Students' rescue training: PU news briefs
Decision on rescue training to students still in cold storage
Lahore, March 08, 2008: A decision regarding three-month rescue training to students of
universities and colleges taken during the 9th inter-provincial education
ministers' meeting is yet to be implemented despite a lapse of two years
exposing lethargic attitude and lack of interest on part of authorities
The National Assembly had passed a resolution regarding rescue
training to the students of colleges and universities after mass scale
destruction of life and property in the country by the October 8 earthquake in
As per official minutes of the 9th inter-provincial education
ministers' meeting held at Karachi in December 2005, a resolution passed by the
National Assembly regarding the rescue training to students of all colleges and
universities was discussed while decision in this regard was referred to the
provinces for their consideration and implementation.
Sources in the
Punjab Education department said that the subject regarding rescue training was
discussed for quite some time by the high-ups of the department but no practical
steps were taken regarding its implementation. They further said the department
officials never had any discussions with the Punjab Rescue Service regarding
introduction of the said programme in colleges and universities. "The public
welfare subject became a victim of bureaucratic red-tapeism and was never
deliberated upon," they added.
They said the previous government could
not ensure implementation of the decision and added the coming government might
play its role in this connection.
An official of the department, on
condition of anonymity, said there was a dire need of providing rescue and
emergency training to the students especially in the wake of prevailing law and
order situation in the country. He said the subject could not be handled well
despite its value owing to the lack of interest by the senior management of the
department. He said the same was the case with other provinces because decision
of the inter-provincial education ministers' meeting regarding rescue training
was yet to be implemented there as well.
He said by getting proper
rescue training, students could play a vital role in case of any emergency and
rescue situations because they are young and more energetic.
General (DG) of the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Dr Rizwan Naseer
while commenting on the subject said imparting rescue training to the students
of colleges and universities was a wonderful idea. He added involvement of the
community in rescue process could never be ignored.
However, he said, no
formal discussions regarding introduction of rescue training to students had
ever taken place between the Punjab Rescue Service and the Punjab education
"We have planned to involve community," he said adding,
"Providing rescue training to the community is also a provision in Act of the
Secretary Education Punjab Kazi Afaq Hossain was not
available for comments as he is on a foreign tour these days.
contacted, Special Secretary Higher Education Muzaffar Mehmood expressed his
ignorance of the matter. He said he had recently joined the office and was
unaware of any development in connection with rescue training to the
Tree plantation campaign begins at PU
Lahore: A Tree plantation campaign was launched at the Punjab University on
Friday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran launched the campaign by planting
'Araucaria Heterophylla (Salisb) Franco'. He also urged the students to plant at
least one tree during the campaign. Speaking on the occasion, Botany Department
Chairman Prof Khan Raas Masood briefed the VC about the campaign and the
different plants being planted during in various parts of the campus. Resident
Officer-II Malik Muhammad Zaheer said 3,000 trees had been planted at the New
Campus during the campaign while a target of 5,000 trees had been fixed for the
current season. The News
Punjab University win cricket crown fifth time in a row
Karachi, March 08, 2008: Punjab
University maintained their supremacy in the Pakistan Inter University Cricket
Championship when they overwhelmed Islamia University Bahawalpur by 181-runs in
the final at UBL Sports Complex Ground on Friday to win the title fifth time in
Amanat and Zaman Malik were heroes in their team's commanding 21st
overall victory since the inception of the competition.
Punjab University piled-up 268 for the loss five wickets in their 45 overs.
Zaman Jamil was unlucky to miss his century by three runs. He made 97 off
102-balls laced with eight boundaries and pair of 6s while Junaid Malik made
Zaman and Junaid
were associated in 133 runs for the third wicket. Rizwan Amanat blasted unbeaten
44 off just 29 deliveries including three towering 6s and one boundary.
cracked five 4s and one 6 in his 26-ball knock of 44. PU were on the rampage as
they plundered 75-runs in last five overs.
Left arm medium
pacer Rana Kashif was the pick of† Islamia Bahawalpur bowling attack sapping
three wickets for 55 runs.
in reply were bowled out for 87 all out in the 29th
over with only
three batsmen reaching double figures.
batting, Rizwan Amanat caused the main damage with his left arm spin, claiming
three wickets for 12 runs and fellow left arm spinner Abdul Rehman got two
wickets for 16 runs.
Vice Chancellor NED
University Engr. Abdul Kalam was the chief guest at the final and presented
winning trophy to PU Captain Zeeshan Mustufa while Rana Kashif received the
runners-up. KCCA Secretary Prof. Sirajul Islam Bukhari were also present on the
Host NED secured
third spot in 16-universities competition when they beat University of Peshawar
by 41 runs at KCCA Stadium.Summarized
PU 268-5 in 45
overs (Zaman Jamil 97, Junaid Malik 49, Rizwan Amanat 44 not out, Muhammad Usman
44, Rana Kashif 3-55) Islamia Bahawalpur 87 all out in 28.1 overs (Munir Bashir
17, Fayyaz-ul-Hasan 13, Rana Kashif 11, Rizwan Amanat 3-12, Abdul Rehman 2-16,
Ali Afzal 2-18, Amir Hamza 2-40).
NED 244 all out in
38.2 overs (Zargham Khan 94, Asad Ali 31, Umer Farooq 3-42, Farhan Hasib 2-49)
University of Peshawar 203 all out in 36.5 overs (Sajid Khan 51, Farhan 44,
Faraz Ahmed 3-35, Ahmedullah 3-40, Asad Ali 3-41). App
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