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PU teachers protest against IJT hooliganism
Lahore, May 16: The Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) has lambasted
the police for its failure to arrest nominated killers of Jamiat leader
Awais Aqeel, who was killed in a Punjab University hostel on Sunday
Condemning the incident, the Jamiat demanded the killers be arrested
within 24 hours, otherwise a massive protest campaign would be launched.
At a news conference at the STC Hall on Tuesday, IJT Nazim Rai Haq
Nawaz flanked with PU Old Campus Nazim Asif Waheed and west area Nazim
Hafiz Nauman Zafar also held the university administration responsible
for poor security that led to the murder and fleeing of the killers.
Nawaz alleged the PU vice chancellor was continuously working against
the IJT and tried to fan violence among students on one pretext or the
He said killer Ibrar Wattoo was involved in harassing students and
teachers on the campus. He said the Jamiat had expelled Wattoo from its
rank due to anti-peace activities. He claimed university's Disciplinary
Committee had restored him and used him against the Jamiat.
He said the Jamiat continued to inform the varsity administration
about theft, dacoity and other law and order disrupting activities, but
neither the police, nor agencies' officials nor varsity security guards
took corrective measures.
The IJT nazim alleged Wattoo had also opened fire on the residences
of Dr Liaquat and Dr Shaukat, but the varsity administration blamed
Jamiat for it.
Nawaz said the Jamiat was all out to resume academic activities on
the campus, and said all such activities would be held normally on
PU SPOKESMAN: A PU spokesman refuted the allegations levelled by IJT
activists, saying the Jamiat had always tried to misguide the media by
He said Awais Aqeel and Ibrar Wattoo were not PU students, and the
administration had already requested the officials concerned to launch
an operation in order to get university hostels vacated from illegal
He said the IJT activists told another lie that Ibrar Wattoo was
reinstated by the PU Disciplinary Committee, but according to the facts,
he was reinstated by the examination committee and he was an IJT nazim
at that time.
Stating that Jamiat leaders' press conference was full of
contradictions, he said the nazim alleged that some PU officials were
backing Ibrar Wattoo, while in the same breath he admitted that the
residences of syndicate member Prof Dr Shaukat Ali and Controller of
Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali were attacked by Wattoo.
The spokesman said the varsity administration was above all biases
and all of its decisions and policies clearly reflected national
thinking of the administration.
He said all the quarters concerned knew the elements well who
misbehaved with teachers and were behind all incidents of crime and
violence. He said the PU students were winning competitions at national
and international levels and IJT activists should also follow the suit
and avoid negative politics.
"The meaningless politics has taken toll of a precious life and deprived parents of their young son," the spokesman said. Dawn
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Written test for Rescue 1122
Lahore: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) conducted written test of over 6,000
applicants to recruit the emergency staff for 605 posts.
successful candidates will be posted as Emergency Officers, Rescue
Safety Officers, Control Room In-charge, Shift In-charge, Computer
Telephone Wireless Operator and Emergency Medical Technicians in Lahore,
Attock, Jehlum, Sargodha, Sheikhupura, Chakwal, Mandi Bahudin, Murree,
Ahmad Pur East, Chichawatni, Gujar Khan, Jaranwala, Kabeerwala, Khanpur,
Liaquatpur, Kharian, Mian Channu, Mureed Kay, Pattoki and Sadiqabad.
written test and psychological assessment (Personality & Aptitude)
were conducted at the Emergency Services Academy, Ferozepur Road,
The list of successful candidates will be
displayed at the end of May, 2012 at the Emergency Services Academy and
in their respective divisions where forms were submitted by the
Interviews of the short-listed candidates
shall be conducted by the Recruitment Board, comprising members from
five different government departments. The news
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'No education policy produced results'
Islamabad: Since the creation of Pakistan, none of
the education policy could produce the desired results and address the
grave situation of the sector.
