Sedition’ case lodged against participants of Student Solidarity March

LAHORE:03 December: A case under sedition charges has been registered against Iqbal Lala, father of Mashal Khan, and other participants of the Student Solidarity March, held across the country including Lahore on November 29, for restoration of students unions. Mashal Khan, a student of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, was lynched by an angry mob over blasphemy allegations in 2017. Lala, Ammar Ali Jan, Farooq Tariq, Alamgir Wazir, Muhammad Shabbir and Kamil Khan are nominated in the case, registered at the Civil Lines Police Station on the complaint of sub-inspector Muhamamd Nawaz.

Punjab University suspends nine students over clash

LAHORE:01 December: The Punjab University (PU) administration on Saturday suspended nine students of the Punjabi Council and the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) for their alleged involvement in a clash five days ago. It also cancelled the hostel allotments of these students. The Punjabi Council activists were organsing a rally on campus to welcome the newcomers late on Nov 26 when a group of IJT activists stared gathering outside Hostel No 8 and chanted slogans. Both student groups clashed and resorted to aerial firing as a result of which five of them were injured.

University of Engineering with NAB in curbing corruption

LAHORE:27 November:University of Engineering and Technology (UET) in collaboration with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) organised a seminar to create awareness among students against corruption and the role of NAB in fighting this menace. UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar, NAB Director Niaz Hassan, Additional Director Khalid Mahmood, Deputy Director Muhammad Sajid, UET officials and faculty members, staff and large number of students attended the seminar.

Punjab University to promote ties between Pak, China universities

LAHORE:27 November:Punjab University’s Dean Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof Dr Iqbal Chawla has said art has a universal language while adding that China and Pakistan could strengthen bilateral and people to people relations further through fine arts. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of a three-day university exchange and art education forum on “China-Pakistan Friendship” jointly organised by PU College of Arts and Design (PUCAD) and Changsha Normal University’ College of Fine Arts and Design at Old Campus here Tuesday.

School fronts becoming parking lots

Rawalpindi:24 November:Rawalpindi is experiencing severe traffic problems these days as parents and school van-drivers park to collect students from the educational institutions situated on every road and street of the city. “Problems include parents and van-drivers parking their vehicles in front of residents’ drives and almost in the middle of the road which holds up traffic,” says Asad Abbas, a restaurant owner near Rafay Mall.

University of Management a Rector Merit Award ceremony

LAHORE : 23 November:Office of the Controller Examinations of the University of Management and Technology (UMT) organised a Rector Merit Award ceremony here on Friday in which 476 students were awarded certificates and merit awards. According to a press release UMT Rector Dr Muhammad Aslam along with deans of respective schools gave away certificates and merit awards to 476 students of BS, Masters, and MPhil/MS academic disciplines from 18 different schools of UMT, who showed extraordinary performance in studies. The students had secured 4.0 GPA.

Malaysian university,University of Engineering sign MoU

LAHORE : 23 November:Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), a leading university of Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, to promote mutual research and academic collaboration in various fields. According to a press release, both UTP and UET will collaborate in joint thesis supervision, faculty and student exchange and collaborative development of various academic programmes.

Private schools defy govt order, remain open

LAHORE :23 November:A large number of private schools defying the Punjab government’s order kept their campuses open across the provincial metropolis in smog caused by poor air quality on Friday. Similarly, private academies and tuition centres remained open on the plea that the order did not apply on such institutes. It is pertinent to mention that the government, through its School Education Department, had announced the closure of all public and private schools in three districts, including Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala on Friday.


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