LAHORE - Pakistan and the United States share contrary perceptions of foreign policy which is the biggest reason behind fluctuating relationship between both the countries. This was stated by renowned US scholar Prof Walter Russell Mead while addressing the students of Government College University on 'US Foreign Policy towards Pakistan here on Wednesday. The discussion was jointly held by the GCUs Welfare Society and the US Consulate Lahore. Prof Walter said that Pakistan had regional approach while America had a global agenda. The US wants to promote its global system of trade and commerce and is fighting against those who are threat to this system, he said. He further said that approach towards power was another contrary aspect. He said that it was a common perception in Pakistan that the US was a 'superpower and could dictate any country of the world to do anything; Pakistanis believed that if the US asked India to withdraw forces from Kashmir, the later would do it. However, he said, the reality was altogether different and even Pakistan refused to agree with the US on several occasions. Every country keeps its national interests at priority. No doubt the US is the most powerful country but it is not as powerful as people in Pakistan perceive, he remarked. The US foreign policy expert said that the US foreign policy was less centralised and carried methods to identify the national interests while on the other hand, Pakistans policies were more closely held with central authorities of the state. In reply to a question, Prof Walter said that economically strong, democratic and enlightened Pakistan was in the interest of the United States for which the both countries were working. PU students selected for Youth Camp Two students namely Abdul Rahman Khan and Talal Mustaman Raza of Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), Punjab University, have been selected for participation in the Youth Camp for Asia. The Youth Camp for Asia Future has started and will conclude on August 11 in Seoul, South Korea in which students of 23 Asian countries will participate. Seven students were selected from Pakistan for the Youth Camp through interviews. The theme of this years Youth Camp is Dream of New Asia. The students will give their suggestions for the solution of global issues and a strategy will also be constituted for Asia better future through younger generation. Moreover, Talal Mustaman Raza will lead the Pakistani youth delegation in the camp. Meeting A meeting of Punjab University Advanced Studies & Research Board (AS&RB) will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 10:00am in the Committee Room of Vice-Chancellors Office, New Campus. Date-sheet Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the practical examination date-sheet of MSc Home Economics, Part-I, 2nd Annual Examination 2009. According to the details, the exam will be conducted on August 2-3, 2010. Results Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the results of MPhil Computer Science (Fall 2003), Semester System, Session 2003-2005 and BSc Computer Science (2-Years), Semester System, Session 2006-2008. PEF gives free edu to 13,349 students The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is giving free edu-cation to as many as 13,349 deserving students of Southern Punjab under New School Programme (NSP). A mon-thly grant of Rs4.6m is being provided to the 129 partner schools. This was stated in a meeting of Punjab Education Foundation, which held in the PEF Board-Room with Chairman PEF Raja Muhammad Anwar in the chair. PEF MD Mohy-uddin Ahmad Wani and other senior officials were also present in the meeting. The meeting held a detailed assessment of the PEF progra-ms in the S Punjab and pondered over proficient strategies to further expand them for giving educational facilities to maximum number of deserving students. The meeting observed that NSP has given opportunity to the poor students to get quality education near to their homes as well as strengthening the schools infrastructure in the areas where it was badly needed.