US university team Visits Agriculture University Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi:May 5: The University of UTAH, USA and Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) have agreed to initiate collaboration in research projects & academic programs to resolve water crises, through developing human resource, technologies and policy formulations.

 It was decided in a meeting of Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad and a delegation of UTAH University headed by Professor Tariq Banuri, here on Thursday.

Sorry state of affairs: PU staff divided over supporting VC

LAHORE:04 May:Punjab University Academic Staff Association (ASA) and Senate have shown their opposition to a press release published in several newspapers in support of provisional vice-chancellor Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, PU ASA Treasurer and Senate member Dr Azhar Naeem, Dr Muhammad Ayub Afridi, Chaudhry Naeemullah Khan and several others said they were not taken into confidence before the ‘baseless’ press release was issued.

Literary tribute: UAF all set to establish Waris Shah Chair

FAISALABAD:04 May:The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) will set up the Waris Shah Chair to work on the wisdom from messages of saints and promote Punjabi language which is  vanishing from society.

While speaking to The Express Tribune on Wednesday, University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said, “Waris Shah was a legend of Punjabi Language in the sub-continent. His realistic depiction of details of life and the political situation in the 18th century remains unique.”

Moving forward: CM announces two varsities

LAHORE:04 May:Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said the youth can become economically empowered through technical and vocational education. He said the importance of such training has increased manifold and two universities will be established for skill development – one in Lahore and the other second in Faisalabad. The CM issues this statement during a high lever meeting in the city on Wednesday.

Punjab University awarded PhD degree to Farrukh Hussain

LAHORE:May 4: Punjab University has awarded PhD degree to Farrukh Hussain in the subject of Environmental Sciences after approval of his thesis entitled “A Study to Quantify the Environmental Impacts from the Management Options of Municipal Solid Waste of Aziz Bhatti Town, Lahore: A Life Cycle Assessment Approach with Focus on Global Warming”.

elephant tusk: A team of researchers of Punjab University Department of Zoology has discovered 13 million years old lower tusk of elephant from Chabbar Syeddan, Sohawa area in Punjab.

Call to focus on health, education in budget 2017-18

LAHORE:May 4:Allocation of more resources for health and education, besides practical steps for employment generation should be the focus in the forthcoming budget while the government priorities should be set in accordance with the public requirement.

These views were expressed by the students in Jang Economic Session on ‘expectations of students with 2017-18 budget’.

The students who spoke on the occasion were Abdul Rehman, Abdul Wahab, Tayyab Tariq, Hafiz Shahrukh, Kazim Raza and Hassan Ubaid. The session hosted by Sikandar Lodhi.

Pakistani neurosurgeon’s honour

LAHORE:May 4:The research articles of renowned Pakistani neurosurgeon of Lahore General Hospital (LGH) Prof Khalid Mahmood on DBS (deep brain stimulation) therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's have attained international recognition and they have been registered for the upcoming international medical conferences to be held in Germany and Turkey.

The organisers of the conferences have invited Prof Khalid Mahmood to attend the events and read out his research articles on the subject.

Seminar on career counselling held at PMAS-AAUR

Rawalpindi:May 4: Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) organised a seminar on career counselling, here on Wednesday, with an aim to enhance the skills of the students in order to impart them market oriented skills and to cope with new challenges and demands.

The seminar was organised by the Career Service Centre (CSC) of PMAS-AAUR, which was attended by students, employees and internees of Prime Minister National Internship Program.

Seminar on Humanitarian Law held atFatima Jinnah Women University

Rawalpindi:May 4: A one-day seminar on ‘International Humanitarian Law’ organised by International Committee of the Red Cross in the collaboration of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) was held here on Wednesday. Chief guest of the seminar was FJWU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Samina Amin Qadir. Dilawar Khan (Founder Code Pakistan), Younas Khan (Programme Officer) and Usman Khan (Legal Adviser) were the guest speakers in the seminar. A large number of staff, faculty members and students attended the seminar.

Lahore schoolboys seek bail for ‘hurling death threats

LAHORE:03May:After taking leave from school, two bewildered minors appeared before a district and sessions court to obtain pre-arrest bail on charges of hurling death threats over a property dispute. Muhammad Saqib, a class-VIII student, appeared before the court of the sessions judge, who issued a notice to the state and summoned the police record of this case. The minors seemed confused over the whole process when their thumb impressions were recorded in previous bail hearings.

8th annual convocation of Virtual University

LAHORE:03 May: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Tuesday that skill development in IT is part and parcel of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in country. He stated this while speaking as a chief guest at 8th annual convocation of Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore. He said that significant interest of new generation in IT sector would be helpful for the development of the country.

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