Disciplinary action against IJT miscreants on merit: Punjab University spokesman

Disciplinary action against IJT miscreants on merit: Punjab University spokesman

LAHORE: The Punjab University spokesman has termed the allegations leveled by Islami Jamiat Talaba as baseless and has stated that disciplinary action against the miscreants of Jamiat under the rules and they were issued charge sheets, provision of opportunities of personal hearing etc under prescribed regulations mentioned in University Calendar. The spokesman said that lie had infiltrated into Jamiat and the student wing was consisted of hypocrites who always tried to distort facts. The spokesman said that the students who wanted to damage peaceful atmosphere of university, torture university teachers, employees and students would not be given any concession. But, the spokesman said, the students who came up with their parents, submitted written apology with affidavit and where the PU administration found betterment in the attitude of those students, the administration took lenient view in their matters. The spokesman said that IJT activists neither read themselves nor wanted others to seek knowledge. He said that IJT activists were involved in extortion and incidents of theft and other crimes. The spokesman said because of the writ of the PU administration, the IJT was not getting extortion money from canteens, shops, tenders etc in the name of “Ayyanat” and this was the real matter of pain for IJT. The spokesman said that the PU administration had set historical records in all the academic spheres which were unprecedented. The spokesman said that the people who were connected to Punjab University were fully aware of hypocrisy of Jamiat and academic initiatives of PU administration.

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

LAHORE: Renowned scholar Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik has said that differences among various sections must be used to resolve conflicts and democratic powers flourish despite ideological variations. He was addressing a seminar titled “Contemporary Ideological Conflicts in Islamic World” organized by Department of Philosophy at Al Raazi Hall here on Friday.

Chairperson Department of Philosophy Dr Shagufta Bukhari, Prof Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria, Prof Dr Syed Akram Shah, Prof Dr Rafi uddin Hashmi, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Prof Fatah said according to Allama Iqbal, the political system of an Islamic country was democracy and there was no space for monarchy in Islam. He said that in today’s Arab world, there were conflicts among monarchist, democrat and autocrat political sections. Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria said that Allama Iqbal was aware of the ideological differences of Muslim rulers. He said that terming difference of opinion as treason and sectarianism were major hurdles in the development of Islamic world. He said that the capacity of comprehension could not be promoted without promotion of quality education. Dr Shagufta Bukhari said that the ideology of Iqbal was a guide for the past, present and the future. She said that the purpose of Iqbal Memorial Lecture was to promote Iqbal’s ideology amongst youngsters.

University of the Punjab Lahore awards 5 PhD degrees

University of the Punjab Lahore awards 5 PhD degrees

LAHORE: Punjab University has awarded 5 PhD degrees to the scholars in which Muhammad Zubair S/o Mehboob Ahmed in the subject of Mathematics after approval of his thesis entitled “Curvature Matter Coupling: Some Cosmic Aspects”,Muhammad Faisal Bashir S/o Bashir Ahmad in the subject of Biological Sciences after approval of his thesis entitled “Studies on Hepatitis C Virus Genes Encoding Structural and Non-Structural Proteins from Pakistani Isolates”, Mudassar Hussain S/o Ch. Muhammad Hussain in the subject of Islamic Studies after approval of his thesis entitled “Orientalistic Theory about Change in Thought and Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) an Analytical Studies”, Qaiser Nadeem S/o Muhammad Saeed in the subject of Chemistry after approval of his thesis entitled “Development of Novel Radiolabeled Polydentae Ligands as potential Diagnostic Probes” and Tamseela Mumtaz D/o Mumtaz Ahmad in the subject of Zoology after approval of her thesis entitled “Identification of Protein Biomarker/s in Patients with Hodgkin’s and Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma”.

