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Saudi academy to offer PhD in dreaming
Riyadh: Dreaming of an advanced degree? Try a doctorate in dreams,
something which could soon become a reality in a new Saudi academy
offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Yusuf al-Harthy, a
well-known Saudi dream interpreter, plans to start up an institute
offering bachelors and masters degrees as well as even a PhD in
explaining dreams and visions, Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Sunday.
interpretation is by nature a way of counseling a person," said Harthy,
who already runs an instructional website on deciphering the meaning of
His academy will be linked to an unnamed Arab university, he said.
has a long history of dream interpretation, with the seventh
century-born scholar Muhammad Ibn Sirin, a native of Basra in
present-day Iraq, credited with authoring a classic Islamic catalogue
on dream interpretation.
Harthy, who discusses dreams on radio
and television shows, disagrees with the Saudi Islamic Affair's
Ministry view that dream interpretation is not a teachable science but
something born of inspiration, Al-Hayat reported.
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NUST fashion show
Islamabad: 'EVOLVE-Fashion Show 2010' - the event that took the
audience to an enthralling ride and was not to be missed - proved to be
a platform for the expression of talent and engraved its presence in
the flourishing life of NUST Business School (NBS).
by 'Cognition' - the marketing batch of 2006, EVOLVE was held here
recently at the University premises in Sector H-12. The team's efforts
were evident from the wonderful modelling and performances by students
and the management of activities in their entirety.
As part of
the graduating batch's annual project and as a well-established
tradition of NBS, the purpose of this fashion show was to create
learning through practical execution. EVOLVE, according to them, is a
reflection of a journey through time, the evolution of mankind, and his
development in the various walks of life, with music on one horizon to
the corporate world on the other, with a traditional yet contemporary
The event revolved around various segments related to
men's fashion around the globe. Starting off with music mainly
comprising of its different facets followed by 'Sherwani' - an
exclusive and royal manifestation of men's wedding wear, the event took
off with the vibrant and awe-inspiring offbeat and corporate attire.
Not only did the casual and funky outlook stimulate the audiences'
cheers, but the formal business suiting also truly left a lasting
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MoU between CPSP and RCP to benefit mid-career doctors
Rawalpindi: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan
(CPSP) and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) of London have
recently agreed to work in collaboration to continually improve medical
standards in their respective countries.
Health experts termed
the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the two
organisations a major breakthrough in the medical field as the
collaboration would improve the education and training of doctors in
the field of medicine tailored to the specific needs of the communities
they are serving.
Controller of Examination at the CPSP's
Federal Chapter Dr. Shoaib Shafi said that the MoU would
last in the first instance for five years. He said that the MoU would
provide great opportunities of training in the UK to mid-career doctors
and specialists who have passed the final fellowship examinations of
The purpose of the partnership between CPSP and RCP
is to facilitate placement of doctors from Pakistan in appropriate UK
clinical training opportunities for up to 24 months. The partnership
would also facilitate placement of mid-career doctors and specialists
who have passed final fellowship examinations of the CPSP in advanced
specialist training skills attachments (observer status), said
Professor of Medicine at Rawalpindi Medical College Dr. Shoaib.
said that the organisations would collaborate in educational
initiatives and online resources apart from strengthening examiner
training for the CPSP. To a query, Dr. Shoaib said that the RCP would
identify clinical placements in the UK for Pakistani doctors who have
passed the Intermediate Module in Medicine (IMM) of CPSP to gain
relevant experience for up to two years in accordance with RCP
sponsorship scheme regulations. He added that under the MoU, the RCP
would support the development and adaptation of clinical guidelines for
the needs of clinicians and patients in Pakistan.
would work with RCP experts to develop techniques in the production and
adaptation of clinical guidelines and to publish and encourage the
adoption and promotion of these across Pakistan," said Dr. Shoaib.
said that for the financial arrangements on activities under the
partnership, the two parties would negotiate and agree on a viable
solution as per requirement of the activity. "The financial
arrangements would be negotiated and agreed by both the parties at the
time of presentation of an activity or programme as no permanent
settlement has been made on the subject," he said. The news
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Educational Broadcasters Forum launched
Islamabad: The universities should not be
only limited to spread the existing knowledge but they should also
extend their wings to the formation of knowledge through research work
said Allama Iqbal Open University's (AIOU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr
Nazir Ahmed Sangi on Tuesday.
He was addressing the signing ceremony to launch the Educational Broadcasters Forum (EBF) at AIOU.
this occasion a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to
constitute an "Educational Broadcaster Forum". AIOU VC Prof Sangi, IIUI
President Dr Siddiqui, Fatima Jinnah Women University VC Prof Dr Saeeda
Asadullah Khan, National University of Modern Languages Rector Brig Dr
Aziz Ahmed Khan, Riphah International University VC Prof Dr Anis Ahmad,
National University of Science and Technology Rector Lt Gen Muhammad
Asghar, Women Institute of Science and Humanities President Prof Tayyab
Gulzar Khan and FG Margallah College for Women Principal Khadija Javed
signed the MoU. Daily times
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2 Beaconites selected as ambassadors for US summer programme
Islamabad: Abdullah Tajwar and Zarak Rahman, two A Level students
of the Beaconhouse School System, Banigala Campus, steered through all
selection rounds to be announced as the only selected young ambassadors
from Islamabad region for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows
Initiative Summer Institute Programme 2010.
