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Punjab university teachers appeal for peace

PU teachers appeal for peace at campus
Lahore, Aug 27: Punjab University teachers have condemned the incidents of wreckage by Islami Jammiat Tilaba in Punjab University and urged the chief minister Punjab to help PU admin establish peaceful academic atmosphere in the campus, spokesman of the varsity said on Wednesday.

He informed that a special meeting of the Punjab University Dean Committee was held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran after the incident to discuss the matter here at New Campus on Wednesday. The committee condemned the incident of firing and torture on students and guards by some IJT activists.

The senior teachers expressed their anger and sentiment on the fact that a few wicked activists of IJT with the help of some external elements and expelled students misbehaved with teachers and tortured on students and security guards.

The spokesman also told that a two-point resolution was passed on the occasion in which chief minister Punjab was appealed to help university administration in curbing illegal activities of IJT in the varsity.

The CM was also urged to give time for meeting to a delegation of PU senior teachers to discuss the issue. It was also said in the resolution that the university teachers were fully aware of the fact that the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was round the clock busy in resolving problems of the masses; however, this issue was also of much importance and demands his immediate attention.

It was also noticed in the meeting that the incidents of illegal and rules violation activities by IJT in the campus were increased during the last one and half month as admissions for session 2009 were under progress during this period.

Some teachers showed their angers saying either they should teach the students or physically face wicked activists of IJT because police were not ready to intervene to establish the writ of the varsity administration. It is noteworthy that at night between Sunday and Monday at 12:15am some activists of IJT tortured students and guards after a ceremony at the College of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences. They also made firing on the occasion to harass the students.

Later at 2:30 am, these wicked elements illegally pasted posters of their organisation in the English Literature Department and misbehaved with the guards. After that the activists pasted their organisation's posters on the walls of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Department and threatened the guards on duty there. However, later heads of all these departments removed the posters over which these activists threatened the employees and guards with dire consequences.

The meeting also lamented that police don't enter the campus premises whenever they are called to arrest these wicked and external elements. The meeting said these only few element of IJT were disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of the campus and were constant pain for over thirty thousand peaceful students and 630 teachers.

On the other hand, spokesman of IJT Rehan Tariq said that certain teachers were involved in threatening students and torturing them. He demanded of the Chief Minister Punjab to take notice of the situation and expel such teachers.

He said that cases were also registered against two teachers in Old Anarkali police station and action should be taken against these teachers. The nation

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PU PhD Degree
Lahore: The Punjab University has awarded a PhD degree to Shameem Ahmad Siddiqui s/o Nafees Ahmad Siddiqui in the subject of Biochemistry after the approval of his research thesis entitled "Role of Glucose and Insulin Resistance in the Development of Non-Insulin Dependent (Type 2) Diabetes Mellitus and Characteristic of Associate Health Risk in Pakistan". The news

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296 reserved seats in medical colleges
Lahore: The Punjab government in line with the policy of Chief Minister has allocated 255 reserved seats in all medical colleges and dental institutions across the province for different category of deserving candidates. Giving the detail of reserved seats, Vice Chancellor, University of Health Sciences (UHS) Punjab, Prof Malik Hussain Mubbasshar said that during the current academic year,disable candidates will get 19 seats while underdeveloped districts 49, FATA 7,Azad Jammu and Kashmir 26,Northern areas 25,foreign students under Pakistan technical assistance program 72,foreign students on self finance basis, 32,reciprocal seats for candidates of other provinces 5 and goodwill seats for Baluchistan 20. All other 2008 vacant seats will be filled through open merit.

In dental institutions,disabled 1,underdeveloped districts 12,FATA 3,Azad Jammu and Kashmir 3,Northern areas 5,foreign students under Pakistan technical assistance program 13 and foreign students on self finance basis 4. VC said that all reserved seats will also be filled absolutely on merit among the candidates applied for.

First time in Pakistan,UHS)on the special directive of the Chief Minister Punjab has introduced "self scoring entrance test" for admission to all medical colleges across the province from current academic year to ensure 100 transparency. Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive,UHS Prof Malik Hussain Mubbashar,recipient of two civil awards "Hilal-i- Imtiaz and Sitar-i-Imtiaz" said that at the end of entrance test,candidate will return the upper coloured sheet to the invigilation staff and retain the carbon sheet with him/her for self scoring. He said that same questions in different reshuffling pattern set in various five colour question papers will be asked to students to totally eliminate the chances of cheating.He said that the correct answer keys of all five colours of question papers will be displayed same day on varsity website which he added will help candidates to tally with their carbon answer sheets and calculate scores at their own.

Vice Chancellor said that there will be 220 multiple choice questions (mcqs) which includes 60 each from Physics and Chemistry,70 from Biology and 30 from English subjects and total duration of the test will be 150 minutes.Each correct answer will carry 5 marks,one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer and 440 are minimum pass marks. He said that again first time,to facilitate the candidates, number of centres have been increased to 12 near their homes have been established across the province which includes DG Khan, Bahawalpur,Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Sahiwal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha,Gujranwala, Gujrat, Rawalpindi and Wah. APP

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Lahore Board 9th grade result distinction
Lahore: Samrah Ahmad d/o Nayyar Ahmad of Convent High School for Girls, Rawalpindi stood second in her school securing 969 marks.

Waffa Uroose, D/O Muhammad Afzal Shahid of the Beacon House Educators Sadar Campus secured 92 percent (A+) in the Lahore Board 9th grade exam by scoring 439/480 in the science group.

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Book on Zardari
Lahore: Neelofar Khar, wife of former Punjab governor Ghulam Mustafa Khar, has said that she is writing a book on the life and achievements of President Asif Ali Zardari.

The book would present new facets of the person of Mr Zardari and it would be in the market in six months, she said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

She said the book would also help refute the negative propaganda launched against Mr Zardari by his political rivals.

She said that President Zardari had initiated the politics of reconciliation. The news

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