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Admission Notice (MPhil., MS., PhD); Directorate of Admission, University of Pashawar, Pakistan

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Positions Available at University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Syed Abdul Qadir Jillani / Outfall Road, Lahore. Tel #: (Direct) 042-92912868, PBX #:042-9211374, 9211449-50, Ext: 125 & 126. Apply before Apply up to 24-01-2011 (Monday)

Situation vacant for the various posts (Apply up to 24-01-2011 (Monday) during office hours)

  1. Applications are invited from the Pakistani Nationals, who are not married to a foreign national, on the prescribed form
    (separately for posts on BPS-17 & above and on Tenure Track System) obtainable  free of cost from the Registrar’s Office during office hours or can be downloaded from University website link (http://www.uvas.edu.pk/downloads/default.aspx) for the following posts for making appointments on regular and Tenure Track System (TTS) with the prescribed qualifications mentioned against each post.
  2. Applications are required in quadruplicate (Four Sets) for the posts of Professor, Associate Professors and in triplicate (Three Sets) for the posts of Assistant Professors & Lecturers and in duplicate (Two Sets) for administrative post (BPS-17 & above) complete in all respect, with attested copies of testimonials, certificates, experience certificates with specific dates, transcripts alongwith one recent attested passport size photograph and a crossed bank draft/pay order of Rs.500/- (non refundable) drawn in favour of Treasurer, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore.
  3. Persons already employed in any Government or other organizations should submit their applications through proper channel within due date.  The requisite No Objection Certificate from present employer must reach in the Office of the Registrar before or on the last date for the receipt of applications failing which such applications will be treated as rejected and no call for interview will be issued. 
  4. All Government employees who intend to apply for any post through proper channel shall clarify through the Heads of the attached departments that there is no pending inquiry/outstanding dues against them.  Moreover, there are no adverse remarks in any of their annual confidential reports.  These conditions are necessary for the grant of departmental permission certificate/No Objection Certificate (NOC).
  5. Incomplete applications or those received after the due date will not be entertained.
  6. The candidates holding professional degrees must be recognized / registered by the relevant Council i.e. Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council/ Pakistan Pharmacy Council.  
  7. The University reserves the right not to fill any vacancy without assigning any reason or consider a person for appointment in a lower cadre against the post advertised. The University also reserves the right for short listing of applications and to increase or decrease the number of posts as per availability of posts / funds at the time of interview.
  8. Interview call letters will be issued to only eligible candidates and ineligible candidates will be informed separately.
  9. 2% quota in each category of posts is reserved for disabled persons.
  10. All post except for CVAS, Jhang are for UVAS Campuses.
  11. Applications complete in all respect should reach in the Office of the Registrar, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore upto 24-01-2011 (Monday) during office hours.
08 (eight ) Professors on BPS (Regular) / TTS (BPS-21 i.e. Rs. 25880-1700-49680 / TTS i.e. 180,000-8,800-312,000) in the disciplines of: [One – Pharmaceutics, One – Pharmaceutical Chemistry, One – Computer Science, One – Business Management, One – Dairy Technology, One – Meat Technology, One – Leather & Fibre Technology, One – Microbiology (Temporary  (likely to become permanent)]
Minimum Qualification (BPS): Ph.D from an HEC recognized Institution in the relevant field.
Experience: 15 years Teaching / Research experience in HEC recognized University or a postgraduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International organization.
Publications: 15 research publications (with at least 5 publications in last 5 years) in HEC recognized Journals.Minimum Qualification, Experience & Publications (TTS): Ph.D. / Relevant terminal qualification from a recognized and reputable institution in the relevant field with either 11 years post-Ph.D. / Relevant terminal degree or minimum of 7-years of post-Ph.D. experience with at least 12-years of experience prior to the Ph.D. The experience to be counted is to be of teaching / research in a recognized University or a postgraduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International Organization. In addition 15 research publications (with at least 5 publications in the past 5 years) in Internationally Abstracted Journals, recognized for the purpose of appointment on Tenure track by the Higher Education Commission.
11 (eleven) Associate Professor on BPS (Regular) / TTS  (BPS-20 i.e. Rs.23345-1510-44485 / 1,20,000-7,000-2,25,000) In the discipline of: [One – Pharmaceutics, One – Bio-Pharmaceutics & Clinical Pharmacy, One – Economics, One – Dairy Technology, One – Food & Nutrition, Two – Animal Nutrition, One – Meat Technology, One – Leather & Fibre Technology, One – Livestock Production temporary (likely to become permanent), One – Poultry Production]
