THE pathology laboratory of the King Edward Medical University (KEMU) is close for two days, Friday and Saturday (today), as the administration has allegedly given holidays to the staff, it is learnt.

The closure of the lab has been adding to the sufferings of the patients of different allied hospitals of the varsity, including the Lady Aitchison Hospital and Lady Willingdon Hospital, etc.

The sources, privy to the developments, said the lab’s staff had been given holidays to compensate March 23 holiday (national holiday) and March 24 when a ceremony of the Punjab government was held at the university to distribute laptops among the KEMU students. The closure of lab has compelled the patients to get the tests from private labs.

Secretary General of Young Doctors Association (YDA) Pakistan Dr Salman Kazmi demanded immediate reopening of the lab for patients. KEMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asad Aslam was not available for comments.

Health Dept results: The Punjab Health Department has announced the results of annual and supplementary exams of Punjab Medical Faculty Lahore and Government College of Paramedics Faisalabad.

In supplementary exams of Punjab Medical Faculty, a total number of 2715 candidates appeared in 13 different categories out of whom 1314 candidates passed, and the pass percentage remained at 48.40.

In the first year annual examination of Government College of Paramedics Faisalabad, 190 candidates appeared in eight different categories out of whom 63 candidates succeeded, and the pass percentage remained 33.16.

In the second year annual exam of Government College of Paramedics Faisalabad, 103 students appeared in seven different categories out of which 79 passed with the pass percentage of 79.70. The Punjab Health Department has also uploaded details of annual and supplementary exams on the website of Punjab Medical Faculty


A CEREMONY was organized at Kinnaird College for Women on Friday in which laptops were distributed among 1,400 students of the college.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif was the chief guest on the occasion while Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, MNA Anusha Rehman, Principal Kinnaird College Rukhsana David, teachers, students and parents attended the ceremony.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif said the laptops were distributed on merit and without discrimination.

She said computer literacy was vital in today’s education system.

PU MBA result: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has announced the result of MBA (31/2-Year Programme) Part-I and 2nd Annual Exam 2011. Detailed results are available on PU website

The Air Foundation School System, Harley Street Campus, held its annual prize distribution ceremony, says a press release.

Lieutenant General (r) Abdul Qayyum, Brigadier (r) M. Sultan Muzaffar and Brigadier (r) M. Mustafa were present on the occasion.

In her welcome address, Directress Fouzia Ayub applauded the effort of Principal Sobia Mudassir and the entire school staff. She made an appeal to the parents to inculcate confidence in children and not to assess them by grades.

Montessori students performed tableaus. The speeches were followed by prize distribution and a stage show in which talented students of the school exhibited their aesthetic skills and love for their country and Pakistan Army.

Lieutenant General (r) Abdul Qayyum, in his speech, laid stress on acquiring knowledge with reference to teachings of Allama Mohammad Iqbal.

Rawalpindi: Newspaper hawker Muhammad Rehan Abbasi died in a road accident while distributing newspapers on Friday, says a press release.

His funeral prayers were offered at Moza Upper Dewal. People from all walks of life attended his funeral.

Rehan Abbasi was son of newspaper hawker Muhammad Fayyaz Abbasi and nephew of newsagent of the daily ‘Jang’, Rawalpindi.

The ‘qul’ of Muhammad Rehan Abbasi will be held on Sunday at Moza Upper Dewal at 11 a.m. For more information, Muhammad Fayyaz Abbasi can be contacted on mobile phone number 0092-0301-5373430


New avenues were opened for providing medical cover to the children’s population in the country suffering from urological disorder when Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) fellowships were awarded to three trained surgeons at a ceremony held in the city on Friday.

The fellowship is initiated by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). Dr Ishrat Husain, Director Institute of Business Administration who was the chief guest gave away the fellowship to these surgeons who have been trained in this specialised field. The award giving ceremony was the part of the ongoing third International Paediatric Workshop which is attended by internationally renowned surgeons and medical experts presently discussing the various aspects of paediatric urology.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Philips Ransley of Great Ormand Street Hospital London said that “Paediatric Urology Fellowhip” will be a regular feature of the Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS). Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi Director SIUT said that since very beginning the institute was providing teaching and training facilities in the field of urology, nephrology, hepatogastroenterology, radiology and laboratory sciences. Recognising its efforts the Sindh government declared SIUT as Sindh Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) through a resolution passed by the Sindh Assembly.

