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Killing of student in road accident: Students block IJ Principal Road for over two hours
Islamabad, April 16: The students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Wednesday blocked IJ Principal Road near Faizabad for more than
two hours to protest killing of their fellow Fahim Haider, a 3rd Year student of
Federal Government College of Commerce (FGCC) H-8, in a road accident on Tuesday
in the limits of Bhara Kahu Police Station.
About 200 students
participated in the protest. They were holding placards inscribed with slogans
demanding arrest of the killer of Fahim. A heavy contingent of police was
present on this occasion to avert any untoward incident.
a student of FGCC and an eyewitness of the accident, told this scribe that
Haider was overrun by the van when the conductor pushed him out of it.
The driver and conductor of the van escaped from the place of occurrence
in connivance with the police, said Ashfaq, another student. The students said
Bhara Kahu Police after registering the case only took the van into their
custody but did not arrest the driver and conductor allegedly involved in the
incident. They alleged that the police had information about the whereabouts of
the accused but so far they had made no efforts to arrest them.
demanded that the police arrest the accused immediacy otherwise they would
prolong their protest. They said a number of students had been hit or overrun by
the speeding vehicles in such incidents but the authorities had turned a blind
eye to this issue.
The students said they would end their protest when
the station house officer (SHO) of Bhara Kahu Police station would come to the
place of their protest and assure them of the arrest of the accused on immediate
basis. But Deputy Superintendent of Police Zubair Sheikh convinced them that he
would order the SHO to meet them and arrest the people involved in killing of
The commuters badly suffered due to long blockade of the road.
They strongly criticised the district administration for not settling the issue
for a long time. "It was the responsibility of the administration to talk to
infuriated students and assure them of the arrest of the driver," they said. Daily Times
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World Book and Copyright Day on April 23
Islamabad: World Book and Copyright Day will be observed on April 23 to
pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors, encouraging people to discover the
pleasure of reading.
Different literary organisations will arrange
activities to promote book reading culture and remember those who have made
irreplaceable contributions to social and cultural progress.
marks the anniversary of the birth or death of a range of well-known writers,
including Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Maurice Druon, Inca Garcilaso de la
Vega, Haldor Kiljan Laxness, Manuel Mej!a Vallejo, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla
and William Shakespeare.
The day is remembered to pay tribute to books,
the authors who wrote them and the copyright laws that protect them.
World Book and Copyright Day increase people's understanding of and adherence to
copyright laws and other measures to protect intellectual copyright.
book reading habit should be developed at the early age which will not only
enhance the creative skills of children but also help in character building,"
said Khalil-ur-Rehman, a professor of a local college.
Each year the
World celebrates World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. This day, formalized
by a resolution adopted in 1995 by the 28th session on the General Conference of
Unesco, seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual
property through copyright. IPA is one of the main partners in this
international celebration of books, authors, and copyright. The News
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AAUR students show talent in competitions
Rawalpindi: With the aim to diversify the creative and artistic skills of
students, competitions in different categories were held on Wednesday at Pir
Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) in connection
with the ongoing students' week.
Debate: The topic for Punjabi
declamation contest was "Saara Fasad Hi Mobile Phone Da Hai" (Cellphone is the
bone of contention). Mehwish Aslam, Prof Saeed Ahmad and Prof Abass Ali judged
the debaters' performance. PMAS-AAUR Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood
Khan was chief guest on the occasion.
The contesters expressed their
views on advantages and disadvantages of cellphone. Both the audience and judges
applauded their performances. Umer Shiekh, Sumera Ashfaq and Rana Junaid stood
first, second and third respectively.
In his address, the VC said
debaters could prove their capabilities in every respect of life through
argumentation and acquired knowledge. Debate makes a man rational and a rational
man can make an easy way in leading a peaceful life for himself as well for
others in the society, he added.
He termed the competition a healthier
exercise for the students, as it not only enhanced their knowledge but also
developed abilities. He asked the PMAS-AAUR Literary Club to continue organising
such activities in future at all levels. He advised the students not to shirk
hard work for and opt for short cut.
