Monthly Archives: October, 2013

‘Festival of Arts & Literature 2013’ – A treat for art lovers opens on Nov 2

‘Festival of Arts & Literature 2013’ – A treat for art lovers opens on Nov 2 LAHORE: Khayaal Creative-Network will celebrate the best of Pakistani talent at their “Festival of Arts & Literature 2013” which is to be held on November 2 and 3 in collaboration with Alhamra Arts Council at Alhamra, Mall Road. Khayaal Creative […]

Over 337 posts of pharmacists vacant in city hospitals

Over 337 posts of pharmacists vacant in city hospitals LAHORE: The country’s alophathic medicines market is worth around Rs132 billion per anum and Rs1500 million per month can be saved through proper filling of vacant posts of pharmacist and a proper medication system. This was stated by a renowned pharmacist and leader of Pakistan Pharmacists […]

Modern burn centre to be functional in 2 months – Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) Lahore

Modern burn centre to be functional in 2 months – Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) Lahore LAHORE: A state-of-the-art Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre costing Rs1.26 billion in Jinnah Hospital will be functional within two months. This centre will be sole in providing up to the mark treatment of burn injuries in Pakistan. This was stated […]

Mental health matters: No shame in seeking help

Mental health matters: No shame in seeking help KARACHI: The Mental Health Awareness Campaign started yesterday at the Institute of Clinical Psychology (ICP) University of Karachi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar. A free camp was established providing diversified services including counselling, speech therapy, hypnosis clinic, psychiatric OPD, and activities for special children. More than 500 people attended the event, […]

Pakistan Red Crescent Society communication training organised

Pakistan Red Crescent Society  communication training organised KARACHI: Sindh chapter of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organised “Refresher Course Training for Communication Volunteers” at the Hotel Marriott, Karachi. The session continued for three days, October 23-25, 2013, and participants were trained in communication and effective […]

Rheumatoid arthritis ups heart disease risk: study

Rheumatoid arthritis ups heart disease risk: study ISLAMABAD: Rheumatoid arthritis patients may be more likely to suffer from heart problems and early menopause, a new study has revealed. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesotta chair of rheumatology and Co-author MD Eric Matteson, said, “One thing that we learned in particular in this study is that the […]

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) exams start today

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) exams start today ISLAMABAD: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is holding its final examinations of Matriculation, FA/FSc and BA programmes for the Spring 2013 from today (Monday) across the country. AIOU Controller (Exams) Dr Hamid Khan Niazi said roll-number slips had been issued by post to all the enrolled students […]

Delay in Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman’s appointment affecting higher education activity

Delay in Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman’s appointment affecting higher education activity ISLAMABAD: The visit of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Special Task Force to Balochistan has been delayed due to the vacant post of the HEC chairman. A Special Task Force was constituted by the HEC on the proposal of Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul […]

Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) becomes hub for school trips, Nature lovers

Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) becomes hub for school trips, Nature lovers ISLAMABAD: With a special display of plant species, animals, minerals and wildlife, the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) has become a major attraction for Nature lovers and schoolchildren. At the museum, Nature lovers get glimpses of natural history of various subjects with […]

Higher Education Commission (HEC) without chairman since August 2013

Higher Education Commission (HEC) without chairman since August 2013 Islamabad: Almost two months have passed since the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is working without chairman, which is not only severely affecting day-to-day affairs of the commission but also the higher education sector. As per HEC Act, all the key decisions related to higher education have to […]

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (Rawalpindi) head told to pay compensation

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (Rawalpindi) head told to pay compensation Lahore: Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mahmood has ordered the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (Rawalpindi) chairman to pay Rs48,500 to a girl student as compensation. The amount was incurred on her admission to a private college due to delay of 15 months in the […]

Orders against Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) officials withdrawn

Orders against Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) officials withdrawn Islamabad: The Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD) has withdrawn removal orders of two senior officials of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE). Director Model Colleges Dr. Tariq Masood and Director Planning and Development Ashraf Nadeem were removed from their posts by the FDE director general […]

Beaconhouse Educational Complex (BEC) honours ‘A’ level high-achievers

Beaconhouse Educational Complex (BEC) honours ‘A’ level high-achievers Rawalpindi: The Beaconhouse Educational Complex (BEC), A Level Branch, hosted a high-achievers ceremony to honour the students who had been awarded brilliant grades in their CIE AS and A Level Examinations for the academic session 2012-2013, says a press release. The ceremony was held at the BEC Saad […]

Honour for PhD scholar t National Defence University, Islamabad

Honour for PhD scholar t National Defence University, Islamabad Islamabad: Lubna Sunawar, a PhD scholar of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) at National Defence University, Islamabad, was a visiting fellow at American Graduate School (AGS), Paris, from April 1 to September 30, 2013 under the Split PhD Programme, an initiative of the French […]

University of Engineering and Technology UET, Peshawar celebrates Foundation Day

University of Engineering and Technology UET, Peshawar celebrates Foundation Day Peshawar: The University of Engineering and Technology , Peshawar, celebrated its Foundation Day with the theme “Past, Present and Future” on Wednesday. UET Vice-Chancellor Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani was the chief guest on the occasion. As part of programme, senior faculty members and chairmen delivered speeches […]