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15,000 students in vicinity of IG Office: Schools unprotected as IG tightens security net
Lahore, June 06: The security at the office of the Inspector General of Police, Punjab
has been increased in light of the recent suicide bombing on the Rescue 15
office, but the government has yet to make any move to protect the more than
15,000 students at the nearby educational institutions in the area.
IG Office is located in a densely populated area and is adjacent to several
educational institutes that lack any armed guards or policemen for security. Due
to the security risk, barricades have been used to block the side roads leading
to the IG Office, troubling the general public and making the students' commute
Earlier, after an attack on a security agency's office
in Model Town, residents had protested to shift such offices outside the
residential areas. The Interior Ministry had also given instructions that the
offices of such security agencies should not be located in the residential and
Roughly 15,000 students are believed to be studying in
educational institutes located near the IG Office including the Cathedral Higher
Secondary School, University of Education's Women Campus, the National College
of Arts (NCA), the Punjab University Old Campus, Government College University
(GCU), Hailey College of Commerce and MAO College. While most of the
institutions are currently closed due to summer vacations, some still have
classes in progress.
Though these institutions have their own security
guards, they are not adequately trained to handle terrorists, nor are they
armed. However, in light of the threat, some institutions have endeavoured to
enact their own security measures. NCA has placed barbed wire on its outer
boundary and no outsider is allowed entry into the institute without
appointment. GCU has also put some barricades in front of its main gate, while
the PU's main gate has been closed for general use. The PU has already issued
instructions to the students asking them to carry their university cards at all
times, and no one without identification is allowed entry.
asked: Superintendent of Police (Security) Imran Ahmar said that the
government would provide these institutions with security if they asked for it.
He said the SPs concerned had held meetings with the administration of the
education institutions and asked them to improve their security. He conceded
that while security agencies were the target of most terrorists, police had
managed to strengthen the entire city's security. "As far as the education
institutions are concerned, most of them are closed due to summer vacations so
there isn't any need for added security," he added. Daily Times
"i have some different comments i m poor person my brother hase died in 16 february in lahore C M H hospital he was in police H D constable i m his yunger brother and B A greaduated pls say to my brother hase no child i want govt give me chance on my brother place beacuse my parents r old i want job pls for God help me"
Name: maqsood ahmad
City, Country: jhang
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Punjab University students excel
Lahore: The Punjab University students of Department of Electronics &
Telecommunication have shown outstanding performance in Pakistan Student
Congress and NUST Olympiad 2009.
The event was organized by National
University of Science & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, on May 30-31.
In Speed Wiring Competition, the PU students' team comprising Salman
Tahir and Nauman Haider and another team comprising Muhammad Amar and Osama
Tahir clinched first and third positions respectively.
In Circuit Design
Competition, students' team comprising Fahad Raza and Naveed Shahzad won third
Students' teams of National University of Science &
Technology (NUST) Islamabad, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Rawalapindi, Government College University Faisalabad, University of Engineering
& Technology Taxila, FAST Karachi, FAST Islamabad, Islamic International
University Islamabad, Government College University Lahore and Air University
Islamabad participated in the two-day event.
PU reviews issues
Lahore: A Meeting of the Punjab University New Campus Management
Committee, held on Friday, reviewed the cases of administrative affairs of the
committee, repairing of faculty members' houses, meter reading, roads
infrastructure improvement, budget estimate for repairing of houses and other
Dean Faculty of Science Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry chaired the
meeting at New Campus.
Meanwhile, PU Social Work Department's students
called on Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and thanked him for providing
education-friendly environment and timely declaration of their results.
Students said the result of MA social work was declared very soon and it
also had very good pass percentage.
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Punjab recruiting 34,000 teachers on merit: Shahbaz
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said the
government is implementing a strategy for economic development of the province
and provision of basic amenities to the masses while various policies are being
formulated for this purpose.
Addressing a meeting regarding medium-term
strategy for economic growth here on Friday, Mr Shahbaz said 34,000 teachers
were being recruited on merit in the province while provision of missing
facilities in schools was also being ensured. He said the government was
determined to purge the examination system of the Booti mafia and practical
measures were being taken in this regard, adding that the Booti mafia was rooted
out during his last tenure and it would be eliminated again.
minister said the government was taking measures for the uplift of the education
sector and examination system was also being made transparent. The government
was giving priority to the provision of education, health, water supply and
other facilities to the masses and such projects would be given due importance
in the next budget, he maintained.
