Rajwana meets Mamnoon, Nawaz

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana separately met President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and others in Islamabad on Thursday.

They greeted Rajwana on assuming office of the Punjab governor. Talking to the prime minister, development projects in Punjab particularly South Punjab and political situation remained the office. The governor said that he would do his best to fulfill the responsibilities given to him.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the Supreme Court Bar Association called on the Punjab governor at Islamabad.

Talking to the delegation, Rajwana said that he would make efforts for an active role of the lawyers in ensuring timely justice to the people. He said he being an advocate was aware of the problems of the community and would address the same on priority basis. –Staff Reporter

FIR order against ETPB chief suspended

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Justice Abdul Sami Thursday suspended operation of the order earlier passed for registration of an FIR against Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Siddiqul Farooq on the allegations of causing harassment to the Board’s employees.

Appearing for the Board, advocate Nasir Awan told the court that misleading narrative about the harassment was presented to the court in the last hearing when fact of the matter, employees were causing harassment to the Chairman to keep him under duress.–Staff Reporter

ICA results

LAHORE: The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan (ICA) has announced results of CA Assessment of Fundamental Competencies and certification in Accounting and Finance Examinations Spring 2015. The ICA council awarded gold medals to candidates showing outstanding performance in the exam.

Raees Abbas s/o Muhammad Aslam Roll No 4081649 has been awarded ICAP Gold Medal (Ameena Khatib Foundation) and Muzammil Waheed s/o Abdul Waheed Roll No 4084933 was awarded ICAP Kasbati Memorial Medal.

Moreover, the council also awarded merit certificates to 14 candidates for outstanding performance in different subjects.–Staff Reporter

Scholar awarded

LAHORE: The University of Punjab has awarded PhD degree to Salma Umber d/o Rashid Ahmad Toor in the subject of Communication Studies after approval of her thesis entitled “Media and Conflict Resolution: Portrayal of Kashmir Issue in the Editorials of US Press 1998-2008”.

She completed her PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr Noshina Saleem and Dean FBSS Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Zakir. She is presently serving as Assistant Professor and Coordinator in the Department of Mass Communication at Government College University Faisalabad.

Meanwhile, Punjab University Examinations Department has issued written date sheets of MBBS Final Professional (New Re-Organised Scheme & Re-Organised Scheme) supplementary examination 2014, MA Education (Elementary/Secondary/General) Part-II supplementary examination 2014 & annual examination 2015 and BS Applied Geology Fourth Professional 2nd annual examination 2014 & annual examination 2015.–Staff Reporter

Clerks call for rights

LAHORE: All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) on Thursday administered a rally and staged a sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly and CM office.

Their demands are an increase in the salaries, revision of pay scales, and inclusion of ad hoc reliefs in basic pay, and regularisation of contract employees.

Raising slogans against the administration, the APCA office bearers warned to continue their protest sit-in if their demands were not accepted.

However, the government officials assured the protesting clerks that a summary of their demands has already been forwarded to the CM office.–Staff Reporter