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PU elections – Academic Group divorces Academic Forum

LAHORE – The Academic Group at the Punjab University (PU), a rightist ideology group lead by pro-Jamat-i-Islami (JI) teachers, finally divorced the Academic Forum (AF), a leftist group, on the issue of candidates in upcoming syndicate’s elections, which are scheduled to be held on April 21.
These both groups united against the PU administration, in the beginning of this year, to ‘secure corrupt officials’ in both groups. The PU faculty opposed this alliance because the two

Ombudsmen establish their own forum

ISLAMABAD – A farewell party was held in the federal capital on Friday in honour of outgoing Federal Ombudsman Javed Sadiq Malik and Justice Syed Ali Aslam Jafri, former Insurance Ombudsman.
The participants praised the services of the retiring officeholders for providing the aggrieved public speedy and inexpensive access to justice.
The meeting decided to establish a Forum of Pakistan Ombudsmen (FPO) with Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Shoaib Suddle as president while Provincial

PBC hosts Pakistan Economic Forum

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Business Council (PBC), a group comprising of leading Pakistani companies, hosted the Pakistan Economic Forum (PEF) earlier in the week. The economic forum aimed to highlight and identify solutions of five key socio-economic areas – energy, regional trade, social protection, macroeconomic stability and education – said a press release issued here on Monday.
Panelists comprised of intellectuals, former senior civil servants, military officers, economists

Ambassadors’ Forum at LUMS

LAHORE – The Inaugural Ceremony of the Ambassadors’ Forum at LUMS was held on Monday. The purpose of this forum is to engage the diplomatic community in an open dialogue on issues of national and international importance.
Besides serving as a platform to invite foreign ambassadors and other international dignitaries, the forum will provide an opportunity to LUMS community to learn and discuss their perspectives about bilateral relationships and matters of geo-strategic interest.

World Social Forum starts as turmoil strikes Arab world

DAKAR – Some 10,000 people marched through Dakar on Sunday at the start of the annual World Social Forum, an annual leftist gathering taking place as anti-government protests sweep the Arab world. The 11th edition of the forum, an alternative to the elite World Economic Forum held in the posh Swiss ski resort of Davos last week, brings together anti-globalisation activists opposed to capitalism.
This year participants are focusing on the popular revolt spreading across northern

Agri Forum lashes out at Indian sugar import

LAHORE – Agri Forum Pakistan has opposed the import of Indian sugar and termed it wastage of valuable foreign exchange of the country and great injustice to the growers. This was stated by Forum Central Chairman Ibrahim Moughal at a meeting attended by representatives from sugarcane areas in different parts of Punjab. The meeting was called to review the production, availability and sugarcane prices in different areas.
It was claimed that the crop production was higher than last

Balochistan Economic Forum to tap investment of $130.5 million

KARACHI – Balochistan Economic Forum President Sardar Shoukat AK Popalzai in an exclusive interview to Pakistan Today highlighted the initiatives and achievements of his young but assertive organisation.
The Balochistan Economic Forum (BEF) is expected to garner an investment of $130.5 million in Balochistan from Australia, Holland, China, and Poland in the fields of agriculture, fruit farming, and coal processing in the course of next year. He added that the forum’s