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Zero-tolerance forsexual violence stressed

By Our Correspondent
March 01, 2018

LAHORE: A two-day international conference on "Women, Media and Global Perspectives", organised by Institute of Communication Studies of Punjab University, started on Wednesday.

Norwegian Ambassador Tore Nedrebo was the chief guest on the frist day of the confernce. ICS Director Dr Noshina Saleem, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, Professor Dr Elizabeth Eide, senior journalists Mazhar Abbas, Shumaila Jaffri and Farah Zia, and professors of journalism from North America, Norway, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Bangladesh also participated in the event.

Norway's Ambassador Tore Nedrebo said society needed to adopt zero-tolerance policy on sexual violence. Dr Elizabeth Eide said that she had an opportunity to work in Norway as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She said that her experience had made her realise that there were different understandings of working women in different societies. She said, "We must admit that women around the world are playing their part in the development of their concerned communities."

The experts presented their research papers. Prof Dr Hanann, Tanveer Shahzad, Dr Rashid Khan, Fahad Mehmood, Seemab Bukhari, Dr Anjum Zia, Dr Zafar Iqbal, Dr Sajjad Paracha, Nausheen Naqvi, Farzana Ali, Uzma Aleem, Hasina Shirzad, Fatima Saif, Shaheed Merajand and others expressed their views on various issues on the first day of the conference.

results: Punjab University Examinations Department has declared the results of BS Applied Geology First Professional annual 2017. Detailed results are also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

Book fair: The first ever book fair of the University of Education concluded here Wednesday at its Township campus which was attended by a large number of visitors, students, journalists, artists and other literary figures.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the university Vice-Chancellor Dr Rauf-i-Azam said we are sure that the last two days have been very productive for our students because such literary activities always create and flourish the book reading culture which should be the main aim of universities. He also thanked the participating publishers and distributed certificates among them.

Office-bearers: The new office-bearers of the UVAS Academic Staff Association (ASA) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, were sworn on Wednesday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha administered oath to the office-bearers. The office-bearers are President Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf, Vice-President Dr Arshad Javed, General Secretary Dr Hafsa Zaneb, Joint Secretary Dr Iahtasham Khan and Finance Secretary Dr Muhammad Tayyab.

OPC: Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC), Punjab has settled different matters of expatriate Pakistanis amounting to Rs92 million during the last two weeks. This was informed by OPC Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti while presiding over the fortnightly meeting of the officers.

Additional DG Agha Yousaf, Directors Asad Naeem, Raja Zubair, Ishrat Ullah Niazi, Coordinator Haji Nawaz and other senior officers attended the meeting. Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti stated that these complaints of Overseas Pakistanis were about illegal possession of properties, recovery of vehicles and theft.

The OPC with the help of District Overseas Pakistanis Committees (DOPCs) of Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Attock got the complaints resolved. Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti further said that on the special instructions of the chief minister, OPC is vigorously pursuing the issues of Overseas Pakistanis.

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