UoP registrar | IIU martyrs monument
UoP gets registrar
Peshawar, Oct 21: After serving as acting
registrar for more than six months, Dr Syed Fazli Hadi was Wednesday
named as registrar of the University of Peshawar. The decision was taken
by the Syndicate of the university in a meeting here. Dr Hadi has
worked on various administrative positions in the university for the
last 19 years. He did his PhD from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad,
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Rs2.3m Martyrs Monument to be built at IIU
Islamabad: Students and faculty members of the International Islamic
University (IIU) here on Wednesday remembered the tragic twin suicide
attacks, which claimed lives of eight students and a security guard.
events were held in the university and FM radio station, being run by
university students, broadcast live transmission of the events with a
title of 'University kay Shaheedon kay Naam'.
The blasts occurred in
quick succession on September 20 last year in segregated blocks for
girls and boys on the university campus in Sector H-10. A bomber barged
into the women-only facility despite fierce resistance put up by the
security guard, blew himself up at the entrance of the girls' cafeteria.
The other bomber detonated his explosives-laden jacket on the first
floor of the Imam Abu Hanifa Block.
The students who lost their lives
in these terrorist attacks included Hafiz Naseem Anjum, Hafiz Khalilur
Rehman, Amina Tahir, Amina Batool, Tayyaba Hina, Aqsa Malik, Hina Nawaz
and Sidra Khalil. Security guard Parvez Masih lost his life when he
intercepted one of the terrorists at the gate.
displayed banners reading poems and quotes to show their love and
compassion for their fellow students. They also placed bouquets and lit
candles for the departed souls besides reciting poems and offering
prayers. They were of the view that they did not gather there to grieve
their death but to remember the beautiful moments they spent with them.
Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, while addressing a gathering in
the boys' section, said that students from all Muslim countries come to
the university to seek education and the purpose of those attacks were
to halt the process of learning and education.
"The students showed
great courage and dedication and proved that this prestigious learning
institution is still a symbol of standard and success," he said.
President Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui said they would continue to
remember the students who lost their lives in the suicide attacks and
their sacrifices would not go waste.
IIU Vice President Parveen Qadir
Agha, while speaking on the occasion, said that the terror attacks
failed to weaken the resolve of the students as they continued their
studies with more passion and vigour.
She said all injured were rushed to hospitals by the students before arrival of ambulances and police.
Qadir Agha appealed for help in building a monument at a cost of Rs2.3
million. She said: "The monument would be a symbol of courage and
commitment and show our love for the departed souls."
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Urdu speech, debate contests held
Islamabad: Urdu speech and debate contest were held at the CDA Model School as part inter-house competitions, says a press release.
(r) Faiz Muhammad, sports & culture director at the Capital
Development Authority, was the chief guest on the occasion. Ms. Kashifa
and Ms Hina Majeed from IMCG, F-8/1, and Mrs. Saeeda Khalid from IMCB,
I-8/3, were the judges.
The topic of speech was 'Mauj Barhe Ya Andhi
Aye' which was won by Fabeha of Razia Sultana House. While the debate on
'Islamabad Awam Ka Ya Khawas Ka' was won by Mahham Zehra of Noor Jehan
The chief guest admired the beauty of Islamabad and advised to
keep it clean and green while addressing the audience. He also
appreciated the teachers and the students' efforts in organising the
competition as such activities play a vital role in enlightening the
students and make them aware of their surroundings. The news
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'Bring teachers, or we'll lock schools'
Karak: Residents of Isak Chauntra and Sabirabad have warned the
government to ensure the presence of teachers in the girl schools in
their areas or they would lock the schools.
Elders of the two
areas said that for many months the students had been staying at home
because there was no one in the schools to teach them. Only two teachers
had been running the government high school for girls in Isak Chauntra,
"We brought the issue to the notice of high-ups of
the district's education department but have seen no action taken
against the absentee teachers so far," they said.
said that some teachers were residing outside the district with their
husbands to educate their own children at the cost of their students.
They added that less-educated and untrained substitute persons were
attending classes on the behalf of some teachers to maintain the
attendance register. "These teachers are getting their salaries without
attending the school," they said.
The parents of students of
government high school for girls in Sabirabad also protested against the
school administration over expulsion of some students of eight, ninth
and tenth classes. They alleged the headmistress of the school was
responsible for the situation and demanded that she should be
transferred as she polluted the educational environment of the school.
They threatened to stage protest if their demand was not met. Dawn
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COMSATS offers membership to Muslim countries
Islamabad: The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable
Development in the South (COMSATS) with twenty 21 member states in three
continents, has offered partnership to 43 Muslim countries
participating in the ongoing 5th Islamic Conference of Ministers of
Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR).
offer was made by the Executive Director of COMSATS of Pakistan, Dr.
Imtinan Elahi Qureshi at the third session of the conference being held
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Oct 19-21.
Dr. Imtinan stressed the Higher
Education Ministers' and other participants of ICMHESR to consider
joining COMSATS to enable their scientists to take benefits of
COMSATS's programmes in areas such as environmental science, renewable
energy, water and research, Information and Communication Technology
(ICT), bio-technology and material sciences.
He said the Commission activities
are focused in the development of science and technology capacity in
members states by encouraging south-south cooperation along with
Dr. Imtinan said a network of 16
Centers of Excellence in developing countries is affiliated with
COMSATS. These centers being prestigious Science and Technology
organizations in their own countries are participating in
technology-transfer and knowledge sharing programs.
He said the ICMHESR participants
can also benefit from COMSATS's two flagship projects; COMSATS
Institute of Information Technology which offers 48 degree programs and
Internet Services of COMSATS which offers value added solutions in,
domain and hosting, web development, networking training and data
centers. He added that experience gained in these projects is available
for the common members of COMSATS and OIC.
The theme of three-day ICMHESR is, "Enculturation of Quality In Academia, Research and Innovation Towards Prosperity of Ummah". app
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