Army Medical College undergraduate convocation
AMC undergraduate convocation held
Rawalpindi, June 29: The 27th undergraduate convocation of Army Medical College
(AMC) was held on Monday at College Auditorium, says an ISPR press release.
Doctor Samar Mubarakmand, member Science & Technology, Ministry of Planning
and Development, Islamabad was chief guest on the occasion.
addressing the graduates, Doctor Samar Mubarakmand said that it is heartening as
well as encouraging to see that with the passage of time Army Medical College
has grown and developed into an institution of repute. Improvement of existing
laboratories, setting up new research facilities, Modernization of lecture hall
with the availability of state of the art audio visual equipment are indicative
of the direction in which things are moving. One can hope that in future we will
be able to find solution to our health problems our selves instead of looking
towards the best, he added.
the chief Guest while advising the graduates
said that it is particularly imperative for the new graduates, who are at the
threshold of their professional career, to make full use of the talent in
meeting the current challenges.
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UoP rejects fake story about Christian teacher's thrashing
Peshawar: For seeking asylum in some Western country or to gain cheap
popularity, fake stories are circulated online that result in defaming of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, its people and academic institutions.
One such story was
largely circulated on Internet recently about alleged beating of a Christian
professor in the University of Peshawar. Numerous online websites reported that
a group of students beat up and injured a Christian professor Samuel John and
his wife to press them to convert to Islam.
administration, teachers, students and police officials clarified that there was
nobody by the name of Samuel John at the university. They said nobody with this
name has ever served in the university as a teacher in the past.
person in his online report claimed that he was a professor at the Psychology
department of the university. He said on the morning of June 14 he was on way to
office when a group of students attacked and injured him, adding that his wife
who rushed to rescue him was also beaten up severely. He said both of them were
rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital for medical treatment. He also alleged that
police refused to lodge the case and he was receiving threats from the
"This is absolutely a fake story. No such incident has taken
place at the university campus. It might be a cheap tactic for seeking asylum in
some Western country," said Akhtar Amin, spokesman for the University of
Peshawar when contacted for comments.
Prof Dr Arbab Khan Afridi, a
senior professor at the university and former president of the teachers
association said: "I confirm that nobody named Samuel John has ever served in
the university even for 12 minutes let alone 12 years." A senior campus police
official said that no such incident had taken place on the premises of the
university. He said police was never approached by anybody for registration of
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UoP students awarded
Peshawar: Prize distribution ceremony was held at the Centre for Disaster
Preparedness and Management in University of Peshawar on Monday where students
and faculty members were awarded for best performance.
Peshawar Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan was the chief guest on the
occasion. Students were awarded certificates and souvenirs for carrying out
management activities during various disasters and making international disaster
management exhibition at the university a success.
gathering, the vice-chancellor lauded the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and
Management, which, he said, was on way to achieve its objective by training
people to cope with calamities.
The VC stressed the need for
collaboration of the centre with other centers and departments as well as
government organisations. He added that the recently held disaster management
exhibition was a success as it created awareness among the masses about the
Director of the centre Prof Dr Amir Nawaz said the ceremony was
arranged to thank the staff and students in recognition of their efforts and
motivate them for performing better in the future. He said over 5,000 delegates
visited the exhibition held at the university campus.
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BoTE exam from July 28
Peshawar: Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa
Board of Technical Education Peshawar has notified that Evening Extension
Education Programme / Short Course Ist Term 2010 and Technical School
Certificate supplementary Examination 2010 will start from July 28. The dates
for submission of admission forms and fee in the office of the Assistant
Controller of Examination Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Board of Technical Education
Peshawar, have been fixed. The admission forms and fee for the examination can
be submitted without late fee by July 10, with late fee by July 15, with double
fee by July 19 and with triple fee by July 22. The news
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Varsities need legislators' original degrees for verification
Islamabad: The issue of verification of legislators' degrees is turning
out to be a protracted affair as universities will need original certificates,
instead of photocopies, for verification.
Controller of Examination of
the Punjab University Dr Zahid Karim said that it was easy for the
university to verify the degree of a student who passed recently because it had
computerised data including photographs and other documents of candidates.
But in the case of old students, he said, the university would have to
double check their claims with original certificates. "No university in the
world authenticates claim of a student passing its examination until provided
with elaborate background information and the Punjab University has the same
procedures to follow," Dr Karim added.
He said if the university was
given a complete set of documents it would be able to complete the job in a
relatively short period, it was yet to receive documents from the Higher
"There is a prescribed criterion under which a
student needs to fill a form to provide complete details about his previous
academic records for degree verification," he said. According to HEC sources,
about one-third of legislators claim to have obtained their graduation degrees
from the Punjab University. It will face a challenging task to complete their
verification in a few weeks.
The HEC has so far received certificates of
960 legislators, senators and members of the national and provincial provinces.
There are 1,170 lawmakers -- 100 senators, 342 MNAs, 371 MPAs from
Punjab, 168 from Sindh, 124 from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 65 from Balochistan.
According to an official, the Punjab University tops the list in terms
of degrees issued to lawmakers, followed by Bahauddin Zakariya University in
Multan, Karachi University, University of Sindh, Peshawar University and Allama
Iqbal Open University.
Some lawmakers have submitted degrees obtained
from private universities like Al-Khair University and Preston University.
The official said that only a few lawmakers had submitted foreign
certificates which would be sent to the respective institutions for
About the madressah degree-holders, the official said the
HEC maintained a list of 10 madressah boards whose certificates would be
accepted as equivalent to the graduation degree. Dawn
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