Why Study Abroad?
Study abroad presents many multifarious challenges
Karachi, Apr 26: Pursuing study abroad is always a demanding and exciting - It impacts student's
career and human relations that he/she develops and expands over time.
In today's knowledge base society there is a great trend of students
spending some time for their study abroad in order to enhance their
knowledge to gain more experience and knowledge.
recent economic crises, employers are seeking for more challenging,
skilled and expert individuals. In the globalization young people's
future prospects are enhanced by studying abroad as the working
environment is becoming progressively more international and companies
require intercultural skills and competence.
Keeping in view
these dramatic global changes our national educational system needs a
lot of improvement. The existing education delivery system is not
meeting the needs and requirements of the new society as such.
abroad presents many multifarious challenges, not only when you have to
cope with the country existing bureaucracy but also when you have to
accommodate new culture, traditions and experience. Of course this is
not an easy job, but it is an excellent opportunity for Pakistani
students to prove their adaptability and resilience – to themselves and
to others. Pakistani students are very capable and have a lot of
talent. Depending on their educational background, we give them
assistance over English language proficiency. We are always proud of
our students who are studying in UK, Australia, New Zealand and USA as
they are doing really well there. We do help our students who have been
granted scholarships free of cost. 80% of our students are going to
international institutions on either partial or full scholarships.
represents the top ranked universities around the world that offers a
range of courses in different disciplines such as management,
engineering, science, art and design, health care, hospitality, sports
sciences and many more. HR is providing the safe, challenging and
life-changing study abroad experiences for students and professionals
in Pakistan and abroad. These institutes evaluate the market trends
worldwide and offer upgrade courses. And this able students how to
confront effectively the existing and upcoming challenges in market
Consultants is the most seasoned and reliable name when we talk about
student placement in foreign countries. For decades HR has placed
thousands of students in a number of foreign countries, namely: UK,
Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland. Through a nation
wide network of eight offices across Pakistan, HR is committed to endow
students with transparent, exceptional and personalized service at an
affordable price. HR enjoys the reputation of being the highly
recommended Consultancy firm by top ranking international institutions
and foreign missions in Pakistan, such as Australian Trade, The British
Council, AEI, and New Zealand Trade etc.
At HR we council
Pakistani students the best courses that match their academic
background and that can help them to achieve success in their career
path. Further more our partner institutes equip students with the up to
date knowledge, skills and abilities. Having a strong grip over subject
with the foreign education will surely, make one's career not only in
Pakistan but also abroad. As after completing degree abroad you can get
post study work visa and you can pursue your career abroad and serve
your homeland. -By Hamid Rauf, HR International (The news)
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Medical literature in chaste Urdu
Some 15 years ago, I came across an elderly German couple who were on
their way to visit the Swat valley. They both were teachers and had
taught at Bhawalpur's Sadiq Public School for quite some time. After an
introduction and exchange of pleasantries, the gentleman asked me about
Pakistani society and Urdu. His first few questions included: "Is
ghazal the only genre in Urdu poetry?" "Not at all!" I exclaimed.
We may forgive him since he did not know much about our language and
literature. But what to say of those who believe that Urdu literature
does not have much to offer beyond poetry, particularly love poetry.
In his book 'Urdu mein sciencey adab' (1969), Khwaja Hameeduddin Shahid
wrote that the Salar Jang Library in Hyderabad Deccan had a rare
manuscript of a 16th century masnavi (a long poem) named 'Bhog bil'
(luxurious living). Written by Shahabuddin Qureshi (1504-1543), a poet
from Deccan, the manuscript includes some medical prescriptions as
well. These prescriptions were versified and one of them described a
remedy for eye infection. Though today's medical experts may dismiss
the prescription as unscientific or dangerous, or both, and we may
laugh at the sheer idea of writing a medical prescription in verse, we
should remember that this is, perhaps, the earliest scientific writing
in Urdu and shows that Urdu was quite capable of expressing, even in
its early phases, what one had to say about technical and scientific
'Raag Bilawal', the oldest Urdu manuscript on music
found so far, was written in 1591. Another manuscript on music
'Mufarreh-ul-quloob' (something that delights the hearts), obtained
from Tipu Sultan's library and preserved in India Office Library, was
written in 1783. An Urdu manuscript 'Mualajaat-i-Khwaja Bandanawaz'
(the remedies of Khwaja Bandanawaz) dates to 1681. And Urdu manuscripts
on religious subjects are innumerable and date to even earlier times.
What these manuscripts amply prove is that the writers of Urdu were
aware centuries ago that no language can truly be called a developed
and progressive one unless it has books on a variety of subjects. In
later eras, the number of Urdu books on scientific subjects remarkably
increased and disciplines such as astrology, algebra, midwifery,
surgery, diagnostics, paediatrics, zoology, pharmacology, chemistry and
engineering were discussed by writers of the books, many of which were
published and many other writings are still lying in the dusty shelves
of our libraries and museums in the shape of manuscripts.
