Mobilink Seeks A Rising Star at Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Mobilink Seeks A Rising Star at Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Mobilink Seeks A Rising Star at Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Mobilink Seeks A Rising Star at Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

The Career Services Office (CSO) in collaboration with Mobilink conducted an information session at LUMS about the Mobilink Academia Competition – Mobilink Rising Star. The session started off with Mr. Mustafa Shahbaz from Mobilink, giving an insight on how one should be unique and emphasised on building energy levels. He talked about why the corporate world looks for confident, passionate and energetic employees. Mr. Shahbaz told the students that the three things which employers seek are passion, innovation and leadership qualities. He said that Mobilink will be giving a platform to students with all these three qualities through their national level competition.

Ms. Nida Iftikhar, Associate Recruitment & Employer Branding also spoke about the competition and guided the students about entering and forming teams. She explained the main task of the competition, which is making a video on the theme ‘Making each day a better day’ in the fields of telecom, education, community welfare, etc. She told students that the video should be of less than two minutes, and should be shot from a Smartphone and sent to Mobilink or the Career Services Office (CSO). She further explained that the chosen videos would be uploaded on the Facebook page – Mobilink Careers and voters would like their videos. The videos would be judged 50% on the likes they receive and 50% on the judge’s decision.

Mr. Shahbaz talked about the rewards the winners would be receiving. He said that the rewards bucket contains a Learning Opportunity worth PKR 500,000, guaranteed Internship Slots and Job Interviews at Mobilink, Google Tablets, Training Workshops at the Mobilink Learning Centre, Membership to the Mobilink Foundation, competition certificates and memorabilia and an exciting opportunity to be featured in Mobilink’s upcoming Employer Branding Video.

Students appreciated the session and participated by raising many pertinent questions, which were comprehensively answered by Mr. Shahbaz and Ms. Iftikhar.

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Marketing Colloquium 2014 – Rebranding Pakistan

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS  Marketing Colloquium 2014 – Rebranding Pakistan

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS  Marketing Colloquium 2014 – Rebranding Pakistan

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Marketing Colloquium 2014 – Rebranding Pakistan

The LUMS Marketing Colloquium (LMC) is an annual event hosted by the LUMS Marketing Executive Club, as a bridge between aspiring marketers and business professionals. The two day event was held on March 15 – 16, 2014 at the Suleman Dawood School of Business. It comprised of numerous guest speaker sessions coupled with three competitions to engage the young talent of Pakistan. This year’s very unique and patriotic theme relevant to the current business and social context of the country was “Branding Pakistan”. The “Branding Pakistan” theme focused on how marketers should develop a softer image of Pakistan and the role of different stakeholders like youth ambassadors, media, political parties and corporations alike.

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Delves in the Agribusiness Sector

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS  Delves in the Agribusiness Sector

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS  Delves in the Agribusiness Sector

Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Delves in the Agribusiness Sector

As part of this revolutionary initiative, The Embassy of Netherlands in collaboration with Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) organised a roundtable to facilitate discussion on business and cooperation opportunities between Netherlands and Pakistan in the agriculture sector. The Dutch side was represented by a high level delegation comprising H. E. Simon Smit, Vice Minister for Foreign Economic Relations of the Netherlands along with strategic business delegates. The Pakistani side was represented by a diverse group of stakeholders from academia, professionals, policy makers, farmers (primarily horticulture and dairy), input/output traders and agribusiness processors. Vice Chancellor LUMS, Dr. Sohail Naqvi and Dean Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Dr. Arif N.Butt was also a part of the occasion.

The primary objective of the conference was to explore and gain a better understanding of the various areas in the agriculture sector which have a high potential to create value and enhance trade between the two nations. It focused on enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and the Netherlands on an equal commercial footing.

The conference covered a broad range of agriculture and food-related topics such as horticulture, livestock and dairy, agro-related education, and food processing. The Dutch delegation gained an insight into business opportunities in the agriculture sectors of Pakistan, especially dairy and horticulture, and how trade between the two nations can be further enhanced for a mutual benefit.

