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FUMC Convocation 2011
Islamabad, April 21: The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) Convocation 2011 for Foundation University
Medical College (FUMC) was held here on Wednesday at the college auditorium,
President FUI Lt-Gen Hamid Rab Nawaz, HI(M) (r) who is
also the MD of Fauji Foundation, was the chief guest on the occasion. He awarded
medals, merit certificates and degrees to the graduating students. Eighty-five
MBBS graduates were awarded degrees as well as Gold Medals, Silver Medals and
Merit Certificates. They
were also awarded medals for being the Best
FUMC Principal Maj-Gen Dr. Nasim ul Majeed (r)
welcomed the guests and the parents. He presented the university report and
highlighted the progress and academic excellence it has achieved in the past
years which resulted in the constantly increasing number of foreign students in
Dr Rabia Iftkhar Malik was declared the best graduating student for
the year 2010. She made her parents and teachers proud by getting two Gold
Lt-Gen Hamid Rab Nawaz in his address stressed that as the future
doctors all the graduates must practice what they have learned with honesty and
do not forget to help those who really deserve their expertise in the rural
areas. He congratulated all the graduating doctors especially their teachers and
the parents because they are actually responsible for the success of the
FUI Rector Brig Abdul Rahman Bilal, SJ (r) appreciated the role
played by FUMC in the field of medicine and expressed that he is hopeful that it
will become a hub of academic activity in the areas of medicine and other
Merit certificates were given to 115 students, 22 Gold
Medals, 22 Silver Medals, 14 distinctions were awarded to the graduating
students. Rabia Iftkhar Malik was awarded
the 'Best Graduate Student' of
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AIOU workshop from April 25
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan Studies Department has scheduled the workshops
of First Semester for the students of M.Sc Pakistan Studies which are going to
be started from April 25, around the country and would be continued till May
Workshop would be conducted in the regions of Islamabad, Peshawar,
Lahore, DG Khan, Karachi, Mirpur, D.I. Khan, Chitral, Abbottabad, Swat, Multan,
Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Mianwali, Sargodha, Sahiwal,
Chakwal, Sialkot, Jhang and Sukkur, said a press release.
belongs to Muzaffarabad, Gilgit & Skardu have been merged in Islamabad
Region. The students of Zhob have been merged in D.G. Khan, while the students
of Hyderabad, Thatta, Mithi and entire Balochistan excluding Zhob have been
merged in Karachi Region. The students belong to Rahim Yar Khan have been merged
in Bahawalpur while the students of Larkana and Dadu have been merged in Sukkur
Region. The news
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AIOU's new campus in Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim yar khan: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has become the largest educational institute in the
This was claimed by AIOU Vice-Chancellor Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi while
addressing a function on the occasion of setting up of the AIOU new campus in
Rahim Yar Khan here on Wednesday.
He said the AIOU was a distance learning university where a large number of
male and female students were getting education. Dr Sangi said at least 12,000
matric, 16,000 intermediate and 22,000 graduate students were enrolled in the
The vice-chancellor said the AIOU had set aside Rs10 million for the training
programme of 30,000 teachers while a training programme for the quality
education had been started in 12 different districts of the country.
The AIOU was launching a PhD programme in computer sciences from next month
in which foreign teachers would also teach students, he said.
Dr Sangi said a new AIOU campus would be established in Rahim Yar Khan,
adding that Rs58.8 million funds would soon be released in the first phase of
the project. In the second phase, he said, an overseas employees training
institute would also be established.
He said Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani had approved a studio in
Multan and the project would cost Rs53 million. Earlier, Dr Sangi along with MPA
Javed Akbar Dhaloon and AIOU representative Abdul Khaliq Shakir visited the
Government Polytechnic Institute, Government College of Commerce in Chak 72-NP,
Technical Training Centre on Thali Mahatma Road and Agriculture College near Abu
Dhabi Road. Dawn
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NAB moves from RMC hostel building
Rawalpindi: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has
started vacating hostel for female students of Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC)
here on Wednesday. Talking to APP, the Director NAB told that all the
arrangements have been completed to shift the record with utmost care as the
documents are very high profile and important, he added. He said that shifting
process is in progress and the building will be vacated as early as possible.
