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‘UVAS trying to raise academic and research activities’

‘UVAS trying to raise academic and research activities’

LAHORE – The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) is making all out efforts to raise academic and research activities to compete with international standards, UVAS VC Dr Nawaz said on Saturday. He was addressing the concluding session of a three-day internship orientation workshop for DVM final year students, organised by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the seminar hall.
Faculty of Veterinary Science Dean Dr Nasim Ahmad, Faculty of Bio Sciences Dean Dr Ijaz

PPP MP accuses Malik of trying to get accused released

ISLAMABAD – While a lot of concerns are being expressed at all political, security and diplomatic levels about the increasing presence of US diplomats and their unchecked movement across the country, a PPP legislator on Friday dropped a bombshell in the National Assembly by accusing Interior Minister Rehman Malik of making efforts for the release of the US national involved in killing of two Pakistani youth in Lahore.
An alarming situation developed in the National Assembly when

Govt trying to improve Karachi’s productive capacity’

KARACHI – Karachi is the economic heart of Pakistan and the Sindh government has always strived to strengthen the city and enhance its productive capacity, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information Sharmila Farooqui said on Sunday.
“The PPP government has increased the beauty of Karachi during the last three years by completing 230 schemes at a cost of Rs 50 billion and different projects are being completed with an amount of Rs 16 billion during the current year,” she said

CDA trying to protect wildlife in Margalla Hills, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Division on Wednesday told National Assembly in writing that Capital Development Authority (CDA) had taken various measures to protect wildlife in Margalla hills.
The CDA’s measures regarding protection of wildlife include promulgation of Islamabad Wildlife Ordinance, Declaration of Margalla Hills National Park in 1980 and Framing of Islamabad Wildlife Rules 1983.
The CDA has established an independent directorate of zoo in CDA’s environment wing for

Courts trying to gain easy popularity in Aasia case: Asma

LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir has said the interim order of the Lahore High Court restraining President Asif Ali Zardari from pardoning death convict Aasia
Bibi reflected the “desire of judges to gain easy popularity” in the eyes
of the people.
Talking to Pakistan Today, Asma said courts could not restrain the president from exercising his constitutional powers under the Article 45. “I respect the court order, but judges

Man dies trying to reach CM to beg for grandson’s job

LAHORE: For Niaz Ahmed, his dream of seeing his grandson join the police was never fulfilled. Niaz Ahmed, son of Khushi Muhammad, arrived at the CM House at around 10am on Tuesday, and waited there to speak to the CM, for about half an hour, before he suffered a massive heart attack and died instantly.
The 68-year-old had apparently come to see the CM for a meeting so that he could request him to help employ his grandson in the police. The man originally hailed from Mandi

Monsanto trying to strong-arm govt on cotton seed technology

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Tuesday warned the Punjab government that its plan to sign an agreement granting exclusive rights to Monsanto, a US company, for the hybrid Bt cotton seed would spell disaster for domestic seed producers and place a heavy burden on the public exchequer.
“There is uncontested that country’s future lies in biotechnology to bring Pakistani agricultural practices to modern standards.
But the granting of exclusive rights

LDA guards beat up journalists trying to protect woman from violence

LAHORE: Security guards of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) attacked the staff of the Dunya TV channel when they tried to rescue an elderly woman (an ex-LDA employee) from being beaten by the guards at the LDA Building on Egerton Road on Friday.
Fouzia, a teacher sacked from the LDA School in Johar Town, had approached the LDA along with court orders for her reinstatement. She was trying to meet the LDA’s top brass when security guards headed by Sohaib Abdul Rehman began