No financial support for Islamic university victims
Criminal negligence towards families of IIU victims
Islamabad, Nov 5: The families who lost their loved ones during the International
Islamic University blasts are passing through hard times due to criminal
negligence of the government towards the families of victims who are expecting
financial support looking to the government and philanthropists for.
Masih's family is one of such families who laid his own life and saved hundreds
of innocent female students as he successfully stopped the suicide bomber to
enter the main hall of the cafeteria. But it is very strange that government had
not announced any compensation for families of martyrs and injured students and
The family of late Pervez Masih is living in a very miserable
condition because of his death. Although the university has offered his widow,
Shaheen, an employment but it is not enough.
Pervez is survived by one
daughter, Dia. Though he had three brothers and four sisters but they all live
separately and never supported Pervez and his old mother ever except Parveen who
is the youngest sister among all the members living with her mother and Pervez's
family in a rented house. Now all the responsibility rests with Parveen to look
after her mother in a meager salary.
"I took out loan of Rs 20,000 for
funeral and to serve guests since his death who have been arriving to condole.
We were very happy because Pervez had recently got this job and he had not
received a single salary yet. No compensation can lessen our grief and we have
no greed for any amount but life has become so tough," remarked self-esteemed
Kurshaid Bibi, mother of the deceased, after the death of Pervez has become too
weak and cannot work and see in this old age. Since his death to visit the
graveyard again and again and spend hours weeping and grieving has become her
Pervez was their only hope. She has struggled all her life and
raised her all children earning herself as Pervez's farther had died very early
when they were too young, a neighbourer stated while telling about the plight of
Khurshaid who is still in a state of shock and cannot express her grief.
suicide blasts rocked the International Islamic University Islamabad on October
20 killing 8 and injuring about 30 students and staff members but there was no
financial support for them at all and the university has been bearing all the
expenses of treatment of victims. Five students are still under treatment in
different hospitals and university has spent millions of rupees on their
treatment. One student, Amna Batool, who expired later, the university spent Rs
2,500,000 only on her treatment.
The government should compensate Pervez's
family as well as other bereaved families. This is being done all over the
country and the government should not deprive IIUI victims of this support. The
community should also come forward to help IIUI victims. The nation
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60% burnt victim of IIU blast survived
Islamabad: Following successful surgery, doctors of Pakistan Institute of
Medical Sciences (PIMS) turned a miracle into reality with the grace of Almighty
Allah by saving a victim of International Islamic University suicide attack, who
suffered 60% burn injuries.
According to details, October 20 was a
gruesome day as Islamic International University, Home of Learning witnessed a
suicide bomb attack in which an ill-fated 24 years old student, Waqar Khalid
suffered 60 per cent burn injuries facing life-threatening situation.
was admitted at PIMS amid panic and tears, but the efficiency of doctors turned
a miracle into reality, as he had no chance of survival in such circumstances.
The incharge Dr. Tariq Iqbal under his able team of doctors worked day and night
round the clock to save the student from the clutches of death hence now the
patient has recovered and will be discharged in a few days.
to this agency on Wednesday, Dr. Tariq Iqbal said that the treatment of Waqar
Khalid was not less than a challenge for him as they looked after him with
utmost care adding in PIMS they treat patients fee of cost.
added that out of 616 patients admitted in PIMS, 462 patients, which makes 75
per cent have fully recovered. He said that the survival rate is not more than
15 per cent in general hospitals.
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NIP receives around 59,677 applications
Islamabad: The Ministry of Youth Affairs has received over 59,677
applications from across the country for the 3rd batch of National Internship
NIP Director General Ashiq Hussain said that the
under the program the NIP has received over 39,239 online applications and 4,238
by post applications, adding that among the total applicants 13,247 are female
and 25,992 male applicants. "We have received 7,706 total applications from
Malakand division including male and female applicants which shows positive
response of the Malakand youth," he added.
He said, the last date for
submission of the applications for the youth from Malakand division was October
30, while November 10 is last for submission of the applications from across the
He said that NIP has been designed to benefit young unemployed
post- graduates and graduates from across the country, having completed 16 years
of education from recognized universities or degree awarding institutions
including external candidates.
He said, the management of the programme
has received positive response from the youth and its reflects not only the
success of the programmes but also its popularity.
"In order to further
scrutinize the candidates eligibility, the authority has dispatched the
applications to Higher Education Commission (HEC)" DG NIP added.
Hussain said that under the NIP fresh batch of unemployed post- graduates will
be inducted in first week of October, adding that after the verification of the
applications from HEC and Nadra, the selection process would be finalized and
letters would be issued.
