KEMU girl students demo
Lahore, Jan 16: The female students of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) held a protest demonstration on Tuesday against the Punjab government for not providing funds to KEMU administration to purchase FC College building of Ewing's Hall for girls to provide them with a suitable residence.
According to a press release here, the protesting students also demanded reduction in the college fees, which have recently been raised from Rs 43,000 to Rs 57,000 per annum.
They alleged that administration of KEMU locked the gates of the university to stop media from entering the campus but later female students managed to open the gates and brought out a protest rally against the administration.
Later, according to them, KEMU Pro-VC informed the students that the government was not releasing funds to purchase the hostel for female students. But, he still has convened a meeting of syndicate of the university on Wednesday (today) for finalising the plan of purchase of Ewing's Hall for girls and final decision will be made after the meeting. The students said that they had also called their own meeting to take a decision in the light of KEMU administration's decision.
Digital research lab: Post Graduate Medical Institute/Lahore General Hospital (PGMI/LGH) Principal Prof Anjam Habib Vohra has said that the young doctors and students of medical science must respect their seniors and teachers during their studies. "The more research and investigation in medical field is conducted, the easier will be the treatment of diseases and ailments faced by humanity," he said while addressing the oath taking ceremony of Medical Teachers Association, PGMI and inaugurating digital research and resource lab at the institute, according to a press release issued here on Tuesday. The event was also addressed by Prof Ghayas-un-Nabi Tayyab, Prof Israr Ahmed, Prof Anwar-ul-Haq, Dr Sikandar Hayat Gondal and Dr Afsar Ali Bhatti. Besides, the faculty members, including Dr Tanveer Anwar, PMA Lahore president, Dr Ahsan-ur-Rehman MTA general secretary and students of Ameer-ud-Din Medical College were also present.
Prof Vohra emphasised the medical teachers to be magnanimous towards their juniors in terms of social and professional attitudes so that ideal atmosphere of mutual respect could flourish in the organisation.
He said that the newly established modern digital research and resource lab would be helpful for research and keeping students informed about the advancements in the field. He also stressed the faculty members to transfer their knowledge to next generations by writing books on medical subject. They should guide and teach the students by using all their experience as a good teacher can equip the students with all skills needed for their future. Prof Vohra also congratulated the newly elected body of MTA with the expectation that they would establish strong traditions of service.
Classes begin in IT university
Lahore: A Ceremony regarding launching of classes in the newly-established university, the Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab, was held at Arfa Karim IT Center here on Tuesday.
PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz Sharif was the chief guest on the occasion while Punjab IT Board (PITB) Chairman Dr Umer Saif, Advisor to Chief Minister Zakiya Shahnawaz, Special Assistant on Higher Education Zaeem Qadri and a large number of students attended the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Hamza said the educated youth were the hope for a bright future of Pakistan and education was the only difference between democratic and undemocratic countries. He said the Punjab government had opened the doors to modern education, including IT, for the youth and had laid the foundation of educational revolution through its programmes like Daanish schools, Endowment Fund and distribution of laptops. Hamza further said that had the amount spent by Pakistani rulers on the elimination of terrorism been used for the promotion of education, the youth would have become an effective weapon against terrorism. He added our neighbouring countries, while learning a lesson from their past experiences, promoted democratic norms. Zaeem Qadri said despite financial constraints, the Punjab government had shown its commitment to promotion of education by launching IT classes in the university. He said the students of first session of the institution deserved appreciation.
Resolution: The general body meeting of the Kemcolians Forum has unanimously passed a resolution for restoration of the King Edward Medical College under the KEMU as a constituent medical college of the university and other medical colleges may be allowed affiliation with the KEMU. Prof Muhammad Amjad, Secretary General of Kemcolians Forum, presented the resolution in general body meeting and the House unanimously approved/passed the demands. The meeting of Kemcolians Forum, held on Tuesday at the Alhamra Hall-III, and was jointly chaired by three ex-principals, namely Prof Dr Iftikhar Ahmed, Prof Dr Mahmood Ali Malik and Prof Dr Ijaz Ahsan. A large number of professors, including Prof Dr Amjad, Prof Dr Khalid Masud Gondal, Prof Dr Arshad Cheema, Prof Dr Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab, Prof Dr Irshad Hussain, Prof Dr Manzoor Ahmed, Prof Dr Saulatullah Khan, Prof Dr Amir Aziz and Prof Mahmood Shaukat, young doctors and students attended the meeting. All ex-principals and senior professors delivered speeches and apprised the Kemcolians of the past of the King Edward Medical College.
The revival of the forum was done and the newly-elected cabinet was announced. Prof Mahmood Ali Malik was elected the Patron-in-Chief, Prof Dr Sohail Chughtai President, Prof Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab vice-president, Prof Dr Amjad secretary general, Dr Aslam Rao joint secretary and Dr Khuda Bakhsh as the press secretary. The advisory council of the forum was also announced, consisting of Prof Dr Iftikhar Ahmed, Prof Dr Ijaz Ahsan, Prof Dr Amir Aziz, Prof Dr Mahmood Shaukat, Prof Dr Khalid Masood Gondal and others.
PU IJT festival
Lahore: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) has claimed that all preparations regarding holding of Pioneer Festival under the Pioneer Forum Punjab University have been completed. According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the IJT office-bearers have claimed that male students have booked 30 stalls while female students have done 20 stalls for the festival which will be held on January 17. They said that stalls like software, science model, jewellery, paintings, sports and garments would be set up for the pioneer festival.
Lahore: Government College University (GCU), Lahore, represented Pakistan at the World Digital Library (WDL) Conference held in Washington, recently. According to a GCU spokesperson, 64 partner institutions from 62 countries took part in the deliberations at the conference. GCU Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed participated in the conference on behalf of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman and met with James H Billington, the Librarian of Library of Congress (LoC). James H Billington and Abdul Waheed pledged to enhance cooperation between the libraries of GCU and Congress. The GCU chief librarian also attended the World Book Conference.
Students clash leaves two dead in Abbottabad
Haripur: Two students were killed and five others sustained injuries in a clash between two student groups at Rehman Plaza in Abbottabad on Tuesday, official sources said.
The sources said that two students belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan exchanged harsh words at a tuition centre in Abbottabad two days back.
The students from both groups gathered at Rehman Plaza on the link road on Tuesday to settle the dispute. However, the sources said, both parties exchanged harsh words during the jirga which led to an armed clash.
Two students identified as Ihteshamullah and Ahmed Jan were killed on the spot while five others sustained injuries.The injured were identified as Inamullah, Burhanuddin, Barkatullah, Anwarul Haq and Mir Nasir.
The injured were taken to the Benazir Shaheed Hospital where the condition of one of them was stated to be critical.Meanwhile, the hospital administration called the police when the students clashed on the hospital premises. The news