Testing service to recruit teachers

LAHORE:10 May:The Punjab government has decided in principle to establish Punjab Testing Service to recruit and hire best staff for the Schools Education Department. Punjab Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan said this while presiding over a department meeting here on Tuesday. He said school education department was working to make effective strategy to provide quality education to students. Rana Mashhood emphasised to take solid steps to establish Punjab Testing Service so that quality staff could be arranged for achieving policy goals.

Workshop starts at Agriculture University Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi:10 May:A 15-day training workshop on hydroponics agriculture (soilless farming) started at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday, under the project titled ‘Testing Indigenous Hydroponic Greenhouse for Vegetable Growing’ funded by Agriculture Department, Punjab. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the workshop which was also attended by deans, directors, faculty members and farmers.

Rs1m donated to GCUniversity

Lahore:10 May:Dr Zahir Ahmed Siddiqi, the 83-year-old eminent poet, writer and distinguished professor of Persian language, has donated Rs1 million to the Government College University’s Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) to initiate a perpetual golden scholarship in the name of his late father, “Molvi Shafique Ahmad Siddiqi”. The scholarship would be given to a financially-challenged student of BA (Hons) Islamic Studies every year on merit.

Urdu language case put off until 25th

LAHORE:09 May:The Lahore High Court chief justice on Monday observed that a comprehensive analysis of ground realities was critical before enforcing Urdu as official language in the country. Hearing a petition seeking implementation of a Supreme Court judgement that ordered enforcement of Urdu as official language, Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah observed that there were many technical implications in the way of the apex court’s judgement.

Multidisciplinary graduate moot ends at Fatima Jinnah Women University

Rawalpindi:May 9: The Department of Education, Fatima Jinnah Women University arranged 1st Multidisciplinary International Graduate conference. The aim of this conference was to bring together students and faculty from different fields to share conceptual and methodological perspectives, practices, ideas, and experiences in a collegiate environment.

UMT University a press conference about fake degree

LAHORE:06 May:The University of Management and Technology (UMT) held a press conference on Friday about the fake degree unearthed by the varsity during the admission process. Talking to the media persons, UMT Rector Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad gave details of how the forgery was detected. “UMT has established a fast, secure, automated and reliable system that verifies degrees, certificates, and qualifications of students as well as employees prior to making them a part of UMT community,” he said.

Punjab University would send its employees for haj and Ummra

LAHORE:06 May:Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir has announced that PU would send its employees through draw for haj and Ummra to the previous practice.

According to a press release, he made the announcement in a ceremony held to distribute the copies of the Quran among the employees of Grade 1 to 5 received from Khadim-ul-Harmain Sharifain Shah Salman Bin Abdul Alziz Al Saud.

Punjab University’s project to promote tolerance among students

LAHORE:06 May:Punjab University’s Institute of Social and Cultural Studies (ISCS) has launched a comprehensive project to promote narrative of tolerance among students under the title “Let tolerance be our virtue.”

According to a press release, a seminar was held at ISCS which was attended by PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Dean Prof Dr Zakria Zakir, Associate Professor Dr Rubeena Zakir, faculty members and a large number of students.

LHC suspends governor’s decision in Bahauddin Zakariya University case

LAHORE:May 6:The Lahore High Court on Friday suspended a decision taken by Punjab governor in capacity of chancellor regarding Lahore sub-campus of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan.

During hearing of a case about illegality in establishment of the BZU’s Lahore sub-campus, counsel for the sub-campus’s former chairman told a full bench that BZU syndicate had not endorsed the establishment of the Lahore sub-campus.

Life of Galileo’ staged at GC University

LAHORE:May 6:Government College University’s Dramatic Club (GCUDC) presented Brecht's play “Life of Galileo” at the university's Bukhari stage here on Friday.

The performance of the students received a loud applause by the city's literati, Old Ravians, students and faculty members.

The action of the play, directed by GCUDC President Mariam Hassan Naqvi under the guidance of eminent philosopher Prof Mirza Ather Baig, follows the career of the Italian philosopher Galileo Galilei who is tried by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries.

UVAS Workshop Isolation and Uses of Macrophages

LAHORE:May 5: A two-day training workshop “Isolation and Uses of Macrophages in Research”, organised by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), started on Thursday.

According to a press release, UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the inaugural session of the workshop while Faculty of Bio-Sciences Dean Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Chairman Associate Prof Dr Aqeel Javeed and a number of participants from public and private sectors were also present.

Punjab University Results

LAHORE:May 5:Punjab University (PU) announced the results of different examinations on Thursday.

The exams include MA Economics Part-I supplementary examination 2016, MSc Mathematics Part-I supplementary examination 2016, MSc Statistics Part-I supplementary examination 2016, MSc Zoology Part-I supplementary examination 2016 and M Ed (Visual Impairment) second annual 2015 and first annual examinations 2016.

Students asked to play role in drugs control

LAHORE:May 5:An awareness seminar “Drugs and Anti-Narcotics” was held at Punjab University’s Al-Raazi Hall on Thursday.

Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Punjab Commander Brigadier Khalid Mahmood Goraya, Dr Saddaqat Ali, Faculty of Life Sciences Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem, Dr Nadeem Sheikh, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

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