Admission forms for inter exams to be received from 21st
Rawalpindi, Jan 05: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi would start receiving the online admission form for intermediate examination from January 21.
The exams are due to start from May 4. According to the schedule released by the board, the admission form through online system could be sent with single fee from January 21 to February 4; with double fee from February 5 to 11; and with triple fee from February 12 to 18. After the third deadline, the board will accept the admission forms with a daily fine of Rs 500 until February 25. After that, no admission forms would be entertained. online
IUB barred from issuing verdict against ex-minister
Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Friday barred the Islamia University, Bahawalpur, from handing down final verdict against former federal minister for overseas Pakistanis facing charges of securing graduation degree on the basis of a fake intermediate certificate.
The court, however, asked the former minister Ghulam Sarwar to join the university's proceedings initiated against him.Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh issued this order on a petition moved by the former minister against a notice issued by the university, requiring him to face the proceedings initiated against him for using a duplicate diploma (equivalent to intermediate) of the Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) to appear in graduation exams.
The former minister, through his counsel, contended that he possessed a genuine BA degree and the varsity wanted to cancel it without any legal justification. Following notices, the counsels of PBTE and Additional Prosecutor General Punjab Abdul Samad appeared before the court. Abdul Samad informed the court that Ghulam Sarwar, son of Muhammad Hayat Khan, obtained duplicate diploma originally issued to another candidate of namesake but his father's name was Abdul Hameed Khan.
So, Ghulam Sarwar used the duplicate diploma for appearing in graduation examinations and obtained a BA degree eventually. The prosecutor further informed that Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) had held a comprehensive investigation into the matter and registered a case against former minister, former chairman of PBTE, its secretary and two other officials for issuing the duplicate diploma unlawfully. And these five accused had obtained interim bails from the court of Justice Sheikh Najamul Hassan. The news
Fire erupts at IIUI girls hostel
Islamabad: A room of women hostel of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) on Friday caught fire due to short circuit. Nobody was injured in the incident.
According to IIU spokesman Hairan Khattak, fire erupted in room number 74 of IIUI. Hearing screams of students, hostel guards reached there and extinguished the fire with carbon dioxide cylinders.
A student of the hostel said that some room furniture was burnt but luckily no one was injured. She said that after the incident management of the hostel has put a ban on use of electric heater.
"In-charge of the hostel Dr Sima Gul has instructed us that because wiring of the hostel is weak so nobody should use heater," she said adding in the ongoing chilly conditions living without heaters is not possible.
Dr Sima Gul confirmed the incident and said she had put a ban on use of electric heaters.
"I have requested the management to provide central heating system to avoid such incidents in future," she said. Dawn
KU to hold int'l symposium on molecular medicine
Karachi: The fourth International symposium-cum-training course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research will begin from January 7 to 10, 2013, at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU). Over 350 scientists, including 30 researchers, from 15 countries will be attending the international event, organised by Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), KU.
Director ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary stated this on Friday while presiding over a meeting of the symposium's organising committee held at HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, KU. He said that the aim of the event was to develop understanding and appreciation of that emerging field, Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, in Pakistan to bring together the leading experts in the field of molecular medicine from all around the world.
"The inaugural ceremony of the molecular event will be held on January 7 at 9 am at Prof Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium-ICCBS. KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser will inaugurate the symposium, while Coordinator General COMSTECH and former Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman will be the chief guest on the occasion. Besides, Dean Faculty of Science KU, Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Managing Trustee Muhammad Hussain Punjwani Trust Nadra Punjwani and Dr Asmat Saleem will also express their views at the inaugural ceremony," he added.
He further said, "The scientific programme of the symposium will include plenary and invited lectures by eminent scientists and poster presentations by young scholars from 15 countries of the world." Daily times