Minimum Qualification (BPS): Ph.D in the relevant field from HEC recognized University / Institution.
Experience: 10-Years teaching / research experience in an HEC recognized University or a post-graduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International organization.
Publications: 10 publications (with at least 4 publications in last 5 years) in the HEC recognized journals.Minimum Qualification, Experience & Publications (TTS)*: Ph.D. / Relevant terminal qualification from a recognized and reputable institution in the relevant field with either 6-years post-Ph.D. / Relevant terminal degree or minimum of 4-years of post-Ph.D. experience with at least 6-years of experience prior to the Ph.D. The experience to be counted is to be of teaching / research in a recognized University or a postgraduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International Organization. In addition 10 research publications (with at least 4 publications in the past 5 years) in Internationally Abstracted Journals, recognized for the purpose of appointment on Tenure Track by the Higher Education Commission.
08 (eight) Assistant Professors on TTS (Rs.80000-5500-162500) in the discipline of: [One – Molecular Biology , One – Dairy Technology, One – Anatomy & Histology, One – Pathology , One – Food & Nutrition, One – Animal Nutrition, One – Medicine, One – Biotechnology]
Minimum Qualification: Ph.D in relevant field from a recognized institution and excellent written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills.
09 (Nine) Assistant Professors (Regular) in BPS-19 i.e. Rs.19680-970-39080 in the discipline of: [One – Statistics,  Temporary  (likely to become permanent), One – Pak Studies, One – Dairy Technology, Two – Meat Technology, Two – Leather & Fibre Technology (One regular and one on temporary  (likely to become permanent), One – Livestock Production, One – Poultry Production temporary (likely to become permanent)]
01 (one) Assistant Professor on Temporary (likely to become permanent) in the discipline of Surgery (Jhang Campus)
Minimum Qualification: Ph.D in the relevant field from HEC recognized University / Institution. No Experience required. OR Master’s degree (Foreign) or M.Phil (Pakistan) or equivalent degrees awarded after 18 years of education as determined by the HEC in the relevant field from HEC recognized University / Institution.
Experience: 4 years teaching / research experience in a recognized university or a postgraduate institution or professional experience in the relevant field in a National or International Organization.
34 (Thirty four) Lecturers (Regular) in BPS-18 i.e. Rs.12910-930-31510 In the discipline of: [Four – Molecular Biology,  Two – Biochemistry, One – Anatomy, temporary likely to become permanent, Three – Physiology (two regular & one temporary (likely to become permanent), Two – Institute  of Continuing Education & Extension in the discipline of Veterinary Science (one regular and one on temporary likely to become permanent), One – Pharmaceutical Sciences, Two – Microbiology (One regular and one temporary (likely to become permanent), One – Medicine, One – Epidemiology & Public Health, Two – Meat Technology, One – Animal Nutrition, Three – Dairy Technology, Two – Meat Technology, Two – Leather & Fibre Technology, One – Pharmacology & Toxicology, One – Parasitology (QOL), One – Theriogenology Temporary  (likely to become permanent), Three – Livestock Production (Two regular and one temporary (likely to become permanent), One – Business Management (temporary likely to become permanent)]
02 (two) Lecturers in BPS-18 i.e. Rs.12910-930-31510 (Temporary likely to become permanent) (Jhang Campus) in the discipline of: [One – Poultry Production, One – Theriogenology]
Minimum Qualification: First Class Master’s Degree or equivalent degree awarded after 16 years of education in the relevant field with no 3rd Division in the academic career from an HEC recognized University / Institution.
Experience: No Experience required.
01 (one) Lecturer in BPS-18 i.e. Rs.12910-930-31510 on regular basis in the discipline (City Campus) of Microbiology
Minimum Qualification: First Class Master’s Degree or equivalent degree awarded after 16 years of education in the relevant field with no 3rd Division in the academic career from an HEC recognized University / Institution. Preference will be given to those having BS(Hons) Microbiology or BS(Hons) Agri with Major in Food Technology, plus M.Sc.(Hons) / M.Phil. in the relevant field.
01 (One) Treasurer on regular basis in BPS-19 i.e. 19680-970-39080
Minimum Qualification & Experience:
First Class Chartered Accountant / M.Com. / ACMA / MBA (Finance) with 15 years experience in the relevant field in Government / Semi Government Organization in BPS-17 and above. Should be well versed with the use of computer. OR First Class Commerce Graduate with 20 years experience in the relevant field in Government / Semi Government Organization including 4 years in BPS-18. Should be well versed with the use of computer.
01 (one) Deputy Controller of Examinations (Regular) BPS-18 i.e. Rs.12910-930-31510
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s degree (at least 2nd division) from a recognized University combined with seven years office experience including at least three years experience in scale-17 in a University or a Government or semi-government organization or Educational institution.
01 (one) Network Manager Temporary  (likely to become permanent)  basis in BPS-18 i.e. Rs. 12910-930-31510
Minimum Qualification*:

