Prof Mughees paid tribute

The Lahore Press Club on Saturday hosted Prof Dr Mugheesuddin Sheikh as part of its weekly ‘Meri Yadein, Meri Batein’ series.  Dr Mughees is currently serving as dean of the School of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Central Punjab. Lahore Press Club President Shahbaz Mian, Secretary Abdul Majid Sajid and many journalists from various media houses attended the sitting.  Paying tribute to Dr Mughees, they said the academic spent most part of his life teaching communication to students and he himself was an institution for his students. They said no teacher enjoyed such a fan following and his students were serving the media industry well and upholding journalistic values he taught them.  They said Dr Mughees built institutions. He started his career as an assistant professor at the Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies.  Dr Mughees said he built the UCP School of Media and Communication Studies in no time and he gave even his family time to the department. He said a continuous effort and the urge to learn were keys to success. Students presented Dr Mughees a shield at the end of the sitting. –Staff Reporter

Accord on transplantation

A Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation has been signed between Punjab Human Organ Transplant Authority (PHOTA) and Donation Transplantation Foundation Institute (DTI) Spain. Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique witnessed the signing ceremony held here on Saturday.–APP

Mujaddid Alf Sani Conference today

Hazrat Mujaddid Alf Sani International Conference will be held on November 19 at a hotel, under the aegis of Mujaddad Alaf-e-Sani Society Pakistan. Organiser and Secretary General of the society, Muhammad Nazim Bashir told APP that Justice (r) Nazir Ahmed Ghazi will be the chief guest while Dr Ishaque Qureshi and Dr Moeen Nizami will be the guest of honour on the occasion. Noted scholars Dr Moeen Nizami, Dr Waleed Zyad, Allama Shehzad Mujaddadi, Professor Abdul Wadood, Dr Humayun Abbas and Dr Sobia Azhar will speak on the occasion.–APP

OPC helps recover plot of expat

An expatriate Pakistani got possession of his plot worth Rs 10 million with the efforts of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab. According to the OPC sources on Saturday, one Munir Ahmad, currently settled in Qatar, had lodged a complaint that some persons had occupied his plot, situated in village Islamabad, District Multan. The complaint was referred to District Overseas Pakistanis Committee (DOPC) Multan, which helped the applicant get back his plot.–APP

Textbook board meeting

Effective measures are being adopted to make the system of sale and purchase of textbooks transparent and no negligence will be tolerated in this regard. These views were expressed by Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board Director Abdul Qayyum while chairing a meeting in connection with security labels. He said the Textbook Board would affix security labels on books to check in sale of textbooks. He warned strict action would be taken against those involved in preparation, publication and sale of fake books.  –PR

Nawa-i-Waqt fund

A sum of Rs40,000 was donated to Nawa-i-Waqt Fund for Pakistanis Stranded in Bangladesh on Saturday. Muhammad Anjum Zahoor from Lahore donated Rs25,000 and Shafiq Muhammad from Hasanabdal donated Rs15,000.