FG College for Women convocation | New education policy
Lively convocation at FG College for Women
Islamabad, May 08: As many as 233 degrees were conferred upon the students of
bachelors and 38 postgraduates of the Federal Government Margalla College for
Women F-7/4 held here on Thursday.
Seven roll of honours were also
bestowed on brilliant students on the occasion of the 24th convocation of the
Addressing the students as the chief guest, State Minister for
Education Ghulam Farid Kathia said that national sovereignty is totally
dependent upon the educated manpower. "A country cannot progress unless its
majority of population is educated," he said.
The minister said, "We
have to formulate our strategy by analysing the experiments of the past and
present. We have to learn from our experiences in order to cope with the
challenges of today and tomorrow." He said that various ills of society
including poverty and terrorism could only be cured through education. "The only
way towards economic stability is the way of education," he asserted.
Margalla College for Women F-7/4 has already been declared as the 'All-Round
Best College' for the year 2007-08 by the Federal Board of Intermediate &
Secondary Education (FBISE), Islamabad due to its outstanding academic results
besides its students' extraordinary performances in various extracurricular
She said for the year 2008-09, the college's students
secured 20 consolation prizes, 30 third prizes, 18-second prizes, 20 first
prizes and six trophies for their outstanding performances in co-curricular
activities. An extremely talented 2nd year student, Iqra Khan, was selected to
represent Pakistan in a Saarc cultural programme, she said.
Javed said the College's Mass communication Department, initiated in 2003 in a
small classroom with modest physical facilities, but ambitious plans, was moved
to its new premises with spacious classrooms, a library, well equipped close
circuit TV station, a small radio station and a Desktop Publishing lab, besides
an auditorium for holding seminars and small conferences. "The college applied
to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for an FM frequency
allocation and got the license for FM radio for educational purposes," she said
adding that the radio lab would start functioning after the summer break. The News
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New education policy soon, says Kathia
Islamabad: The new education policy being prepared by the
government would cater for all national needs and overcome all flaws in our
education system, said Minister of State for Education Ghulam Farid Kathia on
Thursday. Kathia stated this while addressing 24th Convocation of Federal
Government Margalla College for Women (FGMCW), F-7/4 as the chief guest. He said
education policy would be announced shortly and it would prove a milestone in
achieving the target of quality education. Kathia said government was committed
to make all out efforts for providing better education to its all citizens. "Our
priority is to enhance literacy rate in the country," he added. He said
presently the country was facing many problems including provision of
educational opportunities to all citizens. "There is a dire need to invest in
education sector as without it no nation could prosper," he said. Earlier, the
chief guest awarded degrees and medals to the graduating students. Hameed Alvi
Award was given to Bushra Wali of Mass Communications for securing first
position in the Punjab University while 17 students of BSc got the Roll of
Honour. Shields were given to the teaching and non-teaching staff on completion
of 25 years in the college. Daily Times
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CPSP to facilitates young doctors in studies abroad
Rawalpindi: College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) has
explored new avenues of luxurious overseas job opportunities for young
postgraduate trainees of Pakistan which not only fulfil their required academic
training obligation but also opened marvellous carrier in the medical
Besides adequate monitory benefits, they would also get
international exposure from this exchange of training and continued research
programmes. Pakistani doctors have also been invited for evaluation of trainees
in different countries.
Renowned Hepatalogist, Prof of medicines Rawalpindi
Medical College and Controller of Examinations Regional Centre CPSP, Islamabad
Dr Muhammad Shoaib Shafi stated this here on Wednesday while talking to young
doctors association members in a reception hosted at Benazir Bhuttoo Hospital,
Prof Shoaib Sahfi informed that a delegation of CPSP council
members headed by President CPSP Professor Zafar Ullah Chaudhry visited UK on
the invitation of Professor Ian Gilmore, MD, PRCP and had detailed meeting with
their counterparts of Royal College of Physicians UK and also exchanged views
with delegates of various prestigious academic training institutions of
Medicines and other specialities to identify areas of interest and mutual
cooperation in medical education, training and curriculum developments.
delegates from Pakistan included Dr Khalid Masood Gondal, Dr Muhammad Amjad,
Prof Asqhar Chanaa and Prof Qazi Yaqoob.
Prof Shoaib Shafi giving further
details and outcomes of their visit informed that Saudi Commission for Health
Specialities (SCHS) had offered nomination of CPSP examiners to evaluate final
clinical and oral examination of health professionals in General Surgery,
Internal Medicine, Orthopedic, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Neurology, Dermatology,
Radiology, Psychiatry, General Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Urology, Anesthesia,
ENT, Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine and Cardiology.
He said that various
health institutions of international repute had acknowledged CPSP academic
training standard and invited young Pakistani doctors to join their institutions
and collaborate in medical training programmes.
He said that with reference to Prof Dinesh Bhugra President UK Royal College of
Psychiatrists, a request was forwarded to CPSP for initiating procedural
correspondences for mutual collaboration in connection for training and
Similarly, Bangladesh College of Physicians and
Surgeons (BCPS) also requested for nomination of Pakistani examiners for
evaluating FCPS par-II candidates whose exams to be held in July-August
Moreover, Dr. Neil Dewhurst MD Royal College of Physicians UK also
invited representatives of CPSP for exchange of views with regard to share
experiences about different branches of medicines. Prof Shafi mentioned that
Director General of Health Malaysia, Dr. HJ. Mohammad Ismaail Merican also
showed interest to meet CPSP delegates to discuss future collaboration Pakistan
and Malaysia in post graduate medical education.
