NED students make fuel-efficient car
Fuel-efficient car at a cost of Rs 0.5 million
Karachi, May 06: The students of NED University of Engineering & Technology
have crafted a fuel-efficient car at a cost of Rs 0.5 million to
represent Pakistan in the 2010 Shell Eco-Marathon, the 25th global
competition which will be held first time in Asia (Malaysia) in July.
Thirteen-member team is confident about their success in the
competition. They expressed
hope to do well in the contest due to their 'diversified expertise' and
shear hard work. They said their design work and models were ready. The
name of the team is Winmark that has been selected by the organisers of
the 2010 Shell Eco-Marathon from 30 contestant teams of different
institutions of Pakistan.
The team comprises on students of Electrical and Mechanical Departments of NED University. They are:
Tabrez Siddiqui, M Shahab Siddiqui, Ahsun Jawed, M Waqar Ahmed, Osama
Rehman, Saeed Ahmad (Team Advisor), Haris Rehman (Team Manager), M
Bilal Sohail, Taha Rasul Sheikh, M Hassan Abbasi, M Ahsan, Talha Asad
and Usman Mehmood.
Talha Asad, one of the team said that the car was prepared at a local workshop in Surjani town.
said, "Around 8 to 10 members will participate in the global event,
which brings together students from over 20 countries across the world
in the competition which aims at finding new solutions for the energy
crises the world is facing today. About Rs 1.4 million will be the
estimated cost of the project, including car development cost (Rs0.5m),
travelling (Rs 0.4m), transportation (Rs 0.35m) and accommodation and
miscellaneous (Rs 0.15m).
The contestants have been tasked with
design & developing a car that can travel the furthest distance,
using the least amount of fuel."
He said that, however, we need the
help of your esteemed organization in order to be able to represent
Pakistan in this global competition.
It is a corporate social
responsibility to help students achieve excellence in co curricular
activities and that too in an international event; Shell has already
provided us with sponsorship of Rs0.2m as seed money to start the
project, but in order to finish this project we need your generosity,
he said and added that the said project will definitely improve the
image of Pakistan Worldwide.
"This year the event is to be held in
Kuala Lumpur, Sepang International Circuit. The expected audience is
more than 6000 people and the event will be covered by media from over
20 countries," he added. The nation
"INSHAALLAH, SUCCESS BEHIND TO THEM WHEN ALL NATION PRAY FOR THEM."
City, Country: KARACHI PAKISTAN
"Great job by the Nedian and INSHALLAH they reached the height of sucess"
Name: M.IRFAN QAMAR
City, Country: Karachi,Pakistan
"salam i m very pooud n also happy u succesed my pray also"
Name: ms siddiqui
City, Country: karachi.pakistan
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KU Seminar on Promoting Effective Media Strategies
Karachi: Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (KU), Prof Pirzada
Qasim has prescribed comedy and satire for the consumption of general
public to outdo the social, political and economic woes that have
attacked the hapless people of Pakistan. He hoped that media, a
powerful tool in the society could play a vital role in bringing mirth
and joy to the gloom that has surrounded the nation.
Chancellor gave this recipe of happiness while speaking at a seminar
organised by the Department of Mass Communication titled "Promoting
Effective Media Strategies for Identification of Social Issues" at the
Arts auditorium on Wednesday.
The seminar, according to the
organisers, was to analyse and devise the role of documentary and
comedy programmes in providing intellectual and social relief to
Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi advised
the media to promote awareness related to health issues, because
excessive use of toxic chemicals was one of the key reasons for the
increasing stress related problems in the society. "Media should
highlight such issues through documentaries and informative programmes.
It can also play a vital role in applying brakes to the social crimes
by showing the true picture of camouflaged faces of criminals", she
Humorist and writer Anwar Maqsood read an imaginary
letter of Ahmed Faraz which, according to him, had been received after
the death of Faraz; the letter received joyous applause from the
audience. He further added that pen was the most suitable weapon for a
student and it should not be stopped by any external pressure.
Producer PTV Ali Rizvi thought that comedy and satire was a tool for
the bringing truth that could shock and please the audience. It was a
sort of therapy through literature.
Nasreen Jalil said that hope should be kept intact and alive even in the darkest hours of ones life.
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Dr Khan Bahadar made agri varsity VC
Peshawar: Prof Dr Khan Bahadar has been appointed as the new
vice-chancellor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University and
formal notification to this effect is expected in a couple of days,
"The governor has approved Prof Khan
Bahadar's appointment as vice-chancellor of the Agricultural University
and sent the summary to the chief secretary," a source in the
Governor's House said. A formal notification may take a day or two due
to the chief secretary's leave from office, the sources added.
his name on the top of the seniority list of the university, Prof Khan
Bahadar had also been recommended as the leading candidate by the
search committee for appointment of vice-chancellors for public sector
The search committee after interviewing the 10
short-listed candidates for the office on April 13 had recommended
three names to Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani, who is also chancellor of
the public sector universities for final approval, the sources said.
other two applicants recommended by the committee were Prof Dr Riaz
Khattak and Prof Dr Mohammad Afzal, the sources added. A weed
scientist, Dr Khan Bahadar has vast experience in teaching and
administration to his credit. He is the only professor in the country
having two PhDs, one from US and another from University of Peshawar.
academician started his career as a plant taxonomist in Pakistan
Council of Science and Industrial Research (PCSIR) in 1976 and switched
over to teaching in 1977 as a lecturer. He was elevated as professor in
2004. He has supervised 30 MPhil, three MS and 10 PhD students.
Khan Bahadar has 169 citable publications with 35 in foreign journals.
