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PU various results
Lahore, Jan 25: The Punjab University announced results of various examinations on Monday.

According to a press statement, the exams include MPhil Computer Science (Fall 2007), Semester System, Session 2007-09, MPhil Computer Science (Fall 2008), Semester System, Session 2008-10, MPhil Solid State Physics, Semester System, Session 2002-04, MPhil Applied Psychology, Semester System, Session 2006-08, MSc Geography (Two-Year Programme), Morning, Semester System, Session 2008-10, MSc Geography (Two-Year Programme), Afternoon, Semester System, Session 2008-10, BSc Computational Physics (Two-Year), Morning, Semester System, Session 2008-10, MSc Tourism and Hotel Management (Morning), Semester System, Session 2006-08 and MA Population Sciences (Evening Programme), Semester System, Session 2008-10.

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PU MBBS result
Lahore: The Punjab University has announced the result of MBBS First Professional Part-I Examination of Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College, Lahore. The news

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Parents' undertaking: UAF to drop charges against 'rogue' students
Faisalabad: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) administration has decided to grant pardon to students penalised for attacking the vice-chancellor's house.

The decision came after the disciplinary committee and the vice-chancellor heard the parents/guardians of such students on Monday, sources told .

Sources said vice-chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad, whose residence was attacked by some students on the night between Oct 1 and Oct 2, 2010, directed the disciplinary committee members to call the parents of the expelled students to obtain from them an undertaking that their children would not commit any unlawful activity in future.

They said the directorate of the students affairs contacted the parents of each student and directed them to join proceedings of the disciplinary committee headed by Sheikh Munir Ahmed on Monday.

According to sources, the parents told the committee members that they were never informed about the activities of their children. However, they said, they would not endorse their children's involvement in any illegal activity.

Some of the parents also questioned the grounds on which their wards had been punished. They also sought proofs of their children's illegal activities. The committee, however, did not furnish any evidence, sources said.

One of the punished students said that parents of expelled students Umer Rashid, Asad, Talal, Afifur Rehman and Waqar Randhawa appeared before the committee.

The disciplinary committee met parents of each student separately and asked them to give an undertaking that their wards would not become part of any unlawful activity.

The parents later called on the vice-chancellor who maintained that purpose of involving the guardians/parents was to save the future of students. The VC also maintained that the administration was taking corrective measures instead of punitive ones."The administration does not want to ruin the future of students, however, they will have to abide by the laws and refrain themselves from indulging in any illegal activity," the vice-chancellor also told the parents.

Sources said parents tendered an undertaking to the effect that their wards shall not involve themselves in acts of indiscipline and abide by all rules/regulations, instructions framed/issued by the university from time to time, and if any one committed any, they would be liable to any penal act.

Sources said the administration took the surety/undertaking on a printed document and only obtained thumb impressions and signatures of fathers/guardians and students.

Sources said the notification pardoning the students would be issued in a few a days.

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Beaconhouse student bags 23 As
Islamabad: Ibrahim Shahid, a student of Beaconhouse School, has set a new record by getting 23 A grades in Cambridge's O level examinations, said a press release.

The student got A grades in advanced mathematics, business studies, commercial studies, statistics, human and social biology, combined science, economics, environmental management, geography, principles of accounts, commerce, computer studies, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, Urdu, sociology, world history, English, Islamiyat, Pakistan studies, Islamic religion and culture.

"We are confident that he will always set the bar higher in every coming exam, and bring laurels to his parents, teachers, institution and Pakistan," said Nashat Raffi, Beaconhouse principal.

Mehr Asad, headmistress of Beaconhouse Boys Branch, congratulated Shahid and his hardworking teachers. "We help students to shine in examinations and groom them into fine young men who will be responsible and proud Pakistanis."

Shahid Anwar, father of Shahid, said he was delighted and proud over his son's achievement. Dawn

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Scholarships for Afghans announced
Peshawar: Different universities in the provincial metropolis Monday announced scholarships for the Afghan students and scholars to facilitate their higher studies.

A delegations of heads of various universities from Afghanistan visited different varsities and degree awarding institutes including the University of Peshawar and University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar.

The visit has been organized by the German foundation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Separate memorandums of understanding were signed with the management of both the universities for awarding scholarships to the Afghan students and scholars.

As per the MoUs, the University of Peshawar would grant admission to 48 Afghan students for accomplishing master's degree and six scholars for doing MPhil and PhD in the coming academic year. Among them 24 master's level students would be given fully-funded scholarships. All six MPhil or PhD students would also be granted fully-funded scholarship.

The UET Peshawar, on the other hand, offered five postgraduate scholarships to the faculty members of Afghan universities each year. The joint declaration issued on the occasion of the delegation's visit to the University of Peshawar (UoP) read that the students who don't come under the fully-funded scholarships would be charged fee equivalent to Pakistani students and they would not be considered foreign students.

The 17-members delegation led by the Chancellor of Kabul University Prof Hamidullah Amin during a visit to the UoP was given presentation about higher education in Pakistan at the Area Study Centre. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan welcomed the delegation. He said presently UoP was hosting over 70 Afghan students. "We are ready to train the faculty of Afghan universities to build their capacity up to the global standards," he said.

Dr Azmat Hayat said the UoP could also offer services to the Afghan universities in refining their courses of studies and curricula. He said the UoP was the nearest possible foreign venue for higher education for the Afghan students.

"They must come here to benefit from the faculty and the state-of-the-art laboratories like centralized resource laboratory," he remarked.

Chancellor of the Kabul University Prof Hamidullah Amin said that Afghanistan was in the rebuilding phase and Pakistan could be of great help the Afghans to regain past glory. "Afghanistan in the last 30 years has faced severe hardships and it is high time for our neighbours to help the Afghans in their respective domains so that our children could live a better life," he argued.

He said the Kabul University established in 1929 was the oldest institution in Afghanistan. "Due to war, the university lost its tremendous collection of books and research work. Much of the research work was lost or looted. Before the war, Kabul University had full-fledged 15 faculties and 74 departments," he explained.

Prof Hamidullah Amin said the university wasn't working up to its potential due to lack of skilled and qualified faculty. He added that most of the faculty members had been killed or left for other countries during the long drawn war in Afghanistan. The chancellor informed that currently 25 universities were working in the public and 33 in the private sector with a total enrolment of 100,000 students in Afghanistan.

During the delegation's visit to the UET, Vice-Chancellor Imtiaz Gilani told the guests that around 30 students from Afghanistan were getting world-class engineering education in various disciplines at the university.

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Fun gala amuses school children
Islamabad: Fun Gala was arranged for families on the theme 'Jungle' as a celebration on the inauguration of Roots School System (RSS) Emaar Campus at Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Islamabad.

The children had numerous attractions like magic show, puppet show, fashion show, games, singing competition, jumping castles, tug of war, trampoline, candy floss, pop corns etc. in the fun gala. The entrance of the gala was colourfully decorated with banners, balloons, flying clown and flying arch. The ambiance was depicting the jungle life and moving jungle characters and clowns were an added attraction to the kids.

The colourful decor on theme had a feeling like moving in a jungle with animals. The parents and their guests also enjoyed the musical performance by musical band. At the end of the day children had ample leisure time to cherish.

Director RSS Faisal Mushtaq sharing his views with parents said that these sorts of activities create chances to meet and greet each other and provide timely relaxation also. The news

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