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Punjab Teachers termed budget anti-employees

Teachers term budget anti-employees
Lahore, June 04: Punjab Teachers Union (PTU), has termed the federal budget 'anti-employees' and said the government had betrayed the government servants.

In a press statement, PTU office-bearers Sajjad Kazmi, Rana Liaquat and others said the government had miserably failed to provide any relief to government servants. They said the government employees and their family members would exercise their right to vote in the coming elections.

Meanwhile, according to a press statement, National Students Federation (NSF) had strongly condemned the government for low budgetary allocation for education and demanded an immediate increase in the budget.The NSF Lahore chapter organised a sit-in in front of the Lahore Press Club on Sunday to demand an immediate increase in the budget.

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PU awards 12 PhDs
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) awarded PhD degrees to 12 students in different subjects on Saturday.

Muhammad Imran Jamil, son of Muhammad Jamil Akhtar, has been awarded a PhD in High Energy Physics after approval of his thesis entitled "q2 q-2 Systems in QCD-Based Models and Scalar Mesons," Muhammad Tahir Farooqi, s/o Muhammad Khan, in Education after approval of his thesis "A Comparative Study of the Conflict Management Styles and Organizational Environment at University Level," Timoor Hasan, s/o Muhammad Younas, in Urdu after approval of his thesis "Jadeed Ghazal ki Tashkeel aur Shakaib Jalali," Jan Muhammad, s/o Abdul Khalique Memon, in Medicine (Urology) after approval of his thesis "Morphology and Compositional Analysis (Infrared Spectroscopy) of Urinary Stones in Central Sindh (Nawabshah and Adjoining Areas)," Rahseeda Bashir, daughter of Ch Bashir Ahmad, in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics after approval of her thesis "Genetic Study of Recessive Moderate to Severe Hearing Loss in Pakistan," Muhammad Shabbir Ali, s/o Sardar Muhammad, in Education after approval of his thesis "Effect of Test Anxiety and Attitude Towards Science on Students' Achievement in Science," Bibi Nazia Murtaza, d/o Ghulam Murtaza, in Biological Sciences after approval of her thesis "Molecular Analysis and Detection of Specific Mutations in K-Ras (Kirstein Ras Viral Oncogene Homologue) in Pakistani Colorectal Cancer Patients," Arshad Munir, d/o Munir Ahmad Khan, in Islamic Studies after approval of his thesis "Customs and Traditions in Pakistan Against Women Rights: A Study in the Light of Contemporary Thought & Islam," Nosheen Akbar, d/o Muhammad Akbar, in High Energy Physics after approval of her thesis "Gluonic Excitations in Meson-Meson Systems," Zia Ullah, s/o Faqir Muhammad, in Administrative Sciences (Management) after approval of his thesis "Towards Quality Assessment Model of a Teaching Hospital: A Study of Mayo Hospital, Lahore," Ishrat Aziz, d/o Aziz Ullah Khan, in Biological Sciences after approval of her thesis "Spectrum of TP53 Tumor Suppressor Gene Mutations and Codon 72 Polymorphism in Pakistani Female Breast Cancer Patients" and Khizar Hayat, s/o Ahmad Yar, in Education after approval of his thesis "Islamic Model of Educational Change."

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Scholars join PU
Lahore: Fulbright scholars Dr Imran Farid Khan and Dr Mehvish Irfan Poshni have joined Punjab University's College of Information Technology (PUCIT) after earning their MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University. Both scholars earned their degrees from Columbia University with high honors. A PU spokesperson said Dr Khan and Dr Poshni had over 10 years of combined industry experience that would prove extremely valuable for the students of the college. Dr Poshni is the first female PhD faculty member at the PUCIT. Dr Faisal Aslam has also become a part of PUCIT's faculty. He is HEC scholar with a PhD from the University of Freiburg, Germany.

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PU won
Lahore: Punjab University's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) students have won team trophy in All Pakistan Urdu/English Debate Contest which was held at FC College, Lahore. The news

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GCU without dean
Lahore: The Government College University has become the only university in the country without dean as the two deans holding the charge of three faculties' deans have retired.

