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FG Margalla College convocation | KMC de-recognition by PMDC

FG Margalla College for Women, F-7/4 convocation
Islamabad, May 16, 2008: Students on the threshold of entering their practical life should prove their worth by acquiring knowledge through hard work and dedication, as this is the 21st century that can rightly be called the 'silent knowledge revolution'.

This was stated by PML-N MNA Ahsan Iqbal while speaking as chief guest at the convocation of the FG Margalla College for Women, F-7/4, here on Thursday.

While inaugurating the media laboratories of Mass Communication Department of the college, the chief guest said that women could contribute well in the stability and development of a nation through their participation in media as they were performing in other departments.

The labs were fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, so that students could take active part in the field of mass media. "It is an excellent step towards the progress of mass media and the professional training of Mass Communication students," he said.

Ahsan Iqbal congratulated the college for opening up Desktop Publishing, TV and Radio labs in the Mass Communication Department, providing latest equipments combined with modern technology.

Earlier, during the convocation ceremony, the 'Hameed Alvi Award' was given to Raeesa Niaz of Mass Communication for securing third position in the Punjab University while the 'Azra Raza Award' worth Rs50,000 was given to Gul Bibi of Bachelors of Arts. In sports, the gold medal was given to Maryam Shan for standing first in Badminton while 10 students got the Roll of Honour and the Best Athlete prize was given to Asma Ashraf. The Silver Jubilee Shield was given to the teaching and non-teaching staff who had completed 25 years in the college.

Principal of the college Mrs Sameena Shameem presented the college report in which she highlighted the achievements of students excelling in curricular and non-curricular activities in the college.

Director General Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Professor Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Director Federal Colleges Professor Rafiq Tahir, principals of FG and Model Colleges, PTA members, teachers and students were also present on the occasion.

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"margalla college is the gr8"
Name: memoona rana
City, Country: islamabad, pakistan

"Margala college is my college.It is the best college in islamabad."
Name: tahseen
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"Love the college.....missed my college days at margalla"
Name: shumaiza
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"hi, for college staff or program develper:this information about convocation is not up to date so plz up date it becoz in convocation 2010 i m prize winner.i m very curious about this information for published on web.thank u.update convocation information."
Name: tahseen
City, Country:ibd

"it is the best college in a city.all staff is very helpful and great.Espesially mam sabrina nd mam sumera are very helpful teachers."
Name: samina khalid
City, Country:islamabad

"margalla college is the best college of Islamabad......... i am x-student of this college.. i miss my college,friends n period i have spend there"
Name: zahida
City, Country:isd

"Margalla College is my alma mater, I am proud of this institution, it gave me sense to live."
Name: Mehvish
City, Country: Islamabad

"the days spent in margalla college are the most memorable throughout my student career..................... love my college"
Name: sadaf
City, Country: Islamabad

"i m still missing my college days nd cannot forget my lovely friends ,,,,,, those days are priceless to me uni is one of the most tiring place but college iz the loveliest place of all i love u margalla college......."
Name: sam
City, Country:islamabad,pakistan

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Khyber Medical College de-recognition by PMDC
Peshawar: Khyber Medical College (KMC) principal Prof Dr Fazle Ahmad Thursday made a passionate appeal to the provincial government to save the institution from being de-recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) as its teachers were rapidly leaving the college owing to a host of problems.

"We may suffer a huge loss in case the PMDC de-recognises this prestigious institution," Dr Fazle Ahmad said while speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of Khyber Medical College Teachers Association (KMCTA) on the premises of the college here.

While highlighting the problems faced by the college and its teachers, he had to leave his speech incomplete when he lost control over his emotions and broke down. He said the KMC proved to be a sign of prestige for the NWFP as it has produced around 8,500 graduates, who are serving now in every nook and corner of the world. But it was passing through the critical stage of its history as the teachers were leaving it due to poor salary package and long pending issue of their promotion or up-gradation after the promulgation of the Khyber Medical University (KMU) Act.

Like rest of the college teaching staff, Prof Dr Fazle Ahmad was seriously worried about the future of the institution particularly when senior teachers started quitting their jobs and joined private medical institutions on high salaries and other perks and privileges.

"For God's sake, help us and save this great institution from being de-recognised," he appealed to the provincial health minister and left the rostrum, as he could not continue further.

Later, NWFP health minister Zahir Ali Shah, who arrived almost 45 minutes late of the schedule and made senior doctors and teachers of the college wait, in his speech assured the concerned doctors of his full support in resolving their genuine problems.

"It was and it should be the great learning institution of our province. The KMU Act which created some problems in terms of doctors' promotion needed to be amended," the minister said and added that they would save the premier medical college at all costs.

The minister said he completed homework on health sector and told the doctors they would soon hear good news. The minister, however, said he was not happy with the way the doctors deal their patients. He said during his recent visits, he found that except Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad, all the tertiary hospitals, including Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) and Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) were in bad condition and they have almost failed to cope with patients' burden.

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HEC, Veterinary Council sign agreement
Islamabad: Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) have entered into an agreement to collaborate for enhancing the quality of veterinary medical education.

Dr Shamsh Kassim Lakha, former caretaker minister for education and an HEC member presided over the signing ceremony held recently. It was agreed that joint cooperation would lead to the improvement of quality in veterinary medical education and would help achieve uniformity of standards that would also be internationally compatible.

As per agreement, both HEC and PVMC will jointly develop and furnish policy guidelines to revamp and strengthen the process of accreditation of programmes in Veterinary Medical/Animal Husbandry in all institutions of higher education in Pakistan. Other aspects like development of criteria for recognition of programmes, curricula and capacity building of institutions will also be undertaken.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Lakha appreciated the collaborative steps being taken to improve the standard of education and expressed the hope that livestock and animal husbandry sector would become a major player in the national economy.

PVMC President Dr Muhammad Arshad described the present status of veterinary education and expressed the hope that through collaborative efforts, much needed improvement would be taken place.

Those who attended the meeting included Dr M S Jaffery, former president of PVMC, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, ex-vice chancellor Prof Dr Manzur Ahmad, HEC Quality Assurance and Learning Innovation Adviser Dr Riaz Qureshi and HEC Quality Assurance Agency Managing Director Dr Azam Ali Khwaja.

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IIU to hold lecture on hepatitis
Islamabad: The International Islamic University (IIU) will organise an awareness lecture on hepatitis today (Friday). The lecture is being organised by the university in collaboration with Officers Welfare Association (OWA) at the International Islamic University Central Library, H-10 Campus. Dr. Amir Mehmood will be the resource person. The News

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