“Now we are providing post-graduate teaching and training urology, nephrology, hepatogastroenterology, radiology, laboratory sciences, medical technologies and ethics”. The start of fellowship scheme is another initiative of SIUT aimed to provide specialised medical manpower.


A teenage girl committed suicide in her residence over a proposal of a forced marriage in the Maripur police limits on Friday.

A 17-year-old Shanaz, daughter of Muhammad Sharif, had an altercation with her mother when she asked her to marry a cousin. The disheartened girl locked herself in a room and shot herself to death with her father’s pistol in the Bhudni Goth area.

The parents took the body to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem.Meanwhile, a decomposed body of an unidentified 20-year-old man was found in the bushes at the M.T.Khan Road in the Jackson police jurisdiction.

One of the passers-by saw the body and informed the police. The police shifted the body to the Civil Hospital for legal formalities.An MLO of the hospital said the body was at least two days old with meat missing from some parts of the corpse. The meat was eaten by animals.

The skull was also smashed with a hard and blunt weapon.According to the Sub Inspector Sattar of the Jackson police station, the man was first kidnapped and then killed. The victim’s face has been completely destroyed and the individual cannot be identified.

Private security guard shot dead

A private security guard was shot dead in the Korangi Industrial Area (KIA) police limits on Friday.Khan Zad Gul, 32, was shot dead when two armed men on a motorcycle shot and killed him near the Bilal Colony Market in Korangi while he was going to buy some vegetable. Police said that Gul was killed due to some personel enmity.

LAHORE – Punjab Examination Commission has declared the results of 5th and 8th classes Annual Examination 2012.
According to an official of the commission, as many as 115,743 students appeared in the examination of 5th class and 105,000 declared pass with the pass percentage is 90.72.
In 8th class examination, 158023 took part while 89,272 have been declared successful with pass percentage of 84.36. Hamza Anjum bagged first position in 8th class examination with 734 marks, Faiqa got second position by securing 730 marks while Akasha Abrar got third position with 729 marks. Results of 5th and 8th classes are being
declared formally today (Saturday).

Download Class 8th result Punjab Examination Commission 

Download Calss 5th result Punjab Examination Commission


KARACHI: MQM Rabita Committee has announced to observe mourning day on Saturday. Private schools, public transport and business centres would remain closed today.

All Private School Management Association has announced to shut private schools on Saturday. Meanwhile, Karachi Transport Ittehad also announced to shut public transport on ‘mourning day’.

Vice President of Karachi Ittehad also said that all business centres would remain closed on Saturday.

KARACHI: With violence in the city showing no signs of abating, the latest episode claimed lives of at least nine people including a police constable and an Awami National Party (ANP) worker. It also prompted the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to declare a ‘day of mourning’ in the city for Saturday.
ANP worker Hidayatullah Mehsud, a member of the ANP Sindh Council was killed in the Manghopir area of Karachi on Friday. This was the second targeted killing of ANP workers in over 48 hours.
However, the sequence of violence seemed to intensify late on Friday after four people traveling in a car on Banaras bridge were shot and killed early Saturday morning.
Taking notice of this incident, the AIG Karachi Akhtar Gorchani issued directives to DIG West, Karachi, that all police officers on duty on, or near the Banaras bridge be arrested.
Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan has directed all Station House Officers to patrol their designated areas.
The dead were identified as Arif, Kamal, Wasim and his 12 year old son, Hasan. Another person was injured in the same incident.
In another incident a man was shot and killed in Frontier Colony in Site, while another man was killed by gunfire in Bukhari Colony in Orangi.
One person lost their life during firing incidents in Defence Phase two. Another was killed near U-P mor.
Meanwhile, one man was injured in firing in near Dhoraji.
There were also reports of intense firing from Shahrah-e-Noorjehan, Kati Pahari and Qasba Colony. Further reports of firing were received from block 13-D of Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
On Friday evening, unknown assailants attacked SSP Crime Branch Farooq Awan near Lasbela Chowk. As a result, his guard, head constable Imran Baloch received fatal bullet wounds.
His dead body was shifted to Civil hospital.
Earlier on Wednesday, Zainul Abideen, the joint secretary of ANP Patel Para Ward, was killed near the Intermediate Board Office.
The city has experienced a wave of violence this week as workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were also targeted. Both parties had announced days of mourning, which saw Karachi experience no activity and sporadic incidents of violence.
MQM declares Saturday ‘day of mourning’
With the death toll continuing to climb, MQM chief Altaf Hussain in a message called for a day of mourning be observed in the city on Saturday.
He urged the business community to support his call by keeping their businesses shut.
The Karachi Transport Ittehad, which represents public transport in Karachi, have decided to keep their vehicles off the streets today.
Meanwhile, the All Private Schools Association announced that all private schools will remain closed in the city.
Qasba Mor: ‘Wanted criminal’ killed in shootout between groups, 12 arrested
In the aftermath of a shootout between two groups, a wanted criminal, Ashiq Afghani was killed and two others were injured. A vehicle was also set on fire.
After the incident, the situation became tense and all shops in the area were shut down.
Soon afterwards a heavy contingent of police, rangers and FC surrounded Kati Pahari, Qasba Colony, 1C area and Bukhari Colony.
Searching door to door, the forces arrested more than a dozen suspicious persons in these areas.
According to SP Site, Akram Abro the person killed was wanted by the police for charges of murder and attempted murder.

