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Punjab University and China’s University launch a joint PhD programme

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:26
LAHORE:19 May: Punjab University (PU) and China’s Northeastern University (NEU), which is ranked among top 40 universities in China, have signed a memorandum of understaning (MoU) to launch a joint PhD programme in history. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Faculty of Arts and Humanities dean Prof Dr Iqbal Chawla, Registrar Dr Khalid Khan, External Linkages Director Dr Fauzia Hadi Ali and others were also present at the MoU signing ceremony. The PU VC signed the MoU on behalf of the university while an NEU official signed the accord earlier in China. Under the agreement, 15 Chinese students would be enrolled each year and both universities would establish the project supervisor group, consisting of professors of relevant disciplines. The PU will be responsible for the enrollment and training programme for the Chinese students and NEU would assist its implementation. The Chinese students would study first year at PU under the directions of the university’s supervisors and would continue next three years’ study at NEU, Qinhuangdao, under the supervision of NEU supervisors. PU will also send Pakistani doctoral students of history to NEU to study with Chinese doctoral students. Dr Nasira Jabeen expressed the resolve that PU would make all-out effort to enhance bilateral relations with China’s premier academic and research institutions. She said both countries had splendid history of unprecedented friendship and both must benefit from each other's research and experiences.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Govet Postgraduate College celebration of students in Malaysian Basketball

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:58
Rawalpindi :18 May: The Sports Department of Government Postgraduate College for Women Satellite Town, Rawalpindi organised an event for the celebration of students’ participation in Malaysian basketball contest on the behalf of All Pakistan Inter Board. Before Malaysian contest, a sports camp was conducted in Peshawar in which five students of Government Postgraduate College, Sundas, Madiha, Ruqaya, Shanza and Hamada, participated. After Peshawar camping, two students Shanza and Hamada were selected for Malaysian basketball contest. During this 6 days tour, both students competed numerous other university students and became winner. Institute director Dr. Aliya Sohail graced event with her presence as chief guest. She appreciated the winners and participants as well. She said, it’s not only the achievement of our college, she stated that it’s the achievement of nation, and a yelling failure to gender discrimination. Vice Principal of college, Chaman Yasmin also honoured event with her presence. Both directors appreciated sports department head Ms. Safora for her efforts to encourage students for this splendid achievement. At the end of this great event, director campus, Dr. Aliya Sohail presented honouring awards to the winners and participants.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindi

Punjab University awarded PhD degrees to five scholars

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:55
LAHORE:18 May: Punjab University (PU) awarded PhD degrees to five scholars. Amna Ali has been awarded PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Pathology), Muhammad Nadeem Hafeez and Muhammad Zafar Saleem in Molecular Biology, Kanwal Nazir in Mathematics and Muhammad Kamran Malik in Computer Science.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

TIE providing some amazing opportunities to every knowledge seeker

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:52
LAHORE:May 18: The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Lahore Chapter, hosted another Talk “The Clans We Lead” with Dr Amjad Saqib – CEO of Akhuwat, at NIC Lahore, LUMS. TiE Lahore Chapter started in 2002 with efforts of Syed Babar Ali and has gradually come to a point where it has some of the best mentors to guide and facilitate the growth process of Entrepreneurs. TiE Lahore aims to foster entrepreneurship through various programmes such as TiE Talks, TiE tored and educated by some of the best professionals and leaders in the country. “The Clans We Lead” was an interactive session where Dr Amjad Saqib talked about the journey of Akhuwat, Entrepreneurship & social Entrepreneurship, the struggles faced by entrepreneurs on the journey of success and how they can overcome such issues. The audience, including entrepreneurs, startup founders, professionals and students discussed the issues and limitations they face in becoming an entrepreneur. Just like other TiE Lahore’s events and programmes, this talk was also followed by a networking session, where tea was served and the audience got to meet others from various fields and backgrounds. Various startup founders and aspiring entrepreneurs also met Dr Amjad Saqib and Faisal Sherjan (Director of NIC Lahore and the moderator for the talk) to discuss their ideas and take guidance from the leaders. The audience encouraged and appreciated the team for putting up such events providing some amazing opportunities to every knowledge seeker present there.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreLums Lahore

