Minister for enhancing agriculture, livestock exports

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Punjab Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development, Sardar Hasnain Bahadur Dareshak has said that the government was focusing on enhancing exports related to livestock and agriculture sectors to China so that the people of the province could take maximum benefits from China Pakistan Economic Corridor. He was addressing the participants of a training workshop organized jointly by Punjab University Institute of Quality and Technology Management and South Asian Standardization (Chengdu) Research Centre. Training session was attended by leading Entrepreneurs.

Addressing the participants of the workshop, the minister appreciated Institute of Quality and Technology Management and South Asian Standardization (Chengdu) Research Centre for engaging top agriculture and livestock products exporters from Pakistan to increase Pakistan’s share in China’s agriculture and livestock related imports. The minister assured IQTM Director Dr. Muhammad Usman Awan that feedback provided by the participants of the training will be used to devise strategies in the province as the Punjab government was committed to make CPEC related projects “a success story”.

Dr. Muhammad Usman Awan in his remarks assured the participants that all guidance related to standardization and import regulations will be provided to the entrepreneurs in Pakistan, so that Pakistani agriculture and livestock products may make significant entry into the world’s largest populated country, China. Opening ceremony was also attended by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Mazhar and Faculty of Quality and Industrial Systems Engineering Dean Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shafiq.

For more information, contact:
Registrar,
University of the Punjab
Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99231102
Fax: +92-42-99231103
E-Mail: registrar@pu.edu.pk
Website: http://pu.edu.pk/

Series of Awareness Webinars (Hybrid Events) on Plastic Pollution Free Pakistan

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):The College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore is organizing a “Series of Awareness Webinars (Hybrid Events) on Plastic Pollution Free Pakistan” scheduled on July 1st, 8th and 29th, 2021. This webinar series is focused on the theme of Plastic Free Pakistan in order to create awareness among the community.

Today, on July 1, 2021 it was the first webinar to celebrate the month of July in context of Plastic Pollution Free Pakistan. In this regard, the distinguished Speakers shared their views for wise management of environmental resources, pollution control and restoration of ecosystem. First Speaker Prof. Dr. Sajid Rashid Ahmad, Principal, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore addressed on the Micro-plastics Pollution Around us and it’s Impact on Human Life.

Mr. Nisar A. Memon, Former Federal Minister and Senator, highlighted the various aspects of plastic pollution and our social responsibility. The 3rd Speaker Dr. Muhammad Akram, Columbia University, New York, USA focused on Plastic pollution challenges resulted during Covid-19. Fourth Speaker Ms. Farwa gave the interactive session on the natural Toys. Ms. Sahar Sohail, Young Researcher of the CEES presented social and environmental impacts of masks.

Dr. Amber Naqvi from Environmental Protection Department, Punjab presented the Environmental and Development Strategies to control the single use plastic from Punjab. Mr. A. Rashid elaborated the role of society in education of plastic bags. At the end Prof. Dr. Sajid Rashid Ahmad thanked all the participants of the event and acknowledged the organizers Dr. Abdul Qadir, Ms. Anam Tariq and faculty members on successful event.

For more information, contact:
Registrar,
University of the Punjab
Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99231102
Fax: +92-42-99231103
E-Mail: registrar@pu.edu.pk
Website: http://pu.edu.pk/

Punjab University Regional Integration Centre to organize seminar

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Punjab University Regional Integration Centre (RIC) in collaboration with Golden Ring Economic Forum (GREF) will organize a seminar on “Regional peace and Pakistan’s security” on Friday (today) at 10am at Al Raazi Hall. PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter, President GREF Hasnain Reza Mirza, Chairman GREF Lt Gen (r) Sikander Afzal, Lt General (r) Muhammad Yousaf, Lt General (r) Ghulam Mustafa, Ex-Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation Dr Fareed A. Malik, Dr Hussain Ahmed Piracha and others will address the seminar.

For more information, contact:
Registrar,
University of the Punjab
Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99231102
Fax: +92-42-99231103
E-Mail: registrar@pu.edu.pk
Website: http://pu.edu.pk/

A Panel Discussion between IUB and BCCI

Bahawalpur, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Institute of Business Management and Administrative Sciences organized a panel discussion with the Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industries on bridging the employability skills gap in the higher education through training interventions concentrated on soft and technical skills for Pakistani Millennials. The discussion was also participated by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and Tanveer Mahmood, President Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

This panel discussion was carried out as a part of an HEC funded project under its National Research Program for Universities (NRPU). The project is headed by Prof. Dr. Jawad Iqbal Director, Dean Faculty of Management Sciences as a principal investigator, and Dr. Warda Najeeb Jamal Assistant Professor, and Ms. Kalsoom Akhtar as co-principal investigators. The core idea of the project is to equip Pakistani Millennial Graduates with the core employability skills.

