Sihala Police Training College Americans presence
Police restricted lawyers entry into Sihala College
Rawalpindi, Dec 20: A large number of lawyers of the Rawalpindi
Division Saturday reached Sihala Police Training College to probe the presence
of Black Water in the training centre, however, over 1,000 police officials
restricted their entrance in the college premises.
Upon this enraged
lawyers have decided to stage a big rally against the Black Water on January 5,
2010 in front of the Parliament House. A large number of well equipped
Rawalpindi and Islamabad police officials cordoned off the whole area to stop
lawyers' entry into the college.
Lawyers hardly reached at the main gate
of the training centre and succeeded in breaking the lock of the main gate, but
the police did not allow them to enter the college premises. Both lawyers and
police exchanged hot words and were seen pushing and pulling each other on the
All gates of the Sihala Police College Training Centre were
closed for the lawyers.
Lawyers raised slogans against America and the
college management. Hundreds of lawyers from Rawalpindi Division reached the
District Courts, Rawalpindi, on Saturday. Lawyers observed full day strike in
the District Courts, Rawalpindi. They appeared from District Courts, Rawalpindi,
in a big rally and reached Sihala Police College Training Centre at 11:20 a.m.
They were displaying national flag on their cars raising slogans against the
presence of Black Water in the sensitive areas of the country.
on Jhelum Road, Airport Road, Sihala Road and Kutchery Road remained block for
one hour because of lawyers' rally. Motorists plying on the road faced great
difficulties. Several lawyers spoke on the occasion against the presence of
Black Water in the country.
Rawalpindi Bar Association President Taufiq
Asif in his address at Sihala Police Training College said that there are
several Americans present in the centre, therefore, the management of the centre
is not allowing them to enter the premises. Commandant of the Sihala Training
Center promised to provide full information, he said.
He said that a
large number of Rawalpindi and Islamabad police officials cordoned off the whole
area to stop them at the training centre, which proves presence of Black Water
here. How they could afford Black Water in this sensitive area near Kahuta plant
adding the government should expel Black Water from the country otherwise they
have to face reaction.
Lawyers from the country would gather in District
Bar, Rawalpindi, to stage a rally outside Parliament House against the Black
Water on January 5, 2010, he said.
SP Sihala Police College Pervez Ahmed
said that lawyers had not informed the management for their
programme. A large number of lawyers were present outside training centre
raising slogans and making speeches, but they didn't approached the management
for seeking permission to enter in the jurisdiction of the centre, he said.
He also said that police have not used any kind of force against lawyers
on the occasion. Traffic remained standstill in Sihala for about two hours
during rally of the lawyers. Traffic wardens tried to divert traffic flow to
some other alternative routes, but badly failed. The news
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FDE announced schedule of winter vacations
Islamabad: Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has announced
schedule of the winter vacations in all the educational institutions under its
According to the schedule all schools and
colleges of federal capital would remain closed from December 25 to January 3
for 10 days and reopen on January 4. Daily times
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Book reading habits
Islamabad: With revolution in Information Technology, the book reading habits are changing among the students,
as most of them depend on the computer and Internet facility for their study.
The fact that libraries may now be spending a much lower proportion of
their total budgets on books than in the past is not necessarily a cause of
Shahid Khan, a lecturer at AIOU's Journalism Department said
that with the revolution in technology, the reading habits are changing
across the globe. "In our country, there was a culture of reading books even if
electricity was not available and people used to read books under streetlights
or candlelight. "However it has been noticed that book reading is becoming
obsolete and CD, DVD, and Internet culture is becoming more and more popular,"
He said our country, too, has entered the digital age and the
emergence of more and more traditional media has weakened the bond between the
book and its readers. However, it is imperative to realise the importance of
Najeeb, a student at NUML, said, "We cannot blame only the
digitised era for this declining trend in book reading, rather there are several
significant issue including lack of public libraries, writing competitions and
encouragement at school level to read books other than course books.
Israr Ahmed, a student said that most of the libraries do not have
the latest books and other material for reading, so students depend on the
Internet and avoid visiting libraries. He said the concerned authorities should
take steps in this regard and provide all the latest books to the students.
The National Book Foundation (NBF) in this regard is endeavouring to
promote the book reading culture in the country. According to an NBF official,
their efforts are yielding positive results, as the number of book readers has
increased in the recent years.
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Degrees awarded to graduates
Islamabad: One hundred and one graduates of the Shifa
College of Medicine and Shifa College of Nursing were conferred upon degrees
during a joint convocation of the two educational institutions governed by Shifa
Foundation at the Bahria University's campus.
Of the 77 students
appeared in the final MBBS examination, 2009, 76 remained successful, while 24
of the 33 students passed the final BSc Nursing examination, 2009.
