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BISE Lahore Class-IX Annual Examination 2012 result

BISE announces Class-IX result
Lahore, Aug 17: The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore on Wednesday announced the result of Class-IX Annual Examination 2012 according to which overall pass percentage remained 43.71 percent. As many as 249,504 candidates appeared in the exam out of which 109,000 passed it.

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Distinction
Lahore: The Defence Degree College for Women, DHA, Lahore produced 100 per cent results in the BA and 90pc in the BSc annual exams 2012, organised by the Punjab University.

Zainab Shahzad with 613 marks secured first position in the college in the BA and Hina Zulfiqar in the BSc with 598 marks. College Principal Shazma Nawazish has congratulated the students and appreciated the hard work of the faculty. The news

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UET budget approved
Lahore: The Senate of the University of Engineering and Technology on Thursday approved its Rs2.338 billion budget for 2012-13.

Governor Sardar Latif Khosa presided over the senate meeting at the Governor's House, where UET Vice-Chancellor Lt-Gen Muhammad Akram (retired) presented the report.

The VC said Rs150 million had been allocated for solar energy electrification of main campus, Rs85 million for an additional generator for Kala Shah Kaku campus and Rs85 million for RCET for 100KW hydel power station.

The governor said the menace of poverty, unemployment and terrorism could be overcome through education. Dawn

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PU teacher appointed
Lahore: Faculty of Commerce Dean Prof Dr Liaqat Ali has been nominated as member of Syndicate University of the Punjab from 9th August 2012 to 9th August 2014.

Eid holidays: The Punjab University (PU) would remain closed from Monday, August 20, to Wednesday, August 22, on account of Eidul Fitr holidays, said a press release issued on Wednesday.

UK: Punjab University's College of Pharmacy's Associate Prof Dr Nadeem Irfan Bukhari has been appointed Visiting Professor at DeMontfort University's School of Pharmacy, Leicester, UK, from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2015. Dr Bukhari had also been invited to University's College of London School of Pharmacy, London, UK, to deliver lectures titled "Why is Statistics Needed in Pharmacy?" and "Statistics in Drug Development Using Quality by Design (QbD)". Dr Bukhari has also been invited for a lecture.

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LHC seeks reply from PU VC on appointment
Lahore: The Lahore High Court has sought reply from Punjab University vice chancellor on a petition challenging appointment of Dr Syed Mansoor Sarwar as principal of the University's College of Information Technology.

Prof Dr Nasir Ahmad of PU Department of Geology, also president of Academic Group, filed the petition and submitted that respondent Dr Sarwar was initially appointed as the principal of the college (PUCIT) on contract basis on April 19, 2006.

He said the contract of the respondent was extended for further three years on Oct 19, 2009.

The petitioner said the PU VC with the connivance of members of the selection board appointed the respondent against a regular post and allowed him to continue as the principal of the PUCIT.

The petitioner argued that a contract employee could not be regularised on permanent basis without going through fresh appointment process along with other eligible aspirants. The news

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Punjab University students to volunteer in anti-dengue drive
Lahore: The Punjab University's Dengue Research Group (DRG), formed last year for scientific information about psychological effects, held its meeting on Thursday.

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Chief Social Mobiliser Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Research and Development on Dengue Programme Head Dr Waseem Akram, Doctoral Programme Coordination Committee Chairperson Dr Shahida Hassnain, Zoology Department Chairman Dr Muhammad Akhtar, DRV Chairman Dr Saeed Akhtar, School of Biological Sciences Director Dr Javed Iqbal, Chief Medical Officer Dr Nauman Ahmed, Dr Khalid Saeed from the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Dr Muhammad Aslam from University Of Health Sciences, Nur Foundation CEO and Board of Management Member of Fatima Memorial Hospital Dr Haroon Ihsan, DRG member Dr Muhammad Idrees and a large number of researchers were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Kamran said that the PU students would work as volunteers in the Punjab government's ongoing dengue awareness drive, adding that the DRG was working on various aspects of dengue fever and its findings would help the government curb the disease.

DRG Chairman Dr Saeed Akhtar gave a detailed presentation on surveillance and summary of dengue situation in the city. He also presented data analysis of various towns of the city and said that 66 percent of larvae were detected from the desert coolers. He said that from November 2011 to August 2012, no larvae had been found in some ponds being watched for research purpose outside Zoology Department.

Dr Idrees said that Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology had tested 4,000 samples free of cost and its stereotype had been provided in all the cases in Punjab and samples from Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had also been tested. He said that the outbreak of dengue fever was not expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year as according to the test of samples, the ratio of infested larvae was 1.2 percent while for outbreak, the required ratio was over 20 percent. He said that 15 suspected cases were reported this year, out of which four from Lahore and one from Rahim Yar Khan were found positive and three contained DHF-3 and two DF-2.

He said that the scale of the dengue outbreak could be measured if samples of larva were provided to the research team. He said that the group had cloned and sequenced five genes of Serotype 2, performed phylogenetic analysis, studied partial sequences from DF and DHF patient and predicted the chances of DENV outbreak for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government by detecting virus in mosquitoes.

Dr Aslam said that 27 percent of dengue patients were female. He said Aedes Aegypti used to bite humans outdoors in the daylight and the peak hour of biting was around afternoon prayers. He added that the mosquito did not come indoors.

Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar said that under her supervision, a research had been done on various aspects of the disease.

Concluding the meeting, Shaista Malik said that only technical solution could not resolve the problem and society should move to curb dengue fever.

She said that lack of awareness was also a big challenge to control the disease. "We were registering volunteers and will utilise their abilities in their respective areas to create awareness about dengue fever among the people." She lauded Dr Kamran's efforts in saving lives of people and supporting research activities in this area. Daily times

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Young Scientist Award given to UVAS teacher
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal Science (UVAS) Lahore's Assistant Professor Dr Amjad Riaz has been awarded "Young Scientist Award" during the International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR) 2012 held recently at Vancouver, Canada. This award was on the competitive basis from the developing countries and comprised $ 1500. He presented his research on predicting the buffalo ovarian reserves by ultrasonography. This research can help to establish Embryo Transfer Technology in buffalo.

Dr Amjad was a team member of the delegation of four Pakistani veterinarians and animal scientists led by Professor Dr Nasim Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, UVAS. More than 900 delegates from 62 different countries participated in the congress.

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Rs 10,000 each for 50,000 internees as stipend: CM
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the basic aim of initiating internship programme was to enable the younger generation to meet the challenges of the future.

He said that, under this programme, more than 50,000 girl and boy students of Punjab would be granted a monthly stipend of Rs.10,000 while getting training from various institutions.

Presiding over a meeting in this regard, the chief minister said that the pace of implementation of internship programme be further accelerated. He observed that internship programme was a significant source of imparting necessary training to the younger generation, for which special proforma had been prepared for the candidates, while registration of all candidates would be made online. He said that smart cards, on the pattern of ATM cards, would be issued to all girl and boy internees.

Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that the younger generation was the focus of our hopes and we had to give them a prosperous and strong Pakistan and not a despondent and poor country.

During the meeting, the chief minister was given detailed briefing on the internship programme.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Punjab Assembly deputy speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, the chairman of the Planning & Development, the Information secretary, the PITB chairman and other authorities concerned were also present. The news

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