FG Postgraduate commerce college classroom brawl
Classroom brawl ends in taking one life
Islamabad: A brawl between two students over a seat in the
classroom of a city college ended in an armed clash on Thursday in which
one student was killed and another seriously wounded, police said.
Inam Abbasi, 22, died of a bullet that pierced through his chest while
his friend Adeel Azkar, also 22, was lying in intensive care unit with a
bullet lodged in his neck.
Police have registered a murder
case against Mohammad Wasif, who had fought with Azkar over the
classroom seat three days ago, and his friends. They had fled the scene
after the shooting.
All three were students of the Federal
Government Postgraduate Commerce College in Sector H-8/4. Students who
saw the two stick-wielding rival groups clash a little distance from the
college ran for safety when shots rang out at the scene.
however, turned back on seeing Azkar and Inam fall to the ground. Both
were taken to a hospital where doctors declared Inam dead and put Azkar
in intensive care.
This brought the students of the college out
on the road protesting the violence. They blocked the Islamabad Highway
but were persuaded by police to clear the road.
the scuffle over the seat was settled inside the classroom the same day.
But Azkar, son of an assistant sub-inspector of police, and his friends
allegedly waylaid and beat up Wasif and his friends outside the college
after classes ended. It blamed the college administration for not
taking any disciplinary action against its quarrelling students.
Wasif, according to the police, stayed from college for a few days nursing his wounds.
On Thursday, he and his friend allegedly lay in ambush near OPF
College, waiting for his tormentors. When Azkar appeared with his
friends there they attacked them.
A clash then followed which ended in an exchange of fire, according to the police.
Ikarm-ul-Haq, brother of Inam, however said that Inam had no part
in the brawl and, in fact, had reconciled his two classmates. He claimed
his brother received several calls from Wasif's group for a meeting
between the elders of the two sides to avoid any flare up in the future.
It turned out that he was duped into a fatal trap, he said.
Ikram claimed witnesses saw about 10 students dragging his brother away
and shooting him in the chest.
ASI Azkar Hussain said that
he did not know about the classroom brawl three days ago. "However, it
was foolish of the young blood to take anger to such extreme," he said.
His son was in a stable condition and had talked to him.
Doctors attending his son feared that the boy might lose his speech if
they tried to remove the bullet lodged in his neck through surgery. They
may take a decision on Friday. Dawn
"F.G commerce college is best college of our country . this college teach commerce education My personal experience in f.g college of commerce . All teachers train in our subjects but students need self study. if pass examination and achive good marks . God bless all honesty students Allah Hafiz"
Name: Aamir Farooq Abbasi
City, Country: islamabad
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FDE teachers threaten closure of institutions
Islamabad: Feeling humiliated and betrayed after the eleventh hour
postponement of 'Salaam Teachers Day', teachers of the Federal
Government Colleges have threaten to close down the academic
institutions if their demands are not met within ten days as promised by
the Federal Ministry of Education.
In a meeting of Federal
Government Teachers Association of Pakistan (FGTAP) held here on
Thursday, the teachers severely criticized the government for betraying
teachers and not fulfilling their promises regarding the announcement of
special package for the federal government teachers on that particular
"Special package for the teachers' longstanding demand of
up-gradation was likely to be announced on that particular day but these
entire announcements proved to be nothing but an eye wash," said FGTAP
President Azhar Mahmood Awan.
According to the package, teachers from
Islamabad Colleges for Boys and Girls, Islamabad Model Colleges for
Boys and Girls and Federal Government Schools and Colleges were to be
up-graded under the time scale promotion formula (TSPF).
president said that teachers were already going through a tough time due
to the recent cut in house rent and now they are not given the
up-gradation in their scales for which they were very hopeful. "There
are dozens of teachers who are working for more than two decades in the
same scale but nobody has ever bothered to listen to their problems and
also to solve them," he said.
Akbar Jan on the occasion said that
whenever there is some campaign like election campaign or polio
campaign, teachers are forced to take part in it but when there is some
time to acknowledge them, everybody seems to forget their contributions.
"We are the only one who serve ourselves in different national causes
besides imparting knowledge to the future of country but we are also the
one whose demands are seldom met," she said.
She said if the
government was not having funds for the payment of increased salaries to
the teachers right now then it should at least announce it at the
moment and implement it from July 2011. "Ministry of Education Secretary
Mohammad Athar Tahir has asked us to wait for ten days and if our
demands are not met within ten days then we would not remain silent as
we did in the past," she said.
FGTAP Vice President Salma Hassan said
that every society respects their teachers but we were humiliated
instead. "The organizers of Salaam Pakistan have made several excuses
for the postponement of the event. Sometimes they said prime minister
was not available and sometimes they said minister was not available.
But the actual reason was that they don't want to raise the status of
the teachers," she added.
Mirza Abdul Rashid on the occasion said
that this time they would not remain silent at any cost and would fight
until their demands are met. "Those sitting in power corridors should
not take us lightly and should listen to our demands. We will also knock
every possible door for our rights," he said.
