International Islamic University blasts victims
Vigil prayer for IIUI deceased students
Islamabad, Oct 23: Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA), a youngsters'
initiative for political awareness amongst new generation, is all set to arrange
vigil prayer on Sunday in memory of students killed in two blasts of
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).
On November 9, 2007, as
emergency imposed a group of three youngsters including Samad Khurram, Maryam
Kanwer and Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi joined hands for creating mass socio-political
awareness amongst the youth as well as enhancing their energies in an organised
manner to yield actual and practical output that could help in development
sector of the country. Primarily the team participated in lawyers-led movement
for the independence of judiciary and latter they set their targets and invite
youngsters from all over the country for joining their alliance.
the announcement, so far, around 3,500 youth from all over the country had
joined the movement. These youngsters mostly belong to well-off families and are
successfully arranging diverse awareness activities across the country besides
delivery of material goods for the deserving people on their own.
interview, Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi, pioneer of PYA, who is also
associated with Siemens Company as an Aeronautical Engineer, said that the
source of inspiration for PYA team are the volunteers, who instead of watching
the TV screens doing something for Pakistan in practical form. He said that, so
for, they had organised about 50 activities including massive protests, vigils
and walks for creating political awareness amongst the youth.
In addition, he informed that they had delivered material help to over 5,000
families during Swat IDP crisis and other general social service campaigns.
Today, he maintained that the nation is facing so many problems and no one
really cares that why such cruel things happen again and again.
that unemployment and lack of healthy social and cultural activities were
pushing the youth into the spiral of frustration, making them vulnerable to
become an easy prey to the elements out to disrupt public peace and engage in
Unfortunately, he added, "Talent of our youngsters has
never been explored in a right way, they were always left at the mercy of cruel
Taking part in a discussion, another member of PYA, Romana
Mehmood said that youth must be aware of the root cause of the problems and
their energies must be utilised in healthy and positive activities. She
continued, "We believe in going back to the very roots for which Pakistan was
created, and we yarns to fulfill dreams of our leaders of making our country one
of the greatest and progressive countries of the world." She further informed
the alliance is also going to publish magazines with name of "Inqalab" for
awareness of youth. The nation
"it shud not happen,,students n instituionz r common assert of us all...we shud guard them.. ."
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Rawalpindi private schools decided to
Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Association of Private Schools (RAPS) has
decided to keep academic institutions closed till further notification from the
The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting here on
The Civil Lines Police Station SHO and other police officials
also attended the meeting and briefed the participants on precautions to
minimise the risk of any untoward incident.
The heads of schools were of
the opinion that whatever measures are to be taken should be notified through
the media well in time.
Police officials advised the heads of schools to
hire services of private security guards and don't allow any person to enter the
premises without checking his or her identity card, install CCTV cameras at the
main entrance and other parts of school buildings, arrange a mock exercise in
their respective schools about emergency situation and display all emergency
numbers at prominent places in their schools. The news
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Education centres asked to improve performance
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Social Welfare and Special
Education, Samina Khalid Ghurki Thursday chaired a meeting of the
representatives of Special Education Centres from Punjab.
The Minister was
informed about the problems of the centres, for instance, meagre resources,
non-availability of Braille, lack of spirit in teachers' issues related to
The meeting was convened to know the province's specific
problems of Special Education Centres located in Punjab. The delegation
comprised all the heads of Special Education Centres from Punjab.
Minister for SW & SE stressed on increasing the enrolment rate of the
centres. While talking to the delegation, she said, "Special Educators' position
to be improved in terms of social recognition, salary and working situations so
as to increase their motivation."
The Minister emphasized the role for public
private partnership. She said, "It is the mindset which needs to be changed and
for that we need to involve the community and she also stressed on the role of
media in this regard."
The meeting was one in the series of meetings held by
Federal Minister for Social Welfare and Special Education with all the four
provinces to address the province-wise specific problems in the field of Special
Education. The nation
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TWAS prize for Dr Atta-ur-Rahman
Islamabad: Former chairman of the Higher Education Commission Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman
received Regional Science Prize from Academy of Sciences for the Developing
World generally known as Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in a ceremony
held in Durban, South Africa, on Thursday.
The prize was conferred on
Dr. Rahman in recognition of his services for building scientific institutions
in Pakistan. He was selected for the prize in August this year from among the
scientists of South and Central Asia, including China. He addressed 400
delegates from more than hundred countries of the world after receiving the
A TWAS note of appreciation said that he started
nearly 400 projects which mainly included a free of charge digital library
providing nation-wide access to 20,000 journals to all academic and research
institutions in Pakistan.
TWAS Regional Science Prize is awarded every
three year, which recognises individuals who have played key roles in the
establishment of vibrant scientific institutions or the expansion of
already-established institutions in the developing world. The awardee receives a
$3,000 cash award alongside a plaque/certificate describing the winner's
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Pathologists' moot to start on November 6
Islamabad: A press conference in connection with the upcoming Pakistan
Association of Pathologists (PAP) 33rd National Conference was held at Pakistan
Institute of Medical Sciences here on Thursday.
Head of the Department of
Pathology (PIMS) and Chief Organizing Committee Professor Anwar Ul Haque briefed
the audience on various planned events.
He said that pathology is the
backbone of medicine which is related to almost all the disciplines of medicine
and surgery. "Without proper diagnosis, treatment and management of patients can
not be done. Pathology is both art and science. No doctor could be a good doctor
unless he has good knowledge of pathology. The art of choosing the simple,
inexpensive and non-invasive tests over costly at times unnecessary, expensive
and invasive tests is very important."
The conference has five-day
programme. The main conference will be held on November 6 to 8 with one-day
pre-conference workshops and one-day post-conference workshops.
said that all major diseases and organs would be targeted in order to improve
the knowledge and skill of both consultant pathologists and the trainee
pathologists. "There are over 145 original research papers and 15 workshops." He
said that the workshops include the hands on training session on diseases of
skin, which are quite prevalent in the country. Skin is the mirror of the body
and many systemic diseases such as vasculitis can be easily diagnosed with
simple small biopsy of the skin. "Both dermatologists and pathologists in large
number would attend this workshop."
He said that another workshop would
concentrate on breast diseases, which are unfortunately quite prevalent in the
country. "The disease can be easily picked up in early stage through proper
self-palpation and fine needle aspiration cytology which is an out patient
procedure and avoids unnecessary surgery in many cases." He added that if the
breast cancer is diagnosed in early stage, many patients can get cure
There would also be a workshop on renal disease, which would
focus on diseases of kidney, which are also quite common. Other workshops
include the topics on AIDS, infection control, blood diseases, genetic disorders
and viral diseases. "There would be several important research papers in gastric
and intestinal diseases which are also quite prevalent in the country," said Dr
He said that PIMS is actively involved in original research and
has given the pioneer concepts about the diseases first time in the world. "The
Department of Pathology of PIMS brings out International Journal of Pathology
(IJP) which is also available on internet and all articles can be downloaded
freely. Its website is www.jpahtology.com."
Dr Anwar briefed that there
would special workshop on quality management both for doctors and technologists. The news
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