Punjab university MSc examinations results 2009
Punjab university announced various MSc exams results
Lahore, Dec 15: Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the results of
MSc Chemistry, Part-II, Annual Examination 2009, MSc Geography, Part-II, Annual
Examination 2009 and MSc Zoology, Part-II, Annual Examination 2009.
results are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. F.P Report
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Students protest against college affiliation with UHS
Lahore: Over 600 students of Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, held a
protest demonstration and blocked The Mall against the college's affiliation
with the University of Health Sciences.
Students came out of the college
in the morning and blocked the Queens Road and The Mall for more than three
hours from 10 am onwards, which caused massive traffic jam on two roads and
diversion of traffic to linking roads. The traffic jam inconvenienced motorists.
Students organised a sit-in on The Mall for more than two hours to press the
government for accepting their demands. Citizens and policemen argued with
students but they refused to disperse. Ambulances also found it difficult to
make their way for timely transportation of patients to
Meanwhile, the Young Doctors' Association (YDA) has announced
that it would support students of the FJMC. "The decision to affiliate the FJMC
with the UHS should be reverted," said Dr Salman Kazmi, the general secretary of
the YDA in a statement issued on Monday.
Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Information Secretary Omar Sarfaraz Cheema has
condemned the government for its actions against Fatima Jinnah Medical College.
He said the students had been lodging protests quietly within the
college premises for the past six days but the government had not paid any heed
to their valid demands.
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PVMC critical of vet university in Bahawalpur
Lahore: The Punjab government's decision to establish a veterinary
university in Bahawalpur has invited strong criticism from the Pakistan
Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC).
The PVMC, expressing concerns over
lack of qualified faculty, deteriorating standard of veterinary and animal
husbandry education and shortage of practical facilities in existing
institutions, has questioned the establishment of a new university.
council has also expressed resentment against the government for not taking it
on board in the whole process on the plea that it had the mandate to establish
and regulate uniform standards of veterinary and animal husbandry education and
Dr Alamdar Hussain Malik, secretary/registrar
PVMC, said the University College of Veterinary and Animal
Sciences at the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) had already been established
in 2006 and the college was still short of qualified faculty, practical and
proper accommodation facilities.
'It is strange that a veterinary
college has already been established at the IUB while a full-fledged veterinary
university is being established in Bahawalpur,' he said and added that in 2006,
four veterinary institutions were established in Punjab without having the
minimum basic mandatory requirements for such institutions.
said that presently 10 institutions in the public sector and one in private
sector were offering five-year DVM degree programmes in the country.
of these institutions, the Veterinary College IUB, Veterinary Faculty Bahauddin
Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences,
Jhang, and Veterinary Faculty Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, are yet
to get their accreditation and recognition of their institutions and degree
programmes from the PVMC,' he said.
Dr Malik further said the Gomal
College of Veterinary Science, DI Khan, and the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences,
Uthal University, Balochistan, which got the provisional accreditation and
recognition had not fulfilled the minimum required criteria yet which might
force the PVMC to review its earlier decision.
'What to talk about the
newly-established vet institutions, the University of Veterinary and Animal
Sciences, Lahore, an institution which has completed its 125 years, has yet to
complete its faculty in some very important subjects, i.e. anatomy, veterinary
public health, epidemiology and pathology,' he maintained.
veterinary sciences, is not an easy business like the upgrade of a middle school
to a secondary level,' the secretary/registrar PVMC said and added: 'Veterinary
medical science is the only which have the comparative anatomy and medicine and
also it is much diversified profession than the human medical profession.'
He said for the sake of arguments, when the veterinary university at
Bahawalpur would be established and recruitment for the faculty would be
advertised, all trained faculty in the newly established institutions would
prefer to join the university.
'Then what will be the fate of the
present veterinary institutions?' he questioned.
To support his
argument, Dr Malik said when in 2002, the College of Veterinary Science, Lahore,
was upgraded to the university status, the qualified professionals from all over
the country joined the university and the institutions which they left had yet
to fill that positions.
