Inter-university bilingual debate competition
Students exhibit talent in debate, essay contests
Islamabad, April 27: An inter-university bilingual debate competition was held Tuesday at the Islamabad
campus of Preston University.
Students from Hamdard University,
International Islamic University, SZABIST, Iqra University, Wish University and
Preston University, Islamabad, Kohat and Peshawar campuses participated in the
In English Debate, Syed Shan Junaid from SZABIST, Islamabad
grabbed 1st position. Second position was bagged by Amber Malik from the
International Islamic University, Islamabad while Tahreem Gul from WISH
University secured third position in the competition.
In the Urdu Debate
competition Rimsha Mehmoob from International Islamic University, Islamabad, won
the first position. Junaid Tariq of SZABIST, Islamabad stood second while
Javaria Sami of Hamdard University was declared third.
distribution ceremony for awarding prizes to first, second and third position
holders of the Essay Writing Competition was also held on Tuesday. Students of
Iqra University, Hamdard University, Fatima Jinnah Women University and Preston
University participated in the competition.
In the Essay Writing
Competition, Sarah Farid of Iqra University grabbed first position. The second
position was awarded to Maria Javed of Preston University, Peshawar campus. Uzma
Aleena from WISH, Islamabad and Jawad Hassan from Preston University, Islamabad,
shared the third position.
Preston University Chancellor Dr. Abdul
Basit, who was the chief guest on the occasion, distributed prizes among the
position-holders of bilingual debate and essay writing
Addressing the winners of both competitions, he said that
performances of the students particularly those who won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
positions were truly remarkable. He congratulated the winners on their
achievement and also for winning laurels for their respective institutions.
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'Spring Splash 2011'
A weeklong festivity organised by the Preston
University, comprising several inter-university competitions, kicked off in
Islamabad on Monday. The events of the first day included badminton and table
tennis competitions at the Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.
the inaugural ceremony, Preston University Chancellor Dr. Abdul Basit said that
Preston University has always attached immense significance to co-curricular and
extra curricular activities. "It has done so, with the expressed intent of
providing its students an opportunity to employ their energies productively, not
only on the academic front, but also in other equally important areas," he
He said that the inter-university competitions organised by the
Preston University provide the students' community of the country a unique
opportunity to unleash their talents in activities other than education. "All
sports activities ensure physical fitness that is required to excel in every
sphere of life," he said.
He called upon the students' community of
Pakistan to focus on sports and other extra curricular activities, besides
education, so that they could ensure rounding off their personalities and emerge
as successful people in their practical life and career.
On the occasion,
he also profoundly appreciated the efforts of those at Preston University, who
have worked incessantly and tirelessly to put together this grand weeklong
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Rootsians get over $100m scholarships
Rawalpindi: The students of Roots School System, DHA Phase-I Campus, have obtained scholarships
amounting to over $100 million for four years of undergraduate studies, and
approximately $60,000 for summer placements in top universities of the world,
says a press release issued here on Tuesday.
RSS Director Khadija Mushtaq
stated this while addressing a press conference to announce excellent results
obtained by its 'A' Level students in connection with upcoming annual High
Achievers Award Ceremony.
She said, "This year, our students have gained
coveted acceptance offers from top universities including Harvard, Yale, Oxford,
U Penn, Williams College, Johns Hopkins, TUFTS, Duke and Brown. We have
established a reputation for successfully gaining top Ivy League and Oxbridge
universities acceptances, and this year was no different."
Ibrahim was outstanding, gaining acceptance offers from Harvard, Yale and
Dartmouth, all on $62,000 scholarship per annum for 4 years. Waleed Chaudhry
from Brown on $60,000 scholarship, Dure Aziz Amna from Yale on $54,000
scholarship, Rehman Shukr received offers from U Penn, Cornell and John Hopkins
on $55,000 scholarship, Hassan Kiani from Oxford University, Shizza Fatima from
John Hopkins on $50,000 scholarship, Talal Javais Qadri from Duke on $60,000
scholarship, Abdur Rehman from Tufts on $52,000 scholarship, Hamza Farrukh from
Williams College on $52,000 scholarship, Mahnum Shahzad from Richmond on $54,000
scholarship, Ibrahim Omer Khan from St. Lawrence on $54,000 scholarship.
