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    Students display artworks for a cause

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    ISLAMABAD: Students of Foundation University exhibited as many as 150 art works for a cause at Lok Virsa on Thursday evening.

    More than 50 to 60 per cent of the proceeds from the exhibition will go towards the welfare of street children of the Universal Women Children Art Therapy Association (UWCATA), Pakistan Sweet Home, a charity project of Pakistan Baitul Mal.

    Managing Director Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM), Zumurud Khan opened the doors of the Lok Virsa museum to a vast collection of paintings and drawings – all in mixed media.

    Samina Jamshed, who curated the exhibition, was amazed by the creative concepts of the students of Foundation University.

    “The way they have experimented with the different kinds of mediums, unusual sizes and adopted a unique approach was amazing and it did not take me long to decide whose work to select,” said Samina Jamshed who has been giving art therapy sessions at the Lok Virsa for the street children and the orphans.

    Students of Graphic Design, Rida Mazhar and Sitwat Shehzad, had contributed their abstract and still life paintings for the cause.

    “This is the first time we have contributed for such a cause through art,” said Rida Mazhar, a student of Masters in Fine Arts.

    The two young artists had produced their own interpretations of Lahore, the walled city, almost reviving the grandeur of ancient Lahore.

    It was interesting to note that like Rida and Sitwat, The Walled City was the subject of most young painters who seemed to be fascinated by ancient architecture.

    Gohar Iqbal, another fourth-year Fine Arts student had taken on a different project and her works presented still lives in oil on canvas and pen and ink.

    Zumurud Khan, the curator of the show and Director of UWCATA appreciated the enthusiasm of the students in creating an attractive exhibition. He also commended Lok Virsa for its continued support to PBM in holding its activities at the culturally
    brimming location of Shakarparian.

    Lok Virsa’s chief executive, Khalid Javaid, said, “Lok Virsa follows a policy of involving all talented Pakistani citizens, in particular the youth, in implementation of its policies and programmes. Our focus is youth community. They have the potential
    and it needs to be polished and projected at the national level.”

    He invited students to make the best use of Lok Virsa’s facilities for their educational needs and pointed out the various resources Lok Virsa offered. Mr Khalid especially highlighted heritage library with a large collection of books and journals pertaining to folklore, ethnology, cultural anthropology, art, history and crafts, numerous manuscripts, original reports, field surveys and research monographs on Pakistani culture.

    UWCATA had been holding therapy workshops in Islamabad for the flood and war-affected areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for the last three years with a view to giving children a new hope for life and will continue to do so with the proceeds of the current exhibition.

    Students display artworks for a cause | Entertainment | DAWN.COM
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    Spreading message of peace through qawwali

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    ISLAMABAD: A qawwali night titled ‘Mehfil-e-Samaa’, organised by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) at National Art Gallery Auditorium, enthralled the audiences of the twin cities who have a taste for this genre of music.

    Spreading the message of love, hope and unity, renowned qawwal Fareed Ayaz Qawwal, along his companions, captivated the capacity crowd through his enticing devotional renditions.

    A notable feature of the night was that the event was well attended by music lovers, both young and old. Foreigners also showed keen interest in the Sufi music of the Subcontinent.

    Fareed Ayaz, who has been awarded the Pride of Performance, spellbound the audience with his rendition of Sufi verses in Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic and Persian, spreading the message of love for all.
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    sir I am really not familiar with the turf here. Who is the web master? where to find him and all such similar silly questions are going through my mind. Can I ask for your help on making it happen ?:undecided:
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    NUST unveils fastest supercomputer

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    Islamabad—In an impressive ceremony held here on Tuesday at its Research Centre for Modeling and Simulation (RCMS), National University ofSciences and Technology (NUST) inaugurated its fastest supercomputing facility. The ceremony was presided over by Chairman HigherEducation Commission Dr Javaid R. Laghari.

    While highlighting some of the unique features of this state-of-the-art computing facility, recently acquired by NUST through financial grant by Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Govt of Pakistan, Principal RCMS Engr. Sikandar Hayat informed the audience that the Super Computer installed in NUST was the fastest GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) based parallel computing system operating in any organization / academic institution in Pakistan till date.

    This supercomputer can perform parallel computation at a peak speed of 132 Teraflops i.e. 132 Trillion Operations per second. It is equipped with multicore processors and graphics co-processors with inter-processor communication speed of 40 Gbps.

    Besides its extensive utilization in the computation-intensive research projects in the areas of Fluid Dynamics and Biosciences, this massively parallel facility can also be utilized to handle huge data processing applications of social sciences such as Flood and Weather Forecasting, Oil and GasExploration, energy efficient building designs and transportation management at national-level.

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    Women make their Day at SSUET’s Lok Virsa

    KARACHI - Beautiful dresses, music, folk songs, skits have fascinatingly depicted the cultures of provinces of Pakistan at a Lok Virsa (Cultural Fair), coinciding the women’s day, held at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology here on Thursday.

    The Fair was organised by the Girl Students Committee of the university. The programmes presented highlighted the cultural values of Pakistan and contribution of Pakistani woman folk towards the promotion of the same.

    Addressing the opening ceremony, SSUET Chancellor ZA Nizami highly appreciated the performance of girls and declared that such activities will continue at regular intervals. He said that holding of Lok Virsa on the occasion of Women’s Day was of great significance and the university’s girl students have made a great stride towards the promotion of cultural face of Pakistan in its all richness and values.

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    KSE volume at six-year high

    KARACHI - Volume on the Karachi stock market hit a six-year high on Friday with investors hopeful of progress on capital gains tax reforms, dealers said.

    The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) benchmark 100-share index rose 0.61 percent, or 81.35 points, higher at 13,352.74 points.

    Turnover rose to 552.79 million shares, its highest since March 2006.

    APP adds from Islamabad: Islamabad Stock Exchange on Friday witnessed bullish trend as the ISE 10-index gained 3.06 points to close at 2831.17 points.

    Stock Analyst, Ismail Iqbal Pvt Ltd, Zaheer Ahmed told APP that the consecutive foreign buying led the bullish rally in the local markets. He said that the foreign investors had taken positions worth $8.7 million in the local bourse only from March 1 to date.


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