IIU hostel row | NUST convocation
Row between IIU administration and female students lands in IHC
Islamabad, Mar 01: Row between three female students of Islamic International University
Islamabad (IIUI) and the university administration has now landed in
Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi
of the IHC has suspended orders of an additional district and sessions
judge (ADSJ) Islamabad while issuing stay orders and directing the
university administration to give admissions to the students in the
IHC judge has issued notices to the IIUI
administration and directed them to submit reply till March 10 the date
till when the interim IHC orders will be in force.
of Islamabad Rafaqat Ahmad Awan on February 25 while vacating stay
orders in the matter of these three students had directed them to vacate
the hostel rooms in three days while deciding appeal filed by the
ADSJ had declared that IIUI is an autonomous body and it reserves the right regarding allocation of the hostels.
February 25, the university administration had also lodged an FIR with
Sabzi Mandi Police Station against the students, Neelam Jahan, Hiba
Shabbir and Romana Akbar for trespassing and hurling threats after which
the students obtained pre-arrest bails from an ADSJ court. Legal
counsel for the students, advocate Sher Afzal Khan while talking to this
correspondent told that the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain has
taken notice of the issue and he has called an explanation from the
president of the university.
Counsel for the girls, argued
before the court that that the ADSJ orders directing girls to vacate
the hostel is based on malice.
Narrating details of the
incident, the lawyer said that it was on December 23, 2013 when hostel
residing girls had agitated against policies of the IIUI administration.
The university administration then issued disciplinary notices to at
least 50 students while expelling 11 students. The eight out of eleven
had gone to their homes while the three girls decided to file a case
with the court. An ADSJ earlier granted a stay order in favour of the
girls and the same judge then vacated the stay orders at the appeal of
IIUI administration. Advocate Sher Afzal told the court that after the
stay order was vacated, the university administration forcibly took
possession of the luggage that has been in use of the girls and they
also tried to kidnap a girl.
The girls once again went to
the court that ordered not to disturb the girls till final adjudication
and on February 25, the judge dismissed girl's appeal. Advocate Sher
Afzal further told the court that the university administration has also
lodged an FIR against the girls.
It is to mention here
that these girls have also moved another application under section 22-A
in the court of ADSJ Shahrukh Arjumand for registration of case against
the university officials including Director General (DG) Gulzar Khawaja,
Security In-charge Colonel (r) Amjad Zaman, hostel warden and one
security guard. They had alleged in their application that university
administration tried to kidnap them and detained them in a room for more
than 18 hours.
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BISE Rawalpindi DPE retired
Rawalpindi: Director Physical Education (DPE) Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(BISE) Rawalpindi Raja Tasleem Kyani has reached the age of
superannuation and is retiring from service today (Friday) and a
function has been arranged to bid him farewell at the BISE (Rawalpindi),
Morgah Road, says a press release.
Chairman PML-N Raja
Zafarul Haq is expected to grace the occasion as chief guest. Besides
Parliamentary Party Leader Raja Javed Ikhlas, many distinguished guests
are likely to attend the function. The news
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NUST holds convocation ceremony
Islamabad: Rector of National University of Sciences and Technology
(NUST), Engineer Mohammad Asghar highlighted the importance and role of
education particularly research and innovation through which nations
could achieve progress to become prosperous and powerful countries.
these views during a Convocation ceremony held in the university main
campus here Tuesday, the rector referred to a study conducted by America
according to which the scope of new education has doubled throughout
the world from 1995 to 2005 compared to previous years since the
creation of the world. Moreover, scope of new education like science and
technology and research would expand further and be double after every
In the past countries which were prosperous in textile,
agriculture and industries were considered to be powerful nations.
However, now the situation is changing because the countries which are
working on education and increasing the number of educational
institutions at higher level like universities are being considered to
be more developed and prosperous. The scope of new education which is
being made through increase in the number of universities particularly
those providing Science and Technology education and research work is
expanding with each day, he claimed. In this regard, Mohammad Asghar
without naming stated that one of the European country has earmarked a
huge amount of 79 billion Euro only for research work and promotion of
Science and Technology for the year 2013. However, there is need to
transform new education system for generation of revenue and improvement
of economy of the country. However, ethics and moral values have to be
followed for improving revenue and gaining profit, rector specially
stressed on this point.
He said at present times according to
national and international experts, NUST is considered to be the best
university at higher level which is providing good and better education
of Science and Technology to the students which after getting relieved
from this institution are serving at higher posts in leading national
departments. Later on, he conferred degrees on the undergraduate
students of different faculties including School of Mechanical and
Manufacturing Engineering (SMME), NUST Institute of Civil Engineering
(NICE), Institute of Environmental Sciences & Engineering (IESE),
Institute of Geographical Information System (IGIS) and Atta ur Rahman
School of Applied Bio Sciences.
