Campus TV (A project of Hazara University) Launched

The launching ceremony of Campus TV  held on 14th August, 2017 in Communication & Media Studies Department,           Hazara University. Chief guest of the ceremony was Prof. Dr. Ashraf Adeel,  founder Vice-chancellor of Hazara University. He was  accompanied by the current Vice-Chancellor Prof.Dr Muhammad Idrees, Deans , HoDs and Professors of the University’s  various departments.

Director of Campus TV Dr. Majid-ul-Ghafar briefed the guests on the operation and different section of the Campus TV studio. He added that aim of the Campus TV studio is to provide hand-on training to the students in a very professional way. Campus TV is here to bring-forth talent of the students, further groom and polish that enable them to join media as professional at national and international levels. Dr. Majid-ul-Ghafar highlighted the training activities of Campus TV students team and also encouraged hard efforts of the production team.

Dr Shujaat Ali Khan, Head of the Department  warmly welcomed the guest and briefed  them about different news package and documentaries  produced by the students team of Campus TV. He briefed the guests on various academic and professional activities of the department.

While sharing his thoughts, Prof. Dr.Ashraf Adeel highlighted the role of media in our society. Media is opinion maker of the people thus lot of responsibilities are on the shoulders of the people working in the media. Ethics should be kept on the top in this profession, he stressed. He advised teachers of the department to focus on media ethics and send graduates to the market with great sense of responsibility and ethics.

While addressing to the audiences current Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Idrees said that the confidence and hard work of a journalist in the field is vital. Media has very important role in our society and our society needs professional people to work there. He appreciated efforts of the department expressing hope that this department students will play their due role in the development of the country.

Today is a very special day for Media Studies Department, Campus TV will help students “develop firsthand knowledge and skills in electronic media”, “Our students will be able to develop their skills within the university.” the Vice chancellor Congratulate Head of The Department Dr. Shujaat Ali Khan and his team for working hard.

At the end, Chief guest Prof. Dr Ashraf Adeel distributed  certificates among the students who successfully completed One month training in the newly established Campus TV studio.  News package, short documentaries been produced by the students were played before the participants who admired the students efforts.

Report By:- Paly Shah

Admission in Department of Communication and Media Studies for semester Fall-2017 are open…

Department of Communication and Media Studies Hazara University Garden Campus announced admissions for semester Fall 2017. the deadline for form submission is 21st August 2017, while entry test will be held on 27th August 2017. All interested candidates having any query can freely contact the department on following land line numbers. 0997414185–0997414182- and provost office-0997414143.

170 Scientists & Scholars take part in First National Conference

ONLINE REPORT:- 170 scholars and scientists participated from different universities
of Pakistan in the First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and
Biosciences at Hazara University Mansehra including Peshawar University, Agriculture
University Peshawar, Agriculture University Rawalpindi Pakistan, Atomic Energy PIAS who
works only cancer, University of Sargodha, University of Gujrat, Govt. College for Women
University Faisalabad, University of Faisalabad, Karachi University, University of Swat,
University of Baluchistan Quetta, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Haripur University,
Malakand University, Quaid-e- Azam University Islamabad, Islamic International University
Islamabad and many more universities of Pakistan. Three halls were arranged for the
presentation of topics A, B & C. The Hall A & B were at the Education Department of
Hazara university while the Hall C was arranged at senate Hall of Hazara University. On the
first day of the seminar at least 80 members, 50 on the second day and the remaining on the
3rd day presented their topics.

By: – Bushra & Aima

Great Teamwork Made First National Conference Successful, says Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba, Chairman Department of Bioinformatics

ONLINE REPORT: – The chief organizer of the First National Conference on Emerging trends in Bioinformatics and Biosciences at Hazara University Mansehra was Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba Shah. He is also a chairman of Bioinformatics Department, Hazara University. He organized the conference with the financial collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the resources provided by the honourable Vice Chancellor of Hazara University Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees. The main aim of the seminar was to develop the research level of the students and to provide more awareness about Bioinformatics.
Talking to The Online, the chief organizer of the conference Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba said, “I am very excited and happy for the conduction of the first national conference of Bioinformatics in Hazara University”. “This was a great teamwork which made the seminar successful and I appreciate my staff members and students who worked hard day and night for the conference.” he added. He also thanked the Vice Chancellor of Hazara University for the providing all kinds of resources including transport, security, guest houses and hostels for the guests.
“I would like to say special thanks to the security incharge of Hazara University Major Sherin Zaman and local police SHO of Mansehra who managed the best security for the safety of guests, he further said”.
Dr. Mujtaba also said that we would like to arrange such type of conference on international level and invite the scientists from the foreign countries for the scholars and students of Pakistan and especially Hazara University in future.

