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HEC fund cut to hit 7 IUB projects
Bahawalpur, Feb 23: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has capped Rs267
million development funds of the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) and this
will impede seven vital projects of the university.
This was disclosed
by IUB vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Belal A. Khan during his meeting with the
Punjab governor/chancellor, Salman Taseer, on Saturday.
According to a
press release issued here on Sunday, the vice-chancellor informed the governor
about development activities on the campus.
The governor said that he
would take up the matter with HEC officials. He also said that he along with
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani would pay an exclusive visit to the
The governor appreciated the pace of development activities
during past three years and said the government would extend all its resources
to revamp higher education institutions. Dawn
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Froebel's international School expelled students restored by civil judge
Islamabad: Civil Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti
has ordered the administration of Froebel's International School to let all
expelled students to rejoin their respective classes.
In his short
order, the judge also dismissed two petitions of the school against students.
The row between expelled students and school administration landed in court when
on January 22 more than one hundred students protested over what they termed
rigging in the election for the head student. Students protested against the
school administration "after the winner of the election, Asad Dil Jan, was
declared a loser despite polling 100 votes more than his opponent, Daniyal Ali."
After hearing two-hour arguments between lawyers of both parties on
Friday, Civil Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti gave a verdict on Saturday.
his verdict, the judge said that the expelled students have the right to rejoin
their respective classes. The school administration has been told to let all
expelled students come to school and resume their classes.
Islamabad sessions court had shifted the case from a civil judge, Fahim Shah, to
Kamran Basharat Mufti after Froebel's International School lawyer Shoaib Razzak
raised objections over him.
Lawyer Shoaib Razzak
said that the parents of expelled students would be required to submit a surety
bond before the court about the future conduct of their children. When asked
whether his client would implement the court decision, he replied that he did
not see any problem emerging after this judgment, as he had not received any
fresh instructions from his client.
Advocate Tariq Jehangiri, the
counsel of children, said that Asad Dil Jan, the student who won the election
but was made to lose by the school administration, was punished because his
mother, Mrs Farrah, had field a contempt of court case against the Froebel's
International School for her unjust sacking in the past. The News
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Prof Fateh Malik new Rector of IIUI
Islamabad: Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik has assumed the charge of the Rector,
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) from Saturday.
President of Pakistan, as Chancellor of the International Islamic University,
Islamabad appointed him Rector as per clause 12(1) of the IIUI Ordinance 1985.
Earlier, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, the outgoing Rector of the university relinquished
the charge of the post of the Rector on February 21 on completion of his
Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik is a leading scholar on Iqbaliyat, Urdu
language and literature. He was also Chairman, National Language Authority.
Professor Malik is the author of a number of books on Pakistan movement and
literacy and cultural themes.
He also served as Professor and Director of
the Institute of Pakistan Studies at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and
as Iqbal Professor at Heidelberg University in Germany. The Nation
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Students' Week concludes at Pindi college
Rawalpindi: Students' Week of Government Postgraduate College for
Women (GPCW), Sixth Road, on Saturday concluded with a message of peace and
harmony delivered through the singing of mystic poetry of Subcontinent during a
The contesting students belonging to various
colleges enthralled the audience with their lively performance and received
standing ovation. Noted musician Ustad Raees Ahmed Khan was chief guest on the
GPCW Principal Mrs Waseem Sikandar, Student Council In-charge
Prof Hameeda Naqvi, Faculty of Economics Head Tehreem Zafar, heads of various
colleges, intellectuals and artists were also present on the
The competition was held under two categories. Arooj Zamurd of
Federal Government College for Women (FGCW), Kashmir Road, Suriya Ameen of
Government Girls Degree College (GGDC), Dhoke Hassu and Asima Suleman of GGDC,
Dhoke Ratta stood first, second and third position in ghazal
In mystic poetry singing competition, Saleha Zaman of FGCW,
F-7/2, was given consolation prize. Similarly, Arooj Zamurd of FGCW, Kashmir
Road, Fiaza Fayyaz of the host college, Samia Khurshed of FGCW, F-7/2, and Razia
Sultana of GGDC, Dhoke Ratta, bagged top four positions respectively.
the end, prizes were distributed among position holders of the competition. Daily Times
Spring Festival at NUST
Rawalpindi: National University of Science and Technology Centre of Virology
and Immunology (NCVI) organised a Spring Festival at its campus Tamiz -ud-Din
Road here on Saturday.