Khaliq secured the first position in the MBBS examination with 76.94 per cent
marks. The second and third positions were clinched by girls, Nilofar Ahmed with
75.06 per cent marks and Tayyaba Jamil with 73.78 per cent marks respectively.
In the BSc Nursing examination, all the three top positions went to
boys. Fakhrul Islam was the topper with 85 per cent marks, followed by Ashfaq
Ahmed with 83.6 per cent marks and Rafiq Ahmed with 83.2 per cent marks.
Professor Dr Naeem Aon Jafarey, former vice chancellor of Ziauddin
Medical University, gave away prizes, medals and degrees to the position
It was the seventh convocation of the Shifa College of Medicine
and third of the Shifa College of Nursing.
Dr. Jafarey congratulated the
graduates and urged them to serve humanity. "You have taken the oath to dedicate
your life to the service of humanity. This is a great responsibility, which is
difficult, but very rewarding both in this life and the life hereafter. I hope
you will discharge your professional duties with conscious and honour, and keep
improving your knowledge with latest know-how available in the medical field,"
On the occasion, Rector of Bahria University Admiral (r) Haroon
said that medical field had witnessed great improvements in the last decades due
to progress of medical technology. He said medical inventions had paved the way
for improved diagnostic techniques, adding manipulation of chemicals and
minerals had also resulted in cure of many previously incurable diseases.
"Medical manipulations have led to control and in some cases,
eradication of many dangerous diseases. We are reaching a stage where doctors
are able to implant computerised chips into patients to enable them to monitor
chronic conditions minute by minute from miles away," he said.
young medical graduates to apply knowledge learnt while performing professional
duties and contribute to ongoing research and development in medical science.
In his address, Prof Dr Muhammad Amin, the dean of Shifa College of
Medicine and Shifa College of Nursing, said as the nation had to pool its
strength and resources together to meet current difficult times, doctors also
needed to contribute their share of knowledge and expertise to efforts underway
for improving situation.
"We, the doctors and nurses, need to combine
technical expertise with a healing orientation. Apparently, these are two
contradictory demands. A technical orientation is characterised by scientific
clarity, emotional elusiveness, emotional entanglement and a generality of
A technical expert works under a well-defined business contract, while
a healer responds to appeal, transcending the nature of a business venture."
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FM radio facility for NUML students
Rawalpindi: Rector National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Prof Dr Abdul Aziz has said that the
University has launched an FM radio for the entertainment of audience besides
updating its students regarding various educational programmes.
teachers of the University will regularly present programmes on the radio at the
frequency 104.6, he said.
Head of FM Radio Haroon
Jafari said we should avail the facility of radio for human welfare and
morality, adding that the technology provided to FM is sufficient but it should
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Flower Show at PMAS-AAUR
Rawalpindi: A two-day colourful 'Chrysanthemum & Autumn
Flower Show' opened here Saturday at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture
University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) with an aim to offer advanced techniques in
the field of growing and production for the promotion of floriculture.
The show has been organised by AAUR's Department of Horticulture in
collaboration with Pakistan Horticultural Society that is expected to provide a
platform to growers, researchers and buyers to share their experience in the
field of floriculture.
The institutes that participated in various
categories of the show included Islamabad Club, Allama Iqbal Open University,
Fatima Jinnah Women University, CMH Rawalpindi, AFIP Rawalpindi, Air Force
Headquarters and AAUR.
Flower arrangement and cut flower categories
caught the attention of the visitors soon after the start of the show that
proved to be an attractive event for people from all age groups and walks of
life. Around 20 participants took part in the flower arrangement and 15 in the
cut flower categories from different colleges, schools and institutes, and also
on individual level. Artistic arrangements were displayed in a beautiful manner
under this section.
Prof Dr Sarwat Naz Mirza, Dean Faculty of Forestry,
Range & Wildlife Management, said while inaugurating the show that
chrysanthemum is a highly sensitive flower specie and gets mature for only 20-30
days between the months of November and December after intensive caring for a
Prof Dr Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi said around half a million
people are expected to attend the show that would provide them with some
advanced techniques of growing flowers even at a very small scale.
student, Nosheen Ahmad, said it is a healthy activity and she was pleased to see
hundreds of shades of chrysanthemum. She said the bamboo decor and neatly laid
rows have made the show an outstanding event.
The AAUR students also
displayed glass paintings, jewellery, gift boxes, handmade and dry leaf cards,
traditional handicrafts, fabric paintings, calligraphic work, cartoons,
sculptures, abstract art and posters during the show.
A panel of
specialist judges has been invited to observe the performance and give results
in all categories of the show that are open to the general public, while a prize
distribution ceremony is also scheduled to encourage the participants. The news
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