National Internship Programme graduates letters
NIP graduates waiting for induction letters
Islamabad, Jan 8: The third batch of the National Internship Programme (NIP) has
not been started yet, as intending graduates are still waiting for their
The NIP administration had earlier assured the
graduates that their placement letters would be issued within one
Minister For Youth Affairs Shahid Hassain Bhutto, when contacted
for explaining the reasons of delay in the issuance of the placement letters,
said that the verification of degrees and other documents from HEC and Nadra
have not been completed and as soon as the process is completed, induction
letters would be issued to the eligible graduates under the programme. The
minister said that 12,000 placement letters have been distributed in all the
four provinces and the process of issuing the letters would continue till the
end of this month.
He said the NIP management had received about 65,000
applications for the third batch of the programme and due to this positive
response of the youth, the ministry decided to increase the number of inductions
from 30,000 to 50,000 internees. He said the decision was aimed at providing
relief to a maximum number of youth in the country.
The minister also
said that the Ministry for Youth Affairs has announced 10,000 seats for the
youth of Balochistan in the upcoming phase of NIP. Keeping in mind the literacy
rate in the area, the ministry announced relaxation in the conditions of age and
years of education for Baloch applicants. "The age limit was increased from 25
to 28 and the years of education were also decreased from 16 to 14 years as
compared to the candidates of other areas."
He mentioned that the
ministry has already increased the number of NIP seats from 30,000 to 50,000,
adding that the additional number would be adjusted in the funds that have
already been released for the project's second phase.
revealed that more seats could easily be adjusted in the same fund, as the total
fund amount is released for one year and a major part of the year is utilised in
the application, verification and deployment process of the project. "This makes
plenty of room to include more internees to be paid from the same fund," he
To a question he informed that his ministry has initiated
many other projects for the welfare of the youth like youth funds, activity
centres, girls youth hostels, skill training programmes, etc. "Recently, we are
starting a skill training programme all over the country in collaboration with
NCHD, which will provide training to young girls and boys for volunteering under
the umbrella of the National Volunteer Movement (NVM) and Ministry of Youth
Affairs." Trained people would go to the required areas and give training to
other young people, he said.
"i am applied in nip.i passed b.ed in 2006.and now is my final smister of M.A in History in uos.my nip number is 55442-09."
Name: RIZWANA YASMEEN
City, Country: mianwali,pakistan
"we all student awaiting for the batch 4. r we all unlucky that governamet cancel all applications. bcos we r extreamly waiting for the next batch. please high authorities announce batch if clear from Nadra and HEC."
Name: ibrar Hussain
City, Country:peshawar pakistan
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Government to reconstruct schools in Buner
Peshawar: The NWFP government will reconstruct and repair damaged schools and
colleges in Malakand division on modern and scientific lines, an official said
A high level meeting was held here and reviewed the measures taken
for renovation, repair and re-construction of the damaged schools in the
militancy-affected areas of the NWFP.
Salim Akhtar of the World Food Programme
said during 2009, 200 million food items were distributed in 90 schools under
housing 50,000 persons.
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Protest campaign for recovery of kidnapped VC
Peshawar: The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association
(FAPUASA) Thursday announced schedule for protest campaign to mount pressure on
the authorities for the early and safe recovery of vice-chancellor of the Kohat
University for Science & Technology Prof Dr Lutfullah Kakakhel, who could
not be recovered despite a passage of two months.
A meeting of FAPUASA
was held here with its provincial president Dr Johar Ali in the chair.
Representatives from all the public sector universities from across the province
attended the meeting.
The meeting unanimously adopted a resolution asking
the government to ensure safe recovery of Prof Dr Lutfullah at the
The meeting decided that all the public sector universities in
the province would hold general body meetings wherein strategy for protest drive
for the release of the kidnapped vice-chancellor would be worked out. Protest
walks would follow the general body meetings.
According to the schedule
given for the general body meetings, Kohat University of Science and Technology
would hold the meeting and protest walk on January 13, Gomal University DI Khan
January 20, Agricultural University Peshawar, January 27, University of
Peshawar, February 3, Engineering University Peshawar, February 10, Islamia
College University, February 17 and Khyber Medical University February
Prof Dr Luftullah, a leading professor of computer science and
information technology, was kidnapped from Akhurwal area of the semi tribal
region of Darra Adamkhel on November 6 last when he was on his way to the
university from Peshawar.
According to sources, the abducted
vice-chancellor is in the captivity of Commander Tariq Afridi, a Darra
Adamkhel-based Tehrik Taliban Pakistan commander, who wants release of some of
his fighters to swap the vice chancellor. The meeting also discussed the
election for central executive body of FAPUASA.
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UoP professors appointment
Peshawar: Lawyer of a female lecturer has served a legal notice on the
University of Peshawar (UoP), asking for withdrawal of notification of
appointment of 16 assistant professors issued on November 15, 2006.
notice sent by Barrister Adnan Saboor Rohaila stated that his client Mamoona
Noman, lecturer at the Department of Mathematics at the university, had filed a
writ petition in the Peshawar High Court (PHC), challenging the university's
notification on the appointment eligibility criteria and subsequent
advertisement for appointment.
He said that the PHC allowed her petition
on December 15, 2009, directing the university administration to consider
Mamoona Noman for the post of assistant professor. He reminded that the court
had declared null and void the issuance of the notification and changing the
eligibility criteria and termed it discriminatory.
Rohaila stated that
since the notification and subsequent advertisements were challenged
successfully by his client, the appointments under the head of assistant
professors would also hold no field, as the effect of the judgment would take
things back to November 15, 2006.