Delhi College, Aligarh's Scientific Society, Rurki College of
Engineering and Hyderabad Deccan's Usmania University were among the
institutions which got Urdu books on scientific disciplines written and
published. After independence, many institutions began translating or
publishing technical books in Pakistan. Karachi University's Bureau of
Compilation and Translation and Muqtadira Qaumi Zaban merit a special
mention for rendering thousands of technical and scientific terms into
Urdu. One can only regret that despite a large number of books written
in Urdu on science and technology in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
and incessant efforts by institutions and individuals, the
misconception that the Urdu language is suitable only for literary
Among the individuals who have worked hard
to dispel this notion by writing books in Urdu on medical science is Dr
Aslam Syed. A family physician and a heart specialist, he has been
writing on health issues for over four decades now. He stands head and
shoulder above the rest in the use of the language. What distinguishes
him from others is that he rarely uses an English word in his Urdu
writings. His lovely, flowing and chaste Urdu makes one realise that
Urdu is quite capable of expressing any thought with only rarely
falling back on English for technical vocabulary.
Dr Syed has
brought hundreds of technical words back to life by using them in his
books. He has coined many beautiful Urdu equivalents for medical
terminology. Most of his books contain either index (a rarity with Urdu
books) or glossary that explains medical terms in Urdu. Some of them
are 'hissiyet' (allergy), 'hamla-i-qalb' (heart attack), 'buland
fishaar-i-khoon' (high blood pressure), 'afoonat' (infection),
'jarrahi-i-mashaatgi' (cosmetic surgery), 'hawa paash' (aerosol) and
'tosi-i-rag-i-dil' (angioplasty) etc.
His early education
that he received at mosques and madressas and, a little later, at
Aligarh Muslim University created in him a deep sense of belonging.
Later, his training at Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, gave him
a scientific and modern approach. As is evident from his books, these
two apparently contradictory traits are beautifully entwined in his
personality. His books, dotted with exquisite Urdu and Persian couplets
and peppered with anecdotes, make a good reading, in addition to
informing and advising the reader on health issues.
cardiologist, he in his recent books, 'Ehtiyaat', 'Sheeraza-i-dil',
'Tandurusti' and 'Ghiza sab ke liye', gives some really important
information on health, especially the heart, and tips on how to make it
work longer for you.
Published by Sir Syed University of
Engineering and Technology, Karachi, these books are a pleasant
reminder that Urdu is a perfect medium for expressing your scientific
views - as it has always been. Those who believe that Urdu is fit for
ghazals alone must read Dr Aslam Syed's books. -firstname.lastname@example.org
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Three days full of fun at GIK Institute
Swabi: The 12th All Pakistan Performing Arts Festival
concluded at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences
and Technology on Sunday, giving audience a rare chance to cheer and
enjoy a festival full of fun and frolic.
The entire Agha Hasan Abedi Auditorium of the GIK Institute was jam-packed on the last day of the performing arts festival.
three-day festival was organised by Cultural, Dramatics and
Entertainment Society (CDES) of the GIK Institute. Students from all
over the country and members of Pakistan National Council of Arts
(PNCA) participated in the festival.
The official media
partner for the event was City FM 89 and renowned comedian Sohail Ahmad
was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony.
brought a lot of entrainment to the fun lovers who enjoyed the most
refined acting skills of the students representing different
However, the outstanding performance was of the GIK comedians, which sent the whole auditorium in a burst of laughter.
The organisers said the event was aimed to encourage the young artists to display their best work and show their talent.
art lovers appreciated the efforts of CDES for reviving the true
essence of drama with quality humorous plays. The participating groups
staged their plays relating to cultures of different Pakistani regions
and social issues but it were the comedy plays which pleased the
audience the most.
The exciting stories of the plays were
based on some heart-touching stories of human behaviour, social
attitudes and issues faced by families in a community were relevant to
the society in terms of entertainment, education and positive aspects
of living. The most vital part of the festival was it integrated with
the academic activities of the students. "Such events enhance skills
and develop personality and greatest achievement was that it helped
discover many artists," said CDES coordinator Yasir Afridi. "It also
developed a teamwork habit and raised the concentration level of the
The classical dance performed by Adnan Jahangir
charmed the audience. With great display he elegantly carried the
audience with him through different classical demonstrations. The most
attractive plays were: Oh My Proposals, Mental Tunnels, Level 99,
Nritya and Abhinaya, Tuta Hua Tara (Mime), Fifteen Minutes Hamlet By
Tom Stoppard, Faulty Towers, Hadbandi, Sufism: The Sources of Peace and
Pass Ker Ya Bardhast Ker.
The story of Hadbandi was an epic tale
about the love of a couple who were separated by the boundaries of time
while Fifteen Minutes Hamlet was the parody of the famous Shakespearian
play, Hamlet. "The plays were presented to point out the social issues
with entertainment and education and were amalgamated in satire," said
Sohail Ahmad. "It was an opportunity for the youth to explore the
concepts and styles of traditional and contemporary stage artists."
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School gets grant for development activities
Timegara: The University Public School (UPS), Chakdara has
been provided with Rs8.6 million grants for development by the Malakand
Development Project (MDP), a spokesman of the university said on
The spokesman Dost Mohammad said a function was held
at the university on Saturday in which the vice-chancellor Prof
Mohammad Rasool Jan, principal of the school Ms Basharat Shah, field
supervisor of the Malakand Development Project and engineer Jihad Ali
signed the accord in this regard.
The spokesman said the MDP
would provide Rs8.6 million to the UPS for development and
non-development expenditures under the accord.
The amount, he
said would be spent on purchasing furniture, essential equipments and
civil work in the school. He said the MDP had been working in the
region to carry out reconstruction activities and support public
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Malakand Inter exam
Chairman of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Malakand Chakdara Prof Nawab Khan
has said examination centres for the intermediate examination Bar
Khalozo and Nawagai have been shifted to Khar Bajaur on the request of
FC commandant Bajaur Agency. Dawn
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