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Lahore Inter result
Lahore, Oct 22: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore, on Tuesday
announced the result of Intermediate Part-I Annual Examination 2013.
The overall pass percentage in the exam remained 49.92.
Up to 118,174 candidates appeared for the examination, of them 58,997 passed.
The preamble to the result notification says that the candidates, who
could not obtain at least 33 per cent marks in respective subjects/
papers, may appear in those subjects along with part-II annual
examination for 2014 otherwise their final result in subject(s) will be
determined on the basis of total marks obtained by them in Part-I and II
except paper of Islamic education, which is held only in Part-I
examination. The news
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Punjab postpones MBBS exams
Islamabad: As many as 4,000 students of Bachelor of
Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) of Punjab were informed on
Friday that their exam beginning from Monday has been rescheduled for
first week of next month.
The decision has created unrest among students as they spent all Eid holidays preparing for exam.
A student of Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) said that around 15 days ago they tried to convince the management and all
relevant departments that exams should be postponed because it will
spoil their Eid. "But we were strictly told that date of exam cannot be
extended," he said.
"After getting disappointed, students decided to stay in the hostel
during Eid Holidays and prepare for the exam. We have completed
preparation for the exam and were ready to attend exam on Monday," he
"On Friday, just 15 hours before exam (at 5pm) students were informed
that exam of Special Pathology' has been cancelled and it will be held
after 14 days. However, date of the exam will be announced later," he
"Students were shocked because they spent all Eid Holidays, studying
and now have been informed that exams will not be held. If exam had to
be cancelled, management should have informed us before Eid," he said.
Another student said that he had learnt that Chief Minister Punjab
Mian Shahbaz Sharif has issued executive order to cancel the exam.
"Some students who were close to politicians managed to cancel the
exam but because of that decision, 4,000 students have been suffering
mentally," he said.
An official of RMC on condition of anonymity said that 2,200 students
of government colleges and around 1,800 students of private or semi
government colleges such as CMH Lahore and Lahore Medical and Dental
College will suffer because of decision.
He said that all colleges are affiliated with University of Health
Sciences and they are responsible to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
Regional Coordinator RMC said that on Friday
College has received a fax from Chief Minister Officer (Lahore) that
exam has been cancelled and it will be held after 14 days.
"I know very well that students had sacrificed Eid and studied for
the exam but we can not do anything in this regard. Students have to
wait for 14 days and after that exam will be held," he said. Dawn
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Constructive discourse in PU between Baloch and Punjabis
Lahore: A very constructive discourse
between the educated youth of Balochistan and Punjab continues in the
heart of Punjab – the Lahore city – and the whole nation is optimistic
about this new development and hopes for a positive outcome.
venue is none other than the Punjab University, where free education is
being offered to Baloch students as part of a principle decision.
100 Baloch students are studying in various disciplines of the PU –
five in MPhil programmes and 21 in engineering. The PU Syndicate, the
largest statuary body of the university, took a policy decision last
year and decided to allocate one reserve seat for Baloch students in all
academic programmes of all disciplines in the university. The PU
consists of around 70 departments, institutes and colleges, which are
mostly offering more than one study programme.
As many as 97
Baloch students got admission in the university in 2012, while more than
100 students are expected to take admission this year. In its historic
decision, the university also decided to provide free education and
hostel accommodation to Baloch students.
There are around 32,000
students in the PU, most of them belonging to Punjab. The Baloch and
Punjabi students are having a rare opportunity to mingle and engage in
constructive dialogues. They are having discussions, raising questions
and cross-questions, and brainstorming on root causes of the Balochistan
issue as well as other issues confronting the country, besides
proposing possible solutions to them.
Besides studying with their
Punjabi classmates, the Baloch students are living with their local
fellows in hostels – another opportunity to feel one and others'
emotions, listen to their viewpoints and get the real understanding of
the Balochistan issue.
Baloch and Punjabi leaders are giving the
credit of this lively discourse to PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid
Kamran, who has a very scientific approach and vision towards the
resolution of the Balochistan issue. He has opened the doors of the
Punjab University to Baloch students. He is well aware of the fact that
Balochistan's literacy is the lowest among all the provinces of the
country. Increasing literacy and providing an opportunity to the Baloch
students to mix up with their local fellows will definitely serve the
purpose of unity and nationalism.
When some Baloch students
approached Dr Mujahid Kamran with the request to provide them a separate
hostel, he denied the request and asked them to go and live with the
Punjabi students. This is his vision to bridge the widening gap between
the people of both the provinces.
