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AIOU BEd result announced
Islamabad, Aug 09: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the result of its BEd
programme for the Autumn Semester 2013 and placed it on its website
AIOU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Ali
Asghar Chishti announced the result. Registrar Professor Dr. Nowshad
Khan, Controller of Examinations Dr. Hamid Khan Niazi, Incharge Computer
Section Shabnum N Shahid and Haji Abdul Shakoor were present on the
Briefing the vice-chancellor on BEd examinations
and its results, the controller of examinations said that 135,891
students appeared in the exams and 665 exam centres were set up across
Dr. Niazi assured the vice-chancellor that
the result of BA programme would be announced till August 15, while
results of the remaining programmes would be announced by the end of
this month. He further said that results of ATTC, PTC, CT, SSC and FA
programmes have already been announced and result cards have been
dispatched by post to all students at their given addresses.
AIOU vice chancellor advised the controller and in-charge Computer
Section to work hard and fast for completion and announcing all
remaining results at least two weeks before the closing date of the
ongoing admissions for the Autumn Semester 2014 so that students have
maximum time for taking next admission. The news
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PMDC allows admissions to three unrecongnised medical colleges
Islamabad: Instead of protecting the high standards of medical education, the
embattled regulator of medical education, Pakistan Medical and Dental
College (PM&DC), has started giving illegal permission to
unrecognised colleges to start admissions for the education of future
doctors, a move that could land top PM&DC officials in hot waters,
documents available with The News revealed.
to documents, PMD&DC has allowed three medical colleges in Punjab to
admit students without their notification of registration by the
federal government in gross violation of PM&DC Ordinance 1962. These
three medical colleges namely Faryal Dental College, Shikupura, Rahbar
Medical College Lahore and Rai Medical College Sargodha have already
begun classes in February this year and about 250 students are currently
The documents revealed that PM&DC's
so called executive committee held a meeting in December 2013 which
approved a "special relaxation" to allow intake of medical students by
the colleges who have not obtained recognition letter by the ministry of
national health services regulation and coordination.
PM&DC and the ministry are currently at loggerhead over the legal
status of the council and the ministry claims that the current set-up of
PM&DC has no legal status without any official notification in the
gazette of Pakistan. The lingering crisis is playing havoc with the
quality of medical education in Pakistan, a country that has been famous
for producing high quality doctors in the past. Powerful lobbies are
taking full advantage of this situation by minting huge amount of money.
those college which are approved by the council but to whom letters
were not issued from Ministry or Executive Committee, any student
admitted during this gap would be registered provided the gap is not
more than six months," read the minutes of the meeting signed by
PM&DC registrar Raja Amjad Mahmood.
believe that the relaxation through policy decision is illegal and a
blatant violation of law. "This is tantamount to assisting the operation
of an illegal college, as neither the PM&DC Ordinance nor any other
relevant law allows operation of any college without notification of
the ministry," said Dr Amir Bandaisha, senior leader of Young Doctors
Association (YDA) Punjab.
He said YDA has served a legal
notice on PM&DC and the ministry of national health on the issue and
it will move higher courts over the gross violation of rules by the
regulator.Under section 22B of the PM&DC Ordinance, the officials
who allow operation of unrecognised colleges can face up to five years
of imprisonment and Rs10 million fine.
YDA has urged the
ministry to lodge cases against Registrar and other officials of
PM&DC under sections 22A, 22B and 28B of the PM&DC Ordinance
1962 as amended by the PM&DC (amendment) Act 2012.
spokesman of the ministry confirmed that legal notice has been received
over operation of illegal colleges under the watch of PM&DC. "Yes
the ministry has received the legal notice over illegal operation of
three medical colleges and we are seeking opinion of the ministry of law
over the issue," the spokesman said. He said the ministry does
not recognise the Council and its executive committee as the superior
courts have barred it from officially holding the meetings.
contacted, Registrar PM&DC Raja Amjad admitted to signing the
minutes of the meeting with the controversial relaxation saying the
three unrecognised colleges are holding medical classes as PM&DC has
already recommended their cases to the ministry. "The ministry should
be held responsible for this illegality as PM&DC has already sent
its recommendations to the ministry of national health services for
recognition of these colleges," he said.
however maintained that these colleges were not allowed by PM&DC to
admit students. "We have just sent our recommendations and the delay is
on the part of the ministry." However, despite the Registrar's claims
PM&DC has failed to warn the potential students about these three
unrecognised colleges. The website of PM&DC contains a list of
unrecognised colleges and also under-examination colleges but these
three colleges feature nowhere in these lists.
executive and owner of Rai Medical College, Rai Aslam also confirmed that his college has been permitted by PM&DC to hold
medical classes without ministry's recognition.
permission of PM&DC as the Council has allowed three colleges to
start admission without the official letter of the ministry," Rai Asalm
said while referring to the illegal relaxation given to the
colleges.Under section 11 and 18 of the PMDC Ordinance, a medical
college is recognised only after the date of its notification in the
official gazette by the Federal Government.
government may grant recognition to any medical institutions in Pakistan
which trains or grants or both trains and grants medical qualifications
and the qualification granted by them. All such recognised medical
institutions or qualifications shall be included in the First Schedule
by the federal government by notification in the official Gazette," says
section 11 of the Ordinance.
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PU allows Wahdat Road-Jinnah Hospital link road
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Syndicate on Friday approved the
proposed plan of construction of a road on its land to link Wahdat Road
with Jinnah Hospital and Maulana Shaukat Ali Road.
PU Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran chaired the syndicate at committee room of his
office. The syndicate allowed the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to
construct the 1.75-km road to link Wahdat Road with Maulana Shaukat Ali
The LDA will also construct service roads on both sides of the
road while the government will have no objection on commercialisation
of the PU land. The construction of the road will help reduce traffic
pressure on Bhekewal Morr to Campus Bridge and other adjacent arteries. Daily times
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Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has awarded a PhD degree to Muhammad Riaz s/o Muhammad
Haneef in the subject of Mathematics after the approval of his thesis
titled "Certain Quadratic Fields under the Action of Two Generator
Groups", says a press release issued on Friday. The news
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