The lawyer said that after the verdict
of the PHC, the university issued the notification of appointment of 16
assistant professors against the spirit of the judgment of the PHC. He said the
university also advertised post of his client afresh which was an attempt to
frustrate outcome of the writ petition and judgment of the PHC, "as the posts
should have been advertised as corrigendum/addendum to the advertisement and the
notification of appointment of 16 assistant professors should not have been
He said in the fresh advertisement, the eligibility criteria for
the post advertised for his client incorporated both the old and the new
criteria while the judgment of the PHC conspicuously directed that it should be
under the un-amended statute according to the old eligibility
The counsel said in an advertisement that appeared in a section
of press on August 2, 2008 the university advertised old eligibility criteria
for a post of assistant professor in Home Economic College, "which speaks loud
of the discrimination caused to my client."
He said that the judgment of
the PHC was detailed and candid which should be implemented in its true spirit
and character and any deviation would be considered as intentional obstruction
in the way of legal right. He urged the university administration to comply with
the verdict of the PHC immediately, failing which it would have to face contempt
of court proceedings at its own risk and cost. Meanwhile, the annual prize-distribution ceremony for the best performance in
curricular and co-curricular activities was held at the Khyber Law College,
University of Peshawar (UoP). UoP Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan was
the chief guest on the occasion. Girls outshined boys in both curricular and
In the LLB Part I Maryam Khalid won a gold
medal by securing 486 marks in the session 2007-08 while Faiza Ambreen and Huma
Sharif Afridi stood first in LLB Part II and Part III, respectively. Special
prizes were given to organizers of various events and camps at
Dr Azmat Hayat said the most of the world and national leaders
were law graduates because they were mindful of the constitution and legal
matters. He said that students came to colleges and universities to learn and
consequently take a degree but it was the outside environment that built
He said self-confidence and personality was the key to
success and UoP provided students with good institutions and a very good
on-campus environment to build personalities. Prof Dr Naeem Khattak and Prof Dr
Adnan Sarwar also spoke on the occasion. Students and faculty members of
the college attended the function.
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NUST organized seminar
Islamabad: The NUST School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
organized a seminar on Ideology of Pakistan Thursday where in eminent scholar
Zaid Hamid and Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad Professor
Fateh Muhammad Malik delivered lectures on the subject topic, says a press
The faculty members and large number of students attended the seminar
in which speakers highlighted the Ideology of Pakistan and explained the reasons
and circumstances that led to the creation of Pakistan.
They stressed upon the
audience particularly belonging to the younger generation to adopt ideas of
Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam and dedicate themselves selflessly towards building a
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FJWU Group show
Rawalpindi: The work of art should never stop; instead it should flourish
and nurture even when the society is faced with multiple challenges.
These views were expressed by MNA Ahsan Iqbal, who as the chief guest
inaugurated a group show by the students of Fatima Jinnah Women University
(FJWU) at Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) here Thursday.
He further said,
"Artists should keep on dreaming and must express their dreams through art and
paintings to the society to help it flourish and become a hub for cultural
We are facing various challenges where the forces of
destruction and those of construction are working simultaneously, the MNA said
and added that we should favour the forces of construction, so that our youth
could become expressive and fearless of any outside forces.
guest appreciated the students' work, terming it creative and pointing out the
good choice of colour schemes in their paintings. The exhibition by Rabia
Kiyani, Samia Arshad, Dhoufishan Raza and Faiza Ashraf was attended by art
lovers, guests and the students of RAC.
Samia Arshad painted droplets in
different styles, such as sometimes the splashes of drops took on figurative
shapes while in other places, they became intense, hence changing with the
changing self-mood. "These drops depict my own personality, as sometimes I am
depressed with anxiety and feel more intense, while at other times, I am in a
jovial mode and full of hope from life. Being quite introvert in nature, I want
to change myself and I see that change in colours," she said.
experimented in mono prints by treating colours on acrylic sheets and doing more
detailed work on them. She was of the view that there is a dearth of art
institutes in Rawalpindi, as art students have to go to Lahore to pursue their
Dhoufishan Raza depicted her own self in changing moods
through her eight figurative portrait paintings, in which she showed herself in
different phases. Be it depression, joy and anger through darkness, or hope of
finding a path and joy through brightness, the amalgamation of the two extremes
seemed the key to her absolute thoughts. In one of her works, she had depicted
herself doing yoga with her thoughts flowing and reflecting through rhythm,
fluency and inner peace that encompassed her, while in another, she had painted
with her fingers instead of the brushes.
She said the identity and
intricacies of life as well as thoughts are blurred and couldn't be figured out
in an instant. She tried to portray her own ambiguities of life in her
paintings, and also used foreshortening and marble techniques in her work.
Faiza Ashraf's theme of paintings was 'Bloom & Destruction' in which
she showed destruction as well as life protruding through it simultaneously. She
depicted life as a womb that could be seen coming out through cracked walls and
devastated buildings. "Life flows simultaneously with fatality and destruction
and that hope for life is necessary for nature to flourish," Faiza said. In
another painting, she has shown wombs flowing with bricks, depicting the same
Rabia Kiyani in all her seven paintings showed the different phases
of women called 'Silence Through Perception'. The atrocities on her being,
depression, mood swings during pregnancy, strengths and the limitations on women
were aptly depicted in her abstract paintings. The right choice of colours,
cubism, abstract and depth gives her paintings an edge of creative aesthetics.
"When a woman is alone in the room with her depressed and stray thoughts, the
only companion in the room is the fan that keeps on moving and flowing with
continuity and life.
I have depicted life and continuity with a fan and the
woman is holding the fan tightly, as it is the only companion she is left with,"
she said. The news
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