PU BA suppl exam
Lahore, Oct 02: A spokesman for the Punjab University (PU) on Friday claimed that the university s Examinations Department had dispatched the roll number slips to all candidates of BA/BSc Supplementary Examination 2011, starting from October 5, 2011. In a press statement, the spokesman said, however, if any candidate had not yet got his/her roll number slip, he/she might contact BA/BSc Section of PU Examinations Department, New Campus, for duplicate slip.
PU research group rebuffs wrong info about dengue
Lahore: Experts from different universities joined the Punjab University s Dengue Research Group formed to carry out research and curb dengue virus.
On Friday, PU VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over third meeting of the group, which was attended by experts from University of Health Sciences (UHS), University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS), Mayo Hospital, Fatima Memorial System and FC College University. The VC said PU would utilize its own resources and the government would not ask any grant from the government because of red tapism. The experts said wrong information regarding dengue fever has been conveyed to people. Prof Dr Aslam Khan of UHS said female dengue mosquito bit humans from morning to evening and 2pm was its peak time. After sucking blood, thee female mosquito need to lay eggs. He said crevices in trees and other such locations were ideal places for this. He said the dengue mosquito did not rest inside homes. He said the dengue virus was reported in the region before 1947 but after 1947, migrants used empty bottles and such other things which stopped its breeding. Later, some viruses were detected in 1971 and then the Congo virus was discovered in Rawalpindi in 1973. An American Dr David Allan imported this virus from East Pakistan. In Southeast Asia, this virus came through the import of tyres. He highlighted various types of mosquitoes. Dr Shabnam Sarfaraz of Fatima Memorial System, Muhammad Jamil Akhtar from Mayo Hospital, Dr Kausar Abdul Malik of FC College, Masud Rabbani from UVAS and Dr Nasreen Mozaffar who said too much use of insect repellent lotion/cream could cause serious skin diseases. Dr Mujahid Kamran directed that this information regarding dengue should be made public.
Mosquitoes in PU exam centre
Lahore: A large number of test-takers on Friday complained of massive presence of mosquitoes at the Punjab University s examination centre on Wahdat Road.
The candidates appearing in the test organised by the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) for the post of Lecturer in Political Science said the presence of mosquitoes in the centre caused great unrest among them in the wake of dengue fever.
The candidates, including Amir and Sajid, criticised the PU administration and demanded the authorities to take immediate measures for fumigation there.
A PU spokesman said the varsity administration would investigate the issue and take all the necessary measures to ensure clean and hygienic environment to the candidates appearing in exams.
He said the varsity had ensured massive spray on its campuses as a preventive measure against dengue virus.
UET merit list
Lahore: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) on Friday displayed the first merit list for undergraduate programmes. According to a press statement, the successful candidates can submit their admission dues/fees by October 5, 2011 while the second merit list will be displayed on October 6, 2011.
IJT bid to disrupt seminar
An unpleasant situation emerged at the Government Islamia College of Commerce at Allama Iqbal Town on Friday when some students tried to disrupt a seminar on dengue awareness.
PML-N MNA Omer Sohail Zia Butt was the chief guest on the occasion. It is learnt some activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) opposed holding of the seminar, saying it was merely a political tactic and nothing else. The situation got worse as the college is predominantly under hold of the Muslim Students Federation (MSF).
However, the college principal timely called in police before start of the seminar and brought the situation under control.
Meanwhile, Chairman Emergency Response Committee for dengue, Shalimar Town, MNA Pervaiz Malik has said the Punjab government will not rest until complete eradication of the dengue virus. He said that public awareness had also been promoted regarding preventive measures against the virus and efforts were also being made at individual level to curb it.
According to a handout issued here on Friday, a meeting of Shalimar Town administration was held in which Pervaiz Malik said that any negligence regarding the redress of complaints received through the helpline would not be tolerated.
He said that it was better to fight dengue than to get frightened. Preventive measures are the best option against dengue, he added.
He directed all departments fighting dengue to submit an up-to-date report in Saturday s meeting. The news