Sleepy at college | QAU VC jailed
Feeling sleepy at college?
Islamabad, Oct 30: Between studying and socialising at all hours, college students often struggle with a lack of sleep and fatigue.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions:
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* Don't rely on caffeine, nicotine and other stimulants, as they can impact your sleep even hours later.
* Create a good environment for sleep, such as turning off bright lights and drowning out loud noise.
* Schedule waking and bedtime hours, and stick to your schedule during the week and on weekends.
* Talk to a doctor if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
* Avoid staying up all night to study.
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VC jailed - just for fun and fund
Islamabad: Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Vice Chancellor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai was put behind bars for a few minutes just for fun and fund.
occasion was the 'Quaidian Family Festival' organised by the
Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association and the Quaidian Intellectual
Forum to raise funds for the flood-hit students here on Friday.
Akram-ul-Haq, secretary of the Ministry of Special Initiatives, who was
the chief guest on the occasion, accompanied the vice chancellor. The
festival organisers had set up a 'Quaidian Jail' where any visitor could
get anybody arrested after paying an amount and the 'inmate' was only
released after paying an amount.
All the money collected at the festival will be donated to the flood-affected students of the Quaid-i-Azam University.
The QAU vice chancellor could only manage Rs1,000, but the already-prepared federal secretary paid Rs5,000 for his release.
a few turned up at the stipulated time in the morning, but the event
started getting momentum after Friday prayers. In the afternoon, the QAU
football ground was bustling with activity though the number of
existing students was many times more than the old students. Still, an
alumni member could find some old friend at the venue.
were related to education and research where students were guided on
prospects of studies in and outside the country. Career counselling was
the feature of some stalls. A stall was distributing books on civic
education free of cost. Unlike other festivals and 'meena bazaars', out
of 34 stalls, only three related to food items.
There was a stall of
fortune-tellers where after seeing the hand of Professor Masoom
Yasinzai, a palmist said that he had only one wife, whereas it was in
everybody's knowledge on the campus that he has two. The VC said that
soon after doing PhD in Chemistry, a palmist after getting four pounds
in the UK 'informed' him that he would be a good lawyer. He told the
palmist that whether I become a lawyer or not, you are a good liar.
Yasinzai was pleased to see the owner of Majeed Huts at the event, who
is perhaps the oldest inmate of the university, and there is no one on
the campus right from the early seventies who did not know him.
was the first time that a gathering of existing and old students was
organised for a cause. Future Quaidians, the kids, also accompanied many
Haji Atta-ur-Rehman, a popular student of late
seventies, was warmly welcomed by his old class-fellows. After seeing
him, one of his old batch-mates yelled: "Baoo Jee, Baoo Jee, Baoo Jee,
Bhangra Saday Naal Pao Jee."
Mansha Natt was another popular figure
who after threatening many times that he would not come finally made to
the festival in the end.
In a brief speech, the vice-chancellor
appreciated the contribution of the QAU Alumni Association for
supporting the university in arranging scholarships, providing
assistance to flood victims, helping in setting up chairs at the QAU and
The QAU is a real representative of Pakistan.
It is a bouquet where every province, language and tune adorns it like a
flower. Unity in diversity is thy name Quaid-i-Azam University.
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NUML refuses to follow PM's directives
Islamabad: A professor of National University of Modern Languages (NUML)
has written to the prime minister complaining that the two-day salary
for flood victims, as announced by the premier, has not been deducted
from the employees of the GHQ-run varsity.
Tahir Malik's letter says:
"I want to draw your (PM) attention to the callous attitude of NUML
administration regarding its non-compliance with the directives of the
office of the Prime Minister to donate two days salary for the flood
victims. Unfortunately, at this critical juncture of history when the
millions of people are homeless and starving, the NUML administration,
in spite of my repeated verbal as well as written requests and
reminders, has not paid heed to anything, conscience kept apart.
fact, Academic Staff Association of NUML (ASA NUML) and NUML Employees
Welfare Association (NEWA), both of which are elected representative
bodies, have also been pressing the Rector and NUML administration to
cut two days salary for the flood victims but it has not been done so
far. It's a matter of great concern that when the whole world is shaken
at a result of this catastrophe, our own institutions are not willing to
extend their hands for the needy and hungry."
