Monthly Archives: August, 2012

LUMS Urban Initative – Small Cities Project (September 01, 2012) – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

LUMS Urban Initative – Small Cities Project (September 01, 2012) –  Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS September 01, 2012 Principal Investigator Dr. Anjum Altaf, Dean SHSSL, LUMS Date: Saturday, September 01, 2012 Time: 0200 pm to 0600 pm Venue: Faculty Lounge, Academic Block This is a university-wide initiative because all the disciplines represented at LUMS […]

LUMS Faculty, PhD Student Collaborate with CMU & Disney – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

LUMS Faculty, PhD Student Collaborate with CMU & Disney – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Dr. Sohaib Khan, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science at LUMS and PhD student, Ijaz Akther recently collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Disney Research on graphics research. Their paper titled “Bilinear Spatiotemporal Basis Models” was […]

Teachers take Punjab govt to court

Teachers take Punjab govt to court RAWALPINDI: Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi of the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Thursday issued notices to secretaries’ health and education of Punjab and other senior officials on a contempt of court petition filed by 150 teachers of district Rawalpindi, against their alleged force deployment in matters not […]

Diabetics advised to go for insulin

Diabetics advised to go for insulin ATTOCK: Diabetes has grown at an alarming rate, causing Pakistan to be ranked 7th in the world in terms of diabetes patients. The number reached 7.1million according to 2010 statistics, and could increase to 13.8million within the next 20 years, medical experts revealed during a seminar on the “Burden […]

Training workshop for artisans starts

Training workshop for artisans starts ISLAMABAD: Textile training workshop for master artisans kicks off at Lok Virsa on Thursday. Over 25 craftsmen and craftswomen from different parts of Pakistan in various craft fields are participating in the workshop-cum-display which will continue for 14 consecutive days, said Khalid Javed, executive director Lok Virsa. He said that […]

Arrangements for anti-dengue day reviewed

Arrangements for anti-dengue day reviewed LAHORE: An anti-dengue day will be observed on Sept 2 throughout the province for complete elimination of dengue. This was stated by Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique while presiding over a meeting held to review arrangements for the day at his office on Thursday. He […]

Service structure: General Cadre Doctors Association Punjab (GCDA) finalises draft of recommendations

Service structure: General Cadre Doctors Association Punjab (GCDA) finalises draft of recommendations LAHORE: The General Cadre Doctors Association Punjab (GCDA) has given a final shape to the draft of recommendations for service structure submitted by representatives of the association came from 36 districts of the province.The recommendations were finalised in the third provincial council meeting of […]

‘Post card drive’ for ban on domestic child labour

‘Post card drive’ for ban on domestic child labour LAHORE: The Child Rights Movement (CRM), a network of 28 organisations, launched on Thursday a ‘post card campaign’ to protect child rights, urging the provincial government to take immediate steps to notify Child Domestic Labour (CDL) in the list of banned occupations under the Employment of […]

Polio virus detected in sewers

Polio virus detected in sewers HYDERABAD: The Deputy Commissioner of Hyderabad, Agha Shahnawaz Babar, has declared anti-polio emergency after detection of virus in sewerage lines in Hyderabad. He directed the officials and organisations to launch a campaign from September 10 to 12 and make it successful. Presiding over a high-level meeting here on Thursday, he […]

Junior official to run hepatitis programme

Junior official to run hepatitis programme HYDERABAD: A junior officer has been posted by the Sindh health department to run a multi -billion rupee Hepatitis Prevention and Control Programme (Chief Minister’s Initiative) in Sindh. Dr Ayaz Memon, a Grade-18 officer, has been posted as Programme Manager ‘On his Own Pay and Scale’ (OPS) basis against […]

Natural honey helps fight parasitic diseases

Natural honey helps fight parasitic diseases KARACHI: Natural honey relieves pain and heals infections and wounds, including those caused by diabetes. It has also been found to be helpful in the treatment of cancer, chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis (painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membrane lining the digestive tract) and parasitic diseases. These points were […]

USAID spent $600 million in 10 years on uplift plans

USAID spent $600 million in 10 years on uplift plans KARACHI: The US Agency for International Development has spent over $600 million since 2002 on hundreds of development and support programmes of Pakistan. This was stated by deputy mission director of USAID Edward Birgells on the sidelines of the signing of a memorandum of understanding […]

Prof. Shah Attends the 9th Session of HRCAC – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS

Prof. Shah Attends the 9th Session of HRCAC – Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) invited Sikander Ahmed Shah – Associate Professor of Law at the Department of Law and Policy, Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani School of […]

Coaching centres fleecing students

Coaching centres fleecing students ISLAMABAD – The private coaching centres and English language institutes in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are making profit at the expense of students’ future. Senior academicians say the staff working in these institutions doesn’t have required qualifications. “These centres issue advertisements to woo the students by promising them […]

National Youth Assembly initiates new projects

National Youth Assembly initiates new projects ISLAMABAD – The National Youth Assembly (NYA) has initiated many projects including establishment of orphans’ homes, IT literacy centers, dispensaries and food for the poor in remote areas of the country. National Youth Assembly President Hanan Ali Abbasi, while talking to APP, said the NYA had fed 150,000 underprivileged […]