Many Baloch students said they
could not afford taking admission to any university and finance their
stay at hostels, but they were getting higher education at no expense at
In August 1947, when the British divided the
subcontinent, Balochistan emerged as an independent state. Later, after a
lapse of nine months, Mir Ahmed Yar Khan, the Khan of Kalat, the then
ruler of Balochistan, agreed to merge Balochistan into Pakistan on
Muhammad Ali Jinnah's request. There was resentment among the Baloch
population and tribes, who believed that the Khan of Kalat signed the
deal against the wishes of the Baloch people and without taking the
consent of the bicameral Baloch parliament, the 35-member Darul Umra and
the 52-member Darul Awam.
Five armed insurgencies, including the
last one in the form of assassination of Nawab Akbar Bugti on August
26, 2006, added fuel to the fire. Military operations, mass killings,
and missing persons are another cause of the increasing problem.
This dialogue has already started in the Punjab University among the Baloch and Punjabi students and their teachers.
the PU Academic Staff Association has arranged many seminars on the
Balochistan issue, providing an opportunity to teachers and students to
interact with Baloch leaders.
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PU teachers smell out plot against VC on his '9/11 book'
Lahore: Punjab University Academic Staff
Association (PUASA) President Dr Ehsan Sharif has said the university
teachers had been compelled to think whether there was a conspiracy
behind sexual harassment case against PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran as the
allegations have been levelled at the time of completion of Dr Kamran's
new book on 9/11.
In a press statement issued on Monday, Dr Ehsan
Sharif said the history proved that false propaganda was fanned to make
controversial and challenge the credibility of personalities who
unveiled nefarious designs of America.
He said Dr Kamran in his
recent book had revealed that the conspiracy of 9/11 was home grown and
prepared by US' secret agencies so that way might be paved to invade
Muslim countries. He said that Punjab University had become a target of
anti-state elements also because of Punjab University's initiative of
facilitating Balochi students to remove their sense of deprivation.
said this impression among PU teachers was also empowered by the fact
that a woman had been appointed ombudsperson who had more than
thirty-year long association with a specific educational institution
which was under the influence of American Missionary and the relevant
Act had been recently amended to facilitate her appointment.
Ehsan Sharif said ASA member Khujista Rehan and Vice Chancellor Dr
Mujahid Kamran both had showed lack of confidence in the ombudsperson
and it seemed that Mira Phailbus was not a law-conversant personality
and was not measuring up the confidence of both the parties.
requested the government to review its decision and appoint an impartial
and law-knowing personality as ombudsperson to fulfil requirements of
justice. He said strict action must be taken when the allegations proved
true or false.
Dr Ehsan also lauded PU Syndicate for its
decision of continuing proceedings in Khujista Rehan case and said that
PU Syndicate was a high-powered statutory body of the varsity in which a
representative of chief justice of Lahore High Court, two
representatives of chancellor, one representative of speaker Punjab
Assembly, one representative of Higher Education Commission, secretary
Higher Education Department Punjab, secretary Finance Punjab, senior
Dean of Punjab University and four elected members of university
He said that in this situation, influencing the
Syndicate was out of question so the Syndicate must proceed in the said
case. He said that any complainant also had the right to contact
Honorable Court against any decision of the Syndicate.
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UVAS, UPR ink MoU to promote education
Lahore: The University of Veterinary and
Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore and University of Poonch Rawalakot (UPR)
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote research,
education and training in various disciplines relating to Veterinary and
Animal Science on Monday at UVAS.
Vice-Chancellors of both the
universities, Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain
Khan, signed the MoU. The goal of the cooperation is the enhancement of
education, research and improvement of professional skills.
UVAS will depute senior faculty members to the Faculty of Veterinary
& Animal Sciences of the UPR for the benefit of students and young
The UVAS also agreed to facilitate a crash program of
the passed-out DVM students of UPR. The two universities also agreed to
conduct collaborative research funded by the HEC and other donor
agencies. Daily times
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PBTE revised schedule
Lahore: Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) has announced revised schedule for
the online registration for different diplomas for the year 2013-2014.
diplomas that PBTE offers include diploma in Dress Designing, Diploma
in Commerce, Diploma in Business Administration and Diploma in Hotel
According to a press release issued Sunday,
the date for online registration with single fee is October 28, and for
submission of support fee, October 31, 2013 has been set.
date for form entry for online registration is November 4, 2013,
whereas registration fee with supports fee for diplomas, including
Diploma in Business Administration, Diploma in Commerce and Diploma in
Hotel Operation, is November 8 and would be submitted at the Board's
office. The date for fee submission for Diplomas in Associate Engineer,
Diplomas in Dress Making and Dress Designing is November 11. The news
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