PHED received applications from 102 candidates for post of PU VC

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:50
LAHORE:May 18: Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) received applications from 102 candidates for the post of Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Punjab University (PU). For the post of VC of University of Home Economics the department has received applications form 26 candidates. The department on Thursday forwarded the CVs of the candidates for both universities to the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) for initial scrutiny of the candidates as per the selection criteria. Sources said once shortlisted, the VC search committee would further scrutinise the candidates on the basis of their qualification and experience for interviews.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

A five-day intra-campus Table Tennis tournament held atSLS School

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:32
Rawalpindi:17 May: A five-day intra-campus Table Tennis tournament was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release. Harley Street Senior Branch and the Islamabad Campus hosted the four day event. Razi ud Din, National Coach for World Schools Badminton Championship, Malta 2016 was the guest of honour to witness the final matches on the fifth day. A total of 364 students participated in the tournament out of which 176 were boys and 188 were girl participants. A total of 170 matches were played by the students, each with great enthusiasm. Playing in their separate Primary and Secondary categories the participants from both the pools played the qualifying matches and semi-finals on the first four days, whereas the final matches were played on the fifth day. All the participants played with great zeal with their supporters applauding and cheering throughout the tournament. In the primary category, Westridge Branch and Peshawar Road primary branch both scored 10 points each but based on the scoring average Westridge Branch was declared as the winner after giving a tough competition to Peshawar Road Primary which stood second respectively. In the secondary category, Senior Section Lalazar won the Champions Trophy by scoring 25 points. The second position on the points table was taken by the Peshawar Road Senior branch with a total of 20 points. In the primary category M. Qasim Khan of Peshawar Road primary branch and Fatima tuz Zehra of Westridge branch won the Best Player of the Tournament Trophy (Singles), Shayan Babar and Syed Ammar Hussain of Peshawar Road primary branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (boys) and Maira Alvi and Aliza Fatima from Westridge branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (girls). In the secondary category Wamiq Ali Raja and Zainab Waseem of Senior Section Lalazar won the Best Player of the Tournament Trophy in their respective boys and girls singles category. In the doubles category, Mirza Faris Ahmed and Ahad Irfan of Civil Lines branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (boys) whereas Areej Khalid and Neha Naeem of Tufail Road branch won the Best Doubles Team of the Tournament Trophy (girls).The news.Rawalpindi

