SU research journal approved in Z category

JAMSHORO: The higher education commission (HEC) has approved the research journal ‘The Government’ in Z category. This journal is brought out by the department of political science, University of Sindh Jamshoro.

According to details, the HEC approved the government journal in Z category following the detailed deliberation.

It is no doubt a big achievement and success that the journal has been approved in Z category, said Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon, the former chairman of the department.

He said the research culture will be promoted in the varsity after achieving better category among the research journals.

First ever research journal on Sufism & peace launched

Mystic ThoughtsJAMSHORO: The first ever research journal on Sufism & Peace in Asia ‘Mystic Thoughts’ has been launched by Sindh University Campus University of Sufism & Modern Sciences (USMS) Bhitshah here on Thursday.

In the research journal, the 10 research articles of the scholars have been included which are based on promotion of Sufism, peace, tolerance, justice and social equality in Pakistani society.

The chief editor of the journal Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon who is Pro-Vice Chancellor of USMS planned ‘Mystic Thoughts’ and finally got it published. Educationist Bisharat Ali Lanjwani and Dr. Kiran Sami Memon are associate editors of the research jpournal.

About the launching of ‘Mystic thought’, Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon told that the society of Pakistan was striking by the rising turmoil, lack of peace of mind and insecure atmosphere persisting amongst the masses. He said that the growing competition in socio-economic spheres and increasing insecurity had created a stressed scenario for the common people in the country.

“The present image of Pakistani society is specifically marked by the growing tendencies towards an extremist mindset which is emerging and mounting with a steady pace; by disseminating the messages of Sufis, we can control on extremism,” he said.

Dr. Memon said that the message and practices of spiritual Sufis for peace, harmony and love in the society had proven to be more influential than any legislation.

Sufism is an evolving field of study all around the world as an academic discipline dealing with the adopting of Sufi practices to resolve conflicts, achieve peace and harmony and ultimately attain a world characterized with the observance of the human values as a necessary part of our daily lives, he said.

Hassan Dars corner established at Sindhology


JAMSHORO: Paying rich tribute to the poet Hassan Dars, the speakers on Wednesday have termed him “people’s poet” and said that his poetry focused on publics’ misery and raised general awareness. One of the strongest voices to rouse the importance of a peaceful Sindh through his verses after Shaikh Ayaz was Hassan Dars.

They said he was not only a poet but an explorer and visionary who was fond of preaching his concept of a `new’ and enlightened Sindh – free from tyranny and stringent traditions adding that Hassan would remain the poet for the centuries to come.

This they said while addressing the ceremony organized by the institute of Sindhology at its museum after inaugurating “the Hassan Dars Corner” setup in the prominent personalities’ gallery. His wife Irum Mehboob inaugurated the Hassan Dars Corner.

Among other the three children of the late poet, dean faculty of arts Dr. Javed Iqbal, dean faculty of social sciences Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan, station director Radio Pakistan Hyderabad Naseer Mirza, senior journalist Naz Sahito, Taj Joyo, Izhar Soomro and incharge director institute of Sindhology Saeed Mangi.

The poet who died in an accident on June 16, 2011 has composed poetry in unique way with the strong thoughts.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony Naseer Mirza said Hassan Dars was very close to the nature and carried with him, the fragrance of his motherland. The poet did justice to both his roles of an urbanite and a rural folk which is very much reflected in his verses.

He said Hassan Dars not only portrayed the entire Sindh, but also inspired people of all ages through his work. “Everybody has to do his job and to leave the world but Hassan died in the prime of his life which is painful,” he said.

Mirza said Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Shaikh Ayaz and all other prominent poets came, led their life and returned. “No doubt man is mortal but some people who make the history survive up to the years to come and Hassan is one of them”, said Naseer Mirza.

When Naz Sahito was invited to talk on Hassan Dars, he burst into tears remembering him and could not talk except this that with establishing Hassan Dars corner in Sindhology museum, the new generation will be able to be familiar with him and his message which he gave through his poetry.

Another speaker Taj Joyo said that Hassan Dars was a poet of nature and his poetry reflected people’s sufferings and pain adding that Hassan Dars held a particular point of view about Sindh and boldly expressed it in his interaction with people.