Maria Saadat is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. She is the author of the popular desi beauty site Lipstick Masala –

The time has come to say adieu to 2010. This has been an interesting year to say the least – we witnessed Europe immobilised by volcanic ash, the much anticipated release of the Apple iPad, the first ever Fifa World Cup on African soil, and of course, the launch of The Express Tribune. In fashion, everything was bigger and bolder, and the beauty world is no exception. Out of the hundreds of looks created on this year’s catwalks, we’ve chosen our favourite beauty trends of 2010.

Cat/Winged Eyeliner

While this style was by no means new, celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Lauren Conrad made it cool again. Ladies both in and out of Pakistan brought out their inner Sharmila Tagore and flipped out their liquid liners to encompass their eyes. Why did we all love this look so much? Not only did it take a quarter of the time a detailed smokey eye look demanded, but even with minimal blush and lipstick we still managed to resemble the subtly sexy bombshells of the 60s.

Jewel-toned Shadows and Liners

Makeup artists around the world finally heard our pleas and moved away from the staple black/brown combination of smokey eyes. 2010 was all about creative eye looks, with celebrity trendsetters seen in shades from Barbie pink to canary yellow. Those who wished to stick to the classic darker shades opted instead for aubergine tones and sapphire blues. The fun colours of the year were not just reserved for shadow-savvy consumers. Ladies who were a bit gun-shy were able to make their eyes pop with vibrant liners. Vivid peepers were best matched with nude blushes and lips.

Bright Lips

Rihanna has had some pretty questionable beauty moments this year, including her latest Raggedy Ann red hairstyle.

However, she got the biggest trend of 2010 spot on – dramatic lips.

From corals and crimsons to grape and shocking pink hues, makeup counters were lined with colours from every shade of the rainbow. Planning on rocking this look on new year’s eve. The idea is to pair your flirty lips with minimal makeup. Keep your cheeks pale along with your eyelids. A simple swipe of mascara will add a little polish.


Forget the latest Prada clutch, this year’s must have accessory was the loose side-braid. Made popular by Serena van der Woodsen on “Gossip Girl”, ladies everywhere were spotted mimicking the big braids. The look was soft, feminine, and easy in a pinch when blow-drying hair became a chore. Especially popular with the Hollywood crowd was the fishtail braid, or the khajuri choti. Not familiar with the phenomenon? Enter a quick search into YouTube and dozens of how-to videos will pop up. Experiment with the look and sport it at this new year’s eve.

Edgy nails

Loud nails been making their way onto the scene for a while now, but this was the year the trend really exploded. From teal to metallic, neon to greige – funky coloured nails were seen on red carpets and in coffee shops alike. A fan of this look? Just remember to keep your nails well trimmed. After all, we don’t remember kitsch being en vogue this year.

Happy 2011 to all our readers!

Refernce: Tribune