Mr Shahbaz said provincial
secretaries would have to work in the field instead of sitting in their offices
for ensuring complete implementation of the measures for welfare of the masses,
efficiency of the government departments and solution to public problems.
He said 70 people of the province were associated with the agriculture
sector and they were playing a vital role in meeting the food requirements of
the country. He said agriculture was the backbone of the national economy,
however, reliance on agriculture was possible only if the agri-economy was
developed through solid measures. He said export of agri products to the Middle
East and other countries could result in earning huge foreign exchange.
Mr Shahbaz said that despite the lack of natural resources, Japan and
Korea had made remarkable progress in all the sectors through development of
human resource. He said developing human resource and producing experts in
different sectors were necessary for speedy progress of Punjab. He said there
was no shortage of resources but commitment and dedication were needed to
utilise them. Efforts of the government could not yield results unless officers
and departments concerned performed their duties with a sense of responsibility,
he said, adding that there was a need for promotion of science, research and
knowledge. Earlier, Khalid Ikram gave a detailed briefing regarding progress of
the province and submitted recommendations for the development of irrigation,
livestock, infrastructure, health, human resources, education and economy of the
Punjab chief secretary, planning and development chairman,
livestock secretary, privatization board deputy chairman as well as officers
concerned and experts were present.
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Teachers warn of strike
Lahore: Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) has warned if the government did not accept their demands
in the coming budget they would establish permanent hunger strike camp outside
the Punjab Assembly. In a press statement issued on Friday the PTU office
bearers including Ch Tanvir Farooq, Zahid Abbas and others said schoolteachers
had been working in similar scales for the last 20 years. They demanded the
Chief Minister announce special incentive package for teachers in the coming
budget so that they might perform their duties with dedication. The News
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IUB may go for FIR against students
Bahawalpur: The Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) administration may
get a case registered against what it tags "troublemaker students".
It was learnt on Friday that for the time being the administration was gleaning
evidence against the 16 students it claimed to have identified as troublemakers.
It has also called the parents of the students to warn them and seek guarantees
about the pupils' conduct in future.
Some administration officials are
learnt to have been conducting inquiries to have solid proof of their
(students') involvement in clash with security guards.
It is also learnt
that instead of initiating an independent inquiry by the university itself into
the June 2 incident in which, according to eyewitnesses, the students on strike
defended themselves against assault by the security guards, the administration
is grilling the student leaders.
As for the university's semester
examinations' schedule, there is no likelihood that after the re-opening of the
university on Monday after five-day undeclared closure that the students could
take the papers on June 8. Nor will the teachers be in a position to conduct the
examinations in all the departments in the wake of tension on all the three
The IUB examination branch is expected to announce a new
Meanwhile, special university squads were seen
erasing the wall-chalking against the vice-chancellor in many parts of the
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Lahore: The Career Guidance and Placement Centre of the Government College
University (GCU) organized a workshop on "Resume Writing" for the final year
students of BA/BSc 4-Year (Hons) degree programme on Friday.
training workshop was organized to equip students with the skills required for
preparing their resumes, particularly to enhance the communication and resume
writing skills for the final year students.
A standard format was
provided to the students in the 2-hour long special session.
Officer of GCU Muhammad Waqar Ahmad provided useful tips to the students to
participate in the job/career fairs.
Around one hundred and fifty
students from the departments of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology,
Environmental Science, Zoology, Business Accounting & Finance, Economics,
Statistics, Psychology, Political Science and English participated in the
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Certificate distribution at UVAS
Lahore: A certificate distribution ceremony of one-month community
livestock extension workers training programme under the Prime Minister's
Special Initiative for Livestock was held on Ravi Campus of the University of
Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Pattoki on Friday. According to a press
statement, Punjab Rural Support Programme Sahiwal Regional General Manager Malik
Niaz Hussain asked the trainees to use their knowledge to mobilize local
communities to get better results in the livestock sector. The News
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