Jinnah College for Women convocation | Dr Ishratul Ibad Institute
86 graduates receive degrees
Peshawar, April 30: Eighty-six
students were awarded degrees and another three were given medals for their
outstanding performance at the annual convocation of the Jinnah College for
Women, University of Peshawar, on Friday.
University of Peshawar
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan was the chief guest on the occasion.
Earlier scheduled at the Aga Khan Auditorium, the convocation venue was later
shifted to the sports ground of the college.
Though the number of the
degree recipients was less than 100, the principal of the college, Prof Dr
Neelofar Zeb Arbab, managed to prolong the function through heer unnecessarily
long speech "It was actually not a speech but a mere presentation of the 24-page
annual report," said a university teacher.
Hard copies of the report had
already been distributed among all the participants. One novel move in the
ceremony was the conferring of the medals on the outstanding students through
their parents. The parents were invited to the stage and asked to confer medals
on their wards themselves, a move that won applause from the audience.
Prof Neelofar Zeb in her speech said the convocation was the best way to
showcase the achievements of the students of the Jinnah College, which had been
declared the best institution of the province for 2010 for the 10th consecutive
Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan praised the efforts and hard work of
students and staff of the college. He said even though this part of the country
was badly hit by terrorism and unrest, the academic activities at the higher
level had not been affected. He said besides their excellent academic record,
the Jinnah College students had achieved several distinctions in the
extra-curricular activities, which was a matter of pride for the university.
Talat Jan, who was declared the best student, secured the first position
for the fourth consecutive year. She was awarded two gold medals, one each by
the University of Peshawar and Jinnah College for Women along with cash prizes.
Sidra Pervaiz and Sameera Salim were awarded silver medals for clinching second
position in the university in BA and BSc examinations,
Talat Jan proved her brilliance by securing top position in
the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and the University of Peshawar
examinations for four consecutive years. She was awarded two gold medals and a
token cash prize at the 20th annual convocation of the Jinnah College for Women
here on Friday.
Currently studying at the Political Science Department
of the University of Peshawar, Talat Jan wants to appear in the Central Superior
Services (CSS) examination after completion of her master degree. "I want to do
CSS after MA and join the District Management Group," she said.
She attributed her success to her own hard work, guidance of
teachers and prayers of her parents. She paid glowing tributes to the Jinnah
College for Women, which according to her, was a perfect institution from all
aspects. The teachers at the college are the best and other facilities are
excellent, she remarked.
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Students protest colleague's killing
Mardan: Hundreds of students on Friday staged a protest against the killing of a fellow student by
the police the previous day and blocked the road for three hours.
students of Government Postgraduate College in Mardan while chanting slogans
against the local administration and the police damaged hoardings and billboards
to give vent to their anger. Sources said that a first-year student Attaullah,
resident of Tambulak village, was going to Sawaldher on his motorbike along with
his friends Murad Ali Shah and Hamid Ali Shah, both residents of Sawaldher on
Thursday when the police signalled them to stop.
The sources said that an
assistant sub-inspector allegedly opened fire on them when they did not stop. As
a result, Attaullah died on the spot while the other two sustained injuries. The
police, the sources said, were reluctant to register the first information
report (FIR), which angered the relatives and fellows of the slain student
belonging to the Insaf Students Federation, the students' wing of the Pakistan
District Police Officer Zeeshan Raza, when contacted said that the police had received information that an alleged
proclaimed offender, Murad Ali Shah wanted by the police in several cases was
passing through the area along with his companions on a motorbike near the
Sawaldher police checkpost. He said the police signalled them to stop but the
bike riders allegedly opened fire on the police officials. The news
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First batch of Dr Ishratul Ibad Institute completes BDS training
Karachi: The first batch of Dr Ishratul Ibad Institute of Oral and
Dental Health Sciences, comprising 50 students, has successfully completed their
Bachelors course in Dental Surgery (BDS). Vice Principal of the Institute Dr
Mirza Mohammad Shakir on Friday said the students have been assigned house-job
responsibilities at the dental hospital of the institute. He said the institute,
a component of Dow University of Health Sciences, on completion of its second
year, was allowed to grant admissions to 100 students in its following academic
sessions. "It was on the basis of its performance," said Dr Shakir. The
strategy, he said, has helped country to meet its needs for dental surgeons as
well as dental technicians and dental hygienists. The institute, he said is also
the only institute in the country where post graduation level training is being
imparted in both dentistry related clinical sciences as well as in basic dental
sciences. The dental hospital of the institute is also providing quality dental
care treatment facilities at extremely subsidised rates and often free to those
in need, said Dr Shakir. app
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Medical students boycott exam
Hyderabad: The students of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences boycotted examination on Friday following exchange
of hot words between teachers and students, who were caught red-handed using
unfair means, according to university officials.
took place at the bio-chemistry department, which led to boycott after police
briefly detained the two students.
