Experts seek easy access to pain management drugs

Experts seek easy access to pain management drugs

ISLAMABAD: Highlighting the alarming absence of acute and chronic pain management facilities in the country, experts sought an easy and prompt access to controlled analgesics, pain management drugs and urged the establishment of acute pain management services at all public and private hospitals.
They were addressing the first international pain conference organized by Shifa International Hospital (SIH) on Saturday. The conference was attended by a number of anesthesiologists, pain management consultants, doctors and medical faculty from across the region. Leading Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Expert at Nottingham University Hospital UK Dr Syed Zaki Hussain was the chief guest of the conference.
Director Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Consultant Anesthesiologist SIH Prof. Brig. (Retd) Muhammad Zameer said morphine and other narcotics had a very crucial role in chronic — cancer pain — and acute pain — post-operative (post-op) pain and labor pain. He said access to controlled analgesics was now too hard for even hospitals and medical institutions. Millions of operations are performed every day but acute post-op pain remains widely untreated, he said.
Prof Zameer said that the situation was even gloomier in chronic pain management. Quoting the 2009 study of World Health Organisation, he underlined that eighty percent of world population was inadequately treated for moderate to severe pain. Five billion people live in the countries which have minimal or no access to controlled analgesics. “Given this enormous worldwide burden, pain represents a major global health concern, he said.” Yet pain management is neglected by the governments and international development organizations, he lamented.
Prof Zameer further said that acute, chronic and cancer pain collectively indicated unreported and silent dimension of adult and pediatric morbidity and mortality. In 2010, he stated, 42 million grams of morphine was legally used worldwide, 78 percent of which went to six countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK and USA while only 22 percent was consumed in the rest of the world.

Nauroz celebrated at National University of Modern Languages (NUML)

Nauroz celebrated at National University of Modern Languages (NUML)

Islamabad: Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan came together to jointly celebrate the Nauroz Festival in the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The university was aglow with bright blushing faces, shimmering dresses, exotic ornamentation, traditional attires, mouth watering ‘Haft Sin’ and choreographed dances by the local and foreign students. The festival was arranged by the Persian language department of NUML, in collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Iran embassy. Afghanistan’s Ambassador Janan Mosazai along with Iranian Cultural Counsellor Taghi Sadghi, and NUML Rector Gen Masood Hasan inaugurated The “Nauroz Day” celebrations by cutting the ribbon of thematic stalls representing the mosaic of Iranian, Afghan, Central Asian and Pakistani cultures. Director General (DG) Brig Azam Jamal, heads of different department and a big number of students of the university were also present on the occasion. The beautiful embroidered dresses, delicious traditional cookies, dry fruits, savouries foods, sweets, desserts and rhythmic music of Iran, and Afghanistan were a treat for the students and the faculty members of NUML. Afghan students in their traditional turbans and waistcoats embedded with glass and embroidered work, charged the atmosphere and made every body to thump its feet enthusiastically with their dances. The Afghan ambassador along with the Iranian cultural counsellor also visited the library of Iranology centre where classical literature of Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan including old manuscript of the Holy Quran, Shahnama Firdousi, Dewan-e-Hafiz, Gulstan-e-Saadi, Masnavi Maulvi and Kuliat-e-Jami were put on display and these rare collections were keenly witnessed and appreciated by the visitors. Speaking at the occasion, Mosazai said that since the UN General Assembly as a part of the humanity’s heritage has recognised the day, it was really pleasant to see that the festival was being celebrated at NUML and Pakistan to save and promote the shared ancient values of tolerance, harmony and peace.