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FGGMS students excel in scholarship exam
Islamabad: The students of Federal Government Girls Model School (FGGMS) G-9/3, clinched top seven
positions in the 'Middle Standard Scholarship Examination' conducted by the
Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE).
Government Girls Model School (FGGMS), G-9/3, maintained a historical record by
obtaining seven top positions and 17 scholarships among all the model and
federal government colleges.
This year, Middle Standard Scholarship
Examination was conducted by FBISE for the first time and the results were
announced on April 18.
According to the FBISE results, Bushra Farid of
FGGMS, G-9/3, secured first position with 378 marks out of 400.
Sabrina Rana and Laiba Atta-ir-Rehman of the same college got second position
with 371 marks. Saba Bashir obtained third position with 369 marks. Moreover,
fourth, fifth and sixth positions were secured by Maria Malik, Marium Pervaiz
and Aneeqa Shamim of the same college, securing 368, 367, and 366 marks
19 students of Federal Government Girls Model School
(FGGMS) G-9/3 appeared in the Middle Standard Scholarship Examnation. All the
students of the school passed the exams with A+ Grade and the overall result
remained 100 per cent. The GPA of the school remained 6.
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Only 20% of 800 destroyed schools rebuilt in Hazara
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was informed on Tuesday that though the Earthquake
Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) had demolished 800 school
buildings in Hazara division after the October 8, 2005 earthquake but very few
of them had been rebuilt to date.
In support of a question posed by the
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl lawmaker Mufti Kifayatullah from Mansehra, almost all
public representatives from Hazara division spoke one by one and said that in
collusion with some army high-ups the construction company even demolished
school buildings that weren't damaged in the earthquake as under the contract a
million rupees was allotted for the demolition of the building.
accused the construction firm of shifting the materials from the demolished
schools that was worth millions of rupees. Besides Mufti Kifayatullah, PML-N
MPAs Javed Abbasi and Sardar Aurangzeb Nalotha, PML-Q lawmaker Qalandar Lodhi
and independent MPA Habib-ur-Rehman Tanoli spoke on the issue during the
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Schools and Literacy
Sardar Hussain Babak said the government was planning to rebuild these schools
in phases as reconstruction of all schools at one time would need huge amount of
money. However, he said that neither the public representatives nor the local
people had raised their voice against the then army generals for demolishing the
non-damaged school buildings. "The previous provincial government had also not
objected to the irregularities in the name of reconstruction of schools in
Hazara division," he added.
Javed Abbasi said they had raised the issue
for the fourth time on the assembly floor but no solid reply or surety was given
by the government for taking action against those who were involved in this
dirty practice. He said that 54 schools were demolished in Abbottabad district
but only 20 percent work had been done to date, forcing the schoolchildren to
sit under the open sky or to go to other schools located far away.
provincial assembly was told that 249 schools in the provincial assembly
constituency (PK-55 Mansehra) were damaged as result of the 2005 earthquake but
only 91 schools had been rebuilt while 64 were still under
Lawmaker Qalandar Lodhi said that about 800 schools in six
districts of quake-hit Hazara division had been demolished. He claimed most
schools were deliberately demolished for minting money as the contractors were
awarded one million rupees contract for demolishing a school building. Habibur
Rehman Tanoli said that the contractors had even shifted the valuable material
from the demolished buildings.
In reply to another query, the provincial
education minister said the mosque or Maktab schools would be converted into
primary schools for which budget would be allocated in the upcoming annual
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Elders demand repair of school
Miramshah: Tribal elders here asked the government to repair the dilapidated building of a local school
in Miramshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, on Tuesday.
The elders said that the building of the Government High School in
Miramshah was crumbling, posing threat to the lives of hundreds of students
sitting on the floor.
They said repair work had not been carried out
since establishment of the school. The elders said the school lacked science
laboratory, library, clean drinking water, furniture and electricity. They said
there were cracks in the walls and roofs.
They complained that a taxi
stand had been set up near the school, disturbing the peaceful educational
environment. When contacted, an official of the Agency Education Officer said
the government had been providing funds for the repair of the projects under
maintenance and repair (M&R) but these were being spent on the security
arrangements. The news
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