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PU and Education University of Hong Kong organise Conferences, seminars

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:00
LAHORE:20 March: Punjab University (PU) and Education University of Hong Kong Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote academic collaboration. According to the MoU, both the universities will launch research activities and exchange faculty members, research personnel, students and staff. Both the universities will also exchange academic and other publication and organise conferences, seminars and meetings. Education University of Hong Kong Vice-President Prof Dr Tai-Lok Lui, PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Faculty of Education Dean Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhter, Prof Dr Rafaqat Ali Akbar, External Linkages Director Dr Fouzia Hadi Ali and others attended the signing ceremony. Dr Zakria said it was need of the hour to promote linkages among the academic institutions of the two countries and enhance people-to-people contacts.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

PU extended date of online private registration forms for B.Com part-I

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:59
Punjab University (PU) extended date of submission of online private registration forms for B.Com part-I annual examination 2018 till 29 March with Rs6,460 fee. Meanwhile, the PU declared the results of M.Com (3½ years programme) part-II annual examination 2017, BS.Ed first, second and third professionals second annual 2016 and first annual 2017 and BS (four years programme) 8th semester examination 2017. The details are available on PU website.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Knowledge Economy Using Technology at University of Veterinary Sciences

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:57
LAHORE:20 March: A two-day international workshop on “Collective Action for Knowledge Economy Using Technology (CAKE-TECH)” started at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on Monday. Norway’s Deputy Head of Mission Siv Kaspersen chaired the inaugural session of the workshop. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Virtual University Rector Dr Naveed A. Malik, University of Gambia Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum, faculty members, students and national and international participants were also present on the occasion. Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz spoke about objectives of the workshop. He said the workshop comprised of five technical sessions covering food for all, better health in under privileged communities, good quality education and learning technologies.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

University of Veterinary Sciences Narowal sub campus inaugurated

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:48
LAHORE:19 March: Federal Minister for Interior, Planning Development AND Reforms Prof Ahsan Iqbal has inaugurated University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore’s Narowal sub campus “Khan Bahadur Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmad Para-Veterinary School” Narowal on Sunday. The school has been named after Ahsan Iqbal’s grandfather Khan Bahadur Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmad in recognition of his meritorious services for the promotion of veterinary profession. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, UVAS Syndicate Member Abdul Basit and a large number of people, faculty members and livestock officials attended the ceremony. While speaking on the occasion, Ahsan Iqbal said that the para-veterinary school in Narowal will bring revolution in veterinary sciences through education. He said that livestock sector had been neglected in the past, therefore it was direly needed to develop the livestock system by producing trained young agrarians and veterinarians in the country. He added, “Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and livestock is its integral part, so livestock sector development is the key to revival of crisis-hit agriculture sector.” He maintained, “The government is willing to give more assistance for the promotion of veterinary profession and producing trained veterinary human resource in Narowal.” He said that the para-veterinary school will be upgraded to a university. He said the young veterinarians to be produced by the school would resolve all issues facing livestock, poultry and dairy industries of Pakistan. Ahsan Iqbal pointed out that the young veterinarians would also play a vital role in the development of national economy by enhancing milk and meat production through innovative research and latest methodologies. The minister said the government was focusing on development of infrastructure, human resource, agricultures and livestock for which collective efforts were needed. He said, “We should give up leg pulling and not be a part of any kind of political conspiracies which hamper progress of our country.” The minister praised UVAS leadership for the completion of Para Veterinary School project successfully in a short period of 15 months. He said that there were ample opportunities in livestock/agriculture in Pak-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and we should get maximum benefit from them. He called for enhancing agriculture productivity through application of innovative knowledge, technology and methodologies. Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said three professional programmes, including Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Livestock Assistant Diploma and six-month short course of Artificial Insemination of NAVTTC have been started from November 2017 at Narowal Campus. He praised Khan Bahadur Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmad’s unforgettable efforts for the uplift of veterinary profession. He thanked Ahsan Iqbal for providing assistance in developing the school project. Dr Pasha said that the school cost Rs195.280 million and it had been completed in 15 months. “The school is equipped with state of the art facilities while four of its faculty members are PhD,” he added. The school comprises of spacious classrooms, a dispensary, animal shed, administration offices, state-of-the-art laboratories and student hostel, he said. The Vice-Chancellor said that UVAS had been ranked not only among top Asian Universities but also among world universities in Times Higher Education World University Ranking and QS World Top University Ranking. He said that Narowal disease diagnosis system had been made functional for the benefit of poor livestock farming community.Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2018.LahoreUniversity in LahoreVeterinary University Lahore

