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

http://www.dawn.com/news/1312835/kashmir-day-to-be-observed-today

Article on” I Wish to be a Child Again!”

                                           I Wish to be a Child Again!

Yes, it is true when a person becomes young or old; he wishes to be a child again because of many reasons like when society is killing his dreams, or when he is in trouble. Childhood is an age always full of fun, relaxation; tension free, no duties, no responsibilities and carelessness about future. When a person faces problems and difficulties in his life then he wants to get rid of it and that’s why he wishes to be a child again. Every person in this universe is suffering due to his wishes, desires, grief sometimes from family and friends and it a part of life and nobody is wondered about his life, so we can say that this is natural phenomenon. When new born baby comes to this world, he weeps and this is natural process and when he is going back from this world, at the same time he weeps too. A person is in his childhood, he is non- serious, careless, innocent and naughty as well but when he is grown up and leaves his childhood and reaches in puberty stage, he already committed so many mistakes but when he is stepping forward in his practical life, he realizes all his mistakes that he committed in his past. Alas! Now he cannot do anything correct because time has been passed and time never stop for anyone in the universe. But when he is not succeeded in his mission then at that times he really wants to be a small child again and wants to come back where no worries, tensions, responsibilities and duties exist.

Article by: – Momina Nusrat

Article on Pen is Mightier than Sword

                   Pen is Mightier than Sword

           

The power of a pen is enormously larger than a sword. What a sharp edged sword can’t achieve can be achieved by the help of a minute tip of a pen. What it implies is that the power of writing is much stronger than the power of hatred, war and fighting. A war always ends in killings and has only a single directional ending – defeat, death, loss. There is no end of the tunnel when a war is there, and even if it comes, there is no light. Writing is priceless. Can we pay back for the stories told in our childhood – by parents, grandparents, teachers and elder siblings? Can we pay back for the stories read during our childhood from storybooks, comics etc. bought for a meager cost but the impression of those stories, learning gained from those stories and the legacy that is carried from generation after generation  give us a return that the amount paid for buying those books seems minuscule but the return is huge. The story of one stick versus a bundle of sticks, taught us the power in unity, a collection of just a few words but providing us a lesson for life. There are so many examples of such writing we read during the childhood that stays with us till the last breath. There are so many quotes about books and those are so true – “Books are the best companion”, “Books are the treasure house of knowledge”, “and Books are the way to the Truth” and so on. We all know that those who love reading, are never alone. Books give us the freedom to think. Books make us fearless. Books are the best way to learn about the places where we can’t travel to, in person writing has built and destroyed kingdoms. Writing has created peace during wars and created wars during peace. Writing has made the whole world unite to fight against an evil. That is the power of writing. A fight can impact on two or more people, a war may impact thousands of people but a book can shake the whole world. A book can turn dark into light, slavery into freedom, dumb into speech, weak into powerful, and poor into rich and successful.

Article by:- Maira Razzaq

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

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

ADMISSIONS IN COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED

ADMISSION ANNOUNCEMENT
Department of Communication and Media Studies Hazara University Garden Campus announced admissions for semester Spring 2017. the deadline for form submission is 10th of Febraury 2017, while entry test will be held on 25th of Febraury 2017. All interested candidates having any query can freely contact the department on following land line numbers. 0997414185–0997414182- and provost office-0997414143.

VC HU Message

I feel great pride to take over as Vice Chancellor Hazara University Mansehra that has made remarkable progress amongst the newly established universities of the country.

The students are very vibrant, faculty is very active, supportive and administrative staff well entrenched to work in coordination for overall development of academics, research and multi-faceted development of the university helping to emerge it as one of the best institution of the country. There is still room for faculty development, improving the present status of research laboratories, bringing in more active and vibrant faculty to accelerate the tempo of quality teaching and research. Active collaboration with the foreign universities, encouraging the faculty to improve their qualification by sending them abroad for PhD and post-doctorate studies, motivating the teachers and the staff to contribute more efficiently in a cooperative team spirit for overall development of the university.
It is my passion to stimulate and activate all the bodies of the university by inspiring these to play their productive role as engine of progress and development of the university. There are no poor regiments but only the poor colonels who have been responsible for the degradation of any institution. But it would my first priority to improve the quality of leadership and inspire the team with courage and confidence to do their best for mobilizing their potential and raising the output of Hazara University as a model university of the country.
The focus of my appeal is young students of Hazara University who are backbone of the country to provide future leadership in all sphere of life and the universities are the nurseries to nourish and develop their capabilities for assuming the role of leadership in different fields of life.
In this regard, I urge to all the stakeholders to act in unison for making Hazara University as a model one to achieve the cherished goal of a best university of the country. Let us join hands together to achieve our most coveted end by devotion and full commitment to our sacred cause.
May Allah bless us with necessary acumen for further raising the status of Hazara University as a modern institute of productive research and academic excellence! (Amin).