Inter exam from May 4
Lahore, Feb 06: The Intermediate Annual Examination 2013 will start from May 04, 2013. Admission forms are being received online.
According to a handout on Monday, Muhammad Nasrullah Virk, Chairman Punjab Board Committee of Chairmen, has extended the date of submission of admission forms online from February 4 to February 11, 2013 for the convenience of candidates. The chairman has directed all facilitation centres set up in the limits of the Board not to delay submission of admission forms of candidates online and provide facilities to them.
The Secretary Board has been directed to monitor all the facilitation centres and submit his report on daily basis, and immediate action should be taken in case of receiving extra amount from candidates in connection with the submission of their admission forms online from any examination centre.
The date for submission of admission forms with single fee is February 11, 2013, with double fee February 18, 2013 and with triple fee February 22, 2013 and with triple fee plus Rs. 500 as per day fine is February 28, 2013.
Grade 8 exams from tomorrow
Lahore: The Class-8 Annual Examinations 2013 being conducted by the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) under uniform basis across the province will commence from Thursday (tomorrow).The Class-5 Annual Examinations being conducted by the PEC will conclude on Wednesday (today) and two different papers, including Science (Morning Session) and Urdu (Afternoon Session) will be held.
MA/MSc exams date sheet
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has issued written date sheet for the MA/MSc Part-I supplementary examination 2012.
According to a Press release issued here Tuesday, PU has also issued the schedule of commencement dates of MBA Part-I & II (31/2 years programme) 2nd annual exam, 2012 and MCom Part-I & II (31/2 years programme) 2nd annual exam 2012. Details are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
music festival: Students of Music Department of Punjab University College of Art & Design Zia-ul-Haq and Shoaib Abbas have won awards in All Pakistan Music Festival.
According to a Press release issued here Tuesday, the students also got 1st positions in Instrumental and Vocal category respectively. The event was organised by Chand Bagh School. Moreover, the College of Art & Design won the team trophy as well. Punjab University's Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and College Principal Prof Dr Rahat Naveed Masud congratulated the students on earning fame for varsity. The news
KEMU and UHS: VCs may be picked from one panel
Lahore: The issue of appointment of regular vice chancellors of the two leading medical universities of the province has taken a 'new turn' after the chief minister reportedly finalised the name of Prof Dr Faisal Masood, the Services Hospital principal, for the slot of KEMU VC.
Earlier, Prof Faisal's name was finalised and recommended in the first week of January in a panel of three contenders for the slot of University of Health Sciences by a search committee tasked with the selection of VCs for the KEMU and UHS.
Headed by former federal minister Sartaj Aziz, the committee had interviewed 41 candidates for the two top slots and recommended two panels of three each shortlisted senior medics. For the post of the UHS vice-chancellor the committee had recommended a panel of three doctors namely Prof Dr Faisal Masood, Allama Iqbal Medical College former principal Prof Dr Javed Akram and former dean of Postgraduate Medical Institute Maj-Gen (retired) Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam. While it had finalised names of Professor of Surgery Dr Abdul Majeed Chaudhry, ex-chief executive of Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, Prof Dr Jawad Sajid Khan and a UK-based Pakistani national senior doctor, Prof Sarwat Husain for the KEMU slot.
However, the chief minister had returned the summary after raising objection to it and directed to revise it.
A senior official privy to the development said that the chief minister had objected to the names of two candidates including Prof Abdul Majeed Chaudhry recommended in the panel for KEMU.
He said Prof Majeed had served as Fatima Jinnah Medical College/Sir Ganga Ram Hospital principal and he was among first three candidates who had secured highest marks in an interview conducted by the search committee.
Prof Majeed was said to be a hot contender for the KEMU slot but the CM rejected him on the 'grounds' that he was shareholder of a private medical college.
The official said according to the laid down policy, objections by any competent authority like chief minister on the two candidates of a panel meant that it (panel) stood disbanded automatically and the health department was bound to re-advertise the post inviting fresh applications.
