Punjab university various examinations results

Punjab university announced BSc, MA, MS, BS results
Lahore, Nov 18: PU Examination Department has announced the result of BSc. Chemical Engineering and Technology Final Professional New Course (Sessional Scheme) 2nd Annual 06, BSc (Engg) Industrial Engineering & Management (Semester System) Session 04-09, MA Special Education (Regular, Afternoon and Evening program) Session 07-09, BS IT (Fall 2004) Semester System Session 2004-2008 and MS Biochemistry (Semester System) Session 2006-2008. F.P Report

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Call to use science for public welfare
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that the responsibility to use science for the welfare of human being rests with society and leaders. "Nuclear technology is used for treatment of cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital but on the other hand it can be used as a weapon also", he added.

He stated this while addressing as chief guest at the final round of the 21st Annual Sondhi Challenge Cup Debates at Lahore College of Arts and Science (LACAS), Johar Town. The topic of the debate was: Science is a Threat to Society. However, the contestants mainly focused on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons while speaking for and against the topic.

Dr Kamran, who has won Abdus Salam Prize and the President's Pride of Performance award for his contributions in the field of Physics, said that the topic was of his interest. He said since the world had been divided into nation states and there was a competition, if one country acquired a technology, the others followed it. One can't escape science and knowledge, however, we must remain responsible in the application of scientific knowledge. He ended his speech quoting Einstein as saying, I don't know with what weapons the third world war will be fought, however, the fourth world war will be fought with stick and stones."

Students of Aitchison College grabbed both the winners' and the runner-ups Sondhi Cup. As many as 23 teams of various colleges and schools participated in the contest.

LACAS Principal Ayesha Zaigham said that the annual debates contest was held in memory of late Prof GD Sondhi, the first Indian Principal of Government College. Director LACAS Nazi Qureshi, Organiser Sonnu Rehman and Aitchison Principal Fakir Ejazuddin were also present.

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PU awarded PhD degrees
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has awarded PhD degrees to three students in subjects of Botany, Chemistry and Zoology.

According to a press statement, Neelma Munir, daughter of Munir Ahmad, has been awarded a PhD degree in Botany after approval of her research thesis "Biochemical Characterisation of In Vitro Salt Tolerant Cell Lines and Regenerated plants of Sugarcane (Saccharum Spp. Hybrid)." She completed her thesis under the supervision of PU Department of Botany Assistant Professor Dr Faheem Aftab.

Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, son of Dewan Ali, has been awarded a PhD degree in Chemistry after approval of his research thesis "Radiolabelled Compounds for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals."

His supervisor was PU Institute of Chemistry Director Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra. His co-supervisor was Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology Chief Scientist Dr Malik M Ashfaq.

Tayybah Shaheen, daughter of Ch Mouj ud Din, has been awarded a PhD degree in Zoology after approval of her research thesis "Studies on chromium toxicity in cyprinus carpio brood stock-progeny relationship." She completed her thesis under the supervision of PU Department of Zoology Professor Dr Tanveer Akhtar.

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MA music result distinction
Lahore: Syed Farrukh Bukhari s/o Syed Nasir Ali Bukhari has passed the MA Music from the Punjab University. He has the distinction to be among the first ever pass-outs of MA Musicology programme started by Punjab University in 2006.

Bukhari, who also holds Music degree in graduation from the same university, is also currently working on his semi-classical music album. A seasoned professional from the field of insurance, Syed Farrukh Bukhari is a great fan of legendary Bollywood music composer RD Burman. The news

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Focus on technical education for eradication of poverty
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab government is focusing on promotion of technical education for the eradication of poverty and unemployment and TEVTA has been made an autonomous and vibrant institution for this purpose. He said that Sweden has expertise in technical education sector and it should cooperate with Punjab in the promotion of vocational education and modern technology as well as dairy development, transport and energy sectors.

He said that Punjab and Sweden could launch joint ventures in different sectors by promoting public-private partnership. He was talking to Swedish Ambassador in Pakistan Mrs. Ulrika Sundberg during a meeting at Chief Minister's Secretariat, here today. Matters of mutual interest as well as promotion of cooperation in various sectors were discussed in the meeting. The Chief Minister said that Pakistan and Sweden have friendly ties which are strengthening with the passage of time.

He said that Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive strategy for the eradication of poverty, ignorance and unemployment and in addition to setting up of Danish Schools and computer labs in more than four thousand schools, special attention is being paid to promotion of vocational education. He said that a skilled workforce is being developed in accordance with the market and industrial needs and industrialists and chambers of commerce and industry have also been consulted for the promotion of technical education.

He said that poverty, ignorance, unemployment and social injustices are the main causes of terrorism and there is a need for promotion of vocational education to root out this curse. He said that imparting of technical skills to millions of unemployed youth can enable them play their role in national development as well achieve economic self-sufficiency which could help eradicate poverty, ignorance and terrorism.

