IJT letter: LUMS Olympiad 2008 final round
Karachi, March 08, 2008: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) Pakistan has issued an open letter urging people
to boycott Danish products and the government to severe diplomatic, political
and economic ties with Denmark.
According to the central information
secretary of IJT Pakistan, the IJT had issued around 1 million poster-letters as
part of its campaign "Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Resalat" in the wake of republication
of blasphemous caricatures by Danish newspapers. The IJT distributed the letters
among students and people in schools, colleges, universities and markets on
The letter, written by IJT Pakistan Nazim-e-Ala, laments over
the lack of unity among Muslim countries and urges people to unite against the
sacrilegious act and express their resentment and protest by boycotting Danish
products. It calls on the government to sever diplomatic, economic and political
ties with Denmark as protest.
The Jamiat has also organised massive
protest demonstrations in colleges and universities across the country. The News
LUMS Olympiad 2008 enters final round
Lahore: Students from across the country participated in a number of activities
on the fourth day of the Olympiad 2008 at the Lahore University of Management
The five-day event is being organised by the
representatives of more than 15 societies with the collaboration of LUMS
administration. Around1,100 delegates from various institutions are taking part
in the Olympiad.
Finals of the thematic art exhibition and live art, and
the semi-final of debate competitions were held on Friday. The other
competitions that took place were mind quest, console gaming, music video
screening, speed filming screening and music.
The main event of the day
was a concert in which music group 'Call' enthralled the audience. The other
event that drew the audience's attention was the final of the thematic art and
live art in which hundreds of students exhibited their work at the LUMS sports
Aqdus, a student, said 15 teams participated in the event of the
live art and displayed their canvass. As many as 50 teams of the students from
the Lahore Grammar School, LACAS and Iqra University participated in the
thematic art competition, she added.
She said the organisers had invited
four judges to decide the winner. The judges will disclose the result of the
competition on the fifth and the final day today (Saturday).
highlighted various aspects and tragedies of the social and political life in
their works. Most students, bearing in mind the Internationals Women's Day,
focused on women and problems they face in society.
Four workshops also
took place on the fourth day in which professionals delivered lectures on
various topics. In the first workshop, Shah Sharabil delivered a lecture on
drama, play writing, theatre and its future in Pakistan. Students asked Sharabil
various questions regarding theatre and drama. Singer Ali Zafer delivered a
lecture on music in the second workshop.
In the third workshop, Umair
Rana, a teacher and debater, delivered a lecture on debates.
workshop was on fashion designing, which was organised by the Nickie Nina
Another special event of the day was music videos and
filming screening. Students from various intuitions presented their videos and
sort films on the occasion. The final of these competitions will take place
In the category of drama, various teams competed, out
of which seven teams namely the Khyber Medical College, Iqra University, Lahore
Grammar School, Punjab University, King Edward Medical University, Institute of
Management Peshawar, and BMI were selected for the today's (Saturday) final. The
teams were given different themes for the finals.
competitions, two rounds of semi finals were held. Imran Sarwer, a member of the
organiser team, said that this year's event was wonderful and students had
He said finals of declamation, maths and logic, chess,
debates, moot court, mind quest, drama completions would be held today. Sarwer
said names of the winner of all the competitions would be announced today
(Saturday). Daily Times