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Punjab Boards provisional admission to class-IX

Provisional admission to class-IX allowed
Lahore, Apr 23: The Punjab Boards Committee of Chairman has decided that the heads of institutions may be allowed to admit class-IX students provisionally, who cannot provide B-Form issued by National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) at the time of admission.

In its recent meeting at Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Faisalabad, the PBCC decided that at the time of submission of registration return, the principal may include B-Form number.

If some students fail to provide the B-Form even at the time of submitting registration returns to respective boards, the PBCC allowed that heads of institutions could submit the returns leaving the specified column blank.

However, the PBCC said, the heads of institutions would complete the B-Form information in the specified column without any fine prior to issuance of registration cards on Oct 31.

Meanwhile, the National Database Registration Authority says the normal fee for 'B Form' is Rs50 and urgent Rs500.

Nadra deputy chairman Tariq Malik said it had given instructions to its regional offices to ensure timely processing of 'B Form' and its early delivery.

The Punjab government has declared 'B' form mandatory for admission to in IX and XI classes, resulting in 'huge rush' at Nadra offices across the province.

Tariq Malik said the authority had been publicising the importance of registration of all citizens, including children, through advertisement. Dawn

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UHS MBBS results
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has declared the result of the Second Professional MBBS Supplementary Examination. According to a press release here on Thursday, a total of 585 candidates from 13 affiliated medical colleges appeared in the exam out of which 461 passed and 121 failed. Result of three candidates was put on RL list. The pass percentage remained 78.80.

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PU various exams results
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) declared the results of various examinations on Thursday. According to a press statement, these exams are: Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance) Evening (Semester System) Session 2007-2009, MSc Business Statistics and Management (Semester System) Session 2007-2009, Diploma in German (Semester System) Session 2008-2009, M Phil Economics (Semester System) Session 2006-2008, BS Mathematics (Semester System), Session 2002-2006 and MS Mathematics (Semester System), Session 2006-2008. The news

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IJT rally for Aafia's release
Lahore: Police on Thursday arrested Islami Jamiat Tulaba's two activists accused of assaulting Prof Baloch, as they had come to participate in a "Dr Aafia Release Rally" led by Dr Fauzia Siddiqui on Punjab University New Campus.

Officials said that police had arrested IJT activists Mamoon and Junaid Amjad.

Later, the rally participants organised by the IJT activists marched from PU's Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre to Faisal Auditorium. They chanted slogans against America and the Pakistan government.

According to a PU spokesman, the Punjab University Academic Staff Association has decided to stage a rally from the Institute of Chemical Engineering to the Institute of Education and Research on Friday (today) to show solidarity with Prof Iftikhar Baloch. Dawn

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E-library inaugurated
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has allocated maximum resources for the uplift of health sector and the provision of modern treatment facilities to the masses.

This was stated by Health secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad after inaugurating E-Library at Fatima Jinnah Medical College here on Thursday, according to a hand out here. The Health secretary said the budget for health sector had been increased from Rs 6 billion to 14 billion in a short span of two years. Practical measures had been taken to check misuse and misappropriation of funds due to which additional resources had become available for development projects.

Fawad Hassan said the government was paying due attention to the development of healthcare system, despite limited resources.

To a question, he said that free medicines and diagnostic facilities were being provided in hospitals, he said, adding he had personally visited at least 20 hospitals of the province without disclosing his identity to gain first hand knowledge about the affairs.

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Student shot dead, three others injured
Lahore: A student of matriculation was killed and three others were injured in firing in the Kahna police on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Zahid Ali, a resident of Saraij village. Police said the families of Ishaq and Muhammad Ali of the same locality had quarrelled over some sanitation issue. On the day of incident, women from both sides also joined hands with their men and exchanged harsh words over the petty issue.

After this, Muhammad Ali got infuriated and he along with his accomplices barged into the house of Ishaq and opened fire on his family, said an SI of Kahna police station.

Almost four people, including Zahid, sustained severe bullet injuries. Zahid died on the spot while the accused fled from the crime scene. The news

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15 girl students pass out in gas leak
Gujranwala: Fifteen girls passed out on Thursday in classrooms due to a gas leakage from a gas-powered generator at a private school on Naushehra Road here, it was learned.

The administration of Bright Way Girls' School on Naushehra Road had arranged the generator to supply electricity to classrooms. On Thursday, the gas leakage which was traced into the generator left 15 students unconscious. They were rushed to the Gujranwala District Headquarters hospital where they were provided first aid.

The school administration said the incident was unfortunate and they had arranged the generator to facilitate the students in loadshedding. Though the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited has banned gas-powered generators, their usage is common in houses, private offices and industries to cater to excessive loadshedding. Dawn

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