The building has been shifted in sector G-8, near Ministry of Social Welfare and
Noorie Hospital. It was an empty building, which has been given to NAB to
establish its office there, he confirmed. Dr Muhammad Haroon, chairman YDA
Rawalpindi said a few young doctors on Tuesday went to check whether the
building has been vacated by NAB officials or not, but they found no major signs
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HEC extends deadline for scholarship application
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has extended the
deadline for submission of online application form for batch-7 of "Indigenous
5000 PhD Fellowship Programme" till April 30. The date has been extended to
facilitate the aspiring scholars and all other terms and conditions will remain
the same, said a news release issued here.
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IIU cultural week ends
Islamabad: The 23rd
International Cultural Week at the International Islamic University (IIU),
Female Campus, has ended after three-day celebrations here on Wednesday.
Ambassador of High Commission of Malaysia Dato Ahmad Anwaar Bin Adnan was the
chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony.
Bakhtiar was the guest of honour. President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, Rector Professor
Fateh Muhammad Malik and Director Female Campus Professor Qaiserah Alvi also
attended the event at auditorium in female campus of International Islamic
University. Prizes were given for the cultural stalls, dress show, sports and
other co-curricular activities. China had been declared as the first position
holder in the cultural stalls, dress show and food items as well. Jordan stood
second in food items and Turkey stood third in it. Somalia got second position
in dress show and Kenya got third position in it. Saudi Arabia stood second in
the cultural stalls and Malaysia third. At the national level Punjab stood first
in the cultural stalls and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stood second while
Gilgit-Baltistan stood third. Special prize was given to Afghanistan for their
good performance. Aisha Rasheed was declared as the Best Athlete year 2011.
Faculty of Usuluddin has been declared as the best faculty year 2011.
Prizes for co-curricular activities were also given to the students in various
competitions, which were held as a part of the cultural week.
of Malaysia while giving his comments thanked the university for inviting him to
that prestigious event; it was his very first visit to the university during his
Speaking on the occasion Senator Neelofar Bakhtiar encouraged
students to work for the betterment of the country. President of the university
said that he is proud of the students who have shown zeal and participated
whole-heartedly in the event.
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Education enlightens mind, grooms personality
Islamabad: Brigadier Raheel Ashraf, Director FGEI (C/G) has said that education is not just the
acquisition of a degree or a memorisation of facts and formulas, it is the
enlightenment of the mind, intellect and grooming of personality and character.
"It is essential to develop a consciousness of this all encompassing
scope of education. To achieve this end of education all sorts of material and
mental barriers must be surmounted. Today's world of technology has given rise
to conflicting values, in which an educated person can make a real difference by
distinguishing between good and evil, right and wrong through his critical
abilities," he stated this while addressing the 24th Convocation of Federal
Government Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, Rawalpindi, at the
Salma Masud Auditorium here on Wednesday. The degrees were awarded to the
students of BA/BSc, MA Urdu and MA English for the session 2007-2009. Brigadier
Raheel Ashraf, Director FGEI (C/G) was invited as the chief guest at the
The chief guest stressed upon the students about the immense
responsibility lying on their shoulders. As the carriers of the light of
knowledge, he advised the graduates to share their light with millions of
uneducated and deprived around them. He also advised the teachers to shift their
focus from memorisation to the comprehension of the essential structure of each
subject and to inculcate bold, independent and creative thinking in the students
to meet the challenges of 21st century.
This year 202 students graduated
in arts and 114 in science. Rolls of Honour and Merit Certificates were also
awarded to 13 students of BSc and 17 students of BA, who excelled in board and
university examination. The high achievers, who won distinction in their
respective groups in Punjab University Examination were awarded Rolls of Honour
and Silver Medals included Urooj Tanveer who got 1st position in the college in
MA Urdu, Bushra Saman, who got 1st position in College in BA. Shahrukh Zaheer,
who got 1st position in College in BSc.
This year the proud recipient of
Begum Salma Masud award and Gold Medal were two exceptionally brilliant
students, Warda Naseer (BSc) for academic excellence and Hafsa bint-e-Rafique
was declared the best Urdu speaker.
Earlier in her welcome address
Principal Nasreen Mirza presented a brief synopsis of curricular and
co-curricular activities of the college, giving a detailed resume of the college
performance in board and university examinations during the past three years.
The chief guest gave away medals and certificates to the graduates. He
was presented college insignia by the principal.