a balanced diet to avoid stomach problems Nishtar Medical University

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:31
Multan:17 May: Spicy food, self-medication, stress and depression are the major causes of increasing stomach diseases, which begin from acidity and finally change into a stomach ulcer; it can be controlled if diagnosed in the beginning. Acidity in the stomach is a common disease and with the passage of time more and more people become patients of this stomach disease. These views were expressed by the speakers at a seminar on “effects of stomach acidity on everyday life” jointly organised by Shaigan Pharmaceuticals and Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman Memorial Society (MKRMS), Jang Group of Newspapers). Prof Dr Shabeer Ahmad Nasir (former head of Department of Medicine Nishtar Medical University, Multan), Prof Dr Muhammad Arshad (former head of Gastroenterology Department, Nishtar Medical University Multan), Prof Dr Qazi Masroor (Director Department of Medical Education Head of Medicine and Pulmonology QMC Bahawalpur, Prof Dr Muneer Azhar Ch (professor of Medicine, Medical educationist and Director Research and Human Resource Development QMC Bahawalpur), Prof Dr Arif Mehmood Bhatti (professor and head of medicine department SLMC, Sahiwal), Prof Dr Qaiser Mehmood (professor and head of department of medicine DGKMC, Dera Ghazi Khan), Prof Dr Masood ul Rauf Hiraj (professor of surgery Nishtar Medical University, Multan), Dr Muhammad Zubair A Khan (consultant gastroenterologist, herpetologist and liver transplant physician) and Dr Abdul Qadir Khan (consultant physician and endocrinologist) were in the panel of the experts. On the occasion, Zar Sharf of Shaigan Pharmaceuticals said in his welcome address that Shaigan stepped into pharmaceutical business in 1993, stands as a 5th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, which is an honour for the firm. Syed Israr of Shaigan Pharmaceuticals said this pharmaceutical company has set up dispensaries in rural areas. Prof Dr Shabeer Ahmad said acidity leads to burn in stomach. In this situation, patients should consult doctors and cure the disease at the beginning and avoid self-medication. Dr Shaheena said no doubt people suffer because of acidity in stomach, but pregnant women feel more uneasiness during acidity. She advised the expectant mothers that they should not rely on quacks but consult their doctors only. She said home-made diet should be preferred to avoid stomach diseases. Prof Dr Muhammad Arshad said people should change their life style. Only physical exercise can save them from deteriorating health. Qazi Muhammad Saeed said people should avoid self-medication. Continuous use of painkillers worsens problem while sometimes it changes into an ulcer. Prof Dr Qazi Masroor Ali said secret of health lies in simple food. Senior Editor, Health, Education and Current Affairs, Wasif Nagi said a type of bacteria, H PYLORI, affects the digestive system. After staying in the stomach, it becomes the cause of ulcer and may change into a cancer. Unfortunately, H PYLORI is a common in third-world countries because of unavailability of clean drinking water. It was thought that depression and spicy food were the cause of ulcer. The concept was proved wrong by scientists in 1982. They confirmed by their findings that H PYLOR bacteria was the cause of ulcer, he said and added to avoid H PYLORI, a vaccine was being prepared. Dr Rashid Saeed said stress increases steroid level in human body which ultimately causes an ulcer. Prof Dr Muneer Azhar said there are more food outlets in the country than health or fitness outlets. People usually eat more at weddings due to which stomach gets upset. Prof Dr Arif Mehmood Bhatti said antibiotics and painkillers also cause stomach pain. Prof Dr Qaisar Mehmood said a man’s stomach produces 15-litre acid in a day. Medicines of stomach disease are very expensive, he said. Prof Dr Masood ul Rauf Hiraaj, Dr Muhammad Zubair A Khan and Dr Abdul Qadir stressed healthy eating and a balanced diet to avoid stomach problems. Ijaz Azeem gave an ending note of the event.The news.Lahore

PU would play its role in promotion of research culture V.C

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:29
LAHORE:17 May: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen has said that PU would play its role in promotion of research culture as it is a must for development of education sector in Pakistan. She was addressing the 9th postgraduate conference organised by Institute of Education and Research at Waheed Shaheed Hall here on Wednesday. Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhtar, Director Institute of Education and Research Prof Dr Rifaqat Ali Akber, Dr Shahid Farooq, senior faculty members and a large number of young researchers from various parts of the country were present on the occasion. In her address, PU VC Dr Nasira Jabeen said that such positive activities must be encouraged because it gave opportunities to learn from experiences of each other. She congratulated the organisers for successfully organising a good academic event. Dr Mumtaz Akhtar said that the conference had been organised to create conference among MPhil and PhD scholars. Dr Rifaqat Ali Akbar said that research and development played important role in the development of nations and IER would contribute to the development of the country. He said around 85 research papers would be presented in the conference. power lifting centre: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen has inaugurated first-ever power lifting centre, ladies fitness centre and ladies swimming pool at Women’s Sports Complex, Old Campus here on Wednesday. Director Sports Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt, Additional Director Sports Tahira Saleem, Deputy Director Sports Zubair Butt and other officials were present on the occasion. According to a press release issued here, Dr Nasira Jabeen said that this was the first-ever ladies weight-lifting centre in any public sector university in Pakistan and PU would establish first-ever ladies power lifting academy. She said women were talent enough and they did not lack any ability to show outstanding performance in any sports. She said that such facilities must be provided to the women for their encouragement. She said that such facilities would also provide better job opportunities for women in their relevant fields. She said the administration was also providing state-of-the-art exercise machines in the fitness centre. She said that the administration had taken care of cultural values and indoor swimming facility had been provided to female students. She said that high quality water filtration plant was properly working to address hygienic issues. The timing of ladies swimming pool is from 2pm to 4pm. The swimming pool facility is free for PU’s female students while women from outside could also avail the facility for Rs100 each per day. Director Sports Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt thanked the vice-chancellor for extending all-out support for promotion of sports activities in the university. UVAS: The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with Livestock Department Sindh organised two-weeklong training on “Radiology and Reproductive Ultrasonography in small and large ruminants” for 20 in-service veterinary officers here. According to a press release, UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha presided over the concluding session and distributed certificates among the participants of the training while Emeritus Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Prof Dr Arif Khan, Dr Amjad Riaz were present. Chief organiser Dr M Irfan-ur-Rehman Khan briefed the VC about the activities of the workshop at the concluding ceremony. Dr Talat stressed the use of advanced technology to resolve the problems of farmers. He thanked the Department of Livestock Sindh for sponsoring the training and choosing UVAS as training partner. During the training, participants got hands on training on the use of radiology unit as well on ultrasound machine to perform the diagnostic procedure in ruminants.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Hunar Foundation held a panel discussion for partnership for TVET

