Pakistan Observer


Moot on ‘poverty alleviation through strategic worm control’

Lahore—The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore’s constituent College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences organised an international conference on “Advances in Parasitology and Public Health Research (ICPPH-2014)”. The theme of the conference was “poverty alleviation through strategic worm control.” The main objective of the conference was to provide a forum for the scientists, academicians, researchers, public as well as private companies, students and stakeholders (farmers) to share their knowledge and research work for the benefit of farming community. About 800 scientists, academicians, researchers, students and stakeholders from across Pakistan, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Australia and India participated in the seminar. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

VU signs MoU with University of Sargodha

Lahore—A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Virtual University of Pakistan and University of Sargodha (UOS). Through this Memorandum, the two institutions will offer joint degree programmes in the field of education and research. Students of UOS would get quality education by the modern means of communication. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

CM takes notice of misbehaviour with women polio workers

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident of misbehaviour with women polio workers in Badami Bagh, Lahore and sought a report from district administration and police authorities. The Chief Minister directed that legal action should be taken against the persons involved in this incident and provision of security to polio workers be ensured for checking such incidents in future. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Media urged to play its role for national solidarity

Lahore—Renowned journalists at a seminar have called upon media to play role for promoting national solidarity and bring positive change in society. They were addressing a one-day seminar organized by Punjab University Academic Staff Association at Al Raazi Hall here on Wednesday. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Shahbaz directs Health Department to take all steps for eradication of polio

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif while taking immediate action on the letter written by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to the chief ministers of four provinces with regard to implementation on polio action plan has directed Health Department to take all possible steps for eradication of polio. On the direction of Chief Minister, a Cabinet Committee for Eradication of Polio headed by Advisor Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq has been constituted. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

TEVTA to train 2237 teachers to enhance professional skill

Lahore—“TEVTA will train its 2237 in-service male and female teachers during current financial year and this training will enhance the professional skills of TEVTA teachers. It is in line with the policy of Chief Minister Punjab to upgrade the professional skills of teachers because their enhanced teaching talent would be reflected in the skills of the trainees,” Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Shaikh expressed these views while addressing the staff of Govt. Staff Training College Gulberg during his visit here on Tuesday. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Ecosai conference participants visit historical places

Lahore—Lahore is historical and cultural city and custodian of glorious traditions. President Ecosai and Audit Head of Turkey Dr. Recai Akyel stated this during his visit to Mazar-e-Iqbal, Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque Tuesday. Audit Head of Iran Mohammad Amin Hossain Rahimi said that Poet of the East Allama Iqbal has an equally important place in Pakistan and Iran as well as the whole world due to his philosophic poetry and unique thinking. He said that people of Iran consider Pakistan as their second home. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Pathological issues of head, neck tumours discussed at UHS workshop

Lahore—The sheer volume of pathologic entities that one can encounter in the head and neck makes this region one of the most daunting areas of diagnostic pathology. The challenge includes the need to integrate clinical, radiographic, immunehisto-chemical, and even molecular testing, to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis of head and neck tumours and tumour-like lesions. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

No increase in tuition fee, maximum subsidies since 7 years: PU

Lahore—Punjab University Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali has said that under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, Punjab University has not increased tuition fee in the last 7 years and was charging lowest fee as compared to all other public and private sector universities. He said that in terms of utility charges, PU was not shifting burden to the pocket of poor students and providing subsidies and scholarships worth millions of rupees. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

‘End Polio Now’ message promoted at Wagah border

Lahore—Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison and Past District Governor (PDG) Shehzad Ahmed organized a trip at Pakistan-India border Wahga to promote the awareness about the elimination of Polio cases from Pakistan. The participants also watched the ceremony of Change of Guards and some Rotarian participants from Netherlands, Italy and New Zealand including Albertine Perre-Bulder, Denise Go-Feij, Michael Kors and Rutger Mazel, Michelle Tanner, Francesco Mengucci and Sebastiano Fava were also present on this occasion. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Court summons more witnesses after Gullu Butt’s u-turn

Lahore—As the trial in Model Town vandalism case is about to conclude, prime suspect Gullu Butt seems nervous in the court. On the one hand he denies damaging any vehicle, and on the other he confesses to smashing windows of only two cars. His lawyer has also claimed that ‘baton’ presented before court does not belong to Gullu Butt, neither has it been sent to forensic lab by the police. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

CM takes notice of increase in prices of food items

Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of increase in the prices of some essential items, fruits and vegetables and sought a report from Provincial Cabinet Committee on Price Control. The Chief Minister directed that Cabinet Committee should take effective measures for the provision of food items to the citizens at reasonable rates and action should be taken against hoarders and profiteers without any discrimination. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

PIA employees go on strike over wages issue

Lahore—Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees on Monday went on strike claiming that the airline has failed to fulfill its pledge of a wage increase. The airline management, however, is blaming Air League of PIA Employees for putting pressure over the issue of transfers of some officials. Sources mentioned that several booking offices of the national airliner have been closed as well due to the strike. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

BoG for Shaikh Zayed College, Hospital soon

Lahore—A Board of Governors will soon be constituted for running the administrative affairs of Shaikh Zayed Medical College and Hospital in an efficient manner. Health Department Punjab will soon sent a summary to Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for approval of the names of the members of BoG. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details

Farewell party hosted in honor of ex-VC UET Gen (R) Akram Khan

Lahore—The Teaching Staff Association of UET, Lahore hosted a farewell party in honor of the former Vice-Chancellor UET Lt. Gen. (R) Muhammad Akram Khan and presented him a shield for serving the university diligently throughout his tenure. ... Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Details


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