Punjab University sets up Guru Nanak chair

LAHORE:20 Feb: In order to do research and explore his teachings, Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad on Tuesday inaugurated ‘Baba Guru Nanak research chair’. Faculty of Oriental Learning Dean Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Department of Punjabi Chairperson Dr Nabeela Rehman, editor in-chief Punjabi language, literature and culture journal Sardar Ajaib Singh Chattha, Punjabi University, Patiala Dean Prof Dr Jasbeer Core, Dr Naveed Shahzad and Sikh teachers and writers from Canada and India were present on the occasion.

Punjab University Dept of Persian conference on RUMI, Bahu

LAHORE:20 Feb: Punjab Minister for Higher Education Raja Yasir Humayun has said that we should make agreement on all those things which are common in all religions to promote brotherhood and establish peace in the world. He was addressing the inaugural session of two-day international conference on Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi and Hazrat Sultan Bahu held here at Al Raazi Hall Tuesday. The conference was jointly organised by Punjab University Department of Persian, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and a private institute.

GC University sign MoU with Baltistan University

LAHORE:17 Feb: Government College University (GCU) Lahore has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, for research and academic collaboration. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and UoBS Vice Chancellor Dr Prof Muhammad Naeem Khan signed the accord at a ceremony organised by the GCU Directorate of Academic Planning and External Links (AP&EL) at the University’s vice chancellor office. GCU Registrar Saboor Ahmad Khan and former Punjab Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin were present.

University of Veterinary sciences holds book fair

LAHORE:12 February: The central library of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore (UVAS) arranged a two-day annual book fair 2019 in the city campus here on Monday. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha inaugurated the book fair which will continue till Tuesday today while Librarian Muhammad Aslam, Prof Dr Asim Aslam, Ms Abeeda Zia and a large number of students, faculty members and book sellers were present.

Rawalpindi exam results with high grades are advertised

Rawalpindi: 09 February:In Rawalpindi exam results with high grades and good marks are advertised by all Rawalpindi schools. But a majority of parents barely feel happy. They think that certificates indicating good results being handed over to students are to conceal lack of good education. “The thing which sets alarm bell ringing is lack of proper knowledge among children who pass their exam with good results. Ironically the fault doesn’t lie with them. The school authorities are to blame for this,” says Wajeeh-ul-Hasan.

Lahore Book Fair attracts world publishers, think tanks

LAHORE:05 February: The amity between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has started attracting academics with participation of think tanks and publishers from Saudi Arabia and Middle East in 33rd Lahore International Book Fair 2019. The 33rd Lahore International Book Fair, which continues at grand Hall-I of Expo Centre here from 1st to 5th February 2019, brought together local and international academic/research institutes/think-tanks and publishers under one roof attracting book lovers of all ages.

International Peace and Punjabi Conference ended

LAHORE:04 February: The International Peace and Punjabi Conference has ended by issuing a declaration known as Lahore declaration. World Punjabi Congress Chairman Fakhar Zaman said that it was a history making conference and this will lead to peaceful relations between the two countries. He appreciated the Kartarpur Corridor opening decision by Prime Minister Imran Khan. He declared that a bigger conference will be held in Lahore again next year in February.

Three-day literary extravaganza comes to an end

Lahore:04 February:As existential philosophers say all good things have to ultimately come to an end, the Adab Festival Pakistan, a three-day event offering many intellectually stimulating activities, concluded on Sunday evening. The festival was three days filled with nostalgic reminiscences, productive discussions, book exhibitions and artistic performances. Whatever ingredient of an ideal literature festival you name it – it was there.

Fatima Jinnah Women University five day training Workshop

Rawalpindi:February 2: Women Research and Resource Center (WRRC), Fatima Jinnah Women University organized a five day (January 28 to February 1, 2019) training workshop for the facilitators of “Active Citizenship Program (ACP)” in collaboration with British Council. The MOU for this program was signed between British Council and Fatima Jinnah Women University in 2016.

Proposals on educational reforms sought

LAHORE:February 1: Minister for Schools Education Murad Raas has asked the departments concerned to submit their viable proposals for implementing short-term, mid-term and long-term plans under “the new deal for Punjab.” The attached departments are directed to submit their proposals within next seven days for introducing educational reforms. This was stated by him during a meeting at his office here on Thursday. Secretary Schools Zafar Iqbal, Special Secretary (Operations) Jahanzaib Khan, Chairman & MD PCTB and others attended the meeting.


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