UET entry test paper probe, two employees held

Employee caught in UET case Lahore, July 28: Gujjarpura police arrested two employees of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) on Wednesday for stealing and leaking out the Entry Test papers.

The arrested were identified as Naib Qasid Anees and Syed Shuja-ul-Din. Lt. Col (r) Farooq Ahmed Khan from the UET had filed a complaint with the Gujjarpura police station, stating that Anees and his accomplice Syed Shuja-ul-Din were involved in stealing and leaking Entry Test papers.

Responding to his complaint, the police registered a case No 848/11 under sections 409/109 of PPC and arrested both of the accused. Gujjarpura SHO Ishtiaq said the police had registered a case on the complaint of the security in-charge of the UET.

The complainant had claimed that Anees, a university employee, was damaging the varsity repute due to his misappropriating activities, he said. Further investigation was underway, he added.

To a query, he said that Incharge Investigation Gujjarpura Police had conducted a raid to arrest the accused but he did not know if the raiding team had been successful to arrest the accused or not. When contacted, Moharrar of the Investigation Wing confirmed that the accused have been arrested. The news

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Engineer found hanged near UET
Lahore: A 27-year-old engineer was found hanged under mysterious circumstances in his residential apartment situated here in Gujjarpura area on Wednesday, police sources said. It was not clear whether Abdul Khalid committed suicide or someone hanged his body with the ceiling fan after killing him. The police however, have removed his body to the morgue for an autopsy to ascertain the cause of death.

Resident of Gujranwala, Abdul Khalid was residing alone in the rented apartment situated in PHA Housing Society near University of Engineering and Technology (UET). Abdul Razzaq, uncle of the deceased, told the police that they rushed to his apartment to know his whereabouts as his cellular phone was switched off for the last two days. 'As we broke open the door, we saw him hanging from the ceiling fan,' his uncle told the police. The police have removed the body to the morgue for autopsy after sealing the crime spot. Police investigators believe that unidentified men killed Abdul Khalid, who was working as hardware engineer in a leady private firm here and later hanged his dead body with the ceiling fan with the help of a rope to mislead the police. 'Crime scene and evidences collected so far, did not suggest that he committed suicide. We are investigating the case,' a police officer said, when contacted. Meanwhile, a 40-year-old man was found dead from Ichra police area on Wednesday. The police said that the man, yet to be identified so far, apparently was drug addict. The police have removed the body to the morgue for autopsy and are investigating. The nation

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PU students excel in 'Guru of Sciences' competition
Lahore: PU Department of Electrical Engineering's students have excelled in "Guru of Sciences" contest held at the Government College University Lahore.

According to a press release on Wednesday, the students' team comprising Syed Omer Saleh and Syed Hasan Gilani won first position in 'Best Idea' competition.

Muhammad Azeem Javed and Mahzaib won second position in 'Circuit Design' while another team comprising Hasan Shahid and Mahzaib got second position in 'Speed Wiring' category.

Meanwhile, Punjab University, according to a press release on Wednesday, awarded PhDs to Nosheen Fatima Warraich d/o Muhammad Sharif Warraich in the subject of Library & Information Science, Hina Rizvi d/o Afsar Rizvi in Earth & Environmental Sciences, Muhammad Naeem s/o Muhammad Sadiq in Environmental Sciences, Mariya al Rashida d/o Zulqarnain, Matloob Ahmad s/o Ghulam Mustafa and Waqar Nasir s/o Muhammad Nasir in Chemistry. The news

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PhD degrees awarded
Lahore: Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to Nosheen Fatima Warraich D/o Muhammad Sharif Warraich in the subject of Library and Information Science after approval of her research thesis entitled "Human Resource Management (HRM) in University Libraries of the Punjab, Hina Rizvi d/o Afsar Rizvi in the subject of Earth & Environmental Sciences after approval of her thesis entitled "Sewage Treatment by an Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Reactor (UASB) Under Subtropical Conditions," Muhammad Naeem s/o Muhammad Sadiq in the subject of Environmental Sciences after approval of his research thesis entitled "Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Thiazolidinone Derivatives and Their Biological Studies," Mariya al Rashida D/o Zulqarnain in the subject of Chemistry after approval of her thesis entitled "Aromatic/Heterocyclic Sulfonamides Containing Chromone Moieties and their Transition Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Structural Elucidation and Evaluation of Biological Activities," Matloob Ahmad S/o Ghulam Mustafa in the subject of Chemistry after approval of his research thesis entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Potentially Biologically Active Derivatives of Benzothiazines" and Waqar Nasir S/o Ch. Muhammad Nasir in the subject of Chemistry after approval of his research thesis entitled "Synthesis of Novel Derivatives of Pyridopyrazine and Quinoxaline Nuclei and their Biological Screening."