11 schoolchildren suffered injuries when bees stung them in Bukkar

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 13:43
Bhakkar:18 March: Rescue officials said that children were playing in a government primary school when bees from a tree stung them. As a result, 11 children identified as Noshan Hassan Khan, Abdullah, Farhan, Nasir, Huzaifa, Faizan, Banifsha, Palusha, Asma, Emaan Fatima and Ayesha were injured. Officials said that all the children were between three to six years of age. Soon after the incident, rescue officials reached the spot and shifted the children to a local hospital. Hospital sources said that the condition of one of the victims was critical. However, they said that all possible treatment was being provided to the children. Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2018.Bahawalpur

Govt orders security audit of Category A schools

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 13:41
LAHORE:18 March: An audit has shown an alarming decrease in security arrangements at Category A schools across the province. Many of the measures prescribed by the government were found to be missing. In a detailed special report compiled by a civil intelligence agency, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, there are a total of 4,965 A Category schools in 10 districts of the province. The figure is up from the initial total of 4,943. The report points to an increase in the number of missing observation posts, walkthrough gates, scanners, bunkers, concrete barriers, zigzag barriers at entry/exit points, armed security guards and snipers. At the same time, the number of institutions where mock security exercises were not conducted also increased. According to the re-categorization made with the increase in the number of A Category schools, the report identified the most institutes in the category were from Gujranwala. There were 1,028 schools from the area in Category A and this was followed by Multan with 713 schools. From Faisalabad, there were 491 schools identified as Category A, whereas Sheikhupura had a total of 490 institutes. Rawalpindi has 476 and Sargodha 458 schools. Dera Ghazi Khan has 451, Sahiwal 41, Bahawalpur 314 and Lahore 126 Category A schools. According to the report, the number of A Category schools with missing observation posts has increased from 13 to 21 institutions. Out of the total 21, 11 institutions were in Dera Ghazi Khan, three in Lahore and two each in Sahiwal and Bahawalpur, while one institute lacked posts in Sheikhupura, Gujranwala and Multan regions. The report also noted that a total of 112 educational institutions lacked a boundary wall. Of these, the highest number was found in the Sahiwal region with 78 institutions. Govt orders security audit of Category A schools The report also found that a total of 4,355 Category A schools did not have walkthrough gates; the number was earlier recorded at 4,332. The report said that the schools without walkthrough gates were 86% of the total institutes. “This parameter is consistently being reported as missing with such a large margin in all the institutions of Category A throughout Punjab.” Institutes without scanners had increased from 4,920 to 4,942. The report also said that a total of 1,597 schools lacked bunkers. The number has increased from an initial estimate of 1,498. Institutions at which concrete barriers were not placed also increased from 607 to 628, and the lack of zigzag barriers at entry and exit point increased from 1,231 to 1,252. The number of schools where mock exercises had not been bumped up increased to 1,806 from 1,680. According to the report, a total of 2,146 schools had not deployed armed security guards, whereas the number was previously recorded at 2,122. Similarly, snipers were not deployed at 3,985 institutions, a number which went up from 3,817. The report also said that weapons available with the guards at 25 institutions were found to be nonfunctional, with the highest number recorded in Gujranwala region, whereas over-aged security guards were deployed at 12 institutions. The report also said that 232 institutions had untrained security guards, with the highest number in the Multan region where such observations were made at 206 schools. The report said that 2,733 institutes—54 percent of the total— had not vetted the security personnel through the Special Branch. A total of 21 institutions were found to not have installed CCTV cameras with the highest number being reported in the Sheikhupura region. Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2018.Lahore

