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Hajvery University is an university in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. HU is chartered by the government of Pakistan as an Autonomous Degree Awarding Institution. The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan recognizes Hajvery University as a "category W" institution. This university is named after Muslim Sufi Ali Hujwiri.Hajvery University has a main campus in the Industrial Area of Gulberg III, Lahore; a second campus near Gulberg III; a third campus under construction in Multan; and a fourth campus planned for Dubai. The university has six constituent schools, each focused on a specific field of study: business; commerce and banking; engineering and computer science; fashion design; humanities and social science; and pharmacy. The library at the main campus provides support for the courses offered with books, videos, journals and other reference sources. Wikipedia.

Paracha U.Z.,Hajvery University | Hayat K.,University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences | Ali M.,The University of Faisalabad | Qadir M.I.,Bahauddin Zakariya University
Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences | Year: 2015

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer affecting the mesothelium lining. It is usually caused by asbestos exposure or exposure to nanofibers. Median survival is less than one year in the mesothelioma patients. Due to its severity, there is a dire necessity to find out new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Some recent strategies could help us in fighting against mesothelioma. Diagnostic tools include a range of biomarkers or biotechnological procedure. Therapeutic tools include chemotherapeutic strategies along with immunotherapy, gene therapy and alternative therapy.

Shakir L.,University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences | Shakir L.,Hajvery University | Ejaz S.,University of Cambridge | Ashraf M.,University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences | And 5 more authors.
Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology | Year: 2012

The problem of water pollution acquires greater relevance in the context of a developing agrarian economy like Pakistan. Even though, the leather industry is a leading economic sector in Pakistan, there is an increasing environmental concern regarding tanneries because they produce large amounts of potentially toxic wastewater containing both trivalent and hexavalent chromium, which are equally hazardous for human population, aquaculture and agricultural activities in the area. Therefore, we defined the scope of the present study as to employ different bioassays to determine the eco-toxic potential of tannery effluent wastewater (TW) and its chromium based components, i.e., potassium dichromate (K2Cr2O7) and chromium sulfate Cr2(SO4)3. Particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE) analysis of TW was carried out to determine the concentration of chromium in TW and then equal concentrations of hexavalent (K2Cr2O7) and trivalent chromium Cr2(SO4)3 were obtained for this study. Cytotoxicity assay, artemia bioassay and phytotoxicity assay was utilized to investigate the eco-toxicological potential of different concentrations of TW, K2Cr2O7 and Cr2(SO4)3. All the dilutions of TW, K2Cr2O7 and Cr2(SO4)3 presented concentration dependent cytotoxic effects in these assays. The data clearly represents that among all three tested materials, different dilutions of K2Cr2O7 caused significantly more damage (P < 0.001) to vero cell, brine shrimp and germination of maize seeds. Interestingly, the overall toxicity effects of TW treated groups were subsequent to K2Cr2O7 treated group. Based on biological evidences presented in this article, it is concluded that hexavalent chromium (K2Cr2O7) and TW has got significant eco-damaging potential clearly elaborating that environmental burden in district Kasur is numerous and high levels of chromium is posing a considerable risk to the human population, aquaculture and agricultural industry that can obliterate ecosystem surrounding the tanneries. Crown Copyright © 2012 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Abuzar Ghaffari M.,Bahauddin Zakariya University | Bano S.,The University of Faisalabad | Hayat K.,Hajvery University
International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences | Year: 2013

Heliotropium dasycarpum is an important desert plant of Boraginaceae family. The fresh extract of plant is used for the treatment of eye diseases. In the present study, dichloromethane and methanol crude extracts of plant was screened for antifungal, antibacterial and phytotoxic bioassay. Both extracts of Heliotropium dasycarpum inhibited the growth of Lemna minor L. and showed significant phytotoxic activities. The plantexhibited non-significant activity when tested against pathogenic gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The methanol extract of the plant showed 25% inhibition against a fungus, Microsporum canis. The phytochemical tests indicated the presence of alkaloids and cardiac glycosides in the plant.

Taskeen S.,Hajvery University | Taskeen A.,Lahore College for Women University
Stem Cell | Year: 2010

This review is about the history of those black skinned people who were treated like slaves in the past because it was believed that black skinned people were born to serve others in fact they are slaves who have no right to live like humans. Alice Walker in "STRONG HORSE TEA" focuses how Rannie Toomer lost her only child and how she has become the victim of white men's exploitation who suffered from superiority complex and they considered themselves torch-bearers and civilized but in reality they are in need to be civilized and they are savage, ignorant, cruel and prejudice.

Ejaz S.,University of Cambridge | Ashraf M.,University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences | Shakir L.,University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences | Shakir L.,Hajvery University | Ahmad N.,Government College University Lahore
Environmental Pollution | Year: 2012

The aim of this novel research was to determine the toxic burden of increased elements in water resources on the inhabitant wild animals (squirrels, turtles, bats), using particle induced x-ray emission (PIXE) and histopathological approaches. PIXE analysis of skin, muscle, lung, liver and kidney revealed significant increase in Al, Cl, Fe, Mg, Mn, Si and V. Moreover, data clearly reflect a significant (P < 0.001) deposition of toxic elements (Al, Cl, Fe and K) in the lung producing interstitial/proliferative pneumonitis, intra-alveolar hemorrhages, and thickening of alveolar capillary walls. The results obtained from the liver samples emphasized that majority of the animals were intoxicated with Cl, Mg, S, Si and V, which have produced profound deterioration and swelling of the hepatocytes. Likewise, histopathology of the kidney sections spotlighted severe nephritis and degenerative changes, which could be associated with the elevated amount of Al, Cl and Mg. This data undoubtedly provide relevant information on the heavy burden of toxic elements and their pathological outcomes in wild animals and highlight their potential risks for human exposure. Thus, the information provided is critical for developing effective strategies in dealing with health hazards associated with elemental exposures. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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