Students mourn loss of lives in Quetta bombing

Lahore:09 August:A group of students in Lahore held at demonstration at the Liberty Roundabout on Monday to mourn the loss of at least 70 lives in the suicide blast at Civil Hospital, Quetta.

The students were affiliated with the Democratic Students’ Alliance (DSA).They said they demanded the authorities concerned to protect and respect the constitutionally guaranteed rights of life and security of the Baloch people.

DSA member Ramis Sohail said they had gathered on a short notice to express solidarity with the bereaved families.

International Islamic University and Peshawar University Workshop

International Islamic University and Peshawar University  Workshop
 Lahore:August 09:A workshop on ‘Interfaith Harmony and Tolerance’ which was jointly organised by International Islamic University (IIU) and Peshawar University, ended on Monday.

    The three-day workshop was a joint effort of Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of IIU and Peshawar University’s Islamic Studies Department which was attended by the top management of the both institutions and famous scholars.

Lahore College for Women University Merit List

Lahore:August 09:Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Monday displayed its second merit list for admission to intermediate classes.

The last merit for pre-medical was recorded at 1035 marks, pre-engineering 990, arts and humanities 770, ICS Eco 823, ICS Stat 869, G Science 761, Home Economics 773, I Com 882 and ICS Physics 963. The last date to submit dues is August 12.The news.

Springfield student wins Grand Prix award

Rawalpindi:August 06:The student of Springfield Public School and College, Rashida Aun Ali won the Grand Prix, held in Tokyo, Japan, says a press release.

    Springfield Public School & College has won the contest for the sixth time since 2006. The ceremony for the award winners was held in July last in Tokyo. The student and director programmes of the Springfield Public School & College attended the ceremony.

PEF free schooling for special children

Lahore:August 06:Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has provided free quality education to 1,251 special students in 194 partner schools in seven selected districts of the province.

PEF Managing Director Tariq Mahmood said this while briefing Special Education Department Secretary Ambreen Raza at his office on Friday.

Other PEF and Special Education Department  officers also attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed the progress and expressed satisfaction that the parents of special children were taking interest in the education of their children.

Call for interaction between psychiatry and neurology

Rawalpindi:August 06:The Institute of Psychiatry here at Benazir Bhutto Hospital in town hosted a lecture on ‘Dementia: An Overview & Recent Advances in Management’ with a special emphasise on the need for an increased interaction between psychiatry and neurology.

The guest speaker was Consultant Neurologist at Shifa International Hospital Professor Arsalan Ahmad was the guest speaker at the lecture that was attended by psychologists and residents and consultants from both neurology and psychiatry departments.

TEVTA to train 100,000 Drivers

Lahore:August 05:The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), in collaboration with CAREEM Networks, would train and provide jobs in transport sector to 100,000 unemployed youth over three years.

“The collaboration will bring about a change in the country’s traffic system,” TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said after signing an MoU with CAREEM Networks Pakistan Chief Executive Officer Junaid Iqbal.

Training: University to offer pre-degree course with TEVTA

Lahore:August 05:Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), in collaboration with Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture Multan (MNS UAM), will offer a two years pre-agriculture programme at the TEVTA Institute in Multan.  This course will help to promote the agriculture sector in and outside the country, especially in southern Punjab.  In this regard, an MoU was signed between the TEVTA and the MNS UAM on Wednesday at TEVTA Secretariat. Chairman TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and MNS UAM Vice Chancellor Asif Ali signed the memorandum.

Students visit army units and formations

Lahore:August 05:A group of 100 students and faculty members from a private girls college spent a day-out, visiting various military units and formations of Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison.

The daylong programme was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation and defence capability - A programme ‘Know your Army’, has been exclusively initiated for the youth on instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

90,000 students registered themselves under Online College System

Lahore:August 05:Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Chairman Dr Umar Saif has said that 90,000 students registered themselves under Online College System within two weeks.

He said this while addressing a meeting held at Arfa IT Tower on Thursday. Dr Saif revealed that this year 705 public colleges were accepting admission applications online against 650 colleges last year. He said that the number of public colleges was increasing in this regard day by day that showed the system was highly efficient and cost effective.

University of Health Sciences Considers Thesis Reports

Lahore:August 05:The 116th meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Junaid Sarfraz in the chair.

According to a press release, the board considered the thesis reports of Dr Sania Asif, MPhil, anatomy, Dr Ayesha Samad Dogar, MPhil, haematology, Sumra Batool, MPhil, human genetics, Dr Maryam Nazar, MPhil, oral pathology, Hira Shahid, MPhil, pharmacology, Dr Samra Sulaiman, MPhil, pharmacology, Dr Nilofar Shahzadi, MHPE and Dr Mona Mazhar, MPhil, physiology.

PMAS-AAUR to provide technical help to Sports Board

Rawalpindi:August 04:Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) will provide technical assistance to the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) in the area of water management, plantation and improving landscape of PSB complex.

This was decided in a meeting between Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada and PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad on August 3.

PEF to devise partner schools upgradation

Lahore:August 04: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) would devise a comprehensive policy mechanism to deal with upgradation of partner schools in accordance with respective programme’s policies, so that the students could continue their free studies in higher grades.

    PEF Managing Director Tariq Mahmood said this while presiding over a weekly coordination meeting at his office on Wednesday, according to a handout issued here. Deputy MD (Ops), programme directors and other officers attended the meeting. Meeting reviewed pace of progress on free educational programmes.


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