AIMC convocation | BZU Lahore sub-campus
300 doctors get degrees at AIMC convocation
Lahore, Oct 26: More than 300 fresh doctors were awarded
degrees at the 13th convocation of the Allama Iqbal Medical College
(AIMC) held here on Thursday.
Acting Governor Rana Muhammad Iqbal and AIMC Principal Prof Dr Mahmood
Shaukat presented MBBS degrees to the graduates.
A graduate, Shehryar Jafary, was declared the 'best student of the
year' by getting distinctive position among all his colleagues. He won
13 gold medals, one silver medal and collected praises from senior
faculty and the participants present there.
Besides Jafary, 22 other students were also awarded gold and silver
medals for showing best performance in various subjects and classes.
The acting governor opened the convocation and congratulated students on their achievements.
He said the AIMC got the second top merit medical college in Punjab due to efforts of its senior faculty and the management.
He said the institute had produced the country's best doctors and
congratulated new graduates for being part of the medical profession.
Prof Mahmood Shaukat said female medical students had outnumbered the
male in admission with a visible difference in the ratio which was 70
per cent of the total admissions.
He said the AIMC/Jinnah Hospital had been lacking accommodation facilities for female medical students.
He requested the acting governor to help establish new hostels for
the girls. Prof Shaukat said that most of the equipment at the Jinnah
Hospital had become outdated and needed to be replaced with the modern
Senior faculty members of the AIMC, nursing staff, paramedics and parents of fresh graduates attended the convocation. Dawn
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PU BSc results
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) has announced the results of BSc Home Economics final
year annual examination 2013 and PGD in International Affairs Annual
exam 2012. The news
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PU team arrests impersonator
Lahore: The Punjab University examinations department
inspection team on Friday arrested an impersonator appearing on behalf
of a candidate in the English A paper for the second annual BA
examination 2013 at the varsity's examination centre on Wahdat Road.
Abdul Wahid was attempting the English A paper in place of candidate
Muhammad Bilal (roll number 15733). The inspection caught the
impersonator red-handed, registered an "unfair means case" against Bilal
and handed over the impersonator to Muslim Town police.
RESULTS: The PU on Friday declared results of BFA Painting (Replica)
semester system, session 2008-12 and BFA Graphic Design (Replica)
semester system, session 2008-12.
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BZU Lahore sub-campus is working illegally
Multan: Bahauddin Zakariya University's (BZU's) Lahore
sub-campus is still functional and collecting tuition fee from the
students though the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) has stopped
According to the documents, the HED section officer (UNIV) wrote to
the BZU vice-chancellor on Sept 26 to publish a public notice and press
release in newspapers immediately that the functioning of BZU sub-campus
of Lahore had been suspended.
When the university did not get published the public notice and press
release, the HED arranged the publishing of the notice in newspapers on
"The public is hereby notified that functioning of Bahauddin Zakariya
University Lahore Campus has been suspended by the syndicate in its
2/2013 meeting held on Sep 5 and 6," the notice said.
The HED again wrote to the BZU VC on Oct 7 to issue a public notice
about the suspension of the Lahore campus to help students and their
parents avoid financial losses in two days. The university never issued
the public notice and press release.
Classes of several pre- and post-graduate disciplines are going on at
the Lahore sub-campus the BZU launched under a private-public
partnership this year.
The private partner is West Continental Group and its chairman is Tahir Iqbal Chaudhry.
Mr Chaurdhy wrote a letter (BZULC/Reg/13/07/05) on July 8, 2013, to
the VC seeking permission to open a bank account titled 'BZU Lahore
Campus' for dues deposits. With the university permission, the private
partner opened account No 10197900664103 with the Habib Bank Limited
New, Muslim Town, Ayubia Market, Lahore. Mr Chaudhry and Munir Ahmad
Bhatti (managing director) were allowed to operate the account as
The issue became complex when the VC withdrew the establishment of
the campus in a Syndicate meeting on Sept 6 and issued a notification on
The HED in its letter to the VC wrote on Oct 7 that the university
administration was still misleading the students and parents on
electronic media and in newspapers regarding admissions and functioning
of the Lahore campus which was illegal.
According to data available, Rs54.5 million was deposited
(by the students) in the bank account on Sept 26, and two transactions
-- Rs21 million and Rs5.5 million -- were withdrawn on the same day. The
balance amount in the account on Oct 3 was Rs21 million and on Oct 24
BZU Registrar Malik Munir Hussain wrote a letter (RPS/D-200) on Sept
19 to the bank manager asking him to ensure that no withdrawal/debit of
income from the account be allowed until it is approved by the
He dispatched another letter (RPS/D-201) to the manger on Sept 26
warning him of a criminal case. A third letter was posted on Oct 5.
Bank Manager Kamran A Butt in a letter (KAB/BZU/786) on Oct 8 wrote
to the registrar a civil court had suspended the university's decision
of stopping the campus operation, and in compliance with the court order
the bank had allowed the account.
"We request you to provide order from any competent court with
specific direction to suspend the account titled "BZU Sub-campus Lahore"
to enable us to entertain your request," he concluded.
BZU Treasurer Chaudhry Maqsood Ahmad said though they were dealing
with the finances of the university main campus, DG Khan sub- campus,
Sahiwal sub-campus and Layyah sub-campus, his office was not involved in
any financial matters of the Lahore sub-campus.
The BZU registrar said the university would issue the public notice and press release only after getting legal opinion. Dawn
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GCU honours winning team
Lahore: Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad
Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Friday gave away cash awards to the members of the
university's Nazir Ahmed Music Society for setting an unprecedented
record of winning the prestigious Syed Wajid Ali Team Trophy for the
sixth consecutive year at the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) 2013.
The cash-awarding ceremony was organised in honor of the
university's APMC medalists at the Abdus Slam Hall, which was attended
by a large number of students and teachers. Speaking on the occasion,
GCU NAMS Incharge Tariq Farhani said he had been part of GCU since 1964,
but it was the first time in the last 49 years that the head of this
great institution had hosted a ceremony in honor of his students and
gave away cash awards to them. He said the Syed Wajid Ali Team Trophy
was the 43-year-old running team trophy and no other institution had won
it for the sixth consecutive year. The Vice Chancellor said the
university belonged to the students and their education, co-curricular
activities, grooming and personality development would continue to be
his top priority. He said he had doubled the funds for 46 student
societies of GCU, so that students could actively organise and
participate in the co-curricular activities.
Rahman gave away cash awards to Mohsin Abbass, Mehreen Abid, Asad Ali,
Abid Arshad and Amanat Ali for securing medals in various competitions
of the All Pakistan Music Conference.
GCU awards 2 PhDs:
Government College University (GCU) Abdus Salam School of Mathematical
Sciences has awarded PhD degrees to two scholars in Mathematics. GCU
scholars Saima Ashraf and Ammara Nosheen completed their theses on
topics "Cohomology of Configuration Spaces of Complex Projective
Surfaces" and "Differential Equations and Inclusion in Abstract Spaces"
under the supervision of foreign mathematicians Dr Barbu Berceanu and Dr
Tzanko Donchev, respectively. The news
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