Punjab University opens registration for online Qirat, Na’at contest

Lahore:20 April:Punjab University (PU) has announced All Pakistan Online Qirat and Na’at competition in which people from every nook and corner of the country can participate. On the directions of PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, heads of various departments are launching online competitions of co-curricular and sports activities and offering free online courses in order to provide a platform to all Pakistanis to engage themselves in positive activities at home under prevailing situation.

Punjab University organises online training for dietary guidelines

LAHORE:19 April: Punjab University (PU)’s Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAGS) on Friday organised an online training session on ‘Food Safety and Dietary Guidelines’. IAGS Director Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider, Food Science and Technology Coordinator Dr Shinawar Waseem Ali, Dr Rizwan Tariq and other food experts addressed a large number of people who participated in the online training session.

University of Veterinary Sciences starts virus tests

LAHORE :19 April: The Biosafety Level-3 Laboratory for Emerging Pathogens of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has begun conducting diagnostic tests for coronavirus (Covid-19). The UVAS lab has successfully processed the first batch of 205 coronavirus suspected samples received from Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad visited the laboratory, inspected the testing process and appreciated Prof Dr Tahir Yaqub, chairman, Department of Microbiology, and his team for their contribution to the noble cause.

University of Engineering donates to PM’s relief fund

LAHORE :19 April: During a meeting with Punjab Governor/University of Engineering and Technology Chancellor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar along with university’s Textile Engineering Department Faisalabad Campus Chairman and Project Head Dr Mohsin presented a cheque for over Rs 2.55 million from faculty, officers and staff of the university as a donation to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19.

Punjab University VC orders payment of salaries on 23rd

Lahore:18 April:Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has instructed the official concerned to make necessary arrangements for payment of salaries and pensions to in-service and retired employees on April 23, 2020. According to a press release, the daily wages employees will also get their salary without any deduction as they have assigned duties during this period. Prof Niaz issued these instructions in the wake of the upcoming holy month of Ramazan under the prevailing situation of lockdown due to coronavirus.

Punjab govt told to decide about opening school

LAHORE:17 April: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan has asked the provincial home and education secretaries to appear before the court on Friday if the government fails to resolve the issue of opening the offices of private schools for paying salaries. The chief justice was hearing a petition against the closure of school offices during the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of novel coranavirus. The petitioner had complained that salaries had not been paid to the teachers and other employees.

Punjab directed to decide on opening of private schools

LAHORE:17 April: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Thursday directed the provincial government to decide whether to allow private schools to open their offices during the Coronavirus lockdown. The chief justice was hearing a petition by the private schools seeking permission to open their offices so that they could pay salaries to teachers and staff. They said the salaries of last month had not been paid to the staff so far due to the lockdown.

University of Education online meeting which decided to start online classes from April

Lahore:16 April:UOE Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha presided over the meeting in which various other decisions were also taken. The academic calendar and scheme of studies for various disciplines were also approved. video link moot: SSP Operations Lahore presided over first video link conference with all the Divisional SPs of Lahore Police Operations Wing here Wednesday. He claimed that he would himself visit all the police divisions and review the performance of divisional heads on daily basis regarding crime control in the city.

Punjab University to set up BSL-3 lab to research on Covid-19

LAHORE:16 April:Punjab University will establish Bio-Safety Level-3 (BSL-3) laboratory to do research on various aspects of Covid-19. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad said that the laboratory would be set up at the Centre for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB) on war footings. He said that the university administration would provide the most advanced and state-of-the-art technical equipment to the scientists to work on Covid-19. He said that the latest safety gadgets and related material would be provided to researchers and lab staff in order to provide them a safe environment.

Fasil abad University to develop low-cost bio pesticides

The research and development (R&D) cell will accelerate the pace of work and develop new biopesticides to curb locusts playing havoc with the agriculture sector, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf has said. He stated this while chairing the performance review meeting of the locusts R&D cell of the varsity. Entomology Department Chairperson Dr Masnoor Sahi, Dr Jalal Arif, Dr Muhammad Saghir, Dr Amer Rasul, Dr Masoorul Hassan and other scientists were present on the occasion.

UAF VC for developing new biopesticides to curb locusts

FAISALABAD:14 April: University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf has directed the locusts research and development cell to accelerate the pace of work and develop new biopesticides to curb locusts that were playing havoc with the agriculture sector. He said this while chairing a performance review meeting of locusts’ cell of the varsity here on Monday. Entomology Chairman Dr Mansoor, Dr Jalal Arif, Dr Muhammad Saghir, Dr Amir Rasool and others scientists attended the moot.

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