Skills development internship programme
Karachi, July 27: The provincial works & services department has
launched a skills development internship programme for unemployed fresh civil
At a meeting held at the department on Tuesday, Senior Minister for Work
& Services Dr Zulfikar Ali Mirza was briefed on the programme.
The minister also reviewed the functioning of the department with reference
to the performance of officers.ppi
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FUUAST sets up modern TV studio, media gallery
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and
Technology (FUUAST) has established a modern television studio and media
gallery. Vice-Chancellor FUUAST Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser performed the
inauguration on Tuesday. The facility has been created at FUUAST's Abdul Haq
Campus at a cost of Rs 2 million.
The studio has been equipped with three high
definition cameras, VTR, edit suite, hi-fi sound system, sound mixing, audio and
video switches and sound proofing. This would help facilitate the students of
the Department of Mass Communication to get first hand information about the
electronic media coverage. A media gallery has also been established at the
department, it was further stated. A lecture on the expansion of the electronic
media was also arranged. Senior broadcaster Wusatullah Khan delivered it. Dean
Faculty of Arts Prof Dr Seemi Naghmana Tahir and Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan also
spoke on the occasion. app
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Dr Atta appointed member of Unesco's panel
Islamabad: Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, former chairperson Higher Education Commission, has been
appointed by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
(Unesco) as its member for a high-level panel on 'Science, Technology and
Innovation for Development.'
Irina Bokova, Director-General Unesco,
conveyed this message from Paris to Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman through Pakistan's
mission in Unesco.
The nomination had been made due to his contribution
in the field of science and higher education within Pakistan and
The group formed under UN specialised agency will meet twice a
year and is entrusted to chalk out new avenues for targeting the efforts of the
world scientific communities to address common challenges facing the world in
the 21st Century.
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Hamdard University students awarded degrees
Islamabad: Degrees were awarded to the students of Hamdard University in the disciplines of
engineering, pharmacy and management sciences here on Tuesday.
of People's Republic of China Liu Jian was the guest of honour at the degree
awarding ceremony. Degrees were awarded to 195 students; merit certificates to
six students and five students Sundas Ansar (Pharmacy Department), Syed Shair
Ali Shah Bukhari (Pharmacy Department) Kamran Khushnood (Electronic, Engineering
Department) Muhammad Najeeb (Telecommunication, Engineering Department) and
Shama Wahid (Management Department, MBA) were awarded gold medals.
Ambassador thanked Senator SM Zafar, Professor Dr. Nasim A. Khan, Professor Dr.
Nazeer Ahmad, members of the Board of Governors of Hamdard University, and
faculty members for inviting him to share their joy. He also thanked all the
faculty members, who have helped the graduates, along the way to reach this
The Ambassador said that this is a wonderful day for all of
you, as you mark the end of one great effort and the beginning of another. "Some
30 years have passed, but I still feel the passion burning in me when I was
awarded my degree in a Chinese University. Even as you bask in the excitement of
graduation, you are preparing to embark for new places, with new challenges when
the region and the world are undergoing important and invigorating
transformation. Your generation is facing a more complex and challenging world
than that of mine. But I know for sure that you are ready for the challenges
coming your way," he said.
While addressing the graduates the ambassador
said that if you can handle failures well, then you will do great things. "Most
of the great people, in my view, have a lifetime of setbacks. However, their
greatness came directly from how they struggle to their feet from those
setbacks," he added.
Speaking on the occasion Hamdrad University
Chancellor SM Zafar said that Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him)
directed the members of his Ummah some 1,400 years ago to travel up to China in
pursuit of knowledge and learning. "He thus emphasised the importance of both
the education and the potential of the Chinese People. Likewise the poet laurite
of Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal predicted that 'China will be the rising sun
of Asia'. In the Republic of China we have an all weather-friend whose
friendship has been described by its leaders, with Pakistan as higher than peaks
of Himalaya and deeper than the depth of Pacific," SM Zafar added.
said, "Remember the time you are living is known as Information Age. Information
and knowledge is only a click away from you. See that you take the full
advantage of the environment of knowledge and continuously add and learn more
than what you have received in your alma mater. Walk in the new world with
confidence and you will find its ready to welcome you."
Foundation Pakistan President Sadia Rashid said, "No matter how important the
structure, concept and functioning of a university is, the most significant
single item is the faculty. Books and equipment help, but the backbone of
education has always, been teaching - hence, teachers! Thank you - for sharing
your knowledge and lighting the flame of learning. May it ever burn bright."
Prof Dr. Nasim A. Khan, SI (M) Vice Chancellor Hamdard University in his
address said that today is yet another memorable occasion as Hamdard University
marks its 8th Degree Awarding Ceremony of Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus.
Hamdard University provides an enabling environment for inquisitive minds and
productive workforce with its quality teaching and research programmes. The news
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