300 doctors get degrees at AIMC convocation
Lahore, Oct 26: More than 300 fresh doctors were awarded degrees at the 13th convocation of the Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) held here on Thursday. Acting Governor Rana Muhammad Iqbal and AIMC Principal Prof Dr Mahmood Shaukat presented MBBS degrees to the graduates.
A graduate, Shehryar Jafary, was declared the 'best student of the year' by getting distinctive position among all his colleagues. He won 13 gold medals, one silver medal and collected praises from senior faculty and the participants present there.
Besides Jafary, 22 other students were also awarded gold and silver medals for showing best performance in various subjects and classes.
The acting governor opened the convocation and congratulated students on their achievements.
He said the AIMC got the second top merit medical college in Punjab due to efforts of its senior faculty and the management.
He said the institute had produced the country's best doctors and congratulated new graduates for being part of the medical profession.
Prof Mahmood Shaukat said female medical students had outnumbered the male in admission with a visible difference in the ratio which was 70 per cent of the total admissions.
He said the AIMC/Jinnah Hospital had been lacking accommodation facilities for female medical students.
He requested the acting governor to help establish new hostels for the girls. Prof Shaukat said that most of the equipment at the Jinnah Hospital had become outdated and needed to be replaced with the modern ones.
Senior faculty members of the AIMC, nursing staff, paramedics and parents of fresh graduates attended the convocation. Dawn
PU BSc results
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has announced the results of BSc Home Economics final year annual examination 2013 and PGD in International Affairs Annual exam 2012. The news
PU team arrests impersonator
Lahore: The Punjab University examinations department inspection team on Friday arrested an impersonator appearing on behalf of a candidate in the English A paper for the second annual BA examination 2013 at the varsity's examination centre on Wahdat Road.
Abdul Wahid was attempting the English A paper in place of candidate Muhammad Bilal (roll number 15733). The inspection caught the impersonator red-handed, registered an "unfair means case" against Bilal and handed over the impersonator to Muslim Town police.
RESULTS: The PU on Friday declared results of BFA Painting (Replica) semester system, session 2008-12 and BFA Graphic Design (Replica) semester system, session 2008-12.
BZU Lahore sub-campus is working illegally
Multan: Bahauddin Zakariya University's (BZU's) Lahore sub-campus is still functional and collecting tuition fee from the students though the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has stopped its functioning.
According to the documents, the HED section officer (UNIV) wrote to the BZU vice-chancellor on Sept 26 to publish a public notice and press release in newspapers immediately that the functioning of BZU sub-campus of Lahore had been suspended.
When the university did not get published the public notice and press release, the HED arranged the publishing of the notice in newspapers on Oct 5.
"The public is hereby notified that functioning of Bahauddin Zakariya University Lahore Campus has been suspended by the syndicate in its 2/2013 meeting held on Sep 5 and 6," the notice said.
The HED again wrote to the BZU VC on Oct 7 to issue a public notice about the suspension of the Lahore campus to help students and their parents avoid financial losses in two days. The university never issued the public notice and press release.
Classes of several pre- and post-graduate disciplines are going on at the Lahore sub-campus the BZU launched under a private-public partnership this year.
The private partner is West Continental Group and its chairman is Tahir Iqbal Chaudhry.
Mr Chaurdhy wrote a letter (BZULC/Reg/13/07/05) on July 8, 2013, to the VC seeking permission to open a bank account titled 'BZU Lahore Campus' for dues deposits. With the university permission, the private partner opened account No 10197900664103 with the Habib Bank Limited New, Muslim Town, Ayubia Market, Lahore. Mr Chaudhry and Munir Ahmad Bhatti (managing director) were allowed to operate the account as signatories.
The issue became complex when the VC withdrew the establishment of the campus in a Syndicate meeting on Sept 6 and issued a notification on Sept 19.
The HED in its letter to the VC wrote on Oct 7 that the university administration was still misleading the students and parents on electronic media and in newspapers regarding admissions and functioning of the Lahore campus which was illegal.
According to data available, Rs54.5 million was deposited (by the students) in the bank account on Sept 26, and two transactions -- Rs21 million and Rs5.5 million -- were withdrawn on the same day. The balance amount in the account on Oct 3 was Rs21 million and on Oct 24 Rs28.8 million.
BZU Registrar Malik Munir Hussain wrote a letter (RPS/D-200) on Sept 19 to the bank manager asking him to ensure that no withdrawal/debit of income from the account be allowed until it is approved by the university.
He dispatched another letter (RPS/D-201) to the manger on Sept 26 warning him of a criminal case. A third letter was posted on Oct 5.
Bank Manager Kamran A Butt in a letter (KAB/BZU/786) on Oct 8 wrote to the registrar a civil court had suspended the university's decision of stopping the campus operation, and in compliance with the court order the bank had allowed the account.
"We request you to provide order from any competent court with specific direction to suspend the account titled "BZU Sub-campus Lahore" to enable us to entertain your request," he concluded.
BZU Treasurer Chaudhry Maqsood Ahmad said though they were dealing with the finances of the university main campus, DG Khan sub- campus, Sahiwal sub-campus and Layyah sub-campus, his office was not involved in any financial matters of the Lahore sub-campus.
The BZU registrar said the university would issue the public notice and press release only after getting legal opinion. Dawn
GCU honours winning team
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Friday gave away cash awards to the members of the university's Nazir Ahmed Music Society for setting an unprecedented record of winning the prestigious Syed Wajid Ali Team Trophy for the sixth consecutive year at the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) 2013.
The cash-awarding ceremony was organised in honor of the university's APMC medalists at the Abdus Slam Hall, which was attended by a large number of students and teachers. Speaking on the occasion, GCU NAMS Incharge Tariq Farhani said he had been part of GCU since 1964, but it was the first time in the last 49 years that the head of this great institution had hosted a ceremony in honor of his students and gave away cash awards to them. He said the Syed Wajid Ali Team Trophy was the 43-year-old running team trophy and no other institution had won it for the sixth consecutive year. The Vice Chancellor said the university belonged to the students and their education, co-curricular activities, grooming and personality development would continue to be his top priority. He said he had doubled the funds for 46 student societies of GCU, so that students could actively organise and participate in the co-curricular activities.
Later, Prof Rahman gave away cash awards to Mohsin Abbass, Mehreen Abid, Asad Ali, Abid Arshad and Amanat Ali for securing medals in various competitions of the All Pakistan Music Conference.
GCU awards 2 PhDs: Government College University (GCU) Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences has awarded PhD degrees to two scholars in Mathematics. GCU scholars Saima Ashraf and Ammara Nosheen completed their theses on topics "Cohomology of Configuration Spaces of Complex Projective Surfaces" and "Differential Equations and Inclusion in Abstract Spaces" under the supervision of foreign mathematicians Dr Barbu Berceanu and Dr Tzanko Donchev, respectively. The news