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Punjab University MIT annual examination 2009

PU MIT First Year, 2nd Annual Examination
Lahore, Dec 17: The Punjab University (PU) Examination Department has issued a notification regarding commencement of Master of Information Technology (MIT) examination.

Master of Information Technology (MIT), First Year, 2nd Annual Examination 2009, will commence from January 5, 2010 while Master of Information Technology (MIT), Second Year, 2nd Annual Examination 2009, will commence from January 6, 2010.

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PU B.Pharmacy admission forms
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Examination Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission forms for Bachelor of Pharmacy, 3rd Professional Annual Examination 2009.

Last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 19-12-2009 while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 22-12-2009.

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PU awarded PhD degrees
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has awarded a PhD degree to Qurra-tul-Ann Afzal in the subject of Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) after the approval of her research thesis entitled "Studies on the Production of Recombinant Human Insulin and its Precursors".

She completed her thesis under the supervision of PU School of Biological Sciences (SBS) Director General Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar.

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Students urged to learn from history
Lahore: We are responsible for the fall of Dhaka and now we are repeating the same mistakes in Balochistan.

According to a press statement, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal expressed these views during a discussion on "Saqoot-e-Dhaka Meri Nazar Mein" organised by the Punjab University (PU) Institute of Education and Research's Department of Elementary Education in the Waheed Shaheed Hall at New Campus on Wednesday.

PU Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry chaired the discussion. Bangladeshi Prof Dr Muhammad Yousaf Siddique also spoke on the occasion. Dr Javed Iqbal advised the students to learn a lesson from history.

He said rulers and others were using the name of Islam for their own interests. He advised the students to change their thinking and adopt rationalism to resolve issues.

Bangladeshi Prof Dr Muhammad Yousaf said the seminar must not be named as Saqoot-e-Dhaka as today Bangladesh was a prosperous country and Islam was being promoted there.

He said both the countries must develop cordial relations. He said Pakistani educational institutions must provide facilities to Bangladeshi students.

Dr Jamil Anwar Ch said, "Today if we have to escape the incident like fall of Dhaka, we must change our thinking and realize our mistakes."

He said the PU would extend cooperation to the Dhaka University and other varsities of Bangladesh. IER Director Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhtar and Dr Shahid Saeed also spoke on the occasion. A large number of students attended the discussion. The news

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11 injured as lawyers, students clash
Okara: Six lawyers, three students and four police officials were injured on Wednesday in a clash between college students and lawyers in Deepalpur. Police used tear gas and aerial firing to disperse lawyers and students.

Reports said hundreds of students of the Deepalpur Degree College rushed to lawyers' chambers on court premises to protest the arrest of their six colleagues held on the complaint of a lawyer for damaging his car on Dec 8. They ransacked chambers and injured six lawyers. Both sides also traded aerial fire. Later, the students blocked road at Madina Chowk and burnt tyres. Lawyers also blocked Okara-Deepalpur Road to protest students' vandalism.

The police shelled lawyers and students with tear gas to clear the road, leaving students Irfan, Zahoor Ahmad and Nazarur Rahman injured.

Students pelted police with stones which left Inspector Mehr Ismail and constables Ghulam Farid, Mohsin Ali and Hafizullah with minor injuries. Also, skirmishes left lawyers Akhtar Qureshi, Subtain Wattoo, Noor Ahmad Wattoo, Akmal, Muhammad Ali and Shahzeb injured.

After the day-long clashes, traders shut their shops in protest against the administration's failure to control the situation.

District Coordination Officer Ali Jan Khan, Regional Police Officer Amjad Javed Saleemi, and District Police Officer Bilal Siddique Kamyana are in the city to control the situation. Lawyers and students had not ended their sit-ins till 9pm.

Also, hundreds of students of Okara college staged a protest rally in favour of their Deepalpur fellow students and blocked GT Road at Deepalpur Chowk after setting tyres on fire.

They demanded registration of a case against lawyers and chanted slogans against the police and lawyers.

The Deepalpur Bar Association has demanded suspension of DPO Kamyana and the Deepalpur city SHO, and announced a strike on Thursday (today). Similarly, Deepalpur Tajiran Association also decided to observe a complete strike on Thursday in protest against the administration's failure to control the situation. Dawn

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CM speech, essay contests
Lahore: As many as 403 students participated the fourth phase of the Chief Minister Punjabís Speech and Essay Writing Competitions 2009. Secondary level Urdu/English speech contests were held in all the divisions across the province on Wednesday.

