Book fair Pulls Crowds

Lahore: February 06:A large number of book lovers visited the Lahore International Book Fair’17 on its fourth day at the Expo Centre here on Sunday. Monday (today) will be the last day of the book fair, organised by the Lahore International Book Fair (LIBF) Trust in collaboration with the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association. A great rush of people was witnessed in the afternoon which continued till the evening as people taking advantage of the weekly holiday thronged the venue to explore the book fair.

Academies planned for Training of Teachers: minister

Lahore: February 06:Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said that establishment of state-of-the-art staff development academies in Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi has been planned under Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) to provide well-designed capacity-building training to the teaching faculty of public sector higher education institutions.

Agriculture University Rawalpind signs MoU

Rawalpindi:February 04:Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid - Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) , here on Friday, to come together and form a research partnership to address the issues of groundwater table and quality decline for improvement in farmer livelihoods.

10pc private medical colleges are fake, says PMDC chief

Lahore:February 04: Around 10 percent of private medical colleges in Pakistan are “fake” and merely “money-making ventures” being run by owners of ghee, textile and sugar mill owners, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) president Dr Shabir Ahmed Lehri said on Friday.

Speaking at the inaugural session of a three-day international conference, Dr Lehri said these fake colleges were providing substandard medical education.

“Ninety percent of private medical colleges are imparting quality education, but other 10 percent are only fleecing the public,” he added.

Dr Naeem appointed PU registrar third time

Lahore:February 01: Professor of Zoology and former registrar of Punjab University Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has again been appointed as the registrar for the third time after a gap of six years by the new Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen.

Prof Naeem Khan, who is also dean Faculty of Life Sciences, has a reputation of being a neutral and merited professor/officer.

Urdu language workshop at Fatima Jinnah Women University

Rawalpindi:January 31:Fatima Jinnah Women University since its establishment has played a pivotal role in providing professional development opportunities to faculty and staff members. In its quest to improve the quality of Urdu Language in offices the university is hosting a 5-day training workshop under instructions of government of Pakistan to promote the Urdu language. Chief Guest of the workshop was Iftaikhar Aarif (Director General National Language) along with Nadia Parveen (Additional Commissioner Rawalpindi). Vice Chancellor Dr.

Salam Day celebrations at Government College University

Lahore:January 31:Speakers at the Salam Day celebrations at Government College University (GCU) here on Monday said Pakistan missed several great opportunities to benefit from Prof Dr Abdus Salam who worked with great zeal and enthusiasm to bring about a scientific change in the third world countries.

“We missed a rare historical opportunity to establish International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Pakistan (ICTP), but this is not the only one. In fact Pakistan's story is the story of missed opportunities,” said Prof Dr G Murtaza.

Call to restore student unions

Lahore:January 31:Educationists, students, activists, media persons and civil society representatives urged the revival of student unions in all public and private educational institutions in the light of Supreme Court judgment of 1993.
They were speaking at a national seminar on 'implications of the revival of the student unions' organised by Pakistan Institute of National Affairs (PINA) in Lahore, presided by Prof Dr Akram Ch, former vice chancellor, Sargodha University.

NAB officials summoned in Bahauddin Zakariya University case

Lahore:January 31:The Lahore High Court on Monday summoned chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and a deputy director of the bureau who investigated illegalities in the establishment of Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan’s sub-campus in Lahore.

Heading a full bench, Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi observed that students deposited heavy fee to the university but they did not get the recognised degrees. It was pathetic that the fraudsters were busy in defrauding public and the National Accountability Bureau did not rise from slumber, the judge added.

Higher education standards being improved: minister

Lahore:December 29: Provincial Minister for higher education, Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said that the overall standards of higher education were being improved to make them compatible with the international standards. For this purpose, a comprehensive roadmap has been vigorously pursued so that the university students could avail quality educational and research facilities. The government has also planned to appoint pro-vice-chancellors in the public sector universities to provide necessary support to the VCs for improving universities’ overall standards.

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