Comsats Institute of Information Technology scholarships
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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
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.
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
The committee also recommended punishment for nine students for
showing themselves as Muslim in their admission forms.
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.
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
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 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
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
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