KARACHI: Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary (Director International Center for Chemical & Biological Sciences) has lamented that despite knowing the value of research work it was not given due importance and that had led to intellectual crisis in Pakistan.
Dr. Choudhary was speaking as guest of honor on the occasion of 9th Annual Research Day held here today at Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Auditorium, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS).
The celebrated scientist, however, optimistically noted that there were some people and fund-raising organizations “who are passionate to spend on research work over recent developments and are providing funds for multi-disciplinary topics.
“What would be more catastrophic than having people claiming and making dictum without any reference of the past history or any book? Despite of being the 5th largest population as Pakistani, we are having our intellectual people migrating to other countries benefiting them instead of us.” Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary added.
Stressing on the need to promote research work and to support research culture among students Dr. Choudhary opined young dynamic students should be provided right platform in order to increase their capabilities to be more subsistent among other nations.
Dr. Choudhary pointed out that it was due to the endless efforts and endeavors of Dr. Saleemuzaman Siddiqui that HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry had become a significant institute for scientific developments: “We look forward to establish many such institutions in future”, he concluded.
Vice Chancellor, DUHS Prof. Dr. Mohammad Saeed Quraishi, while addressing the ladies and gentlemen in the audience stated that research was the back bone of any university and distinguished it from a college: “It is the prime duty of the students to get benefit from the research platform that Dow University has provided them and take it to the highest level by increasing the efficacy and capability of the newer generation through the knowledge of new developments and research culture”.
The VC also emphasized upon the need to enhance the capabilities of the youth so that they might continue upon their endeavors in future.
Conspicuous among others, besides senior faculty members and students, there were Engineer Jawed Memon (Regional Director, Higher Education Commission), Mohammad Masroor Pro-VC DUHS, Prof. Dr. Amanullah Abbasi (Registrar), Prof. Dr. Zarnaz Wahid (Principal Dow International Medical College), Nadeem Shakoor Jaweri (Director Finance).
According to details the Research Day showcased presentations by a thousand researchers. DUHS’ Assitt. Prof. Asif Qureishi bagged the first prize. He was followed by Syeda Sadia Fatima from Aga Khan University and Sania Shabbir from Federal Urdu University who were awarded 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.
Return collected fees in excess of Rs.8,50,000 within 15 days: CJ orders the medical colleges!
LAHORE: Passing the order in a suo motu case apropos exorbitant fees charged by medical colleges. SC here has ordered all the medical colleges in Pakistan to return collected fees in excess of Rs.850,000 within fifteen days to the students.
While stopping the FIA from harassing medical college officials CH Mian Saqib Nisar adjourned the case till next day warning that action would be taken against medical colleges not complying the court’s orders.
It is pertinent to mention here that by means of introduction of miscellaneous charges the private medical colleges had augmented the fees and also resorted to take donations at the time of admissions.
Paralympic sports is about challenging yourself to be your best: John Warner US CG
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KARACHI: John Warner, Acting Consul General of USA posted in the Port City, has welcomed 70 differently-abled athletes as well as their parents and mentors from Para Sports Pakistan to the Consulate for a Paralympics Sports Diplomacy event here today.
The athletes participated in 7-a-side football, visually impaired cricket, and wheelchair tennis, along with American officers and Marines from the US Consulate.
This event is part of the Consulate’s series of sports diplomacy events, targeting traditionally disadvantaged groups who face various kinds of discrimination.
Speaking on the occasion Warner maintained: “Paralympic sport is about far more than just the sport. It’s not about winning – it’s about competing. It’s not about being the fastest or scoring the most points – it’s about being part of a team or challenging yourself to be your best.
“These athletes are demonstrating qualities that speak to all of us – not as athletes, but as humans. I am incredibly proud of these competitors – they are all winners.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the event was organized to mark the Paralympic 2018 games in progress in Pyeong Chang, Korea (March 9-18, 2018).
HEC is focusing on sports alongwith quality education: Javed Memon, Director
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KARACHI: Engineer Javed Memon, Regional Director HEC, while emphasizing on the importance of games held that HEC was not only focusing on equality education but also funding sports activities.
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of week-long All-Karachi Medical and Dental Colleges games here at Dow University of Health Science (DUHS)’s Ojha Gymnasium on Monday 12th March.
Conspicuous among others there was Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Saeed Quraishy and a number of faculty members.