Archive for ‘Education news’

July 4, 2011

Girls depict harassment through comics

Karachi: Sudrish is a student at Karachi University who often uses public transport and when she was asked to draw a comic at a workshop, she depicted a woman who was being stared at by a man at a bus stop. The woman decides to cover herself using a large Chaddar.

However, the man continues to stare. In the end she opts for a shuttlecock burqa, but even this cannot persuade the man from gawking at her.

Women are often harassed by men in all walks of city life and this was an issue that was highlighted at the ‘Being a girl in Karachi’ workshop which was organised by the World Comic Network-Pakistan.

This was the first venture of this campaign against harassment of women and the organisation plans to launch it across the country. Once the comic collection increases, there are plans of holding exhibitions and publishing a comic book, much like ‘Bolti Lakeerain’, the first comic anthology of Pakistan, which was also published by the organisation.

The idea is to distribute the comics at a mass level so that these issues are highlighted. “Even a comic which depicts women being teased in buses should be distributed at the stops,” said Nida Shams, the founder of World Comics- Pakistan.

Shams believes that though bigger issues are talked about by civil activists, everyday problems for women such as eve teasing or parents not letting girls ride bicycles should be addressed as well.

“It is a pity that while in other countries a woman’s attire is no longer an issue, in Pakistan it is one of the prime concerns that affect women,” she laments.

Shams, who has worked with women belonging to all social classes, thinks that many girls face the same problems. “A girl travelling in a private car with her driver and one who uses public transport both get leering looks,” she says.

While the nine participants talked about different issues, eve teasing remained one of the most discussed topics. Azmeena, who has long braided hair, drew herself traveling on a bus when a man pulls her locks. She yells at him in retaliation and when people inquire what the commotion is about, she is too embarrassed to explain. Her comic was named ‘What should I say now?’

Another comic shows two girls walking on the street, when a group of boys whistle at them. The girls whistle louder and two dogs emerge and chase the boys away. The participant describes her comic as one where “women take control once and for all”.

Many of the participants believe that using comics as a mode of expression was a brilliant idea. Sidra Rizvi believes that while seminars and boring lectures are forgotten, “a comic is always remembered.”

Another participant explained that “for understanding a comic you do not need to be literate. The message therefore is conveyed more effectively.” She thinks that such initiatives could prove to be a positive developmental tool in a country like Pakistan.

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July 4, 2011

Young Leaders’ Conference 2011

KARACHI: The Young Leaders’ Conference (YLC), 2011 being held with the slogan of ‘Faith, Unity, Discipline and Revolution’ entered into its 3rd consecutive day having theme of ‘Change the Way You Think,’ here on Sunday.
The chief guest of the day was Member Provincial Assembly Raza Haroon. Speaking on the occasion he said that nature had bestowed Pakistan with the wealth of diversity and our country was enriched with all natural resources. The need of the hour was management of resources and a competent leadership was essential for it, he added.

Haroon urged participants to create all required abilities of leadership in themselves. He also talked about the history of world and leadership.

Faisal Qureshi of Personality Quotient delivered the keynote address on ‘Change the Way You Think’. In his address, Qureshi focused the spirit of listening and appreciating other’s perspectives.

Participants were exposed to different thematic views in breakout sessions featuring Sheema Kermani, Dance; Talat Hussain, Theatre; Yousuf Kerai, Music; Sharmeen Chinoy, Film; and Dr Awaab Alvi, Street Power. On the occasion, a panel discussion entitled ‘Kalaam: Intercultural Dialogue with Ambassadors of Change’ was held. Abbas Hussain chaired the session while Deepak Perwani, Sidra Iqbal, Dr Zsuzsnana Fajcsak, Shazia Khawar and Khalid Malik were the panelists. Participants raised several questions, which were replied by the panelists.

Another interesting session of the conference entitled ‘Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Teray’ was held to provide youth with an opportunity of capacity building. The session was conducted by Umair Jaliawala. In the segment, he made participants realise in an effective manner that diversity strengthened culture and character. The 10th six-day conference, being organised by the School of Leadership to teach Pakistani youth about leadership skills, will continue till July 6.Daily Times.

July 4, 2011

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

KARACHI: The 10th Youth Leaders Conference with the theme of ‘Eman-Ittehad-Tanzeem-Inqilab’ began at a local hotel on Friday.

The aim of the event is to provide youth with an opportunity to explore their talent and use it for the construction and progress of the country.

The six-day conference was attended by as many as 350 youngsters from the country. The stage and the conference hall were decorated with balloons, having colours of Pakistani flag. The participants were hoisting national flags, which bestowed the ceremony a very patriotic look.
Sports and Youth Affairs Department Secretary Syed Shoaib Siddiqui inaugurated the conference.

In his address, he said that youth were the most important segment of the society and what the department was willing to do was to realise the value of youth to all sectors of life, including politicians, entrepreneurs and others in general and to policy makers in particular.

