Academic collaborations inspiring excellence
COLOMBO (PR): Habib University (HU) hosted a two-day international workshop in Colombo, Sir Lanka on July 30. The Habib University Curriculum Design Workshop was held with an aim to develop world-class and contextualized curricula for its ground breaking Liberal Arts programme with the support of leading academics from the United States, Canada, the Middle East and India.
The workshop was chaired by Mr. Wasif Rizvi, President, Habib University. The discussions were led and moderated by Dr. Nauman Naqvi, Acting Dean & Founding Faculty, School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Habib University. Faculty from 9 universities from around the world actively participated in the workshop and lent their rich academic experience towards the creation of robust liberal arts curricula.
The workshop was organized as part of HU’s efforts to build a preeminent institution of higher learning, dedicated to enriching individual lives and engaging society through teaching, research and service. The focus of the discussions was around the development of a contextualized curricula to ensure a holistic educational environment inspiring students to excel in their chosen fields of study.
Shahid Kardar appointed BNU’s VC
LAHORE (PR): Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar has succeeded Mr. Sartaj Aziz as the 2nd Vice Chancellor of Beaconhouse National University (BNU). Shahid has been a member of Board of Governors at BNU and has been associated with university right from its inception.
Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri in her message on his appointment as the new Vice Chancellor said, “When we were looking to constitute a Board for the university, we wanted people who had impeccable integrity and were non-controversial besides other attributes. Shahid fitted that criteria and still does.”
Demand for ban on patwari system
LAHORE (PR): In a recent event arranged in Lahore, by the CEO of Zameen.com, Zeeshan Khan, where real estate agents hailing from different parts of the country were invited, it was discovered, through legitimate survey, 82 per cent of the real estate agents are desirous of the abolishment of the ancient Patwari System, which continues to be a tightening noose around the necks of the people. The real estate agents were hopeful that the new government will abolish the corrupted system but since no action has so far been taken, by the authorities to uproot the corrupting element, the real estate agents seem agitated and stand united in their demand to the government to fulfil its promises.
LAHORE (PR) : Lahore Tax Bar Association president Habibur Rehman Zubairi has elected Director Quaid-i-Azam Group of Law Colleges Ch Mohammad Saleem as Chairman of coordination committee of LBTA for the Year 2013-14.
At a meeting hosted his honour, the members of LBTA and others congratulated the Ch Mohammad Saleem on his success.
Hybrid technology suitable for Pakistan
LAHORE (PR): Auto industry experts are opined that hybrid technology and hybrid batteries are ideally suited for Pakistan. This technology fulfills Pakistani driving conditions and preserves natural environment. Contrary to the misperception prevailing in public hybrid batteries are more durable, safe and recyclable. While negating the wrong impression they also added that HEV batteries are long lasting as they are manufactured on latest technologies and they are not manufactured just for four years.
With hybrid technology getting popular globally, Primearth EV Energy Co., Ltd. (PEVE) is likely to achieve 6 million batteries production target this year; with record production of 1.2 million battery packs in 2012, it has already produced highly-reliable and high quality 5 million Ni-MH battery packs which is a record.
Mr. Osamu Takahashi of PEVE stated that the company has already matched last year’s production figures and will achieve 6 million mark comfortably by the end of this year. He was briefing journalists from South Asia on their visit to PEVE.