Plan to build Rs260m access road for women college

LAHORE:25 April:The Punjab government has prepared a plan worth Rs 260 million to provide access road to the students of Government Fatima Jinnah College for Women, Chuna Mandi. According to a handout in this regard a meeting was held on Monday which was chaired by Punjab Minister for Higher Education and Chairman Board of Governors of Govt Fatima Jinnah College for Women Syed Raza Ali Gillani. Principal Prof Shehnaz Kausar and representatives of Higher Education Department attended the meeting.

Media seminar at Lahore College for Women University

LAHORE:25 April:A seminar held at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Monday highlighted the importance of media and media studies departments in protection and promotion of democracy and democratic dispensation in the country according to the spirit of the Constitution of Pakistan. According to a press release the Lahore College for Women University Department of Mass Communication organised an interactive session with media experts and academicians on the issue of “Democracy in Pakistan, Role of Media and Media Studies Departments”.

Violence feared at Punjab University annual book fair

LAHORE:April 24:The Punjab University is all set to organise its annual book fair from April 27 to April 29 after it was initially postponed due to the unrest on campus. However, the faculty and students fear fresh violence. PU had earlier announced the annual three-day book fair from April 6 to 8, 2017. In this regard, a high level meeting, chaired by PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, was held to review arrangements.

Spirit of Math’ to cater High-achievers needs

LAHORE:April 24:“Spirit of Math” being a system of after-school programme for high performing students in mathematics has opened doors for bright students in Pakistan. After the successful recognition across the world, this programme is developed to address the critical needs of those students who are looking for an opportunity to study mathematics more deeply with others like them, and for those parents who are looking for an opportunity for their children to be challenged at a global level.

Go Nawaz go’ slogan ─ Railway police torture five students

LAHORE:23 April: A Railway Police team allegedly took five students into custody and tortured them for chanting an anti-government slogan during the concluding ceremony of the Pakistan Railways (PR) Inter-Divisional Athletics Championship at Garhi Shahu Stadium on Saturday. Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique was distributing medals and shields among the winners of the annual meet when a group of participants started chanting ‘Go Nawaz go’ slogan. The minister left the stadium hurriedly while men in police uniform randomly picked up five boys, bundled them into a van and sped away.

Police term PU teacher’s death murder-cum-robbery

LAHORE:23 April:Lahore police claimed on Saturday to have arrested three suspects involved in the murder of an Ahmadi professor and the Marian Chowk robbery, the video of which went viral on social media a few months ago. On Saturday, the Anti-Organised Crime Cell (CIA) presented 13 wanted men before the media. Four of them were said to be involved in the notorious robbery at a traffic signal in Faisal Town and three behind the robbery-cum-murder of Tahira Perveen, a retired PU professor.

A true poet... True poetry

Rawalpindi:April 23:‘Yaad Karay Gi Dunya Mushahir Adab and Mustafa Zaidi’, is a compact book on persona and work of eminent modernist poet, Mustafa Zaidi. The book is a research work cum compilation of Syed Nusrat Zaidi, a prominent poet, on life and work of Syed Mustafa Zaidi. Mustafa Zaidi was born on October 16, 1930 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India to Lakhte Hasnain and Binte Haider. His father was a senior official in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the UP Province, with roots in Meman Saadat, a village in district Bijnor.

Students held for chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’ released on PM’s orders

LAHORE:April 23: Police took four students and players into custody who had chanted slogan of ‘Go Nawaz Go’ during a ceremony at Railways Stadium in the presence of Federal Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq but were later released on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's orders. The arrested youth, who had come from Karachi for trial, were shifted to some unknown location. Later in the day, the prime minister took notice of the arrests and ordered their immediate release.

Academic reforms: UAF, German varsities ink research deal

FAISALABAD:22 April:The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad has signed agreements with two German universities to collaborate in research, academia, capacity building and student-teachers’ exchange programmes. The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) was inked by UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and University of Bonn’s Dr Bernhard Tischbein whereas Christopher Willi Conrad from University of Wurzburg signed the second MoU.

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