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Nelson Mandela Corner at Quaid-i-Azam University

'Nelson Mandela Corner' to be set up at QAU library
Islamabad, May 27: Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday unanimously agreed that Pakistan and South Africa should work closely to strengthen economic, political and social ties for the benefit of the two countries.

The seminar on 'Pakistan-South Africa Relations: Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration' was organised by the History Department of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in collaboration with the QAU Alumni Association.

QAU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, in his address, said that they would establish a Nelson Mandela Corner in the library to pay tribute to the great leader, who put in brave resistance against discrimination based on race and colour.

Addressing the seminar, High Commissioner of South Africa Daniel Jabulani Mavimbela said South Africa and Pakistan established full diplomatic relations in 1994 and both countries joined other nations in pursuing a policy of peaceful co-existence and conflict resolution. He said both the countries are enjoying cordial bilateral relations that offer an enormous potential for enhancing the mutual annual trade volume that currently stands at $450 million.

The high commissioner said South Africa exports items to Pakistan worth $240 million annually whereas the figure stands at $210 million in case of Pakistan, adding that major export items from Pakistan to South Africa include cotton yarn, woven fabrics, leather, rice and textiles. "The extension and consolidation of trade and economic relations will benefit both the countries and their people as well," he said.

He said his country is facing numerous challenges such as poverty, under development and crime, and they are trying hard to address the root causes that require a proper understanding of people's needs and response within the parameters of good governance. The news

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3-day course concludes at KEMU
Lahore: The three-day postgraduate course 'Gastroenterology and Hepatology' has come to an end at the King Edward Medical University (KEMU). The course was conducted to celebrate the 150 years of excellence of the University.

Editor-in-Chief The Nation Majid Nizami was the chief guest on the first day. He applauded the doctors for their valued contributions and praised the senior doctors for encouraging the PG trainees. He also distributed shields among the members of organising committee. The objective of this conference was to educate the doctors and aware the people regarding the prevalence of Hepatitis B & C, gastroi-ntestinal problems of the patients and their complications. More than five hundred doctors from across the country took part in this postgraduate course. On the first day, audio-visual endoscopy workshop was held for the first time in KEMU. During the workshop, the guests talked about essentials of endoscopy and other issues related to upper and lower GI bleeding. The organising committee comprised Prof Irshad Hussain, Prof Aftab Mohsin, Dr Shahid Sarwar, Dr Bilal, Dr Sandeep Raj Kunwar, Dr Rabia, Dr Nasir Butt and Dr Asif.
Maqbool, Dr Naeem, Dr Shahzad, and Dr Kashif.

Other major guests who graced the event included KEMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Zafarullah Khan, Mayo Hospital MS Dr Zahid Perviaz, Prof Anwaar A Khan and others. The nation

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PU Seminar
Lahore: The Institution of Communication Studies of Punjab University is going to organise seminar on "Media Ethics" in the Hameed Niazmi Memorial Conference Room here at 11am on Thursday. American Scholars Sherry Ricchiard and Frank Folwell will be the main speakers. The main objective of this seminar is to inform students about the role of ethics in Pakistan and Western countries particularly America in journalism.

PU teachers condemn blasphemy
Lahore: A meeting of the Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) was held under the chairmanship of it acting President Prof Dr Abdul Ghaffar here on Wednesday. According to a press release, PUASA members condemned and denounced the blasphemous caricatures competition posted on Facebook and Youtube. They appealed to the Muslim heads of states to adopt a clear-cut stance on the issue and demanded a permanent ban on Facebook and Youtube.

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English debate held at JSPSC
Rawalpindi: An annual inter-house English debate competition was held at the Joint Services Public School and College (JSPSC), Rawalpindi Cantt, under the patronage of vice-principal Zareen Kamran, says a press release. Principal Air Commodore (r) Muhammad Naseer was the chief guest. The students of class 6 and 7 expressed their thoughts on the topic 'English as Medium of Instruction.' Aiman Alam from House spoke against the topic and held her opponents speechless. She got a hard-earned first position. Students of 8th and 9th standard discussed 'technology - a blessing or curse.' The news

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