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Workshop on human genetics starts at AAUR
Rawalpindi: A three-day workshop on 'SNP Genotyping: Strategies and Applications in Human
Genetics' commenced at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Wednesday. The workshop will continue till April
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), single base pair
mutation at a specific locus, are one of the most common types of genetic
variation that can affect disease susceptibility, diseases development, disease
resistance, response to pathogens, drugs, vaccines etc. SNPs are evolutionarily
conserved and proposed as markers for comparing regions of the genome between
populations, Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) analysis, association studies to
understand causes of complex diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer,
etc. and to provide a genetic fingerprint for use in identity testing. Another
interesting progress in SNP usage is the HapMap project aiming to provide a
minimal set of SNPs to genotype/sequence human genome. SNP analysis has,
therefore, become a standard research approach.
This workshop is designed
to fully benefit from HEC's efforts for providing financial support to impart
latest knowledge of SNP genotyping techniques and data analysis to future
Pakistani molecular geneticists/students. The training sessions, both
theoretical and practical, will enable them to conduct research in human
genetics according to latest trends and be able to publish
PMAS-AAUR Vic Chancellor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Khan was the
chief guest at the inaugural session of the workshop. The chief guest said that
SNP Genotyping and analysis has a great role in identification of disease risk
markers that will ultimately help in diagnosis and treatment. He informed the
gathering that PMAS-AAUR provides a forum for open discussions on the topics of
immediate national concern He said holding of such workshops is very essential
as these provide an opportunity to know about in depth the main issues faced by
our society and give a platform to the learned people to share their knowledge.
He thanked the resource person and eminent scientist who attended the workshop
and come from the different parts of Pakistan.
Dr. Khan also praised the
Higher Education Commission (HEC) for providing financial assistants to arrange
The three-day workshop combines lectures and simulated
demonstrated on different topics including, variations in the human genome,
populations choice as a consideration for genetic analysis study design, SNP
genotyping strategies: PCR based and high-throughput methods, etc.
the practical sessions participants will get hand on experience Primer
designing: manually and web-based, Design of RFLP-PCR & ARMS-PCR for
selected SNPs, PCR amplifications and restriction digestion, Gel electrophoresis
and results analysis of RFLP-PCR & ARMS-PCR experiments besides several
other planned laboratory exercise. Several interactive sessions will be devoted
toward brainstorming of new ideas and thoughts for future research in
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A memorable day for Froebel's graduating class of 2011
Islamabad: It was a memorable celebration for this year's graduating class of 2011 at Froebel's
International School's 75 A level students.
Chief guest HM Naqvi,
award-winning author of 'Home Boy,' had attended Froebel's in the 1980s and 90s.
He has worked in the financial services industry, run a slam venue, and taught
creative writing at Boston University.
Naqvi addressed the graduating
class with an inspiring opening, "Why are we here?" and discussed how Pakistani
citizens jump in when institutions fail: "As you change and become part of the
citizenry in a meaningful way, you need to ask yourself why you are
Hussain and his wife Alia, who also attended Froebel's, found the
event heart-warming. "I like the warm, nurturing vibe here," he said, while Alia
enjoyed Headboy Usman's witty speech about 2011 being the year of "Losing the
World Cup to India, Justin Bieber's improbable rise to fame, and graduating."
Head girl Saleha made a touching tribute infused with humour about growing up
with the nurturing faculty, "from crayons to perfume," amidst the school's
signature red-brick buildings-"our second home." A poignant video tribute
created by the graduating seniors featured a rich blend of Froebelian student
culture-confident, creative, enterprising, and never losing their sense of
"This year's university acceptances include Harvard, Cornell and
Imperial," said the smiling guidance counsellor, Rukhsia Waqas. The event ended
on a celebratory note with plenty of cake, conversation and music.
Tuesday's Rawalpindi Commencement featured chief guest Tarim Wasim, an
ex-Froebelian who has distinguished himself in the Californian corporate world.
Tarim is currently a Director at Hellman and Friedman, a San Francisco-based
global private equity firm.
Froebel's alumnae have included a diverse
array of seasoned professionals including previous Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nawab Malik Amad Khan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, MNA Syed Abdul Qadir Gilani,
inventor Mamoon Tariq Khan, producer Adnan Malik, female footballer Mejzghan
Orakzai and model Sabina Pasha.
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Montessori students present dances, fashion show
Islamabad: Annual Parents Day of the Roots Thematic Montessori, F-10/4, was celebrated with great
enthusiasm here on Tuesday at PNCA. Annual parents day is the day for parents in
which their children's comes up with beautiful and enchanting surprises for
them. For this event the theme, which was adopted throughout the performances,
was 'Peace through Culture Fusion'.
