Islamabad – International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) administration has announced a cut of one-day salary of its 150 employees who had protested in favour of their demands, the employees said Saturday.

Atmosphere inside the university has been tensed, as the administration was not looking serious in accepting the demands of the employees.

The Staff Association has been demanding their rights while the administration took no notice of it. “Instead, show cause notices were issued to the members of Staff Association,” they said. According to the sources, a severe cold war is going on between the employees protesting for their rights and the university administration.  The Staff Association has blamed the president for this situation.

They, talking to Online, said that the protest would continue until demands are fulfilled. The present situation, according to them, if not undertaken, would result into some kind of clash.

   Meanwhile, Young and budding filmmakers here late Friday screened their skills at “Screen My Shorts - a short-film screening competition” at Kuch Khaas, Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue.

The event was planned to help the young talent, for promoting their work and give appreciation and critique to the budding filmmakers.

Youngsters participated in the competition with their short films, videos, animations and documentary for introducing their innovative ideas to the audience of the twin cities.

Around 10-15 short films were selected and screened, based on the quality of direction, concept, script, cinematography and editing.

A jury of distinguished filmmakers selected the best films, which would then be promoted through different programmes of Kuch Khaas.

According to the organisers, the idea behind the show was to allocate a platform to the youth where they can display their work, and also share their ideas regarding media and movies.

There are some professional institutions offering courses in media production. Besides a large number of youth having awareness of media and movies, the students completing these courses aspire to produce movies but due to lack of opportunities, they are unable to do so, the organisers said.

A number of the youngsters are willing to work for the revival of the dying film industry of Pakistan. This event is an effort to utilise the young talent and introduce their contribution in this industry.