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MEXT scholarships awarded
Islamabad, Mar 29: At a reception hosted by the ambassador of Japan, Hiroshi Inomata and Mrs
Inomata, new recipients of the MEXT scholarships interacted with alumni
of previous programmes, a farewell gesture much appreciated by the to be
Awarded by the Government of Japan, MEXT
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of
Japan) research scholarships for the year of 2014 will benefit nine
postgraduate students and one undergraduate student (MEXT College of
Technology Scholarship) by providing them with an opportunity to pursue
higher studies in their respective fields at universities in Japan.
Inomata congratulated the students and also expressed his hope that
they would come back to Pakistan and utilise the knowledge and expertise
they acquire in Japan for the future development of Pakistan. Adding
that they may find cultural differences a little confusing, he said the
Japanese were very understanding and willing to help visitors to their
country. Explaining a little about the connotations of the Japanese
language by repeating the way people greet each other at different times
of the day, he concluded by wishing them a pleasant stay and hoped they
would become bridges of friendship between Pakistan and Japan.
his response, president of the MEXT Alumni Association Dr Khalid Rashid
thanked the ambassador; the government of Japan and the Japanese for
awarding scholarships year after year to Pakistani students. He spoke a
little about his own experience in Japan many years ago when
communication between students and their families were not as easy as it
is these days; advised the students to understand and appreciate the
culture of Japan and be ambassadors of Pakistan.
that the students - two girls among them - introduced themselves and
told of the subject they will study. A couple of smart young men had
taken the trouble to learn a few sentences of the Japanese language,
indicating they were sincerely interested in making good use of this
opportunity to interact with their host and the other members of the
embassy. Since the first scholarship Pakistani student went to Japan in
1963, a large number of them have successfully returned to Pakistan
after obtaining their PhD/master's degrees. They are working in the
academia, public and private sectors and have made significant
contributions to the development of Pakistan in various fields as well
as the friendly relationship between Pakistan and Japan.
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Notices will be issued to 378 academic institutions
Islamabad: As a follow-up to a report recently prepared by the Capital Development
Authority (CDA), notices would be issued to 378 educational institutions
which are operating in residential units in violation of land use
According to the report, 132 academic institutions
are being run in residential units in 'F' sectors, including 44 in
Sector F-8, 41 in Sector F-10, 24 in Sector F-11, 16 in Sector F-7, and
seven in Sector F-6. Similarly, 105 housing units in 'G' sectors are
under the occupation of educational institutions, including 27 in Sector
G-10, 22 in Sector G-9, 20 in Sector G-11, 16 in Sector G-6, 11 in
Sector G-13, five in Sector G-8 and four in Sector G-7.
the past, the CDA allowed the establishment of schools in residential
areas but made it mandatory for the owners to submit no-objection
certificates from the neighbourhood, stating that members of the
respective locality have no problem with the establishment of the
educational institution in their neighbourhood.
official said that notices were served to violators in the past and in
several cases fines were imposed on the owners of houses that fell under
non-conforming use while some were under trial.
the sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior also
directed the CDA to ensure early action against non-conforming use of
residential units in the capital and "we are doing the needful".
CDA can impose heavy fines on those found guilty of non-conforming use
of residential units and even cancel their allotment letters if the
violation in question continues for three months," he said.
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Book Fair organised at IIUI
Islamabad: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has a distinct place
because of its diverse culture. Cultural week is a representation of the
cultures of different countries and areas of Pakistan to which the
During the cultural week of IIUI
besides the cultural representative stalls, and other extra curricular
activities the female students of Student Affairs Forum organised a Book
Fair. The purpose of arranging this activity is to develop the reading
culture among students. IIUI Vice President Prof. Dr. Muhammad Bashir
Khan and Dean Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences Prof. Dr. Muhammad
Sher visited the Book Fair and appreciated the activity.
Book Fair had books relating to Islam, Urdu and English literatures,
stationary, gifts etc. Books and the accessories were provided on
discount so that students get the opportunity to have them easily.
Majority of the students and the teachers visited and got the books.
This exhibits the promotion of book culture in Pakistan.
of SAF (Student Affairs Forum) also arranged media wall. Its purpose
was to demonstrate the positive and negative aspects of media. Students
of IIUI also showed interest and gave their opinions about the role of
media. The news
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