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Traders strike over Punjab Medical College (PMC) issue

Traders to observe Strike tomorrow: PMC students' issue
Faisalabad, July 02, 2008: The Anjuman-i-Tajran (AT) and clerics of different sects announced observing a shutter down strike on Thursday (tomorrow) to protest what they called the Punjab Medical College (PMC) and district administration's leniently dealing with the issue of Ahmedi students.

AT president Shahid Razzaq Sakka and secretary-general Mehmood Alam said traders had been demanding action against Ahmedi students, who were found preaching their faith at the PMC and removed the posters of Muslim religious gathering.

They said the DPO and the DCO held talks with them a couple of days ago and promised that action would be taken against the miscreants, but in vain.

Earlier, they said, they had withdrawn their protest call for June 26 after the district administration promised action against the responsible.

However, now strike call would not be withdrawn at any cost, they said and added that if the administration intended to stop traders and clerics from observing the strike, they would announce lodging a case under section 295 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

All trade bodies had been informed and taken into confidence over the issue and they were also supporting the stance of the AT, they added.

Meanwhile, executive committee of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries also condemned the preaching by Ahmedi students.

Through a resolution passed unanimously, they demanded the rustication of all Ahmedi students from the PMC and registration of a case against them. Dawn

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"There is no doubt that Non-Ahmadis can be better Muslims than us but those who conducted this shameful act should assess themselves first. Secondly, The religion we belong to teaches us peace love and forgiveness...We have long beards as Holy prophet PBUH had but having beards does not make us a good muslim...We follow Holy Prophet PBUH because he is the Best Example. similarly he is the best example in peace...forgiveness...tolerance. And most of us are not following those things...and we think that we are good muslims...the last thing i want to say is that ISLAM CANNOT BE PREACHED BY FORCE...IT HAS TO BE A PEACEFUL PROCESS! ."
Name: Rafay Adeel
City, Country: Faisalabad, Pakistan

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FJWU students exhibit creativity, innovation
Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Computer Arts Department's students on Tuesday displayed their creative works at the Fine Arts Department of the university.

FJWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saeeda Asadullah Khan was the chief guest on this occasion.

The show was organised to appreciate the efforts of the Bachelor of Computer Arts (BCA) students. The works put on display were a beautiful combination of creativity and innovation.

A total of 220 BCA students participated in the exhibition. Their works included 3-D animations, posters, calendars, postages, newspaper advertisements, Coral and Photoshop works, graphic designs, photography, magazine covers, candle light photography, landscape photography, inspirational painting from Egyptian and Gothic art, mix media, collage, abstract paintings, mosaic, assemblage, kite designing, spray paints, pastels, water colour, tea washes and 2-D animations.

Khan addressing the students appreciated their efforts. She remarked that the colour combination and aesthetic sense used in the art pieces depicted the talents and artistic potential of the BCA students.

She said that the works of the student were very interesting and proved their dedication. She said that every piece was unique and different in texture. Daily Times

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