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PU students protest against Hostel administration
Lahore, July 04: The students of the Punjab University' Hostel No 15 have demanded the administration to allow students stay at the hostel to complete internship and thesis work during the summer vacation.

The students took out a protest demonstration, chanted slogans against the hostel administration and blocked the Canal Road for some time. When contacted hostel superintendent Dr Makshoof said some students had been demanding clearance certificates while they were not ready to handover the keys. He said dues were pending including mess charges against students, adding in such case clearance certificate could not been issued. "The protest was in fact organized to divert attention from this issue", he added. He said no one was being denied to stay and complete internship or thesis during the summer holidays.

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LLB date-sheet
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has issued the date sheet of LLB Annual Examination 2009. LLB Part-I Annual Examination 2009 will commence from July 21 and will conclude on August 1 while LLB Part-II Annual Examination 2009 will commence from July 22 and will conclude on August 7. Detailed date sheets are available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

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PU announced various results
Lahore: The Punjab University declared the results of various examinations on Friday. According to a press release, the exams included MA Women Studies (Morning), Semester System, Session 2006-2008, Diploma in Chinese (Semester System), Session 2007 2008, Diploma in German (Semester System), Session 2007-2008, Diploma in Turkish (Semester System), Session 2007-2008, Diploma in Bengali (Semester System), Session 2007-2008, Diploma in Spanish (Semester System), Session 2007-2008, Diploma in Russian (Semester System), Session 2007-2008 and Diploma in Japanese (Semester System), Session 2007-2008. Detailed results are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The News

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Extremist group threatens IU VC
Lahore: Law enforcement agencies are trying to trace the activists of the extremist organisation Al-Jehad. The organisation has threatened to target the Islamia University vice-chancellor (IU VC). Sources said that the vice-chancellor had received a letter written in blood and an SMS in which he was asked to stop musical programmes in the university otherwise he would have to face dire consequences. After receiving these threats, the security of VC Bilal A Khan was beefed up. aaj kal report

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Tevta to set up institutes at tehsil level
Lahore: In line with the needs of local industry for trained manpower, Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will establish Vocational Training Institutes (VTIs) at tehsil level across the Punjab.

This was disclosed by Chairman TEVTA Mohsin Syed on the occasion of launching ceremony of short courses at Government Polytechnic Institute for Printing & Graphic Arts.

He said the trades and details of curriculum would be decided in consultation with the industrialists, entrepreneurs and civil society.

Mohsin Syed further said the TEVTA would offer three demand driven courses initially at these new VTIs so that the pass-outs might get jobs immediately after completing their training programme.

He said the printing and graphic arts related courses would also be started at Government Polytechnic Institute for Printing & Graphic Arts in collaboration with Pakistan Association of Printing and Graphic Arts Industry (PAPGAI).

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) vice president Irfan Iqbal Shaikh appreciated the efforts made by TEVTA to impart technical education and vocational training to youth and enable them to earn their livelihood. He assured the chairman TEVTA of full-assistance of LCCI for the promotion of technical education in the province.

Chairman Pakistan Association of Printing and Graphic Arts Industry (PAPGAI) Muhammad Saeed Presswala, Secretary TEVTA Rafia Nazir, General Manager Smeeda Sultan Ahmad Tawana, representatives of different printing associations, officers of TEVTA, teachers and students attended the function.

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Research stressed
Pakistan confronts many economic problems which stem from poor governance, bad economic management like the energy crisis, incentives for industry at the cost of agriculture and neglect of domestic commerce. According to a press release, this was stated by Dr Nadeemul Haq, former Vice-Chancellor of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, and ex-chief economist, in his special lecture at the Government College University on Friday. Dr Naeem also underlined the need for proactive research in academic institutions on the current economic issues for public policy development. He said the relevance of economics should be highlighted. Government College University Vice-Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab said educational institutions should exercise intellectual freedom in order to ensure constructive and meaningful debate on key economic and financial issues. Department of Economics Chairman Asif Saeed also spoke. The News

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