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PU to serve notices on faculty members for plagiarism
Lahore, Nov 29: The Punjab University (PU) Syndicate in its meeting on Saturday decided to serve show cause notices on some faculty members and give them opportunity of personal hearing in the next meeting over the allegations of plagiarism and illegal admissions.

The respective enquiry committees had recommended action against the accused faculty members. Those who will be provided opportunity of personal hearing include five faculty members of the Centre for Higher Energy Physics (CHEP) and former director of the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS).

The meeting also discussed that two CHEP teachers had been appointed allegedly against the rules and regulations and referred back their cases to the Selection Board.

The Syndicate meeting also decided to serve a show-cause notice on a faculty member of the Institute of Chemistry for alleged plagiarism. The meeting decided to provide an opportunity of personal hearing to the former director in next meeting.

In another matter, the syndicate reviewed the representation of a faculty member of Urdu Department that whether all the legal requirements were fulfilled to ensure justice in a decision against him regarding harassment of a Japanese student in 2004.

The meeting was informed that rules and regulations were not followed in the inquiry committee and even statements of witnesses were not recorded as the decision was made at the behest of one member of the inquiry committee. The syndicate expressed sorrow and nullified the previous decision.

The PU syndicate also decided to service a show-cause notice on former ICS director in the light of inquiry report to investigate 58 illegal admissions at the institute last year.

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PU results
Lahore: Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of BS (4-year programme), 1st semester (Special Re-Sit) examination 2013 and Associate Degree in Education (ADE) 3-year leading to BEd (Hons) Programme, 5th Semester 2013. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk, according to a press release here on Wednesday.

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25 PhD synopses approved
Lahore: A MEETING of Punjab University Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) was held on Tuesday which approved 25 PhD synopses.

The meeting, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, also approved 12 evaluation reports, nine panels of examiners, seven cases of extension and one miscellaneous case.

Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik, Prof Dr M Zakria Zakar, Prof Dr Tanveer Akhtar, Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chawla, Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhter, Prof Dr Ismatullah Zahid, Prof Dr Hafiz Mehmood Akhtar, Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaquat Ali, DPCC Acting Chairperson Prof Dr Anjum Nasim Sabri and Registrar Prof Dr Khan Rass Masood attended the meeting.

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Teachers take to streets for their rights
Lahore: The Punjab Teachers Alliance (PTA) held a protest rally on Wednesday from the Lahore Press Club to the Punjab Assembly to ensure that their demands were heard by the authorities concerned.

The protesting teachers opposed the constitution of the "education authority" and the assigning of additional duties, like during vaccination campaigns.

Male and female teachers in a good number participated in the rally. Concerned about their rights being exploited by the authorities, they demanded that no transfer should take place on pretext of upgrading and downgrading, and that teachers should be kept away from polio vaccination duties as well as other extra-curricular and surveillance duties.

On the other hand, the Punjab Teachers Union has also announced to stage a protest demonstration today (Thursday) at Nasir Bagh against the authorities concerned for not fulfilling their demands.

Teachers from all across the province will gather at Nasir Bagh and move to the Chief Minister's House on The Mall, where they will stage a sit-in until their demands are met.

The PTU had last week called for boycott of classes on November 28 in public schools across the city.

It said in a statement that notices had been sent to the Education Department, the Chief Minister's Secretariat as well as the executive district officer (EDO), informing them of the plan to suspend classes. The news

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