Rector NUST Lt Gen. Muhammad Asghar and Director
General NCVI Dr Ishtiaq Qadri inaugurated the festival by flying balloons in the
air. The festival started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. The
Rector stressed that such kind of events depict colour and vigor of life.
"NUST is among the top 400 universities of the world and is providing higher
education in the fields of Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Applied
Biosciences," he added.
Basically this event was organised to celebrate the
colours of Spring with the parents, families and friends of under graduate, post
graduate and PhD students.
Many colourful and gorgeous stalls like
handicrafts, Mehndi, song dedication and paintings were established in the
festival and the participants visited these stalls enthusiastically. A game
Rassa Kashi filled the air with joy and fun.
Dr Kashif Asghar, Tahir Baig
and Tayaba Bashir were the coordinator of the festival. The Nation
Extravaganza on campus: NUML rises to embrace spring in a big way
Islamabad: Students at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on
Saturday organised annual Spring Extravaganza on campus.
As many as 70
different stalls of Chinese and Pakistani food, drinks, music, books, formal and
casual dresses besides catwalk show and love jails were main features of the
Departments of Mass Communication, International
Relations, Economics and English Language were prominent in the celebrations.
Kite flying is a tradition of this spring festival and this time too it lived up
to its traditions.
The festival that continued the whole day was well
attended not only by NUML students but also by students from different
institutions of twin cities and children with their families.
them a golden opportunity to fly kites, dance, sing and prove their talent in
The festival opened in an informal manner
with no participation from any high official.
It started with 'Bhangra'
and 'Dhammal' by energetic students and their young teachers. 'Nach majajan
nach' and 'Aa bi jao' resonated through lush lawns of the campus. Many students
danced to Indian and English songs.
About 15 stalls, offering a variety
of books and food, also managed to pull big crowds while girls were keenly
interested in stalls of palmistry.
Stalls of barbeque, clothes, henna
and other household items were especially set up for girls. Not only the NUML
students, but outsiders also availed themselves of these stalls
Well-kept gardens of the university, filled with sweet smells,
added to charms of the event.
No incident of scuffle or disorganisation
was witnessed. "It is really memorable. A lot of people are here in traditional
dresses representing their regional cultures. I am really overwhelmed," said
Aamir Saeed, a student of English Department.
Abdul Rafay Hashmi,
another student, said he was happy to see people enjoy to their heart's content.
"This festival has shown that Islamabad is no more a dull city and it can match
Lahore and Karachi," he said.
Asia went on to say that food stalls were
expensive. She said outsiders should not be allowed in here as they make a mess
out of everything.
Sidra Rehman said the festival was a tradition and the
university had organised it in such a big way for the first time. "There's a lot
of variation in the event and everyone is enjoying," she said.
Khalid complained that some boys and girls were overacting here. "The campus has
become a dating point for many couples. These moments should be used in a
positive way and for healthy purpose. I am happy to see a lot of children with
their families," she said.
City School holds 'City Idol'
Lahore: City Idol- a singing and performing art competition organised by the City School Model Town Campus was
held at the Alhamra Cultural Complex on Saturday.
Students from all the
five campuses of the school participated in the competition and enthralled the
audience with their performances. Ustad Rustam Fateh Ali Khan, Fareeha Pervaiz
and Mustafa Zahid were the judges. Students performed pop and semi-classical
songs. There were two categories for the students. Category A consisted of Pop
and Rock performances while in category B semi-classical dance performances were
conducted. Ten participants performed in these two categories. Daily Times
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