Lahore, Marach 24: The Punjab University (PU) has declared the results of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharmacy), Final Professional (New Scheme), Supplementary Examination, 2008 and Annual Examination, 2009. This was stated in a press statement.
Meanwhile, the PU has issued the practical examination date sheets of the First Professional MBBS, Part I-II, Supplementary Examination 2009 and BEd (Special Needs), 2nd Annual Examination 2008 (Session 2007-2008) and Annual Examination 2009 (Session 2008-2009).
The PU has also issued the schedule for submission of admission forms for Postgraduate Diploma in International Affairs, Annual Examination, 2009.
The last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 31-03-2010 while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 06-04-2010. The exam will commence from 29-04-2010. The detailed results, schedule and date sheets are available at the PU website www.pu.edu.pk .Your Comments
Three PhDs awarded
Lahore: The Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to three students in the subjects of Art and Design, Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and Clinical Psychology.
According to a press statement, Nadhra Shahbaz Khan, the daughter of Shahbaz Ahmad, has been awarded PhD degree in Art and Design after approval of her research thesis "The Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjit Singh: The Significance of its Ornamental Program." She completed her thesis under the supervision of Dr Shahida Manzoor, PhD Programme coordinator, Research Centre, PU College of Art and Design while her co-supervisor was Dr Barbara Schmitz, HEC Foreign Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU).
Mohsina Mirza, d/o Mirza Aijaz Beg, has been awarded a PhD in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) after approval of her research thesis "Development of Scale for Perceived Expressed Emotion and its Demonstration on Patients with Schizophrenia, Depression OCD and Normal Controls."
Humaira Rahseed, d/o Rahseed Ahmad, has been awarded a PhD in Clinical Psychology after approval of her research thesis "Efficacy of Group Behaviour Therapy and Group Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in the Treatment of Shy Behaviour in Adolescent Females." She completed her thesis under the supervision of Prof (retd) Dr Nosheen K Rahman, director of the Centre for Clinical Psychology while her co-supervisor was Prof (retd) Dr Hamid Sheikh, PU Department of Applied Psychology.
Professor gunned down in Quetta
Quetta: Professor Fazal Bari, a prominent educationist and former chairman of the Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), was killed in the fresh incident of target killing in the Takhtani bypass area of Quetta on Monday.
The police said Professor Fazal Bari was on his way to the Tameer-i-Nuo Public School, where he had been serving as the principal, from his home. As he reached the Bypass Road from Sariab Link Road, some unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on his car and fled. Resultantly, Professor Bari and his driver sustained multiple bullet wounds. They were immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital. Professor Bari succumbed to his wounds before he was provided any medical aid. His driver, however, was admitted to the Civil Hospital.
After the killing of Professor Bari, students and teachers of the Tameer-i-Nuo educational institutions reached the Civil Hospital. The professor's killing sparked violent incidents as the emotionally charged students pelted stones, besides staging strong protest and raising anti-government slogans. Glasses of several vehicles were smashed.
However, the police fired teargas shells to disperse the students. Three students were also taken into custody on the charges of disrupting the law and order situation.The Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association announced boycott of the classes. Professor Fazal Haq Mir, a professor of the Tameer-i-Nuo, announced closure of educational institutions operating under the Tameer-i-Nuo system.
A large number of people and academic staff also reached the Tameer-i-Nuo College where the body of Professor Fazal Bari was brought from the Civil Hospital.His funeral prayer was offered at the ground of the Tameer-i-Nuo College. Later his body was dispatched to his native town Faisalabad for burial.
As the consequence of the killing of Professor Fazal Bari, the DSP and the SHO of the Satellite Town police station were suspended by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani.
The Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), the JUI-F, the PML-N, the Jamaat-e-Islami, the Pashtun Students Organisation and the Hazara Youth Council strongly condemned the killing of Professor Bari. They termed the assassination of Professor Bari the killing of education and consciousness. The PkMAP alleged that the people involved in target killers had been given a free hand to take lives of the innocent people.
Students of the TNPC on the occasion also demanded of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take suo moto notice of the target killings of teachers in the province. It may be mentioned here that some 20 people have become victims of the target killings during last three days in Quetta.
Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani claimed that the provincial government was not helpless before the perpetrators of target killing incidents and it would take them to the task at all cost.
APP adds: A man was killed while four others sustained minor injures in a bomb blast at the Golimar Chowk in Quetta. DIG (operations) Hamid Shakil said the bomb was planted near the wall of a shop. He said the man killed in the blast was working in a nearby shop.
The injured people, whose identity could not be ascertained, were admitted to the Bolan Medical Complex. The blast also damaged a rickshaw. The law-enforcement agencies cordoned off the area after the incident and started investigations.
Lahore: The concluding session of one week-long training of heads of different diagnostic laboratories of Punjab in advanced diagnostics and control of poultry diseases at University Diagnostic Lab (UDL) was held at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Monday.
Teachers problems to be resolved, says ministe
Lahore: Punjab Minister for Education and Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said he is ready to sit with the teachers' associations anytime to solve their problems and to work for uniform system of education.
He was speaking at a conference "Istehkam-e-Pakistan" organised by Pakistan Teachers Organisation (PTO) in connection with Pakistan Day on Tuesday.
He further said the government was considering college teachers' demand for timescale promotions.
The minister said the government had allocated millions of rupees for the uplift of education sector, adding quality education was being ensured through various initiatives like establishment of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund, IT labs in over 4000 schools and teachers' training programmes.
Earlier in his address, PTO President Prof Atta Muhammad Jafri said it was teachers' task to defend the ideological boundaries of the country while Army had to secure geographical boundaries. He said the rulers should introduce policies based on teachings of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal, adding teachers were always ready to play their positive role for educational revolution. The PTO President further said there was a need to eliminate class based education system for the development of the country and to solve teachers' genuine problems. He said educational policies should be formed in consultation with the teachers.
Prof Atta also criticised the government for monitoring of teachers, introduction of English as medium of instruction in government schools and requirement of entrance test for admissions in the institutes of higher learning.
PTO Sindh Chapter President Prof Abu Amir Azmi and NWFP Chapter President Prof Dr Izhar-ul-Haq also spoke while a large number of teachers and people from different walks of life attended the conference. The news