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:27
Lahore:17 May:Addressing the importance of vocational training in the light of public-private partnership for TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training), Hunar Foundation held a panel discussion on Tuesday evening. The panel, moderated by Mehdi Hasnain, CEO Hunar Foundation, comprised Mansoor Ahmed, CEO Karachi Tools, Dies and Moulds Centre, Yusuf Mirza of International Steel limited, Tariq Ahmed Khan of Toyota Indus, Abbas Akberali of Amreli Steels and Kashif Ahmed Soomro of Engro Thar Coal. Shahid Abdullah, one of the founding members, said that the organisation was ready to take on the upcoming challenges with regards to changing technologies and were also keen on cooperating with the demands of market: “We are looking into specific trainings as well to cater to the demands put forward by industries, and if we do not take the rapid progress of technology into account, we will be left behind.” Stressing the importance of vocational training, Akberali felt that the area was yet to be explored; rather, it was still in its present state due to a lack of will to improve the status of education in the country. “I strongly feel that students enrolled in schools must possess vocational training skills, and they must be expected to know at least two of these skills by the time they leave school. When schools inculcate these skills, the worth of these trainings will not be ignored,” he said. It was also said that the private organisations should team up with the National Vocational Training and Testing Commission (NVTTC) to pave the way for all those keen to learn skill-based jobs required at industries. Speaking about the trained students, Khan felt that attitude building courses must also be incorporated in the syllabus to ensure that the entrants were able to face challenges they might encounter in future. Shedding light on the trained technicians employed in the Thar Coal project, Soomro said that they made sure that the training covered other sectors so they may not be left without work later. He added that a venture should be planned out which catered to women drivers because it was an untapped zone and could lead to more avenues for them. Khan also agreed and said that even in production, women were now coming to the forefront and were working alongside men in plants as well. Akberali said that in order to make headway in vocational training, mentorship was necessary and experienced people, including the industrialists, needed to come forward and lead the way. “By putting together theoretical knowledge alongside practical one, by field work, the students would be better equipped and would be able to approach the tasks diligently,” he said. All speakers agreed that TVET certified sectors would bring in a lot of changes in future because the country had the largest share of youth and, after being trained, the entrants could also be sent abroad so they may explore their skills.The news. Lahore

