LAHORE – Students of Fine Art Department of GCU await the glance of CM Shahbaz Sharif as they remain deprived of laptops though they have been granted admission in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Honour on the basis of tough and laborious tests rather than merit list.

Though Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has already showered over 0.1 million laptops among students who obtained above 60 per cent marks in their previous exams.

The students of Fine Arts Department of GCU claim that CM Shahbaz Sharif opined youths as the future of country and destiny of the nation can be changed by equipping them with latest equipments and modern education, they are also included in the ambit of talented and brilliant youths. A group of GCU Fine Art students including Fatima Bukhari, Basim Zaheer, Komal Naeem, Hira Khalid, Amna Hassan,Tanzeeluz Zaman, Roheen Ghouri and Tayyaba Abdullah were of the view that world eminent artists like Sadqain and Ustad Allah Bukhsh were not academically brilliant students but they helped the country earn a good name.

The GCU Fine Arts Department Chairman Irfanullah Babar had also endorsed students’ demand and pleaded the CM to provide the worthy students with laptops as their whole studies depend on modern equipments like laptops. He was of the view that fine art students’ case should be taken separately as they have been granted admissions on the basis of strict tests rather than through merit lists.

A teacher of the department, seeking anonymity, stressed upon CM to grant laptops to fine art students as these students were more technical than academia and they should not be amalgamated with students who got admission on the basis of merit. He claimed that fine arts students would not be more than 200 throughout the province, hence they should also be considered for granting of laptops.

GCU wins All Pakistan Declamation at the PAF Risalpur: The Government College University, Lahore debating society on Tuesday won the All Pakistan Declamation Trophy at the PAF Academy Risalpur.

As many as 44 universities, schools and colleges competed for the coveted trophy in one of the biggest national declamation contests.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman congratulated Zahid Ali for being adjudicated the Best Urdu Speaker of the contest and Khawaja Yasin Mudassir for winning the Best English Humorous Speaker Award.

The VC said that the GCUDS was emerging as the best national debating team of Pakistan as it, besides other prestigious debates, had also won record 27 positions in the Chief Minister’s Debates Contest.