For more information, contact:
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB)
University Chowk, Gulshan Colony, Bahawalpur,
Punjab – 63100, Pakistan
Tel: +92-62-9250235
Fax: +92-62-9250335
E-mail: info@iub.edu.pk
Website: https://www.iub.edu.pk/

Minerals Department performance for utilization of natural resources appreciable, safeguarding mine workers lives and their rights be ensured: Ch Parvez Elahi

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minerals Minister Hafiz Ammar Yasir called on Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi and presented his department’s performance here today (Thursday). According to the report, 25 new coal sites have been discovered in Punjab while an auction of more new sites will be held shortly.

Ch Parvez Elahi said that performance of the Minerals Department in utilization of natural resources in appreciable, it is essential to bring treasures hidden in earth into use for national progress through better strategy, measures of the Mineral Department for the province and the people are the best, new cement plants will accelerate economic activities.

Ch Parvez Elahi directed that lives and rights of the workers in the Minerals Department be ensured. Provincial Minerals Minister Hafiz Ammar Yasir informed that for the first time the Minerals Department has deposited Rs 10 billion of its income into the provincial exchequer, abolished ban on cement plants, awarded 21 new licenses for limestone to the private companies whereas ban on new lease of coal has also be abolished. He said that educational stipends for mine workers’ children have been increased by 300 percent and a mobile health unit has also been established in Chakwal for the mines workers.

For more information, contact:
Mediacell, Pakistan Muslim League
30-C, Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi Road,
Gulberg-II, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35878428
Fax: +92-42-35877329
Website: www.pmlmediacell.com

Reinstatement of Universality Place Quota of Ms. Najma Parveen in 200 M – Athletics

Lahore, July 01, 2021 (PPI-OT):We refer to media report and queries related to the Universality Place Quota of Ms. Najma Parveen which was most surprisingly declined by Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) in June, 2021 without any consultation with or any intimation to any stakeholders- not even the athlete herself nor the POA which is directly responsible for the finalization and dispatch of the National Contingent. This has led to and created a misunderstanding that Pakistan Olympic Association has withdrawn her quota which is far from the truth.

On discovering that Najma’s name had been dropped by the AFP for no cogent reason and without any intimation to the POA, POA immediately took up the matter with the concerned authorities to review their decision. On review by the concerned authorities they confirmed that it was not the POA but AFP that had declined the Quota and AFP’s stated reasons for this decline was “in the larger interest of our sport”. What this larger interest of sport was, has not been clarified by AFP and is known only to itself.

Taking note of these developments and taking a serious view of this unwarranted development POA requested IOC and then the World Athletics with all necessary information, with a request to take note of the facts particularly as AFP’s act was blatant disregard and violation of the right of athlete enshrined in the Athletes’ Declaration and against all efforts to ensure participation of women in Sports without discrimination. Accepting POA’s position the quota of Ms. Najma Parveen has been reinstated.

POA also confirms that all the formalities in relation to the participation of Pakistani athletes have been completed and the final list of entries have been received today (list appended). Najma is also being supported by the Pakistan Sports Board and is amongst the PSB’s sponsored contingent. Three Pakistani Women will now participate in Tokyo 2020 including Ms. Bisma Khan (Swimming), Ms. Mahoor Shahzad (Badminton) and Ms. Najma Parveen (Athletics). Ms. Najma Parveen has also been selected for IOC’s Overarching Communications Plan for the Tokyo 2020 Games, as representative for the continent of Asia for audio-visual clip.

POA and the Athletes Commission of POA are of the considered opinion that AFP’s decision to deprive Ms. Najma’s right to participate in Olympic Games is contrary to our resolve to ensure participation of women in sports without any discrimination and to provide athlete with their rights enshrined in the Athletes’ Declaration. Until an athlete is conclusively found in any breach be it of the WADA Code or the Code on Manipulation in Sports Competition, his/her right to participate in the competition cannot be infringed. Therefore the decision and channel adopted by AFP is being reviewed for appropriate measures to ensure such attempt of discrimination does not occur again. All praises to Allah Karim and we wish the athlete to perform their best. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Olympic Association
Olympic House, 2-Hameed Nizami (Temple) Road,
Lahore, Pakistan
Postal Code: 54000
Phone: +92-42-36280002, +92-42-36373753
Email: info@nocpakistan.org
Website: https://nocpakistan.org/