  1. First Class Master Degree in Computer Sciences (M.Sc./MCS/MIS) or BS (Computer Science 4 years degree) from HEC recognized institutes.
  2. At least 5 years experience having highly skilled technical assistance in Network analysis and designing. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  3. Candidate having relevant Certification (MCSE/CCNA) or equivalent will be preferred.
01 (one) Network Engineer Temporary  (likely to become permanent)  basis in BPS-17
i.e. Rs.9850-740-24650
Minimum Qualification*:

  1. Master’s Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or equivalent / 4 years BCS from a recognized University / Institution.
  2. At least 2 years experience, having highly skilled technical assistance in planning, integration, operational engineering, support and architecture of the network infrastructure. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Sound knowledge of all the aspects of LAN / WAN Technologies.
  3. Candidates having relevant Certification (MCSE / CCNA) or equivalent will be preferred.
01 (One) Web Master / Software Engineer Temporary  (likely to become permanent)  basis in
BPS-17 i.e. Rs.9850-740-24650
Minimum Qualification*:

  1. Master’s degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or equivalent / 4 years BCS from a recognized University / Institute.
  2. Candidate having relevant Certification (MCSD / MCDBA / MCSE) or equivalent will be preferred.
  3. At least 2 years experience, having highly skilled technical assistance in planning and maintaining the websites. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Sound knowledge of all the aspects of Asp / Java Scripts, VB.Net, Php, Perl/CGI Scripts and Database Servers etc.
01 (one) Assistant Director (Planning & Development) Temporary  (likely to become permanent)  basis in
BPS-17 i.e. Rs.9850-740-24650
Minimum Qualification*: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Degree (First Class / CGPA-3.00) (B-Grade) from recognized University.
01 (one) Assistant Controller of Examinations Temporary likely to become permanent (Jhang Campus) in
BPS-17 i.e. Rs.9850-740-24650
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree (at least 2nd division) from a recognized University with five years’ office experience including at least three years experience in scale-16 in a University or a Government or Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institution.
01 (one) Assistant Librarian Temporary likely to become permanent (Jhang Campus) in BPS-17 i.e. Rs.9850-740-24650
Minimum Qualification:
M.A. (at least 2nd Division) in Library Science OR Graduate (at least 2nd division) with diploma in Library Science with 10 years experience of library work.
01 (one) Assistant Estate Management Officer Temporary  (likely to become permanent)  basis in BPS-17 i.e. Rs.9850-740-24650
Minimum Qualification*:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (at least 2nd Division) from a recognized University.
  2. Five (05) years administrative / estate management experience (including three (03) years in scale 16) in a University or a Government or a Semi – Government Organization.

Note: Persons having relevant experience in army service will be preferred. 

