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BA/BSc exams from April 4
Lahore, Mar 22: Punjab University BA/BSc Annual Examination 2014 will commence from April 4,
2014 for which roll number slips have been dispatched to all candidates
on their addresses. If any candidate has not received slip, he/she can
receive the duplicate slip (with photocopy of CNIC) from BA/BSc Hall,
Exams Department, New Campus. The news
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PU defies court in interviews
Lahore: The Punjab University's Selection
Board on Friday interviewed two of the four candidates for the posts of
associate professor in the University Law College in disregard to the
Lahore High Court's stay order.
Shazia Qureshi and Dr Amanullah
Malik appeared before the board for the posts of associate professor in
the University Law College.
Shazia Qureshi is the wife of PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran.
Justice Ayesha A. Malik had granted a stay order on Thursday and
petitioners' lawyer Mohammad Ahsan Bhoon faxed a certificate to the vice
Mr Bhoon stated in his certificate that the
petitioners -- Samee Ozair Khan, Mohammad Nawaz Dogar, Iftikhar Ahmad
Tarar and Shahbaz Ahmad Cheema -- filed a petition in the LHC,
challenging the letter of March 21 of selection for associate professor,
issued by the Punjab University, which came up for hearing before
Justice Ayesha A Malik.
The judge granted stay at 9:10am
(Thursday) against the proceedings of the board scheduled to be held on
March 21. Mr Bhoon said this certificate was issued for information and
PU Registrar Prof Dr Amin Athar admitted that the university had received the certificate but said it was vague.
PU organised the Selection Board because it did not receive the court's
official version even by Friday evening. The Selection Board was
chaired by senior member Pervaiz Masood," the registrar said. He said
the board did not recommend the selection of any candidate and it would
finalise its recommendation after assessing the court order.
Prof Amin again called back and said that earlier statement was off the
record and his official version was: "It is a sub judice matter and no
The other two candidates Samee Ozair Khan and Dr
Shahbaz Ahmad Cheema, who were petitioners for the stay of the Selection
Board proceedings, had not appeared before the board under protest that
the university did not process the advertised posts of associate
professor in 2008 and 2011.
The four petitioners including
Mohammad Nawaz Dogar and Iftikhar Ahmad Tarar had prayed that the
university administration had blocked the selection process since 2008
but it showed haste in calling the latest selection board (advertised in
2013) because the VC's wife Dr Shazia Qureshi was appearing for the
They stated that the last date for applications was in
October 2013 but it was extended twice and then reverted. The process of
extension and reversion of the last date was executed only to
accommodate Dr Shazia Qureshi.
The petitioners stated that Dr
Mujahid Kamran, since assuming his responsibilities as vice chancellor
in January 2008, organised only one selection board in the University
Law College despite the fact that there were many posts vacant and
applications submitted against them in response to various
In addition to the three advertisements issued in
2008, 2011 and 2013 for appointment against the posts of associate
professor, the petitioners stated that two selection boards of
lecturers, one selection board each of assistant professor and
professor/principal were pending for long.
The petitioners have
also stated that the PU authorities have gone all lengths to favour Dr
Shazia by granting her handsome amount of overseas scholarship contrary
to the rules framed by the Higher Education Commission.
claimed that the Auditor General of Pakistan had raised the audit
objection to that extent and directed the university to recover the
Referring to research articles submitted by Dr Shazia,
they submitted that most had been published in the PU research journals
having VC as Patron-in-Chief.
The petitioners have also said the
PU authorities had advertised the posts of Professor in Law without
specifying the exact number of vacant posts.
Stating that the
last date for the submission of applications was April 3, the
petitioners submitted that the said posts had been advertised just to
promote Dr Shazia during the tenure of her husband as vice chancellor.
Petitioner Samee Ozair Khan said he had also submitted an
application to the vice chancellor that the Selection Board should not
interview Dr Amanullah Malik as he was facing charges under the PEEDA
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PU holds Youth Convention 2014
Lahore: The Youth Convention 2014 was held at the Faisal Auditorium of
Punjab University (New Campus) on Sunday, with the participation of
around 600 foreign students from different universities and discussions
on various themes.
The PU Directorate of Students Affairs and the
Punjab Higher Education Department jointly organised the convention,
where Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan was the chief guest.
sessions were held on the occasion on the topics 'Unity in Diversity',
'Bridging the Digital Divide: Pakistan on Cross Roads' and
'Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Opportunities in Pakistan'.
on the occasion, the education minister said that the Punjab government
– after extensive research work – had formed a youth policy to tackle
all problems faced by the youth of Punjab.
He said the Punjab
government had been entrusted with a serious responsibility of engaging
this youth in positive healthy activities.
He said the policy also
offers part-time job placement to students during their studies,
internship programmes soon after completion of degree programme and job
or entrepreneurship loan opportunities after the internship.
