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Dr Samar at GCU convocation: Another Reko Diq in N. Waziristan
Lahore, Dec 04: Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand has said copper
and gold reservoirs are also located in North Waziristan. He revealed
this while delivering his keynote address at the ninth convocation of
the Government College University (GCU) here on Friday.
Dr Mubarakmand, who has recently been elected unopposed as president
of the Old Ravians Union, said Pakistan was one of the richest countries
in the world in terms of mineral reserves and there was a need for
proper exploration of these reserves.
"If we take steps in the right way, Pakistan will become a developed rich state in next two decades," he said.
According to the recent evaluation, he said, the copper and gold
reservoirs in Balochistan were worth US $273 billion while a similar
kind of reserves had also been discovered in North Waziristan.
Dr Mubarakmand said coal reserves were also available in powder form
under water and Pakistan could produce 50,000 megawatt electricity and
100 million barrel diesel just through the gasification of these
He said the talented students had already carried out a successful
project to make diesel from the coal gas at the laboratory level.
He said Pakistani students were competent enough to explore and
utilise mineral reservoirs of the country. There was a need of thousands
of mathematicians, chemical analysts, engineers and other experts for
exploration of mineral reserves at commercial scale, he said. However,
he regretted that Pakistan had a very small number of educational
institutions of higher education that were producing quality manpower.
The scientist said out of 140 experts, who carried out nuclear
explosions in 1998, as many as 60 were Old Ravians and their team
leaders who pressed the button for explosions was also a Ravian.
He advised the students that the country could not wait more for
quality leaders. "Now, the youth should lead and work for the progress
of its country," he said.
Criticizing the nationalization policy of 1970s, he said that it stalled the country's progress.
Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab said
the absence of quality education was the real cause of the overall
social decline in the country.
He said the poor quality education gave birth to general stagnation
that over the time might produce unmanageable problems as was evident in
the present society.
He said only a few educational institutions were imparting quality
education to students, adding that higher education in Pakistan had a
class bias against students of the low-income strata.
Later, Dr Mubarakmand presented medals and degrees to
position-holders. The university awarded medals to its 22 best students
for their outstanding performance in academic work and co-curricular
activities, while doctorate degrees were conferred upon 31 scholars in
various subjects. As many as 167 students were awarded M.Phil
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Security guard's daughter wins 'roll of honour' at GCU
Lahore: Faiza Anwar, daughter of a security guard of the Government
College University Lahore, on Friday received academic roll of honour
and Prof Abdul Tariq medal at the varsity's ninth convocation for
securing first position in BSc (Hons) Chemistry examination.
scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand was the chief guest of the convocation
wherein some 900 students were awarded degrees, including 31 PhDs and
167 MPhils. The GCU also awarded medals to 22 students for their
outstanding performance in academic work and co-curricular activities.
Faiza credited her parents for her achievement. She
said that despite limited resources her father always encouraged her
for higher studies. She showed a strong commitment to continue her
studies to post-graduate level, saying that girls had equal right of
education as of boys.
Umar Ziauddin who was declared the best
GCU debater was awarded with Muhammad Idress medal. Rana Hamza Ijaz
received Prof GD Sondhi medal while Shehryar Khalid got Daud Illyas
medal, Isha Tariq received Dr Saida Karamat medal and Umer Khan got
Waleed Iqbal medal. Another moment of surprise was that when a father
and a son received their degrees and medals at the convocation. GCU
Department of Political Science Associate Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt
received his doctorate degree while his son Shehryar Khalid collected
Daud Illyas medal for being outstanding student of intermediate at the
GCU. Addressing the convocation, Dr Mubarakmand said that Pakistan was
one of the richest countries of the world in terms of mineral reserves.
"We have rich reserves of copper and gold in North Wazristan, but they
need to be explored," he said.
He said that according to a
recent evaluation, reserves of copper and gold present in Balochistan
alone were amounted to $273 billion.
Speaking on the
convocation, GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Khalid Aftab said that absence of
quality education was the real cause of overall social decline in
Pakistan. He said that poor quality of education had given birth to
general stagnation and many problems in 'our society'. Daily times
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UHS BDS result
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has announced the result of first
professional BDS annual examination. A total of 482 candidates from 10
affiliated dental colleges appeared in the exam out of which 346 passed
and 136 failed. The pass percentage remained 71.78. Kiran John Sardar of
the Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi got first position
by securing 583/700 marks. Muhammad Anas Sufain of the Multan Medical
& Dental College, Multan, and Shiza Bukhari of Dental Section,
Punjab Medical College Faisalabad, got second and third positions by
securing 580/700 and 576/700 marks respectively. The supplementary
exams will commence on January 14.
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Declamation contest at Kinnaird College for Women
Lahore: The Debating Society of Kinnaird College for Women organized a declamation
contest titled "Menace of Corruption and Accountability Drives in
Pakistan" on Friday. According to a press statement, the contest was
organized to create awareness among students on the issues of corruption
and accountability in Pakistan. A large number of students participated
in the declamation contest from Inter, Bachelors and Masters Classes.
The contest was won by Qurat-ul Ain Sherazi from FA -I, followed by
Sharmeen Qamar, and Fariya Qayyum, bagging second and third position
respectively. The news
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Special kids need attention: PU VC
Lahore: Vice-Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has
stressed that the parents and society should treat special children as
equal to the normal people and impart proper education and training
facilities to them so that they could lead their lives as useful and
productive citizens of the country. He was addressing participants of a
ceremony held by the PU Child Welfare Centre New Campus in connection
with the International Day of Disabled Persons here on Friday.
Vice-Chancellor said that the parents, instead of taking pity on their
mentally and physically retarded children, should provide them conducive
environment and send them to special educational institutes so as to
help them live a normal life. He said the varsity Child Welfare Centre
is extending educational and training facilities to special children to
help them overcome their impairment and retardation with confidence. He
also lauded the high quality facilities being provided by the Centre to
the special children besides vocational training to deserving female
students residing in PU employees colony and its adjoining areas. He
also gave sanction to the construction of five additional rooms,
purchase of computer software and equipment as well as regularization of
services of female teachers of the Centre. Earlier, the special
children presented various colourful games and tableau which were
greatly applauded by the audience. Later, the Vice-Chancellor also
visited the physiotherapy centre and classrooms for the special children
and expressed his satisfaction over the services being provided there.
The Centre Principal Ayesha Wajihullah presented the welcome address.
Meanwhile, Special Education and Training Centre (SETC) observed
International Day of Disabled and organized a colorful function and
exhibition in this connection here at Johar Town. Honorary Consul
General of Bangladesh Qazi Humayun Farid, TM Sheikh, Prof Maqsood Ahmed
from UK, Principal Zarina Farukh along with parents and teachers
participated in the event.
function renowned psychiatrist Prof Dr Khalida Tareen, Project Director
SETC stressed that we should try to build self-confidence and remove any
inferiority complex in disabled children so that they could also be
able to live a normal life and earn their livelihood like other
citizens. She said that on this International day of the disabled we
should make a commitment that we will provide educational and vocational
training facilities for the disabled.
said SETC was providing free education among normal and disabled
children under one roof. Presently there are approximately 200 disabled
and 500 normal students studying and the institution has been providing
this service for the last 30 years.
Humayun Farid said that it was not only the responsibility of the
government to provide education to disabled but philanthropists should
also come forward to help the special persons. T M Sheikh said that it
was the need of the hour that government must open the schools for
special children under the group of 5 years.
Maqsood Ahmed said that there were million of special children who were
not getting proper education and SETC was a great achievement in the
educational field. The nation
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