Skills development internship programme


Karachi, July 27: The provincial works & services department has launched a skills development internship programme for unemployed fresh civil engineering graduates.

At a meeting held at the department on Tuesday, Senior Minister for Work & Services Dr Zulfikar Ali Mirza was briefed on the programme.

The minister also reviewed the functioning of the department with reference to the performance of officers.ppi

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FUUAST sets up modern TV studio, media gallery
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) has established a modern television studio and media gallery. Vice-Chancellor FUUAST Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser performed the inauguration on Tuesday. The facility has been created at FUUAST's Abdul Haq Campus at a cost of Rs 2 million.

The studio has been equipped with three high definition cameras, VTR, edit suite, hi-fi sound system, sound mixing, audio and video switches and sound proofing. This would help facilitate the students of the Department of Mass Communication to get first hand information about the electronic media coverage. A media gallery has also been established at the department, it was further stated. A lecture on the expansion of the electronic media was also arranged. Senior broadcaster Wusatullah Khan delivered it. Dean Faculty of Arts Prof Dr Seemi Naghmana Tahir and Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan also spoke on the occasion. app

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Dr Atta appointed member of Unesco's panel
Islamabad: Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, former chairperson Higher Education Commission, has been appointed by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as its member for a high-level panel on 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Development.'

Irina Bokova, Director-General Unesco, conveyed this message from Paris to Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman through Pakistan's mission in Unesco.

The nomination had been made due to his contribution in the field of science and higher education within Pakistan and abroad.

The group formed under UN specialised agency will meet twice a year and is entrusted to chalk out new avenues for targeting the efforts of the world scientific communities to address common challenges facing the world in the 21st Century.

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Hamdard University students awarded degrees
Islamabad: Degrees were awarded to the students of Hamdard University in the disciplines of engineering, pharmacy and management sciences here on Tuesday.

Ambassador of People's Republic of China Liu Jian was the guest of honour at the degree awarding ceremony. Degrees were awarded to 195 students; merit certificates to six students and five students Sundas Ansar (Pharmacy Department), Syed Shair Ali Shah Bukhari (Pharmacy Department) Kamran Khushnood (Electronic, Engineering Department) Muhammad Najeeb (Telecommunication, Engineering Department) and Shama Wahid (Management Department, MBA) were awarded gold medals.

The Ambassador thanked Senator SM Zafar, Professor Dr. Nasim A. Khan, Professor Dr. Nazeer Ahmad, members of the Board of Governors of Hamdard University, and faculty members for inviting him to share their joy. He also thanked all the faculty members, who have helped the graduates, along the way to reach this milestone.

The Ambassador said that this is a wonderful day for all of you, as you mark the end of one great effort and the beginning of another. "Some 30 years have passed, but I still feel the passion burning in me when I was awarded my degree in a Chinese University. Even as you bask in the excitement of graduation, you are preparing to embark for new places, with new challenges when the region and the world are undergoing important and invigorating transformation. Your generation is facing a more complex and challenging world than that of mine. But I know for sure that you are ready for the challenges coming your way," he said.

While addressing the graduates the ambassador said that if you can handle failures well, then you will do great things. "Most of the great people, in my view, have a lifetime of setbacks. However, their greatness came directly from how they struggle to their feet from those setbacks," he added.

Speaking on the occasion Hamdrad University Chancellor SM Zafar said that Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) directed the members of his Ummah some 1,400 years ago to travel up to China in pursuit of knowledge and learning. "He thus emphasised the importance of both the education and the potential of the Chinese People. Likewise the poet laurite of Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal predicted that 'China will be the rising sun of Asia'. In the Republic of China we have an all weather-friend whose friendship has been described by its leaders, with Pakistan as higher than peaks of Himalaya and deeper than the depth of Pacific," SM Zafar added.

He said, "Remember the time you are living is known as Information Age. Information and knowledge is only a click away from you. See that you take the full advantage of the environment of knowledge and continuously add and learn more than what you have received in your alma mater. Walk in the new world with confidence and you will find its ready to welcome you."

Hamdard Foundation Pakistan President Sadia Rashid said, "No matter how important the structure, concept and functioning of a university is, the most significant single item is the faculty. Books and equipment help, but the backbone of education has always, been teaching - hence, teachers! Thank you - for sharing your knowledge and lighting the flame of learning. May it ever burn bright."

Prof Dr. Nasim A. Khan, SI (M) Vice Chancellor Hamdard University in his address said that today is yet another memorable occasion as Hamdard University marks its 8th Degree Awarding Ceremony of Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus. Hamdard University provides an enabling environment for inquisitive minds and productive workforce with its quality teaching and research programmes. The news

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