GCU students liberty: Court summons registrar
Withdraw FIR against GCU students: protesters
|Lahore, Nov 01: Students of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore and human rights
activists protested on Friday against the administration for not withdrawing a
first information report (FIR) against several students. The GCU
administration registered the FIR against nine students and some outsiders for
gathering in front of the university and creating problems for the teaching
process on Tuesday.
The students were protesting against their expulsion from
the university. The university says that the students were expelled for short
attendance. The protesters on Friday gathered outside the university and
demanded the GCU withdraw the FIR and re-admit the expelled students.
The university administration closed all gates to bar students from
joining the protesters outside. GCU student Abdulsaboor said that his name was
also in the FIR, adding that the administration was "victimising the students
raising voice for their rights".
Activists of the Student Action
Committee, the IJT, the University Students Federation (USF), students from
other institutions and lawyers also joined the protest. Hammad, a GCU student,
said that it was the first time that the students had been declared
'terrorists', adding that the administration should resign as it had damaged the
LHCBA Secretary Rana Asdullah said that it was
unjust that students were declared terrorists. He demanded the administration
withdraw the FIR and hold an inquiry. A heavy contingent of police was also
present to avoid any untoward incident. Anarkali Police SHO Bashir Subhani said
that the terrorism charges were withdrawn uponthe chief minister's directions,
adding that an application against the students was still pending.
ours: GCU Registrar Sahibzada Faisal Khurshid said, "The protesting students
have no link with the GCU." He said that the administration did not submit any
application against the students, but only informed the police about Tuesday's
protest as it was its responsibility. He said that there was no teachers'
organisation in the GCU, adding that those sending press releases to the media
also had no association with the GCU.
GCU registrar summoned for 5th
Lahore: Justice Mian Najam-uz-Zaman of the Lahore High Court,
while holding suo motu proceedings against the arrest of two GCU students, has
summoned GCU registrar Faisal Khurshid for November 5. LHC Chief Justice Sayed
Zahid Hussain has taken suo motu notice of the arrest of the students on
terrorism charges and assigned Justice Mian Najamuz Zaman to take up the matter.
Justice Najam summoned the New Anarkali station house officer (SHO) and entire
record of the case. On Friday, the SHO, with Additional Advocate General Akbar
Tarar, appeared before the court and informed that two jailed students had been
released besides dropping of charges against protesting students. Tarar assured
the court that no raid would be conducted for the arrest of the students until
the final decision of the court. Daily Times
GCU a prestigious institution: VC
Lahore: Vice Chancellor of the Government College University Dr Khalid
Aftab has said that "GCU is the prestigious institution for its excellent
traditions and quality of education."
A press statement issued on late
Friday night which seemed to be issued in connection with the ongoing agitation
between students and GCU administration, the VC stated "GCU Lahore has strived
to inculcate to its students the time honoured values of quality education,
research and cultural refinement during the 19th, 20th and 21st century. Is it
not the responsibility of the GCU teachers and students to devote all their time
and energies for research?"
"Should the concerted efforts for the
enhancement of educational standards not continue unabated?
this nationally acclaimed citadel of learning not yearn for international
recognition? The teachers and students of GC University Lahore are united in
their efforts to achieve these academic pursuits. A few elements with certain
vested interests, who do not share these ideas, need to part ways with GCU so
that the journey to academic progress continues unhindered", the statement
Lecture on corruption: The Government College University
(GCU), Lahore, organised a lecture presentation on "Corruption: A Social Evil"
in the Bokhari Auditorium of the university on Friday.
According to a
press statement, guest speaker Brig (r) Farooq Hameed Khan, Regional Director,
National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Punjab, said that Pakistan was faced with
the crises of integrity and ethics and corruption was deep rooted in all the
segments of our society.
He said that unfortunately, Pakistan stood at
the 46 number in corruption category out of the 180 most corrupt nations of the
He said that the role of our youth in the nation building was
indispensable and there was a need to guide the youth in the proper direction so
that they could be well-mannered, civilized and responsible citizens of the
Gp Capt (r) Zaigham Tirmizi, Deputy Director, Awareness and
Prevention (NAB), Punjab, while addressing the students said that the word
corruption literally means a broken object.
He described the
classification of corruption i.e. petty corruption, business corruption,
political corruption, organized corruption and chaotic corruption. He also
discussed the factors contributing to corruption in Pakistan.
discussing about the impact of corruption, he said that corruption led to
injustice, poverty, insecurity and mistrust.
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Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) Lahore diploma exam from Nov 5
Lahore: The examination of Diploma in Commerce and Diploma in Business
Administration is scheduled to commence from Nov 5 under the Punjab Board of
Technical Education (PBTE) Lahore.
