Punjab University IJT admission stalls

IJT barred from setting up stalls at PU
Lahore, July 24: The Punjab University (PU) administration did not allow Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists to set up stalls for admission-seeking students at varsity's New Campus on Thursday.

The PU administration's move caused great unrest among Jamiat activists who strongly protested and chanted slogans. They afterwards sat on the ground in protest while the university officials continued to "disturb" them.

A couple of days ago, the PU administration had uprooted admission stalls set up by Jamiat to "facilitate" the admission seeking students maintaining no student organisation was allowed to set up stalls. However, later IJT again established the "Rehnuma-e-Dakhla Stalls".

An IJT press statement issued on Thursday claimed that the PU guards not only manhandled students present at the stalls but also snatched pamphlets containing admission related information.

It added PU Students Advisor Dr Makshoof and other officials along with a number of guards came and manhandled the students providing information to the admission-seekers.

After that students chanted slogans against university administration and continued admission stalls by putting cloth on the ground. The Jamiat press statement also claimed that it would again set up stalls for MA/MSc programmes from 2nd August.

When contacted, Dr Makshoof said PU guards did not manhandle any student. He said no student organisation was allowed to set up stalls adding the administration itself had set up stalls on different points at the university. The News

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Notice issued to 29 principals for BA/BSc poor results
LAHORE - Following the strong resentment shown by Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif towards the poor results of certain colleges in BA/BSc examination, the Higher Education Department has issued explanation letters to the principals of 29 colleges of the province, sources in the education department disclosed.

They claimed that the secretary Higher Education had directed the principals of these colleges to appear in person before him on Thursday (23rd of July) to defend and explain their position. But when they reached the secretary Higher Education's office Thursday in response to his letter, the secretary himself was not present and was out of the City with the Chief Minister Punjab. Now the principals, will be given fresh dates for this purpose.

It is to be noted that only those principals were called, whose colleges' success rate remained below 10 per cent.

It is worth mentioning that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the result declaring ceremony had expressed his resentment and pledged that the principals showing poor results would be taken to task. To recall, during his last tenure, he had recommended suspension of such college heads for poor showing in BA/BSc exams.

The principals and colleges whose results remained below the required level included Principal of Govt College Bochal Kalan Chakwal, whose two students of BSc appeared in the exams but the result remained zero.

Government College Bhakkar is also among them with 42 BSc students but only 3 passed the examination, thus showing 7.14 per cent result.

The other colleges are: Govt College Bhai Pheru, 8 BA students, zero result; Govt Taleem-ul-Islam College Chenab Nagar, Chiniot, 26 BA students 2 pass, result percentage 7.69; Govt Islamia College Faisalabad 21 BSc students, 2 pass, result 9.52 per cent; Govt Fareed Bukhsh Ghausia Degree College Faisalabad, 35 BA students, 3 pass, result 8.57 per cent; Govt College Gojra, 112 BA students, 8 pass, result 7.14 per cent.

Govt College for Women Rahwali Gujranwala, 5 BSc students, zero per cent; Govt College Chak 170/JB Jhang, 4 students, result zero per cent; Govt College Dina, 4 BA students, zero result; Govt Degree College Jaranwala, 33 BSc students, 3 pass, result 9.09 per cent; Govt College Kamokee, 21 BA students, one pass, result 5.0 per cent; Govt PST College Kamalia, 4 BSc students, zero per cent; Govt Shalimar College Baghbanpura Lahore, 50 BSc students, 4 pass, results 8 per cent; Govt College for Boys Ferozepur Road Lahore, one BSc student, zero result; Govt Degree College for Boys Lahore Raiwind, 25 BA students, one pass, result 4 per cent; Govt MAO college Lahore, 80 BSc students, 7 passed result 8.07 per cent; Govt College Liaquatabad Mianwali, 31 BA students, 3 pass, 9.68 per cent; Al-Bairuni Govt College Pind Dadan Khan, 26 BA students, 2 pass, result 7.69 per cent; Govt PYS Degree College Phalia, 15 BA students, zero result; Govt Degree College Pattoki, 13 BSc students, zero result.

Govt Asghar Mall College Rawalpindi, result 9 per cent; Govt College Shakargarh 10 BSc students, zero result; Govt College Sheikhupura, 18 BSc students, zero result; Govt Allama Iqbal College Sialkot, one BSc student, zero result; Govt Allama Iqbal College for Women Sialkot, 21 BSc students, 2 pass, result 9.52 per cent; Govt Jinnah Islamia College Sialkot, 37 BSc students, Zero result; Govt College Summandri, 20 BSc students, one pass, result 5.0 per cent. The Nation

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Outstanding NWFP students get guard of honour
Muree: The position-holder students of the NWFP were presented guard of honour at Governor House on Thursday on the directive of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

The programme was arranged as part of efforts to promote harmony among the provinces. The chief minister was chief guest of the ceremony, wherein Regional Police Officer (RPO) Nasir Khan Durrani, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Imdadullah Bosal and Director General (DG), Protocol, Amjad Ghani were also present.

On the occasion, a contingent of the Punjab police presented a guard of honour to the 17 students, including 10 females. The students appreciated the Punjab government for giving them such a ceremonious reception and providing them with an opportunity to go on study tours to different cities.

The DG, Protocol, said special study tours to various cities of Punjab and guards of honour would also be arranged for the shining students of Sindh and Balochistan.

Member Provincial Assembly of the NWFP Barrister Javed Abbasi appreciated the step, saying it would go a long way in promoting harmony among province besides encouraging students to study with more zeal. App

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Six Ph.D thesis okeyed by research board
Lahore: A meeting of the Punjab University Advance Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held on Thursday which approved six reports on PhD theses and seven panels of examiners for PhD thesis' review. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran chaired the meeting. The meeting solved the cases of PhD scholars sent for review in the board by PU departments, institutes, colleges and schools. In Thursday's meeting, extension was also given in three cases while 12 miscellaneous cases were also discussed. Among those who attended the meeting included Prof Shaista Sonu Sirajuddin, Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain, Prof Dr Javaid Ahmed, Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Ch, Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Prof Dr Abdul Ghaffar and Prof Dr Niaz Ahmad.

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Lankan team visits PU
Lahore: A sri lankan delegation, comprising six members of various media organizations, visited the Punjab University's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) on Thursday. The delegation discussed job opportunities in media, media laws and role of Pakistani media in war on terror. "Media is more receptive and moderate in Pakistan", said Zacki Jabbar (News Editor, The Island Newspaper of Sri Lanka) while adding "Media is working under restrictions in our country with strict lines provided from the Government of Sri Lanka", the statement reads. Shifla Ibrahim (Newscaster, Maldives Television) asked about the media ethics and laws in Pakistan. The News

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Research team discuss collaboration with UVAS
Lahore: A 25-member research team from various city's hospitals led by Prof. Dr. Haroon Rashid, Head of Psychiatry Department of Fatima Jinnah Medical College and Executive Director Fountain House, met with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) VC Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz here Thursday. Both sides discussed collaboration in Molecular Genetic studies on different neurological disorders like Epilepsy, Dementia, Alzheimer, Parkinson, Bipolar Disorders, Mental Retardation, etc. The vice-chancellor gave a detailed presentation about the academic, research and development activities of the University. Later, Department of Molecular Biology and biotechnology Chairman Prof Dr Masroor Ellahi Babar gave a detailed briefing on the nature of work, number of research projects, equipment and facilities and available expertise at his department to conduct cutting-edge research in molecular biology and genetics in human and livestock species. The research work carried out at Biocquirvalence Study Centre and the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences was also discussed in the meeting. App

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