Fatima Jinnah Women University financial crunch
Financial crunch: FJWU fails to start work on new campus project
Rawalpindi, Dec 13: Due to non-availability of
funds, the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindi could not start work
on Rs 475.32 million worth of project that entailed construction of university's
new campus at Chakri Road, sources said on Friday.
sources said that while the project was included in the Public Sector
Development Programme (PSDP) for 2008-09, the funds needed to start the project
had not yet been released.
The university had acquired 286.5 acres at
Chakri Road for the construction of Campus-II through a grant of Rs 312 million
provided by the government of Punjab, the sources added.
The FJWU was
established in 1998 to provide better higher education facilities to female
students. At present, the FJWU is located at the old presidency premises with a
very limited space of 13.5 acres. The current premises of the university cannot
be further expanded.
The sources said that the delayed project included
construction of reception area, security office, main entrance gate, boundary
wall, roads and walkways, external plumbing work, external electric work,
overhead water tank, master planning of site and human resource
The sources said that the objectives of the project were to
construct new facilities for PhD students to meet the present and future faculty
requirements, provide base line for future development, upgrade present academic
and allied facilities in quality and size to meet International standards,
enhance library facilities, provide free access to e-books, e-journals,
institutional research and Academic sites using the net
Senior university officials said that the
university was growing rapidly. They said that currently 4,000 students were
enrolled in the university, adding that if the number of students increased at
the rate of 10 percent per annum, by 2030 around 20,000 to 25,000 students would
be enrolled in the university.
They said that female education paid high
social and economic dividends to the society and that it was important for
sustainable economic growth of a country.
The sources said that the
construction of new campus was necessary to provide quality education in line
with international standards to the women of the country.
construction of new campus would help raise the standards of education, as
better infrastructure would be available to conduct research. Daily Times
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Inter-collegiate competitions to start from 16th
Islamabad: Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG) F-6/2 will
hold "Inter-Collegiate Talented Students Competitions" from December
Students from different colleges will take part in the three-day
On December 16, students will take part in Qirat and Na'at
competitions. In poster competition, the students will portray "Stages of life"
through different colours and images. The fresh flower arrangement competition
will also held on the same day.
On December 17, the competitions of Urdu
debate, computer graphics, dresses and collage work would be held. The contests
would end with English debate and singing competitions on December 18. app
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BDS Annual Examination 2008 Distinction
Islamabad: Daughters of Brigadier Iqbal Ahmad Khan have
obtained excellent results in the Third Professional BDS Annual Examination 2008
of the University of Health Sciences, Lahore, says a press release. Sana Iqbal
has topped the university by obtaining 704 out of 900 marks. She has got
distinction in three subjects - General Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral
Medicine. The younger daughter Fatima Iqbal stood sixth in the university by
obtaining 672 out of 900 marks. She has got distinction in General Surgery. Both
sisters are following in the footsteps of their father, the first and only
professor of Community Medicine in the Pakistan Army. Both sisters are students
of the Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi. The News
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