MBBS, BDS northern areas students quota
MBBS, BDS quota of Northern Areas doubled
Lahore, Jan 03: The Punjab government has doubled the quota of students of northern areas in MBBS, BDS and other disciplines in the
educational institutes of the province including medical colleges, agricultural
universities and the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Punjab Health Department on Saturday issued a notification with a revised
break-up of seats in medical and dental colleges of the province according to
which the quota of northern areas students had been increased from existing 30
to 60 seats.
The seats have been increased from existing 25 to 50 for
MBBS studies in nine medical colleges and from existing five to 10 for BDS
studies in two dental colleges. For MBBS, the seats will be doubled from
existing three to six in the King Edward Medical University, Lahore, from
existing one to two in the Nishtar Medical College, Multan, from three to six in
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, from two to four in the Punjab Medical
College, Faisalabad, from four to eight in the Rawalpindi Medical College, from
existing three to six in the Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, from four to
eight in the Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, from three to six in the
Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, and from two to four in the
Shaikh Zayed Medical College, Rahimyar Khan.
For BDS, the seats will be
doubled from existing three to six in de'Montmorency College of Dentistry,
Lahore, and from existing two to four in the Nishtar Medical College (Dental
Section), Multan. The students of northern areas shall receive free education
until the completion of their academic courses as they will not be charged any
tuition fee during their studies in medical colleges of
Meanwhile, Tayyaba Rasool, daughter of Ghulam Rasool, a resident
of Skardu, Baltistan, ID Card No. 71103-8141617-4, presently residing in Wahdat
Colony, Lahore, who had passed her FSc in first position from the Government
Girls College, Skardu, Baltistan, and also passed the medical entrance test in
Punjab, complained that she had been denied admission to medical colleges of the
province in violation of the orders of Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif.
alleged that officials of the Directorate Education, Gilgit, had only
recommended the children of their relatives or other influential personalities
of the northern areas to the disadvantage of competent students belonging to the
poor segments of Gilgit, Baltistan.
Tayyaba also regretted that she was also
denied a meeting with Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif when she tried to
approach him for justice. She demanded the chief minister to grant her admission
to a medical college of Punjab to save her future. The news
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Rs170m allocated for CM's speech contest winners
Lahore: The last round of series of Chief Minister's essay-writing and speech contests both in English and Urdu languages of all
institutions including medical, technical colleges, government and private
universities, and sports competitions from primary to degree level commenced
here on Friday. It will conclude on January 11.
Similar competitions at
district and divisional level were conducted during the past four weeks.
While the district level prize distribution was held last week, the prize
distribution for divisional level winners will be held in all divisions on
This year the sports and debate contests were specially organised
to provide an opportunity to students to show their talent in extra curricular
activities vital for their development and capacity building. It also aimed at
encouraging students to adopt healthy activities.
A sum of Rs170 million has
been allocated for cash prizes to the winners while special teams of teachers,
government officials were formed under the supervision of EDOs Education of all
districts, and the DPI colleges to conduct massive activities which began in
early December. The sports competitions were being organised from tehsil to
The prizes were given away to winners of district level
competitions at all districts. A sum of Rs20,000 to Ist position holder,
Rs15,000 to second and Rs10,000 to third were given. At divisional level, the
prizes range from Rs30,000, Rs25,000 and Rs20,000 for Ist, 2nd and 3rd position
holders respectively. As many as 108 students will be awarded cash prizes. The
activities continued without disrupting the academic activities while the
competitions were witnessed by a large number of students.
of Lahore district and division were held at Government College
for Boys, and Postgraduate College for Girls, Wahdat Road, and at Central Model
School, Rattigan Road. Prizes to Lahore district winners were given at a
ceremony chaired by MPA Adnan Usman, Chairman Board of Intermediate &
Secondary Education, Prof Dr M Akram Kashmiri, Director Colleges Zafar Inayat.
Additional Secretary Prof M Akram Chaudhry and Prof Shahid Chaudhry were
The prize distribution for divisional level competitions will be
held on January 3.
According to reports, students of Lahore were shinning at
district and Division level competitions. The Government MAO college students
alone bagged 13 positions in the competitions. Hafiz Mohammad Faisal of B-Com
Part II secured Ist prize in Urdu debate at both district and division level at
Intermediate level. Safdar Hassan Naqvi of I.Com Part I secured 2nd and 3rd
prizes at district and division level in Intermediate English debate. Syed
Mujtaba Tanveer Naqvi got 3rd prize in Urdu debate at district level and Wahab
Ahmad of B-Com Part II secured Ist prize in Urdu debate at degree level and
third prize in Urdu debate at division level.
Principal Prof Zafar ul Mohsin
Pirzada has congratulated the students who won the prizes and said that the MAO
College was not only shinning in academic but in extra-curricular activities. The nation
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Inter result announcement
Lahore: The result of Intermediate Supplementary
Examinations 2009 of Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE)
Lahore will be announced January 09, 2010.
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Doctors hold protest rally
Lahore: On the call of Young Doctors Association
(YDA), scores of doctors staged a protest rally from Mayo Hospital, Lahore, to
GPO Chowk, The Mall, on Saturday.
A large number of doctors participated
in the protest rally led by YDA President Dr Rana Sohail.
holding banners and placards and chanting slogans to press the provincial
government for acceptance of their demands. It caused great inconvenience to the
motorists, as the arteries were also clogged due to traffic diversion from The
The ambulances were also stuck up in the traffic mess. Besides, the
patients also suffered due to unavailability of treatment services in the Mayo
Hospital throughout the day on Saturday. The outdoor ward remained closed as
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Talha
Sherwani, Dr Irfan Rao, Dr Shahid, Dr Mudassir, Dr Sohail Arshad, Dr Hasnain, Dr
Mariyum, Dr Fareeha, Dr Lalarukh and others demanded the provincial government
raise the pay of A House Officer to Rs 30,000 per month, P.G./M.O. to Rs 70,000
per month, Senior Registrar to Rs 1.5 lakh per month, Assistant Professor to Rs
2 lakh per month, Associate Professor to Rs 3 lakh and Professor to be paid Rs 5
lakh per month with an optional 'ban' on private practice.
announcement of a regular service structure with time scale promotion for
doctors and withdrawal of the registration of murder cases against doctors and
the so-called Health Care Commission Bill 2009.
Young doctors have
further added that they had requested for time for a meeting from the Chief
Minister Punjab many times but to no avail and we were again being forced to
turn to the roads for our issues.
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First PhD from UVAS
Lahore: Khawaja Tahir Mahmood, a senior pharmacist in the Punjab
Health Department, has become the first PhD from the Department of Pharmacology
and Toxicology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. The news
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