College students unruly behaviour
Commuters irked by unruly college students
Taxila, March 14: Unruly behaviour of college students with transporters has
turned out to be a source of inconvenience to the commuters, especially women.
The commuters travelling between Taxila and Wah Cantonment complain that
students of the technical colleges forcibly stop passengers' buses and manhandle
the conductors and drivers over fare issue.
According to the commuters,
most of such incidents happen at a stop near Swedish College of Technology,
where students often involve themselves in quarrel with the transporters.
"They use abusive language in the presence of women passengers," said
Raja Tariq, adding that he had personally witnessed such incidents. "Yesterday,
some students climbed up a slow moving bus near the college on the G.T. Road and
thrashed its conductor and used indecent language," complained Shahgfta Perveen.
Other commuters said certain students had developed a habit of smashing
windowpanes of buses with stones. On the other hand, Shahryar Muzamil, a student
of the college, said public transporters refused to board us and demanded fare
He said most of the students were reluctant to pay the fares,
leading to clash between them and the transporters.
Police officials at
Taxila and Wah Cantonment police stations confirmed that they had received
several complaints from transporters, who alleged that students often resorted
to thrashing bus crew and damaging the windowpanes of their buses. The news
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Entry of NIP internees banned
Islamabad: The internees working under the National
Internship Programme (NIP) have been banned to enter the Ministry of Zakat and
Ushr office by the Joint Secretary Aftab Mehmood Qureshi after publication of a
news item against the ministry on Saturday.
claimed that they were banned because the officials think they were the source
of that news story regarding nepotism in the appointments of low-grade posts in
There were six internees working in the Ministry of Zakat
and Ushr under the NIP, but Muhammad Basharat Hussain and Muhammad Abrar were
specially targeted by the top management.
Muhammad Basharat Hussain, an affectee, said, "When I tried to enter the office
of the ministry, the security personnel stopped me at the reception. When I
asked the reason, they said that the Joint Secretary Aftab Mehmood Qureshi
passed an order not to give permission to any internee to enter the office
premises." However, he said that when he again tried to enter the office the
security personnel threw him out by passing derogatory remarks and threatened
him of dire consequences if he again comes to the office of the
Muhammad Basharat Hussain said that the reason given for this
'victimisation' was that he was the source of that news story published against
the ministry. He said, "I have nothing to do with any news story, as I am just
working here as an internee under the NIP."
Muhammad Abrar, another
affectee, said, "I have also been victimised in the same manner. I feel there is
some misconception in top management about us."
It is pertinent to
mention here that another internee, Muhammad Asim, who had quitted the
internship programme three months back, also filed an application against the
rude behaviour of the joint secretary in the Prime Minister Complaint
Ministry of Zakat and Ushr Secretary
Khalid Idrees said, "We have already terminated these internees and no one is
going to be victimised in any way. We have no more work for them and they have
to report to the National Internship Programme office." However, it also merits
mentioning here that the Ministry of Zakat and Ushr has not given these
internees any letter.
When Joint Secretary Aftab Mehmood Qureshi
contacted he said, "For the sake of discipline in the ministry, I have to take
such kinds of steps and these internees have not only been expelled from the
Ministry of Zakat and Ushr, but I have also blacklisted them and now they will
not be eligible for any government service in Pakistan. No one is going to be
victimised by me or by the ministry," he added.
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BA, BSC exams forms
Peshawar: University of Malakand at Chakdara Dir has invited applications for BA/BSc Part-I and II annual
examination 2010. The examination will be held in the last week of
The admission forms for the examinations can be submitted up to
March 30 with normal fee, while with late fee of Rs100 the forms can be
submitted up to April 9, says a statement issued here on Saturday.
stated that with double fee the examination forms could be submitted up to April
19 and with triple fee April 29. The statement said no form would be accepted
after the last date. Dawn
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4 UoP students hurt
Peshawar: A group of students thrashed and injured four students of Bannu Students Society
for playing music in a hostel at the University of Peshawar, official sources
The sources said the students of Bannu Students Society were
playing music in their room at the Engineering Tribal Hostel when armed students
affiliated with Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba allegedly forced their entry into the
hostel and resorted to firing into the air.
The sources said they also entered
the room and thrashed the students, injuring four of them. The injured were
identified as Adnan, Fahad and Hafeez while identity of another student could
not be ascertained.