Government College University literary festival

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 13:40
LAHORE :18 March:The three-day sixth international conference on education titled as “Beyond Classroom” concluded at University of Education Speakers at the Ravians Literary Festival at Government College University (GCU) on Saturday highlighted the need to protect tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Lahore. “We understand the change is inevitable but it should not be at the cost of cultural heritage,” said Architect Nayyar Ali Dada while addressing the opening session of the festival on “Evolution of Lahore”. The one-day festival was comprised of five sessions. It was organised by GCU’s Old Ravians Union (ORU). The speakers asked the government to protect the city’s old buildings especially located inside the Walled City. Satirical writer Anwar Maqsood, Architect Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Writer Fakir Syed Aijaz-ud-Din, and Anchor Hamid Mir addressed the opening session moderated by Historian Faisal Sajjad. Syed Aijaz-ud-Din said cultural heritage was the soul of Lahore. He said not only the physical heritage but also the intangible social attributes of Lahori society inherited from generations to generations were diminishing. Kamil Khan highlighted that most of the owners of the old buildings had moved to modern areas of Lahore and now very poor people were residing in these buildings who didn’t have enough resources to conserve them. Government College University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said writers, media and civil society had responsibility towards raising awareness in the society about the importance of culture heritage. All Pakistan Music Conference Secretary General and Professor of Philosophy Dr Ghazala Irfan chaired a session on “Classical Music in Pakistan” which was addressed by Ustad Fateh Ali Khan’s son Rustam Fateh Ali Khan, Singer Jawwad Ahmed and music master Tariq Suleman Khan Farhani. The musicians said unfortunately music had become a commodity modern economy. “It doesn’t matter how much good you are you can’t become successful now if you are not commercial,” said Jawwad Ahmed. Rustam Fateh Ali Khan said the government must support the artists so they could concentrate on their work instead of worrying about the economic needs. The session “Future of Theatre in Pakistan” was addressed by veteran artists Irfan Khoosat and Sania Saeed. They said a good theater was must for the reformation of society. The government must support it instead of levying taxes on it. The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

International conference on education at University of Education

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 13:38
Lahore:March 18:The three-day sixth international conference on education titled as “Beyond Classroom” concluded at University of Education (UOE) here on Saturday. Punjab Minister for School Education Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan was the chief guest of the closing ceremony. He lauded the university management for organising the conference. University of Education VC Prof Dr Rauf-i-Azam said renowned researchers from different countries presented their research papers.The news. LahoreUniversity in LahoreEducation University Lahore

FG Degree College for Women,annual prize distribution ceremony

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:42
Rawalpindi:16 March: FG Degree College for Women, Abid Majeed Road, Rawalpindi holds annual prize distribution ceremony every year to mark the accomplishments of the talented students, to encourage the spirit of healthy competition among them and to promote curricular and co-curricular activities. In keeping with the tradition, annual prize distribution ceremony was held here on Thursday, FG Degree College for Women, Abid Majeed Road, Rawalpindi. On this occasion befitting arrangements were made on the occasion. The chief guest on the occasion was Brigadier Dr. Muhammad Asif Iqbal, Director Federal Government Educational Institutions (Cantt/ Garrison). Lt. Col. Abdul Rashid Achakzai GSO-I Regional Office, Rawalpindi also graced the ceremony. The stage secretary Humaira Ishtiaq welcomed the chief guests and the other worthy guests, then followed the prize distribution ceremony. Prizes were awarded to students standing first, second and third in Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. Students who had grabbed distinctions were Yumna Wani for achieving highest marks in HSSC Part-II in Pre-Medical group in FGEI (C/G) colleges 2017, Bushra Idrees and Taram Nayab for securing the highest marks in B.A. in the college in the University of the Punjab Exams 2017. Maryam Niaz Qureshi and Sidra Anjum had made the institution proud by winning the first place in Bilingual Urdu/English Declamation Competition on Regional Level and All Pakistan Level in FGEI (C/G) Dte, Competitions-2017. They had also won the Trophy for the college in the same event. Hafsa Mudassir and Iqra Imtiaz were declared best Qaria and Naat Khawan for winning prizes at regional and all Pakistan level. Ausha Aziz and Maryam Ameen for wining Second prize in Biology project science competition in FGEI (C/G) Dte. Many prizes were won in FDE competitions. First prize was won in arts competition, First in Bait Bazi, Second in Urdu Debate to mention a few. The chief guest Brig. Dr. Muhammad Asif Iqbal, Director FGEI (C/G) in his address stressed that success embrace those who strive for it. He encouraged the students to dedicate themselves to the services of the country and exploit their faculties to the fullest, to break the chains of illiteracy.The news.RawalpindiCollege in RawalpindiFederal College of Science and Commerce Taxila