Early Childhood Education classrooms established at 5,000 schools

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:50
LAHORE:13 May: The Punjab government has initiated a monitoring drive for Early Childhood Education (ECE) classrooms established at 5,000 schools across the province. An order has also been issued to complete the drive before the start of summer vacations – May 17. A letter was released to all district education authorities (DEAs) chief executive officers (CEOs) by the programme monitoring and implementation unit (PMIU) of the Punjab Education Sector Reform Programme (PMIU-PESRP). It instructed that all ECE classrooms would be checked by the assistant education officers (AEOs) by May 16. ‘Summer vacations to commence from May 17’ The monitoring aims to collect data and ensure standards set by the provincial government in its Punjab ECE Policy 2017. “2017-18 targets of ECE in the third Punjab Education Sector Project (PESP-III) require monitoring and data collection with respect to classrooms to ensure that they meet the quality standards prescribed in the Punjab ECE Policy 2017”. ‘Over 11 million children out of schools in Punjab’ Data collection has been delayed, according to the letter, and it instructs that the exercise be carried out before. It said, “In order to assess progress against the afore-mentioned quality standards in the 5,000 ECE classrooms established so far, separate apps have been developed by PITB for MEAs and assistant education officers (AEOs). Data through the MEA app is already being collected by the PMIU, while data collection through AEOs was delayed due to the finalisation of the AEO app”. State of education: Report takes stock of Punjab’s 5-year education performance “It is further stated that the AEO app has now been developed and pilot-tested to ensure that it is ready for use by all concerned AEOs. However, we are not left with many days to conduct the required observation activity.Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2018.Lahore

3,000 women to receive motorcycles in Punjab

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:48
LAHORE:13 May: Around 300 women, who have completed motorcycle training, will be handed over their two-wheelers at Al Hamra Hall on Sunday (today) as part of the Women on Wheels project. After receiving the motorcycles, the women will ride them in a group on Mall Road. The Chief Minister Punjab’s Strategic Reforms Unit (SRU), in collaboration with the Transport Department and Bank of Punjab, launched the programme. Over 3,500 women had been trained through this initiative across five districts of Punjab, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Multan and Rawalpindi. Female immobility is a major hurdle towards women empowerment in Pakistan. It is a crucial factor in the widening of the economic gap and increasing gender inequality. 3,000 women to receive motorcycles in Punjab SRU introduced the Women on Wheels campaign to empower women by providing them with the necessary skill-set and the means to increase their mobility and independence through the provision of free motorcycle lessons. The brains behind this project, Salman Sufi, told Express News said that 700 motorcycles are being distributed in the initial phase. Similarly, the second phase will see 3,000 bikes handed over and the third phase will involve 1,300 two-wheelers. Police Offer: Free bike riding classes for women Sufi said the Provincial Development Forum of the Planning and Development department provided funds of Rs80 million for this project. Motorcycles are being distributed in five districts of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan and Gujranwala. Exclusive: Lahore woman sets new precedent as female bike captain The government’s initiative will not only facilitate working women, but will also, to some extent, ease security concerns. Sufi said that motorcycles would help the commute of women working in different fields. The government has specially chosen the colour pink for the motorcycles.Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2018.Lahore

Information Technology University held its 8th Robotics Expo

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:46
LAHORE :13 May: Information Technology University (ITU) held its 8th Robotics Expo at Arfa Software Technology Park on Saturday in which the university’s freshman students of the second semester showcased 20 projects that offer modern technological solutions to many problems of both local and global relevance. The key projects displayed at the expo included Macho, a wall climbing giant robot with two legs that can climb the walls, glass, and woods; Dots, a unique Braille system designed to improve the communications for blind people ; Mahi, a platform with cameras and sensors that can swim in water; Tesla, a bipedal Humanoid Robot prototype to explore control and walking patterns ; Rise, a tree climbing platform, Zuki, a robot for speech therapy, Ekaki, a robot that can draw certain patterns and write things in real-time and Seguir, a robot that detect and follow human face in real time and establish communication. In a statement from the US, the founding vice-chancellor of ITU, Dr Umar Saif, who is currently on a visit to Bill Gates, World Bank, DC Urban Institutes and many other leading institutes and schools, said the Robotics Expo being the flagship event of the Information Technology University had influenced students, roboticists and professionals from all over the country for almost four years now.The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

Integrated Learning Interventions at University of Veterinary Sciences

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:45
LAHORE :May 13: The concluding ceremony of a weeklong training “Mapping of DVM Curriculum for OIE Compliance and Integrated Learning Interventions” was held at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on Saturday. According to a press release, UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha presided over the concluding session of the training and distributed certificates among the participants and resource persons. Dr Pasha said the UVAS was establishing a veterinary teaching academy for the capacity building of the faculty and students. Many aspects were discussed during weeklong training regarding DVM curriculum.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

JHELUM:12 May: The Punjab government has banned dancing at various school events.

