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Author: Gulmina Azam

NIC All Set for Graduation

The National Incubation Center, Islamabad, the hub of budding and growth for young start-ups of the city, is all set to host the graduation of its second cohort today, on Thursday 15th November 2018. Having only lately been established in February 2017, NIC has already taken in 4 batches of startups, has had one of its cohorts graduate and is awaiting its second graduation only a few hours from now. In a report from Pakistan Observer, the publication highlights, “[NIC, Islamabad] has so far incubated 74 startups, 23 Female Founders, created more than 450 jobs, raised Rs.194 million investment and...

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NUST team to Represent Pakistan in Shell Eco-Marathon

  NUSTians have proven their excellence, yet again by participating in the Shell Eco-marathon 2018. The Eco-marathon is an annual competition held by Shell plc focusing on energy efficiency. Over 150 teams from 50 countries compete in a bid to design, build and test a car that travels the farthest with the least amount of fuel. The NUST team also participated in last year’s Eco-Marathon, passing the technical inspection with flying colors. This year’s 28-member team is led by founder, Muhammad Azaan, team manager, Haris Shahzad and the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Sami Ur Rahman Shah, all of whom belong...

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Youth Speak Forum at NUST

NUST hosted the second annual AIESEC Youth Speak Forum on Saturday, 23rd December 2017. The talks, held by 8 speakers from 6 different organizations, were pertaining to the forum’s theme of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The session’s first speaker, Ahmer Naqvi, Chief Operating Officer at Patari, based his talk on equal opportunity. “You have to lose a little sleep to get there” he said relating stories of cricketers Hassan Ali and Shadab Khan . He also spoke about the dedication and perseverance of Abid Brohi, the voice behind The Sibbi Song. “With dedication like Abid’s, you too...

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Bano captivates NUST

  An adaptation of Razia Butt’s classic novel makes a sentimental visit to Independence years. Islamabad: NUST Dramatics Club organized a play, “Dastaan– A Tale of Pakistan’s Ideology”, at the Jinnah Auditorium in NUST on Thursday. Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Ashfaq Hassan Khan was also a part of the audience. The play was inspired by Razia Butt’s critically acclaimed novel Bano. The same novel inspired a 2010 Hum TV show, also called Dastaan. In addition to winning praises and awards in Pakistan, the show went on to be aired in India and the...

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12.5 million Kashmiris are “living in hell”: President AJK

  ISLAMABAD: President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Abdullah Khan, visited NUST on 28 September, 2017. An interactive session was held with the students and NUST faculty regarding the Kashmir dispute and its way forward. “India is currently engaging in three disputes with Pakistan: the Kashmir issue, the Line of Control issue, and the proxy wars in Balochistan, FATA and other areas of Pakistan,” said President Masood. The discussion centered on the Kashmir issue being a prime example of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in the 20th century, with thousands of Kashmiris killed and over 300,000 displaced. “The problem is...

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