Naeem Khalid said that
those who are enjoying the highest ranks are given all the incentives
irrespective of the economic condition of the country but whenever it
comes to teachers, the government makes different excuses. On the
occasion teachers also held a protest demonstration against the cut in
house rent and demanded of the government to release the amount for the
house rent as soon as possible besides addressing to their other
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Director General
(DG) Shaheen Khan on the occasion appeared quite nervous. She also fumed
at teachers when they announced to close down the academic institutions
if their demands are not met. "Such decisions should not be taken at
once. We are trying to facilitate teachers in every possible way and
hopeful that the demands of teachers would soon be met," she said. The news
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Report for giving primary education in mother tongue
Rawalpindi: Primary education in Pakistan should be imparted in
mother tongue as children learn more when the medium of communication is
same at home and school. This was the main recommendation of a British
Council report, 'Teaching and Learning in Pakistan: The Role of Language
in Education', launched at Fatima Jinnah Women University on Thursday.
"Only 5pc of Pakistanis have access to education in their first
language," the report said.
The council this year commissioned
Hywel Coleman, OBE Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the School of
Education in University of Leeds, to undertake a review of Pakistan's
English language teaching policies and practices. Coleman's report is
the result of over six months of research and analysis, including two
extensive trips to Pakistan.
The launching ceremony was
attended by a panel of distinguished educationists, representatives of
Higher Education Commission (HEC), the Society of Pakistani English
Language Teachers (Spelt) and others.
Majority of the
participants agreed that mother language as medium of instruction could
be beneficial as it would reinforce education by involving parents in
the education of children and instilling a sense of belonging in
"There are no barriers in
comprehension when education is provided in the mother tongue as
formulation of basic concepts take place in the same language," the
report said. In Pakistan, it said primary language of instruction is
Urdu, which is first language of only 6.8 per cent of the population.
The repot said Punjabi is the mother tongue of 49.3 per cent, followed
by Pushto 12 per cent, Sindhi 11.7 per cent, Balochi 3.6 per cent and
Brahui at 1.3 per cent.
The report said making connections
between sounds of a language and signs on a written page were more
effective when repeated often. "Children can relate their learning in
school with their home environment, the games they play, the TV
programmes they watch, their interaction with other students if all of
this is in the same language. All communities feel equally respected if
their home languages are employed," the report said.
using a language in schools which students have difficulty in
understanding led to political and social instability and conflict. It
said Pakistan was one of 11 countries "with high levels of 'fragility of
conflict' and one of 19 countries with high linguistic
The report said choice of first language
affected educational attendance, performance and "explains half of the
reason for low retention rates". It said children were likely to achieve
greater proficiency in English if they first study in their home
language and then study English as a foreign or second language.
The report recommended that after initial education in mother tongue,
"from class three to five Urdu is introduced and gradually replaces
regional language as the language of instruction."
"English is studied as a main subject for four years up to grade 9. At
class 10 English becomes medium of instruction with Urdu and regional
languages become subjects." Dawn
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Conference on English teaching
Rawalpindi: The Islamabad Chapter of the Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) will hold its
26th SPELT International Annual Conference in collaboration with Oxford
University Press and Fatima Jinnah Women University from October 22 to
24. In the three-day conference, more than 70 international and national
experts will deliver lectures and conduct workshops on various aspects
of English Language Teaching.
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Quaideen fundraiser on 29th
Islamabad: Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association (QAUAA) would
organise 'Quaideen Family Festival & Job Fair 2010' for fundraising
in order to assist students of flood- hit areas of the country on
October 29 at premises of Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
General Secretary Murtaza Noor while talking to this agency informed
that this would also bring various banks, multinational companies,
research institutes, NGOs, and government departments to introduce their
programmes and provide job opportunities to the students, he said. He
said that alumni association members from across the country would
participate in the event with their families.
He said that festival
is a joint effort of Quaideen Intellectual Forum and QAUAA. QAUAA is the
official Alumni Association of Quaid-i-Azam University, No.1 university
of the country and second in OIC countries.
QAU Alumni Association, a
non-profitable voluntary organisation established by the old students
of Quaid-i-Azam University to have a social and interactive forum.
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni
Association have already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to
extend cooperation for the benefit of the present and old students. The news
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COMSATS participates in 5th ICMHESR
Islamabad: A delegation of the Commission on
Science and Technology for the Sustainable Development in the South
(COMSATS), headed by COMSATS Executive Director Dr Imtinan Elahi
Qureshi, attended the opening ceremony of the 5th Islamic Conference of
Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR) held in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 19 to 21.
The Conference is
being hosted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation,
Ministry of Higher Education, and Ministry of Education of the
Government of Malaysia. Forty-eight countries are participating in this
high-profile international event. The two-member delegation of COMSATS
was invited to attend the Conference as representatives from
international organizations/institutions. The Islamic Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the Organization of
Islamic Countries (OIC) have been organizing ICMHESR since 2000 in
collaboration with the institutions in the host countries, Saudi Arab,
Libya, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and now Malaysia, said a press release.
ICMHESR was inaugurated on October 19 by Tan Sri Dato' Muhyiddin
Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. This Conference has been
given the theme 'Enculturation of Quality in Academia, Research and
Innovation towards Prosperity of Ummah'. Daily times
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