Fatima Jinnah Medical College MBBS admissions

FJMC admissions in MBBS 1st year 2009-10
Lahore, Nov 22: The Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, has dispatched call letters to all the candidates securing admission in MBBS 1st year for the academic session 2009-10 against the open merit seats at the college. According to a press release issued here on Saturday, the call letters have been dispatched on their postal addresses to report for their admission on 25th and 26th of November, 2009 respectively for depositing college fee/hostel dues. The first year MBBS class will start from December 2, 2009, while orientation will be held the next day at the college auditorium at 9 am.

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Punjab university announced Eid holidays
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) will remain closed form November 27, 2009 (Friday) to November 30, 2009 (Monday) on account of Eid-ul-Azha.

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PU farewell
Lahore: The Punjab University College of Art and Design (PUCAD) faculty and students hosted a farewell party in honour of Assistant Professor Zafarullah on his retirement after 33 years' service on Saturday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Principal Dr Rahat Naveed, former Principal Shahnawaz Zaidi and other teachers paid tributes to Prof Zafar for his services for the college. Speaking on the occasion, the VC said the college faculty and students were promoting soft image of Pakistan through their creative work, adding Dr Zafar had also played an active role in this regard. The news

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GCU houses Dr Salam's Nobel certificate
Lahore: The Government College University has the honour of housing the original Noble Prize Certificate of Dr Abdus Salam, the Pakistan's only noble laureate.

Prof Dr Katepalli R Sreenivasan, the Director of Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, had gifted the original Nobel Prize Certificate of Dr Abdus Salam to his alma mater, the Government College University Lahore. Dr Salam had received the Nobel Prize Certificate from King Carl XVI Gustav of Swede on Dec 10, 1979. The words written on the certificate are "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter-alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current."

The certificate has been placed in GCU's Library Museum, where around 4,000 letters written by renowned literary figures of Urdu are kept. A large number of students daily get inspiration from the great achievement of Dr Abdus Salam. Dr Abdus Salam got education from the Government College from 1942 to 1946 before getting admission in the Cambridge University. Later, after the establishment of Pakistan, Dr Abdus Salam taught at the Government College Lahore from 1951 to 1954.

Meanwhile Students of Government High school Township visited Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on a study tour Saturday.They visited the picture gallery and later participated in a briefing session.

Meanwhile, a mobile Unit of programme Aghi organised an event at City District Government High School Wahdat Colony. Another unit held the session at Al-Tariq Comprehensive High School Sanda Kalan. Grandson of Baba-e-Urdu and head of the school Tariq Khan presided over the gathering. Programmes were also organised at Govt Girls High School Shahdara Town, Kids Grammar School Township and Misali Public High School Raiwind. The nation

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LUMS Children's festival
Lahore: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) organised 'U-fone Children's Athletic Mela 09' on the varsity campus on Saturday. More than 70 children aged 8-13 years from the orphanages of SOS Earthquake Centre, The Citizen's Foundation (TCF) and SAVE Pakistan participated in the Mela.

Pakistan Cricket Board former Chairman Sheryar Khan was the chief guest on the occasion. According to a press statement, a number of activities, including race, tug-of-war and musical chair, were held. The news

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Tributes to Allama Iqbal
Rawalpindi: 'Allama Iqbal Day' was observed here on Saturday at FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, to pay homage to the great poet philosopher, thinker and architect of the idea of Pakistan.

The programme started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Faiza Imdad while Sumaira Talib presented Naat. Misbah Khanum presented a brief but thoughtful introduction to Dr Allama Iqbal, whose lofty ideas and sublime expression enriched the soil of subcontinent in thought and culture.

Students paid rich tributes to the national poet. Nudrat Elahi of MA Urdu expressed her views on how to maximally benefit from Iqbal's teachings in the present day perspective. Saba Azam's topic was 'Is today's Pakistan the one, which was envisioned by Iqbal for his countrymen?' Hafsa Bint-e-Rafique delivered her prize-winning speech in Urdu. Moreover, Ayesha Nazir Lodhi, Samreen Nawaz and Saira Batool beautifully presented Iqbal's famous Persian poems, while 'Shikwa', 'Jawaab-e-Shikwa', 'Taloo-e-Islam' and 'Jibraeel-o-Iblees' were presented in rendition by Misbah Moin Iqbal, Almas Javed, Iqra Mustansar, Sobia Shafiq, Raheena Mobin, Nudrat Elahi and Misbah Khanum.

The most inspiring performance on the occasion was a short play that dramatised the prevailing shadows of terrorism and poverty in a symbolic manner. Madam Fauzia Sahar of Urdu Department paid tribute to the national poet through her poem, while Iram Shabbir presented Iqbal's famous 'dua' for the children. Later, Principal Shaista Zaid, the chief guest on the occasion, distributed certificates among the participants. The nation

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NTB training course concluded
Islamabad: The fifth 3-month Skill Upgradation Instructor Training Course organised by the Ministry of Labour and Manpower National Training Bureau (NTB) concluded here Saturday.

Under this project, the bureau imparted training to 467 instructors and trainers in different trades including machines, mechanical, electrical, electronic and refrigeration. NTB had fixed a target of 770 trainees for the purpose. The next phase of training will begin from December 7.

Addressing the ceremony, NTB Director General Razia Zubairi said that quality of training in Pakistan is sufficiently low due to which the country is suffering. She said that general public, institutions and factories do not find even good plumbers or mechanics in the market.

She said that NTB was producing good quality skilled persons and the trainees will have no problem in getting jobs.

NTB Director Juma Khan said that the bureau is a functional institution of training the trainers extending services to all over the country. He said that manpower is our best asset and we should benefit from it. "If we work on manpower, we can use them for national development," he said adding we consult employees, employers, trade unions and planning and development experts in devising policies. He said we provide training on market-oriented trades. The resource persons in the training had acquired training from countries like Germany, Italy, Japan and UK.

Sajid Iqbal, a junior trade instructor, Vocational Training Institute, Mirpur, AJK, appreciated the training, which otherwise one had secured after spending handsome fees to other institutions.

Answering a question, the NTB director general said that pedagogy, motivational techniques and communication skills were the fields in which all the participants were given the same training after which trainees joined different groups to have specialised training. The news

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