It was stated by renowned educationist Javed Hasan Aly during a
seminar titled 'Education for all: Role of Media' organised by Pakistan
Coalition for Education (PCE) and Society for Access to Quality
Education (SAQE) in Islamabad.
He said that the government educational institutions were facing
virtual collapse and the reasons were many which needed to be taken care
of on urgent basis. He said: "In America 90 per cent of the children go
to public schools whereas in Pakistan only those opt for them who
cannot afford private schools. This lack of trust is the outcome of
multiple factors, such as missing facilities in the schools and the
imbalanced student-teacher ratio, etc."
Mr. Aly said unfortunately the culture to acquire knowledge could not develop in Pakistan ever since its creation. Even before
the partition, the Muslims were among the most deprived class in terms
of acquiring education among all the ethnicities in India. He stressed
the need to reject the established thoughts and develop quest for
knowledge leading to truth.
He further said that in 1950, Pakistan and Malaysia were enjoying the
same growth rate which consistently deteriorated in Pakistan while in
Malaysia, it accelerated due to the social preparedness. Countries such
as China, Malaysia and South Korea invested adequately in human capital
therefore during the last 10 years; they achieved milestones in terms of
He said: "With a cumulative 57.7 per cent of literacy and highest
dropout rates in the world, Pakistan is second in terms of highest
number of children out of the primary schools. Mushrooming of Madaris is
just because they provide food, shelter and education to the children.
This hunger-stricken nation cannot afford to breed mindsets not to
accept difference of opinion."
Zaigham Khan, a journalist, referred to the research work of Amratiya
San and Dr Mahboobul Haq in which they showed how Asian tigers covered
100 years distance in just 10 years by giving importance to education
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Students delight spectators with literary feast at NUML
Islamabad: Seven regional campuses and main campus of the National University of
Modern Languages (NUML) together put up an exotic show of performances,
speeches and cultural dances to provide an opportunity to students of
seven regional campuses which spread across the country to let their
vocal, artistic and literary senses to feast further on Tuesday.
the first round of performances, debaters and speakers from all seven
and main campuses showcased their mastery in a declamation contest and
beautifully built their cases with the help of literary quotations,
Quranic verses, historic allusions and with a mix of literary figures
and dramatic touches to win points from the judges and applause from
audience and fellow students.
Though it was a declamation
contest, there was also a spectacular display of regional integration,
solidarity, sportsman spirit and uniformity for the audience. In the
first round Muhammad Irfan from Multan Campus won the first cash prize
of Rs 5,000, Anum Iqbal from Lahore Campus won the second cash price of
Rs 3,000 and Zunaira Butt from Faisalabad Campus won the third cash
prize of Rs 2,000 in Inter-Campus English Declamation Contest.
Sajid Ali Niazi from the main campus won the first cash prize of Rs
5,000, Sajid Abbas from the main campus won the second cash price of Rs
3,000 while Muhammad Arif Qureshi won the third cash prize of Rs 2,000
in Urdu Inter-Campus Declamation Contest.
In the second round of
performances, male students of Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan, Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab, who were in their regional and cultural
attires enthralled the audience with their cultural dances on some
popular folk tunes.
A big gathering of students, deans, heads
and faculty members of different departments of the university and
regional campuses admired the cultural dances with applause.
the event was also attended by Rector Major Gen (r) Masood Hasan,
Director General Brig Azam Jamal and directors of seven regional
The NUML rector, while speaking on the occasion,
felicitated the students for their performances and said that such
inter-campuses events provide opportunity to faculty members and
students to interact with each other and share their experiences. It is a
great pleasure to see a great show of regional harmony and an
environment of competition. Now, such events will be arranged on regular
basis in which students of main campus would attend the events of other
campuses and vice versa. Moreover, Dr Shaheena Ayub Bhatti expressed
her gratitude for arrangement of first inter-campus event and said these
events promote sense of positive competition among students. At the
end, the NUML rector distributed prizes among the winners. Daily times
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