Regular VC for UHS | UoE protest

Regular VC demanded for UHS
Lahore, Jan 19: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) has urged the Punjab government to appoint a regular vice chancellor to run the affairs of the University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore.

In a press release here on Tuesday, YDA central office-bearers Dr Rana Sohail, Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Usra Sadaqat, and Dr Khuda Bukhsh added because the present vice chancellor was working on ad hoc basis for the last 4 years and the standard of the university was deteriorating.

They said UHS administration was a hub of retired professors who were playing havoc with the examination system of the university.

The UHS administration is playing in the hands of the private medical colleges' mafia and is passing the students after applying the formula of the "Difficulty Index" and this is leading to the deterioration of standard of medical education in Punjab.

The young doctors have appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to replace the present vice chancellor with a regular vice chancellor to ensure transparency in the examination system of UHS and to ensure that deserving students were not denied their due positions.

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UHS MBBS result
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) announced the result of first professional MBBS, Part-II, annual examination on Tuesday. A total of 2923 candidates from 20 affiliated medical colleges appeared in the exam out of which 2241 passed and 653 failed. Result of 29 candidates was put on RL list. The pass percentage remained 77.44 percent. Javaria Karamat d/o Karamat Mahmood of Central Park Medical College Lahore got first position by securing 494/550 marks. Mudassar Latif Malik of Central Park Medical College and Hira Yousuf of Multan Medical College Multan got second and third positions.

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UoE students stage demo
Lahore: A large number of students of the University of Education blocking main road outside the varsity's Township Campus on Tuesday strongly protested against removal of two senior faculty members.

They chanted slogans against the acting vice chancellor of the university and demanded her restore the teachers, Dr Muhammad Anwar-ur-Rehman Pasha, professor of computer sciences, Division of Science and Technology and Dr Shaheen Pasha, assistant professor of Special Education, whose services were terminated on Monday.

The students boycotting different examinations scheduled for Tuesday also set ablaze tyres on College Road in protest against the decision while after some time police were called to control the protestors. A number of students also tore question papers. The protest continued for more than two hours, causing a big traffic mess on College Road and many other adjacent roads.

It is learnt that a delegation of protesting students also met the acting VC but they were told that the decision to remove the teachers was taken in the best interest of the varsity.

The UoE students have now announced holding a demonstration outside the Punjab Assembly building on Wednesday (today). Prof Farhat Saleem who is looking after office of the UoE vice-chancellor had removed Dr MA Pasha and Dr Shaheen Pasha allegedly for their poor performance and creating trouble within the campus. However the allegations were rejected by both the faculty members. The news

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KMU holds health research symposium
Peshawar: To develop health research capacity, the directorate of research and development, Khyber Medical University, organised its annual health research symposium-2010 the other day, the concluding ceremony of which was held here at the Khyber Medical College (KMC).

A total of 43 oral and 18 poster presentations were made in six sessions in the fields of cardiology, public health, dentistry, ophthalmology, gynecology and pediatrics and free papers. The presentations were appreciated by the audience.

Professor Nasiruddin Azam Khan, former KMC principal, chaired the concluding session, while Prof Noorul Iman, special secretary of health department, was the guest of honour. Also present on the occasion were Prof Manzoor Ahmed, Prof Sultan Mehmood, Prof Tariq Safi and many senior and junior faculty members of the health education institutions from across the province.

KMU Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Hafizullah appreciated the work done by the R&D directorate at the KMU for organising the symposium. He also praised the participants for the quality of scientific work.

According to the results, Mahwish Karamat got first position in the public health presentation session and Dr Hadia Palwasha, Dr Ahmed Fawad, Dr Arbab Khan and Dr Sher Akbar stood first in the dentistry, cardiology, gynecology and pediatrics, and ophthalmology sessions, respectively. Dr Faseeh Shahab, Dr Waqar Hassan and Dr Habibullah shared top honours in the free papers session. Ms Khaula Gul grabbed first position in the poster presentation. Dawn

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PU PR director quits
Lahore: Punjab University's Director of Public Relations (DPR) Khawaja Tahir Jamil resigned on Tuesday. It is learnt that he resigned as a protest against unfair treatment meted out to him by some officials of the varsity administration. However, Khawaja Tahir denied any such situation, saying that he was unable to perform his duties owing to some family engagements; therefore, he had resigned. It is learnt that Honorary Advisor to the PU Vice Chancellor, Col (Retd) Ikram Ullah has been assigned the duties to look after office of the DPR.

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GCU Exhibition
Lahore: The Fine Arts Department of the Government College University (GCU) held a two-week painting exhibition of a group of young talented painters at the varsity's Minhas Art Gallery on Tuesday. About 31 art pieces of painters, including Marina Aftab, Kiran Riaz, Nazish Altaf and Maria Ahsan, have been put on display at the exhibition opened by Punjab University's College of Art and Design (CAD) Principal Rahat Naveed Masud. The artists have used oil paint, acrylic, etching and texture as a medium to express their emotions and thoughts. The news

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Quality education through Daanish Schools: CM
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said the dream of the poorest students of the backward areas of the province for acquiring quality education will be materialised by establishing Daanish Schools and the students after completing their education from these schools will play important role in the development of the country.

He said this while talking to the elected representatives who called on him here on Tuesday. He was of considered opinion that rapid development was not possible without elimination of ignorance and illiteracy. "Keeping in view the importance of the education, the government has evolved a comprehensive policy for spreading knowledge in every nook and corner of the province. The project will help improve education sector and elimination of poverty," he said. The nation

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12th National Research moot
Islamabad: The 12th National Research Conference will be held at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) today (January 19). Executive Director of Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) will be the chief guest, while Syed Ali Raza Seed Shah, president of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be gust of honour, said in a press release issued here Tuesday. On the occasion, SZABIST and SDPI will also sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The news

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