New UoP, Malakand varsity VCs | NUML spring festival
New UoP, Malakand varsity VCs to be appointed
Peshawar, April 12, 2008: NWFP Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani has signed a draft
summary nominating Dr Azmat Hayat and Dr Rasool Jan as the vice chancellors of
the University of Peshawar (UoP) and Malakand University respectively, sources
said on Friday.
A notification to this effect will be issued
by the Higher Education Department (HED) NWFP in a day or two, sources
The governor had interviewed six candidates short-listed by the
search committee formed for the purpose, sources at Governor's House said,
adding that those interviewed included Dr Azmat Hayat, Dr Rasool Jan, Dr Asif,
Dr Nazir Shah Khattak, Dr Muhammad Iqbal and Sang-e-Marjan.
vice chancellors of both universities were deposed in September the last year.
Since then, both the institutions have been working under acting
administrations. The posts were advertised the last year, according to the
criteria of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. A total of 74
candidates applied for the posts, out of which eight were interviewed and six
short-listed. "The search committee recommended to the governor the names of Dr
Azmat Hayat and Dr Rasool Jan as the best suitable candidates," sources at HED
The governor interviewed all the candidates, they said, and
considered Dr Azmat and Dr Rasool Jan as the best for the posts. Dr Azmat Hayat
is the director of the Area Study Centre for China, Russia and Central Asia, UoP
while Dr Rasool Jan is the director of Institute of Chemical Sciences, UoP.
Spring fest jazzes up NUML students
Islamabad: National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Friday arranged the
annual spring festival in which students and their families participated.
It was an opportunity of kite flying, dancing and singing for the
students to enjoy the spring. The festival opened in an informal manner with no
participation from any high official.
It started with "Bhangra" and
"Dhammal" by energetic students and their young teachers. "Nach majajan nach"
and "Aa bi jao" resonated through the lush lawns of the campus.
students also danced to Indian and Punjabi songs. "It is really memorable and
rejoicing to see our successors continue the traditions we set at the campus in
our days," a senior student Yasman Saeed said.
stalls, offering a variety of books and food, were set up an addition to kite
flying, dancing and signing parties.
The visitors were keenly interested
in the stall of palmistry, set up by different departments of the university.
Girls dominated the crowds at this stall, indicating they were more curious
about the future than boys.
Barbeque stalls also pulled the crowds who
feasted traditional food with families and class fellows.
clothes, henna and other household items were especially set up for girls. Not
only the students, but outsiders also availed themselves of the
Well-kept gardens of the university, filled with sweet
smells, added to charm of the event.
No incident of fight or scuffle was
witnessed despite the fact that strict administration of the university had not
been involved in management of the programme.
NUML Registrar Kamran
Jahangir said that the festival was a tradition of the university.
He said, "The festival is held once a year at the campus. Moreover, different
department used to hold recreational activities throughout the year." Daily Times
Islamabad: The International Islamic University (IIU) will
hold a seminar entitled 'Islamic Unity and Proximity, Its Feasibility and
Difficulties' here on April 13. The event is being organized by the IIU and
Cultural Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Faisal Mosque campus
of the university. Head of the Iranian International Organization for
Coordination among Islamic schools of thought, Ayatullah Taskhiri will deliver
keynote address. The News