Punjab University BA, BSc results | GCU honorary degree
Lahore, Jan 18: Punjab University's Examinations Department announced the results of BA/BSc
Supplementary Examination 2013. The pass percentage is 45.57.
PU Examinations Department also announced the results of MSc Applied
Psychology, Part-I & I, Annual Examination 2013, MSc Gender Studies,
Part-I, Annual Examination 2013, and MSc Physics, Part-I, Annual
Examination 2013. Detailed results are available on PU website
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Teachers flay ban on promotion
Lahore: Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has said that imposing heavy fines and banning
promotions of teachers over low performance in the annual examination of
different classes was equal to exploitation of their basic rights.
Punjab Teachers Union office-bearers, including Syed Sajjad Akbar
Kazmi, Imtiaz Ahmed Abbasi, Ch Muhammad Sarwar, Rana Liaqat Ali, etc, in
a joint statement issued here, Friday, said that the government should
immediately stop victimising them. "If the government cannot award them
better scales, it should not impose a cut on their salaries", they said,
adding the government was bent upon destroying the education sector by
introducing district educational authorities in the province.
said a large number of students were forced to flee from schools due to
the fear of English medium that had been imposed by the government.
They appealed to the CM that the government should consult teacher
community before launching any new scheme or plan in the province.
Meanwhile, Punjab Government Schools Senior Staff Association on Friday
said that the government should immediately issue notification of the
approved charter of their promotions.
According to a press
release issued here Friday, PGSSSA office-bearers, including Mian
Maqsood Ahmed, Syed Amir Ali, Rana Manzoor, etc, said that all the
proceedings against teachers under PEEDA Act should immediately be
Recruitment: A meeting of the Board of Governors
(BoG) of Queen Mary College, Lahore was held here on Friday which
reviewed the progress in recruitment process for 38 vacant posts of
senior teaching staff and 31 vacant posts of non-teaching staff against
which daily wagers have been functioning.
for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan presiding over the meeting said
this step would enable the administration of Queen Mary College to
regularise its teaching staff. MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik and ex-MPA Ms
Ghazala Saad Rafique among other members of the board attended the BoG
meeting of the college.
It was decided in the meeting
that the services of archeologists would be hired for the conservation
of beautiful building of the college which possessed a historical
significance as far as its Anglo-Saxon Architecture is concerned.
minister directed the college administration to arrange pre-service
training for the teachers to be selected in future. An in-service
training session for the current teaching staff would be convened, he
added. The meeting also decided to make it mandatory to the Queen Mary
College administration to hold third party evaluation of the teaching
staff on annual performance basis.
PU results: Punjab
University (PU) Examinations Department announced the results of MA
History, Part-I annual examination 2013, MA Political Science, Part-I
annual examination 2013, MA English, Part-I annual examination 2013, and
MA Economics, Part-I annual examination 2013, on Friday.
PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that Muslims have
been enslaved and their massacre will continue and they could not get
rid of these problems until they follow the instructions of the Holy
According to a press release, the PU VC said this
while addressing the orientation ceremony of newly admitted students of
BS Hons and MSc GIS at Punjab University College of Information
Technology (PUCIT), New Campus. The news
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PU to have another go at mega land deal
Lahore: The Punjab University has within a fortnight called
another Syndicate meeting to re-consider the draft of 30-year lease
agreement to be signed between the varsity and the Daewoo Pakistan
Express Bus Service Limited.
The PU intends to lease out its 50-kanal land to the company for the
construction and operation of a bus terminal and other commercial
The Syndicate, on the objection of the Punjab government
representatives, had earlier deferred the "supplementary agenda item,"
saying such a mega financial project could not be discussed abruptly and
that too as supplementary agenda. The statutory body's 1,703rd meeting
was held on Jan 4.
The meeting minutes say the Syndicate had decided that some of its
elected members as well as Resident Officer-II and other relevant
officials would brief the representatives of finance and higher
education departments in the next Syndicate meeting. Sources said that the university administration and three elected syndicate members, who
belong to the pro-administration Teachers' Front, were showing indecent
haste in ensuring the approval of leasing out varsity land for
commercial activity. "There is more to the case than meets the eye," a
Sources expressed their surprise over the Syndicate's decision that
some of the elected members would brief the government representatives
on the subject.
