Punjab University employees promoted

LAHORE :May 4: On the directions of Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, 1,800 employees from grade 1 to 15 who have been awaiting their promotions for decades have got promotion to the next grade. A ceremony was organised for the promoted employees at the university on Friday. Prof Niaz Ahmad, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Hall Council Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Abid Hussain Chaudhary, Resident Officer-I Malik Muhammad Zaheer, RO-II Jalil Tariq, Treasurer Rao Muhammad Tahir and Chief Engineer Faiz-ul-Hassan Sipra were also present.

Government College University holds TEDx Talk

LAHORE:01 May: Renowned television actress Zoya Nasir shared her life experiences of overcoming fears at TEDx Talk organised by the Government College University (GCU) to share ideas worth celebrating and spreading. According to a press release, speaking at Tedx GCU Lahore, Ms Zoya Nasir asked women to follow their passion with compassion and hard work. “It's important to realise that most of our struggles are the same. Circumstances and situations might differ.

Queen Mary College convocation BS (Hons) awarded degrees.

LAHORE:01 May: The 25th convocation of Queen Mary College was held here Tuesday in which 463 graduates of BA, BSc, BS (Hons) and MA were awarded degrees. Punjab Minister for Higher Education and Tourism Raja Yasir Humayun was the chief guest while the college principal Dr Irfana Maryam, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Punjab University CEMB two-day hands-on training workshop

Lahore:01 May: Punjab University’s Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) organised two-day hands-on training workshop titled “CRISPR/ Genome Editing Technology”. Dr Tayyab Husnain, CEMB Director, researchers and participants from different national institutes of Multan, Faisalabad, Quetta, AJK, Bahawalpur and Lahore were present. Dr Abdul Qayyum Rao from CEMB and Khayam Javed from the Gurdon Institute University of the Cambridge, UK delivered lectures about CRISPR technology and its implications. Their talks were followed by hands-on sessions on designing of CRISPR construct.

Seminar “Emerging Trends in Computer Science” at Virtual University

LAHORE:May 1, A one-day seminar “Emerging Trends in Computer Science” was held at Virtual University (VU) M A Jinnah Campus. Dr Naveed A Malik, founder Virtual University, was the guest of honour while Naeem Tariq, Rector VU, chaired the seminar. The seminar was organised by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. The objective of the seminar was to bring leading researchers from academia at one platform with the focus to exchange ideas on modern computing innovations and applications across various fields such as industry, healthcare, and business.

Lahore College for Women University celebrates 10 years of campus radio

LAHORE:May 1, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Tuesday organised various events to celebrate 10th anniversary of the campus radio FM96.6. Punjab Minister of Information and Culture Syed Samsam Bukhari was the chief guest who while speaking on the occasion said LCWU’s campus radio had become a voice of women along fulfilling educational needs of the varsity students.

English Language Week celebrated at SLS High school

Rawalpindi:April 30:English Language Week was celebrated in all campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release. The Language Week celebrated at SLS, Zaraj Campus had a lot of exciting English language activities planned for the students to help them deepen their understanding of the English Language. The activities mainly focused on learning English grammar concepts, enhancing vocabulary and recognizing patterns of pronunciation in a fun filled way.

Westminster School holds graduation ceremony

Rawalpindi:April 30:Westminster International School, Rawalpindi Campus, successfully held its Early Years’ Graduation Ceremony, says a press release. The event was marked by the enthusiastic and zealous performance by the very young students of pre-nursery to Kindergarten. The little ones showcased their talent through role plays, tableaus, national songs, cultural performances which were remarkably executed, leaving the audience completely enthralled.

Pakistani girls outshine in Global Youth Challenge

LAHORE:April 30:United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) in collaboration with School of Leadership Monday celebrated the achievement of the Red Code team, recently declared one of the winners of the Generation Unlimited (GenU) Global Youth Challenge. The team was comprised of three young Pakistani girls, Sara Farooq Khan, Sana Farooq Khan and Mahin Usman. The GenU Global Youth Challenge is an initiative launched by Unicef to engage young people and encourage them to find innovative solutions to issues from their everyday life.

Convocation of FG Postgraduate College for Women

Rawalpindi :26 April: The 30th convocation of F.G Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road was held on Thursday. It was organised to award degrees, rolls of honour and merit certificates to the graduates of B.A, B.Sc, M.A Urdu for the Session 2015-17. Maj Gen Nigar Johar, TI(M), Commandant PEMH, Rawalpindi was the chief guest on this occasion. The proceedings of the ceremony started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Wajeeha Tabassum. Nighat Younis presented ‘Naat’ (SAW), national anthem was presented by Surraya, Nighat, Sajar and Muniba.

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