Graduation ceremony held at PAF Academy Risalpur

Graduation ceremony of GD pilot
Risalpur, May 28: Graduation ceremony of GD (pilot), engineering, air defence and A and SD courses, and the commissioning ceremony of GD (pilot) and engineering course were held at Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur on Thursday. Admiral Noman Bashir, chief of the naval staff, was the chief guest. Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman was also present on the occasion.

The chief guest reviewed the parade and presented Quaid-i-Azam banner to No-4 squadron, the new champion squadron, according to a press release. This was followed by award of flying badges and branch insignias to graduating officers and aviation cadets.

Chairman joint chiefs of staff committee's trophy for best performance in general service training in college of flying training was awarded to

pilot officer Osama Sharif Ghani, while pilot officer Wahab Osama lifted chairman joint chiefs' of staff committee's trophy for best performance in general service training in college of aeronautical engineering.

Chief of the air staff's trophy for best performance in flying was awarded to pilot officer Osama Sharif Ghani while pilot officer Zahid Ahmed Qureshi lifted chief of the air staff trophy for best performance in engineering discipline.

The coveted sword of honour for best all round performance in college of flying training was awarded to pilot officer Osama Sharif Ghani. While pilot officer Adnan Hanif won sword of honour for best all round performance in college of aeronautical engineering. Trophy for overall best performance in the air defence course was awarded to aviation cadet Tanvir Ahsan, while trophy for best performance in the admin and special duties course was won by aviation cadet Faique Qamar. Dawn

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PU students asked to be calm
Lahore: The acting vice chancellor of Punjab University (PU) asked the students of Institute of Mycology and Plant Pathology (IMPP) to stop from staging uncalled for protest demonstrations in scorching heat or setting their degrees ablaze because majority of their demands had already been accepted while remedial measures were being taken to speedily remove their grievances. In a press release on Thursday, Acting VC Prof Dr Jamil Anwar Ch said that demands of the protesting students relating to accreditation with Agriculture (Plant Pathology), nomenclature and courses for graduate and advanced degree courses of the IMPP students had already been revised while implementation of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) syllabi for Plant Pathology would be put in place without further loss of time.

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PU result
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Thursday announced the result of BA Special Annual Examination 2009 (Hearing Impaired). The pass percentage in the exam remained 90.36. Meanwhile, according to a press statement, PU Examinations Department's partial suppression notification regarding date-sheet of MA/MSc, Part-I, Annual Examination 2010 commencing from June 18, the candidates of MA Islamic Studies appearing in Paper-V (Arabic Language & Literature) would take their said paper on Wednesday, July 7 instead of Thursday, July 8, 2010.

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Technical institute student protest 'maltreatment'
Lahore: A large number of students of the Govt Technical Training Institute (GTTI), Gulberg, held a demonstration outside the Tevta Secretariat on Thursday to protest the alleged maltreatment meted out to a student by family of the authorityŪs chairman.

The protesting students chanted slogans against the management of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) while some of them also smashed windowpanes and flowerpots at the Tevta Office.

They alleged that some students, pursuing the Discipline of Carpentry, were made to work at a boutique owned by family of Tevta chairman.

The protestors told reporters that a student, Fayyaz, was allegedly made to stand in scorching heat when he showed reluctance to work at the boutique without approval of his instructors after which he fainted.

The protesting students demanded the government take notice of the issue.

Tevta Chairman Saeed Ahmad Alvi was not available for comments for being out of country and Tevta Secretary Tariq Masood refused to comment over the allegations, saying the GM (Administration/Finance) who was also having additional charge of Tevta chief operating officer was the relevant person.

When contacted, Finance GM Khawaja Adnan said some students, belonging to the Muslim Students Federation (MSF), were expelled over non-attendance almost a month back, adding that such elements were behind the Thursday's protest.

Answering a question he said some students performed duties of servicing air conditions at Chairman TEVTA's home for which they were also paid as part of training.

Khawaja Adnan said the issue was being exploited by elements belonging to MSF.

He further he himself held talks with protesting students and directed Zonal Manager to review the expulsion cases adding if the same were not initiated under disciplinary proceedings the expulsion could be reviewed.

Meanwhile it is learnt Parliamentary Secretary for Industries Rana Tajammul Hussain has also ordered an inquiry into the matter.

When contacted the Rana Tajammul said a committee comprising two MPAs had been constituted which would submit a complete report within few days.

We also contacted Chairman TEVTA's residence on phone but no one was available for comments. The news

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