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Punjab University book fair from 12th
Lahore, May 07: Punjab University spokesman has stated that the varsity administration himself will hold the Book Fair from 12th to 14th May at the Main Corridor of Institute of Education and Research and would provide complete security to book sellers and publishers in this regard. He said that Book Sellers and Publishers could submit their application for the reservation of stalls up till 7th May. He assured that PU administration will provide complete security to the books and book sellers.

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Medical college fraud case adjourned
Lahore: An accountability court on Friday recorded the statements of three witnesses in Al-Huda Medical College fraud case and adjourned hearing till May 14, 2011.

The National Accountability Bureau's Punjab chapter had booked Al-Huda Medical College principal Sayd Asif Ali Bukhari for setting up the college illegally and pocketing fees from students as well. Bukhari, a resident of Islamabad, had made Al-Huda Medical College on Peco Road in 2001 without getting approval from the University of Health Sciences and the Pakistan Medical and Dental College.

The accused had allegedly plundered millions of rupees as fee money from around 300 students and afterwards disappeared.

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Prof Shoukat Mahmood honoured
Lahore: Punjab University College of Art & Design on Friday organised a ceremony here at Senate Hall, Old Campus in the honour of renowned Architecture and Cartoonist Prof Dr Shoukat Mahmood who got Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi, Amjad Islam Amjad, Cartoonist Javed Iqbal, Incharge Fine Arts Govt Post Graduate College Rawalpindi Mamoona Khan, Dr Ejaz Ahmad, Principal College of Art and Design Prof Dr Rahat Naveed Masood, faculty member and a large number of students were also present in the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion Vice-Chancellor congratulated Prof Dr Shoukat Mahmood and said that it was an honour for Punjab University that Dr Shoukat Mahmood's services are available. Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi said that Shoukat Mahmood has very nice sense of humor and he is one of them who are respected from deep heart. Amjad Islam Amjad said to became a good cartoonist one must be a good artist and Dr Shoukat Mahmood has both the qualities.

Dr Javed Iqbal said that he started his career by inspiring Dr Shoukat Mahmood and adopted this field with enthusiasm despite having skills in architecture and Islamic calligraphy.

Mamoona Khan, Sameera Jawad, Dr Ejaz Ahmad, Muhammad Javed and Dr Anees Siddiqi also addressed the ceremony. The nation

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GIKI's joint ventures with foreign varsities
Swabi: Jehangir Bashar, rector of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Friday said that it was an honour for this seat of learning that foreign institutions were eager for joint ventures with the institute.

In a communique, he recalled that Iraqi Ambassador Dr Rushdi Mahmood Rasheed during a visit to the institute said that Iraq's universities would launch joint ventures in various disciplines of engineering with the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology.

Dr Rushdi along with deputy head of the Iraqi mission in Islamabad Falah Hassan Rasim and Ali Muhammad Najem visited the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute and met Jehangir Bashar, Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, pro-rector (academic), Ahmad Shamsul Huda, pro-rector (administration & finance) and deans of the faculties. Jehangir Bashar said the lush green fully residential campus of the institute had unique attraction. The news

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Hazara University council meeting
Abbottabad: The Hazara University according to the Higher Education Commission list ranked 16th among 97 universities of the country, Vice-Chancellor Syed Sakhawat Ali Shah said here the other day.

He was speaking at a 'meet the press' programme at Abbottabad Press Club.

He said that special refresher courses would be arranged by the university for working journalists of Hazara division to improve their professional skills. "A three-month short course is also planned in this regard," he said.

He added that currently over 8,000 students were studying in three campuses of the university at Havelian, Haripur and Mansehra.

The Hazara University has 26 department and 304 faculty members, 64 among them are PhD while 32 more are sent abroad for completing their PhD.

"Exchange scholarships programme has been singed with British universities, including Leicester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Southampton," he said, adding that 10 faculty members of the university completed post-Doc from the best universities of UK and Australia.

Mr Shah said that they had formed Friends of Hazara University, comprising well-known personalities of the region to make efforts to help complete the ongoing schemes in the university.

The vice-chancellor asked all educational institutions running graduate level programme to register themselves only with Hazara University.

All those educational institutions, which were linked with any other university, would be treated as illegal, he added.

He said that reconstruction of the buildings, damaged in earthquake, and new projects were underway in the university with the help of different NGOs and government.

"The funds include Rs384.079 million for hostels and administration block, Rs340.337 million for post quack development plan, Rs16.193 million for research and convention centre and Rs34.940 million for girls' hostel," he added. Dawn

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