10pc private medical colleges are fake, says PMDC chief

Lahore:February 04: Around 10 percent of private medical colleges in Pakistan are “fake” and merely “money-making ventures” being run by owners of ghee, textile and sugar mill owners, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) president Dr Shabir Ahmed Lehri said on Friday. Speaking at the inaugural session of a three-day international conference, Dr Lehri said these fake colleges were providing substandard medical education. “Ninety percent of private medical colleges are imparting quality education, but other 10 percent are only fleecing the public,” he added.

Urdu language workshop at Fatima Jinnah Women University

Rawalpindi:January 31:Fatima Jinnah Women University since its establishment has played a pivotal role in providing professional development opportunities to faculty and staff members. In its quest to improve the quality of Urdu Language in offices the university is hosting a 5-day training workshop under instructions of government of Pakistan to promote the Urdu language. Chief Guest of the workshop was Iftaikhar Aarif (Director General National Language) along with Nadia Parveen (Additional Commissioner Rawalpindi). Vice Chancellor Dr.

Salam Day celebrations at Government College University

Lahore:January 31:Speakers at the Salam Day celebrations at Government College University (GCU) here on Monday said Pakistan missed several great opportunities to benefit from Prof Dr Abdus Salam who worked with great zeal and enthusiasm to bring about a scientific change in the third world countries. “We missed a rare historical opportunity to establish International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Pakistan (ICTP), but this is not the only one. In fact Pakistan's story is the story of missed opportunities,” said Prof Dr G Murtaza.

Call to restore student unions

Lahore:January 31:Educationists, students, activists, media persons and civil society representatives urged the revival of student unions in all public and private educational institutions in the light of Supreme Court judgment of 1993. They were speaking at a national seminar on 'implications of the revival of the student unions' organised by Pakistan Institute of National Affairs (PINA) in Lahore, presided by Prof Dr Akram Ch, former vice chancellor, Sargodha University.

NAB officials summoned in Bahauddin Zakariya University case

Lahore:January 31:The Lahore High Court on Monday summoned chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and a deputy director of the bureau who investigated illegalities in the establishment of Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan’s sub-campus in Lahore. Heading a full bench, Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi observed that students deposited heavy fee to the university but they did not get the recognised degrees. It was pathetic that the fraudsters were busy in defrauding public and the National Accountability Bureau did not rise from slumber, the judge added.

Higher education standards being improved: minister

Lahore:December 29: Provincial Minister for higher education, Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said that the overall standards of higher education were being improved to make them compatible with the international standards. For this purpose, a comprehensive roadmap has been vigorously pursued so that the university students could avail quality educational and research facilities. The government has also planned to appoint pro-vice-chancellors in the public sector universities to provide necessary support to the VCs for improving universities’ overall standards.

Punjab University Results

Lahore:December 29:Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of MA Islamic Studies Part-II annual examination 2016, MA Arabic Part-I annual examination 2016, MA Physical Education Part-I annual examination 2016, MA Philosophy Part-I annual examination 2016, MA Political Science Part-I annual examination 2016 and MSc Geography Part-I annual examination 2016.The news.

Dr Zafar sworn in as Punjab University Vice-Chancellor

Lahore:December 29:Renowned economist and educationist Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasar has taken charge as Punjab University Vice-Chancellor here on Wednesday. In this regard, Dr Zafar Mueen Nasar visited Vice-Chancellor’s office and submitted his joining report. The newly-appointed PU VC did his PhD from Kansas State University in the subject of Economics.

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