Punjab University participated in CM’s Co-Curricular Competitions

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:40
Lahore:16 March: Punjab University (PU) students from various departments participated in Chief Minister’s Co-Curricular Competitions Lahore District Round and gained positions. In Urdu debate degree level competition Muhammad Fahad Bin Faraz got second position while in Postgraduate level Sabahat Qamar and Shaista Fajar obtained first and third positions respectively. In English debate degree level competition Masooma Fatima, Muhammad Ali and Amna Mannan got first and second positions respectively while in Postgraduate level Rameesha Khan and Aaliza Imran obtained first and third positions respectively. Similarly, in Urdu essay writing degree level competition Tanveer Hussain got third position and in Postgraduate level Sohaib Mugheer Siddqui obtained second position. While in English essay writing postgraduate level competition Syeda Areen Zahra and Muhammad Atif obtained first and second positions respectively. In Urdu speech degree level competition Ahmad Gulzar got second position. While in English speech degree level competition Muhammad Zohaib Nasir and Rukh-e-Noor got third and second positions respectively and in Postgraduate level Rameesha Khan and Ismail Sherwani obtained second position. Punjab Univeristy Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakar has congratulated the students on their achievement.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahorePunjab University Lahore

Punjab youth policy should be thoroughly reviewed

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:39
LAHORE:16 March: Punjab youth policy should be thoroughly reviewed and redrafted so as to addressing the issues and challenges being faced by uneducated and rural youths as the current version of the policy focuses more on educated and urban youth. The issues of transgender/differently talented youths must also be more effectively addressed in Punjab youth policy. This is one of the recommendations put forth by the participants of a policy dialogue forum on Punjab youth policy and youth employ-ability. The event was jointly organised here Thursday under UKaid-funded project ‘Empowering Youth for Employment and Entrepreneurship’. Members of Punjab Assembly, academia, corporate executives, university students, youth representatives from various districts across the province and members of civil society participated in three different panel discussion. Participants had a consensus that the Punjab youth policy should encourage youth volunteerism as a mandatory requirement through private and public initiatives. Youth policy should be a part of the curriculum and be taught at all levels. The policy should suggest the maximum percentage of GDP for the youth budget in the next five years. Right to employment and right to seek admission to all the educational institutions within Punjab should be ensured. Speaking on the occasion, ruling PML-N’s provincial legislator Ramesh Singh Arora assured the participants that recommendations formulated and submitted by the participants of this dialogue forum will be seriously considered by his party and issues highlighted would be included in the PML-N’s election manifesto along with durable solutions. Hashim Bilal said that a multi-sectoral approach towards the growing employ-ability concerns in Pakistan is the need of the hour. Purpose of the Policy Dialogue was to bring the major stakeholders together to initiate the discussion on the real-time challenges faced by youth with regards to employment and entrepreneurship and how the provincial youth policy is addressing those challenges. Faiza Malik, an MPA of opposition PPP, termed the lack of career counselling opportunities a serious concern. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s MPA Saadia Sohail Rana informed the audience that more than 60% of Pakistan’s population consists of youth, which should be turned into a strength rather than a weakness.The news.Lahore

Government College organised a seminar “Dare to Dream

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:37
LAHORE:March 16:University (GCU) on Thursday organised a seminar “Dare to Dream” to motivate students especially the girls to follow their dreams in life. According to a press release, former Pakistan women cricket team captain Ms. Marina Iqbal and noted poet Ahmad Hammad shared the motivational stories of their success and advised the students to work harder to turn their dreams into reality. The seminar was followed by training session to make students aware of the requirements of employers. Health: Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique has said health sector development and provision of free quality healthcare services to people is the top priority of the government for which billions of rupees are being spent. He said that during the last 8-9 years the volume of health budget has been increased from 30-40 billion to 230 billion rupees. The minister said that for controlling the expenditure on the curative part, the prevention of diseases programme should be made successful for which community participation is essential.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreGC University Lahore

Beaconhouse National University three-day conference

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:36
LAHORE:March 16:Renowned peace activist and political analyst, Mr OP Shah visited Beaconhouse National University (BNU) Thursday. According to a press release, he was accompanied by member of the Board of Governors, BNU, former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. During his visit to BNU, Shah called on Vice-Chancellor, Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Deans and faculty. He also delivered a talk at the university auditorium attended by faculty and students. Shah has been an active social activist in India and his work in Kashmir and other disputed areas are noteworthy. He visited J&K many a time in the past 25 years and spent considerable time with people in distress, visited jails, interrogation centres and refugee camps. PITB: A delegation from Balochistan government led by provincial Secretary Science and Technology Aftab Ahmad Baloch visited the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to seek technological assistance in various sectors here on Thursday. The senior officers of PITB briefed the delegation about the technological interventions being practiced in Punjab. Director General Governance Sajid Latif, Waqar Naeem Qureshi DG, IT Solutions, and Saima Raoof Shaikh, Director Training and Development, gave presentations to the delegation on education, health, e-Vaccs, law and order, police, revenue, e-Khidmat, e-Rozgaar, e-Stamping, Plan9 incubation centre and other various projects, which have started delivering encouraging resulted in real and stipulated time. The delegation was informed that PITB was already extending assistance and necessary training to the government of Balochistan for automation of police, law and health sectors on complimentary basis. The delegation identified the new area of interest including e-filing, education, data centre, etc.The news.LahoreUniversity in LahoreBeaconhouse University

