LAHORE - Vice-Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that during 140 years of its existence, the Oriental College has produced the largest number of scholars in Urdu language and literature than any other institution in the subcontinent. These scholars have rendered unforgettable services for preservation and promotion of Urdu language, poetry and literature in the subcontinent, he further said. He was speaking at a farewell function held in the Sherani Hall of the College here on Sunday to honour three retiring professors namely, Dr M Akram Ch, Dr Tehseen Firaqi and Dr M Saleem Malik. Registrar Prof Dr M Akhtar, Advisor Student Affairs Iftikhar Ahmad Ch, Professor Emeritus Khawaja M Zakriya, Syed M Akram Shah, M Shahbaz Malik, former Principal Dr Nasreen Akhtar, Chairman Urdu Department Prof Dr M Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori, Dr Zahoor Ahmad Azhar, Prof Dr M Saleem Mazhar, Prof Dr Aftab Asghar, Director External Linkages Maria Maldonado, Resident Officer-I Prof Javed Sami and M Ikram Chughtai were also present on the occasion. The VC paid glowing tributes to the retiring scholars for their teaching and literary services and polishing academic and creative faculties of young graduates besides promoting understanding of Urdu language and literature at the international level. He said Oriental College scholars had published record number of books in the field of Urdu language and literature and now the present administration had started displaying the same on varsity website. He expressed the hope that the retiring professors would continue their intellectual and creative work so as to enable the Urdu literature students to benefit from their knowledge. Speaking on the occasion President Academic Staff Association Prof Dr Mahr Muhammad Saeed Akhtar lauded the contributions and services of the retiring colleagues for promotion of Urdu poetry and literature. He said the services rendered by them for promotion of Urdu language and literature would never be forgotten. Earlier, Principal Prof Dr Mazhar Moeen shared with the audience his personal experiences and pleasant memories with the retiring scholars during their service at the College. He said they had carried out their teaching and academic responsibilities in highly laudable manner to pass on their vast knowledge to their students. He also observed that due to liberal funding and patronage of Vice-Chancellor Dr Kamran, the Oriental College has stepped up its efforts for speedy promotion of oriental languages including Urdu literature and poetry. The retiring professors said they would never forget the honour which had been extended to them on their retirement by arranging memorable farewell function. They briefly spoke about their long association with their colleagues, teaching experience and remarked that they would always remember pleasant memories of their life at the College. They also expressed the hope that under the leadership of present Principal and staff the College would continue to make progress in the years to come. PJLIS 2010 issue published Punjab University Department of Library and Information Science has published the 2010 issue of Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science (PJLIS). The issue has been published under the supervision new Editor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood. The current issue covers research papers on important areas of library & information science. The journal has eminent national and international researchers on its editorial advisory board. The journal is being indexed in many international indexing databases. An online version of the issue is also available on its website www.pu.edu.pk/dlis/pjlis/index.html.