Academia, industry collaboration termed need of the hour

Academia, industry collaboration termed need of the hour

Islamabad: Pak-China Business Forum 2014 was inaugurated by Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid at the Pak China Friendship Centre on Friday.
The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is organising the 3rd Pak-China Business Forum, from March 21-24, 2014, to promote university-industry collaborations in business and economic sectors for the mutual benefit of both countries. In this forum, 130 Chinese and 100 Pakistani companies are displaying their equipment and appliances.
Hamid inaugurated the mega show by cutting the ribbon. While addressing the inaugural ceremony the federal minister said that promoting and facilitating the economic progress of the developing countries through transfer of technology and diffusion of knowledge is very important, especially for the South Asian region. Devising national strategies for the human resource development and promotion of science and technology are need of the hour, he added.
The opening session was also addressed by the president, officials of the ministry of foreign affairs and the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries. The CIIT Rector Junaid Zaidi said that the COMSATS has introduced an academia driven model of business cooperation by conducting Pak-China Business Forum to promote academia-industry collaboration in business and economic sectors for mutual benefit of both the countries.
The rector briefed the media personnel that the forum consists of project exhibitions, seminars, workshops and industrial academic expo. It will also help in promoting thematic areas of new energy technologies, information and communication technologies, water conservation, purification, sanitation and biomedical materials, in consultation with the Chinese counterparts. The forum would provide an opportunity for commercialisation of products and processes of the participating organizsations.
Giving the historical perspective of the event, he added that CIIT had introduced an academia driven model of business cooperation in 2012 which was the 1st PAK- CHINA business forum followed by the 2nd PAK CHINA business forum in 2013. These forums were a complete success during which around 14 Chinese and 65 Pakistani companies exhibited their products. The total attendance at the events in 2012 and 2013 was 50,000 and 80,000, respectively.
CIIT is one of the fastest emerging institutes, which was established in 1998 in Islamabad. Just within two years, in recognition of CIIT’s achievements, the government granted it the status of a Degree Awarding Institute (DAI).
The number of campuses of CIIT multiplied in less than a decade, and it now has campuses in Lahore, Abbottabad, Wah, Attock, Sahiwal, Vehari and one virtual campus. While six more campuses at Gujrat, Kotli, Karachi, Larkana, Quetta and Peshawar are being built.

National University of Sciences and Technology NUST holds walk to mark World Forestry Day

National University of Sciences and Technology NUST  holds walk to mark World Forestry Day

Islamabad: A forest conservation awareness walk was arranged by NUST Environment Club at to mark the World Forestry Day.
The day is being celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the benefits which the human beings gain from them.
Pro Rector, Planning and Resource, Engr. Muhammad Shahid was the chief guest. Officers, students and faculty members participated in the walk. The walk started from university main office and ended at NUST Business School ground, where students from NUST Environment Club displayed their posters and banners to create awareness in the masses about the need of forests that they are essential part of the life on Earth. They always fulfill the demands of the human beings by providing shadow, shelter, refreshment including clean air and water. In the modern world of growing global population increases the demands of forest products so the forests are at big risks of deforestation and degradation.
During the event celebration the tree plantation campaign is encouraged among the students through many activities. Students are the main target of this campaign to get aware about the serious imbalance of food production and population explosion day by day including the contribution of forests in their lives. They get motivated towards the plantation in the nearby areas as well as stop the deforestation.
Pro-Rector (Planning and Resource) Engr. Muhammad Shahid in his address lauded the efforts of NUST Environment club and appreciate the organizers to arrange such an effective campaign in the university. More over Pro-Rector (Planning and Resource), NUST said that we must arrange facilities, which can help us in use of rain water because if we don’t use this than scientists and environmentalists are predicting that Pakistan will become a desert as it’s a water scarce country.
The Pro-Rector requested the students to plant a tree in the university by graving their name on it, so as when they come after ten years in university it will remind them of their addition in establishment of forests.
The event concluded by distributing awards and certificates to the winners of essay writing competition on importance of trees. The winners are Ali Aitzaz (1st position), Huma Tariq (2nd position), Nouma Hanif (3rd position).

Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq Publishes Book – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq Publishes Book - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq Publishes Book - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq Publishes Book – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Dr. Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq, who teaches Arabic at the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature, recently completed a major research work on the Arabic and Persian inscriptions of Bengal. He was funded and sponsored by a number of international research and academic institutions of the world, that include Sharjah University, Fondation Max Van Berchem (Genève, Switzerland), Iran Heritage Foundation (London, UK) and HEC. For a number of years, he conducted his field work in many remote areas of Bangladesh and its neighboring Indian states, namely West Bengal, Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand.

A hard back edition of this monumental study “MASHRIQ MEIN ISLAMI TAHZIB KE ATHAR: BANGAL MEIN ‘ARBI WA FARSI KATBAT (Relics of Islamic Civilization in the East: Arabic and Persian Inscriptions of Bengal)” has been published by NUST (National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad). This is a fascinating scientific and analytic study of the Islamic inscriptions of Bengal ever written in Urdu. The author is a historian and epigraphist who is remarkably familiar with both eastern and western academic traditions having trained and taught in a number of prestigious universities in South Asia, Middle East and USA.

