UET leaked entry test papers for admission

Man caught taking money for UET entry test paper
Lahore, Sep 10: University of Engineering and Technology (UET) administration caught a man red-handed receiving Rs 20,000 for arranging what he claimed were the leaked entry test papers for admission into Engineering Programmes 2011. An FIR has been registered against the culprit while investigation for unearthing other members of the gang is in progress.

The arrested person was identified as Taimoor Mushtaq S/o Mushtaq Ahmad, resident of Shalimar Town. According to details, the UET administration received an anonymous phone call, on Thursday, informing them about a gang active within the university premises, which was involved in distribution of self-claimed leaked papers of the entry test to be held on September 11. After receiving the information, the administration immediately formed an investigative team assisted by Security Officer Col R Farooq Ahmad Khan.

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Employee detained in money scandal at PU
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) administration has apprehended an employee of Salary Section, Nasrullah, for his alleged involvement in disbursement of Rs 19,30,530 from university money. The administration has deposited all the money in the university's account after recovering it from Nasrullah. The culprit was caught on September 6 and he has confessed to his wrongdoings. Action would be taken against him as per the university's rules and regulations, said a source. Daily times

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New uniform for students
Lahore: The Punjab school education department has notified a new uniform for boy students with immediate effect.

The students will be required to wear dark grey trousers, sky-blue shirt and black shoes. In winter season, boys will be required to wear green upper.Dawn

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PBTE results on 12th
Lahore: The Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) will announce the results of Diploma in Associate Engineering (DAE) and Diploma in Dress Making and Dress Designing (DDM) on September 12. In a press statement issued on Friday, the PBTE spokesman claimed that the results were being declared in a record period of around two months. The result can also be uploaded on the board s website www.pbte.edu.pk. The news

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Over 90,000 school vans behind traffic jams
Lahore: Over 90,000 private vehicles, mostly vans providing pick and drop facility to under intermediate students, are the chief reason behind gridlocks often being observed in the City.

The vehicular activities are usually remained suspended as various imperative arteries of the City are blocked for couple of hours each day during school timings.

Admitting the traffic mess on various roads, the Chief Traffic Officer SSP Captain (r) Syed Ahmed Mobeen said that Punjab Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif has constituted a special committee in this regard. The Committee comprising commissioner Lahore Jawad Rafiq Malik, DCO Ahed Cheema, DG LDA and PHA Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Secretary Schools Aslam Kamboh, Secretary HEC Haseeb Athar and CTO Lahore Captain Ahmed Mobeen held its first meeting on Monday under the chair of MNA Khawaja Saad Rafiq.

Following special directives by the Chief Minster, the CTO said the committee would conduct a comprehensive survey of private/government schools and colleagues about parking facilities. "If any school or colleague has parking lots then they must arrange pick and drop facility but something final is premature to discuss as this would be decided in final recommendations," he added. The recommendations would be submitted in 2nd meeting of the aforesaid committee, which is scheduled on September 16, 2011.

A silent spectator can observe gridlocks on the Ferozpur Road, The Mall, Canal Road, Jail Road, Cantonment Road, Railway Road, and other leading arteries only owing to the private school vans and cars carrying the school children during school hours.

Fulminating on the Education Department, senior traffic officers said the City District Government was playing role of silent-spectator instead of compelling the school administrations to ensure availability of transport for the school-goers.

They said around 5,500 private and over 4,000 government schools including A and O level are located in the City including 2,000 of posh areas. "Private schools administrations are earning millions of rupees every month but none of them is interested in providing pick and drop to the school children," they added.

President Private Schools Association Professor Adeeb Javedani said less than 30 to 40 schools were providing pick and drop facility. He said the expenditures had increased from gross root level so this was becoming impossible to provide them (students) the above said facility.

According to the cops, leading educational institutions were frequently requested to introduce their own transport for the school children to reduce the traffic load but they paid no attention to their requests. "Frankly speaking earlier I myself had embarrassed/failed to manage smooth flow of traffic during school hours despite the fact I increased traffic force to tackle the situation but to no avail," a senior traffic officer admitted. The nation

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Govt schools await spray
Lahore: The Punjab government has yet to ensure anti-dengue spray at all the public sector schools and colleges of the provincial metropolis.

Punjab School Education Department and Higher Education Department had launched a special anti-dengue spray campaign on instructions of Education Minister Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman a couple of days ago.

Official data released by the Punjab government on Thursday showed that fumigation of 33 out of 43 colleges of Lahore has been completed while spray has also been conducted in half of the 1,300 schools of the City.

The minister on Thursday also chaired a meeting in connection with the fumigation drive, which was attended by Secretary Schools, Additional Secretary Higher Education, Director Colleges, EDOs, DEOs and DDEOs. He said 200 private colleges and more than 4,000 private schools of Lahore would also be fumigated. He also directed officials to speed up fumigation drive at schools and colleges.

The meeting was informed that fumigation would be completed in all private schools and colleges in the next 3 to 6 days while separate control rooms have already been set up in Schools and Higher Education departments to monitor the fumigation and other preventive measures against dengue virus in educational institutions.

He further said two million students were studying in different institutions of Lahore, adding we could use them for sensitizing public. He said special attention should also be paid to the cleanliness in the schools along with spray. He said primary enrolment campaign should not be affected due to drive for dengue virus eradication and target of 100 per cent enrolment should be achieved by October 31 at any cost. The news

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Eight-member Afghan delegation visits PU
Lahore: An eight-member high-powered media delegation from Afghanistan visited the Punjab University (PU) on Friday. PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, along with other senior faculty members, welcomed the delegation at the Centre for Undergraduate Studies.

Talking to the delegation, the VC said that the hearts of the Pakistani nation throbbed in unison with those of the Afghans. He stated that Afghanistan and Pakistan were inseparable and that Afghanistan was the heartbeat, not just of Asia, but of the entire world where a battle for the future of mankind was being fought. He stated that the policies of the great powers were not controlled by the people but by a highly powerful cabal of rich families.

The leader of the Afghan delegation thanked the PU administration for its warm hospitality and said that it had become quite clear to the delegation that the academic sector of Pakistan understood Afghanistan very well. All Afghan speakers, including Sardar Muhammad Rahimi, Fazal Elahi Shafiqi, Naseem Pashtoom, Muhammad Reza Hawrda, Ghulam Jilani Zwak, Noor Rehman Ikhaliqi, Fazal Rahman Mazhary and Saqib Ahmad, expressed their great happiness at the comprehension of the Afghan amongst the academicians of PU.

The VC offered five scholarships to Afghan students, inviting them to come and study in the PU. The scholarships will cover all expenses of the students. The meeting unanimously resolved to promote knowledge of nature among Afghans and Pakistanis through a cooperative effort. AlBeruni, one of the greatest scientists of all time was also remembered and talked about in the meeting. Daily times

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