By: – Arif Bashir

First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics & Bio sciences in Hazara University

ONLINE REPORT: – The Department of Bioinformatics, Hazara University (HU) Mansehra arranged the First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics & Biosciences in Hazara University. The main aim of the conference was to bring together
scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Bioinformatics and Biosciences.
On this occasion Prof. Dr. Syed Iqbal Shah, the former Vice Chancellor of Agriculture University Peshawar was the chief guest of the conference. The Vice Chancellor of Hazara University Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees welcomed the chief guest and the respected participants of the conference.
The chief guest Prof. Dr. Iqbal Shah asserted, “Through internet, the world has become a global village, the researchers can get help from anyone in the world due to net” “This seminar will give more benefits for the students of Bioinformatics Department and entire Hazara University as well”, he further said.
The Vice Chancellor of HU Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees said “This conference is very beneficial and better for the scholars and novel students of Bioinformatics”. “The students will get more knowledge and information from the presentation of the scholars and is helpful in their research work”, he added. The Patron of the conference and Dean of Arts Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Shah said, “This conference is very fruitful for Hazara University and it will boost the research
activities in the university”.
The participants presented their research papers on different topics which were highly knowledgeable & informative and appreciated by the scholars and students.
Many male and female professors, lecturers, scholars of the country and Hazara University
participated in it.
The closing ceremony of the conference arranged in the multipurpose hall of Hazara university.
The Vice chancellor (VC) of Hazara University was the chief guest of the closing ceremony. The
VC distributed shields and certificates among the participants and organizers of the conference.
On the last day the trip was arranged for the guests of the conference.

By: – Sajid Ali


First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and Biosciences (NCETBB-2017) will be held in Hazara University, on 20-22 July 2017. It will be organized by the Department of Bioinformatics, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan..

The Conference is to be held every year and is the 1st in the series. Its scope covering new and exciting research areas, thereby inviting interest of a large audience. The conference targets research presentations by academic and professional researchers, and also includes invited talks enabling participants to learn about the latest trends in field of Bioinformatics and Biosciences.

Research contributions are expected from the participants, covering various disciplines under the domain of Bioinformatics and Biosciences. For all submitted papers, the review criteria include significance of the problem, novelty, clarity, completeness, and accuracy.


  • Please download the registration form by clicking here and duly complete the downloaded document.
  • No abstract will be entertained without proper registration.
  • Attach the proof of studentship if you are registering as student e.g. copy of student card.
  • Attach the receipt of registration fee payment with the form and send all documents to the following address by post to
  • Dr. Mohammad Haroon Khan
    Registration Chair
    First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and Biosciences
    Department of Bioinformatics, Hazara University
    Dhodial, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan

  • Please mention “NCETBB-2017 Registration” on the post.
  • In case of difficulties in managing Bank Transaction, You may also visit conference secretariat located at the above address and get
  •        registered.
  • Please note that, accepted Abstract/s will be published upon completion of registration process.
  • Separate registration for each paper is required in case of multiple papers by the same author

  • Bank Account details:
    Title of account:  Ghulam Mujtaba Shah
    Account Number:   0010040214520017
    IBAN # PK02ABPA0010040214520017
    Allied Bank Limited
    Hazara University Branch, Dhodial, Mansehra, KP


  • Abstracts should be submitted electronically by clicking here .
  • All Abstracts should be submitted electronically on or before Wednesday, July 5, 2017
  • Submitted abstracts must represent original work.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the NCETBB-2017 Scientific Review Committee within due date. Updates will be communicated by the Conference Secretariat.
  • The Review Committee will select abstracts for oral or poster presentation unless the author indicates a specific preference for poster presentation.
  • Some abstracts will need to be amended and you may be asked by the Review Committee to submit these changes. It is the intention of the Review Committee to use the amendment process to assist authors to improve the quality of their abstract.
  • ABSTRACT should be 250 words or less, exclusive of title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s)
  • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word and should fit onto a single A4 page
  • Please use 12pt Regular Arial font
  • Abstract title should be 14pt BOLD and in BLOCK CAPITALS
  • Authors’ names should be on the next line in 12pt BOLD Arial font
  • In case of more than one author, please underline the name of the presenting author
  • Please do not include degrees or titles
  • Authors’ organisations/institutions should be on the next line in 12pt Arial font, should include the city, state and country of the organisations/institutions
  • Please do not use abbreviations unless defined in the abstract
  • Care should be taken to ensure high quality English expression and grammar
  • Please DO NOT include any tables, graphs or images with your abstract(s)
  • All abstracts must be structured including, Background and Aims: Give a brief reason for the study. Provide a clear statement of the aims of the study Methods: Give a short description of the study population or specimen preparation, data collection and processing.Results: Important statistical results (such as confidence intervals, p values or correlation coefficients) should be included.Conclusions: Make simple statements that are supported by the evidence shown in your results. Keywords: max of 3-5
  • Oral Presentations: will be for 15 minutes. This is inclusive of 5 minutes question and answer time.
  • Posters: should be printed to a maximum size of 2 feet W x 3 feet H and presenters should bring their own standees to affix the posters
  • Abstracts should be submitted using the abstract template provided and submitted online by Friday, 16 June 2017
    1. If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact

    Dr. Mohammad Haroon Khan
    Registration Chair
    First National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics and Biosciences
    Department of Bioinformatics, Hazara University
    Dhodial, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan
    E-mail: /
    Cell: +92 331 5495540

    Census begins in 63 districts today

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s largest-ever population census will kick off on Wednesday (today) in 63 districts of the country after a delay of 19 years.