01 (One) Agriculture Officer on regular basis in BPS-17 i.e. Rs. 9850-740-24650
Minimum Qualification*:
B.Sc. (Hons) Agri degree (four years course) [First Class / CGPA 3.00 (B Grade)] from a recognized University. OR M.Sc. Agri Degree [First Class / CGPA 3.00 (B Grade)] from a recognized University.
Note:  Persons having relevant experience will be preferred.
(*) Subject to the approval of the Chancellor


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Admission Notice in Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad for Ph.D. Programme (Spring Semester-2011)

The University offers regular study and research programme leading to Ph.D. degree in the following disciplines:

1).Faculty of Biological Sciences

Field of specialization

1. Animal Sciences Human Genetics, Physiology.
2. Plant Sciences Environmental Biology, Systematics, Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Plant Genetics & Genomics, Plant Taxonomy.
3. Microbiology Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Medical Microbiology and Veterinary Microbiology.
4. Biochemistry Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Molecular Genetics.
5. Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Infectious Diseases, Molecular Systematics & Ethnobotany.

2).Faculty of Natural Sciences

Field of specialization

1. Chemistry Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry: Organometallic Chemistry, Co-ordinations Chemistry and

Organic/ Inorganic Materials, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry.

Organic Chemistry: Organic Synthesis, Natural Products, Reaction Mechanism, Heterocyclic Compounds, Photochemistry, Organic Polymers.

Physical Chemistry: Material Sciences, Surface and Solid State Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, (Radiation Chemistry, Electro-Chemistry), Chemical Kinetics, Polymer Chemistry, Solution Chemistry, Nano Technology, Colloids and Surfactants.

2. Earth Sciences Geophysics, Hydrogeology.
3. Electronics Wave Propagation and Scattering, Complex Media, High Frequency Electromagnetics, Metamaterials, Quantum Optics, Quantum Information Theory, Classical, Quantum Chaos, Communications and Signal Processing, Coding Theory.
4. Mathematics Theory of Groups, Generalized Algebraic Structures, Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Commutative Algebra, Wave-Motion.
5. Physics Atomic and Molecular Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Plasma Physics, Magnetism and Nanomaterials, High-Tc Super Conductivity, Laser Physics, High Energy Physics and Cosmology, Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Optics/Quantum information.
6. Statistics Survey Sampling, Mathematical Statistics, Linear Models, Applied Statistics, Bayesian Statistics.

 3).Faculty of Social Sciences

Field of specialization

1. Management Sciences Human Resource Management, Strategic Management Finance and Marketing would be fields of specialization. The candidate must be having an MBA/MPA OR M.Phil in Management Sciences from HEC recognized Universities with at least 3 years work experience.
2. American Studies American Studies, International Relations, Political Science, D.S.S., History, Literature, Pakistan Studies, Sociology, Economics, Mass Communication and Media Studies.
3. Anthropology M.Phil in Anthropology, Sociology & Development Studies. The one of specialization is Social

Change, Social Development, Ethnicity, Social Organization, Political Organization, Child Socialization, Ethnographic Studies, Social and Religious Institutions, Gender Issues, Health, Social Forestry

Environment & Behavioural Sciences.

4. Asian Studies (i). Comparative Civilizations (ancient) (ii) Languages and Linguistics (ancient)

(iii) Comparative Religions (ancient) (iv) Archaeology and Ancient History.

5. Economics Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics; Growth, Labour Economics; Money, Banking and Finance; Economics Development and Public Sector Economics.
6. History South Asia, Pakistan Movement, Pakistan and Central Asia.
7. International Relations International Relations, Political Science and DSS.
8. Pakistan Studies Pakistan Studies (All topics in Social Sciences relating to Pakistan).

 Eligibility

The minimum CGPA should be 3.00 or First Division in MS/M.Phil or equivalent Degree from a recognized University.

Those admitted have to complete/pass 18 credit hour course work within four semesters as per University rules.

Those admitted in Ph.D. programme and not passed M.Phil/MS OR MS from abroad have to pass 42 credit hours courses (24+18) within six semesters as per University rules.

A Govt. College/Public Sector University teacher or member of the research staff of a Govt. Research Organization who has shown undoubted promise for research and holds MA/M.Sc. degree may be recommended by the Admission Committee for admission directly to Ph.D. programme. However, the students would have to complete the course work required for M.Phil/MS.

Those who seek admission in Ph.D. without having obtained M.Phil or its equivalent degree must pass M.Phil entry test and interview (wherever available). The schedule for M.Phil entry test is already announced.