He said that though the society was facing several negative trends and problems, they also had a beacon of hope in the form of a large number of talented youth. In the Western and developed world, Pakistan was considered as a fortunate country due to its rich percentage of youth in its population, he said.

Siddiqui further said that the society had also some complains about the youth, so it was their duty to redress them and prove themselves as responsible citizens and active members of the society. He urged youth not to waste their time as time and tide wait for none.

He said: “If you want to go abroad to seek knowledge, research, education or even for earning money then you can go, but must remember that none would facilitate, accommodate or respect you as your motherland.”

School of Leadership Director Kamran Rizvi said in a very energetic manner while shedding light over the theme of the conference that youth would play a significant role in eliminating ongoing rising desperation in the society. He told audience: “Revolution comes in a nation when it leaves dual standards, spoiling time and telling lie.”

Rizvi said that they had changed the famous slogan ‘Unity-Faith-Discipline’ into ‘Faith-Unity-Discipline and Revolution’ because unity could not be created without having faith. Faith is the core factor to gain success in the life, he said.

He said that indeed Pakistani nation had not yet experienced freedom as liberty could not be gained without bounding ourselves to discipline. He urged youth to focus on implementing their knowledge, instead of only feeling proud of having knowledge.

The conference was being organised in collaboration with 26 corporate partners. The representatives of these companies and institutions also expressed their views shortly on the occasion.

The conference will continue till Wednesday. During the conference participants will learn leadership values and other required skills of the time.Daily Times.

July 4, 2011

ڈاکٹر معین الدین کے تحقیقی کام کی زبردست پذیرائی

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July 4, 2011

اعلی تعلیم کی فراہمی کےل ئے کالجز قائم کئے جائیں گے

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July 4, 2011

FUUAST semester exams

Karachi:Registrar Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Prof Dr Qamarul Haq has announced that the semester exams of morning programme would start from July 4.

He said that students should bring their admit cards, otherwise the FUUAST administration would not allow them to take the exam.

The examination date of the evening programme would be announced later, he added.

Meanwhile, Dr Kamal Jamro, Assistant Prof of Department of Sindhi at FUUAST will leave for the United States (US) on a study tour next week.

He is invited by the US State Department under the Cultural Heritage Preservation Programme.

During his three-week visit, he will deliver presentations on great Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and other Sufi poets in different states of America.The news.

July 4, 2011

Chand Tasveer-e-Raftagan launched

KARACHI – Literary Arts & Culture Forum of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) hosted the launching ceremony of the book “Chand Tasveer-e-Raftagan” at Bashir A Malik Auditorium.
Chancellor ZA Nizami presided over the ceremony which was attended by the noted writers, scholars and other eminent literary personalities. While inaugurating the ceremony of the book launch, Chancellor SSUET Z A.Dawn

July 4, 2011

Bhittai hospital affiliated to LUMHS

Hyderabad: The Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) had decided to depute its consultants for regular visits to the Shah Bhittai Hospital Latifabad after affiliation of the former with the latter.

The affiliation was finalised last month between the DCO Hyderabad Aftab Ahmed Khatri and Vice-Chancellor Dr Noshad A. Sheikh. It may be noted that the Bhittai hospital comes under administrative control of the district government. It was hoped that the hospital would upgrade with the facilities of consultants and specialists, house job officers and post-graduate students and nursing staff. Dawn

Dr Noshad A. Sheikh told on Friday that consultants for paediatrics, surgery, medicine, gynaecology and obstetrics would visit the hospital regularly, besides remaining on call.

“We have asked the DCO to create vacancies of 50 house job officers and 25 nursing staff in BPS-16.” Final year examinations at LUMHS would be held this month and results in September.

The VC said that a fresh batch of house officers would be deputed in Bhittai hospital and hopefully it would be recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).

Midwives are currently working in the hospital and a fresh batch of bachelors in nursing from the LUMHS would also be made available from September. Likewise, he said, the post graduate students’ training would be rotated in Bhittai hospital, as well.

DCO Aftab Khatri said the district government had completed work for the PMDC recognition. Some objections were raised which had been removed. The PMDC team would visit the hospital soon to recognise it. Vacancies for house officers and staff nurses would be filled soon. Dawn.

July 4, 2011

جامعہ کراچی میں سینیٹ کا اجلاس 3 سال سے نہیں ہوا

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July 4, 2011

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology semester exams

Karachi:Registrar Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Prof Dr Qamarul Haq has announced that the semester exams of morning programme would start from July 4.

He said that students should bring their admit cards, otherwise the FUUAST administration would not allow them to take the exam.

The examination date of the evening programme would be announced later, he added.

Meanwhile, Dr Kamal Jamro, Assistant Prof of Department of Sindhi at FUUAST will leave for the United States (US) on a study tour next week.

He is invited by the US State Department under the Cultural Heritage Preservation Programme.

During his three-week visit, he will deliver presentations on great Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and other Sufi poets in different states of America.The news.