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:44
Punjab bans dancing at school events According to details, the Punjab government has imposed this ban throughout the province, binding both government and private educational institutions in the province, to observe the ban. “During special occasions, such as competitions, parents day, teachers day and even orations there was a custom of students dancing on Pakistani and Indian songs, read a notification, adding that according to government rules, dancing has been banned regardless of the occasion. LHC orders PEMRA to take legal action against Sahir Lodhi’s morning show The Punjab government said that public dancing was an immoral act which strays away from religious norms. Hence, schools forcing students to participate in dances or any other ‘immoral activities’ that are deemed irreligious would have their licenses revoked. Deputy District Education Officers (DEOs) have been directed to ensure that these rules are enforced in their respective areas. The notice warned that those found violating the ban including teachers, and heads of the institutions, will face action. Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2018.Rawalpindi

Punjab SED issued directions to assign homework during summer

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:41
LAHORE:12 May: The Punjab School Education Department (SED) has issued directions to assign homework to all students during summer vacations. According to a letter issued by the SED Chief Minister’s Monitoring Force, District Education Authorities (DEAs) Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all the districts of the province had been told to have homework assigned to all students within a week. “As you are well aware, summer vacations are going to start under the academic calendar issued by SED all over Punjab. You are, therefore, requested to issue directions to all honourable heads of all schools to assign subject-wise home-work to all students during summer vacations, 2018.” “The students must remain engaged in academic activities during summer vacations so that their didactic resource base of core content knowledge remains at the optimal level. This will ensure quality of education and facilitate our efforts in improving LND, PEC and PEC examination results.” ‘Summer vacations to commence from May 17’ The CEOs of all the 36 districts of the province have been directed to have the homework assignments prepared and have photocopies delivered to all students. It further directed that the preparations should be completed during the current week to make an it effective and useful exercise. The CEOs have been told to treat these instructions as top priority. Furthermore, the director of Public Instructions (SE/EE) had been told to ensure that the directions be implemented at all public schools of the province. The Punjab government has decided to observe summer vacations earlier this year. Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood announced on Thursday that the summer holiday would be observed from May 17 till August 10. Earlier, the province observed summer vacations from June 1 up till August 14. The reschedule of the vacations were made, according to the minister, because of the early onset of summer and the start of the month of Ramazan.Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2018.Lahore

Punjab University organised a seminar

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:39
LAHORE:12 May:Punjab University (PU) Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) Friday organised a seminar “The Geo Strategic Dimensions and Post 9/11 Afghanistan”. According to a press release, expert on Afghan affairs, intelligence and international security Brig (r) Ishaq Ahmed was the keynote speaker while Prof Dr Umbreen Javaid, faculty members, MPhil & PhD scholars and students were also present on the occasion. Ishaq Ahmed shed light on the history of Afghanistan along with distribution and its impact on Pak-Afghan ties. He elucidated the strategic dimensions of Afghanistan in the region and elaborated the major events which occurred in Afghanistan after 9/11. He also explained the reasons behind US intervention in Afghanistan and its withdrawal strategy. He gave various recommendations to bring peace and prosperity in the region as a whole. Meanwhile, PU Library organised a seminar about CSS/PMS guidance for the university students. Tanveer Shakoor Rana from Audit & Accounts group and Hamood-ur-Rehman from DMG group were the keynote speakers. The speakers delivered thought provoking lectures and gave some practical tips about the written examination preparation. Chief Librarian Dr Muhammad Haroon Usmani briefed about the literary and scholarly activities of PU Library. A large number of students from various departments of the university attended the seminar.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Government College University launched a literary magazine

