Punjab University BA/BSc result ceremony
BA/BSc result ceremony: CM orders probe into blackouts
Lahore, July 23: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday ordered an inquiry
into the blackout during the BA/BSc annual result declaration ceremony at the
Punjab University's Faisal Auditorium on July 15.
The power supply broke
down thrice, with a maximum of over 10 minutes on one occasion. As Chief
Minister Shahbaz Sharif was presiding over the ceremony, his security men took
charge of the stage and stood alert as darkness prevailed even on the stage. The
university administration had not even arranged any generator for lights on the
stage as well as the speaker system.
It is learnt that the Lahore
Division commissioner, former IG Punjab and other officials visited the
university and talked to various university officials, including Registrar Prof
Dr Naeem Khan, Project Director Sheikh Muhammad Ali, Controller of Examinations
Zahid Karim Khan and the engineering branch officials.
five-member committee constituted by vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has
submitted its report with a finding that gross negligence was committed by the
project director and the university engineer.
The committee convened by
Hailey College of Commerce Principal Prof Dr Liaquat Ali said the project
director and the university engineer did not supervise the operational
activities for the function by the subordinate staff (engineering department).
It said the department was responsible for providing all engineering
services, including provision of uninterrupted electric supply. The project
director as head of the department failed to deliver his responsibilities during
the ceremony and there was also a lack of coordination among officials.
The committee stated that the project director had no meeting with the
Wapda officials. The maintenance engineer (electrical) also did not inform the
Wapda authorities in time. It found that university engineer Col Mir Pervaiz
Khurshid (retired) was in the knowledge of the ceremony, but kept himself
isolated on the plea that he was not informed by the project director.
The university engineer in his statement explained that he had a round
of the auditorium and checked the services except generator which was not
provided for the ceremony.
The committee recommended that proper inquiry
should be conducted according to rules.
PU VC Prof Kamran said an
authorised inquiry committee would soon be constituted for proper inquiry. Dawn
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PU MA Islamic Studies results announced
Lahore: Punjab University Examination Department here
Wednesday declared the results of MA Islamic Studies (Evening Programme)
Semester System, Session 2006-2008 and Diploma in Medical Radiology Diagnostic
Part-II, Suppl. Examination 2007 and Annual Examination 2008.
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PU-Linkman sign MoU for environmental research
Lahore: Punjab University and Linkcom Global, Canada,
here Wednesday signed an MoU for quality education and research in the field of
environment. Presiding over a briefing in this regard at new campus, the VC Dr.
Mujahid Kamran observed that PU-Linkcom collaboration would be beneficial for
the country as well as the PU students.
He emphasized upon the deans of other
related faculties to also play their role in this regard. Dr Farooq of Linkcom
gave a detailed presentation to the deans about the project and the MoU signed
between the two institutions, which would work to clean the regional air and
provide assistance to different organizations working on Green House Gases (GHG)
and to develop environmental-friendly society while capitalizing on Ecolabeling,
CDM/JI, CO2 off setting, emissions control and trading. Prof Shaista Sonnu
Sirajuddin and Prof Dr Shahida Hussnain emphasized upon the importance of
launching a campaign to spread awareness among PU students environment related
issues, including disposing of waste and keeping the environment clean.
According to the MoU between PU CEES and Linkcom Global, both the institutions
would join hands to enhance the laboratories for research facilities,
establishment of Pakistan's Ecolabeling centre inside PU College of Earth and
Environmental Sciences (CEES) and for this purpose CEES would provide area. Both
the institutions would develop a joint research and sample analytical portfolio
for tracking green house gases emissions control trading in Pakistan. Linkcom
Global will provide technical support as paid consultants to scholars of CEES if
and as where required during various projects such as Ecolabeling, GHGs
particularly CO2 emission and trading in Pakistan.
The organization would
provide training to the students of CEES with practical aspects of environmental
sciences, provide secured jobs to the outstanding students of CEES, enhancing
awareness for environmental related issues among various segments and sections
of Pakistan and transforming PU to 'Green' as benchmark for other universities
to follow with assistance to Linkcom Global Canada/ECOPAK. Both the institutions
will also develop industrial consultancy portfolio together and support
environmental science research at the CEES. App
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NWFP students visit PU
Lahore: Position holder students of various disciplines from the NWFP
called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at his office
at New Campus on Wednesday.
Talking to the students, the vice chancellor
stressed on the importance of research, creative work and increasing number of
PhDs in Pakistan.
According to a press release, Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran
briefed the students about the PU's four campuses, 13 faculties, 70 departments,
scholarship programmes. He told the delegation about PU students' distinctions
in the national and international-level competition. He appreciated the Punjab
CM's vision behind this initiative and called the visiting students 'guests of
the Punjab CM."
PU Students Advisor Dr Makshoof Athar and other senior
teachers were also present.
The students also visited PU Main Library
along with their teacher coordinators.
The position holder students of
the Frontier province are visiting Lahore under Punjab Chief Ministers Mian
Shahbaz Sharif's initiative to promote provincial harmony and inter-provincial
tours of talented students. Under this programme, 20 top position holder
students and faculty members of Sindh, Balochistan and NWFP would visit Punjab
province during July/August. The News
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