Army Medical College 29th convocation
AMC convocation held
Rawalpindi, Jan 27: The
29th medal distribution ceremony of the Army Medical College was held
on Thursday at the AMC, says a press release. Lieutenant General Azhar
Rashid, Surgeon General/Director General Medical Services (Inter
Services) of Pakistan Army, awarded medals and distinction certificates
among the graduates of 30th MBBS and 9th BDS Courses.
General Azhar Rashid, Surgeon General/Director General Medical Services
(Inter Services) of Pakistan Army addressing the young graduates said:
"Now you are entering a world of practicality, a world of different
reality. You will be responsible for human lives, lives of people of
Pakistan and especially those soldiers of Armed Forces who are fighting
and giving their blood and lives for our motherland."
"Knowledge is vital, but its application is more important. Continuously
improve your knowledge and refine your skills. Imbue your heart and
spirit with compassion and empathy. Uphold the core of values and build
character with unchallengeable integrity."
ceremony Army Medical College principal said: "Each year medals and
certificates are awarded to cadets to acknowledge their distinction and
academic eminence. This year, 39 gold medals, nine silver medals and 99
certificates have been distributed amongst the MBBS and BDS cadets with
outstanding performance in each class."
Undoubtedly, he said the
brilliance displayed by the cadets is a reflection of their assiduous
application and commitment to academics. "This is facilitated by the
untiring efforts of the training and administrative staff and the
persistent guidance by the faculty," he added.
"I would like to
remind those cadets who have not received an award today, that merit and
hard work are not always linked to achievement in the short term," he
added. Army Medical College is an elite medical institute of the country
comprising qualified and experienced faculty. It was established in
1977 and was affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University. Army Medical
College was recognised by General Medical Council, UK in 1982.
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Inter-collegiate singing competition held
Islamabad: On the third day of the intercollegiate competitions, Islamabad Model
College for Girls (PG), F-7/4, Islamabad, arranged the inter-collegiate
singing competitions here on Thursday.
The competition comprises
of two phase, first was on Sufiyana Kaalaam and second was based on
Qawali. The chief guest on the ceremony was renowned musician Muhammmad
Ali, the Student of Mehdi Hassan, Mohammad is the recipient of many
awards from Radio and Television. In all, ten colleges participated in
which all the girls impressed the students with their singing talent.
Ibrar Umer (musician and anchor of radio) Jawad-Ur-Rehman, (singer on
PTV), Khalida Mazhar, (ex-professor in IMCG, (P.G), F-7/4, Islamabad)
were the judges of the singing competitions.
The first position
in Sufiana Kalam Competition was awarded to Zainab Fatima of ICG, F-6/2,
Islamabad. Second prize went to the host college, but she handed over
the award to Mubashra Hafeez of IMCG (PG), F-7/2, Islamabad. Third prize
went to Reema Majeed of IMCG, F-10/2, Islamabad. And the consolation
prize was awarded to Sadia Khan of IMCG, F-10/3, Islamabad.
Qawali Competition the first prize goes to Sameen Anjum of ICG, F-6/2,
second prize went to Iraj Fatima of host college and was handed over to
Saniya Rafique and her companion of IMCG, F-6/2, Islamabad. Third prize
goes to Komal and her companion of IMCG, F-10/2, Islamabad. Consolation
prize went to Ayesha Noor and her companion from IMCG, (P.G) F-7/2,
Islamabad. The trophy was awarded to ICG, F-6/2, Islamabad. At the end
of the occasion chief guest Muhammad Ali appreciated the winners for
their performance in the competition. The news
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Over 1,200 students get degrees at CIIT convocation
Islamabad: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) held its
39th and 40th convocation at the Convention Centre on Thursday, where
more than 1,200 successful students were awarded graduate and
post-graduate degrees in two different ceremonies.
