Punjab University concern over budget cut
Concern over budget cut
Lahore, Juen 22: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has
expressed concern over reduction in the budget for higher
Addressing a symposium on "Current Agro Biotechnology"
organized by PU Microbiology Department in collaboration with Monsanto,
Pakistan, he said the government must give top priority to education's
promotion. He said the government must increase the recurring budget of HEC to
enable universities pay enhanced amount of salaries to their employees. Earlier,
Dr Shahida Husnain in her introductory remarks explained crop improvements and
modern techniques and the applications of mutational breeding and tissue
culturing techniques and their outcomes in Pakistan. She also talked about
benefits and efficiency of genetically modified crops.
On the occasion,
different scientists said agro biotechnology would help overcome food shortage
when food security was threatened. Secretary, National Biotechnology Commission
Dr Kausar Abdullah Malik told the participants that Biotechnology had created
significant impact in enhancing agriculture production in the Developed world
and developing nations. The news
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PU to take out golden jubilee issue of its journal
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has decided to publish a golden
jubilee issue of its journal "Mehwar" that was first brought out in 1959.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by PU Vice-Chancellor Prof
Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday.
Participants in the meeting offered fateha
for the departed souls of former editors of Mehwar, the late Zafar Samdani and
The VC formed a committee consisting of Prof Khwaja
Zakriya, Amjad Islam Amjad, Dr Ajmal Niazi, Safdar Saleem Sayyal, Saleem Mansoor
Khalid and Asma Batool to finalise selection of essays, poetry, humorous
writings, editorials and other material already published in the previous issues
of "Mehwar" since its launch for bringing out the golden jubilee
The VC suggested that articles of PU students, which won top
positions in the Chief Minister's Essay Writing Competition, last year, might
also be included in the special issue. Dawn
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PU students kidnap, beat up traffic warden
Lahore: A group of students from the
Punjab University kidnapped a traffic warden and beat him up after he stopped
them for violating traffic laws in the Old Anarkali police precinct, learnt on Monday.
The duty officer of Old Anarkali police station said
that traffic warden Javed Iqbal was deputed at Old Tollington Market Chowk, The
Mall, when two students violated traffic rules due to which the warden stopped
them. Upon being stopped, both parties exchanged harsh words. Onlookers soon
intervened and resolved the matter. However, after a few minutes, one of the
students, Atif, returned to the scene along with a group of students. They
publicly beat the traffic warden and forcibly took him inside their university,
where they severely beat and detained him for more than an hour.
after, some senior police officers reached the scene, released the warden and
arrested some of the students and took them to the Old Anarkali police station.
Police have registered a case against 20 students on the complaint of the
injured traffic warden.
However, after about an hour, a large number of
students from the PU gathered outside the police station. They forcibly tried to
enter the police station, and staged a protest outside. They blocked the road
and chanted slogans against the police and demanded the immediate release of
their fellow students.
Meanwhile police high ups reached the scene and
negotiated with student leaders and assured them that the matter would be
subjected to a proper inquiry. After this assurance, the demonstration finally
calmed down and the students dispersed. Daily times
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