Aerospace Science & Engineering conference starts at IST

Islamabad :14 November: The prestigious sixth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE 2019) organised by Institute of Space Technology (IST), commenced at Islamabad. The conference will continue from November 12-14, 2019 at IST. Chairman Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), the National Space Agency of Pakistan Major General Amer Nadeem HI(M) inaugurated ICASE 2019 and graced the occasion as chief guest

Outdoor activities in schools banned

LAHORE:14 November:Punjab School Education Department has banned all outdoor sports and other activities in all public and private schools in Punjab till December 20 due to smog. In a letter to all chief executive officers and DEAs, the department issued instructions to ensure all students wear masks while present in the schools during smog. Appropriate arrangements may also be made for at least one awareness session for the students on the topic of air quality, it said.The news.

King Edward Medical University programmes get NHSRC ministry nod

LAHORE:13 November: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC) has included seven major programmes of the King Edward Medical University in the Schedule III of Gazette and notified the same accordingly. The programmes include PhD Anatomy, PhD Community Medicine, PhD Biochemistry, MPhil Community Medicine, MPhil Public Health, Masters in Public Health and MD Hematology.

GC University VC met Pakistani Ambassador to USA

Lahore:13 November: Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, the Vice Chancellor of Government College University (GCU) Lahore, has met Pakistani Ambassador to USA Dr Asad Majeed Khan at Washington, DC and sought his support and facilitation for establishing research and academic linkages with the top American universities. According to a press release issued by the university on Tuesday, the Vice Chancellor was on a three-day trip to America where he was invited by the US National Academy of Medicine to address a workshop on Social, Behavioral, & Environmental Enablers for Healthy Longevity.

HEC forms body to probe GC University scam

LAHORE:13 November:The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has constituted a fact finding committee to probe into the allegations of irregularities in the Foreign Faculty Hiring Programme (FFHP) at GCU Lahore’s Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences. According to a press release, the committee will also review the operation of FFHP at other universities. The three-member committee will probe the matter and will submit its recommendation to the competent authority within one month.

Naqsh School of Arts branch opens

LAHORE:12 November:Keeping in view the desire of elite class of society, Naqsh School of Arts inaugurated its branch at Packages Mall with the exhibition of Calligraphy Art on Sunday. Mrs Perwin Babar Ali was the chief guest at the ceremony. Founder of Babar Ali Foundation Syed Babar Ali and his daughter Henna were the guests of honour. Naqsh School of Arts Principal Afroza Sarmad Khan, her husband former Additional IG Sarmad Saeed Khan, art teachers, students and people from different walks of society attended the ceremony.

Government College University deans

Lahore:12 November:The Punjab government has appointed two deans at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore. The Higher Education Department has issued notifications after the approval of Chancellor and Punjab Governor in this regard. Dr Ahmad Adnan, Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed as Dean, Faculty of Chemistry and Life Sciences while Dr Riaz Ahmad, Professor of Physics, as Dean, Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.The news.

Punjab University teachers visit Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum

LAHORE : A delegation of Punjab University faculty members and officers led by Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad visited the mausoleum of Allama Muhammad Iqbal here on Saturday. They offered fateha and paid tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal. In his message, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad said, “We salute our national poet, great philosopher and the architect of Pakistan for his vision to have a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. Now it is our responsibility to follow his sayings and made this great country as a powerful as we can.The news.

Call to promote Allama Iqbal’s philosophy

LAHORE : Pakistan can be strengthened by promoting the philosophy of Alama Muhammad Iqbal, said Tehreek-e-Nifaz Urdu President and educational expert Professor Afsheen Sheharyar here on Saturday. Addressing on the occasion 142th birth anniversary of Alama Iqbal, she said training of youths on ideological basis was necessary. She demanded the government implement Urdu as an official language.

Efforts on to achieve 100pc literacy by 2030’

LAHORE:09 November:Punjab Minister for Literacy and Non-Formal Education Rashid Hafeez has said that the Punjab government provided increased resources to modernise the non-formal education sector and added that every possible effort would be made to achieve the goal of 100 per cent literacy by the year 2030. While chairing a meeting of university professors about new interventions in literacy and basic education sector at a private institution of higher education, the minister briefed about the steps taken by the Punjab government in this regard.

First merit list of MBBS, BDS admission in UHS

LAHORE:09 November:University of Health Sciences (UHS), Friday, issued the first selection list of candidates admitted to MBBS and BDS programme in public sector medical and dental colleges of the Punjab. The last merit for MBBS remained 91.5455 and that for BDS 93.5000 per cent. Last year, this merit was 89.1485 and 89.0455 per cent respectively. The merit has been calculated as per the weightage formula of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), adding 50 percent of intermediate and 50 percent of admission test marks.

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