Dr Malik further quoted an example regarding the
glaring situation of brain-drain of the qualified veterinarians, saying when the
UVAS advertised the post of Professor of Epidemiology there was only one
applicant and the same was the case in most of the subjects.
everybody, especially the political leaders in the country, believe in the
supremacy of the Parliament, the mandate of the PVMC as a regulatory body, which
is entrusted powers, through the Act of the Parliament, may also be given proper
respect and the PVMC participation while making the decisions regarding the
veterinary/animal husbandry education and practice,' he said and added that
there was no doubt that the Punjab chief minister was fully committed to
strengthening the veterinary education and livestock sector to counter the
poverty and unemployment in the province but without taking the PVMC on board 'I
am afraid this effort may not produce the desired results,' he said.
Sources in the Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department said
that DG Extension Dr Muhammad Irfan Zahid had recently written to the
departmentís secretary about the plight of vet institutions of the province.
They said the DG expressed displeasure over the standard of education in these
institutes besides exposing the lack of facilities there.
standard of education, the DG had expressed strong concerns while saying some
graduates had given ëridiculousí answers to simple questions in tests for
different posts in the Livestock and Dairy Development Department and attached
bodies, the sources said.
They further said the idea regarding
establishment of a full fledged veterinary university in Bahawalpur was
basically the brainchild of Punjab Chief Secretary Javed Mahmood. They added
that all the problems faced by the vet institutes in Punjab were ironically
ignored when the high-ups were ëponderingí how to turn the CSís dream into
When contacted, Deputy Secretary (Technical) of the Livestock
and Dairy Development Department Dr Iftikhar said the establishment of a
university was a policy matter and the PVMC had no role in this regard.
'Its role comes only for accreditation of degrees and programmes offered
at vet institutes,' he added.
To a question about the lack of facilities
and shortage of qualified faculty at existing vet institutes, Dr Iftikhar said
it was the responsibility of the Chancellorís Office to look after such issues.
'We are dealing only with policy matters,' he said and added that
shortage of qualified faculty was there but we needed future veterinarians for
commercial farming, leather industry and other such growing industries. He also
confirmed that the establishment of a vet university in Bahawalpur was the idea
of the chief secretary and added that a presentation was later given to the
chief minister who okayed it.
To a question, Dr Iftikhar said that land
had been identified for the said project which had also been approved by the
Board of Revenue. He said the new university would be linked with the top vet
institutes of the world.
DG Extension Dr Muhammad Irfan Zahid, when
contacted, confirmed that he had recently written about deteriorating standard
of vet institutions of the province. He said after establishment of a veterinary
university in Bahawalpur, the faculty of the IUB College of Veterinary and
Animal Sciences would be merged with the new university.
there was a shortage of qualified faculty, the DG Extension said the new
university would be set up totally on a new concept, adding that it would have
satellite link with the foreign universities. The news
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Non-utilisation of funds
Lahore: Punjab Assembly Public Accounts Committee-I Chairman Chaudhry
Zaheeruddin Khan has said that academic activities in schools are suffering due
to non-utilisation of funds at lower level because of red tape.
this while presiding over the committee meeting held here on Monday to consider
audit paras pertaining to Punjab education department and hearing answers of
secretary (schools) in response to the questions about funds use.
said the members had been shocked to learn that funds were not being utilised in
primary and middle schools due to the fear of audit paras. The education
department officials could, however, ensure funds' utilisation by making serious
efforts for settlement of audit paras, he added.
The secretary education
(schools) informed the committee that a sizeable number of audit paras were
'frivolous'. Giving an example, he said a para was made even for not mentioning
a date on a document and it took years to clear it.
Mehr Ishtiaq asked the secretary to explain why the department waited for the
PAC-I meeting for the settlement of audit paras when it (the department) could
get the objections removed by contacting the audit authorities.
secretary further informed the committee that most of the audit paras were
related to the utilisation of the SMC grant used on the directions of the
schools management committees. He said the grant was negligible and was utilised
for minor repairs and meeting requirements like the purchase of chalks for which
no receipts were issued in villages. The expenditure was was not audited because
the amounts involved were negligible. The teachers had stopped utilisation of
the grant for the fear of audit paras.