Dr Shoaib said that Head
Nuclear Medicine Services, Ministry of Health, Kuwait and President of Kuwait
Nuclear Medicine Society expressed great interest in exchange of scientific and
technical in the field of PET, Correlative imaging with CT, radionuclide
therapy, Musculoskeletal, Cardiology, Gastrointestinal and infection.
Ali Al Mansuri of Minsitry of Health Sultanate of Oman and Royal College of
Anaesthetists London also invited Pakistani doctors to proceed for mutual
cooperation in medical disciplines.
Dr Shoaib Shafi informed that hundreds of
job had been offered to Pakistani PG trainees in different international health
institutions which is a land mark in the history of CPSP.
association members appreciated the efforts of CPSP council members and lauded
the role of Prof. Zafar ullah Chaudhry President CPSP who took keen interest in
promoting medical training facilities and provided golden opportunities to
doctors for placement in appropriate specialties both in the country and
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NUML students excel in Chinese speech contest
Islamabad: Colourful lively performances by the students of Chinese
Language Department of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on
Thursday enthralled audience during a contest held here in the
The students presented a big variety of programmes in Chinese
language comprising speeches, quiz, songs and calligraphy to display what they
have learned during the course.
Among loud applause and clapping of the
audience, the students also presented magic shows, Xinjiang dance, musical
chairs, Taiji and chopsticks competition. Besides Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan
Lou Zhaohui, Councillor Cultural Department of Chinese Embassy Yang Lin Hai and
other Chinese officials, the programme was attended by Rector NUML Professor
Aziz Ahmed, heads of different departments of the university and a large number
of students and faculty members.
Speaking on the occasion, Chinese Ambassador
to Pakistan lauded the performance of the contestants.
He appreciated the
efforts of Chinese language department of NUML and observed that holding of such
contests provided a good opportunity to all those, who were interested to
experience fascinating aspects of the Chinese culture.
He said besides
providing wonderful opportunity to learners of Chinese language to practice the
language in an enjoyable and challenging way, such contests showed how
deep-rooted Sino-Pak ties were.
Rector NUML Professor Aziz Ahmed said that
the Chinese language was almost 5,000 years old and it was one of the most
spoken language of the world.
He said holding of speech and other contests
in NUML were reflective of the fact that like other parts of the world Chinese
language had also great importance in Pakistan. He said relations between
Pakistan and China were eternal and would keep on bolstering with the passage of
He thanked Chinese Ambassador for taking out time for the programme
despite his pressing engagements.
At the end of the programme, prizes were
distributed among the winners of the contests. Competitor Hasib got first
position for performing extraordinarily in speech, song and quiz contests. Nasir
Ding and Tariq both stood second in the competition, while Irfan Malik, Majabeen
and Adil secured third position.
Hasib was also selected to participate in
the 8th Chinese Bridge Language Proficiency Contest for foreign college students
to be held in China in July. The event would provide him an opportunity to
express his fun and talent in China. The Nation
"More Pakistani youth should go for learning Chinese language ... After all, China is our neighbor and so much of business is taking place between Pakistan & China.."
Name: Hasib ur Rahman
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
"As Pakistani cooperation continues to grow with China, it is important for the Pakistani government and institutions to PLAN for preparing their human resources accordingly and focus more on grooming them in this very direction.."
Name: Mohib ur Rahman
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
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Inter-university debate contest
Islamabad: Pakistan needs to show the world that
dialogue and tolerance are the best way to bring about a change in the society,
said Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani on
He was addressing the 12th All Pakistan Inter-University Debate
Contest for Award of Allama Iqbal Shield, organised by Higher Education
Commission (HEC), at HEC auditorium on Thursday.
"Debates help polish
critical thinking and better understanding of social, cultural and economic
issues," said the minister. He said the government had adopted a policy to
encourage such activities in the educational institutions.
over the world are considered a major edifying activity. Today when the people
are inclined to pick up sword instead of using words, the debates and
competitions provide a platform to express oneself and bring a positive change
in the society through dialogue, discourse and respect for variance in views,"
he said. "We need a broader viewpoint that transcends the boundaries of
regional, sectarian and ethnic distinctions," he added.
to Prime Minister on Social Welfare and in charge HEC Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali
said debates taught people to be expressive besides being tolerant to other's
point of view. "We must learn to be tolerant and listen to each other, which is
the basic spirit for organising such contests," she said.
Director Dr Sohail Naqvi said the commission was working to empower the youth in
every possible manner. He urged the youth to set for themselves high ambitions
and HEC would provide the facilities to achieve the highest of goals.
said the Allama Iqbal Shield contest was an annual event organised first at the
university level where students from all departments and constituent colleges
take part. The second round is organised at the regional level at Karachi,
Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and Rawalpindi while the third and final round is
organised at the HEC Islamabad where the top scoring teams consisting of two
students from the participating universities and one top scorer student apart
from those in the team participate, he said.
University of the Punjab,
Lahore won both the shields in English and Urdu debates.
among individual speakers, Shamaoon Ahmad, University of the Punjab, Lahore,
Faisal Mahmood, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Rafique Ahmed Brohi
from University of Sindh won first, second and third positions in the English
debate respectively. Syed Shafaat Ali, CECOS University of IT and Emerging
Sciences, Peshawar, Haider Mairaj, National University of Computer and Emerging
Sciences, Islamabad and Syed Farhan Ali Zaidi from University of Sindh, Jamshoro
won first, second and third position in the Urdu debate respectively. Daily Times
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