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Debates held at Bahria College
Islamabad: The leading institutions of the twin cities of Rawalpindi
and Islamabad participated in the Inter-College Bilingual Debate
contests held at the Bahria College, Naval Complex, Islamabad, says a
The students dilated for and against the topics very
impressively, which spoke volume of their intellectual growth and
maturity of thoughts.
Commodore Syed Shahab Hamid Hashmi SI (M),
Deputy Director Human Resources Bahria University Islamabad, was the
chief guest on first day in Urdu Debate contest, while Commodore Jamil
Akhtar SI (M), T Bt Commander North, and president managing committee,
graced the occasion as chief guest on second day when the event of
English Debates held.
Muhammad Rizwan of Army Public School and
College, Rawalpindi, secured first prize in Urdu Debate, while Maria
Jaffary of Army Public School & College, Rawalpindi, won first prize
in English Debate. The trophy for the event was bagged by Army Public
School & College, Rawalpindi.
Commodore Jamil Akhtar SI (M), T
Bt, advised the students to focus more on the co-curricular activities
specially in public speaking, which helps the students to establish
confidence, logical thinking and approach.
Commodore Azhar Majeed
Khan, Principal Bahria College Islamabad, expressed his gratitude to the
participating teams and their teachers. The news
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Three-day alumni seminar on Pak-German universities starts
Islamabad: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organized a
three-day alumni seminar 'Pakistani and German universities - Joining
forces for a better future' here Friday, which was attended by Pakistani
alumni of German universities and German scientists.More than 100
Pakistani alumni of German universities and 10 German distinguished
scientists are gathering at the alumni seminar.In several workshops and
plenary discussions focusing on various disciplines including
biosciences, water resources, anthropology or conflict studies, the
participants will discuss their latest research findings and explore
possibilities of future cooperation and networking.
The programme includes - amongst
many other topics - a multi-perspective view on the management of
Pakistan's water resources, new solutions for the improvement of crop
production, reports on cooperative projects in archaeology and
anthropology and a plenary discussion on the topic 'Universities in
transition - the German Humboldt system as a model for Pakistani higher
Some 900 Pakistani students were funded by the DAAD, HEC or the
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). At present, a total of around
1,400 Pakistani graduates pursue graduate studies and research projects
at German universities, many of them on their own expenses.
By the same token, Pakistan has been the destination for many German
scientists and scholars, particularly in the fields of Anthropology,
Geography and Oriental Studies.
Professor Dr. Georg Pfeffer (then professor at Heidelberg University) in
1974 assisted Professor Dr. Ahmad Hassan Dani in establishing the
department of Anthropology at Quaid-i-Azam University.
In exchange, the Government of Pakistan is funding a professorship named
'Iqbal Chair' at the South Asian Institute of Heidelberg University. At
present, Prof. Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah, a historian from Quaid-i-Azam
University, is holding this position.
The academic exchange gained momentum when the HEC launched its oversea
scholarship schemes in 2004. So far, more than 300 of their scholars
have been sent to Germany. More than 60 of these HEC scholars have
already returned to Pakistan after their PhD graduation.
Since March 2010, DAAD is running an office in Islamabad which offers
information and guidance to graduates and scientists with the purpose to
study or do research in Germany. app
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Stipends for seminary students
Lakki Marwat: Administrators of the religious seminaries of Lakki Marwat have
expressed concern over delay in release of scholarships and stipends to
In a joint press statement on Friday, they said the delay in release of funds had added to the miseries of madressah students.
They said the federal government had released funds to the provincial
government but the latter was reluctant to release the same to the
district zakat bodies for disbursement among the students of religious
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