Punjab University to set up study group to tackle pollution

Lahore:November 30: Punjab University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran Tuesday announced setting up pollution study group in order to combat environmental challenges faced by the province.

    He made this announcement while speaking at a national seminar “Smog: Formation, Impacts & Mitigation” organised by Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) in collaboration with SEAL at Al Raazi Hall.

GCUniversity Poster Contest

Lahore:November 30:In order to sensitise students about the environmental issues, Inter-Departmental Poster Competition was organised by the Government College University (GCU) Biological Society on Tuesday.

As many 34 posters were put on display by the students of different departments on the six different themes including Progress at Nature's Expense, Biodiversity/Wildlife Conservation, Global Warming, Dwindling Water Resources and Renewable energy resources.

Rawalpindi Cantonment to have a new Medical College

Rawalpindi:27 november: A new medical college would be constructed in the Rawalpindi Cantonment area where qualified faculty members with modern teaching aids and laboratory equipment would impart quality education in a highly competitive environment.

According to the minutes of the meeting of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB), the approval for construction of the state-of-the-art medical college has been given to cope with growing requirements of the students.

Profs, lecturers to protest on Dec 14

Lahore:27 november:Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA) has announced a protest rally to press for their demands, including filling of over 6,000 vacant posts in public colleges, one-step upgrade and pay protection.

    PPLA Lahore leaders held a meeting on Saturday and announced that the rally would be taken out from Government MAO College to Punjab Civil Secretariat on December 14. They also said that the protesting teachers would besiege the Secretariat till the acceptance of their demands.The news.

Annual convocation of FC College University

Lahore:27 november:Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana has said that future of Pakistan is safe and secure as its youth is active and brave, adding that Pakistani youth could make the country as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

He said this at the annual convocation of FC College University here on Saturday. Rector Dr James A Tebbe, faculty members and a large number of students and their parents were also present.

At Kinnaird high school: UK secretary opens academic block

Lahore :November 26:UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson unveiled a commemorative plaque on Friday marking the successful completion of a new academic block at the Government Kinnaird High School for Girls in Lahore. The new academic building has 23 new classrooms and 11 toilets.

The high school is one of 32 dangerous schools across Punjab where the Department for International Development-assisted ‘Humqadam Programme’ is replacing unsafe and unhygienic classrooms with safe and nurturing learning places.

Hate literature: Call for reforming schoolbooks

 

Lahore:November 26:A research review on textbooks of Pakistan has concluded that some schoolbooks still contain discriminatory and hate-based material against the spirit of Article 22 of the Constitution and the UN Convention on Child Rights.
The report comprising work of various research institutes was launched during a ceremony on Friday by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

Call to introduce ‘curriculum for compassion’ for equal growth

Lahore:November 26: Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has urged the Punjab government to introduce a comprehensive “curriculum for compassion” to make Muslim and non-Muslim students competitive enough to access equal opportunity to progress in an inclusive society.

    The institute lauded the role of the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) and the Punjab government for accommodating recommendations of various researchers for change/revision in curriculum and textbooks.

Private Medical Colleges to follow PMDC Policy

Lahore:22 November: Punjab Specialised Healthcare & Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah has said Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) admission policy would be followed in the admission of private medical and dental colleges under University of Health Sciences Lahore.

In this connection, Provincial Admission Committee would also intimate PMDC regarding the violation of rules and regulations by few private medical and dental colleges for taking necessary action according to the law.

UHS approves Rs895.7m Budget

Lahore:22 November:The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Board of Governors (BoG) has approved Rs 895.700 million budget for the financial year 2016-17.

    According to a press release on Monday, the 36th meeting of UHS board was held on Monday which was chaired by Federal Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar. Other members who attended the meeting included Prof Malik Hussain Mubbashar, Zarine Aziz, UHS VC Prof Muhammad Aslam and representatives of provincial health and finance departments.

Seminar on role of ICT in agriculture held at PMAS-AAUR

Rawalpindi: November 19: Speakers at a seminar said that use of information & communication technology (ICT) in agriculture sector can help to enhance agricultural production. They stressed on the adoption of ICT techniques to spread useful agriculture information to farming community which could have huge impact on agriculture production in Pakistan.

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