It was also explored that LUMS certificate programme in agribusiness management is another area of collaboration with Dutch universities and also an avenue in which Dutch agribusiness companies can be invited to share their experiences and best practices.

Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Management (ECAM) is a pioneering endeavor made possible through collaboration with Nestle Pakistan, generating unique learning opportunities, and is a first of its kind executive programme in the country. The programme is designed to equip the participants with leading-edge managerial know how and skills considered essential to operate successfully in a high-stake agribusiness environment. The programme is structured to include a series of short duration modules. The modules cover a wide range of managerial disciplines with a contextual reference to the Agribusiness environment; including Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Accounting, Value chain, Marketing, Human Resource and Strategy.

The exclusive highlight of the programme are the renowned guest speakers, offering invaluable insights to the participants and delegating them with a highly experiential learning, cutting-edge tools, techniques and methodology, essential to survive and thrive in the highly dynamic environment. The first term featured four dynamic guest speakers. Afaq Tiwana discussed the business opportunities in the Value Chain of Agriculture Production and the opportunities that exist in the agriculture input market. Jehangir Tareen discussed the Management Practices at Tareen Farms with an emphasis on the importance of Agriculture for the economy of Pakistan. Shoukat Ali highlighted the opportunities posed by the concept of “Tunnel Farming” in Pakistan. He advised the participants to expand the tendency of tunnel farming to their respective areas by getting expert training in the technology. Mubarik Ali based his session on the Agriculture Produce Markets and Regulatory Reforms in Pakistan.

LUMS ACF Graduates Receive Exemptions from 9 ACCA Papers

LUMS ACF Graduates Receive Exemptions from 9 ACCA Papers

LUMS ACF Graduates Receive Exemptions from 9 ACCA Papers

LUMS ACF Graduates Receive Exemptions from 9 ACCA Papers

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has recently awarded exemptions from first nine ACCA papers to graduates of LUMS from the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme.

ACCA conducted a robust quality assurance process and extended this award on the basis of comparable curriculum of the two. This accreditation grants the maximum number of exemptions that are awarded to any education provider. The ACCA papers exempted to the students of the accounting and finance programme are F1-Accountant in Business, F2-Management Accounting, F3-Financial Accounting, F4-Corporate and Business Law, F5-Performance Management, F6-Taxation, F7-Financial Reporting, F8-Audit and Assurance, F9-Financial Management.

LUMS, as an accredited partner recently signed the ACCA Accelerate Programme. Accelerate is a special arrangement between ACCA and LUMS giving the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance students an opportunity to register early with ACCA and accelerate their careers in finance.  Under this scheme, students would benefit in the following ways:

·         Free initial registration of ACCA

·         Free annual subscription of first year

·         No exemption fee of first 9 papers

·         Free access to ACCA’s online resources

ACCA is the global body for professional accountants that equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to become a complete finance professional with a strong focus on ethics. In Pakistan, ACCA members are given equivalence to a Master’s degree by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). LUMS students can now combine their renowned university degree with a global professional accounting qualification – ACCA and get an accelerated start to their careers.

Minister links education with progress – University of the Punjab Lahore

Minister links education with progress – University of the Punjab Lahore

Minister links education with progress - University of the Punjab Lahore

Minister links education with progress – University of the Punjab Lahore

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has said only those nations are progressing who have made progress in the field of education and the government was taking serious steps to improve education system in Pakistan. He was addressing the inauguration ceremony of Punjab University bus service to the students of Sharqpur area outside VC office here on Saturday.

PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, MPA Ghazali Butt, MPA Pir Ashraf Rasool, PU Registrar Prof Dr Amin Ather, Resident Officer 1 Javed Sami, senior faculty members, ATO Transport Wing Faiz Rasool and other administrative officers were present on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony, the minister said that the government had taken several initiatives for the welfare of the youth. Lauding the administration style of PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, the minister said that it was good to know that the number of PhD teachers had increased from 210 to 485 and all those institutions made progress that were headed by such personalities. He said that provision of university bus service to the students of Sharqpur was a longstanding demand and we were thankful to the vice chancellor for resolving the problem. Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the transport system of PU was far largest than other universities and the incumbent administration was purchasing new buses every year to provide maximum transport facilities to the students. He said that recently, three new buses had also been purchased. He said that the female students of Sharaqpur had to change two wagons to reach university bus point and the university administration, keeping in view their problems, decided to start bus service to their area in order to facilitate them. Later, Federal Minister Rana Tanvir Hussain inaugurated university bus service to Sharqpur.

Punjab University Institute at Business & Information Technology (IBIT) organizes annual job fair 2014

Punjab University Institute at Business & Information Technology (IBIT)  organizes annual job fair 2014

Punjab University Institute at Business & Information Technology (IBIT)  organizes annual job fair 2014

Punjab University Institute at Business & Information Technology (IBIT) organizes annual job fair 2014

LAHORE: Punjab University Institute at Business & Information Technology (IBIT) organized its annual job fair at the New Campus to provide job opportunities to the students in the fields of information technology, finance, marketing, management information system and human resource management.

PU Vice Chancellor Dr. Mujahid Kamran inaugurated the job fair. IBIT Director Professor Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Dr Amir Sarwar, Research Officer Rabia Javed, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. The VC appreciated the efforts put in by IBIT’s Industry Liaison Society team and guided the students regarding their career plans motivating them to have confidence in their abilities and be a responsible and useful resource for Pakistan. Various multi-national and national organizations from the fields of IT, textiles, marketing, FMCG’s etc took part in the event. TCS, United States Education Foundation in Pakistan, Suzuki Sethi Motors, Qarshi Group of Industries, Pakistan Information Technology Board, TUV Austria, Total Software Services and Academic Development Pakistan. The students found this opportunity to be very useful and circulated their CVs to be considered for jobs. Many were short listed and selected for interviews. The event sponsors were The Bank of Punjab and United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan.

Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) organizes seminar

Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) organizes seminar

LAHORE: Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) organized a seminar on “Revisiting Pakistan’s History” in which Humboldt University Germany’s Prof Dr Bettina Robotka threw light on the topic. In this occasion Dean Faculty of Arts & Humanities & Director PSC Prof Dr Massarrat Abid, Col (r) Ikram Ullah, Dr. Farzand Masih, Dr Kanwal, faculty members and students from various departments of different universities were present. Dr Bettina Robotka talked about the weaknesses of nationalism in context of decaying uniting forces of language and religion. He said that the regional languages should be promoted as national languages. He said globalization was also the solution of ending conflicts among nations and nationalism in narrow mindsets could prove fatal for internal harmony and integrity. He said cultural and regional differences must be adjusted with pluralistic approach and global hegemonic powers were not respecting the sovereignty of other nations. He said every nation should realize its own peculiar identity and should generate its own resources and to utilize them to end the crisis.

Punjab University Department of Zoology workshop on honeybee keeping

Punjab University Department of Zoology  workshop on honeybee keeping

Punjab University Department of Zoology  workshop on honeybee keeping

Punjab University Department of Zoology workshop on honeybee keeping

LAHORE: Punjab University Department of Zoology’s Honeybee Research Program has organized National Beekeeping Training Workshop in which more than 60 persons from both federal and provincial organizations participated. The concluding session was attended by PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, Chairman Zoology Department Prof Dr Muhammad Akhter, Incharge Honeybee Research Program Dr Nasreen Muzafar and faculty members were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the concluding session, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran lauded workshop organizer Dr Nasreen Muzafar and said that such workshops helped promote research culture. Dr Akhter said that the workshop was aimed at creating more employment and business opportunities and improve livelihood through knowledge based partnership. Dr Nasreen Muzzafar said that the workshop would provide an excellent orientation for starting beekeeping as a hobby and a profitable enterprise as well as help in the diversification of farm production system through cross-pollination. Later, certificates were distributed among the participants.

