Fatima Jinnah Medical University to back efforts against breast cancer

Lahore:February 12:A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) and Pink Ribbon Pakistan at FMJU building on Saturday. FJMU Vice-Chancellor Fakher Imam and Pink Ribbon Pakistan CEO Omer Aftab signed the documents with the support of all faculty members of FJMU. According to the MoU, FJMU has agreed to become a ‘strategic partner’ of Pink Ribbon and would extend academic and technical support to it. FJMU will also extend referral support to Pink Ribbon for its breast cancer services like radiology, pathology, surgery and chemotherapy.

Punjab University students win contests

Lahore:February 11:Punjab University students from various departments participated in the Chief Minister Punjab debate, essay writing and speech (Eng/Urdu) Lahore division and provincial level competitions and performed well by grabbing prominent positions. According to a press release, at provincial level students including Muhammad Zohaib Nasir clinched 1st position in English speech while in English debate Fizzah Akhter and Abubakar got 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

E-Rozgaar centres to be set up in 11 universities

Lahore:February 11:An ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the inaugural centres of the Chief Minister’s e-Rozgaar Training Programmes was held at the Arfa Software Technology Park. The vice-chancellors from 11 public sector universities, which have been selected in the first phase of training, signed the MoUs with Dr Umar Saif, chairman, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB). The e-Rozgaar training programme will be a flagship project of the government of Punjab, with an aim to enhance earning opportunities for the young graduates using information technology.

National Green Day observed at PMAS-AAUR

Rawalpindi:February 10:National Green Day observed at Pir Mehr Ali Shah — Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Thursday, under the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Programme. PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad kicked off the tree plantation campaign by planting an olive plant at campus. While addressing, he appreciated the tree plantation drive and said that there is dire need to raise environmental awareness among the society.

Restore student unions Islami Jamiat Talaba

Lahore:February 10:Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists blocking Lower Mall Thursday protested against 33 years of ban on student unions. The IJT activists from Islamia College Civil Lines, IJT stronghold in the provincial metropolis, blocked the road with the help of a mini-truck, halting traffic flow coming from Data Darbar side. The traffic mess caused immense problems for the commuters. The activists carrying placards chanted slogans and demanded the government hold student union elections at the earliest.

PBTE launches online fees challan form

Lahore:February 10:Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) Thursday launched online bank challan form to receive all kind of fees. PBTE Chairperson Ms Saima Javed inaugurated the new system in a ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, she said the whole examination system of the PBTE starting from registration up to issuance of diploma was fully computerised and now the bank challan system was also made online.

Universities launch green campuses programm

Lahore:February 10: A number of public sector universities of the province Thursday organised ceremonies including tree plantation and walk under the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Programm At Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir launched a tree plantation campaign at the varsity’s Centre for Integrated Mountain & Research (CIMR) with other government and non-government organisations. Director CIMR Dr Khalida Khan, deans of various faculties, faculty members and a large number of students were present.

Media asked to leave Kinnaird College Function

Lahore:February 10:An unpleasant situation developed at a ceremony at Kinnaird College on Thursday where National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was the chief guest. The speaker requested electronic media persons to leave the hall if they wanted to take the footage as the event was supposed to be private. The media persons informed the speaker that the PID had invited them to cover the event. Earlier, some media teams faced difficulty to get an access to the college to cover the event.

Higher education being reformed’

Lahore:February 10:Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said a comprehensive reforms programme is under way to develop higher education sector according to needs of the 21st century so that the country could progress through human resource development. Chairing a meeting at Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), the minister said for this purpose research-based activities were being fully encouraged and the teachers were provided capacity building opportunities.

Growth linked to entrepreneur education

Lahore:February 10:A conference was organised by FPCCI in collaboration with a non-profit organisation on “Inclusion of entrepreneurial theme in educational The news...................................... syllabus: the way forward to inclusive tolerant, peaceful and prosperous Pakistan” Representative of FPCCI, Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, academia, media, civil society, financial sector and senior journalists participated in the conference. Participants of the conference discussed the seriousness of the issues, including social, political, economic and education in country.

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