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that late Agha Shorish Kashmiri was a journalist with ideology who raised voice against cruel rulers and traitors and his practice of journalism is like a beacon for today’s journalists. He was addressing the book launching ceremony of “Shorish Kashmiri Bahasiat Sahafi” by Regional Director Associated Press of Pakistan Dr Waqar Chaudhry at Al Raazi Hall here on Wednesday. PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, Chief Reporter The Daily Jang Maqsood Butt, Executive Editor The Daily Dunya Salman Ghani, Dr Waqar Chaudhry, Incharge Director Institute of Communication Studies Dr Noshina Salim, Chief Librarian Chaudhry Muhammad Hanif, Dr Haroon Usmani, Hafeez ulllah Niazi, Mian Muhammad Saeed, Son of Shorish Kashmiri Agha Masood Shorish, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, the Governor said Mr Shorish’s weekly “Chittan” was a practical example of fearless and independent journalism. He said that Mr Shorish was jailed but such punishments could not defeat his will power and he continued with his missionary journalism. He said that Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was reflected in the writings of Mr Shorish while Mr Atta ullah Shah Bukhari was reflected in his speech. He said that the history remembered only those people who served the mankind and did not remember the people who made properties. He lauded Dr Waqar Chaudhry for writing excellent book on the life and services of Agha Shorish Kashmiri. PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said that Agha Shorish Kashmiri was daring, patriotic and ideological journalist and poet and the best speaker of the age. He said that the journalists facing specific problems today must keep in view the character of Mr Shorish. He said that Mr Shorish faced great difficulties but he did not change his ideology and work and fought against cruelty. He advised the students of Communication Studies to read the book and adopt reading habits. Senior Journalist Maqsood Butt said that it was our dilemma that our young generation was not aware of our heroes while our history taught us lesson. He said that Maulana Shaukat Ali Khan, Zafar Ali Khan, Shorish Kashmiri were members of the same tribe. He said that today’s politics was just a business and he was aware of those who were claiming to be democrats. He called upon the need to bring all powerful segments of society to accountability. He said that people must be aware of truth and Mr Shorish made people aware of the truth. Senior journalist Salman Ghani said that keeping in view the problems Pakistani journalism was facing nowadays, there was need to discuss missionary journalism of Mr Shorish. He said that weekly “Chittan” was really a rock and Mr Shorish did not use journalism for personal gains. He said that Pakistani media must be a patriotic media. He said that the strengthening of journalism was conditioned with strengthening of Pakistan and democracy in Pakistan. He said that journalism was not limited to “Anchor-cracy” and thousands of reporters, editors were the true face of journalism. Later, Mian Saeed announced to distribute two thousand copies of the book among PU teachers, students of communication studies and politicians. Dr Waqar Chaudhry thanked the guests for their participation.

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

LAHORE: Spokesman for Compact Muon Slenoid (CMS) Dr Tiziano Camporesi from CERN, the renowned European Organization for Nuclear Research probing fundamental structures of universe, has said that Pakistani engineers, physists, software engineers and technicians have been “major contributor” to construction of CMS and they have substantially worked to build, test, install and commission the project. He said this while he was giving a presentation during a 6-member delegation meeting of CMS, CERN with PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and senior PU faculty members at Committee Room of VC’s office here on Wednesday. CMS delegation consisted of Mr Andrzej Charkiewicz, Dr Frank Hartmann, Dr Duccio Abbaneo, Dr Paraskevas Spicas, Mr Suhail Ahmed Janjua, Dr Badar Suleman and PU Registrar Prof Dr Amin Ather, Prof Dr Khawaja Harris Rasheed, Dr Shoukat Ali and others were also present on the occasion.

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The goal of CMS experiment is to investigate a wide range of physics, including the search for the Higgs boson, extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. Dr Tizano said that Pakistani scientists had developed detector control system and testing of Data Quality and Monitoring is responsibility of Pakistani team. He said that Pakistani team also built front-end electronics for CMS RE4 project and playing leading role in installing and commissioning RP4 project. He said that his organization’s future goal was to investigate into dark matter, the true nature of galaxies. He said that CERN was a global laboratory and an organization to provide tools to academicians to do research on physics and to explore nature. On this occasion, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran gave a briefing on Punjab University and detailed research activities. It is pertinent to mention here that CERN uses the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 21 member states.

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

LAHORE: The Intel Pakistan celebrated the 2nd Annual Intel Mobility Roadshow at a local hotel on Saturday, showcasing the best of Intel’s mobile solutions across the full range of form factors and features, powered by Intel Atom and Intel Core processors, with a focus on what is in stores now, and also a glimpse into the future on what is coming.

The event also provided the participants an opportunity of hands-on mobility experiences to help them understand how Intel is delivering mobile innovations that will transform our everyday lives.
Speaking on the occasion, Asma Aziz, Intel Pakistan Public Relation and Marketing Manager, said: “Today’s generation of Intel Atom processors delivers energy-efficient performance to power a range of computing devices ranging from thin, light smart phones and tablets to intelligent cars, innovative healthcare devices, smart city infrastructure monitoring and high-performance micro servers.
These devices deliver Intel-level performance powerful enough to run multiple applications simultaneously, allowing users to move between apps with ease, thus optimising their investment and experience.”
The Intel’s Bay Trail platform includes low-power chips for tablets and notebooks as well as more powerful chips designed for desktop computers.
These have been designed to increase battery life on high usage devices and allow manufacturers to provide thinner, lighter and more powerful devices at a range of different price points.
The Bay Trail is available in three types: Bay Trail-T (Intel’s Atom Processor Z3000 series) is for tablets while Bay Trail-M and Bay Trail-D are for entry level devices in laptop and desktop spaces.
The family of SoCs allows one hardware configuration for both of the Windows8 and Android platforms to drive a wider choice of devices for both consumers and business users.
The Intel Atom processor families’ range of performance characteristics and compact size makes it ideal for embedded uses – like in-vehicle infotainment, interactive kiosks, and point-of-sale terminals. With lead-free and halogen-free manufacturing, the Intel® Atom™ processor is also an environmentally-responsible choice.
It is noteworthy that Intel is a world leader in computing innovations. The company designs and builds essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

