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.

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.

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