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Punjab University established Videoconference Hall

Videoconferencing facility at PU
Lahore, Aug 29: The Punjab University on Friday launched an IP-based videoconferencing system at the newly-established Videoconference Hall at the Centre for Undergraduate Studies on New Campus.

The facility inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran will be available to all departments of the university. Besides saving time and money, it will help enhance student-teacher interaction through distance learning and meet the faculty needs of the universities located in far-flung areas.

After inauguration, Dr Kamran talked to Higher Education Commission representatives Dr Mukhtar Ahmad and Dr Riaz Qureshi through a videoconference. PU Director for Planning and Development Tariq Majeed Qureshi and Registrar Prof Dr Naeem Khan were also present. Dawn


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PU meeting condemns IJT
Lahore: A meeting of Punjab University (PU) wardens and superintendents of hostels strongly condemned the incidents of alleged torturing of the university's security guards, threatening and kidnapping the university employees by the activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) and external elements.

They requested the Punjab chief minister to take strict action against the responsible elements. A press release said the meeting was chaired by Chairman Hall Council Dr Muhammad Akhtar at New Campus on Friday. The meeting was briefed that only 15 to 20 activists of IJT were disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of PU while police was not cooperating with the university administration.


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PU special annual examination results
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Examination Department has declared the results of BA Special Annual Examination 2008 held in Riyadh (KSA), BA Special Annual Examination 2009 held in Jakarta (Indonesia) and BS (Hons) Islamic Studies, Semester System, Session 2005-2009.


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Land for engineering varsity
Sialkot: The Punjab government has acquired 48 acres to build Rachna Engineering University, Rachna Engineering College Principal Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan told reporters here.

The Higher Education Commission has released Rs4.8 million besides providing Rs60 million to the Revenue Department to pay to the land owners.

He said the college had been upgraded to university level. He said residences would be built for teachers and non-teaching staff besides hostels, an academic block, an industrial research centre, a library, a sport centre and a vice chancellor block.

He said the administration had approached the government gas supply from GT Road to this engineering university which would cost Rs60 million. Up to 405 students were getting education at the college. The news


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PhD criteria not revised to accommodate DMG officers
Lahore: The Planning and Development Department has clarified a news item published on August 27, stating that of the five PhD scholarships offered for provincial cadres, two positions had been reserved for DMG officers from the start.

The clarification stated that the response to avail the opportunity had not been encouraging as the number of eligible candidates was quite low and the special selection board headed by the department chairman constituted a subcommittee to review the eligibility criteria and expand the pool for selection. The subcommittee suggested the changes including reduction in required service duration. The subcommittee was not constituted to accommodate DMG officers, the clarification added.


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Schoolteacher's appeal against removal from service: LHC CJ calls Layyah EDO on 31st
Lahore: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Friday, taking suo motu notice of an application by a schoolteacher, Najma Shaheen, directed the Layyah executive district officer (EDO-education) to appear on August 31.

Najma submitted she had given birth to a child soon after the death of her husband in 1999 and proceeded on maternity and iddat leave.

She said she was removed from service on June 2, 2000. She alleged that she was dismissed without assigning any reason and without giving her a chance to defend herself.

She said she filed an appeal against her dismissal before the Dera Ghazi Khan director (schools). She said the schools were taken over by the district government during the pendency of the appeal and the matter remained undecided.

She said the (EDO) had now informed her that she could not be provided relief because her case could have been decided only by the director (schools).

Taking suo motu notice of the case, the CJ observed a beneficiary could not be deprived of the benefit of the right provided by the state by the change of designation or nomenclature of the authority. Daily times


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