As many as
1,241 students were awarded BS degrees in the disciplines of
bio-informatics, biosciences, business administration, computer
engineering, electrical (telecommunication and computer engineering),
electronics, mathematics and architecture from the Islamabad Campus.
degrees were awarded to 79 students in management sciences, electrical
engineering, architecture, physics, computer science, biosciences,
metrology and mathematics. Moreover, PhD degrees were awarded to 11
students in the disciplines of physics, biosciences and mathematics.
the occasion, chancellor's, institute, campus and patron medals were
also awarded to position holders from different campuses of the CIIT.
and post-graduate students bagged campus medals, institute medals and
chancellor's gold medals with 3.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
while patron medal was given to Bushra Qadir and Maria Mukhtar Dar for
having a 4.0 CGPA.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology
Mir Changez Khan Jamali, who is also the chancellor of the CIIT, was the
chief guest on the occasion. He awarded degrees and medals to the
Addressing the gathering, the minister appreciated the efforts of the CIIT faculty, management and visionary leadership.
said that the CIIT, recognising its duties, was committed to providing
the best opportunities to students for learning and personal development
within a caring and supportive environment.
CIIT Rector Dr SM
Junaid Zaidi also addressed the gathering and said that knowledge
acquirement and higher education were transforming virtually every
aspect of today's world.
"Information Technology (IT)
institutions have been trusted to be the centre stage of academia. These
institutions have the mandate to evolve a knowledge-based
socio-economic culture in the country to help the nation face the modern
challenges of globalisation," he said.
Director Dr Imtinan Elahi Qureshi also addressed the gathering. The CIIT
announced two awards 'Dr QK Ghori Award' for the best performer in
mathematics, and 'Kausar Bashir Award' (KBA) for the best thesis in
architecture. CIIT Assistant Controller of Examinations Anyatur Rehman
presented the scroll to the chancellor.
The chancellor's gold
medallists included Farah Zaib Khan, Asfandyar Farooq Khan, Muhammad
Usman, Zohaib Hanif, Muhammad Ijaz, Syed Burhanuddin Mahmood Bukhari,
Maliha Shah, Abdul Latif, Saadia Awan, Raja Ahmed Jamil and Mehwish
Jabeen Awan for Fall 2010.
Moreover, Sofia Naureen Khan, Nabeela
Khan, Saadia Awan, Syeda Annum Ali, Nayab Ali Khan, Danish Faraz Abbasi,
Mehran Tahir, Shumaila Irum, Sajida Mushtaq, Sana Ayub and Sahar Imtiaz
secured the medal for Spring 2011. Daily times
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Iqra University wins ITP road safety quiz competition
Islamabad: The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) is endeavouring best to ensure safe road
environment in the city and involving youth especially students in its
affairs to achieve the desired targets of disciplined traffic and equal
implementation of law with zero tolerance against violation of rules.
was stated by Inspector General of Police Islamabad Bani-Amin Khan here
Thursday while addressing the concluding ceremony of road safety quiz
competition 'How to Drive' arranged by Islamabad Traffic Police in
collaboration with Pak-Suzuki Company Limited in connection with its 6th
IGP (Islamabad) Bani-Amin Khan said purpose of
arranging this contest was also to forge close links with students and
promote friendly policing culture with them, as they were national
assets. For a bright and secure life, he also urged the students to keep
doing hard work and get education with complete devotion besides
cooperation with police to make this society as 'exemplary' for others.
He urged the young students to avoid one wheeling, driving motor bike
without silencers, rash driving and help ITP to check such violations.
IGP said that elimination of VIP culture and equal application of law
are the operational codes of the ITP and excellent planning and strategy
regarding traffic management also helped in reducing the ratio of fatal
and non-fatal road accidents in the previous years. He said that
helpline of Islamabad police rescue 15 has introduced free ambulance
service in order to shift injured persons to nearest hospital in case of
It is to mention that 30 students from various
educational institutions of the twin cities were selected for road
safety quiz competition 'How to Drive' and their verbal as well as
practical test about driving sense was conducted in two phases. Nine
students of three universities including Air University, Riphah
University and Iqra University with excellent traffic sense passed these
tests and qualified for the final quiz round held at Pakistan National
Council of Arts (PNCA).