"How the members of the decision-making body can go and separately
brief government representatives who had raised objections in the last
meeting, on the agenda items to be discussed in the upcoming Syndicate
meeting scheduled for Jan 18."
Punjab Higher Education Secretary Tariq Mahmood Khan said it's not
possible that some elected Syndicate members could give briefing to the
departments' representatives on PU Syndicate.
He said the higher education and finance departments' additional
secretaries were regular members of the Syndicate and any official
matter could be discussed with them in the statutory meeting and not in
He also denied that any briefing on the subject of leasing of
university land to the Daewoo bus company as well as a bank was given to
PU Syndicate member Prof Dr Shaukat Ali said the elected members had
discussed the university land lease issue with Punjab Finance
Department's Additional Secretary Muhammad Usman who is representing the
department on the Syndicate.
He said the elected members would also give a detailed briefing on the subject to all Syndicate members in its upcoming meeting.
Sources in the university allege that Prof Ali, who was head of the
Syndicate's technical committee, was showing haste in the case of
leasing out university land as he has entered into underhand dealings
with the bus company and is retiring from the university service on Feb
Sources said the PU administration had not even called the Syndicate
meeting within the stipulated period when the PU Act was amended and it
was made mandatory to get VC's anticipatory orders ratified by the
Syndicate within 45 days.
Prof Ali denied the allegations and said it was a mudslinging
campaign against him. "I haven't taken a penny either from the bus
company or any other official dealing on behalf of the university," he
said. He said there was no urgency as this project had been in progress
for the last one year. Advertisements for the land lease were issued in
newspapers and since then a complete process had been done before
bringing the matter to the Syndicate.
The upcoming Syndicate meeting is also scheduled to discuss the draft
lease agreement for opening of a new bank branch on a four-kanal piece
of land in the vicinity of the College of Earth and Environmental
Sciences on Rs403,000 monthly rent for 10 years.
This item was also placed on the supplementary agenda in the
Syndicate's last meeting and was deferred to be taken up in the next
meeting on regular agenda.
The Syndicate is also expected to discuss placement of university
funds in the Bank of Punjab; PU Treasurer's briefing about abolition of
administrative posts; grant of budget for furniture and fixture for
varsity's Jhelum Campus; establishment of Student Advancement Fund
Endowments (SAFEs) and confirmation of the orders passed by the vice
chancellor in anticipation of the approval of the Syndicate.
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Pro-admin group wins PUASA election
Lahore: The pro-administration Teachers' Front on Thursday made
a clean sweep in the Punjab University Academic Staff Association
election for the session 2014. All its candidates won with a substantial
lead of votes and most of them retained seats for a second term.
The polling was held at the Institute of Education and Research's
Waheed Shaheed Hall from 8.30am to 4.30pm where 648 teachers exercised
their right to franchise.
The Teachers' Front (TF) candidate Dr Ehsan Sharif retained the
president's slot for the second term with 381 votes. His opponents
Academic Alliance (AA) candidate Dr Asmatullah bagged 194 votes while
candidate of Faculty Strengthening Forum (FSF), Dr Bushra Rehman, got 67
The Teachers' Front's Dr Abid Hussain Chaudhry defeated Iftikhar
Ahmad Tarar of Academic Alliance and Dr Abida Eijaz of Faculty
Strengthening Forum's for vice-president (arts).
The TF's Dr Faheem Aftab defeated Munawar Iqbal and FSF's Dr Muhammad Usman Awan to win vice-president (science) seat.
The PUASA secretary general seat was retained by TF's Javed Sami who
defeated AA's Abdul Majid Khan Rana and FSF's Dr Rana Eijaz Ahmad. For
joint secretary slot, TF's Farhan Ahmed Chaudhry defeated AA's Dr Nadeem
Sheikh and FSF's Faiza Tayyab.
The TF's Dr Hafiz Muqeet Javed Bhatti won association's treasurer seat by defeating AA's Dr Zulfqar Ahmad and FSF's Sadia Akbar.
For PU New Campus' six executive members seats, TF's Dr Mahboob
Hussain, Abdul Jabbar Khan, Dr Amir Hashmi, Syeda Nayab Batool Rizvi,
Mudassar Azam and Sonia Umer were elected. For PU Old Campus' two
executive members seats, TF's Misbah Sultana and Asghar Iqbal were
The newly elected PUASA president Dr Ehsan Sharif expressed his
gratitude to the teachers' community for reposing confidence in the
Teachers Front's leadership. He said the association would also play its
role in ensuring that no political party should have its wing at the
university and that appointments and promotions of teachers were based
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PU VC draws flak for 'anomaly'
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has
come under fire for not getting his anticipatory order ratified by the
Syndicate within the stipulated period of 45 days.