The book begins by describing the importance of inscriptions as a primary source material — both direct and circumstantial — that can be especially useful in the reconstruction of the political and social history of a region for a particular period. At times, epigraphs are the only source in offering a missing link in the chronology of rulers, particularly where historical literature is silent. Often epigraphs can corroborate or contradict statements of a historian or can elaborate on details of a given event or supply accurate names or dates not available in other sources.

This work merits special credit because of its creative approach in the cultural and historical interpretation and analysis of many of the freshly discovered inscriptions. The layout of this book itself presents a unique style in epigraphic publication. Each inscription is shown through an image and then the epigraphic text (in Arabic or Persian) is rendered into modern printing just below the image of the inscription enabling those unfamiliar with inscriptional style to be able to read it without the trouble of laboring to unlock it. This facilitates readers to compare the epigraphic texts with the original photographs of the inscriptions and to get a visual image of the calligraphic beauty of these inscriptions. The book is also rich in maps, charts, diagrams and different other illustrations.

The book, which has been reviewed recently in an international journal Muslim World Book Review (Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK), will remain a standard book on Islamic epigraphy for years to come, both for specialists and common readers. There is hardly any work on this subject with reference to South Asia, where inscriptions have been both shown in modern printing as well as in images in one handy volume.

ECAM Showcased at the DAWN Sarsabz Agri Expo – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

ECAM Showcased at the DAWN Sarsabz Agri Expo - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

ECAM Showcased at the DAWN Sarsabz Agri Expo - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

ECAM Showcased at the DAWN Sarsabz Agri Expo – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Rausing Executive Development Centre launched a unique modular “Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Management (ECAM)” in January 2014 in collaboration with Nestle Pakistan under the “Creating Shared Value” (CSV) Initiative. In order to promote this ongoing year long programme among the agricultural sector of Pakistan, REDC showcased this initiative at DAWN Sarsabz Pakistan Agri Expo held from March 13 – 14, 2014.

The two-day Agri-Expo kicked off on Friday, with thousands of farmers, academia, corporate leaders, foreign dignitaries, policy makers and diplomats gracing the gala. The expo provided exhibitors an opportunity to showcase agricultural technology for increasing crop yields and cost reduction solutions to local farmers and agri-investors. Presence of LUMS at this platform was widely appreciated by the audience and the structure of Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Management sparked the interest of the masses. Speaking in front of huge audience on the opening day of the Expo, Dean of Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Dr. Arif Nazir Butt emphasised on the importance of this initiative for LUMS and for the agricultural sector of Pakistan.

NOP Centre Team Visits Islamabad and Adjoining Areas – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

NOP Centre Team Visits Islamabad and Adjoining Areas - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

NOP Centre Team Visits Islamabad and Adjoining Areas - Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

NOP Centre Team Visits Islamabad and Adjoining Areas – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

The NOP Centre team visited various schools and colleges in and around the city of Islamabad to give presentations on NOP to potential students. In Islamabad they went to Indus Group of Colleges and Islamabad Model College for Boys, G10; in Rawalpindi they visited Rawalpindi College of Management, Fauji Foundation College for Boys and Fauji Foundation College for Girls, Global College of Science and Army Public College for Boys; in Taxila, Hitec College for Men and Hitec College for Girls; and in Hasanabdal, Cadet College. Altogether they reached 2,035 students.

