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March 14, 2018

PU launches organic vegetables project


March 14, 2018

LAHORE: Punjab University Institute of Agriculture Sciences (IAGS) has launched a research project to provide unpolluted, fresh and organic vegetables to citizens.

On the directions of PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakria Zakar, a piece of 21-kanal land at Mor Bhekewal has been handed over to IAGS for its project “research avenue” for the purpose.

In this regard, an inaugural ceremony was held in which PU Dean Faculty of Science Prof Dr Shahid Kamal, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Naeem Khan, IAGS Director Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Haider, Prof Dr Anjum Nasim Sabri, Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, acting Treasurer Rao Muhammad Sharif, RO-II Malik Muhammad Zaheer, faculty members and students were present. Prof Dr Zakria Zakar said the fruit of research work being carried out at universities must reach society. He said PU would play its role in resolving issues faced by the masses as it is one of the basic purposes of universities.

Prof Dr Saleem Haider said the institute had aimed at providing organic and fresh vegetables to people. He said people would also be provided with training on kitchen gardening under comprehensive training programmes.

Campaign: A number of faculty members from different universities of Pakistan in an open letter have condemned propaganda campaign against a Punjab University teacher, Dr Ammar Ali Jan.

In the letter, widely shared on social media, in support of Dr Jan, the faculty members observed that the campaign was based purely on slander, endangering Dr Jan’s life and academic integrity by falsely accusing him of instigating Pashtun students at Punjab University to take up violent agitation.

“As members of the academic community, we strongly condemn the malicious propaganda campaign against Dr Jan and urge the Punjab University and the Punjab to probe the matter and punish those responsible for it,” reads the letter.

The faculty members have alleged that the propaganda campaign emanated from a Facebook page known for its links with Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). When contacted, PU chapter IJT Nazim Jibran Bin Salman said Jamiat was not behind the Facebook page. He, however, said there were visuals available about these activities.

PGMI: Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof Dr Ghais-un-Nabi Tayyab called upon doctors of Lahore General Hospital (LGH) to extend best medical facilities to patients. “The nursing department of LGH must follow the hospital’s policy and kept the patients charts completed,” said Ghais-un-Nabi while delivering a lecture.

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