Students display projects at Open House

Rawalpindi:09 August: The 10th Open House held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Tuesday. The event was organised by University Institute of Information Technology (UIIT) with an aim to provide a platform to the students not only to showcase their projects but also to strengthen the linkage between industry and academia as well as enable students to understand market trends.

Postgraduate Medical trainees induction begins

LAHORE:08 August: The Punjab government has started inducting new postgraduate medical trainees against seats which have become vacant in various teaching hospitals of the province. According to a press release on Monday, the Punjab Postgraduate Admission Committee has announced that slots are available at the teaching hospitals of the province in various postgraduate medical courses under Punjab Residency Programme (PRP). Eligible candidates can apply through online registration system by logging in at www.prp.punjab.gov.pk.

Azadi Train to be launched on August 12

Rawalpindi:August 8: Azadi train preparations are underway at Rawalpindi Carriage Factory, where more than 100 labourers are working to finalise models of different cultural heritages of Pakistan. Azadi Train will be inaugurated on August 12 for celebrating 70th anniversary of Pakistan It will start its journey from Margalla Railway Station. It will portray genesis of Pakistan, our past and bright future besides highlighting cultural diversity of the provinces and different regions of the country.

PEF’s broke partner schools dread new semester

LAHORE:04 August: Partners of the Punjab government’s much-touted public-private partnership school programmes, under the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), are in a fix because they have not been paid their full budget for the past three months. The timing is all the more crucial as schools are about to open across the province. The PEF provides financial and other assistance to its partners, which are private schools and NGOs. They in turn provide free education to children. The programme provides a monthly fee for each student, admitted under the programme, to private schools.

Students visit military units

LAHORE:04 August: A group of students and faculty members from a private university spent a day out visiting various military units and formations of Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison. According to an ISPR press release, the programme was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation and defence capability. The day-long programme started with wreath-laying ceremony at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to pay homage to martyrs of Pakistan Army. The students visited a field formation and had an informal interaction with officers and soldiers.

US team Visits University of Veterinary

LAHORE:August 4: National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) President Jay L Weiker from Wisconsin, the United State, visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and called on Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha. According to a press release, Jay L Weiker also held a meeting with UVAS professors of Theriogenology. The VC briefed the guest on the UVAS academics, research, extension services, reproduction clinical and lab facilities for small and large animals, short term dairy training programmes and internship.

Role of ‘Madar-e-Millat’ in Pakistan movement lauded

Rawalpindi:August 4: ‘Madar-e-Millat’ Fatimah Jinnah not only played a leading role in Pakistan Movement by supporting her brother Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah but also played a pioneering role in the movement for revival of parliamentary democracy in Pakistan. This was stated by the leader of the House in Senate of Pakistan, Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq in his presidential address at a Seminar organised by Quaid-e-Azam Thinker Forum of Anjuman Faizul Islam, Rawalpindi.

Lahore ranked 34th in Punjab in educational performance

LAHORE:02 August: The provincial capital has come down to an alarming 34th position as far as the overall academic performance in Punjab is concerned. As many as 13 indicators were selected to gauge educational standards in the province- out of which Punjab shows a satisfactory performance only in one; that is the Function of facilitators, in which the city was ranked number two. Lahore was ranked first in the category of least drop-outs in any city and came 24th in the Literacy Test Math category. It was ranked 28th in possessing the most dangerous school buildings.

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