Admission to Ph.D. programme will only be given to those students who have achieved a score of at least 60% in the NTS GAT subject test of their respective discipline or should have scored International GRE with 50% percentile (valid for admissions until December 31, 2011).

If the Test is not available in NTS subject list, then University, as per HEC criteria will conduct the Test at par with GRE Subject Test and the qualifying score will be 70%.

No Objection Certificate from the employer is required to be attached with Admission Form and routed through Proper channel in case of in-service candidates.

Admission to Ph.D. programme is made on a competitive basis. The minimum period for completion of Ph.D. Programme shall be three years whereas maximum period shall be seven years.

Students applying for admission are required to submit a copy of synopsis/research work. Admission will be given subject to the availability of the Supervisor in the field of research strictly according to HEC’s requirements.

A student cannot be awarded two Ph.D’s. on the same research material/document.

The application shall be submitted directly to the respective Chairperson/Director of the department/centre/institute in which the student wishes to pursue his/her studies.

Short listed candidates will be called for interview/presentation of research proposals.

 A candidate seeking admission to Ph.D. programme shall apply on the prescribed form. The Admission Forms can be obtained from the University Admissions Section @ Rs.650/- or by sending self addressed envelope of 8.5” x 11” to the Assistant Registrar (Admissions) along with a Bank Draft of Rs.700/- in favour of ‘Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University’ by 17.01.2011.

Three copies of the prescribed Application Forms duly filled in and supported by the attested copies of Educational Certificates/Degrees and research work may be submitted to the respective Chairman of the Department/Director of the Institute/Centre by 26.01.2011. Applications that are incomplete OR received after due date shall not be entertained.

Eligibility

The minimum CGPA should be 3.00 or First Division in MS/M.Phil or equivalent Degree from a recognized University.

Those admitted have to complete/pass 18 credit hour course work within four semesters as per University rules.

Those admitted in Ph.D. programme and not passed M.Phil/MS OR MS from abroad have to pass 42 credit hours courses (24+18) within six semesters as per University rules.

A Govt. College/Public Sector University teacher or member of the research staff of a Govt. Research Organization who has shown undoubted promise for research and holds MA/M.Sc. degree may be recommended by the Admission Committee for admission directly to Ph.D. programme. However, the students would have to complete the course work required for M.Phil/MS.

Those who seek admission in Ph.D. without having obtained M.Phil or its equivalent degree must pass M.Phil entry test and interview (wherever available). The schedule for M.Phil entry test is already announced.

Admission to Ph.D. programme will only be given to those students who have achieved a score of at least 60% in the NTS GAT subject test of their respective discipline or should have scored International GRE with 50% percentile (valid for admissions until December 31, 2011).

If the Test is not available in NTS subject list, then University, as per HEC criteria will conduct the Test at par with GRE Subject Test and the qualifying score will be 70%.

No Objection Certificate from the employer is required to be attached with Admission Form and routed through Proper channel in case of in-service candidates.

Admission to Ph.D. programme is made on a competitive basis. The minimum period for completion of Ph.D. Programme shall be three years whereas maximum period shall be seven years.

Students applying for admission are required to submit a copy of synopsis/research work. Admission will be given subject to the availability of the Supervisor in the field of research strictly according to HEC’s requirements.

A student cannot be awarded two Ph.D’s. on the same research material/document.

The application shall be submitted directly to the respective Chairperson/Director of the department/centre/institute in which the student wishes to pursue his/her studies.

Short listed candidates will be called for interview/presentation of research proposals.

 

A candidate seeking admission to Ph.D. programme shall apply on the prescribed form. The Admission Forms can be obtained from the University Admissions Section @ Rs.650/- or by sending self addressed envelope of 8.5” x 11” to the Assistant Registrar (Admissions) along with a Bank Draft of Rs.700/- in favour of ‘Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University’ by 17.01.2011.

Three copies of the prescribed Application Forms duly filled in and supported by the attested copies of Educational Certificates/Degrees and research work may be submitted to the respective Chairman of the Department/Director of the Institute/Centre by 26.01.2011. Applications that are incomplete OR received after due date shall not be entertained.