    “All arrangements have been put in place for the first phase of the census. The field staff has received the required material,” Chief Statistician Asif Bajwa told Dawn.

    He said as many as 118,000 enumerators from different departments, including the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), had been provided training. Moreover, 175,000 army personnel have also been deployed in the districts.

    The army personnel, he said, would be involved in enumeration as well as providing security to the surveyors.

    The first phase of the exercise will end on April 15. The second phase will commence on April 25 and end on May 25. In the second phase, 87 districts will be covered. Census reports will be completed in two months.

    The chief statistician said no change had been made in the original plan.

    Asked about reservations expressed by some political parties over the conduct of the census, the chief statistician said he couldn’t stop anyone from issuing statements. “We will follow the agreed scheme,” he said.

    The major concern raised over the conduct of the census is from three provinces — Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — and related to internal migration. A similar concern has been voiced by temporarily displaced tribal people. It is not clear whether the internally displaced persons will be counted in their native areas or where they are living at present.

    The Balochistan National Party-Mengal and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan have filed petitions in the superior courts regarding their concerns on the census.

    The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has blocked 350,000 computerised national identity cards (CNICs) ahead of the first phase of the census.

    Mr Bajwa claimed that most of the blocked CNICs belonged to Afghan nationals. However, he added, the census would cover all people living in the country irrespective of their ethnicity or nationality. Foreign nationals would also be registered.

    However, in the census reports only those Afghans will be counted who have valid Pakistani CNICs and the rest will be left out. The PBS will use Nadra database to check fake CNICs.

    On internal migration, he said people who had migrated from one province to another and stayed there for more than six months would be counted as part of the population of the host province.

    Meanwhile in a response to a letter of Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has sought to allay the concerns of the province.

    In a statement issued on Tuesday, Mr Dar said army personnel would work with civil enumerators to ensure a transparent and smooth census.

    Coordination and vigilance committees had been set up at the census district level to monitor the process and ensure accuracy of data collection, he said, adding that a transparent census was a national effort which could only be successful with the cooperation and support of all concerned.

    However, the minister said, public access to data at the census district level was not possible as the census data would not be processed at the district level. “Also the law prohibits sharing of data before it is anonymised.”

    Referring to the chief minister’s proposal for the setting up of complaint redressal system, he said an elaborate complaint redressal system had been put in place. Control rooms have been established at federal, provincial, divisional, administration district and census district level to cater to the issues of non/over/under enumeration during the census operation.

    On the proposal of doing away with the condition of CNIC for the census, Mr Dar clarified that CNIC was not mandatory. Only CNIC of the head of the family or any responsible person is required to ensure authenticity of data.

    If a family member does not have a CNIC, they can provide other forms of identification to prove their identity. In the extreme case of no member of a family having a CNIC, the family would still be enumerated, he added.

    To further strengthen the transparency of the process, Mr Dar proposed the setting up of a committee of technical experts, nominated by the provincial governments, to monitor the data processing at PBS headquarters and ensure that all parameters of the data processing were being uniformly applied across the country.

    The first census in the country was conducted in 1951, the second in 1961, the third in 1972, instead of 1971 due to political turmoil, and the fourth in 1981. The fifth census, which was due in 1991, was conducted in March 1998 with the help of the army.

    The census is considered to be one of the basic elements for judicious distribution of resources, calculating representation in parliament, electoral processes, tax collection, tackling civic issues, including growing urbanisation, and evaluation of resources for infrastructure development.

    Under the constitution, the government is bound to conduct census every 10 years.

    Published in Dawn, March 15th, 2017

    PhD Scholar Published 13 Research Papers

    ONLINE REPORT: – Hayat Ullah Wazir, a PhD scholar of Chemistry Department Hazara University published 13 research papers in international journals, 12 research papers are in process, some submitted and some are under revision. He is among one of those students in the university who gave such an excellent performance in academics under the supervision of Dr. Fazal Rahim. Dr. Fazal is an Assistant Professor in Chemistry Department Hazara University Mansehra. Talking to The Campus Observer Hayat Ullah asserted, “I am feeling very happy that I published 13 research papers, this is possible with the guidance of my supervisor and prayers of my parents and Inshallah I will do my level best in research work in future too”.

    By: – Komal Zulfikar