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Lahore: Rechecking of PU New Campus Colony houses

ON the complaints of residents of new houses at the Punjab University New Campus Colony, the Engineering Branch will recheck the locks and other fittings of the houses and the contractors will be made responsible for re-fixing the faulty fittings.

According to a press statement, it was decided in the Campus Management Committee meeting held with the Dean Faculty of Science Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry in the chair.

Project Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Ali told that the main cause of the delay in the completion of construction work of various departments was the non-payment to the contractors. Member Syndicate Syed Zia Ullah Shah pointed out that houses belonging to Institute of Education and Research (IER) were in poor condition and needed repairs. It was decided that the Director IER would be invited in the next committee meeting and this problem would be discussed and steps would be taken to resolve it.

It was also decided that the priority of different maintenance and construction jobs would be decided in the next meeting. Along with Project Director Lt-Col Mir Pervez Khurshid and Additional Treasurer Rao Muhammad Sharif, Resident Officer-I Dr Bashir Ahmad, Resident Officer-II Malik Muhammad Zaheer and Prof Javed Sami were also present on the occasion.

PU organises seminar: THE Punjab University Department of History, in collaboration with Pakistan Study Center (PSC), organised a seminar on “Some New Developments in Partition Studies” at the auditorium of History Department.

Dr Pippa Virdee, Convener of Punjab Research Group at UK and an expert on Muslim Women’s Experience during partition of the Punjab, was the keynote speaker. She emphasized the importance of discovering alternative sources for rewriting the history of partition of Punjab. She believed that the earlier focus on high politics left large gaps and these could only be filled by grounding the historical work at the grassroots level. She spoke about the significance of oral testimony in the partition narratives and pointed out that this would give a human dimension to partition story.

According to her, there is still a need to unearth the personal narratives of marginalised groups, particularly the women. She also questioned the audience about their own family recollections of the partition.

Prof Dr S Qalb-i-Abid spoke on the difficulties faced by the migrating families from East to West Punjab and West to East Punjab. He also pointed out that the administration of the Punjab should have played a key role in minimizing the difficulties and problems faced by the migrating families.

PU Mehfil-e-Naat: THE Punjab University, in connection with its 125th year celebrations, will organise a Mehfil-e-Naat on Thursday (today) at 11:00 at the Faisal Auditorium on New Campus. Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran will preside over the Mehfil.

Source: The News

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