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Students force Hajveri University to lower fee

Students force Hajveri University to lower fee

Lahore – Hajvery University D-Pharm students on Wednesday forced the university’s administration to take back their decision of increasing the fee. The university had increased the fee from Rs 47,500 to Rs 60,000 per semester. Responding to this fee hike, the students staged a protest at the university’s Euro Campus, Gulberg. Students were asked to submit fee according to the new fee schedule, but they refused. They boycotted classes and gathered in front of the admin office where

UHS Presentation Skills Workshop

Lahore – Veteran medical educationist Professor Arif Rashid Khawaja addressed a workshop on “Presentation Skills” at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Tuesday. The two day workshop was organized by UHS Centre for Innovative Learning and Teaching (CILT). More than 60 faculty members from private and public medical colleges attended the workshop.
Khawaja said, “Medical teaching has more to offer to students than mere ideas and data. It calls for direct contact with

Online admission form submission irks students

Lahore – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Wednesday admitted an application pleading that NADRA B-Form should not be submitted along the online Matric admission form. Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique filed this application to an already filed petition pleading against the compulsion that NADRA B-Form should be produced with the admission forms of class ninth and tenth, during submission. He submitted that Board Of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE)

LHC reserves verdict on order banning journalists from courts

Lahore – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday reserved verdict on a writ petition challenging ban on journalists’ entry into anti-terrorism courts, National Accountability Bureau courts, special courts and tribunals. Earlier, the court had formed a committee to resolve the issue. Representatives of Federal Union of Journalists, Punjab Union of Journalists, Court Reporter Association and federal and Punjab governments were included in the committee which had submitted its

Campaign for LHCBA polls at fever pitch

LAHORE – The campaign for the Lahore High Court bar Association (LHCBA) polls, scheduled for February 26 has reached its peak with all groups promising lawyers welfare programme in a bid to win the polls at any cost. The corner meetings, tea parties, luncheons, dinner, elections campaign and traditional propaganda tools are being employed in a cut throat competition between Presidential candidate Rai Bashir Ahmed and his rival Asghar Ali Gill. Rai Bashir Ahmed is candidate of Friends

Labourer woman gunned down

LAHORE – A thirty-seven-year-old woman was gunned down by unidentified robbers in the precincts of the Sattukatla Police Station here on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Gulshan, a resident of Mian Channu. She worked as a labor with a local contractor. Gulshan was returning home after buying groceries from the market when robbers held her at a gunpoint and tried to snatch money. She tried to resist the robbery, at which point robbers opened fire and fled. She was injured and

LHC orders police to investigate gang rape case

Lahore – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered Johar Town police to register a case and arrest seven people who kidnapped and gang raped a girl for 22 days. Justice Saghir Qadri ordered police to get the girl medically examined and register a case against Mahi, Kurshid and others. In pursuance of the court orders, police produced the 20-year-old girl in the court who stated that the accused tortured and raped her. The court passed this order on the petition of Javed who through

3 SSPs and 5 SPs transferred

Lahore – Punjab Police Inspector General Javed Iqbal issued transfer and posting orders of 3 SSPs and 5 SPs on Wednesday. Police Headquarters AIG Logistics Sultan Ahmad Ch has been transferred and posted as SSP Special Branch for Punjab, Police Headquarters Punjab AIG Admin Ehsan Ullah Bajwa has been posted as Police Headquarters AIG legal for Punjab, Police college Sihala Administrator SSP Mr. Ahmad Jamal-ur-Rehman has been posted as SSP CTD while SP Mr. Ahmad Arsalan Malik whose

Hospital staff involved in medicine theft

LAHORE – A high level committee, constituted on the instruction of Secretary Health Punjab Fawad Hassan Fawad for investigating the incident stolen medicines from the private pharmacy of Services Hospital has submitted its report. Fawad disclosed that as per the inquiry report, connivance of staff in medicines’ theft has been proved and stern action was being taken against those involved in this matter.

Students, parents packed like sardines at KC convocation

LAHORE – Kinnaird College’s annual convocation, a much-awaited event for graduating students of the Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes, was held on February 22, but as excited as everyone was, the event came in for a lot of criticism. In certain sections, instead of leaving its mark as a well organized event whose memory would be something to remember, many students and parents, left, extremely disappointed by what they termed to be the inefficiency of the management.
The main

CTP orders crackdown on traffic violations

Lahore – The City Traffic Police (CTP) has announced a massive crackdown from 1st March onwards against drivers without traffic licenses. The Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) SSP Syed Ahmed Mobin has commanded DSPs, circle in-charges and senior traffic wardens to launch a crackdown against the violators without any discrimination. DSP Licensing Ali Iftikhar Jaffery said CTP has standardized licensing method according to international standards.
“Four learners’ booths have been

Bank fraud accused remanded in custody

LAHORE – An accountability court on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of Muhammad Ajmal Minhas and Muhammad Ibrahim, both accused in a bank fraud case, until March 8. Muhammad Ajmal was a senior officer in Habib Bank, Wasan Pura branch. He is accused of embezzling Rs 2.7 million with the connivance of Muhammad Ibrahim. The court directed the NAB to file a reference against them at the next hearing.

It drizzled

Lahore – The city dwellers witnessed light rain on Wednesday. With roads washed clean and Met Office reports indicating that the cloudy conditions will prevail for the next few days, citizens have started to gear up for picnics. Met office reports that light to moderate rain/snowfall occurred in the isolated places of Punjab, Northeast Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwah (KPK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and this rainy season with cloudy conditions will prevail at a few places of

Pakistan Children’s Film Festival starts on Saturday

Lahore – The third Pakistan Children’s Film Festival will be launched on Saturday. Participants from 26 countries will participate in this five day long festival where 83 films will be screened. The festival has been organized by Little Art in collaboration with EyeBee. Little Art is a youth-led organization that engages children and youngsters in innovative artistic avenues.
The organization believes in promoting ideals of democracy, equality, civil rights, community,

CHEATING IN BASANT – It wasn’t always supposed to be so dangerous!

LAHORE – Celebrating Basant was banned in 2009, much to the relief of many, but today many people do not agree much with this step made by the Punjab government.
Being part of Lahore’s culture, kite flying is being sorely missed by those who used to look forward to Basant festivities and family reunions, spending time on rooftops and getting the brightest, and most beautifully designed kites in the neighbourhood. The festival would then have kite-tussles in the sky, marked with

No sign of Spring Festival

LAHORE – After Basant debacle despite high hopes, Punjab government is not likely to put on Jashan-e-Baharan 2011 festival, leaving spring-lovers high and dry. Mismanagement in engaging sponsors and security concerns are reported to be main reasons making the event as a non-starter.
An official from Parks and Horticultural Authority (PHA) told Pakistan Today that PHA DG Abdul Jabbar Shaheen’s lack of interest in the event was also another reason. He said Jabbar has been recently

UoE students protest unrest by handful of IT students

LAHORE – Students of the University of Education on Tuesday protested against the unrest being created in the varsity by some students of the IT Department allegedly on the instigation of expelled director of the Science and Technology Division, Dr Anwaarur Rehman Pasha, according to a press release.
According to details, some students of the IT Department forced their way into other departments and started intimidating the students to join their protest. The miscreants also