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PU teachers reinstated after plagiarism charges

Two PU teachers reinstated
Lahore, Dec 23: A three member bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored two assistant professors of Punjab University's Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP), who were sacked from services on charges of plagiarism.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry held that they were removed by Governor, the chancellor of the university, who was not a competent authority to remove them from services. Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Khalil-ur-Rahman Ramday were other members on the bench.

Allowing the appeals of the assistant professors against their removal, the court held that as the university did not adopted legal course of proceedings against them, the university authorities were at liberty to hold departmental proceedings against them purely in accordance with law.

Removal converted into retirement: THE Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday converted removal of a sweeper of Quid-e-Azam Library into compulsory retirement while hearing appeal of Punjab government against his restoration by Punjab Service Tribunal. Appearing before the court on behalf of the Punjab government, Advocate Salma submitted that sweeper Riaz Masih was removed from service on September 05, 2006 as he remained absent for two years from service without informing authorities concerned. The news

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PU results
Lahore: The Punjab University on Wednesday declared the results of Diploma in Hindi, semester system, session 2009-10, MSc Tourism and Hotel Management (morning), semester system, session 2007-09 and M.Phil Kashmiriyat, semester system, session 2005-07.

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Prize for top scorers slashed
Lahore: The Punjab government has substantially slashed the prize money for position holders of matriculation and intermediate annual examinations for 2010 in view of devastating floods in the province.

The chief minister has approved a cut in the prize money for top three position holders from Rs300,000, Rs200,000 and Rs100,000 to Rs100,000, Rs75,000 and Rs50,000, respectively.

It is learnt that the Punjab higher education department had moved a summary to the chief minister to give cash prizes of Rs20,000, Rs15,000 and Rs10,000 to top three position holders in matriculation and intermediate annual examinations for 2010 in view of government's financial crisis.

However, sources said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed the department to revise the summary and recommend at least respectable prize money for top position holders in both examinations organised by eight education boards in the province.

On revised summary, the chief minister approved prize money of Rs100,000, Rs75,000 and Rs50,000 for top three position holders, respectively.

It is learnt that a cash prize award ceremony is being organised at the Allama Iqbal Medical College auditorium on Friday (tomorrow).

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No winter vacation for board examinees
Lahore: The EDO (education) has suspended winter vacation for all students preparing for the forthcoming Class-V, VIII, IX and X board examinations.

EDO (Education) Dr Muhammad Arshad said that the department had cancelled winter vacation for students preparing for appearing in board examinations to cover courses and revision.

He said students would be called for a shorter period from 10am to 2pm in their respective schools. It may be mentioned that the Punjab school education department had notified winter vacation from Dec 24 (tomorrow) to Dec 31.

Dr Arshad said that all relevant teachers taking these classes had also been instructed in the Lahore district to attend schools and teach and revise courses so that their students could do fairly well in their examinations. Dawn

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GCU publishes six books
Lahore: The Government College University has published six books on noted poet Noon Meem Rashid on his centennial birth anniversary. The books were launched at the day-long national seminar at GCU's Bokhari Auditorium highlighting the literary, critical and intellectual Rashid who is acknowledged as the pioneer of modern free verse in Urdu.

A large number of prominent literati of the country attended the seminar held on Wednesday, which was chaired by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab. Two of the books 'Rashid Aur Saqafati Mughairut (Rashid and cultural alienation) and Rashid Baqalam Khud (Rashid's autobiography) were written by noted Urdu critic and distinguished academic Prof Dr Saadat Saeed, Department of Urdu, GCU.

The other four books; Rashid Ravi Mein, Bayaz-e-Rashid, Mazharyati Mutalah, Naqd-e-Rashid and Intikhab Nazm-e-Rashid were also compiled by Prof Dr Saadat Saeed along with Nasreen Anjum Bhatti and Muhammad Rafique.

Delivering the key note address, noted Urdu critic Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik lamented that the realm of Urdu scholarship has miserably failed to pay befitting homage to Rashid's poetic prowess despite innumerable efforts.

GCU VC Dr Khalid Aftab opined that the concept of modern man as it appears in Rashid's verse is reflective of universal values. Rashid paved way for the creation of an egalitarian society where man is recognised for his essence and not on the basis of his creed.

The VC attributed the emergence of such literary luminaries as Rashid to the fertile cultural milieu of the historic Government College.

Intizar Hussain praised Rashid for having addressed intricate issues of human cerebrum in his innovative verse forms.

Addressing the seminar, Prof Dr Saadat Saeed said that Rashid was firmly rooted in the ethical, political and religious values of human polity.

GCU Urdu Department Chairperson Dr Shafiq Ajmi thanked Rashid's daughter Nasreen Rashid who compiled Rashid's epistles addressed to his first wife. This, according to Dr Ajmi, will pave way for the critics to have a renewed insight into Rashid's psyche.

Dr Tariq Zaidi, adviser Majlis-e-Iqbal, said that Rashid was inspired by Nietzsche, Iqbal and Allama Mashriqi. Dr Tabbassum Kashmiri, Dr Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori, Dr Zia-ul-Hassan and others presented their articles on Rashid's life and works at the closing session of the seminar chaired by Prof Dr Rasheed Amjad. The nation

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4 new medical colleges heads appointed
Lahore: The Punjab government has appointed principals at all four new medical colleges in the province.

Dr Muhammad Zameer Ahmad, Professor of Biochemistry, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, has been posted as Principal of Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal, Dr Attiya Mubarik, Professor of Anatomy, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, as Principal of Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala, Dr Tanveer Ali Sherwani, Professor of Physiology, Postgraduate Medical College, Lahore, as Principal of Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot and Dr Eice Muhammad, Professor of Medicine currently serving in a private hospital in Bahria Town has been appointed as Principal of DG Khan Medical College, DG Khan.

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2 medical colleges affiliated
Lahore: The syndicate of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has approved the affiliation of Islam Medical College, Sialkot, and Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore, whereas the request of Amina Inayat Medical College, Sheikhupura, was declined on the recommendation of the UHS Affiliation Committee. The 22nd meeting of the UHS Syndicate was held on Wednesday with Vice Chancellor Prof. Malik Hussain Mubbashar in the chair. The news

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