Education must be aimed at producing good humans: Syed Babar Ali

Education must be aimed at producing good humans: Syed Babar Ali

Education must be aimed at producing good humans: Syed Babar Ali

Education must be aimed at producing good humans: Syed Babar Ali

LAHORE: Chancellor Lahore University of Management Sciences Syed Babar Ali has said that the ultimate goal of education must be to produce good human beings, not only good academics. He said if we want development in Pakistan, then we must allocate maximum resources to education. He was addressing one-day National Education Forum on Higher Education organized by Higher Education Commission, Punjab University’s Sughra Begum Centre for Educational Policy & Development, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies and Promotion of Education in Pakistan Foundation at Dr Pervaiz Hassan Environmental Law Auditorium, New Campus. PU VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, President PEP Foundation Dr Khalid Iqbal, University of Agriculture Faisalabad VC Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Rector Beachon House National University Lahore Dr Shahid Kardar, Director General SBS Dr Muhammad Akhtar, GCU Faisalabad VC Dr Zakir Hussain, Gujrat University VC Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin, University of Sindh Jamshoro VC Dr Nazir A Mughal, Dean Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Director ISCS Prof Dr Zakria Zakir, In-charge Principal Law College Dr Shazia Qureshi, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Syed Babar Ali said that we were proud of what Higher Education Commission had done during the last decade but the amount of money being spent on education was regrettable. He said that more than 60 years have passed but we did not give the importance to education sector which it deserved. He said that we must agitate any attempt against the autonomy of the HEC. He called upon the vice chancellors that as they would create next generation, they must give special attention to character building of the students and unfortunately we had ignored training aspects of our students. He said that the vice chancellors must look after the brain as well as body of the students. He said that we must keep ourselves updated on curriculum and we must be aware of latest developments in our fields. He said that the experts of different subjects must interact with each other and share knowledge of their different fields. He said that we have tried to distort history while the history was important to learn lessons. He said that teachers must help the students and teachers were not there to punish students. He said that teachers must also be provided with higher training opportunities. Addressing the ceremony, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran lauded Dr Khalid Iqbal and said that he was serving the cause of promoting higher education in Pakistan and spending his time and money on it.

 

He said that Syed Babar Ali enjoyed the reputation of upholding merit and was a model of integrity who had provided his services for provision of quality higher education in Pakistan. The VC thanked vice chancellors and eminent scholars for participating in the forum. Addressing the ceremony, Dr Khalid Iqbal said the fittest nations were those who were investing more and more on education and had educated masses and workforce. He said that in this age we could not afford to be negligent in the field of higher education. He said that Pakistan had remarkable progress in the recent past years in higher education sphere but still we need to go long way to provide access to higher education to maximum people. He said that we needed to train our graduates and undergraduates and we must have students of international standards. He said that our graduates must be able to measure demands of employers. Dr Zakria Zakir said that Pakistan’s academia was committed to promote and raise standard of higher education in Pakistan. He said that a new force of PhDs had produced in the last ten years which would transform the landscape of higher education in Pakistan. LUMS VC Dr Sohail Naqvi said that education was a must for socio-economic development of the country. He said that the past had proved that if Pakistanis were provided with a chance, they were no lesser than others as they were serving in the top-ranking institutions of the world. He said that education was the only source which could guarantee prosperous Pakistan. Later, three panel discussions were held in which various vice chancellors and educationists threw light on various aspects of higher education in Pakistan.

Punjab University Law College holds annual Badminton C’ship

Punjab University Law College holds annual Badminton C’ship

LAHORE: Punjab University Law College annual Badminton Championship has begun at college’s Badminton Hall. In-charge Principal Dr Shazia Naureen Qureshi inaugurated the opening ceremony while faculty members and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. Dr Shazia advised the students to take part in such healthy activities to keep them fit mentally and physically. A large number of students participated the championship with fervor in which Babar Hayat, Ahsan, Munsif, Khudayar, Nawaz Virk, Inzamam, Aoun Jamil Awan, Moeen Khalid, Bilal Chattha, Aamir Nawaz and Hafiz Noor won their matches.

Punjab University Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) organizes workshops

Punjab University Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) organizes workshops

LAHORE: Punjab University Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) conducted two workshops by Director Institute of Rational Living Singapore Ms. Saima Salman on “Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy” and Prof Andrew Hamid on “Motivational Interviewing for young adults of substance abuse”. Director CCP Prof Dr Rukhsana, faculty members and a large number of students from Institute of Applied Psychology and Center for Clinical Psychology attended the workshop. This was an enriching and enlightening experience for the students, especially for those who are being trained in the field of Clinical Psychology. The students’ excitement and enthusiasm for these enriching learning experiences was worth witnessing. The participants appreciated the resource person for sharing their valuable knowledge and experiences with the students.

