Capital Watch 12-03-2018

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Art exhibition at Nomad Gallery

Nomad Gallery organized art exhibition titled ‘Safar II-The Journey’ at newly inaugurated space ‘The Farm’ at the edge of Bani Gala during the week. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by a large number of people including Country Representative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) Cesar Guddes. With 82 artworks by 40 artists on display, the exhibition is an exploration of various artists styles, concepts, ideas and techniques.
The participating artists included: Abrar Ahmed, Ayesha Siddiqui, Asif Ahmad, Akram Dost Baloch, Ahmed Habib, Anjum Ayub, Asad ur Rehman, Iram Wani, Kamal Shahid, Kamal Hayat, M.A. Bhatti, Meher Afroz, Masood A. Khan, Mahmood Hyat, Mohsin Shafi, Masoma H. Khwaja, Muniza Zafar, Mubashir Iqbal, Madiha Fasahat, Natasha Shoro, Nahid Raza, N.H. Kazmi, Noor Jehan Bilgrami, Riffat Khattak, Samina Ali Akhtar, Syed Faraz Ali, Shahnaz Sheikh, Saadiya Hussain, Salma Manzoor, Samreen Asif, Sumera Jawad, Shirin Rasool, Shahzad Zar, Tayyaba Aziz and Ubaid Syed.

Career Fair 2018  at Air University

As many as 50 organizations attended the Career Fair held on Wednesday at Air University. On the occasion, HR representatives belonging to various sectors conducted the recruitment drives simultaneously. The purpose of the Career Fair, organized by Air University Placement Office, was to allow organizations to meet potential employees in an informal setting.
Vice Chancellor Air University Faaiz Amir, while expressing his views, said that career fair offers an excellent opportunity to learn general information about ongoing job trends. He was of the view that it is also a way to explore career opportunities within a variety of organizations under one roof.
He thanked the companies for their active participation and urged students to avail the opportunities proactively. In connection with Career Fair, special guest lectures were also delivered by renowned motivational speaker Abdul Rafay Athar and HR expert, Ehtisham Khan from Rockville Technologies.

International Women’s Day observed

Red Crescent Women Forum organized a function during the week to mark the International Women’s Day. First Lady Begum Mehmooda Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest. In her address on the occasion, she said that objective of observing International Women’s Day was to make the country’s women self-reliant and provide them an effective status in the society.
She said that women in the country were enjoying protection of their rights besides their representation in parliament, quota in government jobs and legislation on protection against harassment at workplace. She said that Islam provided unprecedented rights to women in the history of mankind.
She mentioned Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Begum Raana Liaquat Ali Khan and Begum Waqarun Nisa Noon and today’s shining examples of Malala Yousafzai, Arfa Karim, Samina Baig, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Hadiqa Bashir, Anousha Rehman and Shazia Parveen who a source of pride for the country.
Red Crescent Society Chairman Dr Saeed Ilahi also spoke on the occasion.

ISPR releases video regarding Pakistan Day celebrations

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor in a message on Twitter regarding the upcoming Pakistan Day on March 23, the ISPR DG shared a video and stated that the nation is preparing to celebrate the 78th Pakistan Day. Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of Lahore Resolution, under which a separate nation for the Muslims of the British Indian empire demanded by Muslim League was passed on March 23, 1940. Every year the nation celebrates the day with extraordinary zeal.
The armed forces of the country also hold a parade in Islamabad to mark the occasion. A special feature of last year’s parade was the participation of the People’s Liberation Army of China, Saudi Special Force contingent and Turkish Janissary Military band.

Marriyum opens Early Childhood Education Training Course

Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb performed the inaugural ceremony of the Early Childhood Education Training Course for teachers at Quaid-i-Azam Academy for Educational Development during the week and urged the teachers to play a proactive role in combating the tendency of intolerance in society.
She said that only those nations progress which hold their teachers in high esteem as educators and had a critical role in the character building of students after the parents. The minister also called for steps to promote national Urdu language as it was sine quo non to promote core values and the cultural heritage of Pakistan. She applauded the level of participation by women teachers and hoped that women would continue to play their role for the societies betterment.