Both Abdullah (8
As) and Zarak (10 As) went through a rigorous selection procedure for
the programme to be held later this year that involved academic merit,
experience of a variety of co-curricular activities, applications,
recommendations and communication with possible host families in the
US. They got selected for the programme after completing two tough and
competitive phases of the application process, which culminated in an
interview, conducted by three representatives of the US Consulate in
the federal capital.
The Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute
Programme is a month-long programme for young people from Asia and the
US aged 16-18. Young ambassadors from around the globe convene for the
intensive programme, focusing on global issues of common interest,
leadership and media training, collaborative project development,
community service, educational travel and plans for follow-on
activities. The challenging and comprehensive programme involves
interactive activities, practical experiences and other hands-on
The Pakistani fellows will be joined by 28
others from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan,
nominated by US embassies in these countries as well as 10 fellows from
Mrs Riffat Arif, headmistress of the Beaconhouse
Banigala A Level Campus, said it is Beaconhouse's commitment to all
students' overall intellectual grooming, development of research skills
and consistent training to acquire the tiers of soft skills that
enhance the academic ability of each student. "The same enabled
Abdullah and Zarak to beat all other candidates from the region to be
selected for the two positions allocated for applicants from
She expressed her pride and delight over both the
ambassadors being selected from Beaconhouse, having met the criteria
and proving to the best out of all applicants for the programme
catering to the modern, international global requirements and standards
for education, recognising not just academics and grades alone but also
the crucial areas of talent and interest that make each student unique
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Students protest against demolition of school wall
Islamabad: The demolition of boundary wall by civic authorities
has made hundreds of students of the Islamabad Model College for Boys
(IMCB), F-11/3, vulnerable to terrorist threats as anyone could now
have an easy access to its premises.
The staff of Enforcement
Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) rushed to the
school at daytime on Monday when students and faculty members left for
their homes after closure of classes and started demolishing its
When the security guard informed the principal
about 'operation' of the CDA, he immediately reached the college but no
one from the CDA staffers gave an ear to his arguments and continued
their work until complete demolition of the 120 feet long boundary wall.
students came to know about the incident the next day, they started
protesting against the demolition of boundary wall and it became
difficult for the principal to control them.
(Islamabad) Amir Ali Ahmed and the SHO of the relevant police station
contacted the principal and asked him to pacify the angry students.
to this scribe, IMCB Principal Dr. Ali Ahmad Kharal said that it was
really a strange act as no one from the CDA ever informed the college
administration about the status of the boundary wall. "I heard from
them only when they were pulling down the boundary wall as they were
doing it as part of their campaign against encroachments in the city,"
"What should I say about the mentality of our civic
managers as encroachers are grabbing every inch of our markets, bazaars
and other public places but the boundary wall of the college is the
only thing they can see and demolish," he said.
He raised the
question whether it was not necessary to issue any kind of notice to
the college administration to inform them that the boundary wall was
built illegally in the past. "If it was illegally built then they
should have issued a notice and informed us so that we could be able to
rectify the situation because the local administration gave us strict
orders to raise boundary walls in the face of terrorist threats," he
When contacted, CDA Director (Public Relations) Ramzan
Sajid said the school administration illegally occupied three kanals of
land and it was asked time and again to itself demolish the wall built
without any permission from the relevant authorities.
school administration should itself think whether it suits them to
illegally occupy a piece of land. We repeatedly asked them to undo
their act and at one stage they assured the CDA chairman that they
would demolish the wall but instead they started constructing rooms, so
we could not allow them to do so," he said.
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Islamabad: Fahad Mahmood, a bright Pakistani student, won the Frederick
Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, which is presented to those
students who rank academically in the top five per cent of the
graduating senior class of Stanford University, California, USA.
who was the dean of the School of Engineering from 1944 to 1958,
initiated this award programme, which is now named in his honour. Each
recipient of the award nominates a high school teacher, who has been
the most influential in the student's academic career.
Mahmood was among the 22 students, who could call their schoolteacher.
He invited Muhammad Younous, who was his Mathematics teacher in O and A
Level at The City School, Capital Campus, Islamabad as the teacher who
had influenced him the most.
Mohammad Younous was called to
Stanford University, USA to attend the ceremony where Fahad was
presented with the award. Younous, who has been teaching at The City
School for the past 15 years, has several Cambridge International
Examination distinctions in O and A Level Mathematics to his credit. He
was also presented with a certificate by James D Plummer, Dean School
of Engineering, Stanford University.
Besides being among the
top five per cent of students, Fahad has to his credit double
graduation in Astronautics/Aeronautics Engineering and Physics. After
graduating in June 2010, Fahad will be joining MIT, USA for his
doctorate. The news
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