47 students participated from Lahore division, 67 from Gujranwala, 45 from Faisalabad, 46 from Multan, 43 from Sargodha, 36 from Rawalpindi, 44 from DG Khan Division, 36 from Sahiwal and 35 students from Bahawalpur divisions.

According to the result of secondary level Urdu speech competition of Lahore division, among boys Muhammad Hamad of the Society Public School, Mughalpura, Syed Agha Karim Ali of the Govt Central Modal School, Samanabad, Abid Ali of the Govt Gulberg High School, achieved first, second and third positions respectively.

Among girls, Hafiza Saba Bano of the Fatima Jinnah High School, Sheikhupura, Fiza Muhsin, Dar-e-Arqam High School, Garden Town, Atiqa Wajid of the Govt Girls High School, Awan Town, secured first, second and third positions respectively.

In middle level English speech competitions, among boys Ubair Khan of The Educators, Elite Campus, Johar Town, Ramish Zaki of the Pakistan High School of Quraan & Science, Chunian, Kasur, and Syed Muhammad Ali Shah of the Society Public School, Muhgalpura, achieved first, second and third positions respectively.

Among girls, Aysha Nazar of the Defence Public School for Girls, DHA, Anam Mehmood of the District Public School and College for Girls, Kasur and Saba Roy of the Pak Garrison Cadet High School, Nankana Sahib, obtained first, second and third positions respectively.

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Paintings exhibition at GCU
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU), Lahore, on Wednesday organised an exhibition in which paintings of young talented artists from different educational institutions from all across the country were put on display.

The theme of the exhibition was that art can be use to promote peace and tolerance in society. Thirty-two pieces of art were put on display at the exhibition.

GCU Dean of Arts Dr Khalid Perviaz, who inaugurated the exhibition, admire the works of the students, saying the students of Pakistan had a lot of talent and what they all needed was guidance in a proper direction.

GCU Student Attique ur Rehman, who put on display his calligraphic painting "Enter into it with Peace", said peace meant not to impose oneís views on others.

Sidra Hussain from Quetta painted the signing girls with a caption, "When there is peace, there is art, color and music".

Syed Mudassar of Idara Taleemat-i-Islamia, Rawalpindi, painted two birds with a heart in the middle, stating ëspread love to spread peaceí. Suleman Khan Swati of Islamia College Peshawar painted a mosque and a church with a caption, "East and West should unite for global peace".

Laiba Daud, Ayesha Yaqoob, Zahoor Ahmed, Zaib-un-Nisa, Sana Sarwar, Shazia Aslam, Amin-ul-Haq and Awais Qadri of Jamia Nizamia Rizvi painted different verses of the Holy Quran emphasizing peace.

GCU Fine Arts Department chairperson Irfan Ullah Babar said the students had made the paintings for a competition organized by the Centre for Civic Education Pakistan. GCU Fine Arts students, Attiq-ur-Rehman and Salman Khalid, got first and second position in the competition, he added. The news

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Projects for Aitchison College
Lahore: Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer on Wednesday reviewed different development projects of the Aitchison College, Lahore.

According to a press release, he was chairing the 74th meeting of Aitchison College's Board of Governors at the Governor House, Lahore. The governor, being the chairman of the board, approved Rs 70.29 million for the extension of the Junior School building.

He also approved the payment to M/s Haroon & Haroon Company, which designed the new Science Block. The Aitchison College principal briefed the board about the development projects and co-curricular activities at the college.

Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan Bektur Asanov called on the Punjab governor at the Governor's House on Wednesday. Matters of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting. Daily times

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Team calls on MTA president
Lahore: A Delegation comprising representatives from the Medical Teachers Association, senior teachers from General Hospital and Post Graduate Medical Institute have complained to the president of MTA that the building meant for medicine, eye and paediatrics was being illegally given to the Neurosurgery Department. The delegation included Dr Tanveer Anwar, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Shahid Malik and Dr Izhar Chaudhry.

They alleged that principal of the PGMI, who is a neurosurgeon, was trying to bend the rules to achieve his vested interests whereas the whole medical fraternity had stood up against it. The news

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