Celebrating literature: Lahore gears up for fifth episode of literary festival

Lahore: 14 February:The three-day Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) will begin on February 24 (Friday) at the Alhamra Art Centre, Mall Road. LLF founder and CEO Razi Ahmed said that this year’s free and open-to-public event will feature eminent writers, historians, artists, and opinion makers from home and abroad in thought-provoking discussions on the political and social changes our world faces today.

Jessup law moot: ‘Students must have sense of responsibility’

Lahore: 14 February:Vice-Chancellor Dr Sohail Naqvi said, “These students have achieved academic success through diligence and hard work. By committing themselves so wholeheartedly to the achievement of academic excellence, they are following in the very best scholarly traditions of LUMS and laying the foundations upon which they can build successful careers in their respective majors.” He added that education was the only answer to the current internal and external challenges faced by Pakistan, and that well-educated youth were the need of the hour.

Punjab University clash: Student groups blame each other for violence

Lahore: 14 February:The Punjab University spokesperson said that the administration had taken measures to maintain a peaceful environment at the varsity. He added that the situation was under control and the university administration was taking measures for the safety of students. Meanwhile, the IJT also protested outside the VC House demanding that former Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran vacate the official residence. They blamed the former VC of instigating violence in the university.

Punjab University clash: Students come together against ‘hooliganism’

Lahore:14 February:Situation at the Punjab University remained tense on Monday, four days after two rival student groups clashed at the campus, leaving three pupils hospitalised. Both students groups took out protest rallies in the university amid police presence, demanding security and peaceful environment. The police will register cases against both groups on the complaint of the university administration.

Conflicting statements on schools closure today

Lahore:February 14:Two major private schools associations while condemning Monday’s suicide attack which resulted in the loss of over a dozen precious lives issued conflicting statements over schools’ closure or not in the wake of the unfortunate incident. All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association (APPSMA) president Adeeb Jawadani said private schools registered with his organisations would remain closed on Tuesday (today) to mourn the incident.

Conflicting statements on schools closure today

Lahore:February 14:Two major private schools associations while condemning Monday’s suicide attack which resulted in the loss of over a dozen precious lives issued conflicting statements over schools’ closure or not in the wake of the unfortunate incident. All Pakistan Private Schools Management Association (APPSMA) president Adeeb Jawadani said private schools registered with his organisations would remain closed on Tuesday (today) to mourn the incident.

Misplaced priorities, social disparity plague Pakistan’s educational system’

Lahore:February 13: Panellists at KLF decry lack of sincerity in endeavours for improving quality of education across the country Like the day preceding it, Sunday also saw panel discussions on a whole lot of national issues at the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF). In all there were 36 of them running parallel.

GC University a Role Model institution

Lahore:February 13:A ceremony was organised in honour of Old Ravians Union office-bearers by College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) Senior Vice-President of and old Ravian Prof Khalid Masood Gondal. According to a press release issued here on Sunday, Justice Shahram Sarwar was the chief guest at the event. Qazi Affaq Hussain, president, Old Ravians Union, Rana Asad Ullah, general secretary, Akhlaq Tarrar, federal secretary and Prof Farid Khan, chairman, Shaikh Zaid Hospital, were also present.

Dearth of teachers, dilapidated state afflict school

RAWALPINDI:February 12:Dennys Higher Secondary School situated on Kashmir Road is a physical representation of Muslim, Hindu, Christian, and Sikh heritage and intelligentsia of the subcontinent. The institution’s rich history of over ‘136’ years, notwithstanding, the school is in a derelict state facing a dearth of funds to bring it back its old grandeur. Originally established back in 1881 by employees of Military Accounts Office who formed the school in Calcutta House Saddar for their children.

700 students of Virtual University received laptops

Lahore:February 12:More than 700 students of Virtual University (VU) received laptops under the Prime Minister’s National Laptop Scheme (PMNLS), phase II. A ceremony in this regard was held at Virtual University, MA Jinnah Campus, here on Saturday. Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal was the chief guest of the ceremony. A total of 2500 Virtual University students from across the country have benefited under the scheme.

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