Industry-academia linkages to boost economy: University of the Punjab Lahore

Industry-academia linkages to boost economy: University of the Punjab Lahore

Industry-academia linkages to boost economy: University of the Punjab Lahore

Industry-academia linkages to boost economy: University of the Punjab Lahore

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Mr Ahsan Iqbal has said that after industrial revolution, today was the era of knowledge based economy in which strong linkages between academia and industry are being promoted for Pakistan’s national development and knowledge has become the prime source of wealth and prosperity. He was addressing 3rd Invention to Innovation Summit organized by Punjab University Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan Science Foundation, University of Management and Technology and Institute of Research Promotion at Al Raazi Hall here on Wednesday. PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, Chairman Pakistan Foundation Dr Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, CEO IRP Abid Sherwani, Director ORIC Prof Dr Amir Ejaz, senior faculty members, industrial representatives and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Industry-academia linkages to boost economy: University of the Punjab LahoreAddressing the ceremony, Ashan Iqbal said that the government wanted to link education with economy and would allocate a huge amount to education in the next budget. He said that efforts were being made to utilize potential and capabilities of educationist and researchers in the industries. He said that the government wanted to increase its exports volume till 100 billion dollars till 2025. He said that the government was establishing innovation fund and wanted to provide maximum resources to universities and it was expected that universities would also play their role in national development. He said that our future was associated with progress in six areas including micro electronics, computer, telecommunication, robotic technology, man-made material and biotechnology and development in combination of these technologies. He said that passion was required to build the nation and Pakistan’s current generation would have to work hard and make sacrifices for the sake of the next generation. He said that there was knowing-doing-gap in our society and we must eliminate gap between knowledge and practice. He said that the richest person today was the owner of Microsoft, not a property or industry icon and only one software WhatsApp was sold for 19 billion dollars, which reflected the importance of knowledge and innovation.

Industry-academia linkages to boost economy: University of the Punjab LahoreHe said PML N’s previous government launched vision 2010 in 1999 in which we launched two PhD programs to produce maximum PhDs by sending researchers abroad and indigenous PhD scheme and Dr Atta ur Rehman was a part of our team. He said that after Martial Law in October 1999, most of our educational policies were either frozen or abolished but Dr Atta ur Rehman got the chance to continue our those two PhD programs because of which today we had thousands of PhDs. However, he said, no efforts were made to create harmony between knowledge and production structure because of which we were not getting the return of the investment in education which we should. He said that out of 7000 PhDs in country, we have only 10 to 15 PhDs in textile sector. PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the government was making serious efforts for promotion of education in country. He said that PU’s research projects worth Rs 85 crore were approved in the previous ECNEC meeting only because of the efforts of Mr Ahsan Iqbal otherwise the bureaucracy of Punjab Government’s Planning and Development Department was creating hurdles. He requested the federal minister and the media to take notice of the attitude of bureaucracy of Punjab which was creating hurdles in approval of research projects. He said that production of maximum PhDs in the country was the idea of Mr Ahsan Iqbal. He said that there should be at least 1500 PhDs in each university. He said that now our teachers were in a position to give projects and advices to the government for national development.
Dr Hassan Sohaib Murad said that there was a dire need to establish industrial parks in the country so that our exports could be enhanced. Dr Khalil Ahmed said that Pakistan Science Foundation also took part in youth festival in which young scientists participated with enthusiasm. He said that the nation must be aware of importance of creation of new knowledge. Abid Shewani said that no nation could develop without mutual cooperation among government sector, private sector, academia and industry. He said that in the exhibition under Invention to Innovation summit, almost 100 institutions were participating while 60 stalls have been set up. Dr Amir Ejaz said that the many of ORIC projects have met with success and we were trying to resolve the problems the industries were facing. He also gave detailed briefing of ORIC projects on the occasion. Later, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran presented Mr Ahsan Iqbal documents bearing recommendations regarding Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif’s Vision 2015 and the next five year plan prepared by Punjab University in collaboration with Pakistan National Forum. The documents contained President PNF Col (r) Ikram Ullah Khan, Prof Dr Mumtaz Akhter, Prof Dr Shahid Munir, Prof Dr Tahir Jamil, Prof Dr Naeem Khan and senior faculty members’ research based articles. Earlier, the federal minister inaugurated the exhibition and visited stalls.