They have completed their theses under the supervision of Prof Dr Kanwal Ameen, PU Chairperson Department of Library and Information Science, Prof Dr Nasir Ahmad, PU Director Institute of Geology, Dr Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry, PU Professor Emeritus College of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra of PU Institute of Chemistry, Prof Dr Hamid Latif Siddiqui of PU Institute of Chemistry and Prof Dr Munawar Ali Munawar of PU Institute of Chemistry respectively. The nation

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GCU pays a tribute to Faiz
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) arranged an evening at its Bokhari Auditorium on Wednesday to pay a tribute to a distinguished Old Ravian and poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz in connection with his centennial birth anniversary celebrations.

Members of GCU's Dr Nazir Ahmed Music Society presented several ghazals and nazms of Faiz which were composed by Tariq Suleman Khan Farani while Debating Society's members presented an oratorical rendition of Faiz's verses in the tradition of the legendary Zulfiqar Bokhari and Zia Mohyuddin.

GCU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr Rehman said that Fiaz was poet of humanity, love and resistance against oppression. He said Allama Iqbal and Faiz are the trail-blazers who led the nation in direction of Muslim renaissance.

"The supremacy of human values and intellect is the essence of their thought which has the potential to revive the tradition of excellence historically attributed to Muslim scientists and thinkers like Imam Ghazali, Al Bairuni, Abne Haithum and Al-Razi," he added.

Dr Ali Madeeh Hashmi paid a glowing tribute to his grandfather. He recalled that Faiz's father and Allama Iqbal were contemporaries at the University of Cambridge.

Noted critic Dr Saadat Saeed said that four eminent Old Ravians Maulana Muhammad Hussain Azad, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and N.M. Rashid advocated the glory of 1,000 years of Muslim civilisation in India, Islamic renaissance, humanism and modernism, respectively. He stressed the need to conglomerate the four traditions so as to pave the way for prosperous future for Pakistan, Ummah and humanity at large.

GCU Urdu Department chairperson Dr Shafiq Aajmi threw light on the literary, social and melodious aspects of Faiz's work. Later, the vice-chancellor presented shields to the guest speakers. Dawn

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Lahore: Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) organised a special lecture by Prof Dr Rafique Mughal on "Heritage Preservation in Pakistan: International Principles and Local Practices" in the seminar hall of the centre on Wednesday.

Prof Mughal, a famous Archaeologist who is currently attached with the Boston University, United States, was invited by PU to deliver the lecture. Dean of Arts Prof Dr Qalb-i-Abid, Director PSC Prof Massarrat Abid and Dr Farzand Masih, were also present.

Speaking on the need to preserve the archaeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan, Dr. Mughal stressed the need for creating awareness about the importance of these sites amongst the people. The news

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No response from QAU VC
Islamabad: Despite day long efforts QAU VC Masoom Yasinzai did not receive the call. Spokesman for QAU Nadeem Yasir was also contacted who said he had no information about these issues. He asked this scribe to send an SMS to VC, but despite SMS the VC did not receive the call nor called back till filing of this news. Daily times

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Presentation on educational reforms
Islamabad: Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, renowned scholar and educationist from the Lahore School of Economics of LUMS, will give a presentation on 'Politics of Educational Reforms' today at the International Islamic University (IIU). IIU Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik will preside over the presentation. The presentation has been arranged by the Critical Thinking Forum (CTF) of the international Islamic University.

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ITP, AIOU to set up driving institute
Islamabad: The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) in collaboration with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will set up model training institute to impart training about driving skills and inculcate better traffic sense among the road users, the ITP said.

It was stated by AIOU Vice Chancellor Professor Nazir Ahmed Sangi on Wednesday while addressing the concluding session of two-day road safety workshop held here at the university with the purpose to acquaint the drivers and other staff about traffic rules and give them tips on ensuring safe journey on roads.

Vice Chancellor Professor Nazir Ahmed Sangi said that AIOU would set up model training institute for improving driving skills and staff of university as well as other citizens can get admission in it. He expressed his pleasure to collaborate with Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) in introducing this institute.

Chairman Transport Committee and Dean Sciences group Professor Dr. Nishat Khan, Dean Social Sciences Dr. Abdul Hafeez, SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood, staff of education team of ITP were also present on the occasion.

More than 50 staffers of AIOU attended the workshop and attended the lectures delivered by the education team of ITP. The news

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