GCU Faculty of Science and Technology Dean Prof Dr Ikramul Haq had retired on March 4 and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean Prof Dr M. Khalid Pervaiz retired on May 31. Since March 4, Prof Pervaiz was holding the charge of dean of all three faculties - science and technology; arts and social sciences; and Islamic and Oriental Learning. (The GCU website still shows him as dean of three faculties till the filing of this report late on Saturday).

GCU Registrar Anjum Nisar confirmed that there was no dean in the university at present.

Sources said in the absence of deans, the working of a university was seriously hampered as most cases were routed through the deans to the vice chancellor. "It's a matter of grave concern that the oldest educational institution of higher education in Pakistan currently has only five regular professors after the retirement of Prof Haq and Prof Pervaiz."

Two more professors (out of remaining five) Botany Department chairman Prof Dr Zahiruddin Khan and Sustainable Development Study Centre Director Prof Dr Aminul Haq Khan - are retiring in a month or so.

The names of the remaining professors Prof Dr Hasan Amir Shah (physics department head), Prof Dr Islam Ullah Khan (chemistry department head) and Prof Dr Muhammad Aslam (mathematics department head) - have been sent in a panel for the appointment of a dean of faculty of science and technology.

The university administration is waiting for the approval and notification of the dean with its fingers crossed. The only dean will be given the charge of all three faculties.

It is also a matter of grave concern that there is no full professor in the faculties of arts and social sciences, and Islamic and Oriental Learning, which have 22 departments 15 and seven departments, respectively.

Interestingly, the GCU website also shows the creation of a new Faculty of Engineering having Electrical Engineering Department that is offering postgraduate and BS (Honours).

The GCU spokesman says Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr Rahman joined at a time when there were only seven full professors. He said the VC had advertised the posts of professors.

As the VC is expected to head for a three-week foreign tour along with position-holders on June 19, delay in appointment of a dean will lead to a vacant seat.

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Punjab youth policy on 6th
Lahore: The Punjab government will announce its youth policy on June 6, a 'Youth-in-Power' conference was told here on Saturday.

The conference organised by the PML-N was attended by youngsters from across the country.

PML-N Lahore chapter president Pervaiz Malik said on the occasion the party's provincial government had framed the youth policy.

He said the policy would contain good news for the younger generation as PML-N government had already introduced measures like Daanish schools, laptop scheme and students endowment fund.

Secretary general Khwaja Imran Nazir said the party had changed as it had learnt lessons from the past mistakes.

He chided Imran Khan for recruiting people in the PTI who were rejected by other political parties.

Shaista Pervaiz Malik said youth played a vital role in dengue survey in Punjab and pledged the party would guide the youngsters to use their energies in constructive way. Dawn

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GCU journal
Lahore: Political Science Department of Government College University (GCU) has published the new edition of its decades-old research journal "Journal of Political Science" which includes research papers in the fields of political science, international relations, international political economy, current affairs, strategic studies, women studies, sociology and history.

Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, GCU vice chancellor, chaired the inaugural ceremony of the research journal while Political Science Department Chairperson Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt and noted political scientist Dr Shafqat Hussain Chauhdry were also present. Dr Khalid Butt said the research journal was speedily getting international recognition.

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Rescue 1122 tests results
Lahore: Punjab Emergency Service, Rescue 1122, Saturday displayed results of the candidates qualifying through written and psychological tests for 12 Tehsils of Punjab.

The Tehsils are Ahmadpur East, Chichawatni, Gujar Khan, Jaranwala, Kabeerwala, Khanpur, Liaquatpur, Kharian, Mian Channu, Muridke, Pattoki, Sadiqabad.

Physical, driving and other tests will start at the Emergency Services Academy from June 4, 2012.

Detailed schedule have been displayed at Emergency Services Academy and Central Stations of Rescue 1122 in Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi, RY Khan and Sahiwal. The news

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