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IIU rector's tenure extended
Islamabad, Feb 16: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday extended tenure of International Islamic
University (IIU), Islamabad, Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik in
acknowledgement of his services for promotion of education.
this occasion, IIUI Acting President Dr. Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman
organised a meeting that was attended by heads of all departments,
deans, and a large number of staff members.
Dr. Sajidur Rehman
said the university is fortunate to have a towering literary figure like
Professor Malik as its rector for an extended period of time who has a
distinguished position in the world of literature. Officers Welfare
Association (OWA) President Raja Munir congratulated Prof. Malik upon
extension of his tenure as rector of the university.
that Prof. Malik, keeping up to his stance for welfare and well being of
the university staffers, would continue taking the university towards
meeting its targets. Academic Staff Association (ASA) President Dr.
Muhammad Bashir said teachers of the university are united under the
leadership of Prof. Malik.
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IIUI clarifies but also admits pay cuts
Islamabad: Taking exception to reports published in a section of press, the International
Islamic University Islamabad has made it clear that the administration
has not cut salary of any teacher from Faculties of Management Science
and Engineering and Technology; nor has issued any humiliating letter to
It said that Board of Governors of the university, which
is equivalent to syndicate, has decided, after thorough deliberations,
that incentives should be rationalised and be given to all on equality
basis. It said the university has not withdrawn benefits teachers are
entitled to as per Higher Education Commission (HEC) guidelines. It said
teachers of these two faculties continue to get M. Phil and Ph D
allowances in addition to the extra charges they are paid for working in
It said the university follows pay structure as
set by the government, having little room to deviate from it. It said as
per the government pay structure, salaries have been increased twice
over the last four years and the university has passed this benefit on
to all of its employees instantly.
It said the IIUI has not
increased student fees for three years while other universities have
been increasing fees on an annual basis. It said nowhere in the world,
teachers are paid in accordance with student fees. If student fee can
justify pay enhancement, salaries of teachers of the faculties whose
fees are relatively lesser should be lesser, which of course is not the
It said teachers have only been intimated that the
university desires that they keep working with it but if they have to
leave, they may inform about it in due course of time. It said the
university regards its teachers highly and will keep on working for
Usman Manzoor adds: IIUI has admitted the cut in
packages and issuing a humiliating letter 'of either accepting this cut
or leave the university' in the clarification. The News had simply
reported that IT professional, engineers, financial experts and senior
business teachers having handsome and career-oriented jobs in
professional organization had left jobs to join IIUI against good
packages and not only these professionals but also the M. Phil and Ph D
scholar joined these IIUI jobs for the same reason. Now, these
professors and lecturers have been working with IIUI for a long time,
more than a decade in some cases, and they are humiliatingly being asked
to quit or accept salary-cut. It is absolutely untrue that professors
of Faculty of Management Sciences and Faculty of Engineering and
Technology who used to deliver lecturers in evening shifts got extra
payments and The News has verified the fact from many professors. In
many other universities too there is no concept of evening shifts.
story contained the demand of IIUI professors that the decision of
salary cut should be withdrawn and that these two faculties, who take
three to four batches a semester, have decided to take only one batch
As far the fee of the students is concerned, this
is true that salaries could not be fixed in line with the fees of the
students but IIUI should have also commented on the difference in fees
that it is maintaining i.e. the average fee of a student from other
faculties is maximum Rs15000 per semester whereas in the said two
faculties the average fee of a student is Rs70000 per semester. The News
stands by its story. The news
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RBISE registration forms
Rawalpindi: Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education (BISE) Rawalpindi has advised the students to submit their
registration forms for the annual intermediate examination 2012 in the
nearby government schools or colleges.
The admission forms can be downloaded from the official website of BISE Rawalpindi.
22 schools and colleges in the division will receive admission forms
for the annual intermediate examination to be held in May, says a hand
out of BISE Rawalpindi issued here on Tuesday. Dawn
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Annual day at F G Sir Syed College
Rawalpindi: The annual prize distribution ceremony was held at the Federal Government
Sir Syed College here on Wednesday to give prizes to the students who
achieved positions in the board and university examinations during the
academic session 2011-12.
Eminent educationist and scholar
Professor (r) Ghulam Sarwar was the chief guest on the occasion. The
prize distribution ceremony was attended by a large number of parents,
teachers and educationists of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and
FG Sir Syed College Principal Professor Syed Khalid
Zarif apprised the chief guest and participants of achievements of
students and performance of the academic institution in the academic
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Syed Khalid
Zarif appreciated efforts put in by faculty members and stressed on the
need for further improving the standard of education.
guest gave awards to students of the college who achieved positions. In
his speech, Ghulam Sarwar appreciated the performance of students and
faculty members who brought about glory of the institution. He advised
students to give full attention to their studies to get real success in
life and for the betterment of society in which they are living.
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World Wetlands Day event
Islamabad: The winning students of the World Wetlands Day event titled 'Wetland
Tourism: A Great Experience' were given prizes at its concluding
ceremony organised by the Pakistan Wetlands Programmes at the Islamabad
College for Girls, F-6/2, on Wednesday.
The activities of the
event began on February 2. The chief guest of the concluding ceremony
was Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Secretary
Imtiaz Inayat Ellahi. This year, the theme of the mega event was
'Wetland and Tourism'. The event created a sense of awareness about the
role tourism plays in environment. Wetland tourism has benefits both
locally and nationally for people and wildlife - benefits such as
stronger economies, sustainable livelihoods, healthy people and thriving
ecosystems - an ideal time to start thinking about the precious source.
on the occasion, Imtiaz Inayat Ellahi said that earlier in the master
plan of Islamabad there was hardly anything significant about
environmental conservation. "The capital was given the slogan of
'Islamabad, the beautiful', but we changed it to 'Islamabad, the green
city' keeping in mind our provisions for greenbelts and extensive
plantation in the city. Measures are being taken to make greenbelts and
making good landscapes and cleaning 'nullahs' so that water can be
He said: "Right from the beginning, students have
supported us in every project we took up and creating awareness among
masses. Shortly, we are planning to inculcate good civic habits in
government schools so that children also learn about their
responsibility towards a cleaner society. Islamabad is a model city so
each and every project initiated here should be of international
standards. We will leave no stone unturned to make it a cleaner and a
greener city. In this regard, our young generation can play a pivotal
role," he added.
On the occasion, the theme song was presented by
Zainab and Tahir Naeem. Its lyrics were written by Nasir Malik.
Different schools presented dramas and tableaux that highlighted
environmental issues being faced by the country and how city's
environment could be improved.
Imtiaz Iyayat Ellahi appreciated
students for having extensive knowledge and awareness regarding
environmental conservation and efforts to keep the city clean. He
specially mentioned the Roots School System among private academic
institutions which has made efforts in this regard and also received the
award for 'Maximum Participation' in the event.
conveyed their thoughts on canvas to highlight the importance of
wetlands. Some of them expressed their ideas in the form of story,
poetry and others in the form of drawing and painting. They forced all
stakeholders to think about the impact of human activities on
environment. They focused on the optimal use of environmental resources
that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining
essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural resources
About 4,000 students from 100 public and
private schools participated in the event celebrated earlier this month.
A range of activities were organised to enable students to express
their views on the subject through art, debate, play and poetry
competitions, among other activities. The participants conveyed messages
through their talent, in the form of story, poetry and artwork. Every
participant was exceptional in expressing his or her thoughts.
The winning students were awarded with gifts and souvenirs in the end. The news
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