Convocations at PAF Academy
Peshawar, Oct 20: The convocation ceremonies of general duty (pilot), administration and special duties (A&SD), air defence (AD) and engineering courses were held at Pakistan Air Force Academy, Risalpur, on Tuesday.
Convocation ceremony of general duty (pilot) course was graced by Peshawar University Vice-Chancellor Professor Azmat Hayat Khan as chief guest. He congratulated the graduating officers and awarded degrees in the discipline of Bachelor of Science. Pilot officer Fahad Raza Anwer was awarded trophy for securing first position in humanities subjects.
Pilot officer Salman Sher won the trophy for best performance in aero-sciences subjects. Pilot officer Salman Sher received the trophy for overall best performance in academics. Aviation cadet Bilal Zarin received the trophy for overall best performance in academics in A&SD course, while aviation cadet Sharjeel Ahmed received the trophy for overall best performance in academics in AD course.
Convocation ceremony of engineering course was graced by National University of Sciences and Technology (Nust) Rector Lt-Gen Muhammad Asghar as chief guest. He awarded merit certificates and medals to the distinction holders.
Merit certificate for best aerospace vehicle design was awarded to NUST cadet Hassan Mahmood Wasti, while merit certificate for best avionics system design was awarded to pilot officer Salman Liaquat.
Rector's gold medal for best project in aerospace was awarded to joint project of pilot officer Zahid Mahmood, pilot officer Azfar Adeel Bhatti and pilot officer Amjad Aziz.
Rector's gold medal for best project in avionics engineering was awarded to pilot officer Adeel Anwar and President's gold medals for standing first in aerospace and avionics disciplines were awarded to Nust cadet Hassan Mahmood Wasti and pilot officer Adeel Anwar respectively. AppYour Comments
Scholarships for 65 students of southern districts
Peshawar: A foreign oil and gas exploration company has awarded 65 scholarships to students from three districts of Karak, Hangu and Kohat.
MOL company's Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Janos Feher said that scholarships for intermediate students covered tuition fee, boarding and lodging and cost of books at Rs4,000 per month. He added the scholarships were given for a period of two years paid with six monthly installments.
This he said while speaking at the 3rd MOL scholarship certificate distribution ceremony held here on Monday, says a press release issued on Tuesday.
Explaining the technical scholarship programmes, he said that each award offered Rs10,000 per month for engineering and geology and Rs7,000 per month for diploma and associate engineering (DAE) students over a period of two years. He said a total of 26 scholarships had been awarded in technical education comprising engineering and geology studies. Mr Janos Feher said that MOL Pakistan had shown its unflinching confidence in people of Pakistan in general and people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular.
ANP president Senator Afrasiab Khattak was the chief guest on this occasion while provincial Minister for Higher Education Qazi Mohammad Asad, Minister for Social Welfare Sitara Ayaz and Minister for Housing Amjad Afridi and other high-ups of MOL also attended the function.
Afrasiab Khattak appreciated MOL contribution for promoting education and undertaking other uplift activities in oil and gas exploration areas of the southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and urged the scholarship earning students to work hard for changing the future of their agriculturally and industrially disadvantaged province. Dawn
Varsity teachers boycott classes
Peshawar: The teachers of all public sector universities here on Tuesday observed complete strike and boycotted classes against the kidnapping of Professor Ajmal Khan, Vice-chancellor of Islamia College Peshawar (Chartered University).
Academic and administrative activities remained suspended in all universities including Islamia College University, Engineering University, Agricultural University and University of Peshawar.
To express solidarity with the family of the kidnapped vice-chancellor, all teachers associations under the aegis of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) took out a protest rally from Takbeer Block to Engineering University Chowk on University Campus.
The protesting teachers, led by FAPUASA provincial president Dr Fida Mohammad, were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the kidnapping of Ajmal Khan. They were also chanting slogans against government and demanding immediate and safe recovery of the kidnapped vice-chancellor.
The teachers of Kohat University of Science and Technology and Gomal University D.I. Khan also participated in the protest rally.
Addressing on the occasion, Dr Fida said the government had clueless about the kidnapped vice-chancellor despite passing of 43 days. App