Call to disband political student groups at Varsities

LAHORE:April 21:Academicians have recommended university administrations should disband all political, sectarian, racial or ethnic organisations on campus while providing an alternative platform for student to express their opinion. After a two-day brainstorming session, educationists concluded on Thursday that universities should hold regular sports events, cultural programmes, study circles, speeches, debates and literary sessions in order to promote peace and tolerance in Punjab.

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

Lahore:April 21:He said the chief minister has also requested that the additional charge of the vice-chancellor’s post given to Professor Jamali be withdrawn. The governor has further been requested to assign the acting charge to Professor Dr Muhammad Masroor, who is the senior most professor at the varsity and pro-vice chancellor during the interim period while the process of appointment of the vice-chancellor is undertaken.

Third preparation Course for Paces Exam concludes at HFH

Rawalpindi:April 21:A four-day preparation course for MRCP (UK) Paces exam organised by Rawalpindi Medical College at New Teaching Block of RMC at Holy Family Hospital concluded here on Thursday. The preparation course for MRCP UK (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom) Paces (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) exam was conducted for the third time in Pakistan by UK tutors trained by the Royal College of Physicians, UK.

PHEC to launch mobile libraries to Promote Reading

LAHORE:April 21:Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairman Prof Dr Nizamuddin has said PHEC will launch mobile libraries project to promote book reading culture, adding this facility would be provided in remote areas. He said this while addressing a seminar organised by Punjab University (PU) Department of Information Management and PU Library in connection with celebrations of World Book and Copyright Day on Thursday.

University of Health Sciences Names dept after Prof Tahir

LAHORE:April 21:The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has named its Anatomy Department after late Prof Dr Muhammad Tahir. According to a press release issued here on Thursday, Prof Muhammad Tahir had been the professor and the head of UHS Anatomy Department for last 11 years. He died on Wednesday at the age of 87, bringing to an end a prolific, 56 year career as a teacher, researcher and an administrator. His work in all these domains was distinguished by a highly original critical thinking and personal vision of morality and ethics.

Custom Public School Celebrations

Lahore:April 21:Custom Public School, working under Customs Education Trust, is going to celebrate its 35th inception on CPS Gulberg campus on April 8. Saira Zaheer, Principal CPS, Tayyaba Qadeer, headmistress Boys Branch, Sabrina Ali, headmistress Junior Branch and Shahida Khan, coordinator school affairs, along with CPS management will welcome custom officials including Muhammad Zahid Khokhar, Chairman Customs Education Trust, Zeba Hai Azhar, Chief Collector Customs (Central) and trustees Iftikhar Ali Malik and Farhan Sarwar.The news.

Punjab University’s equivalence dept temporarily restored

LAHORE:April 21:A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Thursday suspended an order of a single bench and allowed functioning of Punjab University’s equivalence department. The single bench comprising Justice Atir Mahmood had declared illegal functioning of the equivalence department. The university challenged the decision through an intra court appeal, which was heard on Thursday by a two-judge bench headed by Justice Aminuddin Khan.

Plea to transfer Peshawar school case

LAHORE:20 April:Hearing a petition for transfer of trial proceedings against an alleged facilitator of Peshawar Army Public School carnage, the Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed the counsel of the suspect to submit his affidavit about ‘inappropriate’ remarks of the trial judge. Earlier, the counsel for suspect Saleemullah argued before the court that the judge of an anti-terrorism court called the suspect a terrorist during the trial proceedings. Whereas, he said, nobody could be termed guilty unless convicted by a court.

Punjab University professor’s killers arrested

LAHORE:20 April:Iqbal Town CIA on Wednesday arrested three persons on charges of killing Prof Tahira Parveen at her Punjab University residence the other day. The accused killers were identified as Sajjad Ali, an electrician by profession and his two close friends Hammad and Suneel Masih. They had allegedly murdered the victim as she recognised Sajjad while looting her house.

Punjab University Library Seminar

Lahore:20 April: Punjab University Department of Information Management and Punjab University Library will organise a seminar to mark international world book and copyright day on “Books through the ages and its implications” on Thursday (today) at 10:30am at Al-Raazi Hall. Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairperson Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin, Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir and others will attend the seminar.The news.

GCUniversity book fair gets warm response

LAHORE:20 April:Government College University Lahore Library Society has organised a two-day book fair at the University’s Abdus Salam Hall in connection with the World Book Day celebrated every year on April 23. According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, a good number of national and international publishers, including the Oxford University Press, have set up their stalls at the book fair, which received a warm response from students and faculty members on the opening day on Wednesday. Eminent writer Dr Tariq Rahman inaugurated the book fair.

Student lynching sends shockwaves through legal fraternity

LAHORE:19 April:Twelve former presidents of the Supreme Court Bar Association expressed deep anguish and concern over the brutal lynching and murder of Mashal Khan, a student of the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKUM) in Mardan. The brutal manner in which students of AWKUM killed their peer not only pained the family of the deceased, but sent shockwaves through the country, they said in a joint press statement issued from the ­ media office of Asma Jahangir.

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