The Principals of their respective
faculties including Tariq Mahmood of IGIS, Dr Abdul Ghafoor of SMME, Dr
Peter John of ASAB while speaking threw light over the overall
performances of their schools and students and congratulated those who
achieved their degrees and got medals in different categories.
who achieved distinction in their related subjects through their
brilliant performances were awarded President Gold Medals and Rectors
Civil Gold Medals. President Gold Medals were awarded to Shehryar
Shafique (Civil Engineering), Beenish Imtiaz (Environmental
Engineering), Syed Hammad Ali Burney (Mechanical Engineering) and Sadia
Nasar Mirza (Applied Business). Rector's Gold Medals for the best
projects were conferred upon Iqra Chaudhry (Civil Engineering), Sana
Rasool (Environmental Engineering), Zohaib Rafique (Mechanical
Engineering) and Sania Arif (Applied Business). While Chancellor's
Silver Medals were awarded to Jamal Ali, Leena Aftab, Haider Ali and
Sania Arif as well as Saba Safdar (both secured second position) in the
disciplines of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering , Mechanical
Engineering and Applied Bio Sciences respectively. Daily times
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A little boy with a high aim in life
Rawalpindi: Passing seven classes - from Grade-V to 'O' Level Final - in thirteen months is
a tremendous achievement for nine-and-a-half-year-old Rai Haris
Manzoor, who has the distinction of passing the 'O' Level Examination at
such a young age and setting a world record and surprising everyone in
Pakistan and abroad.
He passed one class in approximately
55 days on average. Thus, he is the youngest-ever student of the
University of Cambridge who has passed the 'O' Level Examination at this
age thus setting a world record. The 'O' Level Examination is conducted
in 90 countries through British Council and more than 2 million
students appear in it every year. Newton, the famous scientist, also
studied at the University of Cambridge.
Rai Haris Manzoor
has passed 'O' Level Examination with science subjects - Physics,
Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. He has also completed 'Nazra
Quran-e-Majeed' and also memorised the last 'para' of Holy Quran at the
age of five.
Living in Gulzar-e-Quaid, Rawalpindi, Haris
is a cute little boy having a normal physique for a boy of his age, but
the effort, interest and dedication towards education he has shown is
remarkable, far better than a 17 or 18-year-old, which is the general
age of completing 'O' Levels Examination. Haris' weight is 46 kilograms,
while Shoaib, his twin brother's weight is 23 kilograms. Haris plays
cricket, plays piano, he is a good shooter and plays with toys. 'Tom
& Jerry' are his favourite cartoon characters. Hina Dilpazir is his
favourite actress, while Faisal Qureshi is his favourite actor. Shahid
Afridi is his favourite player.
Following a tight schedule
under 'home studies' is one of the defining factors for his
achievement, but one cannot rule out the interest of his parents who
have been consistent in guiding him to achieve the honour.
pre-schooling was done at home with constant vigilance of his father,
Rai Manzoor Nasir, who is DCO in the Punjab government, and her mother
who has done double masters. "He completed Classes III and IV from
school and then we managed his studies at home. One basic thing that we
strictly followed was that we never pressurised Haris on education. We
guided him in studies and set a schedule for his studies. Mornings and
evenings were designated for his studies and we gave him two-day relief
every week for his hobbies and extra-curricular activities as given in
any regular school. The examination pressure is already there but we
never pushed him hard for his studies and only used studying techniques
and followed the schedule. He studied on his study table placed in his
bedroom and on his bed with breaks for his meals and games. It was also
our effort that we taught him names of things in three different
languages in Urdu, English and Arabic and we saw that he's good in
vocabulary and his faculty of languages and mimicking convinced us that
he can do more than a regular student. With this grasping quality, we
were highly motivated that he can do wonders in his life. It's not that
nobody can achieve this feat, but one needs to explore and polish the
capabilities in oneself. We were fortunate that we not only discovered
the qualities in Haris, but were also successful in grooming them," said
Rai Manzoor Nasir.
date of birth is August 16, 2004, and when the result of 'O' Levels
Examination was announced he was only 9-year-and-5-month old. He cleared
the 'O' Levels science subjects in B grade and we were thrilled over
his achievement at this young age," Rai Manzoor Nasir said.
wants to become a barrister and help deserving persons by pleading
their cases free of charge. He wants to complete Bar-at-Law from the
University of London. Till LLB Honours, he'll be continuing his studies
from Islamabad and then he would proceed to London for Bar-at-Law.
urged the government to make arrangements for sending 25 million
out-of-school children to schools immediately. He wants from politicians
to lay more stress on education and chalk out policies for children who
are not attending school. The children drop out from school because of
non-availability of teachers and basic infrastructure. Haris also
requested students to put their best ability in their studies so that
they could be able to do something tangible for Pakistan after
completing their studies.
The Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman
Foundation (MKRF) awarded a 'Shabash' certificate to Haris and almost
all political parties appreciated and congratulated him on his
achievement. "We are still waiting for the government to acknowledge the
little boy's tremendous achievement who has set a world record at this
age," Rai Manzoor Nasir said.
Fond of French fries and
burgers like any typical boy of his, Haris wants to have food of his
choice and never compromises on tasty food.
about his experience of 'O' Levels Examination, Haris said that while
giving exams whenever he had to go to the toilet he asked the staff to
stand outside the washroom because he was short in height and his hands
could not reach the door lock. Other students and examination staff
cooperated with him, and even tied his shoe laces so that he might not
trip over while walking. When asked from his parents what he wanted
after breaking the world record, they said that he demanded a raise in
his pocket money. He also wanted total liberty in spending his pocket
money on food and choicest of toys for himself without any objection
from his parents.
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Ambreen Saba gets PhD degree
Islamabad: Ambreen Saba, head of the Mass Communication Department at Islamabad Model
College for Girls (IMCG) (Postgraduate), Sector F-7/4, has done her PhD
Saba received her PhD degree in 'History and
Critical Analysis of Akhbar-e-Khawateen' from Islamia University,
Bahawalpur, on December 31, 2013.
All faculty members of the Mass Communication Department have congratulated Ambreen Saba for her achievement. The news
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