International Islamic University Islamabad President Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran

International Islamic University Islamabad President Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran

International Islamic University Islamabad President Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran

International Islamic University Islamabad President Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran

LAHORE: International Islamic University Islamabad President Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh called on Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at his office here on Friday.

PU Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Amin Ather and senior faculty members were also present on the occasion. The meeting explored possibilities of academic collaboration and exchanges between the two institutions.

IJT brutally tortures Punjab Univeersity security guard

IJT brutally tortures Punjab Univeersity security guard

IJT brutally tortures Punjab Univeersity security guard

IJT brutally tortures Punjab Univeersity security guard

LAHORE: (Friday, March 21, 2014): The Punjab University spokesman has said that IJT rogues have brutally tortured a PU security guard at hostel area on Friday which caused bleeding from various parts of his body. According to details, some rascals of IJT brutally tortured PU security guard Tariq at New Campus cricket ground and later Tariq was sent to Muslim Town police and Jinnah Hospital for recording his statement and medico legal.

The PU spokesman said that IJT was involved in misbehaving teachers, torturing guards and other serious crimes and was telling lies to media as per its previous practice. On the other hand, PU Academic Staff Association has also called upon Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to take strict notice of hooliganism of IJT and help maintain peaceful academic environment on campus.

More labs to cope with viral diseases in Sindh needed

More labs to cope with viral diseases in Sindh needed

KARACHI: The establishment of Sentinel Influenza Surveillance Laboratory at Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) is not enough to cater the needs of Sindh population and there is an urgent need to set up such laboratories at regional level to provide better treatment facilities to patients of swine flu, bird-flu, Congo fever and other viral diseases.
Secretary General Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Centre Dr Mirza Ali Azhar on Saturday said just one influenza laboratory was not enough for whole Sindh province and the government should establish a few more laboratories in the province at regional level to facilitate people and also to avert any possible outbreak of diseases like swine flu in future.
He informed although a private hospital in Karachi has the swine flu testing facility, but poor people could not afford its very high charges.
He suggested the government to establish blood sample collection points at district level in interior Sindh and town level in Karachi to control possible outbreak of viral disease at early stages and facilitate poor patients.
National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad has issued 29th seasonal awareness and alert letter (SAAL) for epidemic prone infectious diseases in Pakistan.
Executive Director NIH Dr Birjees Mazher Kazi in a circular to all concerned in the country said the federal, provincial and district health departments as well as other stakeholders need to take pre-emptive measures against communicable diseases put on High Alert including CCHF, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and gastroenteritis (acute) as well as the vaccine preventable childhood diseases like measles, pertussis and poliomyelitis and also the likely occurrence of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) cases.
Dr Kazi said moreover, strict epidemiological vigilance also needed to be exercised nationally for the prevention and control of indigenous infections with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Corona Virus (reported in Arabian Peninsula), and influenza-A H7N9 and H10N8 (circulating in China).
He emphasised that the emergence and outbreak potential of various communicable/infectious diseases has direct relationship with weather/temperature changes and added that SAAL is regularly published and widely disseminated to all stakeholders by the NIH based on the analysis of the most recent disease data sources available in the country.
Dr Kazi said in order to keep track of the situation, the relevant health departments and other stakeholders were requested to keep this Institute updated on the public health measures being initiated in respective areas along with timely notification of associated alerts and outbreaks.
Special Secretary Health Sindh Dr Mansoor Abbas Rizvi when contacted told PPI the provincial government was well aware of developing situation and has already issued necessary precautionary instruction to all district level healthcare officers.
He said health department has issued necessary directives to authorities to avert any untoward situation in future after recent reporting of swine flu cases in Multan city. He said influenza laboratory was established in Sindh three year ago to provide better treatment to patients suffering from swine flu, bird-flu and other viral diseases. The influenza laboratory at CHK was linked with National Influenza Surveillance Laboratory Islamabad.
He said influenza laboratory was established to ensure swift provision of medical treatment to the patients, as all required equipment and diagnosis kits have been made available at laboratory. He said instructions have been issued to district level authorities that samples of suspected patients should be sent to this influenza laboratory for confirmation on suspicion of being infected with swine flu and such other infections.