Describing the allocation for the programme
insufficient, he said the NIP management requested for an amount of Rs3.7
billion for the programmes, however, Rs1.6 billion have been
earmarked. The news
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Oxford Book Fair 2009
Islamabad: Like other cities of the country, 'Oxford
Book Fair 2009' with its amazing collection, continues to attract book-lovers in
the federal capital, reviving the tradition of book reading.
book fair organised by Oxford University press started with the advent of
November and maintained its spirit this year too by engaging the people of all
ages toward book reading activities.
The book fair is an annual activity of
the Oxford University Press and this year's slogan is 'The best books-the
Huge variety of books on politics, history, poetry,
education, culture and dictionaries are being displayed in the book fair.
book fair has introduced the new books including "Between dreams and
realities-some milestones in Pakistan's history" by Sartaj Aziz, "Pan-Islam in
British India" by M. Naeem Qureshi, "The Ismailis in the Middle Ages" by
Shafique N. Virani and "Comparing Cities-The Middle East and South Asia" by
Kamran Asdar and Martina Riekar.
Oxford Bookshop Assistant Jangraiz Khan told
the agency that the Oxford University Press is offering 25 percent discount on
general books, 30 percent on dictionaries and 22 percent on educational
stuff.The book fair is arranged every year to promote book industry and
highlight the importance of valuable literature, he said.
The book fair
starts in the morning at 10:00am and continue till 8:00pm including Sundays and
other holidays, he said.
About response of people, he said, "We started
receiving phone calls a week prior to the exhibition and people were excited
imagining this year's unique collection of book fair". This year, the visitors
seems to be reluctant to come at the book fair due to prevailing uncertain law
and order situation in the Capital.
Therefore, the number of visitors is less
as compared to the last year, he said. The books on diversified subjects are
being showcased in the book fair according to the interest of the people
belonging to different age groups. APP
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Contractual lecturers move LHC
Rawalpindi: Seventy-one female lecturers working in eight different women
colleges on contractual basis for more than ten years have moved the Lahore High
Court seeking regularisation of their services.
Justice Asad Munir was
to take up the petition of Razia Nadeem and others on Tuesday but put it off on
the request of lawyers who wanted to participate in the protest demonstrations
against the November 3, 2007 emergency.
Making secretary higher
education Punjab and director colleges Rawalpindi as respondents, the
petitioners through their counsel Mohammad Akram Sheikh have requested the court
to direct the education department to regularise their services.
petitioners maintained that they were appointed in 1998 and 1999 in the
newly-built degree colleges for women located at Mohanpura, Zafarul Haq Road, F
Block Satellite Town, B Block Satellite Town, Dhoke Elahi Baksh, Milad Nagar,
Dhoke Hassu and Muslim Town on the contract of three years against permanent
They stated that more female teachers were also appointed on
contract in 2005 in different colleges of Punjab through the Punjab Public
Service Commission and were later regularised in the basic pay scale of 17.
They maintained that they had served for more than ten years but their
services were not being regularised.
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Spies to monitor teachers playing truant
Muzaffarabad: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider
issued on Wednesday a stern warning to teachers against absenteeism, saying the
government would take punitive measures to arrest the unfortunate trend.
Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of AJK Headmasters Association, Mr
Haider announced that the government would monitor the attendance of teachers in
schools through intelligence agencies which were supposed to serve as its eyes
and ears and update it on the working of official machinery.
minister pointed out that a righteous head of any educational institution could
keep the system in proper working order, but the principals with otherwise
tendencies could not ensure attendance and punctuality on the part of their
"I would advice such teachers to quit this
profession," he said while expressing the hope that teachers' organisations
would not come up with requests for undue favours in the face of action against
their guilty members.
Mr Haider said transfer of a government servant
was part of service and teachers' organisations should work out a policy for
that by themselves in consultation with the education minister.
stressed upon teachers to create a good atmosphere in their respective
institutions and instil moral values into students to make them law abiding
The prime minister said since the teachers were associated
with the noblest profession their responsibilities were higher than other
He assured that all problems of the teacher community
would be resolved within the state resources but he would not make any
announcement which he could not fulfil afterwards.
financial health is not very good and I would ensure that whatever resources it
generated or obtained are spent in all fairness and honesty," he said.
The prime minister, who carries the repute of an outspoken politician,
said he would not compromise on his principles.
"If I felt that I cannot
discharge my responsibilities with honour and dignity I will sidestep instead of
sticking to this chair," he said.
Earlier, Minister for Education
(Schools) Noreen Arif and several others also spoke to the gathering. Dawn
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