LAHORE: The Lahore Museum held two different exhibitions on Sunday in connection with the International Museum Day.

The International Museum Day has been celebrated since 1977 around the globe on May 18 every year. The day is aimed at raising awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. Lahore Museum, which is considered one the best museums of the world due to its wide range of collections, celebrated the day by organising two exhibitions – one on pottery and other on modern painting exhibition. Both the exhibitions were inaugurated by provincial minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed, who was accompanied by Lahore Museum Director Sumaira Sarmad. Talking to media on the occasion, Rana Mashhood said museums played a vital role in introducing cultural heritage to the new generation.
He said the Lahore Museum not only played its due role for introducing history to the youth but also did good work to make the people aware of art and culture. He also lauded the efforts of the Lahore Museum for organising an exhibition to celebrate the International Museum Day. The modern painting exhibition, which was displayed at the City Heritage Museum’s gallery, exhibited artwork by two young artists – Mazhar Naveed and Uzma Bhatti.

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) to launch evening classes for deserving students

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) to launch evening classes for deserving students

LAHORE: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will launch the pilot project of evening classes for child labourers, dropouts and out-of-school children under its education voucher scheme (EVS) so that they could get free of cost education up to matriculation in evening times and improve their economic prospects.
According to a handout, this project will be especially beneficial for those needy children, who could not go to schools in morning due to various reasons.
In this regard, a meeting was held at the foundation head office on Saturday which was attended by representatives of nine non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the field of education in various districts. The NGOs representatives shared their success stories on relevant projects.

Clinic to cure children with clubfoot established atLahore General Hospital (LGH)

Clinic to cure children with clubfoot established atLahore General Hospital (LGH)

Clinic to cure children with clubfoot established atLahore General Hospital (LGH)

Clinic to cure children with clubfoot established atLahore General Hospital (LGH)Clinic to cure children with clubfoot established atLahore General Hospital (LGH)

LAHORE: For the treatment and rehabilitation of children having deformed feet (congenital clubfoot) by birth, a Ponseti clinic has been established at the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) where Prof Dr Irfan Mahboob will cure such kids. According to a handout on Saturday, Postgraduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Dr Anjum Habib Vohra said that the Ponseti clinic would prove to be very helpful in rehabilitating children with such deformities. He said that children of parents with inadequate financial resources would be provided free of cost treatment in accordance with the policy of the Punjab government. Stressing vaccination for preventable diseases like polio, he urged parents to contact qualified doctors at government hospitals instead of approaching quacks to save their children from health complications. Prof Mahboob said that kids with deformed feet and other problems of this sort would be treated on every Saturday at the LGH. He said that there was no such facility in any government hospital before the establishment of this clinic. He said that all of recourses would be utilised for the care of such children and an awareness workshop for the general public would be conducted in June where renowned experts on the subject would deliver lectures.

15 million Pakistan suffering from hepatitis

15 million Pakistan suffering from hepatitis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is dealing with a huge pool of hepatitis patients which is these days touching around 15 million, says Prof Muzaffar Latif Gill, as country observes the ‘World Hepatitis Testing Day’ on Monday (today). “We are dealing with a huge pool of chronic hepatitis patients. Because of lack of awareness, poor diagnostic facilities and absence of standard treatment, we have thousands of patients with end-stage liver disease,” Gill says. “The only option for these patients is liver transplantation. The facility for liver transplantation in Pakistan, in both government and private sectors, is currently in infancy,” he observes. The reason for this day to be observed is because 50 percent people, even in the developed countries, don’t know that they are suffering from hepatitis, according to Gill. The delay in diagnosis leads to serious complications, he notes. “Message on this day is get yourself tested for hepatitis, know your problem, go to a trained doctor to get best treatment available. We as a nation need to work together, especially the health care providers, to get rid of this menace from our country.”