He said that Hassan was a beautiful prince of Sindhi poetry who ruled over the hearts of people in short span of time and succeeded to make a circle of good friends.

Another speaker Izhar Soomro said that hollow slogans and rhetoric would not serve the cause of Sindh. People would have to rediscover the ideological bearing that had been lost. “We need to begin afresh from where we had discontinued our journey,” he said.

He said that the poetry of Hassan Dars depicted different aspects of Sindhi society. “The books of Hassan should be published and provided to the students at low rates so that they may buy and read them”, he said.

He said that Hassan was not only poet of current era but he would remain the poet for years to come adding that the late poet did not make his poetry the source of his fame but he automatically became famous due to his comprehensive work.

Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Pathan said that Hassan Dars could never be forgotten. He hailed the initiative for compiling his work and publishing a journal about him. “I am lucky to be the part of this great ceremony; Hassan did a lot in his short life of about 40 years”, he said.

He said that the poet had earned a place in people’s heart because he portrayed their feelings. “Hassan Dars was an innovative poet responsible for a new diction in Sindhi poetry by fusing traditional and modern styles”, he said.

Dr. Javed Iqbal who presided over the ceremony said: “Today, I have met a young poet whose name is Hassan Dars; though the poet is no more with us but he would be ruling over our heats through his poetry”.

Hassan was an expert with metaphors and his genre was mostly romantic poetry, so much so that he was regarded as ‘the poet of young hearts’ by the late Shaikh Ayaz, a 20th century Sindhi poet. His fans called him “the best poet after Shaikh Ayaz”, he said.

The alive-nations do not forget their benefactors, this is why the institute of Sindhology has established the Hassan Dars corner in it museum so that he may be remembered in forthcoming centuries, he maintained.

Dr. Javed said the poet did a great job in his young age for which he will never be forgotten.

Incharge director Sindhology Saeed Mangi said establishing the corner of Hassan Dars became possible owing to the confidence posed in me by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani. “We will be giving honor to the visionary personalities in future too under the patronage of Dr. Taherani”, he said.

Earlier, folk singer Mazhar Ali sang his poetry “saari Sindh piren jo pachho jeko jar te jaagay tho… Thadh wasay thi wari te thohar thohar nind karay tho” (Sindh is like shadow of the beloved reflected on the deep sub-soil water… Much is as an idyllic dream that fills as a reverie in the eyes). The folk singer cast spell on the audience with his painful voice and melody.

MD SEF Naheed Durrani calls on VC SU Dr. Abida Taherani

IMG_8488JAMSHORO: The managing Director of Sindh Education Foundation Naheed Durrani has called on the Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani here on Monday.
Both the leaders discussed on educational activities at the University and Sindh Education Foundation.
Naheed Durrani briefed the Vice-Chancellor Dr Abida Taherani about SEF’s Middle School Reforms Program and told that she wanted to involve the students of the University in the program in order to create job opportunities for them.
On the occasion Vice-Chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani said that she would be happy to see the students of SU involving in Sindh Education Foundations’s middle school reforms program. She said that the research culture on the campus had been promoted which proved to be beneficial.

Dr Sarfraz Solangi appointed as PVC of SU Thatta Campus

Dr. Sarfraz Hussain SolangiJAMSHORO- Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has appointed SU Prof. Dr Sarfraz Hussain Solangi as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sindh University Thatta campus for the period of two years.

SU Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto has issued a notification in this regard which said, “The Chancellor of Universities in Sindh/ Governor Sindh has appointed Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi as the PVC of Sindh University Thatta campus from June 12, 2015 for the period of two years”. Earlier Dr Solangi was working as focal person of the campus.

First ever meeting of BoG changes nomenclature of Dr. N.A Baloch chair, approves rules of business

IMG_8484JAMSHORO: The first ever meeting of Board of Governors (BoG) of Dr. N.A Baloch Chair presided by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani was held at her office here on Monday.

The meeting changed the nomenclature of the chair from Dr. N.A Baloch Chair into ‘Dr. Nabi Bux Khan Baloch Chair’ and it unanimously approved the rules of the business of the chair.

The director of the chair Gul Muhammad Umrani presented the draft of rules of business in the meeting of the first meeting of BoG, wherein the members after detailed deliberation, approved the all the items.

