Punjab Schoolteachers demand regularisation of jobs

LAHORE:29 October: Government school teachers, numbering in the thousands, have not been regularised by the Punjab government, due to which Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) and Muttahida Mahaz-e- Asatza (MMA) will jointly protest on October 29. Many schoolteachers, who were recruited in 2012 and 2013, but left their jobs on not being regularised by the government are expected to protest alongside school teachers’ union leaders. A union leader said that a movement will now start across the province over this issue. Physical education made must for Punjab schools

NAB seeks detail of illegal private varsities

LAHORE:29 October:National Accountability Bureau Lahore on Monday while taking notice of alleged un-approved and illegal private universities called a briefing from Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) officials. Additional Secretary HED Tariq Hameed Bhatti, DG Accreditation HEC Tahir Abbas Zaidi, Director PHED Dr Shahbaz Shamsi and Director PHEC Nauman Maqbool Rao attended the briefing.

Parents agitate for rational school fees outside premier’s residence

LAHORE:27 October: Hundreds of parents on Saturday gathered outside Prime Minister Imran Khan’s residence in Zaman Park to protest against the Punjab government and the private schools for not implementing orders of the Supreme Court on the fee issue. Members of parent associations protested against what they said unfair calculation of fees by the District Regulatory Authority (DRA). They had held placards and banners inscribed with slogans.

CM Punjab approves amendments in Daanish schools

LAHORE:27 October: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting of Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority at his office on Friday. The meeting decided to include ethics and civics as subjects in the syllabus of the schools along with the decision to morally educate students through life skills learning in partnership with The Aga Khan University. On the directions of the chief minister, students would be taught Nazra-e-Quran and annual sports festival would also be held.

PUnjab University meeting of Punjab University Law College

Lahore:26 October: Punjab University Officers Welfare Association (PUOWA) organised its general body meeting at the Environmental Law Centre of Punjab University Law College here on Friday. PU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, PUOWA President Jaleel Tariq, Secretary Rana Muzafar Ali and a large number of in-service and retired officers of the university participated in the event. The general body meeting decided to increase the monthly deduction in ADSA allowance from Rs100 to Rs500.The news.

College admin mishandled harassment case’

LAHORE:26 October: The committee formed to probe alleged harassment case against the deceased lecturer of Government MAO College held the college administration responsible for mishandling the case and recommended to shift the college principal. The probe committee headed by Vice-Chancellor of the University of Okara, Prof Dr Zakria Zakar was formed by the Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab on 21st October with directions to submit its report within seven days.

CM approves rules for Daanish Schools hiring

LAHORE:26 October: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting of Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority at his office here Friday. The meeting decided to include ethics and civics as subjects in the syllabus of Daanish schools along with the decision to morally educate the students through life-skills learning in partnership with the Aga Khan University.

Sargodha University scholar invents sugarcane intercropping drill

Sargodha:25 October:A professor of College of Agriculture, Sargodha University (SU) has become the first Pakistani national to invent a multipurpose and multifunctional sugarcane intercropping drill. The invention will meet the diversified needs of small scale farmers by maximising land utilisation, increasing total yield and high monetary returns. Department of Agronomy Assistant Professor Dr Abdul Rehman has designed and fabricated a unique and the first drill of its kind with the help of his research team and local industry using indigenous raw material.

Lahore College for Women University 72nd meeting of the syndicate

Lahore:23 October: The matter regarding the annexation of Lahore College for Women University’s (LCWU’s) sub-campus Jhang as a constituent College of University of Jhang was presented before the 72nd meeting of the syndicate held recently. According to a press released, the LCWU Syndicate suggested following the policy of the Punjab government with regard to the sub-campus in Jhang.

University of Health Sciences displays merit lists

LAHORE:23 October:University of Health Sciences (UHS) has displayed the provisional merit lists for public sector medical and dental colleges of Punjab. Merit lists have been issued in accordance with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Admission Regulations, 2019. The merit of the applicants has been calculated by giving equal weight to the higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) and Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) marks.

PMDC admission regulations restored

LAHORE :22 October:A Lahore High Court division bench on Monday suspended a decision of a single bench and restored admission regulations-2019 framed by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). A single bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti had on October 14 set aside the 2019 admission regulations and ruled that the PMDC had not been vested with any power under its Ordinance 2019 as it then was to amend the protected regulations, 2018.

University of Health Sciences budget approved

LAHORE:22 October:The University of Health Sciences’ (UHS) Board of Governors (BoG) has approved Rs 1,383.277 million budget for the financial year 2019-20. The 41st meeting of UHS board was held here on Monday that was chaired by Justice (Retired) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani. Other members who attended the meeting included Salima Hashmi, Andleeb Abbas, UHS VC Prof Javed Akram and representatives of provincial health and finance departments.

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