'Taliban' takeover PU IBA: Book fair
'Taliban' takeover PU IBA
Lahore, Marach 01, 2008: The Punjab University (PU) Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
students on Friday showed their inclination towards Taliban and their policies.
They pitched a camp and named it Taliban on the annual sports day. Their
shirts also carried statements in favour of Taliban. They said Taliban were
working for a 'great cause', but the world had not been able to understand the
spirit behind their sacrifices.
They also arranged an airgun shooting
competition for female students. During the shooting competition a student was
also injured. Students also decorated their stalls with posters of guns and also
kept a fundraising box for Taliban on the stall. A female student said Taliban
were fighting for a 'great cause'. She said it was the need of the hour that
students should know problems faced by the Muslim world.
student, said, "Taliban are great warriors. We are raising funds for Taliban.
Pakistanis think that Taliban are behind suicide bombings, but it is not true."
Asim, a student, said, "We are not affiliated with any political or religious
party, but we praise Taliban for their bravery." IBA Director Dr Ehsan Malik
said, "I have no qualms if a group of students choose the word Taliban for their
PU Registrar Dr Naeem said no one was allowed to launch a
campaign for Taliban. He said the Taliban camp was merely part of the sports
"BHAKKAR- a gateway to Pakistan for Taliban. The people of BHAKKAR district have elected a chief minister of Punjab and a prime minister of Pakistan in different elections. Although a goup of local leaders sponcer the occasion and personally benefited by this gesture but basically the people of Bhakkar elected these leaders in hope of a better Bhakkar. It's requested to the President, prime minister of Pakistan and chief minister of Punjab to please consider upgrading Bhakkar as a divisional head quarter by appointing a commissioner to provide better governance, extra facilities and security in the area. There are news that religious violence and drug smuggling is increased in the area recently. Bhakkar is a gate way to the Punjab and Sind provinces for NWFP and Afghanistan. Bhakkar has been head quarters of divisional level organization of Thal Development Authority since 1952. TDA was abolish in 1971 on corruption charges against it's high officials. Bhakkar is also a border district to Dera Ismail Khan and a capital city of Thal desert area-spread in six districts in Punjab. Thanking you, Khwaja Aftab Shah,Florida, U.S.A."
Name: Khwaja Aftab Shah
City, Country: Orlando, U.S.A
Book fair making a splash
Lahore: People from several cities visited the 23rd Lahore International Book
Fair (LIBF) 2008 on its second day on Friday.
The five-day book fair is
attracting people from all walks of life, especially school and college
students. Younger children, who had come with their parents, were seen taking
interest in storybooks. Besides students, teachers, businessmen, intellectuals
also visited the fair in large numbers.
The LIBF is an effort to promote
reading culture in the country. The annual fair by LIBF Trust and is considered
the largest book fair in the city. Large publishing companies from across the
globe participate in the event and present their new publications.
second day, Justice Khawaja Sharif was the special guest of the fair. He visited
the fair in the evening with former Lahore Bar Association President Syed
Muhammad Shah and other lawyers.
Sharif said that the LIBF
was playing an effective role in promoting book reading culture. "Because of the
Internet and TV, the reading culture is diminishing in the country, but the LIBF
Trust will help revive the tradition of book reading," he said.
the book fair would raise awareness in society that books were still important
to our lives. "It is very important that we hold such book fairs and present
variety of books to the people to arouse their interest. The fair is a great
opportunity for students and others that foreign publishers are present in the
fair and their new publications can be seen," he said.
Samana Rizvi, a
Punjab University student, said the book fair was a good effort of the LIBF
Trust as there was a large number of books. "I wish publishers had offered more
discounts so that we could buy more books," she said.
another student, said she was happy because she had bought several books, but
"I'm happier because of the fact that people are showing interest in buying
books. It is a good sign that our nation is on a tract of excellence," she said,
and added that there were fewer course books by local publishers.
Ahuja, an Indian visitor, said it was a wonderful event and wished that the
organisers also take the fair to other cities of Pakistan. "Book fairs are very
popular in India and such events are not restricted to larger cities," he
LIBF Trust Chairman Zubair Saeed said that the response of the
people was good and the number of visitors was increasing. He said on Saturday
(today) vice chancellors of public and private universities with their heads of
departments would visit the fair. Daily Times
PU upgrades Mycology and Plant Pathology Dept
Lahore: The Punjab University has upgraded the
Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology and granted it the status of an
institute. Prof Dr Rukhsana Bajwa has been appointed its chairperson while
notification No D/504/Acad, dated 20-02-2008 in this regard, has been issued.
Presently, the institute is offering programmes of BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons) and
PhD for which 200 students have been enrolled. The institute publishes a
scientific journal 'Mycopath' regularly with a focus on latest agricultural
research. The institute intends to launch new industry-related projects in near
Inter-varsity arts festival starts today
Lahore: A five day 2nd Inter-University Performing
Arts Festival will kick off on Saturday (today). The success of 1st
Inter-University Performing Arts (IUPAF) 2006 in which 12 public sector
universities enthralled the audience by showing their highly applauded skills
and spectacular performances encouraged the Punjab University College of Arts
& Design (PUCAD) to come up with the 2nd IUPAF. The festival will start from
1st March to 5th March 2008. It is pertinent to mention here that PU chapter
Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) had strongly opposed the PU administration in 2006
when the festival was organized for the first time.
PU declares MBBS, MIT results
University Examination Department has declared the results of MBBS (Reorganise
Scheme), MBBS (New Reorganised Scheme) and Master of Information Technology.
According to a press release issued on Friday, in MBBS 3rd professional,
(Reorganized Scheme) Annual Examination 2007, 3 candidates appeared and one
candidate (roll number 231) was declared successful. In MBBS, 3rd professional
(New Reorganized Scheme) Annual Examination 2007, 234 candidates appeared and
165 were declared successful. In Master of Information Technology (MIT), first
year, Second Annual Examination 2007, 32 candidates appeared and 22 were
declared successful. Detailed results are available at website
www.pu.edu.pk. The News
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