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FJWU Women's Week | PU VC praises Dr Mughees

Students exhibit talent at FJWU Women's Week
Rawalpindi, April 04: Competitions in various categories of extracurricular activities were organised on Friday on the premises of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in connection with second day of the FJWU Women Week.

A bilingual contest kicked off proceedings of the day. The topics for English declamation were: "Real Education Teaches Values not Facts" (serious) and "I Want a Piece of Peace" (Humorous), while serious and humorous topics for Urdu declamation contest were: "Aao Kay Kuch Khawab Bunain Kal Kay Wastay" and "Muhabbat Aman Hay Aur Ish Ka Hay Pagham" respectively.

Declamation: The students from 14 educational institutions participated in the bilingual declamation contest. They exhibited great zeal and fervour in presenting their arguments.

The atmosphere was charged with high spirits and excitement as the participants tried to win the audience's favour with their forceful speeches.

In English declamation contest, Hina Nasim of Punjab University (PU) and Shahbaz Israr Khan of Gomal University secured first and second positions respectively. Hadia Rehman of the FJWU withdrew in favour of Mirza Fahad Qadir of Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi for third position.

In Urdu declamation contest, Nabeel Hashmi of Bahria University, Wasim Khan of Gomal University and Osama Hassan of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, bagged first, second and third positions respectively.

Drama: The students of six universities from all over Pakistan participated in this event. The skits were based on central theme of Women Week "Knowledge, Peace and Our World".

Painting, photography: The participants presented picturesque paintings in the painting competition. The relentless hard work put in by the participants was evident by a variety of paintings.

Usman Jamshed of the PU, Sundas Riaz of University of Gujarat, Sumera Rehman of Government College University, Faisalabad, and Ali Bashir and Madeeha Arooj of University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) secured first, second and third prize respectively.

In photography competition, Usman Jamshaid of the PU, Faisal Irshad of Islamic University of Bahawalpur (IUB) and Ashir Noor of Iqra University, Islamabad, were declared top three position holders.

Flower arrangement: Both male and female students from different universities exhibited their talents in this competition.

The event was divided into two categories: dry flower arrangement and fresh flower arrangement.

First position went to Kiran Nisar of University of AJK. Shahnaz Maqbool from Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology and Ifra Najeeb of the IUB bagged second and third position respectively.

In the fresh flowers' arrangement competition, Zara Tanveer of the PU, Anam Iqbal of the University of AJK and Shaline Komal of Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi succeeded in securing first, second and third position respectively. Daily Times

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"Fatima Jinnah Women University has recently joined the Tallories Network which advocates in strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education institutions. The network provides unique opportunities to the universities around the world in strengthening and expanding their contributions, for social advancement and the wellbeing of their communities. Its membership includes an international group of committed university leaders from 37 countries. "
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PU VC praises services of Dr Mughees
Lahore: Dr Mughees uddin Sheikh has played vital role in the transformation of Department of Mass Communication into a unique Institute of Communication Studies which is considered the best in South Asia. He not only worked ceaselessly to develop the institute academically but also did wonders for its physical expansion and status uplift at national and international level. These views were expressed by the Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran in his presidential address in a function held in the honor of outgoing Director of the Institute Prof Dr Mughees uddin Sheikh, the other day.

He appreciated Dr Mughees's strong passion, devotion and commitment in streamlining ICS with international institutes of media studies through his sharp vision and God gifted capabilities. He also recognised his interactive contribution with his foreign counterparts to bring ICS at per with the institutes of advanced countries.

He also applauded the countless awards and prizes achieved by the ICS students in a very short span of time in various disciplines under the leadership of Dr Mughees.

Prior to him Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz, the incumbent Director of the institute Dr Mughees had made the infrastructure and academic uplift best and started many diploma courses and different programmes besides, short courses of French, German, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Pushto and Balochi languages to promote inter-communal and inter-provincial understanding and harmony.

