PU announces results
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) announced the results of various examinations on Monday. These exams include MA Mass Communication Part-I Annual Exam 2012, MA Economics Part-I Annual Exam 2012, MA English Part-I Annual Exam 2012, MSc in Geographical Information System (Fall 2010) semester system, session 2010-2012 and PGD in Human Resource Management (semester system) session 2008-2009. The detailed results are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
PU awards PhDs
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) awarded PhDs to five scholars in different subjects on Saturday.
Shafiq-ur-Rehman, s/o Fazal Muhammad, has been awarded a PhD in Botany after approval of his thesis "Playnostratigraphy Middle Permian Sediments (AMB Formation - Artinskian) Salt Range, Pakistan", Usman Aslam, s/o Ch Muhammad Aslam, in Molecular Biology after approval of his thesis "Posttranscriptional Gene Silencing of Sugarcane Mosaic Virus in Sugarcane", Fauzia Saleem Alvi, d/o Saleem Iqbal Alvi, in Sociology after approval of her thesis "Globalisation and Transition in Family Institution: An Analysis of the Pakistani Youth", Sohail Afzal Tahir, s/o Ch Muhammad Afzal, in High Energy Physics after approval of his thesis "Elastic Scattering at Current and future Colliders" and Muhammad Shams-ud-Din, s/o Muhammad Naseer-ud-Din, in Islamic Studies.
PhD awarded at GCU
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) awarded a PhD to a scholar on Monday.Ferhat Mehmood was awarded a PhD in botany. He completed his research thesis "Ethnopharmacological Studies on the Essential Oils of some Members of the Family Rutaceae of Pakistan" under the supervision of Prof Dr Zaheer-ud-Din Khan and co-supervisor Dr Shahid Mehmood.
UHS amends admission criteria
Lahore: The syndicate of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has approved amendment to eligibility criteria for admission to BSc (Hons) in biotechnology.
As per the amendment, the candidates with FSc pre-engineering will also be eligible for admission to the course. However, preference will be given to those with FSc pre-medical qualifications. The 34th meeting of the syndicate was held here Monday with UHS Vice Chancellor Prof IA Naveed in the chair. Other members who attended the meeting included, Amjad Islam Amjad, Prof Naseer Mahmood Akhtar, Kawar Rafique, Dr Muhammad Saeed, Prof KP Lone, Dr AH Nagi, Dr Mohammad Tahir, Dr Anwar Janjua Additional Secretary Health, Mohammad Iqbal Deputy Secretary Finance and UHS Registrar Dr Asad Zaheer. The syndicate also approved curricula of MPhil medical laboratory sciences and BSc nursing 4-year programme (HEC Scheme). The syllabi of master's in health professional education, 4-year master's and 2-year diploma in family medicine and certificate in medical teaching in collaboration with University of Liverpool were also approved in the meeting. The news
Hostel for KEMU women students Rs550m needed to buy Ewing Hall
Lahore: The Young Doctors Association (YDA), Pakistan, has demanded that the King Edward Medical University (KEMU) administration buy Forman Christian College's (FCC's) Ewing Hall situated in front of the university to be used as hostel for women students.
In a statement issued on Sunday, YDA Pakistan office bearers Dr Salman Kazmi and Dr Talha Sherwani said they had approached the FC College administration to see the availability of the Ewing Hall.
They said the FC College administration advised them to request the KEMU administration for negotiations with it (FCC administration).Dr Kazmi, who is a medical officer at Mayo Hospital, stated that on association's request the university administration contacted the FC College administration. He said that Mayo Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Zahid Pervaiz told association office-bearers that the FCC administration had demanded Rs550 million for the building.
He said Dr Pervaiz also stated that he had mediated with the KEMU administration for sending a summary to the chief minister for the release of Rs550 million to buy the building. Dawn
Tevta workers continue strike
Lahore: A large number of employees of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), staging a demonstration on the second consecutive day, protested the TEVTA management on Saturday.
The protestors demanded regularisation of contract employees, implementation of 20 percent ad hoc increase and removal of TEVTA's General Manager (Academic). A contingent of police was also present to prevent any untoward incident. The protestors demanded the removal of GM (Academic), saying he was over 60 years and termed his appointment a violation of the government policy.
TEVTA chapter's APCA President Rana Muhammad Ilyas that the management suspended the services of a number of employees despite the fact that peaceful protest was their right, adding such move could not deter the protesting employees to back off from peaceful protest.
According to TEVTA spokesperson, the services of five employees were suspended for allegedly harassing and using derogatory language against the female staff. In a statement issued on Saturday, he said those suspended had also interfered in the official affairs of the organisation.
TEVTA spokesperson however did not mention the names and designations of those suspended.
Rana Muhammad Ilyas termed the suspension of employees a victimisation and said if employees were not reinstated then the APCA would go for a lockdown strike and hold protests across the Punjab. He added he himself along with TEVTA's APCA senior vice president Rana Azam was among those suspended.
The News could not reach TEVTA Chairperson Arif Saeed despite repeated attempts on his cellphone.
Student expo started
Lahore: A three-day Student Expo of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) commenced at Government Science College on Saturday.
According to a press release, the expo was inaugurated by Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Lahore Mian Maqsood Ahmad, Principal Government Science College Prof Zahid Butt and IJT Lahore Nazim Mudassar Ahmad Shah. A large number of students and members of civil society turned up at the first day of expo. The IJT has arranged a variety of books for the expo in which students took keen interest.
Mian Maqsood said the educated nations loved reading to gain more knowledge. Zahid Butt, speaking on the occasion, said the students should focus their energies on learning new things. He said the book is an unmatched friend of man. The news