Lyceum wins: KU new programme: IJT clash
Lyceum student wins Qatar design competition
Karachi, 25 March, 2008: The Lyceum School's Mahwish Rizvi has won first place from Pakistan in
the Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar 2008 Design Competition followed by
Sabika Jamal from the Beacon House School System and in third place Tabassum
Wazir from the D.A. Public School O/A Levels.
At a press briefing Monday,
the VCUQatar announced the winners of the first phase of the 2008 design
competition held every year in the Middle East for all high school students in
Qatar, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Syria,
Turkey and now for the second time in Pakistan.
"The Formula for Success"
was the theme for this year's competition. A great number of students from
Pakistan participated in this competition with immense confidence and
enthusiasm, a press release said. The judging was conducted at the Virginia
Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUQ) on February 17, 2008
where winning entries were judged by a world-class jury comprising
representatives from the Qatari Ministry of Education, the Arts Faculty of
VCUQatar, DHL as well as other VCUQatar officials including the Associate Dean
of Academic Affairs Dr Charles Bleick and Director of Marketing and Public
Relations Moamer Qazafi.
Three semi-finalists were chosen from each
country and they are now entitled to receive cash prizes of $1,200 for first
place, $800 for second place and $600 for third place. The three winners from
each country will now move on in to the second phase of the competition in which
two, full four-year scholarships to attend VCUQatar will be won by the two
finalists. The scholarships for creativity to attend VCUQatar are provided by
Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned. VCUQatar Students can earn a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic, fashion and interior design. Daily Times
New programme launched at KU
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has signed a Memorandum of
Agreement (MoA) with the UN University of Peace, Costa Rica, to launch an MS
programme on Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of International
Relations (IR) that begun from January 2008, said Dr Moonis Ahmar, Chairman of
the department while talking to journalists at a press conference on
The purpose of the press conference, according to Dr Ahmar, was
to provide information about the vision of the IR department and to disseminate
existing academic programmes before the media.
Meanwhile, Dr Talat
Siddiqui, a teacher in the Department of Usool Uddin, KU has been awarded
Certificate of Distinction and a cash award for her book 'Pakistan Economy and
Islamic Reforms' at the National Seerat Conference held in Islamabad.
coveted award has been given to the books from Punjab and Sindh only and
Siddiqui is the first women author in Pakistan to write on the complex topic of
economics, especially, which is very appropriate to the present times.
Seven IJT activists injured in clash
Karachi: At least seven workers of the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) were injured
as activists of their rival party attacked them in North Karachi Degree College
and Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST) on
Monday. The IJT alleged, in a press release, that its activists were attacked by
members of the APMSO. The injured students from both the institutions were taken
to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where they were admitted in
critical condition. Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, Amir, Jamaat-e-Islami, Karachi,
Nasrullah Shaji, the former MPA of Sindh assembly, Hasan Hammad, Nazim IJT,
Karachi and Samiullah Hussaini, General Secretary IJT visited the injured
students at the hospital and condemned the attacks. They asked the CCPO and DG
Rangers to take notice of the attacks in the educational institutions and
prevent such acts in the future. The News