Mr Zaheer observed there was no
justification for avoiding utilisation of funds for fear of audit, terming it
sheer escapism. The institutions should not be made to suffer for saving one's
own skin, he added.
The secretary assured the chairman that the
education department would get the paras settled with the audit authorities. The
committee also directed the department to update the record after getting the
details of school funds lying in their bank accounts.
meeting was attended by Syed Nazim Hussain Shah, Mehr Ishtiaq, Mohsin Leghari,
Zaib Jaffer, Major Abdul Rehman (retired), Syed Hasan Murtaza, Mian Shafi
Muhammad and Chaudhry Arshad. Dawn
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GCU graduates degrees
Lahore: As many as 424 students of BA/BSc (Hons) were given degrees at the
concluding session of the 8th Convocation of the Government College University
Lahore on Monday at the Bokhari Auditorium. Addressing the concluding ceremony,
GC University Lahore Vice chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said that GCU is a modern,
demand-driven, research-based and quality-conscious institution.
He hoped that
the students would be benefited in their professional lives from what they have
learnt at the university. He also advised the fresh graduates to go for
specialization in their relative fields, saying that their journey of knowledge
should not end here.
The vice chancellor told the students that they owe deep
debt to their country and Alma Mater and advised them pay it off as much as they
can. Later, the vice chancellor and head of departments pose for photographs
with the students.
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LCWU organised a seminar
Lahore: The Environmental Science Department of the Lahore College for
Women University (LCWU) on Monday organised a seminar to highlight the issue of
climate change with a special focus on major climate shifts, affecting almost
every form of life in Pakistan. It was pointed out that Pakistan was facing the
adverse impacts of climate change including social, environmental and economic
It was also highlighted that key sectors of Pakistan, affected
by climate change, included water resources, agriculture, biodiversity,
livestock, energy sector, forest, coastal zones and extreme events disrupting
The speakers at the seminar included eminent scholars Dr
Muhammad Afzal Chaudhry, consultant of Global Environmental Lab (GEL) Prof Dr
Kausar Jamal Cheema, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences and Head of Environmental
Science Department LCWU and young environmental researchers Sofia Ikram and
Amara Ghafoor who gave presentations on the "Challenges and Impacts of Climate
Change in Pakistan's Perspective" and "Effects of Climate Change on Water in
Dr M Afzal Chaudhry emphasised that changing
climate was affecting the biological diversity which had impact on wildlife,
forest and environment, adding human beings could not escape from the adverse
effects of such change. "Balance between living and non-living components is
prerequisite to sustainable development", he said, adding there was a need to
prepare a comprehensive database about the economic impacts to estimate economic
losses and potential risk to coming generations.
Prof Dr Kausar Jamal
Cheema gave a comprehensive lecture on the "Strategies to Improve Public
Understanding of Climate Change" in the light of climate change scenario in
Pakistan. She described that like other parts of the world, Pakistan was also
experiencing direct and indirect impacts of global warming and climate change.
"These impacts are evident not only in terms of growing environmental
problems and challenges but also on its social and economic development", she
said, adding there was a need of education and communication about climate
change to highlight potential local, national and regional climate change
impacts, emphasising that "climate change was happening now" and we could not
Prof Cheema emphasised that the most effective way to
achieve the targets was that we must address these issues on social format
working at grassroots level.
LCWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Bushra Mateen
said the environmental scientists had a lot of role to play for environmental
She said that global issues on environment were showing
impact on local growth potentials. Fruits, vegetations and agricultural sectors
were being affected by the impacts of global warming in a silent manner, she
added. She also claimed that global environmental issues were political in
nature, adding this was the duty of our political leaders to address these
issues at global forums.
The seminar was organised as an activity of the
Higher Education Link (HEL) between Environmental Science Department of LCWU and
Division of Biology, Imperial College London, UK, under the project
"Strengthening and Development of Environmental Training Research Center at
People from different walks of life, including faculty members,
researchers, scientists and students, attend the seminar. The news
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