Flowers arrangement: The university
also organised a flower arrangement competition in two categories. Mehwish Asalm
evaluated the students' performance as judge.
Ayesha Humayun took lead in
fresh flower arrangement competition while leaving Shaline Komal at second slot.
In dry flowers arrangement competition, Waqas Aslam and Shumail Manzoor clinched
first and second positions respectively.
Poster, documentary: Eleven
students participated in the poster-making competition, for which the theme was
"Aksy Khushboo". Muhammad Azeem Iqbal was judge of the event, who declared
Marium Aftab, Fakhra Nazir and Rashid secured first, second and third position
The theme for the production of documentary contest
was "Dreams Come True at PMAS-AAUR". Waqar Ahmad won the documentary
competition, in which Nabeel Khan remained runner-up. Daily Times
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Teachers protest against dismissal of 1500 colleagues
D I KHAN: Hundereds of people and affected Teachers staged a
protest in front of Dera Press Club against the dismissal of 1,500 Teachers as
per decision made by the Standing Committee for Elementary and Secondary
Education of Provincial Assembly. They were holding play cards and banners
containing their demands. Due to their protest , Trafic was blocked for about 30
minutes. They raised a slogan against the exciter of Standing Committee M PA
Sardar Israrullah Khan Gandapur and Murid Shah Kazim.
The protest was specially
attended by the District Nazim Haji Abdur- Rauf Khan. Addressing to a huge
gathering Teachers has said , It is economic murder of 1,500 familes. Some
political masses , for their own purposes trying to do this shamful act and we
condemned it. While addressing to the huge gathering of people Distt-Nazim said
we have full sympathy with the Teachers and fully condemned the decision of
their dismissal. He said , some very infuencial people are behind this decision
and they do not want that the people of this area are employed. He emplosized
are Provincial Governamint should take back its decision otherwise it will ruin
future of hundereds of Teachers. F.P Report
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PU upset LUMS Lahore to reach HEC Men's TT semi-finals
Peshawar: Punjab University upset LUMS Lahore to reach
into the semi-finals of the HEC Inter-University Men's Table Tennis Championship
being played here at Campus Gymnasium on Wednesday. The players of Punjab
comprising Shahzab Raza, Fahim Raza and Muhammad Danish faced tough resistance
against LUMS Lahore team. LUMS's top seeded Ahmad failed to click against Shazab
Raza in the first singles but later on in the reverse singles he defeated Fahim
in straight sets. In the first singles Shahzab Raza beat Ahmad by 12-10, 11-6,
7-11, 11-7 and 14-12. There were excellent spin serve and smashes exhibited by
both Shahzab Raza and Ahmad.
In the second singles Fahim Raza beat Zain by 11-8,
11-5 and 11-6 while Muhammad Danish beaten by Zeeshan in straight sets to make
2-1. After Danish victory Ahmad also won the set to make it 2-2. In the last and
fifth set Shahzab Raza beat Zeeshan by 3-0, the score was 12-10, 14-12 and 11-8.
In the second quarter-final Karachi University defeated Agriculture University
Peshawar by 3-0. In the first singles Karam Khan faced tough resistance against
Saifullah by 12-10, 11-8 and 11-6, Ahmar defeated Imdad Khan by 11-7, 11-4, 11-6
while in the last singles Mubashir beat Alamgir by 3-0, the score was 11-6, 11-7
and 11-8. In the other match Agriculture Faisalabad beat University of Peshawar
by 3-1. Wahid of UoP beat Zain of Agri University Faisalabad by 3-0, the score
was 11-7, 11-8 and 11-8. In the other singles Ali, Zain and Asif secured
victories against Wahid, Sarfaraz and Jehanzeb to move into the semi-finals.
Comsats University Islamabad had a bye before defeating AJK in the
quarter-finals and took berth into the semi-final. Nowshera Punjab University
will face Comsats Islamabad in the first semi-final and defending champion
Karachi will clash against Agriculture University Faisalabad in the second
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