He has successfully completed six research projects and is now working
with the Pak-Australian linkage projects as advisor.
organised 22 trainings in weed identification and management. He has
also organised more than 19 conferences and workshops and represented
Pakistan in 27 international conferences as a delegate.
Bahadar has vast experience of academic administration having worked as
dean, chairman, coordinator, student advisor, chief proctor, warden and
also acting vice-chancellor. He served as a member of academic council
and member of syndicate.
He received outstanding weed scientist
award in 1993, Higher Education Commission's best university teacher
award in 2005 and President's medal for technology 2008. Dr Khan
Bahadar remained vice-president and president of the Asia Pacific Weed
Science Society and chief organiser of 22nd Asia Pacific Weed Science
Conference held in March 2010.
He is member of eight
professional societies at the international level. Presently, he is
president of Asia Pacific Weed Science Society, President Pakistan
Ethno-botanical Society and Weed Science Society of Pakistan. The news
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Teachers of public varsities to observe strike
Hyderabad: Sindh chapter of the Federation of All Pakistan
Universities Academic Staff Association decided on Wednesday to observe
a two-hour token strike daily in all the public universities of the
It was decided at a meeting held in the Sindh
Agriculture University Tandojam on Wednesday that academic staff would
not work from 10am to 12noon from Thursday (today) in protest against
non-acceptance of their demands.
Speaking at a news
conference, president of Sindh chapter of the federation Prof Badar
Soomro and other office-bearers said that it was an irony that problems
of university teachers of three other provinces had been resolved, but
teachers of the Sindh public universities had been waiting for the
solution of their issues for three years.
said that university teachers would wear black armbands and hoist black
flags on the buildings of universities during the strike.
He threatened that if their problems were not resolved, they could also boycott examinations scheduled for May 10.
He said that the university teachers of Sindh were also facing
difficulties in getting NOCs for going abroad to attend conferences,
seminars or perform Umrah as well as for higher studies on scholarship.
He said that in the three provinces, NOCs were issued by the
respective vice-chancellors while in Sindh, but in Sindh only the
governor was authorised to issue such NOCs. Why this discrimination was
being observed against the teachers of Sindh universities, he asked.
Professor Soomro demanded that the vice chancellors of Sindh
universities should be authorised to issue NOCs.He also demanded that
on the pattern of Punjab and other provinces, the teachers of Sindh
universities should also be given Rs10,000 PhD and Rs5,000 MPhil/MSc/ME
Re-employment of retired professors and officers
in all the universities of Sindh should be stopped forthwith and the
teachers should be given computer allowance and plots in public housing
LUMHS: Disciplinary committee of Liaquat University
of Medical and Health Sciences of Jamshoro on Wednesday cancelled
admissions of four students of MBBS first year namely Shah Faisal,
Abdur Rahim, Mohammad Mansoor and Najmuddin.
has also rusticated final year's BDS student Mohammad Jamil, third
year's BDS student, Asadullah and fourth year's MBBS student Majid for
The meeting has sent recommendation to the health department to cancel the house job of house officer Amanullah Malik.
These students were involved in the violent incident of Tuesday that
took place at the university campus. They ransacked the university
library, damaged university property and injured two students.
The meeting made it clear that no one would be allowed to destroy the
peaceful atmosphere of the university.SU: The University of Sindh
leased out three acres of land to M.H.Panhwar Trust for construction of
M.H.Panhwar Chair here on Wednesday.
The land lease documents
were singed by the University Registrar Mr Mohammad Hussain Shaikh and
Mr.Sunny Panhwar in presence of acting vice-chancellor Prof Dr Iqbal
Ahmed Panhwar in his office. Dawn
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FUUAST geography result
Karachi: Controller Examination Federal Urdu University For Arts,
Science & Technology (FUUAST) Prof. Waqar-ul-Haq announced the
results of MSc Geography (final) fourth semester of batch four 2008 and
Second Semester batch four 2009 (one year program) of morning shift on
According to statistics, 31 students, out of 32
enrolled, participated in exams with 28 students declared passed. Atrah
obtained first position, Kanwal second, while Sabika Zahra got third
position. Result remained 92.32 percent. Meanwhile BS (CS) Sixth
Semester of batch four 2006 (morning) result was also announced.
to statistic, 37 candidates out of 40 declared pass. Maria Shakeel
acquired first, Mohammad Farid Khan second and Hira Shaz Siddiq third
position, while pass percentage remained 92.5. The news
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