Punjab University B.Com, MSc exams rescheduled

Examinations rescheduled
Lahore, Jan 07: The Punjab University has rescheduled B.Com Part-II and MSc home economics papers, which were cancelled on account of a public holiday following Governor Salmaan Taseer's murder.

The Business Taxation paper of B.Com Part-II second annual examination for 2010, and papers of Nutrition, Health and Prevention (A), Decorative Fabrics (B), General Sociology (C), Report Methods of Working in Art Education (D) and Management Studies (E) of MSc Home Economics Part-II annual examination for 2010 will now be held on Jan 15 and 11, respectively.

Time and place of the examination will remain the same. Dawn

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Farewell party for Pro VC
Lahore: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has impressed upon the students to set ambitious targets for their studies for achieving top positions.

He expressed these views while addressing a farewell party hosted at the Institute of Chemistry here on Wednesday to honour Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry on his retirement as professor. The Vice-Chancellor said Prof Jamil Anwar had rendered appreciable services in connection with infrastructure expansion, posting of highly experienced and qualified faculty and provision of latest academic and research facilities for chemistry graduates. He said he was also twice selected as Vice-Chancellor purely on merit basis for different varsities but owing to opposition from certain quarters, was deprived of the same.

He said Dr Jamil had fully benefited from policies of Higher Education Commission with the result that chemistry department today had the highest percentage of PhDs production in varsity. Paying his rich tributes on his longstanding teaching and scholarly research career spanning over 35 years, Dr Kamran said that Dr Anwar is not only a renowned teacher and researcher but also a fine human being as well as author of different books.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Jamil Anwar said during his tenure of service he had arranged development funds amounting to Rs 130 million for construction of undergraduate bloc and first floor of the Institute besides provision of state of the art laboratories, computer labs, libraries and seminar rooms at the institute.

Earlier, former Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khairat Muhammad Ibn-e-Rasa, Dr Misbah-ul-Ain, Dr Zafar Iqbal, Dr Riaz-ur-Rehman, Dr Farah Kanwal, Dr Riffat Parveen, Dr Ali Muhammad and Director Institute Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra also spoke at the farewell function.

In their speeches, they shared with the audience their personal experiences and pleasant memories of long academic association with Prof Jamil Anwar.

They observed that Dr Jamil had always carried out his teaching and academic responsibilities in a dutiful manner. The nation

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PU KPOs demand upgrade
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) administration has allegedly been depriving the university's senior key punch operators (S-KPOs) of due upgrade of their posts.

On the other hand the PU administration has recently upgraded the posts of junior KPOs from BS-7 to BS-9. The non-upgrade of senior KPOs has been creating feeling of neglect and resentment among the low-paid employees who have demanded immediate solution to their problem.

The Senior KPOs have been demanding upgrade of their posts from BS-11 to BS-14 in line with the Punjab government's notification through which the posts of senior clerk have been upgraded from BS-7 to BS-9 while the posts of assistant has been upgraded from BS-11 to BS-14.

A number of senior KPOs said that a committee of KPOs submitted many applications to Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran but to no avail. They said they had failed to comprehend as to why the senior KPOs were being denied upgrade unlike the Junior KPOs whose posts had been upgraded. They alleged the varsity's Treasurer Office was behind non-upgrade of the posts, adding that the delay was creating feeling of being ignored which was quite unfortunate. They demanded the PU VC take notice of the situation and provide relief to them so that they might continue performing their duties with peace of mind. The news

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COMSAT raises fees
Islamabad: Students have appealed from Chief Justice to take notice of the revised fee structure of COMSAT Institute of Information Technology.

Parents of the students have urged Ministry of Science and Technology and Chief Justice of Pakistan to probe into the rising fees of the university. University has raised the fees to the highest level, especially in Wah and Lahore campuses. They have increased 5 to 7 thousand per student per semester. At the times of inflation, it would be very challenging for parents to cope with the revised fee structure of the university. The nation

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Bahria students exhibit oratorical skills
Islamabad: Students of Bahria Foundation Colleges exhibited extraordinary skills in the debate competitions held on Thursday.

The students of Bahria Foundation College, Satellite Town, Bahria Foundation College, Westridge, Bahria Foundation College, F-11 and Bahria Foundation College Kahuta, participated in the competitions.

Deputy Managing Director, Bahria Foundation Colleges, Rear Admiral Riazullah Khan, Education Directors of Bahria Foundation Colleges Commodore Shamim and Akbar Khan were present on the occasion.

The students surprised the audiences with their great oratorical skills in both Urdu and English language debate competitions.

Both competitions comprised two categories. The students from class 2 to 4 were in the first category, class 5th to 7th in second category and 8th to 10th.

The judges of the Urdu debate were Professor Nawab Naqvi and Professor Sadia from Punjab College of Commerce and Askaria College. While Qurat-ul-Ain, Amir Abbasi and Tahir Aziz were the judges of English debate.

In Urdu debate, Bahria Foundation College, Satellite Town students Abdullah Abbasi and Mariam Arif from the first and third categories secured first prize.

Sadia Ibrar of Bahria Foundation College, Westridge, from the second category clinched first prize. While the second prize was secured by Bahria Foundation College Anchorage in the first and third categories. Kashan Ahmad and Ridaey Zainab from Bahria Foundation College, F-11, in the second category, got second prize.

However, in English debate, Yahya Durrani and Shah Taj Haider from Bahria Foundation College Satellite Town secured first prize in the second and third categories.

Maria Shahbaz and Khola Naeem from Bahira Foundation College, Westridge, obtained second prize in the second and third categories. Mahad Nadeem of Bahira Foundation College, F-11, got first prize in the first category and Rubab Ahsan of Bahria Foundation College, Anchorage, secured second prize. The competitions were arranged at Bahria Foundation College, Satellite Town.

Addressing the participants, Bahria Foundation College Satellite Town Principal Arifa Mohsin said that the college has got recognition in academic and extra curricular activities. The news

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Most schools in KP work without heads
Peshawar: Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Sardar Hussain Babak told Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday that most of the government schools across the province were working without administrative heads.

"Most of the posts of headmasters and principals of government schools are vacant," he said responding to a call attention notice of Deputy Speaker Khushdil Khan.

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However, he assured that the process to appoint about 150 headmasters and principals would be completed within a few days.

He blamed the previous government for not taking the issue seriously. "From 2004 to 2008, not a single case was sent to Public Service Commission for filling these vacant posts," the minister said.

Earlier, the deputy speaker said that nine schools were running without headmasters and principals in his constituency. He said that teachers were not performing their duty well in the absence of administrative heads.

Responding to a media report, Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain denied any plan to change the status of Provincially Administered Tribal Areas of Malakand division into settled area. The idea might have been discussed at some level but it didn't mean that decisions would be imposed on masses without their consent, he said.

Talking on a point of order, MPA from Malakand Bacha Saleh said that

no one would be allowed to change the status of the area.

"The people of Malakand division don't want to become part of the settled areas and any such move will be opposed at all forums," he said.

He said that Malakand people did not have the capacity to pay the taxes that would be imposed on them if the status of the area was changed.

Anwar Khan, another MPA from the same area, said that the issue of changing status of Malakand was also raised in the past, causing birth of Sufi Mohammad-led Tanzim Nifaze Shariat-i-Muhammadi.

"If this issue is raised again, it will leave negative impacts on the militancy-hit Malakand division," he said. Dawn

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