However, instead of initiating a fresh process for interview, the health department revised the panels in a hurry on its own.
Interestingly, he said, this time the health authorities had recommended only one panel of six candidates for the vacant posts of the both medical universities, putting name of Prof Faisal Masood at the top for the KEMU slot.
"I think the search committee was not consulted before recommending the panel to the chief minister that might create unrest among the other contenders and legal complications too," the official said.
He said legal opinion was not sought as well before recommending all three panels to the chief minister.
The official said Maj-Gen (retired) Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam is close to the run for the top slot of UHS.
Guard protests sacking by climbing up tower
Lahore: A guard of the Lahore College for Women University on Monday climbed up a radio transmission tower in protest against termination of his service which he alleged was ordered to create jobs for some favourites of the chief security officer.
Muhammad Nawaz, was among the five security guards who were sacked on the orders of Chief Security Officer Maj Muhammad Mansha (retired) on Feb 1 on 'flimsy' charges.
Nawaz along with his four other sacked colleagues - Ramzan, Muhammad Taj, Hanif and Safdar Mahmood - has been visiting the administration officials since they received termination orders but to no avail.
Nawaz, a father of five, resident of Azad Kashmir, finally got desperate and climbed up the 500-foot high radio transmission tower installed on the rooftop of the varsity's mass communication department and threatened to commit suicide if the termination orders for all the five men were not immediately withdrawn.
He turned down requests of his colleagues to climb down and also of the Rescue 1122 officials who had been called on the spot to handle the situation.
"I went up the tower and gave an assurance to Nawaz that the issue will be again taken up by the varsity administration," a security guard, Safdar, who climbed up the tower to convince his colleague to come down, said.
He said Nawaz at first was adamant but later gave up because of the chilly weather and his fragile health. After being brought down, he was immediately shifted by the Rescue 1122 staff to a nearby hospital.
Safdar alleged Maj Mansha (retired) and security officer Manzoor Ahmad wanted to accommodate some of their relatives by 'creating space' in the security section. The recruitment process was under way these days.
He said they first converted the contract agreement of the five men into daily wages and then sacked them from the post without any 'solid ground'.
Another security guard, Ishaq, said over 30 security men were discharging duties at the varsity on a contract basis. He said they had been demanding a regular status and this irritated the chief security officer and other senior officials concerned.
He alleged the chief security officer first verbally 'suspends' guards for some months and then misappropriates their salaries for the period without bringing the matter to the notice of the varsity administration.He said Nawaz was the sole breadwinner of his family and had been denied salary for the last three months.
When contacted, Maj Mansha denied the allegations and termed Nawaz's act a drama to cover up his 'negligence'.
He said he had suspended contract of three security guards for 'violation of discipline' and 'poor performance', adding they were sacked following the set procedure.
"If security guards are not sincere to their duty, the punishment or termination is the only solution. So I terminated them", he said and also rejected allegations of misuse of guards' salaries saying it was the job of a different varsity department and he had nothing to do with the process.
He said the process of fresh recruitment against seven vacant posts at the LCWM was going on.
Earlier in last September a Model Town Society (MTS) employee had resorted to similar mode of protest and climbed up a high-voltage electricity pole near the residence of PML-N president Nawaz Sharif at Model Town after being transferred.
Similarly, around a dozen rickshaw drivers went up high-voltage electricity poles at Babu Sabu in March 2012 after a traffic warden allegedly misbehaved with one of them.
Civil Lines police arrested Nawaz and Safdar on Monday night from their quarters situated on LCWU premises.
SHO Abid Rasheed, confirming arrests of the guards, said an FIR under section 325 of the PPC had been lodged against them on the complaint of chief security officer Maj (retired) Mansha. He said they were arrested on the charges of attempting suicide and 'blackmailing' the varsity administration. Dawn