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) registration schedule for class 9 examination

Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE)  registration schedule for class 9 examination

RAWALPINDI: The registration for class 9th examination of the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) would continue until May 20. As per the schedule May 20 is the last date for depositing fees and submitting registration forms in the office of the board. Fee and registration forms can be deposited with late fee of Rs 500 from May 21 to June 3. The RBISE has sent a circular in this regard to all the educational institutions associated with it besides posting it on its website.

5 centres set up in govt hospitals for polio vaccine, certificates

5 centres set up in govt hospitals for polio vaccine, certificates

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Capital and Development Division has set up five centres in Islamabad for administration of polio drops to children and issuance of polio certificates on the spot. These centres have been set up in five major hospitals of the capital. CADD spokesperson said the polio centres have been designed to dispense polio vaccine and polio certificates to those who intend to travel abroad. These centres have been established in PIMS, Polyclinic, Mother and Child Healthcare Center Aabpara and institute of handicapped. Polio drops will be administered and polio certificates will be issued free of cost to the people at these centres.

Hookah users are exposed to carcinogens

Hookah users are exposed to carcinogens

Hookah users are exposed to carcinogens

Hookah users are exposed to carcinogens

ISLAMABAD: People may think hookah is a safe alternative to cigarettes, but a new study shows hookah users are still exposed to cancer-causing compounds.Laboratory tests have suggested risks from hookah, also known as water pipes. But the new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention is the first to link real-life hookah use to exposure to nicotine and other harmful chemicals, researchers said, Fox News reported. “One of the main reasons for doing this study is water pipe smoking is becoming much more popular – especially among younger people and college students,” said Gideon St Helen, the study’s lead author from the University of California, San Francisco.Water pipes consist of a long tube attached to a glass or plastic container that holds water. The tobacco, which is flavoured with fruits and sugar syrup, is burned using charcoal. The smoke passes through the water before being inhaled. Users often believe that the water filters out the toxins in the smoke, but Thomas Eissenberg said that’s not the case. “What the water does do is not filter the smoke, but cools the smoke so it’s very easy to inhale,” said Eissenberg, of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, who has studied water pipe smoking.For the new study, the researchers recruited 55 people from the San Francisco area who almost exclusively smoked hookah. They were asked to abstain from smoking any nicotine products during the week before going to a hookah bar for the study. The participants provided three urine samples: one before smoking hookah, one immediately after and another the next morning. After analysing participants’ urine samples, the researchers found that nicotine levels increased 73-fold following the hookah session. They also found significant increases in other compounds that have been tied to increased risks of heart and respiratory diseases and to lung and pancreatic cancer.

Summer camps made compulsory for all govt schools

Summer camps made compulsory for all govt schools

RAWALPINDI: Summer camps have been made compulsory for all primary, middle, high, and higher secondary schools of Rawalpindi District. Under the directives of the provincial secretary, orders have been issued to all the government schools in all the seven tehsils – Murree, Kotli Sattian, Kallar Syedan, Kahota, Taxila, Gujjar Khan, and Rawalpindi – for setting up summer camps for the students of class 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th from the month of June to August. The presence of the teachers in the schools during the summer vacations has also been made compulsory. online

Summer vacations from June 1
RAWALPINDI: Summer vacations in the educational institutes of the city would start from June 1. According to the Educational Department of Punjab, the vacations of summer would start from June 1 and end on August 14. All the colleges and universities of Punjab would reopen on August 15.

Millennials participate in robotics conference in France – Roots Millennium Schools, Islamabad

Millennials participate in robotics conference in France – Roots Millennium Schools, Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Roots Millennium Schools, Islamabad Department of Robotics, was invited to be part of the iconic three-day-long 16th Virtual Technology Conference at Laval, France. The conference covered areas like providing global solutions in virtual prototyping for manufacturing industries, natural user interaction (NUI), virtual, augmented and robotic humans (VARH), digital heritage (DH), augmented experience within real-time tele-immersive environments (AE), and interactive art for active audience (IAAA). Laurent Chretien, Director De Laval Virtual, conducted this one-of-a-kind forum. This visiting group got to experience the wonders of the country first-hand, participating in a conference on robotics and technology, sight-seeing and interacting with local personalities and visiting the iconic Eiffel Tower and Paris Disneyworld. The conference invited several reputable doctors, engineers, members of ground transportation; and energy and aerospace and defense customers from across industry sectors around the globe. They shared their ideas and best practices in virtual product engineering with all present and left a big impression on the audience. Throughout the conference, an exhibition area showcased hardware and software partners to adopt easy solutions to sustain the innovation and productivity required to revolutionise the needs of virtual technology.