IJT hooliganism on campus, mobile purse snatched, education minister takes notice: Punjab University spokesman

IJT hooliganism on campus, mobile purse snatched, education minister takes notice: Punjab University spokesman

LAHORE: The Punjab University spokesman has said that some external elements of Islami Jamiat Talaba, some expelled IJT activists and some PU students taking law into their hands misbehaved faculty members of College of Earth and Environmental Sciences and snatched mobile phones and purses of male and female students on the occasion of annual sports gala. The IJT activists also damaged a car of CEES faculty member. According to PU spokesman, the annual sports gala of CEES was continuing at the college’s lawns when a threatening slip was sent by Jamiat to College Principle to stop the sports activities but the college administration did not accept IJT’s pressure. Later, some 10 to 15 IJT activists trespassed into the college ground and misbehaved with the senior faculty members by holding their collars and pushing them and snatched mobile phones from male students and purses from female students. The IJT activists made 6 teachers, 6 females and 15 male students hostage. The university administration brought the matter to the notice of Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan who took serious notice of IJT hooliganism and passed instructions to the police officials. The spokesman said the police reached the spot soon and the IJT activists dispersed. In another incident, IJT activists misbehaved with a teacher of geography department. The spokesman said that a few remaining activists of IJT wanted to harm the peaceful academic atmosphere of the country and were involved in crimes. He said that the recent incidents of misbehaving with teachers and snatching valuables of students had again exposed IJT’s true and hypocritical face. The spokesman said that the university administration had provided a peaceful atmosphere on campus and any attempt to damage the academic environment would be dealt in accordance with law. The spokesman said that PU administration would take strict disciplinary action against IJT students.

Punjab University and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) sign MoU

Punjab University and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)  sign MoU

Punjab University and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)  sign MoU

Punjab University and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) sign MoU

LAHORE: Punjab University and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration between the both organizations. In this regard, a ceremony was held at committee room of the Vice Chancellor’s office in which PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, Registrar Prof Dr Amind Ather, Director External Linkages Assistant Prof Dr Maria Maldonado, ACCA President Martin Turner, ACCA Executive Director Stephen Heathcote, Dean Faculty of Commerce Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof Dr Ehsan Malik, Principal PUCIT Prof Dr Mansoor Sarwar and senior faculty members were present on the occasion. As a result of the MoU, ACCA will assist the university in modernizing its accounting and finance curriculum. On the basis of improvements in the curriculum ACCA will also offer exemptions to the various relevant programmes of the university.

 

PU and ACCA will work closely to gain benefit from ACCA’s research & Insights, scholarships offerings, career advisory services, faculty development initiatives and networking forums. Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the MoU will be beneficial for faculty members and students who would get benefit from the experiences of ACCA. Mr Turner said that ACCA would be working with University of the Punjab to further enhance the accountancy and finance curriculum to ensure it meets the needs of a globalised and challenging marketplace. He said this collaboration would build exciting careers for young people and will make a significant contribution to the ongoing economic success of Pakistan.

Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) PU IAP organizes annual sports day

Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) PU IAP organizes annual sports day

Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) PU IAP organizes annual sports day

Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) PU IAP organizes annual sports day

LAHORE: Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) organized it Annual Sports Day. Wife of Punjab Education Minister Mrs Rana Mahhood Ahmed Khan was the chief guest while Director Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar, faculty members and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. Mrs Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan appreciated the efforts and participations of faculty members and students for organizing this event.

 

Director IAP Dr Rukhsana highlighted the importance and need of extra-curricular activities for the healthy development of students. She also thanked to Mrs Rana for her presence as well as Student Advisory Committee for organizing this event. The inaugural session ended with a cake cutting ceremony by Mrs Rana, Director IAP, faculty members and students. Later, the Mrs Rana, Dr Rukhsana with other faculty members and students also visited stalls arranged for sports day. In the event various sports including races, table tennis, cricket, aerobics, chess, badminton, luddo and football in which a large number of students participated with enthusiasm. While Punjab University Center for Clinical Psychology will organize its sports day on Wednesday (today), March 19, at 9am in its premises. The concluded ceremony of the event will be held 5pm on the same day.

Nepali Ambassador calls on Punjab University VC

Nepali Ambassador calls on Punjab University VC

LAHORE: An Ambassador of Nepal Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal called on PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday at his office. PU Registrar Prof Dr Amin Athar, Director External Linkages Dr Maria Maldonado and other senior faculty memebrs were also present on the occasion. The meeting stressed the need to enhance collaboration in various academic spheres and discussed various issues of mutual interest.