It is learnt the VC had appointed a junior professor as director of
the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology to weed out the
influence of the Islami Jamiat Tulaba. The university considers the PU
Law College and the ICET hub of the IJT.
The Punjab finance department's additional secretary had questioned
in the last Syndicate meeting that why the university did not put ICET
Director Prof Dr Aamir Ijaz's appointment order issued on Feb 28, 2012,
before the Syndicate within 45 days. The order was presented before the
Syndicate after more than a year and a half.
The vice chancellor told the meeting that negligence of not
presenting the order before the Syndicate was made by the relevant
branch of the university. He said he had already advised the persons
concerned to tender an apology for such negligence and state reasons for
Syndicate member Dr Amjad Saqib, who is vice chairman of the Punjab
Educational Endowment Fund, asked the vice chancellor to bring his other
anticipatory orders before the Syndicate without further delay if some
orders were left out because of such negligence.
Prof Kamran directed Registrar Prof Dr Khan Rass Masood and
Additional Registrar-I Prof Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir (who has been
re-appointed after his retirement) to conduct an inquiry into the issue
and fix responsibility.
The case of appointment of the ICET director was highlighted by
Syndicate member Dr Asmatullah who stated that Prof Ijaz was on the
third number in the seniority list. The senior-most professor, Dr Niaz
Ahmad Akhtar, was on leave without pay, whereas Prof Dr Muhammad Ali was
the second most senior professor and should have been given a chance to
work as ICET director because a number of other assignments were
already given to Prof Ijaz, he said.
The VC said Prof Ijaz was apolitical and a cultured and refined
person who was equally competent in writing and decision-making. He said
Prof Ali would be considered for appointment next time.
Syndicate member Prof Dr Shaukat Ali said ICET as well as Law College
were considered IJT hub. He said the students belonging to the IJT had
often tried to create law and order situation by threatening university
teachers or by organising functions at the departments without approval
from the heads of the departments.
"To control such illegal activities, services of a balanced and
competent teacher were needed. Therefore, Prof Ijaz was appointed ICET
director to control such state of affairs," he asserted.
The meeting minutes say the anticipatory order of the VC was granted ex-post facto approval. Dawn
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GCU awards honorary degree to PM Nawaz
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Friday awarded
an honorary doctorate degree to Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif for
his invaluable services for Pakistan, democracy and his alma mater.
Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar, Education Minister Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan
and Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman presented the
honorary PhD degree to the prime minister at the university's 12th
Convocation wherein 1,215 students also received degrees, medals, rolls
of honour and other distinctions.
According the convocation
report, girls yet again outshined boys this year in academics as they
clinched top positions and medals in 15 of 26 disciplines at BA/BSc
(Hons) level while boys emerged on top in co-curricular activities and
About 19 scholars namely; Sana Zahoor, Muhammad Ajaib,
Shahzad Sharif, Tauheeda Riaz, Haniya Azam, Samia Ashraf, Zaheer Ahmed,
Sadia Arshad, Zia Bashir, Aftab Khan, Ammara Nosheen, Gul Rahmat and
Awais Younus, Farah Deeba and Zeba Israr, Muhammad Hamid Ali, Sarah
Khalid Butt, Hina Kanwal and Mian Humayun also received doctorate of
philosophy (PhD) degrees at the convocation.
convocation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reminisced of his old days at
the college, saying that "today, when I was coming to attend the
convocation at GCU, a caravan of memories accompanied me throughout the
The prime minister said he used to sit in the oval ground of
the college and also played a lot of cricket there. "I was a prominent
member of the GC cricket team," he said.
The PM said he could not
forget the days when he along with his friends used to sit on the
benches of the ground and it was time when the friends' company was more
attractive than the classroom. The prime minister wished he could
become a GCU student again to spend time with friends. He also recalled a
visit of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Lahore
when film star Dev Anand, who was also a Ravian, expressed his great
wish to see Government College, Lahore again.
