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PU teachers condemn raids on campus
Lahore, July 14: The Punjab University's Academic Staff Association (ASA) passing a resolution on Monday condemned police raids for arrest of a female faculty member on New Campus. According to a press statement, executive members of the ASA met on Monday and passed a resolution demanding the PU administration to stop such incidents in the future.

The meeting also condemned PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran for his alleged derogatory remarks against an ASA member who along with some other members had called on the VC in connection with the police issue a couple of days back.

"The VC should apologise for his irresponsible remarks which are against national unity," the ASA statement reads. ASA Vice President Iftikhar Ahmed Tarar said the VC passed the remarks while alleging him of being behind litigations against the university administration.

According to sources, during the ASA meeting on Monday a controversy had also erupted when the Association's joint secretary Muhammad Sajid spoke against alleged double standards of the ASA leadership, including its President Dr Saeed Ahmed Nagra.

It is learnt the joint secretary was quite critical of ASA president and others, saying they were earlier close to the VC and had defended the administration when police had raided to arrested a senior faculty member, Dr Naseer Ahmed, in December last year.

Muhammad Sajid said he questioned the ASA president on what moral grounds he was against police raids within the university as earlier he had defended administration for police raid for arrested of a faculty member. He said the meeting was unanimous to condemn the VC only if he had passed derogatory remarks against a faculty member.

It is also learnt that all the executive members were not present in the Monday's meeting due to which there was concern among the PU teachers how the resolutions could be termed unanimous. It is also learnt that an executive member, Dr Amanullah Malik, also expressed resentment and protested over the ASA resolutions as he was not present in the meeting.

Dr Malik said that the resolutions were based with mala fide intentions as all the members were not present in the meeting.

When contacted, Dr Nagra said he had not supported the administration when the police had conducted raid on the residence of Dr Naseer. He said out of total 16 executive members only two could not join as they were out of the city. He claimed an invitation was also extended to Dr Malik about the meeting through mobile SMS but he did not show up.

Meanwhile, in a press statement, a PU spokesman termed the ASA statement baseless aimed to provoke outrage. He said the head of administration (the VC) was above any kind of sectarianism and firm believer of Itehad Bain ul Muslimeen. He added that some faculty members were violating the discipline on the behest of the ASA.

The spokesman said some elements were issuing provoking statements for vested interests. He said Iftikhar Tarar was applicant for the post of associate professor and his case was being processed according to the law. He said the university would not allow anyone to violate the law. The News

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BA/BSc results tomorrow
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) will declare the annual BA/BSc 2009 examinations result on Wednesday, July 15. A prize distribution ceremony will be organised in Faisal Auditorium, New Campus tomorrow in which the position holders will be awarded medals and merit certificates. PU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over a meeting to decide final arrangements for the ceremony. Controller Examinations Professor Zahid Karim Khan and Deputy Controllers Jalil Tariq, Shahid Javed and Rauf Nawaz also attended the meeting.

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PU meeting rescheduled
Lahore: The meeting of the Punjab University (PU) Advance Studies and Research Board which was scheduled to be held on July 15 will now be held on July 16, said a press statement issued on Monday.

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UAF graduates helping in missile programme, says Dr Samar
Faisalabad: Famous nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarak Mand has revealed that the graduates of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) are playing a vital role in the country's missile programme.

He was addressing the senior faculty members of the UAF at the New Senate Hall on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Samar said that the government had planned to upgrade various universities at a cost of Rs 20 billion to offer joint degree programmes to them.

Unveiling the objectives of his visit to the UAF, he said that he wanted to get first-hand information regarding the strength and weaknesses of higher education institutions so that the required funds could be arranged to develop collaboration in certain academic programmes with the universities of advanced countries.

Earlier, while briefing the nuclear scientist, UAF vice-chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan disclosed that the UAF had become a partner of the University of Kessal and four other universities of Germany. He said it would work as a member of the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) think tank for eradicating poverty and achieving employment.

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VU model campuses
Virtual University (VU) Rector Dr Naveed A Malik has said the varsity will set up model campuses in every district of the country. According to a press statement, he stated this while delivering a special lecture on aims, objectives and working of the VU at Urdu Science Board (USB) here on Monday. Dr Malik said almost 40,000 students were enrolled in different programmes at more than 140 campuses of the university across the country. The News

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