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:38
LAHORE:May 12: Government College University’s Quaid-e-Azam Hostel launched a literary magazine “The Quaid” at its silver jubilee celebrations. GCU VC Prof Dr Hassan Amir, Hostel Warden Prof Dr Ahmad Adnan and Superintendent Dr M Nouman Sarwar Qureshi along with the students cut the cake of the celebration. They also unveiled the first edition of “The Quaid”.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

in all Punjab Schools summer vacation from 17th May

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 13:32
LAHORE :11 May: Punjab School Education Minister Rana Mashhood has announced public and private schools summer vacation across Punjab from May 17. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the minister said the schools would reopen on August 10 and a new government would be in place after the general elections 2018. He said the decision for early summer vacation was made in view of increasing temperatures and Ramazan. The minister said no private school was allowed to collect fee for summer vacation collectively and added private schools could collect fee on monthly basis only. He said the government had lifted a ban on transfer/posting of educators and added in order to provide relief to educators the process would be completed by May 31. It is pertinent to mention here that some private schools don’t follow the Punjab government’s academic calendar. These schools have scheduled their annual examination for different classes starting from May 14 and May 16, respectively. Talking to The News, Secretary Schools, Punjab, Dr Allah Bakhsh said such schools were allowed to hold their annual examinations during summer vacation and added similarly a notification would not be applicable for foreign examinations taking place in the country in the meanwhile. However, the Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab is silent on summer vacation schedule which has caused concern among students and teachers. Sources said the HED Punjab was likely to issue its notification for colleges and universities in a couple of days.The news.Lahore

A teachers-parents meeting at an institute for special children

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 13:31
LAHORE :11 May: A teachers-parents meeting was held on Thursday at an institute for special children, Defence Campus, Lahore. The meeting was held on the completion of the second term and parents were briefed on the performance of their children. The parents also sought guidelines from teachers to impart training to their children at home as well. They were handed over results of their children along with beautiful skills enhancing gifts. Parents also wrote their impressions about their children’s abilities and atmosphere of the institute. Institute’s Founder and CEO Mrs Perveen Tawwab, Senior Vice-President Mahmood Ahmed, Director Academics Ms Sajida Malik and Junior Section in-charge Safia Rashid welcomed the parents.The news.Lahore

NUST College of Engineering held Open House & Job Fair

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:25
Rawalpindi:09 May: Open House & Job Fair 2018 was held at NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (EME), here on Tuesday. Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, renowned scientist, former Chairman NESCOM and former Member Science & Technology Planning Commission of Pakistan, graced the occasion as chief guest. In his address he emphasised on further strengthening industry-academia relationships for rapid scientific and technological development in the country. He highlighted the importance of fostering an entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan. He said that collaboration between industry and academia based on technological input by students and faculty can transform our economy. The chief guest took a keen interest in the students’ projects in areas of Radars, Unmanned Air & Ground Vehicles, Robotics, Prosthetic Limbs, Biomedical Applications, Vehicle Monitoring & Management Systems, Automotive Technology & Indigenous Software Development for Engineering applications. He highly appreciated the work done by young engineers and congratulated EME College faculty and students for displaying high-quality innovative projects. Commandant NUST EME College Brig. Tariq Javed, in his speech, highlighted the achievements of the college’s faculty and students, and enumerated quality traits of the graduates of NUST EME College; he specifically mentioned the National Centre of Robotics & Automation, which will be inaugurated at EME College in the near future. He expressed the hope that these initiatives will be fully supported through industrial collaboration. The objective of NUST EME College Open House & Job Fair was to provide an opportunity to graduating students to interact with potential employers and share their mutual interests. More than 360 students exhibited over 125 final year projects related to Electrical, Mechanical, Computer & Software and Mechatronics Engineering, and focusing on practical solutions to Engineering problems. Around 100 delegates from more than 50 companies participated in the Open House. Many companies conducted interviews and job tests of the graduating students. The Open House & Job Fair also provided an opportunity to industry representatives to acquaint themselves with the college’s research and development facilities.The news.RawalpindiCollege in Rawalpindi