516 students get degrees in CIIT convocation

ISLAMABAD: Around 516 students were awarded in the 104th convocation of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) here at Jinnah convention centres while 14 shining graduates of different departments conferred on gold medals. Around 22 students’ secured PhD degrees while other bagged graduate and postgraduate degrees in the disciplines of Bachelors of Science in Bioinformatics, Physics, Economics, Biosciences, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Electrical (Telecommunication Engineering), Electronics, Mathematics, Architecture and Humanities from CIIT Islamabad campus.

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mir Dostain Khan Domki, speaking on the occasion as chief guest congratulated the passed out students ask students to render their services for the development of the country. The minister also lauded CIIT services for producing quality research in the country. It is a great honour for an international organization Times has listed CIIT among top 400 universities of the world in its latest report. It is a great achievement of the faculty members of the institute; the minister said and hoped that it would further improve its position in the world ranking. Rector of the institute Dr Raheel Qamar in the keynote address apprised the participants of the convocation that CIIT is currently at top of Higher Education Commission ranking while third at general ranking. He informed that currently 35,000 students are enrolled in different disciplines in the institute. Dr Raheel said in 2015, more than 1000 research papers were published in international journals and other publication written by faculty members and students of the institute. –APP

Two books of renowned scholar unveiled at Lok Virsa

Islamabad: Two books of a prominent scholar Ashfaq Hussain ‘Aik Hateli Pe Gulab’ and ‘Gardish Mein Hain Saat’ were unveiled here on Friday at Faiz Heritage Library, National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).

The books launching ceremony was attended by Prominent scholars and intellectuals including Iftikhar Arif, Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik, Mushtaq Lashari and Mujahid Barelvi.

Renowned Poet and Intellectual Iftikhar Arif praised the thought process of Ashfaq and recited the selected couplets from his new books that launched on the occasion.

Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik and Mushtaq Lashari also talked about the Ishfaq Hussain books and praised the flow of interesting lines. –APP

He said that Ashfaq Hussain is exceptionally relevant that expressed his vision, depth in thinking and imagination. “Ashfaq is a jack of all trades, writing on almost every topic ranging from poetry and literary,” Fateh expressed.