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) to start classes from July

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) to start classes from July

KARACHI: The academic session of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) is expected to commence from July, and all paperwork has been completed in this regard. As per reports, in order to commence classes from July, the university officials have requested the Sindh Education Department to provide two college buildings, while Rs 556-million budget proposal for employment of 687 university officials has also sent to the Sindh government. In this regard, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law Vice Chancellor Dr Qazi Khalid Ali said, “We have land of 13.19 acres but complete construction of university will take time.
Therefore, we have requested the government to provide us two colleges – Government Degree College for Men Nazimabad and Junior Model College Clifton – temporarily so that classes must be commenced on time.”
He was of the view that government showed them positive gesture on their request. “Initially university will commence with three faculties including Faculty of Law, Faculty of Planning & Development and Faculty of Social Sciences,” he said, adding that they are trying best to get professional faculty and it is expected that Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will be a part of visiting faculty. In faculty of Law, LLB, LLM, LLD and PhD will be offered while in remaining faculty BS, MS and PhD programmes will be offered. “The faculty of Planning and Development will be the first ever in Pakistan, which will be proved very important step,” Dr Ali asserted. He further mentioned that to run a university men power could not be neglected and 687 officials including teaching and non-teaching staff is required while purpose budget has been sent to government is this regard. Speaker Sindh Assembly has nominated MPA Khursheed Ahmed Junejo, Mohammad Ali and Nasir Hussain Shah as syndicate members.

University of Karachi LLB exam forms submission date announced

University of Karachi LLB exam forms submission date announced

KARACHI: University of Karachi has announced submission dates of forms for LLB final year supplementary exanimation. The forms can be submitted till 27 March at prospective colleges along with Rs 4350 fee. According to Controller of Examination of the university, those students, who has been enrolled in three-year LLB degree program in 2007 or before are given last chance to appear in the examination; however, they will have to pay Rs 5000 additional charges beside the fee.

Admissions for food safety diploma begin today – Food Sciences and Technology Department of the University of Karachi

Admissions for food safety diploma begin today - Food Sciences and Technology Department of the University of Karachi

KARACHI: The admissions for the Food Safety and Controls Diploma under the Food Sciences and Technology Department of the University of Karachi are opening from Monday (24th March). This programme is accredited by the Britain’s Royal Environmental Health Institute, Scotland, according to Prof Dr. Abid Hasnain, the head of the department. The admission forms can be acquired and submitted between March 24 and March 28. The prospective candidates having 16 years of academic qualification (MSC, 4-year BS and its equivalent) are eligible to apply for this programme. The list of candidates for entry test will be displayed on March 31. The test will be held on April 01. The list of successful candidates will be posted at the website of the university and also displayed at the notice board of the relevant department of the university on April 03. While the interviews of these candidates will be held on April 07. The final list of candidates for be uploaded at the KU website and notice board of the department on April 08. The admission forms can be downloaded from the KU website or acquired from the office of the department against Rs 500. Per semester fee for the course is Rs 30,000. While a Rs1,500 pay order drawn on PGD-Food Safety and Controls department will be required to be submitted with the form. For further details, contact can be made at email: ferozalam@uok.edu.pk

Pakistan Day function held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore

Pakistan Day function held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore

LAHORE: A special function was organised at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to celebrate the Pakistan Day on Sunday. Fatima Jinnah Medical College Principal Prof Dr Sardar Fakhar Imam, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Umer Farooq Baloch, a large number of doctors, nurses and paramedics attended the function.
On this occasion, all the participants sung the national anthem. While speaking on the occasion, Dr Fakhar Imam and Dr Umer Farooq Baloch said that March 23 was a day to reaffirm the commitment and promise to discharge our duties with dedication, honesty and devotion for the development and prosperity of our motherland. Later, FJMC Principal Prof Sardar Fakhar Imam and MS Dr Umer Farooq Baloch distributed certificates and prizes among 64 officials of the hospital on their outstanding performance.