Iqra University got 1st position in the
final contest and were given lucrative awards by IGP Islamabad. The
second and third position holders from Riphah and Air university
respectively were also given the awards along with overall 30 students
selected for this competition as an encouragement to inculcate better
traffic sense and give awareness to them about traffic rules. DIG
security Dr Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood and SP
(Traffic) Mir Vais Niaz, Program Coordinator ITP Ayesha Jameel, General
Manager Pak Suzuki Company Limited Aamir Shafi, Principals and students
from various education educational institutions and other police
officials also attended the ceremony.
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Roots olympiad began
Islamabad: Roots College International, Millennium Campus, is organising a 4-day
National Olympiad starting today (Friday), says a press release issued
Talking to media men at a press conference, Roots
School System Executive Director Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq said: "At
Roots, it is our holy belief that participation in extracurricular
activities enhances both the intellectual and social development of
students. We stage such events for an all round development of students.
They play a pivotal role in aspiring the youth to go beyond the
boundaries of classroom learning as well as allowing them to assimilate
knowledge and innovation into a single unit." He said that students
learn character-building lessons that they can apply to their study
habits and to their lives. "Activities such as athletics, music and
theatre teach students how to discipline themselves through drills,
practices, or rehearsals. The students have a responsibility to the
activity and must perform the tasks assigned to them whether it be to
run, sing, act, or organise an event. By participating and persevering
in any of these activities, the students gain a sense of self-respect,
self-esteem, and self-confidence.
Roots Olympiad will feature
several competitions, including debates, performing arts, photography,
music, computer gaming, chess, live art, singing and various social
events. Over 500 students from various schools, colleges and
universities are participating in the event including Froebel's
International, Beaconhouse, Lahore Grammar, West Minister, City School,
Imperial International, Sheikh Zayed International Academy, ACE
International Academy, Bahria College/University, FAST University, Iqra
University, NUST University and Roots College International Campuses
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Teachers not paid salaries for 18 months
Islamabad: Unrest mounts among federal government teachers whose services are not
confirmed yet despite presidential ordinance issued in 1999 to
regularise them. The affected teachers affiliated with the Federal
Directorate of Education are not even being paid their salaries for the
last 18 months, which further aggravated their financial rpoblem.
affected educators of federal government schools on condition of
anonymity alleged that the Federal Directorate of Education appointed
hundreds of teachers during 1993 to 1996. After serving for some years,
the services of a large number of teachers were terminated including the
However, the then president through an ordinance in
1999 reinstated the sacked teachers and directed the concerned
directorate for confirming their services besides providing them all
Though the affected teachers through the ordinance
were reinstated, but ironically not only the services of more than 50
teachers are not confirmed yet but even they are not being paid their
monthly emoluments for the last 18 months. After being reinstated the
teachers had been receiving salaries for some period but for the last 18
months concerned directorate have stopped payment of their emoluments.
They were not relieved from their services but were directed to continue
their services while the process of salaries payment stopped, the
To a question, the affected teachers said that
they had approached the concerned higher officials to get their due
rights but they get nothing except assurances. The matter of their
confirmation and clearance of their dues is being delayed by the higher
officials in the FDE, the teachers alleged.
non-confirmation of our services and non-payment of dues, we are facing
hardships. They have demanded of President Asif Ali Zardari to take
immediate notice for violation of presidential ordinance by the
concerned officials. Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani should also take
notice in this regard and issue necessary directions to the Federal
Directorate of Education for clearing their 18 months dues besides
confirming their services, the affected teachers demanded.
other hand, officials in Federal Directorate of Education requesting
not to be named in the absence of Director General and Director FDE gave
discriminatory statements while commenting over the matter. One
official related with Director FDE informed that the process of
confirming the services of more than 50 teachers and clearance of dues
to them is under process and would be resolved in a couple of months.
another official concerned with Director General, FDE said that the directorate has yet not received any order or letter from any
side from the concerned quarters with regard to confirming the services
and paying salaries to the teachers.
The matter of the affected
teachers could be resolved when orders are given in this regard, he
stated. The official also informed that a delegation of teachers also
held meeting with the Director General the other day to discuss their
matter and they were cleared about the position. The news
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