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Science culture promotion
Islamabad: Science culture is yet to flourish, especially
among young people, who lag nothing in terms of potential and talent, but only
require proper opportunities to excel in the field of science and technology,
Director General National Centre for Physics (NCP) Dr. Hamid Saleem
In an interview after conclusion of weeklong International
Scientific Spring 2010, he said, no one could deny the importance of research in
present circumstances because no nation can move in the direction of human
progress and development without having an urge to probe and find out the
Describing the main aim of establishment of NCP, he said the basic
purpose is to promote research in emerging fields of physics as per
international norms of productivity and originality and to act as an entity for
acquisition, generation, transmission and dissemination of knowledge in physics
for universities and R & D institutions.
He said NCP has various
departments that are providing scientific education to students including
theoretical physics, nano-sciences, earth study centre, global change impact
centre, and experimental high-energy physics.
Replying to a question he
said the department of experimental high-energy physics is mainly working in
collaboration with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, founded
CERN Laboratory is at France-Swiss Border near Geneva. Its
business is fundamental physics, finding out what the universe is made of and
how it works. At CERN, the world's largest and most complex scientific
instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter - the fundamental
Dr Hamid Saleem said that a 8 MV Pelletron Tandem Accelerator
facility based on sophisticated state-of-art technology has been installed at
Experimental Physics Directorate, NCP, which is functional for research and
"The facility extends enormous opportunities for
research to the young scientists, engineers and researchers both from national
universities and R&D organizations," he said. He said global change impact
studies centre was established on the initiative of Dr Ashfaq Ahmad in 2002 as a
research organization with a focus on climate change and related global issues
and in December 2006 it was transferred to National Centre for Physics (NCP) as
an autonomous organization.
Dilating upon the main objectives of global
change impact studies centre he said it helps keep a track of the current and
likely future trends of climate change; develop a national capacity for climate
change research; analyse and evaluate its impacts on key sectors e.g. food and
water security; and raise public awareness about climate change related issues.
NCP is offering basic facilities to conduct research in various fields including
centrifuge, accelerator, fission and fusion, coating, medical and
pharmaceutical, semiconductor, solar, live stock, plasma sterilization, food
processing and packaging.
He said various measures are being taken to
produce high quality research papers in international journals and have
international collaboration for research in highly technical and advanced areas
of physics besides facilitating Pakistani universities in establishing contacts
with international institutes to optimise the utilization of available options.
"Industrialists should facilitate NCP to establish a link of basic research
being carried out in Pakistan and media should help NCP in its efforts to create
awareness among the youth about the importance of science and technology," he
said. The news
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PMAS-AAUR flower show
Rawalpindi: Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer will inaugurate
three-day Spring Flower Show 2010 at Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture
University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on March 17.
According to a press
release issued here on Saturday, the flower show has been jointly organized by
PMAS-AAUR, Department of Horticulture and the National Horticulture Society of
The main objective of the show is to provide a platform for different
organizations to display their expertise in the field of horticulture and
provide healthy entertainment to the residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and
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PAL writers conference
Islamabad: International Writers' Conference starting on Sunday is the brainchild of former prime minister Benazir
Bhutto (BB), said Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Chairman Fakhar Zaman on
Talking to media persons, he said that it was in pursuance of
BB's vision that PAL was organising the writers' conference on 'Sufism and
The PAL chairman told media men that all arrangements had been
completed for the conference. "Writers from across Pakistan as well as foreign
countries will participate in the conference. First session of the conference
will be held today at 10:30am," he informed journalists.
He said that he
would present keynote address, while Peter Curman, Vito Salierno, Zhou Yuan and
Gerd Leineweber would read their articles in the first session. He added that on
the same day second session would get underway at 3:00pm in which Denis, Pran
Nath, Cherif Ouazzani Chahdi, Eric Geoffrey, Stephen Matthew and Dr Nizamud Din
would read their papers.
He added that the third session of the
conference would start at 10:30am on Monday in which Dr Fatima Hussain, Mohammad
Mehdi, Jolanta, Beneito Arias, Dr Sky Hawk and Nabeela Kiani would read their
"The same day fourth session of the conference will begin at
3:30pm in which Dr Hanan Ahmad, Gheorghe Grigore, Shahid Mehdi, Gulzar, Mahmut
Erol and Dr Fehmida Hussain will present their articles," he said.
said that the fifth session would commence at 10:30am on the third and final day
(Tuesday) in which Ruzana V Pskhu, Neshegul Niki, Khalid Ahmad, Ignacio
Salvador, Jack and Haenni Patrick would present their papers. "The same day
sixth session will start at 3:30pm in which Jaana Kristina, Ramani, Dr Ahmad
Mubashar Malik and Jan Henrik will present their papers," he said.
added that the chief guest would make concluding remarks, while he would present
vote of thanks. Daily times
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