About 89 centers have been
established in Punjab including Northern Areas (Gilgit) for the said
Around 20,000 candidates will appear for these exams while
every applicant has been issued a roll number and date sheet.
chairman Board Prof Mohammad Tariq Malik has strictly instructed the examination
staff for transparent examination.
All the managers from TEVTA were
issued a letter in which they were strictly instructed to monitor the
examination centers in their districts respectively. Mobile inspectors have also
been appointed to monitor the examination. The News
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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed PPSC to make recruitments on merit
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the Punjab Public
Service Commission to be more vibrant and efficient and make recruitments purely
on merit. He said that process of recruitment should further be accelerated and
Punjab government will extend every facility to the commission in this regard.
He was talking to the chairman and members of Punjab Public Service Commission
at the Chief Minister's Secretariat on Friday. The chief secretary Punjab,
additional chief secretary, and secretary services were also present on the
The chief minister said that only eligible and suitable candidates
should be selected for 500 posts of assistant sub-inspector so that they could
not only curb crimes but also prove to be guardians of the masses. He said that
the commission had ensured complete transparency in the recruitment against 300
vacancies of the sub-inspectors during his last tenure. He said that
strengthening of all institutions is the responsibility of the government so
that they could function properly and impartially. He said that the commission
is performing an important responsibility of selection of suitable candidates on
merit in different departments. He said that government is taking effective
measures for improving standard of education in the province and special
seminars are being arranged for this purpose at district level. He said that
educationists, teachers, students as well as parents are attending these
seminars and submitting useful proposals which would help in further improving
education system. He said that as Khadim-e-Aala, during his visit to various
areas of the province, he had himself observed the pathetic condition of
Therefore, he said, he is giving top priority to
bringing about revolutionary changes in education sector. He said that he
believes that the aim of progress and prosperity can not be achieved without
uplifting education sector. He said that steps are also being taken for
imparting quality education also in public schools so that students of middle
class and poor families could also avail better educational facilities. He said
that the Commission should further expedite recruitment process in various
departments besides ensuring transparency. He directed that the system of tests
and interviews for the selection of candidates be improved so that only eligible
candidates could come forward.
Chairman Punjab Public Service Commission
Shahzad Hassan Pervaiz apprised the chief minister of the performance of the
commission, procedure of tests and interviews, processing of applications for
different vacancies as well as other matters. He said that modern technology was
being used for improving the efficiency of the commission. He said that the
system of tests and interviews had also been improved for evaluating ability of
the candidates. He said that due to falling of educational standard, the
knowledge of candidates for different vacancies was usually below average and
immediate steps were needed for raising the standard of education. He said that
the government had provided funds for purchasing eight and half kanal land in
Johar Town for the new building of the commission where examination center and
offices would be established. He said that standard of written examination
conducted by the commission will further improve after construction of the new
examination centers whereas the offices in the existing building will continue
to facilitate the candidates. He assured the chief minister that the commission
would uphold merit at any cost in the selection of the candidates in accordance
with the instructions of the chief minister. The Nation
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PU Law College welcomes newcomers
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) Law College arranged a welcome ceremony for new students of LLB and LLB (Hons) at
the PU New Campus on Friday.
According to a press release issued by the
PU, 1,100 students and teachers of the PU Law College were very excited that the
welcome ceremony was being held after a gap of eight years. PU Vice-Chancellor
Dr Mujahid Kamran was the chief guest on the occasion. The students, besides
presenting critical skits on judicial problems also presented a special drama on
the solidarity of the country.
In his address, Dr Kamran said that the
performance of the PU Law College students was very good. He said that this
particular programme was the best and had provided the audience with evidence of
the talent that exists in the Law College. He said that good leadership, as
provided by Principal Shahzia Qureshi, was required to polish the talent of
students. He asked the new students to take initiative to join the Law College
Debating Club, urging them to capitalise on the co-curricular opportunities
Earlier, Shazia appreciated the leadership qualities of Dr
Kamran by saying that he had successfully fostered an atmosphere that supported
academics and research at the university.
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One-day Maths symposium at LCWU
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Statistics Department is organising a one-day symposium on
Mathematical Statistics and Real Data Analysis (MSRDA) in collaboration with the
Higher Education Commission Pakistan on Saturday (today), according to a press
release issued by the LCWU on Friday.
Prof Dr Bushra Mateen will be the
chief guest on the occasion. The main speaker, Prof Dr Munir, will discuss
'Suduko square design'; Dr Muhammad Zafaryab will present a talk on the 'use of
Transformations in analysing data from planned experiments'; Dr Muhammad Hanif
will discuss the importance of Management Sciences in business. 'Chronomedicine'
from the field of 'Structural Equation Modelling and Applications', will also be
visually presented. Daily Times
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