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Clerk 'outsmarts' UET administration
Lahore, June 26: A junior clerk of the University of Engineering & Technology
(UET) has allegedly been dodging the varsity administration as well as other
authorities concerned by claiming to be personal staff officer (PSO) of the
Punjab Parliamentary Secretary for Education.
According to sources in the
Punjab Higher Education Department, junior clerk Saqib Latif (0n contract basis)
at UET Lahore has been claiming to be PSO to the Parliamentary Secretary for
Education Ch Mumtaz Ahmed Jajja, ever since he has been appointed as the
They further said that Jajja had now informed
the UET and the department, in writing, that he had never requested placement of
services of the said clerk at his disposal to work as his PSO.
sources said the issue came to notice of the UET administration when the varsity
registrar received a "letter", (a copy available with The News), from the
parliamentary secretary on May 28, 09 requesting placement of services of Saqib
Latif at his disposal as his PSO.
They further said the "letter" however
proved to be forged as the parliamentary secretary in his letter dated June 23,
09, (copy available with The News), claimed that he had never requested for
placement of services of the said clerk.
The letter further reads, "In
this respect the letter, if any, addressed to you must be a forged one and the
person responsible for this fraudulent act deserves severe
Another thing which further complicates the whole issue is
attendance record of the said clerk, issued by the department's Additional
Secretary (Academics) Farrukh Zahra Gillani, according to which he (Saqib Latif)
had in fact served the parliamentary secretary as his PSO from February 17, 09
to February 28, 2009.
An official of the department, on condition of
anonymity, said the "letter" for request by parliamentary secretary and the
attendance record were contradictory which had created doubts about the whole
issue. "This proves that the junior clerk has been befooling everyone in
connivance with the additional secretary", he alleged.
further said the "moves" of the junior clerk had exposed that he was performing
duties merely on papers. "If this is so then it is not possible without support
of senior officials", he added.
UET Registrar Ashraf
Bajwa said following request from the parliamentary secretary, the university
had sought comments from the Higher Education Department.
To a question,
he said the record was not available in his office owing to which he could not
check his (Saqib's) present position. He further said he had not received
parliamentary secretary's letter yet.
When contacted, Farrukh Zahra
Gillani said she had issued the attendance record of period during which Saqib
Latif worked as PSO of the Parliamentary Secretary for Education. She added she
had not done anything wrong by issuing the attendance record.
he was still serving as PSO to the Parliamentary Secretary for Education.
Mumtaz Ahmed Jajja could not be reached despite repeated attempts on
his cell phone. The News
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GCU produces first PhD scholar
Lahore: Dr. Nadia Saleem Assistant Professor of the
Department of Economics Government College University Lahore became the PhD
Degree holder from GCU. The Department of Economics produced first PhD Scholar
Dr. Nadia Saleem after getting the status of University in September 2002. Her
topic was "Dynamics of Inflation, Exchange Rates and Inflation Targeting in
Pakistan", which indicates the current problem of increasing prices and its
impact on economic growth.
In this thesis she discussed the problems emerges
from high inflation rate which is a concern for public and policy makers. This
study concludes that inflation emerges from uncertainty and by forecasting the
inflation rate this uncertainty can be avoided. She suggested that people can
form expectations and central bank should be responsible for monitoring
inflation. Uncertainty should be prevented because it makes the monetary policy
ineffective on the one hand and it jeopardizes the growth because no business
can invest in highly risky environment. She completed her research under the
supervision of the Vice Chancellor Government College University Lahore Dr.
Khalid Aftab. F.P report
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Bio-informatics lab inaugurated at UVAS
Lahore: Provincial Parlimentary Secretary, MPA, Shumaila Rana and MPA, Ali Haider Noor Khan Niazi inaugurated bio-informatics
laboratory at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) here on
Thursday. The bio-informatics lab has been established by the Molecular Biology
and Bio-technology department of UVAS. Earlier, the vice-chancellor, Prof. Dr.
Muhammad Nawaz briefed the guests about the research work, post-graduate
departments and the problems faced by the livestock sector. The provincial
Parlimentary secretary assured the VC that she would soon arrange a meeting of
the university delegates with the Chief Minister, Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz
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