Pakhtun Students Federation divided | Hunerkada thesis works
PkSF stands divided
Peshawar, Feb 28: The elections of the NWFP chapter of Pakhtun Students Federation
(PkSF) were held here Friday amid protest by an aggrieved group, which boycotted
the process and staged a sit-in and protest demonstration.
were held at the Bacha Khan Markaz, the Awami National Party (ANP) secretariat,
after which Majid Khan and Riaz Marwat were declared president and general
secretary of the PkSF, respectively. However, a group of dissenting students,
who boycotted the polls alleging partiality on part of the election committee,
launched a separate group in the name of Azad Pakhtun Students Federation
(APkSF). The boycott decision was followed by strong protest and sit-in at Bach
Khan Markaz by the dissidents and a subsequent protest demonstration in front of
the Peshawar Press Club.
Asadullah Mayar, leader of the newly formed
APkSF, said they had conveyed their demands to the central leadership of the
party, but there was no response. Speaking at a news conference at the pres
club, Mayar deplored what he called the lack of interest in the PkSF problems by
the party's central leadership. "Despite calling itself a democratic party, all
decisions in the ANP are being taken by a few selected people who cannot
tolerate PkSF groom as a democratic platform and generate democratic people,"
He said they had boycotted the provincial election of the
federation because they had no trust in the election committee, which "was a
so-called committee comprising the government servants."
introduced office-bearers of his body, including Attaullah, senior vice
president, Daulat Khan, general secretary, Bilal, vice president and Asif Aziz,
press secretary. A statement from the Bacha Khan Markaz, however, refuted the
allegations levelled by the dissenting students.
The statement said
Majid Khan, who is president of PkSF Agriculture University, was elected as the
provincial president of the federation and Taj Mohammad Wazir as senior vice
Other newly elected office-bearers of the PkSF include four
Vice Presidents - Abdul Hameed, Abdul Majeed Mahsud, Haq Nawaz Marwan, Pir
Haroon Ali Shah, Deputy General Secretary Gulzar Hussain Babak, Press Secretary
Imran Mamay, Finance Secretary Shahid Iqbal Khattak, Joint Secretaries Wajid
Iqbal Bajaur, Tariq Jameel, Ahkamuddin, Nasir Kamal, Cultural Secretary
Zia-ur-Rehman, while Jamal Babar, Rizwanullah, Haq Nawaz Charsadda, Jalal Khan
and Farhan Khan were elected as central committee members.
Annual Day of Jinnah College for Women marked
Peshawar: The 30th annual day of Jinnah College for Women, University of
Peshawar was observed Thursday where speakers paid glowing tributes to the
institution for the best performance it has been showing for the past many
Vice-Chancellor UoP Professor Dr Azmat Hayat was the chief guest
on the occasion. Participated by a huge number of students and faculty of the
institution, the function was also addressed by principal of the college Dr
Neelofar Zeb Arbab.
In his speech, Azmat Hayat said that Jinnah College
for Women was an asset to the province. "This is the institution we shall be
proud of, as it has produced the best graduates who have been rendering great
services to the society in every sector," he remarked.
presented annual report of the institution. She said that the college had the
distinction of remaining the best institution of the Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education Peshawar from 2001 to 2008 except 2004.
Hayat distributed prizes to students for their distinctive performance.
Controller of Examination Iftikhar Hussain Khan, Director Planning and
Development Dr Shafiqur Rehman and others were also present on the occasion. The News
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Showcasing theses: Hunerkada displays ethnography of people
Islamabad: Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts (HCVPA) on Friday
held its inaugural display show of thesis works done by up-and-coming promising
students, artists and designers on its premises.
The theses by young
graduates of the college showcased paintings, art and crafts, textiles and
graphic design campaigns.
They highlighted different aspects of arts and
culture in various disciplines through visual and performing arts.
thesis work is an ethnographic study on people, history, art, craft, folklore
and social change.
Nadeem Sajjad, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student,
while explaining his thesis work in photography said that poverty,
inequality and social disparity were the real cause of colossal impoverishment
"In my thesis, I've used photography as a medium of
communication mixing it up with both manual and experimental work to expose
inequality in education, justice, social sector and similarly economic
prosperity," Sajjad said.
"All photographs put on display are part of my
thesis work titled 'Social Inequality' that tells the whole story how a poor
Pakistani meets his ends and how he is struggling in every field as gap between
rich and poor is widening with each passing day," he said.
said unemployment, education, health, justice, law and order and gender
discrimination were some of many issues, with whom the country had to cope
sooner or later.
Aaquib Razzaq, another student, exhibited his work
titled, 'Motifs of Jehangir Tomb'. Explaining his thesis work, Aaquib said his
work was based on experimental handmade work and digital paintings.
made dresses like sari, dupatta and chiffon to convert emperor Jehangir's Tomb
motifs into fabrics," he said.
Razzaq said he manually used salma,
sitara, gotta and zarri in traditional colours of tomb.
panaflex instead of buckram for my digital printings," he said, adding it's a
misconception to say that only women were expert in designing such
HCVPA Curator and Director Amna Jamal Shah said Hunerkada had
been endeavoring to educate, inspire and train people in various disciplines for
the last 17 years.
"The HCVPA has a qualified faculty comprising
professionals and intellectuals from different walks of life to promote art and
culture of Pakistan," she said. Daily Times
4 students kidnapped in Hangu
Kohat: The driver of a college van was killed and four students were
kidnapped in Hangu district on Friday.
Two students of Al Asr College
were injured in the attack near Moebak Kandao. It was suspected to have been
carried out by Taliban. They were sent home after treatment. Another student
reached home after escaping from the van.
Abid Hassan, Asif Ali and Said
Haleem Shah, all class XI students, and Shahi Abbas of class VII, were
taken by the kidnappers to Orakzai Agency.
Driver Asghar Hussain's body
was brought to Kohat for burial.
According to district police chief
Sajjad Khan, a large-scale operation launched to recover the students and arrest
the kidnappers ended in failure in the evening.
"We have asked the
administration of Orakzai Agency to remain vigilant and help locate the missing
students," he said.
The official said helicopters were also being use to
trace the kidnappers in mountains and thick jungle.
The Hangu bazaar was
closed after the incident because of fear of sectarian clashes.
in Bangash area of upper Kohat district took to the streets to vent anger over
The Bangash community threatened to block the highway if
the students were not recovered by 10am on Saturday.
The deadline was
given to the district administration, after a meeting held at a police station,
by the chairman of the Ittehad Bainal Muslimeen group, Mahatabul Hassan, and a
former chief justice of Peshawar High Court, Syed Ibne Ali.
took place at the scene of a firing incident on Ashura day when mourners who
wanted to enter Hangu from Kohat amid curfew were targeted by unknown men.
A jirga formed after last year's Muharram clashes in the area is yet to
start negotiations. The government has asked the jirga to give its verdict by
March 4 for restoring peace. Dawn
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