The other students sitting in the examination centre boycotted the paper to
express solidarity with the two students and ransacked the centre.
The enraged students then held a demonstration at the gate of the campus but
no responsible officer turned up there to pacify them.
This added to the anger and the students left the gate, staged a sit-in on
the Indus Highway and burnt tyres to block traffic.
Fayaz Rajpar, Mehboob Noonari and other protesting students said that a heavy
contingent of police had been deployed in the university without any reason to
They alleged that the teachers of bio-chemistry department had falsely
accused the two students of copying because of their personal enmity.
They said that police had tortured the students and aimed guns at them which
forced them to boycott the paper.
Jamshoro Additional DPO Khawar Shaikh later held negotiations with students
and persuaded them to call off the protest.
Later, the students met the university registrar, Mohammad Saleh Rajar,
director of academic Prof Shafi Mohammad Jatoi and director of students affairs,
Dr Murtaza Dayo.
The registrar said that no student was arrested and stressed that no student
would be allowed to use unfair means in examination. A committee would be
appointed to investigate the matter, he said.
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Draft bill for HEC awaits CM's approval: minister
Larkana: Draft bill for the establishment of higher
education commission in Sindh had been sent to Sindh chief minister for approval
after which it would be placed (for debate) in upcoming session of Sindh
Assembly, said Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro here on
Speaking at a briefing about Shaheed Benazir Bhutto
Medical University (SBBMU) at the Chandka Medical College, the minister said
that the law department had prepared the draft which would be brought into the
assembly session likely to be held in next 10 days.
"We are capable of constituting, controlling and running such a body (for
higher education)," he remarked.
SBBMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Akbar Haider Soomro said that (hitherto
federally-held) HEC managers had agreed to release the first instalment of Rs1
billion to the nascent medical university. They informed the university on
Friday m about the release of Rs600 million out of Rs1 billion, he said.
The university managers had submitted to the HEC a PC-I (project cost) of
Rs5.2 billion to initiate the project but the commission had showed its
inability to provide the amount, said the minister.
Then the federal government asked the Sindh government to meet the
university's financial demands till the HEC was set up at provincial level, he
The VC complained to the minister that the government had given physical
possession of 220 acres land on the Airport road to the university
administration but the matter over final mutation of the land still remained
Larkana District Coordination Officer Abdul Aleem Lashari said that the
university would have to pay Rs14.3 million to the government as per an
agreement to become owner of the allocated land.
The participants of the meeting said that if the Sindh government could
provide land free of cost to the Quaid-i-Awam University of Engineering, Science
and Technology to set up a campus in Larkana then why it could not do the same
for the SBBMU.
The minister dismissed the complaints and said all issues would be settled
The meeting was told that even after a passage of three years, the SBBMU had
no Senate, which should have been constituted in accordance with Article 16(1)
and 8 of the ordinance under which the university had been established.
The minister replied that the proposal for the composition of the Senate was
being vetted and the forum would be formed within a fortnight. He blamed
previous management of the SBBMU for the three-year delay in constitution of the
The vice-chancellor said that Sindh government's move to sanction 100 seats
of house-job doctors of Ghulam Mohammed Mahar Medical College, Sukkur, would
help enhance training facilities for fresh medical graduates.
An official of the Sukkur Electric Supply Company informed the meeting that
an independent power feeder would be installed for the SBBMU soon, which would
supply power to the university from an under-construction 132KV gird station to
be completed in December. Dawn
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Bilal Idrees Allawala elected PSA president at University of Wisconsin
Madison: The Pakistani Students Association (PSA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday,
April 27th 2011, elected its Executive Board for 2011-2012. Bilal Idrees
Allawala was elected as the President of the organisation.
the PSA was re-founded in March 2009 after discontinuity of more than seven
years. From having only 12 students enrolled as members in only two years, the
PSA expanded its membership to more than 130 students and faculty members. Bilal
Allawala served as the founding chairman of PSA. The PSA elects its Executive
Board every April for a one-year term. For term 2011-2012, Bilal Allawala won
the elections with 61 percent votes.
The PSA provides a cultural,
educational and political link to Pakistan for students and faculty of
UW-Madison and the community at large. By serving as a body of information, the
PSA seeks to exhibit Pakistan and its people in true spirit. It aims to provide
a platform where Pakistani and non-Pakistani individuals can learn from each
other, in a comfortable and cordial atmosphere. It also exhibits the soft side
of Pakistan by celebrating culture and society in Madison, Wisconsin. The news
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