Dr Mughees on this occasion said that he had taken each and every measure in the best interest of the university and he had handed over ICS in much better position than what he got from his predecessors. He claimed that he spent all his energy in uplifting the institution taking it as a sacred responsibility. He assured Dr Naz that he would patronize ICS in this capacity of Dean, Faculty of Behavioral & Social Sciences and would work as the custodian of the institute.

Renowned columnist Irshad Haqqani, Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami, Sajjad Mir, Sohail Warriach, Taufeeq Butt, Allama Ch Asghar Ali Kausar Warriach, Syed Noor, Zia-ur-Rehman Amjad, Syed Irshad Ahmed Arif, Amjad Islam Amjad, Prof Dr Muhammad Ehsan Malik and Prof Dr Muhammad Arif Butt, former vice chancellor and Taseer Mustafa also spoke on the occasion.

A large number of prominent old students and media men attended the function. The Nation

Punjab University results
Lahore: The Punjab University Examination Department has declared the results of MA Sociology (Regular Programme), Semester System, Session 2006-2008, MA Sociology (Replica Programme), Semester System, Session 2006-2008, MA Music (Semester System), Session 2006-2008 and LLM (Final), Annual Exam 2007. Detailed results are available onPU website

UHS results
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has announced the result of final professional BDS supplementary examination held in February this year. A total of 116 candidates appeared in the exam out of whom 84 passed. The pass percentage is 72.41. As many as 31 candidates could not get through the exam while roll number of only one candidate was put on R.L list.

Inter-university challenge concludes
Islamabad: The concluding ceremony of 'Twin Cities Inter-University Challenge' was held here on Friday, says a press release. The event, organised by the Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad, was well attended by students and faculty members of different universities. The event spawned over a fascinating crust of many creative and artistic events, including bilingual declamation contest, 'mushaira,' bilingual story and essay writing competitions, arts competition, photography, singing, drama and video shoot competitions. Agha Nasir was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, he lauded the participation of students in the event and distributed prizes among outstanding students. The News

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UoP admin agree to allow peaceful demos
Peshawar: Administration of University of Peshawar and the students leaders of Mutahida Talbah Mahaz and Pukhtoon Students Federation unanimously on Friday agreed to create peaceful atmosphere at the university campus. Dr Bashir, provost University of Peshawar negotiated with the students' leaders in reference to their demands regarding hostels and both the parties agreed that no outsiders would be allowed to stay within the premises of hostels to avoid disturbing the peaceful environment of the campus. The administration also agreed that the evening students who borrowed their cards from their morning shift friends would be given the opportunity to issue that hostel card in his or her name and reside as a border student. All those evening shift students who are left from hostel facility would be allowed to stay with their friends by simply writing an application to the provost and have the consent of the occupants of those rooms.

The provost Dr Bashir also accept the demand of the student's leaders representing MTM and PSF and assured that withdrawal of police from the hostels would be done phase wise as per administration decision and when the unrest is over. He also assured that any peaceful procession or March would not be interfered as long as it remains peaceful. He, however, asked the parents and guardians of the students to contact the administration for student's demands to keep the peaceful atmosphere intact as some people with nefarious designs were trying to exploit the situation. F.P.Report

Graduation ceremony of Logistics Officers Course held
Kohat: The Graduation Ceremony of Logistics Officers' Basic Course No 0811 was held at School of Logistics, PAF Base, Kohat on Friday. Air Marshal Muhammad Yousaf, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support), Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

While addressing the graduating cadets the Chief Guest said, "I advise you to persevere in your endeavors to channel your energies of head and hot to improve your efficiency and skills. This will prepare you to make significant contribution towards operational preparedness of Pakistan Air Force.

The nation demands nothing less than professional excellence and eminence from each one of you. The tremendous pace of development in military technology makes it obligatory for you to excel in your profession."

Earlier, on arrival at the Base, he was received by Air Vice Marshal Sohail Gul Khan, Air Officer Commanding, Northern Air Command, Pakistan Air Force and Air Commodore Zia-ul-Haque Shamsi, Base Commander PAF Base, Kohat. App

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