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Admission in Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad; M.Phil Programme Spring Semester-2011

Applications on the prescribed forms are invited for admission to the M.Phil programme of the University in the following subjects:-

 Eligibility

The candidate must have:- i) 1st Division in M.A/M.Sc. degree or its equivalent or in B.A./B.Sc. but no 3rd division in M.A./M.Sc. or B.A B.Sc. ii) In case of 3rd division in F.A/F.Sc., the candidate should have 1st division in both B.A/B.Sc. and M.A/M.Sc.or its equivalent degree.

 Faculty of Biological Sciences

a) Requirement of the subject studied for M. Phil Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Plant Sciences: –

i) M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in any field of Biological Sciences from a recognized University. ii) Candidates holding BS/B.Sc. Hons. (4 years), MBBS/ DVM/ B. Pharmacy/Agriculture  4 years with 1st Division may apply.

b) Requirement of the subject studied for M. Phil Bioinformatics: – M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry from any recognized University. Candidates holding BS/ B.Sc.Hons. in Bioinformatics (4-years) with 1st Division may also apply. Computer knowledge holder will be preferable.

c) The M.Phil Biological Sciences programme offers the following specializations: –

S # Department Area of Study
1. Animal Sciences Endocrinology, Reproductive Biology, Animal Physiology, Fisheries and Aqua Culture, Human Genetics.
2. Biochemistry Biochemistry, Molecular Plant Breading, Enzymology, Pharmacology, Clinical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Nutrition, Immunochemistry, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics.
3. Biotechnology Infection diseases, Molecular Systematics & Applied Ethnobotany, Medical Genetics, Plant Tissue Culture & Bioprocess Technology.
4. Bioinformatics Evolutionary Genomics, Structural Proteomics, Software Development, Functional Genomics, Molecular Modeling and Drug Designing, (Persons with computational knowledge will be preferred).
5. Microbiology Applied Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Soil Microbiology/Mycology.
6. Plant Sciences Plant Physiology, Plant Taxonomy, Environmental Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Agriculture Biotechnology.

The Admission Form can be obtained from the office of the Assistant Registrar (Admissions) @ Rs.650/- by hand or by sending self addressed envelope of 8.5 x 11(inches) along with a Bank Draft of Rs.700/- in favor of the Treasurer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad by 17-01-2011.

Three copies of application on prescribed forms duly supported by the attested Photostat copies of the certificates of academic qualifications, domicile, character, detailed marks, migration (in original required at time of admission) along with 5 (five) passport size photographs and No Objection Certificate from the employer, in case of in-service candidates, should reach the Chairman/Director of the respective Department/ Institute/ Centre by 26-01-2011 during office hours.

The date and time of interview shall be announced by each department/Institute/Centre/School after the test.

No separate call up letter for test/interview will be issued. Hostel accommodation will only be provided, if available. Applications that are incomplete or received after due date shall not be entertained. To avoid the inconvenience, please submit your admission form well before the last date.


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Protest of Pharmacist Federation of Pakistan Against Suspension of Punjab Drug Rules 2007 for Ten (10) Years by Ministry of Health, Govt. of Punjab, Pakistan.

Islamabad (Pharmaceutical Review) Ministry of Health, Government of the Punjab has issued a notification, printed in the Punjab weekly gazette dated February 10, 2010, page No. 951, in exercise of power conferred upon him under Section 44 of the Drug Act. 1976 (XXXI of 1976) which empower government to make rules under Act subjected to previous publication, the governor of the Punjab has made amendments in the Punjab Drug Rules, 2007 after previous publication of these amendments. In rule 1, sub rule (3) for word “three” the word “ten” is substituted.  In Schedule A- From 9 at Serial No. 1, after the word “and sell” the word “or distribute” is inserted. In Form 10 at serial No. 1, after the word “or sale by way of wholesale” is inserted.

