IJT patronising criminals: PU
Lahore, March 17: Punjab University spokesman has said that IJT is patronising the criminals and the involvement of IJT activist Yasir Abbasi in car theft incidents is live proof of this fact.
He said an FIR No 27/11 under section 381/A, 406 T.P had been registered with Muslim Town police station. Yasir Abbasi named some of his friends in such incidents, over which IJT took out a protest and pressurised police to avoid arrests of accomplices.
Regarding lack of hostels and increase in students, the spokesman said some former and present student members of IJT had illegally occupied rooms of the hostels which caused problems. The varsity administration, from time to time, dispossessed illegally occupied rooms such as rooms of hostel No 1 and Khalid Bin Waleed Hall had been vacated from the custody of IJT.
The spokesman said those students who had been expelled were due to their involvement in criminal activities and after continuous warnings. Some of them, including Usman Ashraf, were forgiven on assurance of not involving in such activities, but they again participated in illegal activities. The spokesman said IJT should remember that their elders made an alliance with other group to save the skin of their companions against which they were demanding action.
The spokesman said the varsity administration had already announced the holding of book fair. The IJT's interest was only that it had been minting money from the publishers. "The IJT activists, in the press conference, have urged the students to participate in activity and not attend classes, which is clear proof of damaging peaceful academic environment of the varsity", he added.
PU to shut on Pakistan Day: Punjab University will remain closed on March 23 on account of Pakistan Day.
Meanwhile, spokesman of the university said as per Punjab University Examination's date-sheets, MSc Applied Geology, Annual Exam 2010 will commence from April 16 while Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), First Professional, 2nd Annual Exam 2010 and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D), One Year Condensed/Deficit Course, 2nd Annual Exam 2009 will commence from April 11.
GCU sports gala on 20th: The colorful annual sports gala of the Government College University is going to be held on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the university's historical Oval Ground at 3:00 pm.
The sports gala features vibrant and thrilling Gymkhana events including Ministerial Staff Race, Naib Qasid Race, Boy's Four Legged Race, Cricket Ball Throw (girls), Pillow Fighting, Staff Children Race, Wheel Barrow Race, 60 Meters Race (Old Ravians above 35 years), Stilt Race, Sack Race, Gymnastic Display, Obstacle Race, Gymnastics Display, Musical Chair (Ladies), Staff Members Handicap Race, Male Staff Race, Female Staff Race and Old Ravians Handicap Race. The nation
Book published at GCU
Lahore: Government College University Lahore Chief Librarian Abdul Waheed has published his new book titled "a treatise on conducting research & referencing" to promote the culture of research and help undergraduate and postgraduate to write thesis, assignments and research papers. The book also reveals methods to use traditional as well as electronic sources of libraries. GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ikram-ul-Haq (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) has congratulated Abdul Waheed and termed the book a highly useful for PhD and M.Phil scholars.
ICU gets acting VC
Peshawar: Professor Dr Haider Shah has been appointed as acting vice-chancellor of the Islamia College University (ICU), notified the governor, who is chancellor of public sector universities in the province, on Wednesday.
Dr Haider Shah is the senior most professor of the university. A professor of chemistry, he is the dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The office of the vice-chancellor remained vacant for more than seven months after the kidnapping of Ajmal Khan in September 2010.
According to the Islamia College University Act 2009, if the office of the vice-chancellor fell vacant for any reason, the senior most professor/official of the university would be given the acting charge of the office.
Former governor/chancellor of the university Owais Ahmad Ghani had failed to appoint the acting vice-chancellor. According to sources, he once tried to appoint a junior professor as acting vice-chancellor but strong reaction from the senior officials and professors of the university forced him to withdraw his decision.
Institute closed after clash between student groups
Abbottabad: The management of the Comsats Institute of Information Technology on Wednesday closed down the institute for an indefinite period following a clash between the rival groups of students in which a number of students were injured.
Tension gripped the institute early in the morning when some students severely beaten up a student, Fahad, belonging to the rival group. The incident led to a clash between the two groups. Several students were reportedly injured in the clash.
A heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. No first information report was, however, registered with police till filing of this report. Police sources claimed that the Comsats Institute was closed for an indefinite period. Director of the institute Gul Khan Jadoon, however, said that a meeting was underway to take a decision in this regard. He confirmed the incident but refused to comment on it. The news