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


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
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  • 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

    Kashmir Day observed today

    MUZAFFARABAD: The people of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) observed ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ on Sunday to reaffirm their support for the struggle of the people of India-held Kashmir for their right to self-determination pledged under several UN Security Council resolutions.

    Pakistanis and Kashmiris have been observing the Kashmir Day every year on Feb 5 without any discontinuity since 1990.

    The call to observe this day was first given by then emir of Jamaat-i-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed and it was endorsed by then prime minister Benazir Bhutto and then chief minister of Punjab Nawaz Sharif.

    On Sunday, rallies, seminars, demonstrations and other events, such as speech and essay competitions in educational institutions, are organised across Pakistan and AJK as an expression of unwavering support to the struggle of Kashmiris.

    The main event of the day will be the formation of symbolic human chains at five or six points linking AJK with Pakistan, in a loud and clear message to the international community in general and India in particular that Pakistanis and Kashmiris are like “one soul in two hearts”.

    Pakistani and Kashmiri expatriates in different parts of the world, mainly the United Kingdom and United States, also hold rallies to voice their support for the oppressed but resilient people of India-held Kashmir.

    A special joint session of the AJK Legislative Assembly and the AJK Council has also been convened to meet on Sunday.

    Weather permitting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would address the special session and in case he fails to make it to Muzaffarabad owing to inclement weather, his message would be read out.

    A special function in connection with the Kashmir Day will be held in Convention Centre Islamabad with Pakistani and Kashmiri leaders among the speakers.

    Prime Minister Sharif will host a dinner in the honour of Kashmiri leadership from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday night.

    On Saturday, AJK ministers and lawmakers visited different camps of Kashmiri refugees and distributed ration packages among them with the cooperation of the federal ministry of Kashmir affairs.

    Messages from Srinagar

    In their messages on the eve of the Kashmir Day, pro-freedom leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Syed Shabbir Ahmed Shah expressed their gratitude for the government, people and armed forces of Pakistan for their unflinching support to the Kashmiris’ struggle.

    “People in India-held Jammu and Kashmir are challenging a big power and Pakistan is the only country that acknowledges our right to self-determination and extends its persistent support to us,” Mr Geelani said.

    “But we hope that Pakistan will play more effective and active role in this regard,” he said, asking Islamabad to activate all of its foreign missions to highlight the Kashmir issue and human rights violations in an operative method.

    In his message, incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said that observance of Feb 5 as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ was “encouraging and praiseworthy”.

    Fair plebiscite

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged India to stop bloodbath in held Kashmir and allow holding of free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations, adds APP. He said in a message for the last seven decades India had denied valiant Kashmiris the right to self-determination promised to them by the international community through numerous UN Security Council resolutions.

    The prime minister said the people of Pakistan joined their Kashmiri brothers and sisters in observing the “Kashmir Solidarity Day” to reaffirm the country’s moral, diplomatic and political support to their legitimate struggle for their basic human rights, especially the right to self-determination, enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

    Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain has said the dream for peace in the region would remain elusive until resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiris.

    In a message, Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that the Kashmir Day had special significance this year because the recent uprising in India-held Kashmir, following the July 8 extra-judicial killing of popular youth leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani had shaken the conscience of the international community.

    Published in Dawn, February 5th, 2017

    Tourism & Hospitality Department Organized Entrepreneur Day

    The students must burn midnight oil in curricular and extracurricular activities and thus one day their signatures will be called autographs, says VC.

    ONLINE REPORT: – Department of Tourism & Hospitality conducted an event of Entrepreneur Day in Hazara University. The purpose of the Day was to attract the university students towards the department and to develop practical skills in students. On this occasion, the Vice Chancellor of Hazara University (HU) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees was the chief guest. Registrar of HU Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain and Head of the Department also accompanied him.

    The entrepreneur Day in the department started at 10:00 am. Different stalls were arranged by the students which included khattay meethay golgappay, cocktails, cheesy popcorns, sweet and s our, fast food, heena corner, flowers and greetings, general product stall, Kashi and Hari handicrafts, students’ clothes and BBQ. Most of the males and females attracted towards golgappay and BBQ. Some students moved towards cheesy popcorns while other wanted to eat fast food. The aroma of different foods spread everywhere.

