Jinnah College convocation | Balochistan University teachers
320 Jinnah College graduates get degrees
Peshawar, April 18, 2008: A group of 320 graduates of the Jinnah College for Women were awarded
BA and BSc degrees while 18 received medals for their distinctive performance at
the 18th convocation of the institution on Thursday.
Those received gold,
silver and bronze medals on the occasion included: Noshen, Saima Wasim, Saira
Saleem, Saima Ameen, Mariam Hidayat, Sadia Khattak, Ayesha Aimel, Momina Rahat,
Noorul Ain, Saeeda Marwat, Hina Khaliq and Sumaira Khan.
Dr Farida Bilal
was given the lifetime achievement award, while Ruqqaya Sayyed, chief proctor of
the college got best performance award. Mehwish Mushtaq was also given award of
the best Qaria.
Acting vice-chancellor of the University of Peshawar
Professor Dr Javed Khan was the chief guest on the occasion, while principal of
the college Dr Rooh Taj Ameen and registrar, University of Peshawar Shireen Zada
Khattak were also present on the occasion. Prof Dr Javed Khan said that one
woman could educate her entire family. The education of women in Pakistan is of
grate importance, he added.
Teachers threaten to close universities
Peshawar: The Federation of All Pakistan University Academic Staff Association
(FAPUASA) has threatened to close down all public sector universities across the
country if its demands were not met soon.
Addressing a news conference
here on Thursday, central president of FAPUASA, Dr Arbab Khan Afridi demanded of
the government to immediately reinstate the teachers of Balochistan
"The terminated teachers have been on a hunger strike for the
past 48 hours. If anything happens to them, we will not only close down the
universities but also take to the streets. Peshawar University will be the first
to be shut," Arbab, who is also president of Peshawar University Teachers
Association (PUTA), threatened.
He said they would also stage protest
demonstration in Islamabad if the demands were not met. Flanked by Prof Dr Zahir
Shah of Islamia College University, Mohtarma Taskeen of Jinnah College for
Women, Dr Zubair, PUTA General Secretary, Dr Mustafa of Khyber Medical College
and others, he rejected the Model University Ordinance saying that it was
detrimental to the interests of the students and staff of the universities. He
said the ordinance gave unlimited powers to one person, the vice chancellor
making him a dictator to play with the lives of teachers and other employees of
the university. The News
UET Abbottabad Campus to celebrate World Heritage Day
Peshawar: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET)
Abbottabad's Department of Architecture will celebrate World Heritage Day on
Friday (today) by arranging a national seminar on 'Religious Heritage and Sacred
Places', which has been declared as the theme of the 2008 worldwide celebration
by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
Heritage Day, also known as the 'International Day for Monuments and Sites', is
celebrated to raise public awareness about the richness and diversity of the
world's cultural heritage, and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.
The ICOMOS has been celebrating the day since April 18, 1982. The seminar will
start at 10am with key presentation on 'Heritage and the Work of Architects
Today' by Abdul Qayyum Khan, the professor at the UET Abbottabad Department of
Architecture and 'The Heritage of Earthen Architecture and its Environmental
Relevance' by Dr Shakeel Qureshi, the director of the Conservation Programme at
the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore.
A panel discussion will also
be held with representatives from the Sarhad Tourism Corporation; the Sarhad
Conservation Network; and faculty members of the UET, Abbottabad Campus.
Students of the Architecture Department will present visual displays related to
Pakistan's place in global cultural heritage. Daily Times