University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran said that Chief
Minister Shahbaz Sharif had taken keen interest in developing,
energising and providing facilities to the youth. He said that laptop
scheme, Punjab Education Endowment Fund and many other initiatives had
been launched and scholarships were being provided to the students who
could not study otherwise.
He said that he did not recall any
government of the Punjab or any chief minister of any province who had
taken such initiatives and "we are thankful to Shahbaz Sharif who really
had the youth involved in positive and healthy activities".
his views on a dialogue titled 'Bridging the Digital Divide: Pakistan
on Cross Roads', the VC said that internet had made the entire world a
library and a lot of information which were concealed from the masses of
the world had now become accessible. He said that one of the greatest
inventions in the history of mankind was printing which made it possible
to provide copies of a book to a very large number of people across the
He said that after the invention of printing, computer
and Internet were the greatest inventions and now we could access
documents, which a government would never release. He said that now one
could find documents, which described how the world was being
controlled by the financial elite.
"The documents will tell you how
much wealth this elite has, how this elite manipulates different nations
to bring about wars, how this elite funds both parties in the war and
provides loans with high interest rate to both the parties," Dr Kamran
said. He said that things about terrorism that we could have never
known, it was only through Internet we could find such things. He said
that if one wanted to find something about any subject, one could read a
lot of things on the Internet.
Addressing the open discussion on the
theme of 'Unity in Diversity', renowned analyst Sohail Warraich said
that there was no preference in our religion on the basis of caste, race
He said that we must accept diversity to ensure unity.
He said that the modern definition of the democracy was that it was the
government of majority, which looked after minority. He said that our
language Urdu was the best example of diversity and that's why Urdu was
prospering. He said that the key to success was that we accepted each
other and each other's point of view. Daily times
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IJT mars sports gala at Punjab University
Lahore: The annual sports gala of Punjab University's College of Earth and
Environmental Sciences (CEES) was marred on Tuesday following an
unpleasant situation emerged when some activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba
(IJT) went to the venue 'ordering' the organisers to stop playing loud
First the CEES students, who were in good
number, gave a good thrashing to the few Jamiat activists who wanted to
'impose' their will. But later the situation changed when their fellows
came to express 'solidarity' with those got thrashed.
to a PU spokesperson, Jamiat's retaliation was worse as its activists,
comprising current and expelled students and outsiders, later getting
law into their hands misbehaved with the faculty members and snatched
mobile phones and purses of male and female students. The whole drama
continued for more than one hour but police were nowhere in sight
despite an alert by the PU administration in this regard.
PU spokesman said the annual sports gala of the CEES was continuing at
the college's lawns when a threatening slip was sent by Jamiat to the
college's principal to stop the sports activities but the college
administration did not accept IJT's pressure. He also alleged the Jamiat
activists of taking hostage some faculty members and students.
police only arrived after the university administration brought the
matter to the notice of Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed,
who taking serious notice of 'IJT hooliganism', passed instructions to
the police officials. The police reached the spot but by then the IJT
activists had dispersed.
The PU spokesperson said a few
remaining activists of IJT wanted to harm the peaceful academic
atmosphere of the university and were allegedly involved in crimes,
adding that the recent incidents of misbehaving with teachers and
snatching valuables from students had again exposed IJT's true and
He said the PU administration would
take strict disciplinary action against the students belonging to the
IJT. He also said that in a separate incident, IJT activists misbehaved
with a teacher of geography department.
Meanwhile, in a
press release, a IJT spokesperson claimed that besides music the sports
gala featured dance performances to which some students (he did not
associate the students with Jamiat) objected and requested to stop the
same. According to him, the administration could not digest this and
allegedly resorted to violence against the students.
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PU announces results
Lahore: Punab University has announced the results of MBA (3 1/2 years programme)
Part-I (first year) Annual Examination 2013, MBA (3 1/2 years programme)
Part-II (second year) Annual Examination 2013, BS (four years
programme) Second Semester Examination 2013 and BBA (Hons) Final Year
Annual Examination 2013.
exams: Punjab University has
issued the schedule for submission of admission fee and forms for MCom
(3 1/2 years programme) Parts-I, II, III, Second Annual Examination
The last date for submission of admission forms
with single fee is March 12, 2014 while the forms can be submitted with
double fee till March 17. Commencement dates of the said exams will be
Workshop: Punjab University Career
Counselling and Placement Centre (CCPC) has organised a training
workshop for students at Department of Social Work. Workshop resource
person Farhan Shabbir told students about career planning and
preparation of interviews. The workshop was attended by a large number
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Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has added three more buses to the fleet of its transport
wing, taking the total number of buses for students to 60. A ceremony
was held on Tuesday wherein PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran
said three new buses worth Rs 24 million were purchased on urgent basis. The news
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