    The Vice Chancellor HU visited different stalls and showed much interest in it. He tasted different foods like fast food, BBQ and liked it. He said that he felt much happy to see such a colourful event in the university and appreciated the hard work of the Head of the Department, staff and students.

    Talking to The Campus Observer, Mr. Asif Khan (HOD) said,” All these stalls reflect the efforts of male and female students of the department”. “I want to appreciate the hard work of entire department for arranging such a huge event in Hazara University and I hope this event will create awareness among the students of the University about the Tourism”, he added.

    One of the students asserted, “I ate golgappay and BBQ, both were very tasty and I also bought an outfit for my mother”. One of the female students said that she had bought cone Mehndi and shawl for her friend”.

    The programme continued till 4:00 pm. A large number of faculty members, employees and students from entire university visited Entrepreneur Day’s event.

    By: – Momina Nusrat

    Adil Khan Receives PhD Degree

    ONLINE REPORT: –  Mr. Adil Khan, head of the department of Pak-Studies, Hazara University Mansehra received PhD degree in the discipline of Political Science from  International Islamic University Islamabad after  successful  defense of  his thesis on 17th April 2015. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was “Democratization in Pakistan (1999-2009); Quest for a New Paradigm”. His supervisor was Dr. Nazrul Islam, Dhaka University Bangladesh. He has three publications in international journals on his credit up till now.IMG_20150417_114356

    While talking to the website, he stated about his topic and said, “Democratization is one of the most talked about concepts in academic circles. My research is primarily a contribution to the existing literature .My research findings can be utilized by policy makers, political actors and members of civil society to evolve a sustainable democratic process in Pakistan.”

    By:- Azhar rasheed

    Internews Visits Media Studies Department at HU

    ONLINE REPORT: – The faculty members of five universities of Pakistan visited Department of Communication & Media Studies under the collaboration of Internews network Pakistan. The aim of the visit was to check, examine and observe the Campus Radio FM 98.6. It was a proud moment for Hazara University that among many universities, the Internews network Pakistan selected Campus Radio FM 98.6 in order to visit it along with its partner universities.


    Mr. Majid-ul-Gaffar, Station Manager Campus Radio gave multimedia briefing to the honorable guests about history of the department, the aim of establishment of Campus Radio FM 98.6, its On-Air programs, equipment, trainings, listenership and presenters. The participants appreciated the information shared by Station manager and they asked various questions which were answered in a satisfactory way. Mr. Zahid Ehsas, Lecturer Department of Communication & Media Studies performed the responsibilities of comparing and told the faculty members of partner universities that not only the Department students take benefits from FM 98.6 but students of other departments of the varsity too provide opportunities in order to show their hidden talents.

    Earlier Mr. Azam Jan, Head of the Department of Communication & Media Studies welcomed the guests for visiting the department. He stated in his speech, “We are offering modern facilities to the students in the department in print, electronic and online Journalism. We have latest Television Cameras; the students get practical training in the departmental monthly newspaper by the name of The Campus Observer, students show their inner abilities in Campus Radio FM 98.6 and learn how to write for social media in online lab. ” The chairman also thanked the Internews for the support and cooperation.

    By: -Anum Fatima

    School of Law Students Take Part in Moot Court Competition

    By: – Naveed-ur-Rehman

    ONLINE REPORT: – International Committee of Red Cross arranged all Pakistan moot court competition in which twelve universities of the county participated namely University of Punjab, Islamia College University Peshawar, University of Quetta etc. The team of School of Law Hazara University Mansehra also took part in this competition. The team consisted of four members in which three were students namely  Zeeshan Khan, 6th semester ,Raheel Khan 3rd semester, and Saad Nawaz 3rd semester L.L.B and one faculty member Mr. Hassan Khalid lecture at School of Law Hazara University  Mansehra, he was there as their coach. The team participated in competition and awarded with shields by organizers and judges of competition. Mr. Hassan Khalid while talking to, he told, “I am very glad to attend the competition. International Humanitarian Law gave the case to our students and they handled the case very carefully and it was very encouraging opportunity for the students of the varsity”.