thursday. They demanded that their degrees get attested by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Students were of the view that the ICBS management, HEC, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) had misled them. They added that despite several assurances, their degrees were not being recognised by the authorities.

24th Convocation: UET confers honorary PhD on Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE:01December:The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has conferred honorary doctoral degree on Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday at its 24th Convocation. Speaking at the convocation, the federal minister, who was also the guest of honour, thanked the university for the degree and said that it was an honour to receive it from his alma mater. He said, “I dedicate this honour to my parents and teachers”.

1,742 graduates conferred degrees, medals at IUB convocation

BAHAWALPUR:01December:At least 1,742 graduates, who completed their PhD, MPhil and other courses, were awarded medals and degrees at the 12th Convocation of Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) on Wednesday. Provincial Minister for Higher Education Raza Haider Gilani, IUB Vice-Chancellor Prof Qaisar Mushtaq deans of faculties, academics and students attended the ceremony. Raza Haider Gilani said the graduates should work hard instead of adopting short cuts. “People in western countries consider themselves as best nations of the world as they believe in hard work,” he said.

Writers urged to focus on foreign literary figures

LAHORE:01December: World Punjabi Congress Chairman Fakhar Zaman has said our expatriate writers should write on foreign poets, writers and about literary movements abroad. Delivering a presidential address at a function with Dutch-Pakistani writer Asad Mufti, arranged by the Punjab Institute of Language and Culture (PILAC), Fakhar Zaman said that one should not forget the roots but one has to use the images and sensibility which is the hallmark of a particular foreign country.

Students protest against private college

LAHORE:01December:Dozens of students from a private college staged a sit-in outside Lahore Press Club on Thursday against the college's administration for not awarding them degrees. The students also burnt tyres to express their anger over the injustice. They vowed not to leave the place till their issue was resolved. The students alleged that they had completed their degrees but the institute was not awarding them degrees despite passage of two years.

Private medical colleges barred from admission

LAHORE:01December: The Lahore High Court Thursday reserved judgment on petitions challenging central admission policy of the private medical colleges and restrained the private colleges from offering admission and displaying merit lists. A division bench headed by Justice Ayesha A Malik and Justice Jawad Hassan heard the petitions moved by students and Young Doctors Association. During the proceedings, Advocate Ijaz Ahmad Awan who was representing the students submitted that the last date has been announced by the medical colleges to apply for admission.

10,000 to get CM’s e-Rozgaar Programme training

LAHORE:November 29: Around 10,000 candidates will complete training for CM’s e-Rozgaar Programme by February 2018. Number of candidates trained depends on the capacity of lab ranging from 100 to 300 in each cycle per centre. The CM’s e-Rozgaar Programme established by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) aims to provide training to budding freelancers to help improve their skill set and assist them in earning a sustainable income and achieve upward economic mobility.

Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education practicals on Dec 6, 7

LAHORE:November 29: Educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities which were closed, across Punjab, in the wake of sit-ins by religious parties will reopen today (Wednesday). Meanwhile, Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore has issued revised schedule for those practical exams of Intermediate Supplementary Examination 2017, which were postponed owing to abrupt closure of educational institutions. The practical exams which were scheduled for November 27, and November 28, but were postponed, would be held now on December 6 and 7, 2017, respectively.

Teacher allegedly terminated for being Ahmadi approaches high court

Lahore:28 November:The Lahore High Court issued on Monday a notice to the Punjab secretary of the school education department on a petition by a teacher allegedly terminated for being an Ahmadi. Shaukat Rauf contended that he had been terminated without being given an opportunity of defence merely on a complaint lodged by a fellow teacher. The petitioner said he was a true Muslim having firm believe in finality of prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH) and had PhD degree in Islamiat.

PMDC starts action against colleges over admission policy

LAHORE:November 28: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Ministry of Health (NHRS&C) have started taking action against the colleges, which are not following the centralised admission policy 2016. According to a press release issued here Monday, PM&DC President, in a statement, said that all colleges have to submit their student registration lists before 31st of March, 2018, for the session 2017 -2018 to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council after completing the admissions as per centralised admission policy 2016; otherwise, students shall not be registered with PM&DC.

PMDC starts action against colleges over admission policy

LAHORE:November 28: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and Ministry of Health (NHRS&C) have started taking action against the colleges, which are not following the centralised admission policy 2016. According to a press release issued here Monday, PM&DC President, in a statement, said that all colleges have to submit their student registration lists before 31st of March, 2018, for the session 2017 -2018 to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council after completing the admissions as per centralised admission policy 2016; otherwise, students shall not be registered with PM&DC.

150 students remained stranded on Gujranwala station for hours

GUJRANWALA:27 November: More than 150 school children among other passengers on board a train from Abbottabad to Lahore remained stranded for hours at a railway station in Gujranwala on Sunday as the railway track was closed owing to countrywide protest against the crackdown on Faizabad protesters. Students and teachers were from a private school in Lahore, who had gone for a trip to Abbottabad. They were on their way to Lahore when their train was stopped in Gujranwala around noon due to protest on the railway track in Shahdara.

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