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  • LAHORE - The Higher Education Department (HED) has directed the University of Sargodha (UOS) to de-notify appointments made without following the proper procedure. These recruitments were made without floating advertisements in the newspapers. The Higher Education Department committee concluded the ...

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  • LAHORE - A committee constituted to look into the VCs case is facing objections over its formation, as three out of four members are also part of the body meant for searching the university heads. The committee, constituted on the application of Dr Rukhsana Kausar to examine the Lahore College for ...

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  • LAHORE - A committee set up by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has recommended establishing VIP counters at Arazi Service Centres across the province. The meeting was chaired by provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah who also censured the Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA) Director General ...

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  • LAHORE - Contrary to tall claims of the Punjab government, not a single mining scheme has been added in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) 2017-18, The Nation learnt reliably. The only scheme the Mines and Minerals (M&M) department added in the ADP this year was dropped by the Planning and ...

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  • LAHORE - The Higher Education Department Monday notified vice chancellors in two public sector universities including University of Sargodha (UoS) and Lahore College for Women University (LCWU). Dr Uzma Quraishi whom the LHC removed from the LCWU VCship was notified as the VC for four years in the ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Land Record Authority (PLRA) plans to establish VIP counters at the tehsil level costing Rs32m to the national exchequer, official sources told The Nation. After approval of the CM, the sources added, the counters for VIP will be set up. “It didn’t match to the CM ...

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  • LAHORE - The Higher Education Department (HED) has sought nod of the Punjab governor to appoint vice chancellors in two of the public sector universities, sources said on Wednesday. The chief minister has already approved names for two educational institutions - University of Sargodha (UOS) and ...

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  • LAHORE - Longer work hours and undue pressure by Punjab’s chief executive is resulting in deaths and bad health of many of the top officers in the province. Although the provincial government Friday transferred and replaced several officers who fell ill because of tough duty, the situation of ...

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  • The Punjab government on Friday finally transferred and replaced the officers facing serious illness because of hectic working schedules. The officers on the helm of affairs had no fixed duty hours and were busy doing official business even on the weekends at the cost of their health and family ...

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  • LAHORE - Former vice chancellor of Punjab University, Dr Mujahid Kamran is once again in the race for the top slot. In December, 2016, Dr Kamran was removed from the post on the LHC orders after about nine years when he had enjoyed two terms and was on extension for a third time. Other than the ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Services Tribunal (PST) is working without all the three civil members thus pendency at the service matters court crosses 8200, The Nation has learnt. Three judicial members, the serving district and session judges, and a chairman, retired high court judge, are holding their ...

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  • LAHORE - The industries director general, who is also the judge of the department, has ordered removal of M/s Chaudhry Sugar Mills Ltd from Rahim Yar Khan district within 30 days, The Nation has learnt. Official sources said the order was issued under the Punjab Industries (Control on Establishment ...

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  • LAHORE - Acquisition of another 100-acre land was proposed to link the Quaid-i-Azam Apparel Park (QAAP) to the Motorway, The Nation has learnt. Previously, 100-acre land was acquired for the interchange near Motorway and now a revised layout was proposed that requires a 100-acre additional land. ...

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  • LAHORE -  The helicopter purchased by the Punjab government for the chief minister is expected to be operational early next week as over a dozen Russian engineers have been busy assembling the machine for the last nine days. The cost of the chopper is said to be approximately US$143 million. ...

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  • Lahore -  Discussing audit paras of Punjab University and a few other public sector varsities on appointments without advertisements, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday directed the Higher Education secretary to hold inquiry and report the outcome to fix responsibility, decide the ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has appointed a university teacher as director in the agriculture department in sheer violation of rules. Shahid Iqbal has been teaching at the University of Sargodha as assistant professor. He has already availed deputation as director Lawrence Gardens Lahore for ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab University syndicate did not confirm appointment of Dr Makshoof Athar as director Institute of Chemistry, it was learnt. Dr Makshoof was appointed as director by the incumbent Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir, a couple of weeks ago for the third time. When this paper ...

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  • LAHORE  - Without materialising his dream to change the ‘Thana Culture’, Punjab IGP Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has retired from service with only one feather in his cap: new police uniform.  On Tuesday, Additional IGP Arif Nawaz was assigned additional charge of the top provincial ...

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  • LAHORE - A report of the Auditor General of Pakistan has advised the public sector varsities in Punjab to avoid deviation from prescribed procedure of appointments against various posts while discussing cases of appointments without advertisement relating to various universities and those made ...

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  • LAHORE - An officer who was not promoted to grade-21 is teaching would-be grade 21 officers at National Management College (NMC), formerly known as Staff College Lahore. The officers of federal service are given mandatory training at NMC. National Management College is part of the National School ...

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  • LAHORE - Despite a lapse of four years since the Punjab Assembly adopted the Right to Info Act, the Punjab Information Commission (PIO) established in 2013 could neither get financial autonomy nor service rules. In its annual report, Information and Culture Secretary Raja Jahangir Anwar was ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government is likely to extend its contract with Nadra on computerisation of arms licences as the exercise could not be completed in three years. Nadra has computerised 700,000 licences while around 1.7 million manual licences are yet to be computerised. Most of the licence ...

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  • LAHORE - Lack of coordination between the Federal Higher Education Commission (FHEC) and provincial HEC has led the education sector towards more controversies. The FHEC, a couple of days ago, directed the provinces to introduce four-year bachelors programme in the public sector colleges. On the ...

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  • LAHORE -  As majority of the districts failed to furnish the Board of Revenue (BoR) with information it sought a couple of days ago on the defaulters, the board has stressed them to come up with the required details soon. In case they fail to furnish the data, the Additional Deputy ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Chief Minister’s dream to eliminiate Patwari culture in the province is yet to be materialized amid the accusations of fake recrutiments and bribery. The age old British legacy of patwaris was replaced by newly launched Land Records Management System (LRMS) which was later ...

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  • LAHORE - The Finance department has proposed the government to establish a separate wing of Budget, Accounts and Audit (BAA) in the Services and General Administration Department. Sources in the department told The Nation that an independent wing in the administrative department will be established ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government, in a unique move, has created a new seat of Grade-22, besides upgrading the existing seat of Grade-21. As per a notification, after promotion of Additional Chief Secretary Shumail Khawaja to Grade-22, his seat was upgraded. Likewise, Home Secretary Maj (r) Azam ...

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  • LAHORE - The Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism department is hiring services of officials on very high packages for its Project Management Unit (PMU), The Nation has learnt. A meeting of the selection board constituted by CM Shehbaz Sharif was held on February 21st for considering ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab University administration relieved contractual faculty members who were working even after their retirement. They include assistant professors, associate professors, professors and others. An official of the PU requesting anonymity said that majority of the re-hired faculty ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Punjab government has beefed up security at Civil Secretariat following the terror attacks in the country. However, officers don’t consider it foolproof security at par with the Punjab CM office or the IGP office security. Many other offices, part of the Civil Secretariat, ...

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