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NED extends date for admission to Masters' programmes
Karachi, May 06: The NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi has extended the last date for submission of admission forms for Masters' degree programmes up to May 7. Registrar Engr Javed Aziz Khan stated this, on Thursday. He said that on an average 25 admissions would be offered to some 40 disciplines in six faculties. The faculties are: civil engineering; environmental and architecture; mechanical and manufacturing engineering; electrical, electronics and computer engineering; biomedical engineering; information science and humanities; chemical and process engineering. Khan said that the process of teaching would commence from July this year and that the classes would also be conducted in the evening. app

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Ibad inaugurates 3 buildings at NED University
Karachi: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan on Thursday performed the inauguration of three departmental buildings at the NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi.

The buildings were of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Polymer and Petrochemical Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering.

An official of NED University said that these three departmental buildings have been constructed at the NED Campus at a cost of about Rs 175 million.

He said that the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has made the funding available for these buildings.

Dr Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the public sector universities in the province, said on the occasion that along with maintenance of law and order, the promotion of education is also the priority of the government.

He further pointed out that appropriate measures are being taken in this regard.

The governor was of the view that concerted efforts would have to be made for the resolution of the problems. app

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LUMHS council wants control over tertiary hospitals
Hyderabad: The Academic Council of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, on Thursday sought the transfer of all tertiary level hospitals of Sindh with their budget, existing staff and assets to ensure efficient service delivery.

The resolution was adopted by the Council amidst a sit-in by a large number of paramedics outside the main gate of the administration block of LUMHS, Jamshoro.

It was organised by the action committee of People's Paramedical Association, Sindh Paramedical Association and Pakistan Paramedical Association, headed by Zulfikar Jatoi. Dawn

According to resolution, sent to by LUMHS administration, the house praised the Sindh governor for his announcement to hand over Jamshoro branch of hospital to LUMHS.

It, however, unanimously resolved that mere placing of Jamshoro under university's administration would not serve the purpose unless other units like eye hospital, city branch of hospital, Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Institute of Psychiatry and College of Nursing are also handed over to LUMHS.

It would then be upgraded at par with international standard. It requested Sindh governor to hand over these facilities to LUMHS with all assets, existing staff and budget in the best interest of public and medical education.

The meeting was also attended by MS of the hospital Dr.Ghulam Mustafa, who although agreed to the text of the resolution, did say that the proposal seems to be a difficult one because if Sindh government agrees to hand over all these facilities to LUMHS, then it would have to act accordingly in Karachi, Nawabshah and Larkana where similar tertiary level facilities exist.

The Council's members have supplemented the argument of the university's vice chancellor on the ground that taking Jamshoro hospital is not solution to the problem because patients wouldn't be then willing to come to Jamshoro.

The meeting was of the view that mainly all units of gynaecology, paediatrics, ENT and eye exist in city branch.

There exist only 28 bed ward of gynaecology in Jamshoro while in city branch there are 120 beds. Dawn

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PU students earn laurels
Lahore: A team of Punjab University Model United Nations has won six Outstanding Diplomacy Awards at the Muenster University Model United Nations 2011 at Muenster, Germany and Finnish Model United Nations (FinMUN) 2011 at Helsinki, Finland.

The nine-member PU students' delegation took part in the event in which over 200 delegates from the world participated and PU students won five Outstanding Diplomacy Awards. The winning students include Muhammad Umer Riaz and Zeeshan Nadeem of Law College, Saad Arsalan Iqbal of College of Art & Design, Uneza Hamid of ICS and Muhammad Saqib of ICET.

Four students were selected as judges by Munster University Germany. The students not only served as members of the Secretariat at Munster University Model United Nations Conference 2011 but also adjudicated sessions in various committees. The students included Muhammad Bilal Ramzan and Ameer Hamza Dogar of Law College, Sher Afghan Malik of IAS and Raza Bakir Shah of IBA.

It is to be noted here that PU students have won "outstanding delegation awards" at this international student conference for the last three years 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively. The delegation took part in FinMUN 2011. PU delegation won the award for "Best Delegation at Global Village" and the sole Outstanding Diplomacy Award was won by Uneza Hamid of ICS.

It is pertinent to mention that the delegation was partially funded by the Embassy of Finland, Islamabad. The delegation acknowledged the support of the Finnish embassy.

PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran and PUMUN Director Shaista Sirajuddin extended their heartiest gratitude to Government of Finland via its ambassador Osmo Lipponen for their financial contribution to Model United Nations Society.

