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Punjab University announces results
Lahore, May 13: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of various examinations on Tuesday.

These exams include MPhil Fine Arts (Semester System), Session 2003-2005, MPhil Islamic Studies (Semester System), Session 2006-2008, Diploma in Arabic (Semester System), Session 2007-2008, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Economics (Semester System), Session 2007-2008, Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (Semester System), Session 2008, MSc Space Science (Two Years Programme), Semester System, Session 2006-2008 and MSc Space Science (Evening), (Two Years Programme), Semester System, Session 2006-2008.

Schedule of BSc Home Economics admission forms
The Punjab University (PU) Examination Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission forms for BSc Home Economics, Annual Examination 2009. Last date for submission of admission forms with double fee is May 15.

BSc Home Economics, Part-I (First Year), Annual Examination 2009, BSc Home Economics, First Year, Annual Examination 2009 and BSc Home Economics, Third Year, Annual Examination 2009, will commence from May 29 while BSc Home Economics, Second Year, Annual Examination 2009 and BSc Home Economics, Final Year, Annual Examination 2009, will commence from May 30. The News

PU establishes fund for refugees
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has established a special fund to help the homeless people of Swat and facilitate their rehabilitation. This was decided in a meeting of senior teachers presided over by Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday. The meeting decided that university teachers and employees would donate their one-day salary in addition to collecting funds and necessary equipment for the homeless people of Swat. Also on Monday the VC presided over a ceremony for the PU Law College's magazine 'Al-Meezan', which has resumed publication after a gap of 10 years. Speaking on the occasion, Kamran congratulated the students who worked on the magazine and said the publication of Al-Meezan after 10 years had proved that the Law College students were giving special attention to co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Daily Times

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Body to probe theft of unsolved answer-sheets
Lahore: The Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) has formed an inquiry committee to probe the theft of around 450 unsolved answer-sheets from an examination centre at Pasrur, district Sialkot, the other day.

According to details, some unknown persons had stolen empty answer-sheets before commencement of exam from Government Elementary College Teachers Training, Pasrur, during the ongoing Diploma of Commerce (D.Com), Part-I, Annual Examination 2009, on Monday.

Punjab Board of Technical EducationChairman Prof Muhammad Tariq Malik said FIR was got registered against unknown persons the same day, adding an inquiry committee had also been formed to probe the incident. He further said Punjab Board of Technical Education Member Naseem Hussain Cheema had been appointed as convener of the inquiry committee.

To a question, Prof Malik said answer-sheets were provided in abundance due to the reason that candidates did not face any difficulty while attempting the exam.

It is pertinent to mention here that last year a bundle containing over 900 solved answer sheets of D.Com students went missing during its transportation from Lahore to Vehari by the Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE).

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GCU wins debate contest
Lahore: The Debating Society of Government College University (GCU) defeated Forman Christian College University (FCCU) at the 1st All Pakistan Inter-Collegiate Urdu Parliamentary Debating Championship 2009. The event was hosted by the Salamat International Campus for Advanced Studies (SICAS). The GCU team comprised Rana Hamza Ijaz, Rana Saram Israr, Abbas Nazir, Najam-ud-Din Farani, Haider Abbas and Muhammad Zulqurnain.

GCU awarded PhD degree
Lahore: The Government College University (GCU) Lahore has awarded a PhD degree to a student in the subject of Chemistry. Ms Nasira Bashir has been awarded PhD degree after the approval of her thesis titled "Explanation of Agro-Industrial Wastes for the Microbial Production on Intercellular and Extracellular Enzyme Penicillin-G-Acylase by Fermentation".

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Distinction for University of Lahore
The University of Lahore Rector Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Shuja has been granted the National Award of Excellence, 2009, by the Institution of Engineers Pakistan for his services in the engineering profession. Dr Shuja has played an important role in getting The University of Lahore the distinction of being included in the top 500 universities of the world for the last four consecutive years.

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Teachers warn of boycott
Lahore: The government schoolteachers' Joint Action Committee (JAC) has warned the government of boycott on May 19.

In a press statement, the JAC representatives including Jan-e-Alam Khan, Rana Muhammad Arshad and Rana Liaquat stated that teachers would also boycott examinations and population census if their demands were not met.

The demands included 100 percent increase in salaries, end to NGOs interference in schools, dissolution of monitoring cell and regularisation of contract teachers.

Meanwhile, the Punjab School Education Service (SES) Teachers Association has presented a 20-point charter of demand to the government warning if demands are not fulfilled by 17 May then teachers will stage hunger strike camps from 18 May.

The SES office-bearers, including its additional president for Punjab chapter Ch Ramzan Gujjar, Lahore chapter president Abdul Hameed Toor and others, said the camps would be staged at all the district headquarters, adding protest rallies would be staged from 23 May. The News

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Teachers stage rally
Okara: Teachers staged a rally here on Tuesday to press the authorities to accept their demands.

The rally, which was taken out on the call of the Punjab Teachers Union (PTU), culminated at the Press Club Chowk where teachers staged a protest, raised slogans against the government and sought 100 per cent raise in their salaries, grade 9 for primary teachers, grade 12 for elementary teachers and regularisation of contract teachers.

Speaking to the protesters, PTU representative Rai Abdullah Kharal said teachers had been living a miserable life because of low income. Dawn

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Concert marks 10 years of LUMS music society
Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) organised its annual musical night at the Main Library Ground of the university on Saturday night. Hundreds of students enjoyed the musical night as the LUMS Music Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with great fervour. The open-air venue added to the glamour of the night as sitting arrangements were made on the grassy lawn by laying a carpet on it. The spacious ground looked empty at the beginning of the night, however, it was filled to full capacity later on. Stalls of edibles were set up to facilitate the students. The ground was beset with tents. Bands: Professional bands like Entity Paradigm (EP), Noori and Aunty Disco were invited to the musical night. Talent of the LUMS students was also demonstrated in between these professional performances. Various bands of students from various schools performed and received great applause. Some songs were original and composed by students themselves while most were remixes of popular pop songs. The arrangements made for the concert were commendable. Apart from an appropriate stage that seemed to be proportionate to the ground size, LCD screens were also set up to help the audience get a closer picture of the stage. Sounds of booing and applause resounded in the venue. Hammad, a student, said the event had been both colourful and fabulous. The achievements of the LUMS Music Society were applauded on the occasion. Speakers highlighted that 10 years ago, the society came into existence, and over this period, it had introduced the talents of students of LUMS on various national platforms. The society's patron-in-chief said it was among the most active societies of the university. A day before the concert, the society organised a panel discussion on the country's music industry and its future. Many young and talented singers participated in the discussion and gave their feedback. Daily Times

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