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Islamabad, July 05, 2008: The Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) has introduced 'Talent Farming Scholarship Scheme' (TAFS) for academically bright students who have completed their Secondary School Certificate examination in flying colours from the cities where CIIT's campuses are located, says a press release.

The scholarship scheme acknowledges the scholastic talent of these young boys and girls through a scholarship award of Rs1,000 per month for 24 months to enable them to complete their intermediate diplomas.

In the context of the foregoing, TAFS was advertised in the national print media in August 2007. The applications were very carefully scrutinised and verification of the particulars was made through respective Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE). As a result, a total of 27 students were found eligible under this scheme. From Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Muhammad Umar Abbasi, Shah Bakht Hamdani and Ammara Yasmeen, from RBISE Muhammad Bilal Ashraf, Muhammad Abuzar and Yumna Ijaz Malik, from Lahore Board Zeeshan Ali, Haleema Tayyab, Danish Hasan, Hasan Awais, Umair Fazal, Rana Fahim Fakhar, Amina Rasool, Madiha Irshad, Hafiz Ali Hassan Butt, Sadaqat Liaqat, Maleeha Saleem, Zainab Tanveer, Aimen Farooq and Faiqa Ahmed, from Multan Board Bushra Iqbal, Iqra Fatima, Muhammad Waqas Anwar, Haris Maqbool and Umair Hassan Gardezi and from Abbottabad Tanawish Saleem and Tughral Rahman have been awarded TAFS. The News

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Nine pupils be shifted to other colleges: Recommendation on PMC issue
Faisalabad: A committee of the Punjab Medical College (PMC) probing into the issue of the expulsion of 23 students has suggested the Punjab government shift nine students to some other colleges, sources said on Friday.

The committee also recommended punishment for nine students for showing themselves as Muslim in their admission forms.

Following protests and sits-in by students, 23 students from Ahmedi sect were rusticated from the PMC on June 5 for "preaching" their faith on the campus. Later, the Punjab government formed a probe committee to look into the issue.

The five-member committee, headed by Dr Farooq Mian, presented its findings to the Academic Council on June 28 in which Dr Yousaf Shah and Dr Zahid Iqbal, both committee members, apprised the participants about the panel's findings.

Sources privy to the meeting said a majority of council members opposed the findings and suggestions.

The committee report reads, "During investigation of recent unrest in the college, the committee deputed for this investigation found that nine students have mentioned their religion as Islam in admission forms while they are Ahmedis. The committee recommended penalty for the students..

The PMC principal suggested in a letter (8595/PMC/2008) to the health secretary that nine students be migrated to other colleges as their presence at the PMC could create problem to the administration. The inquiry report is mum on the future of the remaining students.

The committee did not take action against "rioters" who had not appeared before it. The PMC administration informed the health secretary the academic council considered that a person could not be punished unheard, so the students who did not appear before the inquiry committee could defend themselves before the disciplinary committee.

Sources said the disciplinary committee would submit its report in a week.

In a late night development, it was learnt that Civil Lines police registered a case, on the complaint of the PMC principal, under 296-ATC against unidentified people. The PMC principal refused to comment the situation. Dawn

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