Their support was highly acknowledged by the VC who expressed hope that this collaboration will pave way for future endeavors in association with the Government of Finland. The nation

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PhDs awarded at PU
Lahore: The Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to Anwar Hussain S/o Muhammad Roshan in the subject of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics after the approval of his research thesis titled "Phytohormones Cytokinin and IAA from Microbial Origin and Their Impact on Plant Growth" and Mubasher Hussain S/o Akhter Husain in the subject of Islamic Studies after the approval of his research thesis titled "Usage of Prohibited Parts of Animals and Fiqh-e-Islami." They have completed their theses under the supervision of Prof Dr Shahida Hasnain, Chairperson, PU Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and Dr Muhammad Saad Siddiqi, Assistant Professor, PU Department of Islamic Studies, respectively. The news

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Poetry recital in PU
Lahore: Punjab University Student Teacher Centre (STC) organised a Mehfil-e-Mushaaira in the Faisal Auditorium, New Campus. A press release here on Thursday said Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over the moot while Chairman National Language Authority Iftikhar Arif was chief guest on the occasion. Renowned national poets including Shahzad Ahmad, Saleem Kashar, Anwar Masood, Amjad Islam Amjad, Khalid Ahmad, Safdar Saleem Sayal, Younas Ahqar, Najeeb Ahmad, Inam-ul-Haq Javed, Bushra Ijaz, Rashid Mateen, Khalid Masood, Ali Asghar Abbas, Imran Naqvi, Zahid Fakhri, Wassi Shah, Khalid Sharif and Saima Kamran presented recited from their poetry in the Mushaaira. Faculty members and many students were present on the occasion, who appreciated the poetry. Some students waved their T-shirts and vests demanding Anwar Masood to present his famous poem "Banain" and when he recited the same poem, the whole hall resonated with applause.

Speaking on the occasion, the VC thanked the chief guest and other honourable guests and presented them revised edition History and literature of Muslims of Subcontinent as a gift. The news

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Teachers protest govt policies
Lahore: Scores of teachers under the banner of the Punjab Teachers Union and the Joint Action Committee of Teachers, Punjab, took out a rally and staged a sit-in on The Mall on Wednesday for the acceptance of their demands.

The rally emerged from Nasser Bagh and concluded outside the Punjab Assembly building.

At Nasser Bagh, Rana Muhammad Arshad, Syed Sajjad Kazmi and Rana Liaquat addressed the rally and criticised the government for not accepting their demands and alleged the bureaucracy was making policies to insult them. They demanded that primary schools be excluded from local government control as political interference had affected their workings.

They demanded the implementation of the recommendations of the Pay and Pension Commission and the launch of group

insurance maturity claim and timely promotion of teachers.

They announced a hunger strike camp to be held on May 24 and 25 in Islamabad.

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UHS board meets
Lahore: The 54th meeting of the advanced studies and research board of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held on Thursday.

The meeting discussed the theses of Dr Saima Mansoor Bugvi (MPhil Haematology) and Dr Muhammad Nazir Afridi (MS of Otorhinolaryngology).

The panels of examiners were made for the thesis by Dr Shaista Arshad Jarral (MPhil Anatomy) and Dr Muhammad Jawad Anwar (MPhil Chemical Pathology). Some 15 synopses were also considered for registration in various postgraduate courses. Dawn

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Magisterial powers for BISE chairmen
Lahore: Secretary Home Shahid Khan on Thursday presided over an important meeting with regard to holding the intermediate annual examinations 2011 starting from May 7 in a peaceful and transparent manner.

Additional IG Police Muhammad Rafiq Hassan, Additional Secretary Higher Education Muhammad Akram Chaudhry, Deputy Inspector General of Headquarters (Prisons), Deputy Inspector General of Special Branch, Additional Inspector General of CID, Additional Secretary Schools Khalid Mehmood Ramay, Chairman Lahore Board Muhammad Akram Kashmiri and Chairman Faisalabad Board Mumtaz Ahmad Shah participated in the meeting.

The meeting pledged its determination that like before, better arrangements will also be made this year for holding examinations of intermediate.

The Police will be deputed outside each examination centre and special mobile squads of police will also supervise the examination centres.

1,929,000 candidates will take examination in 2005 examination centres during annual intermediate examination. Powers of first class magistrates have been delegated to Chairmen of Boards so that persons creating disturbance could be punished on the spot and booti mafia be eliminated. Similarly, control rooms have been set up at district level and concerned DCO, DPO, EDO Education and representative of board are its members.

Orders are being issued for imposing Section 144 around examination centres.

The Higher Education Department has set up monitoring centre at the Secretariat, which will submit reports to the Chief Minister Punjab regarding conducting of intermediate examination throughout the province on daily basis. In addition, special squads have been constituted which will conduct raids on examination centres. The nation

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