The meeting decided that the chair will primarily start its work in Allama I.I Kazi Memorial Society situated at the mausoleum of Allama Kazi. It shall promote both qualitative and quantitative research and undertake sustained publication of standard literature in consonance with the culture and traditions of Sindh.

Giving the briefing to the members, Gul Muhammad Umrani said: “The chair will strive for the continuation, promotion, propagation and dissemination of those cherished ideas, values, achievement and cardinal principles which inspired and distinguished Dr. N.A baloch as an outstanding scholar of the world repute.”

Among others registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, Dr. Muhammad Yaqoob Mughal, Syed Aftab Ali Shah, Dr. Asadullah Larik, Inam Shaikh, Advocate Jhamat Jethanand, the former secretary Abdul Ghaffar Soomro, Dr. Sharif Baloch, Dr. Qamar Jahan Mirza, Dr. Anwar Figar Hakro, Muhammad Arshad Baloch, SU Director Finance Abdul Latif Soomro and Muhammad Mashooq Siddiqui.

SU management cadre: Workshop for non-teaching staff concludes

IMG_8432JAMSHORO: A 5-day indigenous on campus training workshop (IOT) for officers of the management cadre of the University of Sindh (SU) concluded here on Friday.

The 5th workshop of the series of five-week long indigenous on-campus training (IOT) workshops for the management cadre (BPS-16 and above) officers, titled “leadership skills and effective communication”, was arranged under the auspicious of Planning & Development (P&D) Cell and Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the varsity with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC) under a capacity-building programme for officers of the management cadre.

SU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abida Taherani was the chief guest at the occasion.

She on the occasion appreciated the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for its help in training the non-teaching staff of the management cadre, which never had a chance to attend such a workshop.IMG_8425

“HEC has done a wonderful job in providing funds for the training,” she said adding that the continuity of training workshops will not be stopped but it would be enhanced.

She advised the trained officers to teach their subordinates & staff members so that they may also be benefitted from their learning.

Recognizing the efforts of Advisor Planning & Development (P&D) Sajid Qayoom Memon and Director Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of Sindh University, the Vice-Chancellor said the success of the workshop was the outcome of team work.

“I have seen confidence in the officers after getting training; it sounds good, I believe we can make the mountains move with the joint efforts,” said Dr. Taherani.

“When you get training, it means you enhance a line in your CV which will lead you to a good position; it is not mere a common thing,” she said.

IMG_8431Talking about the importance of adopting new and innovative approaches, Vc Dr. Taherani said “the workshops are a unique opportunity for non-teaching staff to refresh their knowledge and enhance their capacity and productivity.”

Dr. Taherani said such workshops would help bridge gaps between the academia and the management.  At the end of the ceremony, certificates were distributed among the participants including Sajjad Hussain Shah, Javed Ali Solangi, Ayaz Baladi, Zahid Ali Ujjan, Pir Bux, Mansoor Ali, Zafar Abbas Shah, Bahram Chandio, Allah Bux Solangi, Ghulam Shabir Abbasi, Tanveer Gulfam Memon, Ghulam Muhammad Soomro, Muhammad Badar Islam Shaikh, Sultan Baloch, Ayaz Ali Mirza, Syed Piral Shah, Shafqat Hussain Baloch, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Mumtaz Qaisar, Arshad Hameed Memon, Mukhtiar Ahmed Rind, Abdul Aziz Brohi, Jamaluddin Bhatti, Mehtab Ahmed, Miss Mukhtiar Bhatti, Naeem Ahmed Essani, Abdul Khaliq Qureshi, Abdul Hakeem Dahri, Sanaullah Lashari and Mujeeb ur Rehman Jamali.

IMG_8424 IMG_8427Thus the officials Abid Shaikh, Meroona Gopang, Farhan Zaib Khaskheli, Mukesh Kumar, Avais Ahmed Pathan, Fayaz Ahmed Channa, Rahet Ali Khan and Nadir Ali Mugheri were given the certificates of appreciation for better performance during the all five training workshops held from time to time.

Earlier, well-known dramatist & professor Agha Rafique Ahmed, Dr. Noor Muhammad Jamali and Aftab Rajar conducted the workshop on the last day. They highlighted the importance of administrative and communication skills, leadership and management skills.

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