Federal colleges students week

Students' week brings out skill, innovations
Islamabad, Feb 09: Students of different federal colleges presented their skill in variety of competitions during 'Students Council Week' which started in Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG) F-7/4 on Tuesday.

The 23rd students' week celebrations would continue in different phases from February 8 to 10th.

The students' week competitions are being held in 10 different categories like Qirat , Naat , flower arrangement, Tehat-ul-lafz , Nasar Khawani , English declamation, cooking, painting, comedy drama and computer presentations.

In the first two phases Qirat and Naat competitions were organised in which 21 different colleges participated.

As many as 20 students of different colleges participated in the Qirat competition in which they recited Surah-ul-Furqan from verse 63 to 66.

Saria Akbar of Islamabad Commerce College for Women F-10/3 clinched first prize and Alia Abbasi of Fauji Foundation College for Girls, New Lalazar and Kaneez Rasool of Islamabad College for Girls F-6/2 bagged second and third prizes, respectively.

The consolation prize was awarded to Palwasha Tauqeer of Islamabad Model College for Girls F-6/2.In Naat competition, Kaneez Rasool of Islamabad College for Girls F-6/2 secured first prize, Zeenat Alam of Federal Government College for Women G-10/4 clinched second and Jaweria of Islamabad Model College for Girls F-10/2 got third prize.

Irum Bashir of F.G. Postgraduate College, Kashmir Road, was given consolation prize.

A special trophy was awarded to Kaneez Rasool of Islamabad College for Girls F-6/2 for her overall performance.

Dr Aamra Ihsan, former MNA and writer of seven books, was the chief guest at the Qirat and Naat competitions.

Speaking on the occasion, she said: "Muslims are supposed to be the trendsetters of the world but the present situation seems running contrary to this supposition. We have a full code of life in the form of the Holy Quran but unfortunately we do not avail ourselves of this treasure of wisdom. It is the need of the hour that we should practically implement what the Holy Quran teaches us".

Later, she distributed her books among the participants of the events.

Home economics society of the students' council also organised flower arrangement competition. The title of the competition was 'Earth' and Fatima Masood from F.G. College for Women F-7/2 got first prize. Manahil Iqbal of F.G. Postgraduate College for Women Kashmir Road bagged second while Hira Hanif of Islamabad Model College for Girls F-6/2 got the third prize.

Second phase of the competitions started at 12 noon and the students participated in the recitation competition in which Allama Iqbal's poems including Saqi Nama , Masjid-i-Qartaba , Shama-o-Shaair and Khizar-i-Rah were recited. The extracts from humourous prose of great writers of Urdu literature including Pitras Bukhari and Mashkoor Hussain Yad were read out.

Bilqees from F.G. College for Women G-10/4 got first prize in Urdu prose and poetry competition while Rubina Shaad of F.G. Margalla College for Women and Rida Ghafoor of F.G. College for Women F-7/2 secured second and third prizes, respectively.

The consolation prize was awarded to Aisha Yousaf of F.G. Postgraduate College for Women Kashmir Road and special trophy was awarded to F.G. College for Women G-10/4.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) Director Mehmooda Ghazia said: "Future of Pakistan rests upon the women. The presence of women in all the fields of life is indicative of the healthy change in traditions and overall thinking pattern of our society. We are shifting from a tribal society to an open and modernised society. Male chauvinism is dwindling as woman of today is becoming aware of her rights and she knows very well how to take stance for her rights. I expect dignified and self-made women from among you."

President students' council Misbah Yaqoob said: "Students week is organised every year with a view to providing the students with suffice opportunities to explore their potential. The main aim of this week is to give students a pause from their stressful routine of academic work." Dawn

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IIU bookfair inaugurated
Islamabad: A four-day bookfair in connection with the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal started here on Tuesday at Da'wah Academy of the International Islamic University (IIU).

The fair has been organized as part of five-day programmes of Eid Milad un Nabi from February 8 to 12.

Over 40 publishers from all over the country have setup their stalls at Faisal Mosque with special discount up to 50 per cent for readers.

IIU Vice President Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari inaugurated the book fair while IIU President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad and Sahibzada Sajid-ur-Rehman, director general of Da'wah Academy were also present on the occasion.

Faculty Members, Administrative officers, staff members and a large number of students also attended the inaugural ceremony of the book fair. Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari said the habits of book reading depict progress of any community or nation in its civilization.

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FJWU holds orientation session for new students
Rawalpindi: The Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) held an orientation session for new students on its premises here on Tuesday.

FJWU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Saeeda Asadullah Khan and all deans as well as department in-charges were present in the ceremony to welcome newcomers and enlighten them about rules and regulations of the institution.

The vice chancellor congratulated students for becoming a part of FJWU. She said that young people are the future of Pakistan and being the future leaders of the country their collective duty is to make the country progress and excel in all fields. She said that the university provides an ideal environment to its students to develop their potentials. She advised students to work hard and stressed on developing strong commitment and full devotion towards their studies. The news

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Educationist stabbed to death
Islamabad: A senior official working with a special education organisation was stabbed to death by unidentified person(s) at his G-8/4 residence on Tuesday.

Police said apparently it seemed a murder-during-robbery but circumstantial evidence suggested that the motive was something else, including revenge or enmity.

Dr Arshad Owais Qazi, 55, who worked as Director in Al-Farabi Centre, was all alone in the house when he was killed. His son told the police that he returned from school at around 2.15pm and found the main door of the house locked from inside.

After entering the house from the back side, he found his father lying at a sofa in the lounge and informed his maternal uncle and mother, the latter an employee of the education department. The boy assumed that his father had suffered a heart attack as he was a cardiac patient.

They informed Rescue 1122 which reached the house and shifted the victim to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Later, the police reached the hospital and took the body into custody.

During examination of the body, it was revealed that the victim had suffered multiple cut wounds to his hands, including wrists, and face. A stab wound was also found in the left side of the chest penetrating into the heart which possibly claimed his life.

However, the incident became mysterious when the police did not find any mark of stab on the victim's dress vest, shirt and sweater. The autopsy on the body suggested that the victim had died of the stab wound in the chest. According to the autopsy, the victim was murdered between 11am and 1pm. Massive bleeding was also found in the chest cavity but the blood did not ooze out.

The police found no indication of forceful entry into the victim's house which showed that the killer was an acquaintance of the victim and had been allowed entry.

Massive signs of resistance were found in the kitchen with a wall mirror lying smashed which suggested that the victim and his killer had engaged in a brawl. The police also recovered a kitchen knife which was used by the killer.

The mystery deepened when the victim's son, who had seen the body first, told the police that the vest, shirt and sweater worn by his father were folded up to his chest. Besides, he said he had not seen any bleeding from the chest.

The family told the police that all valuables, including cash, gold ornaments and electronic items, in the house were intact except a microwave oven and an imitation jewellery set which were missing. The doors of the cabinets and sideboards were found opened but the valuables inside were not touched.

The deceased was also a reputed social worker and had designed and implemented Abdul Sattar Edhi's 50 miles mobile ambulance unit in the country.

At around 10am, Dr Arshad telephoned his personal assistant and informed him that he was not coming to the office and he should fill in his leave application. The cellphone record of the victim showed that he had last received a phone call from a director of a government department at 2:30pm.

However, his son told the police that it was he who had pressed the reject button of the phone in panic instead of receiving the call. The police took the mobile phone into custody.

The police also suspected that the victim being a cardiac patient suffered heart during the brawl and the attacker stabbed him to death. Dawn

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