Comprehensive policy to promote science education demanded

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:34
LAHORE:March 16: Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairperson Dr Mohammad Nizam-ud-Din said there was support for science education in Pakistan but if we really wanted to promote it we had to devise a comprehensive policy in this regard. He said this while addressing the 6th International Conference on Education (ICE) with the theme ‘’Science Beyond Classroom’’. The conference commenced at the University of Education (UOE) on Thursday. University of Education Vice-Chancellor Dr Rauf-i-Azam said such conferences helped promote the culture of research and knowledge. He said the conference would focus on applied knowledge regarding science education. The budget of some European varsities was more than the total budget of all the universities in Pakistan. Still Pakistani varsities were doing their job very well which should be acknowledged, he added. Conference’s Chief Organiser Dr Muhammad Alam Saeed said the objective of the conference was to bridge the gap between the applied knowledge and what was being taught in classrooms. The secretary of the conference, Dr Muhammad Azam said more than 300 papers would be presented during the conference.The news.Lahore

inaugural ceremony of Punjab Tianjin University of Technical Education

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:33
LAHORE:March 16: Punjab Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashhood has said the inaugural ceremony of the proposed Punjab Tianjin University of Technical Education (PTUT) will be held on March 23 in which Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will be the chief guest. A temporary campus of this university has been set up in Township Lahore whereas permanent campus will be constructed on Raiwind Road, he added. The minister said while visiting the temporary campus of PTUT, Township Campus, on Thursday. Addressing a meeting at PTUT, he said the plan of Punjab Tianjin University of Technical Education was made possible due to ‘Punjab Speed.’ He said agreements had been signed with three Chinese universities for setting up of this university in which Tianjin University of Technology and Education, Tianjin Chenjian University and Tianjin Polytechnic Universities were included. Electrical, mechanical, auto-mobile, civil, architectural, textile and fashion designing as well as Chinese and English language courses would be offered by the university and required professional staff, including designers and heads of departments, would be arranged from China.The news.LahoreUniversity in Lahore

HED has started process of hiring lecturers for public colleges

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:34
LAHORE:11March: The Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has started the process of hiring lecturers for public colleges in the province and has initiated appointments and postings for the purpose. The HED has so far made appointments and postings of around 519 male and female lecturers against vacant posts in government-run colleges of the province. These belong to subjects, including mathematics, chemistry, botany, zoology, physics, Islamiyat, Urdu and biology. Out of the total, appointments of 206 lecturers have been made in different colleges in the province. The HED has notified the appointments and has told the appointees to assume their duties within 15 days of receiving the notification. Of these, 90 are male lecturers of Physics and Islamiyat, whereas 116 are female lecturers of Urdu, Islamiyat and biology. The HED has also directed the lectures recommended by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) to report on March 15 and 16 for their postings. These include 217 male lecturers of mathematics, chemistry, botany and zoology, as well as 96 female lecturers of zoology and botany. The HED has asked the male lecturers to report on March 15, whereas female lecturers have been told to report on March 16 at the Government Degree College for Woman Islampura Lahore. Beyond jurisdiction? Punjab govt bars VCs from attending HEC moot When contacted, an official of the HED said that the appointments would be made for each subject as the PPSC makes recommendations for each of the subject. He said that the appointments were made in light of the shortage of lecturers in government colleges of the province. “The department wants to make appointments as soon as possible.” Posts of lecturers have been vacant for years and the issue has also been taken up at the Punjab Assembly by lawmakers. In late 2017, lawmakers of the treasury benches criticised the government for not filling hundreds of vacant posts of lecturers in different colleges of the province. Parliamentary Secretary Higher Education Mehwish Sultana told the House that the government had hired College Teaching Interns (CTIs) in college where appointments of lecturers had not been made. The HED had initiated the CTI programme in October of 2017 for colleges in the province on the basis of the reported shortage of lecturers by every college of the province. Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2018.Lahore