Brazilian Ambassador Alferdo Leoni
was the chief guest of the ceremony and presented football and a book on
'Brazilian Culture and History' to the students to promote the Brazilian
culture, the ceremony was attended by a large number of guests, including
Mushtaq Rasul Chaudhry Managing CEO Roots School System (RSS), Riffat Mushtaq,
founder director of RSS and Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, executive director of RSS,
parents and students. Mona Munir (Counsellor Officer, Brazilian Embassy), Mazhar
Sanjarani (Administration Officer, Brazilian embassy), Col. Suresh Sharma
(Deputy Head of Nepal embassy), Mr. & Mrs. Lawa Subedi (Third Secretary of
Nepal embassy), Deepak Prabhakar Gokulsing (acting head commissioner of
Mauritius embassy) were the guest of honour for the ceremony.
and translation the audience took a virtual tour of the RSS Islamabad
Students of Play Group from Roots Thematic Montessori presented a
welcome rhyme that is 'I love You....' that was dedicated to the chief guest.
This rhyme was sung in four different languages that are Portuguese, Spanish,
English and Urdu. Than a ballet dance performance was presented by the little
ballerina's from advance and junior Montessori. Ballet is a formalised kind of
Next was the Capoieria - Brazilian Performance
presented by Montessori students. Capoieria is a Brazilian art form that
combines elements of marital art, sports and music.
Students of Advance
Montessori performed on Boogie Woogie Rhyme that depicted their love for the
animals and it holds great fascination simply because they are other living
creatures doing things like them. Advance Montessori students presented a
purposeful performance on the community helpers. Young Rootsians champs in the
act of Football dance performance presented 'Waka Waka' song that captivated the
hearts of everyone present there. Than a melodious voice from Bengal, Nawshen
Tabasum from Advance Montessori presented a solo performance of Bengali Song.
Students from advance Montessori presented dance performances, that were merged
together folkdances of different countries which were Mexican hat dance, famous
tango dance of Argentina, Brazilian samba dance and this glorious performance
ended with the folk dance of five Pakistani regional dances. Mardigras is a day
of Brazilian carnival, when people dress up, have parade, dance and etc.
Montessori students presented a marvellous Brazilian Carnival extravaganza.
Students also performed on a Unity Song - We are the World.
students and all the staff of RSS have promulgated a unique show capturing the
styles of Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Pakistan. Montessori students performed
an exquisite journey of fashion variations and the theme for this fashion show
was "Peace through culture fusion".
Earlier in his welcome speech Faisal
Mushtaq, executive director/Student Counsellor of the RSS said today, Roots has
completed its 23 glorious and proud years of academic excellence and overall
achievement, so congratulations to all who are a part of this great Institution
and have made it possible to make us go this far. He said our aim is to provide
each student the opportunity to achieve his academic and personal best within an
International educational environment that encourages leadership, character, and
community service, actively embraces cultural diversity, and acknowledges and
accommodates the individual needs of students. He also praised the efforts of
Safia Farooqi, regional headmistress, Regional Office Staff for their support,
Sumaira Tanveer, Montessori Branch head and her dedicated team members for their
contributions to make this event successful.
Addressing the audience
chief guest appreciated the outstanding performances of the Roots Montessori
Students and extended his heartiest congratulations to the students, their
parents and teachers of Roots School System.
When the children of
Montessori are promoting to class I, it is complete transition for them.
Therefore, to honour the children, Roots arranged a graduation ceremony for them
and later, chief guest gave away shields and certificates to the Montessori
graduates and all the young performers who really make this event lively by
their stunning performances. He also gave awards to teachers, coordinators and
management staff members. In the end, RSS director presented mementos to the
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Peshawar: The Peshawar region Rootsians from Montessori to 'O' level were awarded for their brilliant
results for the academic session 2010-11 on Wednesday.
The awards were
presented to 260 students at a ceremony attended by students and their parents.
Deeba Nazeer, the head of the Roots School System in Peshawar region, presented
a report on the achievements of students in 2010.
Awards were distributed
among students, teachers, coordinators, branch head and management staff
members. In the category of all-rounder pupil award, 25 students were honoured
for their performance.
In the category of academic excellence awards,
seven students were awarded. A total of 28 pupils were also awarded for their
outstanding performance. Up to 46 students were awarded in the category of
commendable efforts in academics. Director Roots School System Faisal Mushtaq
greeted the parents and wished their children a bright future. The chief guest,
Qazi Muhammad Asad Khan, KP minister for higher education, praised the Roots
students for brilliance. The news
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