Punjab university MSc Economics result 07-09

PU declared MSc Economics result
Lahore, Feb 05: The Punjab University has declared the result of MSc Economics (Morning), Semester System, Session 2007-2009, Examination. According to a press statement, detailed result is available at the PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

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Criticism of private schools baseless
Karachi: The criticism against private schools by Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee for Education Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali is totally baseless and the fact that he referred to the private schools as a 'mafia' is condemnable.

This was said by Chairman All Private Schools Management Association Sindh (APSMA) Syed Khalid Shah during a press conference held at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday.

Shah said that the language used by Sher Ali against the private schools was not appropriate at all. The statement given by him was seriously noticed by the managements of the private schools, and they condemn it, he added.

Shah said that Ali Sher had criticised the role of the private schools in a television programme. He added that during the television show, Sher Ali had alleged that the private schools receive huge amount in lieu of tuition fees and other charges but pay only Rs1500 or Rs2000 to the teachers. Sher Ali was also of the view that private schools collect fees during the summer vacations but do not pay salaries to the teachers for the two months and take action against those who ask for the salaries, Shah added. Shah said that Sher Ali's claims were baseless, and the private schools in the country are providing standard education.

According to the chairman APSMA, private schools were declared 'mafia' which was a character assassination, Shah said. Shah added that Sher Ali had also demanded that Rs6000 should be the basic salary of the teachers in the private schools, and any school who gives less than Rs6000 should be shut down.

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DHA declamation contest
Karachi: Over 40 students participated in the All Karachi Annual Bilingual Declamation Contest 2010 held at the Defence Authority College for Women Ph-VIII here on Thursday. Former Federal Information Minister and ex-senator Javed Jabber was the chief guest. Students from 10 distinguished universities and 12 colleges participated in the contest.

Speaking on the occasion, Jabbar said that the nation was passing through precarious times of its history but the situation should not be viewed under the perspective of despair and gloom. He added that the new generation had tremendous potential for making a great destiny for the future.

Earlier speaking on the occasion, DHA Women College Principal Prof. Nasreen Nasir said that her college endeavoured to equip the young girls with necessary confidence, dynamism and ability to face the challenges of the future.

In the English Declamation Contest at University level Yasir Akbar of Sir Syed University got the second position while Nabiha Zeeshan of PAF KIETS won the first position. In the Urdu Declamation the second position was won by Malika Haider of Altamash Dental University while the first position was secured by Raheel Akhtar of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University.

In the English Declamation Contest at the college level, Meher Sethi of St Joseph's College was declared second while the first position was jointly bagged by Nehal Waqar of PECHS Girls School and Hammad Imran of Agha Khan Higher Secondary School.

In the Urdu Declamation for the college students the second position was jointly given to Kiran Siddique of DA Degree College for Women Ph-VII and Shaham Zehra of St Joseph's College for Women. The first position was won by Sundas Yusuf of Bahria College NORE-II.

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Paintings, posters contest
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) on Thursday organised paintings and posters competition titled 'Climb the Mountains and Discover the Nature.'

As many as 109 amateur artists from various educational institutions took part in the contest organised by the varsity's Hiking and Mountaineering Club.

A large number of schoolchildren also participated in the competition. In the school category, Ali Bin Abid secured the first prize while Hira Tahir and Sayed Ali stood second and third respectively.

Miraj Muhammad topped the competition in the university level category while Amna Baker and Razia Hammed got second and third position respectively.

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Centenary celebrations
Lahore: The annual convocation of the Government Dyal Singh College, coinciding with centenary celebrations of the college, was held on Thursday.

The successful graduates of various bachelors and masters programmes were awarded degrees. Secretary Higher Education Department Punjab Ahad Khan Cheema was the chief guest while college Principal Prof Dr Muhammad Kalim, other faculty members and a large number of students were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Ahmad Khan Cheema urged the students not to be disappointed and figure out values of profession and get to work with determination. He further said no obstacle could block the way of determined and competent students. He added the Punjab government had increased the seats for brilliant students to get admission in LUMS and FAST under the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF).

Prof Dr Muhammad Kalim said new classes and disciplines of various levels both in the morning and evening shifts including MA English and MSc Mathematics programmes had been launched.

The college fame remained in flux, he said, adding for the last many years the college administration had been working diligently to ensure discipline, regularity and punctuality both in academic and cultural environment of the college. The news

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