In response the this notification the executives of the Pharmacist Federation of Pakistan; Asad Imran – President Lahore, Syed Muzzamal Masood Zaidi – President Islamabad, Dr. Fawad Ali General Secretary Islamabad, Irshad Hussain Malilk President Punjab, Fiaz Ahmad Faizi General Secretary Punjab (and Vice President PPA Punjab), Muhammad Bin Ibrahim President Multan, Dr. Shoaib Zafar President Faisalabad, Aziz ul Rehman Farooqi President Sargodha, Dr. Tahir Farooq – Press Secretary, Malik Muahmmad Sharif – President Gujranwala, Abdul Rub Mujahid – President Bahawalpure, Dr. Taha Nazir – Secretary General (Pakistan) said that it is unfair to regularize the unlawful wholesale business of life saving drugs. These amendments are biased. Which are based on unrealistic approach of Government of the Punjab. They have secured the non-professional people to sell the life saving drugs. The way of distribution of drugs is totally different than grocery, vegetable, grains and garments. Thus; this amendments should be withdrawn instantly. The non-skilled people not allowed involve in health care profession in an improper way. They have protested against the suspension of Punjab Drug Rule 2007 and strongly emphasized the government to withdraw this notification soon as possible.


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An Open Message to Pakistan Pharmacist Association (PPA); Regarding the Unfair Salary Package of Fazal Din Pharma Plus, Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore (Pharmaceutical Review), A written request is submitted to respected President of Pakistan Pharmacist Association (PPA), Pakistan; Khalid Saeed Bukhari by Hafiz Muhammad Siddique Saifi Community Pharmacist, Fazal Din Pharma Plus, Jinnah Branch, Lahore (Cell No. 03336844101, Email: akalay_hum@yahoo.com) regarding his unfair salary package. He was appointed as “Trainee Pharmacist” on 12th August, 2010 at the salary package of Rs. 5000/ per month that was raised to Rs. 7000/- afterward. He protests against this disgrace of the profession and unfair salary package, therefore he decided to resign. He is competent/ full fledge pharmacist registered with Punjab Pharmacy Council, therefore this designation and salary package does not match with his qualification and professional prestige. Furthermore; he told that the total costs (expenditures) of his pharmacy graduation study is about Rs. 1000, 000/-. He was very ambitious and had sweet dreams for his career. Which were smashed when his employer asked him to sign a bond of two years at the price of Rs. 8000/- per month. He felt shame to request the executives of PPA to optimize the salary package equivalent to PBS-17 gazetted officer. He forcefully emphasized the existing stakeholders of Pakistan Pharmacist Association to solve this very basic problem of pharmacist community. If they can’t do that, they should resign from their current designations. The new elected leadership might have better mandate of community. They may resolve this issue in a better way.

In response of this application the executives of the Pharmacist Federation of Pakistan; Asad Imran – President Lahore, Syed Muzzamal Masood Zaidi – President Islamabad, Dr. Fawad Ali General Secretary Islamabad, Irshad Hussain Malilk President Punjab, Fiaz Ahmad Faizi General Secretary Punjab (and Vice President PPA Punjab), Muhammad Bin Ibrahim President Multan, Dr. Shoaib Zafar President Faisalabad, Aziz ul Rehman Farooqi President Sargodha, Dr. Tahir Farooq – Press Secretary, Malik Muahmmad Sharif – President Gujranwala, Abdul Rub Mujahid – President Bahawalpure, Dr. Taha Nazir – Secretary General (Pakistan) said that they will support Mr. Saifi. It is the part their ambitions, activities and objectives to enforce the salary package for new graduates (fresh pharmacists) equivalent to BPS 17 Pay Scale of Gazzited Officer of government of Pakistan. It is the disgrace of our life saving profession that an established organization offering unfair salary package. This package should be withdrawn instantly and offer the standard and suitable designation and salary for new pharmacy graduates.


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Pharmacist House Rented by Pakistan Pharmacist Association (Federal) Islamabad Besides the Secretariat of the PPA Centre

Islamabad (PPA Federal, Dr. Muzzamil Masood Zaidi) Pakistan Pharmacist Association (Federal) has rented an office at H. No 510, Gali 1, I-9/1, Islamabad. This pharmacist house would be used for professional purpose besides the secretariat of the PPA, Federal Branch. It is also claimed by officials of PPA Federal that this “Pharmacist House” will be remained opened for all the pharmacists intended to work for community. All expenditures; rent, utilities, maintenance etc (approximate 25000/- pm) besides expenditure required for rental advance, furniture, office equipments and minor repair/ maintenance shall be provided by the PPA (Federal) and donations (Rs 100/- pm which mean 3.3 rupees per day).  They also have assured the money will be utilized honestly and sincerely.