Tevta inks MoU on training

LAHORE:06 November:Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) and an e-commerce organisation, signed a memorandum of understanding to extend virtual assistant training to the selected Tevta students for enabling them to carry out independent online trade through international digital platforms. The MoU was signed by Tevta Chairperson Ali Salman Siddique and the CEO of the e-commerce organisation, Kashif Ali Sheikh, here on Tuesday.

Punjab University to set up centre for advanced materials

LAHORE:06 November:Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar has said that there is a need to remove missing connection between science and engineering subjects in universities to address the challenges being faced by the country in science and technology. He was addressing the inaugural session of an international symposium, ‘Advanced Energy Storage Materials’, organised by the Department of Physics here on Tuesday. He said PU would establish Centre for Advanced Materials to remove gap between science and engineering.

Children’s Art contest winners get prizes

LAHORE:05 November:The children’s art competition titled “Freedom to Express Art’s prize distribution was held here Monday which was attended by children and their parents, at Alhamra Art Gallery, The Mall. The competition was organised to highlight the children’s painting talent from more than 100 schools across the province in which around 300 artworks were put on display to showcase the art skills of children.

GC University wins nine positions at All Pakistan Music Conference

LAHORE:05 November:Government College University’s Nazir Ahmad Music Society (GCU-NAMS) has clean swept the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) with overall nine distinctions and also lifted the prestigious Syed Wajid Ali Trophy. “It’s a great achievement for the Ravians as we have set a new record by winning the 48-year-old running team trophy for the tenth time. No other institution has done it better in the history of APMC,” said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi while congratulating the winning team and Tariq Farani, in-charge of NAMS.

Student released after ransom payment

LAHORE :03 November: A matric student was released after his father paid Rs 6million ransom to his kidnappers. The student, Hassan Raza, was kidnapped from the Manga Mandi area. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 10million ransom for his safe return. His family negotiated with the kidnappers who released him after receiving Rs 6 million ransom. Meanwhile, police claimed to have detained a suspect in this regard. Man dies: A 27-year-old man was killed by a speeding tractor-trolley in the Chung area on Saturday.

Pakistan produces 20,000 IT graduates, engineers annually, says minister

LAHORE:02 November:Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal Friday said that government was moving towards right direction by adopting more business friendly policies. Addressing Lift Pakistan 2019 conference hosted by a business group here in a hotel, the minister said the government was fully committed to serve and facilitate its business community.

Govt schools to open today

RAWALPINDI:01 november: The local management has announced to open all educational institutions in Rawalpindi today (Friday), while All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) has announced to close down schools till Monday. According to spokesman of city district government, Rawalpindi, all educational institutions will remain opened on Friday (today).The news.

100,000 engineers to get jobs in global market: minister

LAHORE:01 november:Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz has said the Punjab government has made arrangements to provide job opportunities to 100,000 engineers at the international job market. A MoU has been signed between Higher Education Department and Lampro Mellon Limited Pakistan in this regard. “Our engineers can earn 4,000 to 5,000 dollars which will increase the size of national economy by 2 billion dollars,” he added.

Educational institutions to remain closed in Pindi today

Rawalpindi:31 October:The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Rawalpindi Saifullah Dogar has issued a notification to close down all educational institutions (private and government) because of the JUI(F) ‘Azadi March’ today (Thursday). The local management has taken this decision on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. According to the notification all educational institutions i.e. universities, colleges and schools (private and government) located in the jurisdiction of Rawalpindi District shall remain closed on October 31, 2019.

Educational activities continue during protest

Rawalpindi:31 October:Education activities continued without any major hurdle vis-à-vis JUI-F’s Azadi March in the provincial metropolis here on Wednesday. Except for venue of the march i.e, Azadi Chowk, the rest of the areas of the City were relatively calm also because of the ongoing shutdown strike by the traders. As a precautionary measure many parents had not sent their kids to campuses owing to which a thin attendance was recorded particularly in schools near the Azadi Chowk and adjoining areas.The news.

Punjab Schoolteachers demand regularisation of jobs

LAHORE:29 October: Government school teachers, numbering in the thousands, have not been regularised by the Punjab government, due to which Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) and Muttahida Mahaz-e- Asatza (MMA) will jointly protest on October 29. Many schoolteachers, who were recruited in 2012 and 2013, but left their jobs on not being regularised by the government are expected to protest alongside school teachers’ union leaders. A union leader said that a movement will now start across the province over this issue. Physical education made must for Punjab schools

NAB seeks detail of illegal private varsities

LAHORE:29 October:National Accountability Bureau Lahore on Monday while taking notice of alleged un-approved and illegal private universities called a briefing from Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) officials. Additional Secretary HED Tariq Hameed Bhatti, DG Accreditation HEC Tahir Abbas Zaidi, Director PHED Dr Shahbaz Shamsi and Director PHEC Nauman Maqbool Rao attended the briefing.


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