Pakistan Observer


5th Convocation of Virtual University

Lahore—Virtual University (VU) of Pakistan commemorated its 5th convocation at four different cities including Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and Multan simultaneously. A total of 2771 students were conferred degrees for the successful completion of various graduate degree programs. Gold medals and merit certificates were also awarded to outstanding graduates. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Workshop on campus training held at UE

Lahore—In collaboration with University of Education (UE), Directorate of Research and Higher Education Commission, the fourth round of Indigenous on Campus training workshop for the officers of management cadres on Tuesday started here at Township Campus. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

PU VC strongly condemns attack on children

Lahore—Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has strongly condemned cowardly and brutal attack on the schoolchildren of Peshawar’s Army Public School. In his statement, he said that the attack on children was against the teachings of Islam and the terrorists were committing kufr in the name of religion. He said that under Islamic and international laws, any attack on senior citizens, women and children was strongly prohibited during the war. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Cleanliness across the city after PTI sit-in

Lahore—Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) carried out a grand cleanliness and washing operation to rehabilitate the state of cleanliness across the city especially at and around the sit-in places which were heavy littered by the participating workers. A large amount of litter including ashes and remains of burnt tyres were removed and mechanical sweeping and washing of roads was done by deploying separate teams at eighteen places of sit-ins. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Traders’ community rejected protest call of PTI

Lahore—A leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N and Member National Assembly Pervaiz Malik has said that traders’ community rejected the strike call of PTI and kept the businesses open and out of 160 markets of provincial metropolis, 90 percent markets remained open. He said that PTI strike caused a loss of 20 billion rupees to the economy. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

NUML students spend a day with army as part of program ‘Know your army’

Lahore—A group of 100 students and 7 faculty members from National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Lahore spent a day out with Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison. The day long programme, was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation, operational preparedness and defence capability - A programme ‘Know your Army’, has been exclusively initiated for the youth on instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Smokers usually become the victims of TB: Mujtaba

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Law, Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that by increasing the health budget up to 121.80 billion rupees, the present government has ensured modern health facilities and free medicines to poor and resource-less people. He said that special attention is being paid to the provision of best treatment facilities to the people of far-flung areas especially remote areas of South Punjab and Rs. One billion has been provided for mobile health units. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Jimmy Engineer to organize more exhibitions

Lahore—World-renowned Pakistani artist, social crusader and peace activist Jimmy Engineer has said that he was working on plans to organize more international solo exhibition in the next couple of months to display his creative art work. ... Monday, December 15, 2014 Details

Govt spending huge amount on welfare projects

Lahore—Member Provincial Assembly of Pakistan Muslim League-N from Nankana Sahib Jamil Hassan Khan met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Sunday. Matters regarding development schemes, welfare measures and other issues were discussed in the meeting. ... Monday, December 15, 2014 Details

PML-N leader praises business community for rejecting shutter down call

Lahore—PML-N senior leader Pervaiz Malik has welcomed the announcement of traders’ community to keep their business open and assured that all out protection will be provided to businessmen and citizens. He said that closing down of business for political purposes is illegal and unconstitutional. He said that law will take its course if PTI workers tried to use any unlawful tactics. He said that Muslim League workers should not react to the negative politics of PTI. He said that police and administration will not allow anyone to take the law into his hands. ... Monday, December 15, 2014 Details

Ashrafi for interfaith harmony

Lahore—Pakistan Ulema Council Central Chairman, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi Sunday said it is the need of the hour to promote interfaith harmony to resolve issues in the country. Addressing a session of office-bearers of PUC and Wafaqul Madaris here, he said National Masalehati Councils at provincial and district levels were being constituted for interfaith harmony among different religions and sects. ... Monday, December 15, 2014 Details

Shahbaz seeks well-resourced, dynamic, disaster management team

Lahore—Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Dr. Ahmad Javed Qazi. has said that, it was the vision of the Chief Minister that Punjab should have a dynamic, well-resourced and forward looking disaster management team organized on modern lines. ... Monday, December 15, 2014 Details

PU CCPC organizes seminar

Lahore—Punjab University Career Counseling & Placement Centre (CCPC) organized a seminar on “Buddist Circuit of Saarc” in the Department of Archeology. On this occasion, National institute of financial management New Delhi, Indian Professor Aklesh Jha shed light on the topic while Chairman Department of Archeology Dr Farzand Masih, Chairman CCPC Dr Abdul Qayyum Ch, faculty members and students were also present. ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

PEF teachers training workshop at AIE

Lahore—In line with the objectives of the national educational policy which calls for the standardization of the teachers for ensuring quality education, continuous professional development program (CPDP) of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has launched a rigorous program of teachers training of partnering schools. The purpose of this program is to standardize the schoolteachers through their capacity building so that the partnering schools students could get best education. ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details