KEMU student tragic death | NCA graduates
Medical student catches 'death'
Lahore, July 31: A third year medical student of King Edward Medical University
(KEMU) lost his life in a tragic incident. He sustained minor head
injury while catching a ball in a cricket match played at the
university ground and he was taken to the hospital where he died.
victim student Usama Qamar chased the ball that was high in the air and
succeeded in catching it (ball) but at the cost of his life, the victim
student's class fellows said. They said that he was brilliant student
and had topped in the first and second year of MBBS exams.
the last catch of his life," Muhammad Qasim, another class fellow of
the victim said and burst into tears while recalling the past time he
had spent with him in the class and the hostel.
student's parents were also doctors and settled in Canada for the
several years along with their other family members. They sent him
Pakistan to get medical education on his wish.
He was elder from his two brothers and a sister and was residing in the house of his aunt in the City.
was asked to field near the boundary of the ground and when the batsman
hit the ball in the air for six, he chased the ball and ultimately
caught it. He then lost his balance and his head hit the ground when he
The other players started celebrating the victory unaware of Usama's
condition who had fallen unconscious. When the students came to know
about the situation they rushed him to the emergency department of the
Mayo Hospital where doctors disclosed that his condition was much
critical perhaps due to brain haemorrhage. The doctors performed CT
Scan and other medical investigations and the reports revealed that the
student was suffering from chronic hypertension. The reports further
detected 36 hours old bloodstains in the brain vessels of the patient
showing that he was a serious patient but neither he nor his class
fellows were aware of his disease.
He was immediately shifted to
the Neurosurgery department ICU from where the doctors shifted him to
the Cardiac Surgery ICU due to poor condition of equipment and was kept
under intensive care of the senior doctors.
All the professors of
the KEMU and senior doctors of the Mayo Hospital paid visit frequently
and examined the patient by providing treatment. However, despite all
efforts, the student breathed his last on Thursday.
The news of
young son's death landed like a bombshell on his parents and other
family members in Canada who could not reach Pakistan till the filing
of this report. The Nation
"brother of my friend hamza."
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
"He was not only my cousin but a brother to me. Its not only a huge family loss but also a big national loss. Allah hum sab ko sabar dai. "
Name: Sajjad Qamar
City, Country: Toronto, Canada
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NCA graduates display bold concepts of creative diversity
Islamabad: The group exhibition titled 'Pushing the Boundaries' opening at National Art Gallery on Wednesday
showcased a vast collection of bold and intense concepts of creative
diversity displayed by 16 young graduates from National College of Arts
The exhibition presents a great opportunity for the art
connoisseurs to see the works of young professionals and their fresh
approaches in different disciplines of art, design, sculpture,
miniature, and Multimedia Arts. A rich sampling of art, radiating the
enthusiasm and conviction of young minds, blazed off the walls of NAG,
inviting attentiveness and appreciations. One may not agree with
certain images, but the efforts of the young artists to enrich and
enhance the world of contemporary art must be appreciated. The curator
of the exhibition Amna Tariq best described the show as 'An ensuing
saga of the making and breaking of artistic conventions'.
Nasir, the new Director General of Pakistan National Council of the
Arts inaugurated the exhibition with words of great appreciation for
the 'most inventive, thought provoking, and inspiring visuals that may
help push the boundaries of the conscious mind'. He described the
diverse works put on display by the young group of artists, as a
promising omen for the art of the country.
The group of NCA
graduates with honour and distinctions to their credit comprises Amna
Tariq, Ayesha Zulfiqar, Maryam Tahir, Ali Baba, Noor Ali, Hira Mansoor,
Qurat ul ain Shams, Sajjad Agha, Huma Iftikhar, Naureen Qamar, Mahnoor
Hussain, Hajra Haider, Saba Raza Khan, Sadaf Farooq, Navid Hussain, and
The display comprised works executed in
traditional formats, such as sculpture, painting, etching and
miniature, along with works in other media too, such as digital print,
instillation etc. However, beyond the classification of genres, it is
the inspiration that takes a work into the realm of art in a creative
quest. The intensity of expressive contemplation and the unique
engagements with ideas that make the exhibition an extraordinary visual
experience, both for the artists and viewers. From issues of violence,
terror and socio-political turmoil, the young graduates have touched
the core of problems faced by us today. Some of the works also explores
the themes of alienation, gender and identity crisis, along with a
number of works, which stem from personal experiences of the artist.
Diversity of concepts and imagery, the existence and relevance of
issues and concerns aside, the most exciting feature of the exhibition
was the sophisticated order of display that enhanced the formal
qualities of each work and established a conceptual link between them.
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250 female students from Malakand get scholarships
Peshawar: Two hundred and fifty female students of the University of
Peshawar hailing from the restive Malakand Division were awarded
scholarships here Wednesday.
The Pakistan Association Dubai, a non-government organisation of
Dubai-based Pakistanis, arranged the scholarships for the militancy and
military operation-affected students.
A ceremony was arranged
in collaboration with Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA)
at PUTA Hall on the campus, with Higher Education Commission Regional
Director Farmanullah Anjum as chief guest.
Puta President Dr
Arbab Khan Afridi, Pakistan Association Dubai President Riaz Farooq
Sahi, relief in-charge of the association in Pakistan Naveed Anwar and
others were present.
Each student was given away Rs5,000 cash,
while those who had sustained injuries during the military operation
were awarded Rs10,000 each. The total amount distributed amounted to
The organisation has already awarded scholarships
to 500 students of the volatile Malakand Division at the rate of
Rs3,000 each. A total of Rs2.4 million were distributed to the students
at a ceremony arranged at a local hotel a few days ago.
on the occasion, Riaz Farooq said that at a time when a lot of charity
organisations, government functionaries and individuals were busy in
relief activities for the displaced people of Malakand, they selected a
sector that had been ignored.
He said education was the worst
affected sector of the entire episode. Female education became the most
severe target, as female students and teachers were banned from going
to schools and their infrastructure was blown up.
the dismal situation, he said, they focused their attention on
restoration of educational activities inside Malakand and to extend
financial support to Malakand students studying in other areas. He said
after the distribution of scholarships among the male and female
students, they would arrange bags and uniform for 12,000 students. He
also resolved to rebuild the girl schools blown up during the past two
years. He said their organisation would also set up a health facility
at Thana town of Malakand at a cost of Rs1.5 million. Dr Arbab Afridi
also explained the relief activities carried out by PUTA during the
last two months.
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Exam schedule for NWFP lawyers
Peshawar: The NWFP Bar Council has announced schedule for written examination for
the lawyers of High Court and lower courts of the NWFP. A statement
issued here Wednesday said the examination for Hazara division lawyers
would start from August 5 at the High Court Circuit Bench in
Abbottabad. Exam for the candidates from Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda,
Nowshera, Swabi, Malakand region, Kohat and Hangu would be conducted at
the Peshawar High Court on August 6. The candidates of southern
districts, including Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Karak and Tank, would appear
in the exam at High Court Circuit Bench in Dera Ismail Khan on August
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