National University of Modern Languages Skills workshop ends

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:33
BAHAWALPUR:11 March:Education is the only way countries can surpass developmental milestones, he emphasised. DHA Bahawalpur Project Director Brigadier (Retd ) Shahid Mehmood said that education is a powerful weapon which can change the world. He also added that DHA has maintained its traditions and is working towards fulfilling its promises. Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2018.Bahawalpur

For education: NUML and DHA to establish new campus

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:31
BAHAWALPUR:11 March: National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and DHA Bahawalpur signed a memorandum for the establishment of a new campus in a ceremony on Saturday. Bahawalpur Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sher Afghan was the chief guest for the occasion. Calling it a milestone achievement, he congratulated the varsity’s director Major General (Retd) Zia Uddin, DHA Bahawalpur Project Director Brigadier (Retd ) Shahid Mehmood and their whole team. He also lauded the efforts of DHA Bahawalpur project director whom he credited for the speedy development of projects.The Express Tribune,Bahawalpur

The vice principal of Red Crescent Medical college, Lahore arrested

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:19
Lahore:10 March:The vice principal of Red Crescent Medical college, Lahore was arrested during the visit of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on account of having charged excess fees. Vice Principal Justice Nisar met the students on Friday at the college located in Phool Nagar, Express News reported. They conveyed how the administration had taken millions of rupees from them as fees besides other charges as donation. Justice Nisar inquired as to what facilities the college was offering in return for high fees. He also questioned as to how the administration was collecting Rs2.5 as fees from the students. Disabled man stops CJP’s vehicle pleading to recover kidnapped sister Subsequently, Justice Nisar ordered the accounts office to be sealed, besides directing the FIA to investigate the matter and confiscate the record and produce it in the court. He also ordered the college to return within a week the fees amounting to Rs0.8 million. He warned that the FIA will take further action if the money was not returned to the students.The news.LahoreMedical College in LahoreLahore Medical & Dental College Lahore

Rawalpindi Arid Agriculture University inaugural ceremony

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 14:17
Rawalpindi:10 March: Speakers stressed the need for integrated water management approaches to address the need of agriculture sector and the welfare of communities. They were of the view that “Innovative and integrated water management & water harvesting techniques that deliver the critical eco-system services to human should be adopted for safeguarding the water reservoirs and to sustain in stream ecology.” They stated this at the inaugural ceremony of three days International training on ‘Innovative & Sustainable Water Harvesting Techniques for Agriculture’ at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR). This training is organized by the Department of Environmental Sciences in collaboration with Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC) with an aim to acquire up to date knowledge about water harvesting techniques and explicitly addresses multiple use, feedbacks and dynamic interactions between water for production systems, livelihood support and the environment. It would also be helpful to assess water management in agriculture in a social, ecological and assess dominant drivers of change. The training was chaired by Prof. Dr Sarwat N Mirza, Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR while Dr. Abid Mahmood, Director General Ayub Agricultural Research Institute Faisalabad was the chief guest. Dr. Santa Mole, Director IADC, Dr. Mauro Centritto, Director Research Council Italy, Dr. Kostas Chartzoulakis Irrigation Expert from Greece and Mr. Asad Khan former Consultant FAO & USAID, faculty members and students were also present at the inaugural session of the training. Prof. Dr Sarwat N Mirza said that PMAS-AAUR is very much committed to solve the water governance issues of the country and collaboration with Italian agency will be helpful for better understanding of water issues of Pakistan through advanced research based studies. He hoped that it will also help to improve the water governance at micro level. He also appreciated the initiatives taken for the sustainability of water particularly in carrying out the project. Vice Chancellor thanked Dr. Mauro Centritto and Dr. Santa Mole in all academic and research avenues and hoped for the future collaborations as well. He believed that such collaborative efforts, training programs and expert gathering will open new doors to enhance cooperation. Dr. Abid Mehmood said water is a key to socio-economic development of a country and emphasized the need to adopt sustainable water management technique. He said country is heading towards water stress country and emphasized on the conservation of water from household to farm level. He suggested that students and civil society have to play a crucial role in creating a larger consensus, as larger water reservoirs will benefit every Pakistani,” he added.The news.RawalpindiUniversity in rawalpindiAgriculture University Rawalpindi