He said that Sweden has expertise in technical education sector and state-of-the-art institutions of technical education had been set up in Punjab with the cooperation of Sweden. He stressed the need for further cooperation between Sweden and Punjab for the promotion of vocational education. He said that Swedish government should encourage mutual contacts and cooperation between institutes of vocational education of Punjab and Sweden. F.P Report

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Teachers won't sit at shops
Lahore: The Punjab School Education Department has revoked its decision of deputing schoolteachers at grocery shops to note down the names and identity card numbers of sugar buyers after criticism from teachers as well as the media.

The school education department decided on Saturday to depute teachers at grocery shops to monitor sugar sale, but withdrew the decision on Monday evening.

Executive District Education Officer (Education), Lahore, Dr Muhammad Arshad said all teachers had been replaced with 600 clerical staff, lab assistants and Grade-IV employees. Dawn

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PAF Academy won Iqbal declamation
Lahore: A team of Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur was declared the best at the 29th All Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Bilingual Declamation Contest 2009 which concluded at Government College University (GCU) Lahore on Tuesday.

Saad Sohail was declared the best English speaker and was awarded with Benazir Bhutto Medal and a cash prize of Rs 25,000. The orators, hosted by GCU, delivered memorable speeches which were charged with chaste emotions and insightful and critical thoughts. They punctuated their speeches with fiery verses of Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahemd Faiz and Habib Jalib.

Barrister Kamal Azfar, former Governor of Sindh and a renowned scholar, was the guest of honour at the event while GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab was also present. GCU Debating Society president chaired the declamation contest.

As many as 36 teams of fiery and humorous orators competed for the coveted trophy. However, only teams from Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur, Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi, Punjab University Institute of Administrative Sciences and University College for Lahore qualified for the final round.

In the final, humour topics were "Iss Trahan Tu Hota Hai, Iss Tarhan Ka Kamon Main" and "Ya Solah Nahin Ho Sakti".

However, English speakers delivered speeches on the topic of "When liberty is statue and justice is blind." GCU Debating team closed the house while they as host did not contest for the prizes. Later, Barrister Kamal Azfar presented shields and prizes to the winners of the contest.

Addressing the ceremony, Barrister Kamal lauded the knowledge of the orators, saying that they highlighted very important issues in their speeches. He also gave special prizes to the best English and Urdu speakers. GCU Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab presented a souvenir to the chief guest.

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Steps to fill vacant posts in Services Hospital
Lahore: The Services Hospital, Lahore, medical superintendent, Dr Muhammad Javaid, has said the Health Department has been taking measures to fill the vacant posts of professors in the Services Institute of Medical Sciences /Services Hospital.

The MS said Associate Professor (Forensic Medicine), PGMI, Lahore, Dr Abdul Rasheed Mian had been promoted to the rank of professor and posted as professor of Forensic Medicine at SIMS/SHL with immediate effect.

According to a handout here on Tuesday, Dr Muhammad Javaid, in a statement issued in response to the issue of the hospital's vacant posts highlighted by Young Doctors Association (YDA), said the vacant posts of professors were being filled by promoting the associate professors and through Public Service Commission and all the vacant posts would be filled soon.

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Pulmonology disease fourth major cause of deaths
Lahore: Department of Pulmonology, Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC), Lahore, Chairman Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal has said the chronic obstructive pulmonology disease (COPD) is seriously under-recognised in Pakistan which is the fourth leading cause of deaths in the world.

"This is a preventable disease if treated timely as effective treatment is available for people who have been diagnosed with COPD," Dr Zafar Iqbal, a noted pulmonologist, said during a presentation given to journalists in connection with World COPD Day here on Tuesday.

He said the COPD was a common lung disease that obstructs the airways in the lungs and make breathing difficult. In contrast to asthma, the limitation of airflow is usually not reversible and can progressively get worse over time. The COPD is caused by noxious particles or gas, most commonly from tobacco smoking, which triggers a swelling in the lungs, which are worsened by infections or air pollution, he added.

He said the disease was on the rise in the country and it is estimated that about 10 per cent of the population in Pakistan above the age of 40 suffers from the COPD. He said 75 per cent cases of COPD were caused by smoking in the country while 50 percent of people especially smokers were not aware that they were suffering from this disease. Highlighting the symptoms, he said early symptom of this disease was persistent cough accompanied with sputum. As the disease advances a person starts to feel shortness of breath even on slightest exertion, increased mucus and coughing. If the COPD is detected early, treatments are available to prevent further deterioration of lung function, he added.

Referring to various studies, he said most people who suffered from the COPD smoked or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust contributes to COPD, he said. THE COPD can be preventive through creating awareness among the masses while quitting smoking is the only way to prevent or slow progression of the disease, he hinted. A large number of people, including a few doctors, mix the COPD with asthma, however, the COPD is quite different with the latter, he stated.

He said the COPD was among the leading causes of chronic morbidity and mortality in the world, including Pakistan and it put a heavy burden on the individual patient and the country, causing disability and impairing quality of life, as well as generating high costs.

As many as 25 percent bed occupancy in the public hospitals is on account of this disease, he pointed out. To a query, he replied that data for the COPD prevalence in the country was not available like other diseases in the country, thus its prevalence and the burden of disease were therefore probably higher than estimated. The news

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