Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dr Abdullah hails Chancellor Nizami for turning Aligarh dream into reality

Dr Abdullah
By Abdul Qadir Qureshi  

“The establishment of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) is a unique achievement of Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMOUBA) which has been made possible by Z.A. Nizami, President AMUOBA and Chancellor SSUET.”

These remarks came from Dr. Abdullah, a Pakistani scientist settles in the US and now on a visit to Karachi, after a meeting with Chancellor Nizami, on December 28.

Dr. Abdullah, also an Aligarian and a Trustee of Aligarh Alumni Association, USA, described the SSUET as a realization of the meaning of Aligarh Movement.

He informed the Chancellor that Aligarh Alumni Association USA is deeply involved in community services and has been supporting some 225 students studying in Aligarh University and also supporting about 15 educational institutions as a mission of Sir Syed Khan – the promotion of cause of education.

He reiterated that SSUET is a unique achievement and one could find a very rare example of establishment of such universities by an association and its credit goes to Mr. Nizami.

Chancellor Nizami informed the visiting scientist, who served in NASA and General Electric for many years, that during his lifetime, Sir Syed, the great educationist and reformer was told to name Aligarh University after his name but he refused and said that only after his death an institution could be named after his name if anyone felt that he had done something for propagating the cause of education and Muslims at large and it was after 6 years of his death that this University came into being as Sir Syed University.

He informed Dr. Abdullah that SSUET today has 6000 students on its roll besides some 200 doing Masters and Ph.D. Besides, there were 3000 students in the Aligarh Institute of Technology and another 1500 admitted in the Continuous education Programme.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Karachi International Book Fair: All roads lead to Expo Centre as KIBF 2011 opens

The areas surrounding the Expo Centre are buzzing with activity and there’s a lot of noise inside three halls since morning as the 7th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) 2011 was opened to the public at the designated time of 10 am on December 16.

The stalls have been tastefully decorated and there has been considerable rush of people of all ages from the moment the gates were opened on a Friday morning on which life generally is slow in Karachi.

There were students, clad in uniform, as well as teachers and professionals who not only visited the various stalls but also availed the opportunity of purchasing books in comparatively less crowded environment as more people are expected to pour in during the weekends.

The officials and volunteers of the KIBF are there at the reception area to greet and facilitate the visitors. The KIBF Convener, Owais Mirza Jamil, and the Chairman of the Pakistan Publishers & Booksellers Association (PPBA), Aziz Khalid, are supervising all the arrangements with the assistance of their team members.

A record number of 290 stalls have been set up in the KIBF 2011 which promises to become the largest event of its kind in Pakistan. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Revamped Jumbo Publishing website launched

Jumbo Publishing has launched its revamped website which offers customers greater knowledge about its books in addition to important news and updates.
The newly designed website is user-friendly that makes it easy for the customer to find and learn about Jumbo Publishing’s books.

The customers can easily read a review of the book they are interested in. They can also order it very conveniently by downloading and printing the form and sending it over with the cheque/draft of the appropriate amount.
Three latest articles from the blog of Jumbo Publishing, appear on the home page and the visitors can access them rather comfortably.

The launch of our newly redesigned website is in line with Jumbo Publishing’s philosophy of spreading knowledge and providing the best possible services to its customers.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Chief of Muttahida Quami Movement Altaf Hussain has lauded the MQM Co-ordination Committee, parliamentarians, Karachi Tanzimi Committee (KTC), Interior Sindh Tanzimi Committee (ISTC) and all the zones and sectors of throughout the country for making efforts in maintaining peace and sectarian harmony.
Mr Hussain said that the MQM had demonstrated by taking part in the ritual mourning processions and religious gatherings that the MQM is working strenuously working for peace, brotherhood and sectarian harmony.
Mr Hussain also praised the doctors, paramedics, and volunteers of the KKF and the Medical Aid Committee of the MQM for performing duties at the medical camps and other locations throughout the country.
Mr Hussain also thanked the scholars for preaching unity among the Muslims and the need for harmony among different shades of religious persuasions.
Mr Hussain also praised the Federal Interior Minister, Provincial Home Minister, and officials and personnel of police and rangers for making effective security arrangements on Youm-e-Ashur.