Floods have affected 38% of QAU students: VC

Quaid-i-Azam University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai has said that 37 per cent students of the university (1,800 out of 4,800) are direct flood victims.

He was speaking at an Iftar-dinner organised by Quaideen, the QAU Alumni Association, at Islamabad Club to launch its countrywide campaign of flood relief.

He said that despite difficulties, Academic Staff Association and employees of QAU are trying to raise funds and help victims of the flood. He said that he is receiving emails every day in which students were saying that they cannot study as every of their belongings back home were washed away by floods.

He warned that many of them may fall to terrorists as they belong to vulnerable areas.

He said that there were 900 applicants against 40 seats for BBA in economics. He said that School of Management Sciences will be starting 4-year BBA programme this year and existing Department of Administrative Sciences will be merged with it. Quaid-i-Azam School of Law will also be established at QAU on its own which will have a 3-year graduate programme followed by LLB.

Earlier, Quaideen Secretary General Murtaza Noor said that Quaideen will also hold a mega job fair for outgoing students. He said that Quaideen is activating its regional chapters in big cities of the country to participate in flood relief activities. He said that efforts will be made to ensure maximum transparency.

Sikandar Roy, President of Quaideen, said that the Alumni Association has crossed the ideological barrier of red, green, religion, clan and class.

Dr. Basit who is also Rector of Preston University donated Rs 0.3 million to Quaideen on the occasion said that Quaideen gatherings enable to meet old friends and such gatherings should continue. Dr. Sakhawat Shah, the oldest alumnae in the function and VC of Hazara University said that university should deduct one per cent every month from the salary of all staff and put it in a welfare fund on permanent basis. Tariq Malik, Deputy Chairperson of NADRA, a Quaideen, Dr. Arshad Zia and Jamshed Iftikhar also spoke on the occasion.