Nawaz said he could not
forget the college canteen, friends and honourable teachers. He said
that he would prefer refreshment at the college canteen.
convocation address, Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar congratulated the new
graduates and asked them to serve the nation and pay back what you had
earned from your alma mater. He said that the country would make
progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said
that getting the GSP Plus status was just because of the PM's efforts.
governor lauded the performance of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman and said that under his supervision the university was
growing rapidly. He said there were 7 million children in Pakistan who
could not get admission in a school due to poverty. He urged the newly
graduates to utilise their degrees and work for the underprivileged
children and women.
While addressing the gathering, the VC said
Pakistan was facing the challenges like terrorism, intolerance, poverty,
unemployment, poor infrastructure, lawlessness, diseases, and other
maladies just because of lack of quality education. He said,
"Unfortunately, Muslim countries are categorised as low-income
developing countries. This is because the Muslim countries spend only
0.46% of their GDP on education." He congratulated the prime minister
who has rightfully increased the budgetary allocation for education up
to 4% of the GDP.
Prof Rahman said that despite financial
constraints, GCU reduced the fees of students by 35%, adding that there
had been no raise in their fees for the last three years. Besides fee
reduction, a substantive amount of Rs22 million has been disbursed by
way of scholarships through the university budget as well as GCU
Endowment Fund, he added. Daily times
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Multan agri varsity gets new building
Multan: The new building of Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University
on Old Shujabad Road was handed over to the NSAU administration on
Speaking at the handover ceremony, District Coordination Officer
Zahid Saleem Gondal hoped the institution spread over 700 acres would
help develop agriculture in south Punjab and would try to catch up with
the Faisalabad Agriculture University in quality of learning.
The DCO directed the university authorities to start the classes immediately in the renovated building.
NSAU Project Director Dr Abid Kharral said furniture, buses and other
required infrastructure had been purchased and there was no hindrance
in launching the classes in the new building.
He said six faculties and 40 departments would be established in the
university in phases while classes of BSc (honor) agriculture would also
He said university's 300 students were currently studying in a
temporary campus established in the Bahauddin Zakaria University and
their classes would be shifted to the new building within a few days. Dawn
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Lahore: Government College University Lahore has awarded PhD degrees to three scholars in Chemistry, Physics and Urdu.
Sharif completed his research on the topic of "Synthesis and Structural
Characterisation of Some Lanthanide Complexes Derived from Multidentate
Oxygen Donor Ligands" under the supervision of GCU Dean of Sciences
Prof Dr Islam Ullah Khan. Zeba Israr completed her research on the topic
of "Screening Potentials and Wave Excitations in Dusty Plasmas" under
the supervision of Prof Dr Hassan A Shah while Sarah Khalid Butt was
notified as doctor of philosophy after the approval of her thesis
"Shaukat Sadique Kay Afsana aur Novel Ka Aslubiyati Mutalya" as Dr
Muhammad Khan Ashraf supervised her thesis. The news
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Class V, VIII students denied stipend for four years
Sahiwal: More than 450 primary and middle students in Sahiwal
district have been 'denied' "internal merit scholarship" for the last
According to local district accounts and education offices, the
scholarship amount has piled up to Rs4,937,600 (Rs4.93 million). Many
students along with their parents have demanded immediate release of
In 2008, on the direction of the provincial government, the Punjab
Examination Commission had formulated district-wise merit list of
students who bagged positions in class V and VIII examinations.
Around 55-60 students of public and private educational institutions
in each district every year are entitled to a monthly scholarship of
Rs600 for three years. Waseem Anwer, father of Amina Waseem, a student
of Gems School, Pakpattan said that her daughter was entitled to
scholarship in 2012 class V exam as she stood 17th in overall merit.
Waseem has a notification No. 1751/G, dated June 12, 2012 issued by district education officer to this effect.
He said: "My daughter was to receive Rs21,600 per annum for three
year i.e April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014. But till date we received not a
Same is the case with Hasan Daniyal of The Educator, Fateh Sher
Colony, and Minahal Chaudhry of Divisional Public School, Sahiwal.
Interestingly, both the students are now in class VIII and are awaiting
class V scholarship.
Sources in local district education office have confirmed that a
total of 258 male/female students of class V and 197 of class VIII did
not receive even a single penny. An education official told this
correspondent that the department had twice sent summary to the district
government for release of funds but got no response.
EDO (F&P) Saqib Ateel said: "We have sanctioned release of funds."
Parents have demanded of the chief minister and the education minister to make arrangements for grant of scholarships. Dawn
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