UET software competition | PU students protest
UET wins software competition
Lahore, April 12, 2008: The University of Engineering
and Technology (UET) Department of Computer Engineering on Friday won a software
competition at the NU-FAST, Islamabad Campus.
Universities from across
the country participated in the competition. The project 'VEELOX-Character Never
Dies', developed by the UET students, Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Faisal, Muhammad
Usman Farooqi, and Hammad Hassan, won 1st prize.
Other than in the
software competition, UET students also won 1st prizes in the Quiz and Speed
100 PU students march against VC
Lahore: Around 100 students of the
Punjab University (PU) on Friday held a protest rally against PU Vice-Chancellor
(VC) Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran for dismissing PU Law College Principal Ashfaq Ahmed
Students shouted slogans against the VC and demanded that the
principal should be restored, otherwise they would hold a huge rally against the
VC on the coming Monday.
On the other hand, PU Registrar Dr Naeem Ahmed
Khan said that the administration removed Dr Ashfaq because he did not meet the
requirements for a principal.
According to sources, the VC received
reports that Ashfaq Khan did not have control over students, because of which a
lot of academic issues were emerging in the college.
The VC asked Ashfaq
Khan to investigate an incident in which Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists
had beaten a PU Law College student; but the principal could not present the
report before the deadline.
Later, delivering a speech to Law College
students, the principal said that a faculty member of the Law College, Khujista
Rehan, had misbehaved during a disciplinary committee meeting. He told the
students that he had submitted an application against Ms Rehan to the PU VC.
Following this, the students broke the nameplate of Khujista Rehan at her office
and wrote 'strong' words against her. A few days ago, the VC removed the
In response, around 100 students boycotted classes and held a
protest rally against the VC, processing from the PU Law College to the PU VC's
office, on Friday. The students brandished pamphlets and posters inscribed with
words against the VC and in favour of Ashfaq Khan.
Students tried to
enter the VC's office, but the security guards closed the entrance doors. Awais,
a student of the Law College, said that the VC removed the principal
because of Khujista Rehan's involvement in the matter, as she belonged to the
VC's group. He alleged that there were no academic issues in the department, and
the VC just removed Principal Khan on the 'wishes' of Ms Rehan. He said that the
VC was victimising those teachers who belong to the PU Academic Staff
Naima, one of the protesting students, said that the
students would continue protesting against the VC's polices. She said, "If our
principal is not restored by Monday, we will launch a big rally from the
university and observe a hunger strike in front of the VC's office."
said that the students would also start a movement against the IJT. "If the VC
tries to impose his illegal decisions on PU staff and students, we will also
organise rallies outside the PU," she added.
Khujista Rehan said that she had never misbehaved with Principal Ashfaq Khan. "I do not know
why students and some elements are blaming me for his removal," she
PU Registrar Dr Naeem Ahmed Khan said that according to
the PU rules, a faculty member below the rank of an associate professor or
professor was not eligible to be the principal of any department. He said that
Ashfaq Khan was an assistant professor, and was not qualified for the
Old Ravians from 1960s to meeting
Lahore: The Government College
University Endowment Fund Trust is organising a reunion of Old Ravians of the
1960s on the lawns in front of GCU Bokhari Auditorium today (Saturday) at
According to a statement issued on Friday, distinguished Old
Ravians of the 1960s classes including Mian Nawaz Sharif, Mian Shahbaz Sharif,
Mir Zafarullah Jamali, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, Khwaja Asif, Sardar Asif Ahmad
Ali, Sardar Latif Khosa, Khurshid Mahmood Qasuri, Mian Mohammad Azher, Arif
Nizami, Najam Sethi, Majid Khan, Aftab Gul, Ilyas M Chaudhry, Mian Muhammad
Mansha, Saleem Sehgal, Tariq Saeed Sehgal, Iqbal Qarshi, Yousuf Salahuddin,
Wasif Ali, Izzat Majid, Sarmad Amin, Khwaja Nadeem Ahmad, Saeed Baksh, Mian
Maher Ahmad, Mian Humayon Naseer, Mushtaq Sufi, and Shahid Nadeem have been
invited to the reunion.
All those Old Ravians of the 1960s who want to
attend the function may contact GCU Endowment Fund Trust Fund Manager Aftab
Ahmad Sheikh on 042-9210555 or 0300-8463075.
A musical programme has also
been arranged for the occasion in which famous singer Madam Farida Khanam and
members of the GCU's Nazir Ahmed Music Society will sing melodious songs of the
1960s in order to remind the Old Ravians of the music of their youth.
delegation calls on GCU VC: A three-member delegation from the University of
Glasgow, United Kingdom, visited Government College University (GCU) and called
on GCU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Khalid Aftab on Friday.
pertaining to academic links between the GCU and University of Glasgow in
various disciplines, including Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Industrial
Bio-technology, and Environmental Science, came under discussion during the
University of Glasgow Post Graduate Studies Director Sharne
Procter showed a keen interest in academic collaboration with the respective
departments of the GCU for mutual research and training programmes.
VC apprised the delegation of various academic links established by the GCU with
a number of national and international universities and institutions. The heads
of various departments of the GCU informed the delegation about various ongoing
projects at their departments in collaboration with the Higher Education
Commission. Later, Dr Aftab gave souvenir shields to the guests. Daily Times
PU declares MSc Seismology result
Lahore: Punjab University Examination Department on Friday declared the
result of MSc Seismology (Evening Programme) Semester System, Session 2004-2006.
Out of the 14 candidates, 12 were declared successful. Roll Number of successful
candidates are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. The result is available
at PU web site www.pu.edu.pk. App