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July 4, 2011

Punjab University Budget Approved

LAHORE, July 2: The Punjab University Syndicate has approved a hefty Rs1.199 billion deficit budget for the financial year 2011-12 blaming that the federal government did not grant to meet the payment of enhanced salaries and pension.

The university administration says the impact of enhanced salaries and pension during the current financial year will be Rs533.623 million.

Overall, the Syndicate meeting presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has approved a budget of Rs5.024 billion, while expecting an income of Rs3.826 billion.

Of total expected income, the PU administration has calculated that it will generate some Rs2.543 billion (66 per cent) from its own resources and get a Rs1.283 billion (34 per cent) grant from the Higher Education Commission, including Rs29.016 million for the Tenure Track System.

The break-up of Rs5.024 billion expenditure shows that the university expects to spend Rs2.281 billion on payment of pay and regular allowances, Rs634.102 million on other allowances and benefits, Rs406.027 million on pension, Rs305.951 million on utility charges, Rs396.750 million on conduct and remuneration of examination, Rs654.976 million on other current expenditure, Rs255.245 million on development expenditure. It will also spend Rs29.016 million on tenure track system and offer scholarships to students to the tune of Rs61.360 million.

This year, the PU Syndicate approved establishment of three endowment funds – Pension Endowment Fund, Research Endowment Fund and Employees Welfare Fund.

It may be mentioned that the Research Endowment Fund was established in 1998 with an initial grant of Rs50 million by the then prime minister. The Syndicate decided that the Research Endowment Fund would be strengthened by contribution from the university, contribution from federal and provincial governments, donations and contributions from other sources at home and abroad.

The PU Employees Welfare Fund will be utilised for the welfare of university`s regular employees of BPS-1 to 16 and their families. The university will initially contribute and invest an amount of Rs20 million and thereafter will contribute Rs3 million on an annual basis. It will use the income of the fund for welfare of employees by providing them interest-free loans, giving financial assistance, offering performance-based awards, making special grants to its employees in exceptional cases, providing marriage grants as well as granting educational scholarships to the children of regular in-service university employees.Dawn.

July 1, 2011

Pakistani Students Leave for Study In USA

Islamabad:As many as 126 graduates from all over Pakistan will be departing for studies at universities in the United States on the Fulbright Scholarship Programme.

During the Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) arranged by United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), the grantees were briefed by USEFP about the programme, visa regulations, American culture, US higher education and campus life and adjusting to life as a new student in United States.

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June 30, 2011

Punjab govt decides to expand provincial cabinet

Chief minister Shahbaz Sharif chaired the Punjab cabinet meeting.

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to expand the provincial cabinet and include new ministries.

According to sources, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the coalition members of the assembly will be given ministries – while the PML-Q’s unification bloc will not be given any ministry.

The expected new ministers in the Punjab cabinet are Yawar Zaman from Okara, Chaudhry Ayaz from Rawalpindi, Chaudhry Shafique from Rahim Yar Khan and Shahzadi Umer Tiwana from Sargodha. The cabinet may also include Zaeem Qadri from Lahore, Rana Afzal from Faisalabad and Ali Haider Noor Niazi from Mianwali.

The Punjab government also demanded the federal government to convene a session of the Council of Common Interests within a week and shift powers to the provinces, warning that it would move the Supreme Court if this did not happen.

This demand was raised during the meeting of the Punjab cabinet held in Lahore on Wednesday with chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in the chair.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told reporters after the meeting that provinces have been handed over ordinary subjects and that the federal government has kept to itself all billion-rupee funds. Sanaullah said the government should also give other rights to the provinces besides ministries under the Concurrent List, otherwise the PML-N has every right to move the court. The provincial minister said the PML-N will also challenge the AJK elections in High Court and demand new elections with correct voters’ lists.

June 30, 2011

Islami Jamiat Talaba in Punjab University Different civil society and human rights organisations condemns

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cops get training in child protection, HRs Islamabad The Islamabad Police officials are committed to ensure protection of human rights. Inspector General of Police (Islamabad) Wajid Ali Khan Durrani said this while addressing an award distribution ceremony for 300 peer educators under ‘Police Training and Capacity Building for Democracy and Human Rights Project’ at the

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PESHAWAR: In collaboration with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI), the Ministry of Science & Technology organised a one-day science and technology exhibition here Thursday. Provincial Minister for Science and Information Technology Muhammad Ayub Ashari was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. Other officials of the ministry, its attached organisations,

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Establishment Division seeks more time for degrees verification ISLAMABAD: Though Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani was quite upbeat when he announced deadline of April 4 for degrees verification of some 350,000 federal government employees but even after passage of revised deadline of April 25 the Establishment Division has once again sought more time from the

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IJT attacked PU staff | Power outages & students IJT ‘thrashes’ two PU employees Lahore, April 30: Some Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists on Friday allegedly severely tortured and injured two employees of the Punjab University (PU) for removing the student organizationís posters from the university walls. The PU employees Muhammad Akram and Muntazir Mehdi

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Referendum regarding HEC devolution HEC devolution rejected in Karachi, April 12: A referendum regarding the devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) was organised here at the University of Karachi (KU) by the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) on Monday. A total of 5,122 students participated in the referendum, out of which 4,926 students casted their votes

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Change in curricula must for tolerant society Lahore: Speakers at a discussion, underlining the importance of a tolerant society, stressed the need for revisiting the curricula with an ultimate aim of sensitising the people of the country to take care of the weak. The discussion was held at the Dorab Patel Auditorium of Human Rights

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Punjab University IJT illegal event Two PU officials suspended Lahore, Jan 24: Punjab University (PU) administration on Friday suspended the varsity’s Estate Officer and Assistant Security Officer for failing to control activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) from organising an illegal event on the campus the other day. A Punjab University official said Estate Officer

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NED University book fair | BZU clash NED University’s 32nd annual book fair commences Karachi, Jan 19: The NED University of Engineering and Technology has commenced the 32nd annual book fair at Sadeeqain Lawn on Tuesday. The book fair was organised by Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). About 50 stalls have been placed in the book

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Govt plans new service structure for teachers Peshawar, July 07: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planning to adopt new service structure for schoolteachers in order to ensure their promotions. “Once the new structure is introduced, the schoolteachers serving in different grades will be able to get promotion provided they have improved their qualifications,” said a