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.

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

Asad Shah Jehan Received PhD Degree

ONLINE REPORT: – Asad Shah Jehan, Assistant Professor in Department of Management Sciences successfully defended his PhD thesis. His PhD topic was “The Impact of Organizational Silence and Voice on Organizational Citizenship and Counterproductive Work Behaviours with the Moderating Role of Organizational Identification’’. His supervisor was Dr. Muhammad Yasir. On this occasion, Registrar of Hazara University Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Shah, and Dr. Muhammad Yasir congratulated him and appreciated his efforts.

By: – Sajid Ali

Miss Ayesha Bibi Recieves M.phil Degree

Miss Ayesha Bibi Daughter of Muhammad Alam received M.phil degree in the discipline of Pakistan Studies with distinction from Department of Pakistan studies  Hazara University Mansehra  on  03-05-2016. The topic of her M.Phil  thesis was “PAK CHINA RELATIONS (1999-2008): OPERTUNITIES AND CHALLEGES”. Her supervisor was Dr. Muhammad Rizwan, Head of Departmrnt, Pak Studies, Abbotabad University of Science & Technology. While talking to the website, she stated about her topic and said, “Pak China Relations 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.” her Distinction certificate is as under……certificate

Psychological Studies Arranges Tree Plantation Campaign


ONLINE REPORT: –  Department of Psychological Studies at Hazara University arranged a tree plantation campaign on the Campus. The Vice-Chancellor HU, Prof. Dr. Habib Ahmad, was the Chief Guest on this occasion.

While addressing the staff and students, he said, “Trees play an important role in maintaining the natural environment and we must plant more and more trees to protect our environment”. During the campaign, hundreds of flower-and-fruit trees are being planted in the university campus.

“Both male and female students are keenly taking part in this healthy activity which is a positive sign” the Vice-Chancellor added.

By: – Arif Bashir

Dengue cases soar past 4,500 in Rawalpindi, govt helpless:

ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi has seen the highest number of dengue patients in the country this year. Government of Punjab claims 4,600 patients have been admitted in government hospital, but according to independent sources the numbers are quite high.

In its programme ‘Exposed’, DawnNews surveyed Rawalpindi to find out the reasons behind unchecked spread of dengue virus in the city.

Victims told DawnNews that “the provincial government was extremely negligent about spread of the virus in the city”.

District Health Officer Dr Rafiq Ahmed said there are about 3,200 dengue cases in the city, and that the programme combating the spread of dengue will continue throughout winter.

A health department source admitted that there had been a delay in the anti-dengue virus spray which allowed the virus to spread unchecked.

The government was supposed to carry out the first round of anti-dengue virus spray by end of March, but it was delayed till September.
People who have been working on this project on temporary basis for over three years demanded of the Punjab government to make them permanent employees, but the provincial government refused and inducted more contractual employees — which further wasted time.

Exposed along with the Punjab surveillance team went from door to door in areas suspected of dengue and showed the breeding nests of larvas.

“The place where a dengue larva is detected is considered ground zero, which is sprayed along with to six houses on each sides of the affected place,” said a team member of the surveillance team.

Similarly, the house, office, school or any area specific to the patient suffering from dengue virus is also sprayed. Exposed interacted with dengue patients and doctors at Benazir Bhutto Hospital. Rawalpindi.

Medical Superintendent Dr. Zafar told DawnNews, “A separate section comprising 200 beds has been made for dengue patients, where they are diagnosed and treated free of cost.”

Despite huge claims by Punjab government, residents of Rawalpindi believe that the government hasn’t done enough to curtail the spread of this virus.

Some complained that their areas of residence were neglected during the time of spray.


Poor Health Facilities:

PAKISTAN with more than 160 million people and a growth rate of 2.8 per cent stands amongst the most populous countries of the world.

Almost 60 million people in this country do not have access to basic health facilities.

Some 67 million are compelled to drink unhygienic water which is resulting in ever mounting waterborne diseases like cholera and diarrhoea.

Sadly, due to lack of health centres, 89 per cent deliveries are conducted by traditional birth attendants at home, who are unable to manage the complications that may arise and due to this many mothers and newborn babies have to bear the brunt.

According to reports, the maternal mortality rate in Pakistan — 86 women die for 1,000 births — is the highest in South Asia.

This can easily be reduced by establishing basic health centres in rural areas by raising awareness among the people.

Moreover, 90 million people have no basic sanitation. There is one doctor for 1,837 people, one dentist for 46,498 persons, one primary care facility for 14,900 people and one hospital bed for 1,503 persons. This shows a clear picture of our vastly deprived health sector.

Surprisingly, our total expenditure on health is two per cent of the GDP as compared to developed countries’ five to 14 percent.

A recent World Bank report alerts that Pakistan is facing a health crisis with rising rates of heart diseases, diabetes, obesity and other non – communicable diseases (NCDs) which are disproportionately affecting poor families and aggravating the poverty situation.

Moreover, due to major illnesses people have to pay for most of their care out of their savings or by selling their possessions and then finding themselves caught in a poverty trap where they can’t get better and they can’t work.

Despite setting some major targets our policy makers have not been able to improve health conditions, which are leaving a negative impact on poor families.

It is time the ministry of health took some bold initiatives in this regard.



Viva Voce Exam Held in Media Studies

Online Report: –   Viva-Voce examination of the M.Phil scholars of the Department of Communication & Media Studies (CMS) was held at the department. A number of four students appeared in the exam including one female

The external examiner of this viva was Prof. Dr. Waseem Akbar, Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan. All the scholars showed good performance and successfully defended their thesis.

Prof. Dr. Waseem Akbar appreciated the efforts of the scholars and suggested the two scholars, Mr. Liakat Khan and Miss Nazia Khalil to write a book on their respective theses.

In the end, Mr. Azam Jan, Head of the Department and Mr. Noor Nabi Khan, Controller Examination (Internal) thanked the external examiner for sparing some of his valuable time and for enlightening the minds of the research scholars by putting insightful and thought provoking questions.

By: -Atif Ali

Media Studies Installs Information Desk

ONLINE REPORT: – The students of department of Communication and Media Studies (CMS) arranged an information desk at Hazara University. The basic aim of the desk was to provide information and guidelines about print, electronic and social media for the fresh male and female students.

The activities of information desk were started from 9 am at morning and continue till 4 pm at evening. The desk members Samyia Hamayoon, Muhammad Nabi, Taimoor Ahsan and Aqib Awan carried out their duties in an effective way.

         Along the provision of information, they also motivated new comers towards the field of media studies.  Talking to the Campus Observer, one of the new students’ said, “I am very impressed to know about the field of media studies and its scope.  Now definitely my first choice will be to get admission in the media department”

By: Samyia Hamayoon