Fatima Jinnah Women University has been established in the premises of the Old Presidency building. Our heritage has been beautifully interlinked with the education of women for the next millennium. The main building is Victorian as reflected in its architectural splendor. This building was originally built as a residence by two famous Sikh brothers, Mohan Singh and Sohan Singh of Rawalpindi. This became the Presidency of Pakistan around the early 70 ‘s. The rooms are steeped in history; personalities like Ch. Fazal Elahi, President Zia-ul-Haq, and Benazir Bhutto have walked in the corridors of this building. Ex. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated this gift for the nation’s daughters and their families on August 6, 1998.
The University is unique in the fact that the Punjab Government funds it. The Government of Punjab is very supportive of the university thereby furthering the cause of women education and empowerment.
Its first Pakistani women university and sure their are some of the most beautiful girls studying. Fatima Jinnah Women University was established in 1998 at Old Presidency in Rawalpindi. It was the first female university in Pakistan. A sub-campus of FJWU is being established at Sialkot. University is offering programs in Arts, Computer Sciences, Literature, Communication Sciences, Defense, Economics and Economic Studies. University has a great faculty and emerging as Pakistan’s top universities.
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Tehmina Zaman Khan is the student in Quetta university, her home town is Ziaratt and she likes to celebrates her birthday in Ziaratt every year. Ziaratt is also known as the Juniper Valley. The name Ziaratt means ‘shrine’. A local saint, Kharwari Baba is believed to have rested in the valley and blessed it. After his death, he was buried here. People visit the saint’s shrine, which is 10 kms by jeep from Ziaratt town. Ziaratt is situated 133 kms from Quetta in the province of Baluchistan at an altitude of 2449m above the sea level. Ziarat is a hill station in the Sibi district of the province of Baluchistan. It remains quite cool during summer and receives enough snowfall during the winter. Light woollen clothing for the summer and heavy for the winter are recommended. Ziaratt is a holiday resort in the Sibi district amidst one of the largest and oldest juniper forests in the world. It is said that some of the juniper trees are as old as 5,000 years.Ziaratt and the Juniper valleys around offer good opportunity of trekking and hiking.
Tehmina Zaman Khan is a student in Quetta university, she belongs from Ziaratt (Balochistan). This photo is taken in her university where she misses her home. So she had to celebrate her birthday in university. This article refers to her past memories and joys of living in Ziarat.
It is the story of three girls remembering their journey from Chaklala railway station to Karachi. Chaklala is a garrison town of Rawalpindi in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Chaklala has a population of around 150,000, the majority of the people are Punjabis and Pothoharis, the remaining are mainly Urdu speaking Mohajirs, Kashmiris and Pathans. It situated at 33°36’0N 73°6’0E with an altitude of 487 metres . It is situated astride the Airport road, to the east of Grand Trunk Road on the main railway line and also has a railway station of its own. The headquarters of the Joint staff headquarters (JSHQ) of Pakistan Armed Forces and the Joint Services Staff College are also located in Chaklala. It is home to some important army and air force units, depots and workshops; residential bungalow colonies of British era, and modern and posh Chaklala housing schemes (I, II, and III) with a rapidly diminishing rural area.
Kiran has contributed this article from Rawalpindi. Kiran is an aspired writer and poised for excellence. She want to make a name for herself as a writer and journalist.
Khyber Medical College situated in NWFP Pakistan. Professor Dr. Nargis Parveen is currently the dean and principal of Khyber Medical College. It is listed in the World Health Organization directory of medical schools. College buildings added during 1960 to 1980 were designed by Pakistani Architect A. R. Hye. The college was founded in 1954 by Mr. Ghulam Muhammad, Governor General of Pakistan, with the vision to create a centre of excellence in medical training, health care and biomedical research. In 1964, a dentistry department was founded which is now called Khyber College of Dentistry. The college has a distinguished faculty of more than 100 full-time teachers and researchers in 26 research-oriented basic and clinical academic departments. Around 1400 medical students are enrolled in the college in any given year. More than 8000 graduates call Khyber Medical College their alma mater. Every year a high number of graduates are accepted in residency and sub-speciality training programs in the United States and United Kingdom. It provides training to future leaders in patient care and provides modern health care facilities to the people of Peshawar.
The sender and the writer of this article is Nusrat Jaan, who is medical student of this college. After record breaking feedback on first 3 posts of Khyber Girls College, Mardan we are happy to post about Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar.
Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. After Karachi it is the second largest city in Pakistan. The city lies along the Ravi River, located approximately 25 kilometres from Wagah border crossing and is 32 kilometres from the Indian city of Amritsar. As the Historical point of view Lahore has been a center of cultural heritage for many civilizations. In the 11th century, Lahore is successively served as regional capital of the empires of the Shahi kingdoms. the Ghaznavids in the 12th century, the Ghurid State in the 12th and 13th century, the Mughal Empire in the 16th century, the Sikh Empire in the early 19th century, and it was the capital of the Punjab region under the British Raj in the mid 19th and early 20th century. There are so many historical Mughal structures such as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, and the mausolea of Jehangir and Nur Jehan are popular tourist attractions for the city.
About 75% of residents have their own conveyances. The Lahore Central Railway Station, built during the British colonial era, is located in the heart of the city.The roads in the city are well maintained and are broadened when needed to meet increasing demand. Pakistan Railways is headquartered in Lahore. Pakistan Railways provides an important mode of transportation for commuters and connects distant parts of the country with Lahore for business, sightseeing, pilgrimage, and education. It is ranked 40 in the most populated urban areas in the world.According to the 1998 census, Lahore’s population was 6,318,745. A mid-2006 government estimate now puts the population at approximately 10 million.
Aasia, Nosheen, Farah, Kanwal, Noreen and her friends have sent this article through email from Lahore. They love their city and want us to write more about Lahore, its food and culture.