JPMC request CM to hire 100 more trainee doctors

Lahore:March 1:On Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre executive director’s request, the provincial health secretary urged the chief minister on Tuesday to appoint 100 postgraduate trainees at the hospital to overcome the shortage of doctors there.

Postgraduate trainees are MBBS doctors recruited by tertiary-care hospitals for specialised training either in the field of medicine or surgery. During their training, they work as registrars, resident medical officers, assist surgeons, work at the casualty department and run the hospital in the absence of their seniors.

Two-day film festival at Forman Christian University

Lahore:28 February:The Forman Christian College University (FCCU) will organise a two-day film festival on April 6 and 7 at the college campus under the aegis of Forman Journalism Society (FJS).
According to FJS Media Director Ahmed Saad, students of media studies departments of different universities and colleges will be invited to showcase their creative work comprising short films, documentaries, TV commercials and music videos.

The FJS has formed a 10-member organising committee under the chair of Syed Muhammad Saqib to make necessary arrangements for the events.

Two-day film festival at Forman Christian University

Lahore:28 February:The Forman Christian College University (FCCU) will organise a two-day film festival on April 6 and 7 at the college campus under the aegis of Forman Journalism Society (FJS).
According to FJS Media Director Ahmed Saad, students of media studies departments of different universities and colleges will be invited to showcase their creative work comprising short films, documentaries, TV commercials and music videos.

The FJS has formed a 10-member organising committee under the chair of Syed Muhammad Saqib to make necessary arrangements for the events.

Govt colleges to stage sports events bi-annually

Lahore:28 February:Sports events will be held twice every year in public-sector colleges, said Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani on Monday.
While addressing the annual sports day at Government Postgraduate College for Women, Raiwind on Monday, the minister said that instructions have been issued to the divisional directors for staging the events.
“The purpose is to promote the passions of sportsman-spirit, leadership as well as positive social norms in the youth so that they could be developed as best human beings,” he added.

FPSC under fire after CSS paper leak on social media

MULTAN:28 February:Candidates who appeared in Central Superior Services (CSS) exam 2017 said the news regarding the leakage of CSS exam papers on social media has put the credibility of Federal Public Service Commission at stake.

They said the FPSC is an auspicious and highest authority which selects the officers to run the administration of Pakistan and thus is responsible for conducting fair examination giving each and every candidate a chance to prove his abilities.

More than 500 candidates from Multan demanded fair investigation of the matter on immediate basis.

Court warns BZU VC jail for defiance of order

Lahore:28 February:A Lahore High Court full bench on Monday came hard on Bazhauddin Zakarya University’s vice-chancellor and registrar for failing to complete the process of adjusting students of Lahore Campus in various universities in compliance with court’s interim order.

The court warned the officials of the varsity to follow court’s order before the next date of hearing, or be ready to go to jail.

Sardar Aasif Ali Sial Leadership Programme in California University

Lahore:February 28:Sardar Aasif Ali Sial, who is the chairman of Lahore High Court Bar Association's "Access to Environmental Justice Committee," has been selected for participation in the University of California, Berkeley's prestigious Beahrs Environmental Leadership Programme (ELP) for year 2017.
His selection was finalised after a rigourous screening and selection process. The committee had received a large number of applications but only 40 of them were accepted for participation in the leadership programme.The news.

Student of Govt MAO College securing first position in BBA

Lahore:February 28:Fareed Ali, a student of Govt MAO College, was awarded a gold medal for securing first position in BBA (Hons) Banking and Finance in the college. The gold medal was awarded in annual convocation of the college by Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani. Fareed Ali is among the first batch of students of the BBA (Hons) programme started by the Punjab government in selected public sector colleges of the province.The news.

Punjab University: ‘Administrative changes in best interest’

Lahore:February 27:According a statement issued on Saturday, the degree programmes are being offered for both undergraduate and masters degree including a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) in dairy and food technology. The UMT management claimed the new programmes were being introduced after conducting industry analysis and keeping the current food demands in view.

New appointment: PU staff backs vice-chancellor’s decision

Lahore:February 27:Responding to a press conference and call for a protest at the Punjab University’s Institute of Geology for replacing the head of the institute, the newly elected Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the varsity has defended the decision by the acting vice-chancellor, calling it a decision based on merit.

The PU vice-chancellor, in exercise of the powers under the Punjab University Act, 1973, appointed Dr Shahid Ghazi as Institute of Geology director. Dr Shahid is the senior most and (the only) professor at the institute.

PUASA shown its concern against a lawful decision of the VC

Lahore:27 February: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) has shown its concern and dismay over 'an unjustified hue and cry against a lawful decision of the vice chancellor.' In a press release, the PUASA leadership while mentioning the appointment of the director at PU Institute of Geology observed that the orders were according to the merit policy adopted by the VC. They added that PUASA fully endorsed the lawful steps taken by the VC.The news.

PU Removal of over 40 senior level contract professors

Lahore:27 February: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has shown concern over the removal of over 40 senior level contract professors from Punjab University (PU).

In a joint statement, FAPUASA President Prof Dr Hamayoun Khan, Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain and Punjab President Dr Suhail Aftab have said the professors were really big names in their disciplines. “They are our national asset and such professors are highly regarded and respected all around the world, and their potential is fully exploited in the national interest,” they said.

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