Punjab university violence incidents

Jamiat's mayhem at PU remains in spotlight during 2009
Lahore, Feb 15: The Punjab University was the centre of a riot in 2009, with the administration being unable to control the radical Islami Jamiat Talaba, despite several clashes between the administration and the party. Record incidents of violence were reported during the year.

The Punjab chief minister and police were also urged to take action but to no avail. On the January 3, more than a dozen armed members of the IJT attacked the university's emergency centre and fled after harassing security personnel.

University administration sent a formal request for registering an FIR in the New Muslim Town Police Station while IJT activist Sabir Shah also allegedly threatened to kill students.

The IJT attacked the residence of former PU student adviser for the second time on February 3 and pelted it with stones. His wife and child were injured during the incident.

In April, Jamiat activists first hijacked two university buses by threatening and harassing the drivers and conductors. Then later in the month, they also threw empty bottles at senior faculty members and wreaked havoc in front of the vice-chancellor's office.

The same day, the university also decided not to allow the IJT to hold its annual book fair on campus.

In August, the IJT not only attacked PU employees and security guards with batons and iron rods but also kidnapped three employees of the Centre for Excellence in Solid State Physics.

Meanwhile, in a bid to establish their office illegally on campus, Jamiat activists even brought down a wall on December 1. adnan lodhi. Daily times

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New Policy for class 5, 8 examinations
Lahore: Grade-V and VIII examinations to be conducted by the Punjab Examination Commission in February 2011 shall be compulsory for all students of government and private schools in the province.

Stating this in a statement issued here on Sunday, a spokesman for the Schools Education Department said from April 1, 2010, the government schools shall admit only the students to 6th and 9th classes who have passed Grade 4 and 7 examinations arranged by the PEC.

He said executive district officers (education) would be responsible for smooth conduct of examinations and fair marking of papers.

Permanent centres for grade 5 and 8 examinations would be set up preferably in high and higher secondary schools.

He said examinations would be arranged in elementary and primary schools in case of non-availability of high and higher secondary schools. Standard strength of students for every examination centre would be 200 to 300.

Centres, he said, could be established for 100 female students in rural areas in exceptional cases.

The notified examination centers would not be changed without a prior approval of the Punjab Examination Commission. Marking of papers in one tehsil/town would be arranged in another tehsil/town of the same district. Dawn

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AIOU announced PTC, CT, BEd results
Lahore: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the results of examinations of PTC, CT and BEd.

AIOU Assitant Regional Director Muhammad Shahid Saroya said here Saturday that result cards had also been posted to students.He said students could also download their result cards from website: www.aiou.edu.pk. APP

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AIMC conference on pharmacy
Lahore: The first international conference on pharmacy concluded at Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), Lahore, on Sunday.

The three-day event was historical in nature, as for the first time it provided pharmacists a platform to voice their concerns and recommendations for advancement of pharmacy services in the country. During the scientific and academic sessions, many original papers were read and volumes of scientific knowledge shared among the participants.

Addressing the final session, Prof Javed Akram, Principal, Allama Iqbal Medical College & Jinnah Hospital, referred to the theme of the conference "Multidisciplinary approach in medication' and stated that health was multidisciplinary including doctors, pharmacists, nurses and paramedics. The real role of the pharmacists has been suppressed and they have been confined to purchase and book keeping of medicines, he added.

This conference has highlighted the real role of the pharmacist which is clinical in orientation. Whether it is hospital based pharmacy services or community pharmacy services, safe, appropriate, cost effective and efficacious medication can only be delivered to the needy patient with the full involvement of pharmacist, he declared.

The involvement of skillful and authoritative pharmacists in therapeutic procedures is necessary to improve the appropriate use of medicine, eliminate medication errors and make proper use of medicine budget. He observed that it was the need of the hour to utilise the services of hospital pharmacists in all medication related activities in a hospital.

The pharmacist community has to play a pivotal role for the progress towards the goal of 'Health for All', he observed. He urged the pharmacists to enter into the fields of research and quality control. Jinnah Hospital has employed more than a score of pharmacists who are all actively engaged in ward based clinical activities, he informed.

A list of recommendations was formulated which would be forwarded to the authorities for implementation. The event ended with a pledge on the part of the participants to perform their duty conscientiously and devotedly for the progress and prosperity of the nation.

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Lifetime UET Vice chancellor
Lahore: Presidents of five associations of the University of Engineering and Technology demanded President, Prime Minister and Punjab Governor announce Muhammad Akram's appointment as lifetime Vice Chancellor for rendering historic services. Addressing a joint press conference on Sunday, the presidents unanimously said Mohammad Akram played a key role for uplifting the standard of education of the university.

They said now students completed their education within four years due to his tremendous efforts, as earlier the period of awarding degrees to the students took around eight years due to mismanagement and deteriorating law and order. The news

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GCU 110th Annual Sports
Lahore: The History Department won the 110th Government College University Annual Sports that concluded here on Sunday.

The History students bagged 12 gold, 15 silver and 5 bronze medals in inter departmental competitions to won the title.

Altaf Hussein of the Political Science Department was declared the best athlete with three gold medals in javelin throw, shot put and discuss throw.

Muhammad Zeeshan of Geography Department was declared the second best athlete. Urdu Department got the second position while Economics Department captured the third position.

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Qirat, Naat competition
Lahore: Students from the Queen Mary College won the Qirat and Naat competition held at the Hamayat-e-Islam College for Women (HICW) on Saturday.

HICW Principal Dr Azra Imtiaz was the chief guest at the competition, which was attended by a large number of students and faculty members. Dr Imtiaz presented the trophy to the winning team. Daily times

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