Punjab university results, datesheets
PU announced results, exams datesheets
Lahore, Jan 02: PU Examinations Department has announced the results
of LLB, Part-II, Annual Examination 2009 and MA Seismology (Morning Programme),
Semester System, Session 2005-2007.
Meanwhile Punjab University Examinations Department issued
practicals date-sheets of MSc Home Economics, Annual Examination 2009. MSc Home
Economics, Part-I Annual Examination 2009, will commence from January 7 and will
conclude on January 13, 2010 while MSc Home Economics, Part-II Annual
Examination 2009, will commence from January 9 and will conclude on January 23,
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Punjab university unearthed advance scam
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) administration has unearthed a
financial scam in which over Rs 6 million were paid as 'advance' to some
teachers and employees of the varsity's Hailey College of Commerce a couple of
According to the data, a major chunk of
the Rs 5.799 million was paid as advance to 12 faculty members and a meagre Rs
0.595 million was paid as advance to 54 employees of the college. One of the
faculty members was lucky to get Rs 1.85 million.
Some PU officials said
that former Principal of Hailey College of Commerce, Prof Nazir Ahmed,
allegedly gave in to the pressure of some teachers and gave advance to teachers
as remuneration for evening classes.
They said giving such big amounts
in advance was unprecedented in the history of the PU. The payment made to some
faculty members was too high and it is believed that the amount could not be
adjusted even if teachers continued teaching evening classes for the rest of
their tenure of service, they added. They said the amount received by teachers
and employees did not reflect in the budget and no mechanism was developed to
deduct the amount from salaries of beneficiaries. "Some teachers are now
reluctant to get the money adjusted and are allegedly issuing threats as they
are backed by some political figures," they alleged.
They said there were
also financial issues related to funds generated through annual Kitab Mela (book
fair) adding it was expected that the vice-chancellor might form an inquiry
committee to probe into these issues.
Officials said the present
administration led by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran unearthed the scam
and had started the recovery. They said so far the administration had recovered
Rs 2.825 million both from faculty members and employees. They said the VC had
issued strict instructions to get the money back and deduct the amount from
salaries of teachers and employees.
They said the money was given to
teachers from college's earnings and funds adding award of huge sums as advances
was strange because almost every university was facing acute shortage of funds
at that time as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had not released grants to
The data reveals that a sum of Rs 1,859,400 was given to
Prof S M Naeem as advance and so far not a single penny has been recovered from
him. Prof Abdul Jabbar was paid Rs 844,600 out of which Rs 150,000 have been
recovered from him. Prof Hassan Mobeen Alam was paid Rs 683,600 out of which Rs
490,000 have been recovered. Prof M Muazzam Mughal was paid Rs 590,000 of which
Rs 290,000 have been recovered. Prof Majid Ali was paid Rs 650,000 out of which
Rs 250,000 have been recovered.
Faculty members from whom the total
amount has been recovered are: Prof Zulfiqar Ahmad (paid Rs 457,000), Prof Azam
Shafiq (Rs 305,000), Prof Abdul Rahim (Rs 128,000), Prof Muhammad Ramazan (Rs
120,000), Prof Mukhtar Mahmood (Rs 87,000), Prof Hafiz Abdul Rashid (Rs 50,000)
and Prof Tanvir Baig (Rs 25,000).
Data shows more money has been
recovered from non-teaching staff. At least Rs 437,800 has been recovered from
non-teaching staff who were paid a total of Rs 595,300 whereas only Rs 2.352
million has been so far been recovered from teaching staff.
contacted, former Principal Hailey College of Commerce Prof Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed
said the money was paid in accordance with rules. He said in some cases, the
amount was given for tours and functions while in some cases the amount was
given to regular teachers as advances for teaching evening classes. He said all
the money was supposed to be adjusted after deduction from salaries of teachers
and employees with the passage of time. No illegality was committed in payment
of advances, he said.
To a question, Prof Nazir said Prof S M Naeem
worked as a student adviser and he was also responsible for organising functions
and tours and was therefore given more money as advance. He said in some cases,
computers and furniture etc was also purchased through the issued amount and was
Asked why not a single penny had so far been recovered
from Prof Naeem, the former principal said: "Everything is documented".
"Payments were made through cross-cheques," he added.
Prof Naeem said the money received as advances was adjustable adding no rule was
flouted in payment of advance. He said he had more responsibilities and
therefore received more money as advance.
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PU security measures
Lahore: Lahore part of ongoing security measures on the campus, Punjab
University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Friday handed over
keys of eight motorcycles to university guards to beef up security on the
The VC urged the guards to increase mobile surveillance on the campus,
both in academic blocks as well as hostel areas. PU Resident Officer-I Prof
Shahid Gul, who is in-charge of security matters, was also present on the
occasion. The news
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Punjab university Seminar
Lahore: Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) organized a seminar on
"Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: The Taliban Factor" here at New Campus on
Ahmed Rashid, an eminent journalist and an expert on Afghanistan and
Central Asia, was the keynote speaker while PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid
Kamran presided over the seminar. In his address, Ahmed Rashid said the Bush
Administration's War on Iraq seriously hampered the efforts to rebuild
Afghanistan and consequently Al-Qa'eda and the Taliban were on the resurgent. He
said the international community and United States (US) had failed to work for
nation-building and to develop a good infrastructure in Afghanistan.
that these twin tasks could not be accomplished with a donor-driven economy and
without focusing on developing agriculture and the indigenous economy. He
pointed out that the Obama administration had now focused on these issues but
according to him, it was now too little too late. Ahmed said the Karzai
administration had been marred with the allegations of massive corruption, bad
governance and incompetence. He believed that conciliatory talks between
representatives of all sections including Taliban and NATO were the only way out
of the quagmire of Afghanistan and in this regard, Pakistan's military
establishment could play a positive and intermediary role.
He pointed out that
at this moment the Taliban was at their strongest position and this was the
right time for initiating such a dialogue. Coming to Pakistan, Ahmed feared that
the conditions were going to get worse as Pakistan was faced with three major
crises. Economic crisis, as the country was only dependent on IMF and circular
debt had nearly paralyzed all government institutions. Secondly, a dire
political crisis which resulted due to repeated martial laws and the failure of
political leadership to deliver the goods.
Thirdly the extremist challenges to
the state. He believed that in the coming years the borders with India and
Afghanistan might create acute problems for Pakistan as another Mumbai like
incident may further strain relations between India and Pakistan. He hoped that
civil and military leadership would unite to face the challenges in a much
better way. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, in his presidential
remarks, urged the audience and students to ponder over the current complex
issues facing Pakistan.
He especially urged the youth to get themselves aware of
the national and international issue by developing reading habits among
themselves. Dr Kamran said that the lecture was very interesting as it exposed
the audience to the complex Afghan situation and its impact on Pakistan. A
question-answer session was also conducted. PSC Director Prof Dr Massarrat Abid
thanked the guest speaker at the end. F.P Report
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GCU founder's day
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) Lahore celebrated
its 146th founder's day on Friday. According to a press release, GC Vice
Chancellor (VC) Dr Khalid Aftab attended a cake-cutting ceremony at the
university's Salam Hall.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Aftab said the
institution, established in 1864, has produced renowned scientists, scholars and
poets of international repute, including Allama Iqbal, Dr Abdus Salam and Faiz
Ahmed Faiz. He said the institution has continued to set standards in the
education sector of the country.
The vice chancellor said the institution blends
old traditions with modern education to meet the standards of today's world. He
said the university faculty now includes around 146 PhD's. Faculty deans, heads
of department and faculty members also attended the ceremony. Daily times
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