Flutter: An Upcoming Workshop


Islamabad, August 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):Flutter is an open-source and powerful mobile app development framework used to develop cross platform applications for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a single codebase. Flutter app development allows you to design robust, high performing, and scalable mobile apps for all operating systems. It gives you the best icons, typography, and scrolling too.

The renowned eCommerce platforms like Alibaba Group, Groupon, and eBay use Flutter to offer a seamless user experience to their customers. Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) is offering One-Week Hands-on Workshop on Flutter starting from Monday, 05th September, 2022 in Instructions Lab-3, M-Block, CUST at (10 AM to 01 PM).

The workshop will provide you with insights to propel yourself forward, get a better job/promotion and enhance your job chances in both national and international markets. The workshop will also help you to work as a freelancer as well. The course attendees would be provided Certification upon successful completion of the course. The students are highly encouraged to register themselves for the course. Confirm your Registration latest by Friday, 02nd September 2022.

For more information, contact:
Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST)
Islamabad Expressway, Kahuta Road, Zone-V, Islamabad, Pakistan
UAN: +92-51-111-555-666
Tel: +92-51-4486700-4
Email: info@cust.edu.pk
Website: https://cust.edu.pk

UOL faculty members get training on integrating technology into teaching


Lahore, August 31, 2022 (PPI-OT):A training session centered on “The Integration of Technology in Teaching” was arranged for the UOL faculty members on August 25, 2022, by the Teacher Training Academy (TTA). It was facilitated by Dr. Raza Saleem Khan (Assistant Professor, LBS) and inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (Rector, UOL), who emphasized the relevance of new media in pedagogy.

For more information, contact:
The University of Lahore
1 – KM Defence Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-865-865, +92-42-35322501 +92-42-35321761
Email: info@uol.edu.pk
Website: www.uol.edu.pk

Teacher Training Academy trains Computer Science Faculty on course designing


Lahore, September 07, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Teacher Training Academy (TTA) at The University of Lahore arranged a training session for the Department of Computer Science faculty members on “Course Designing”. This training provides an introduction to the participants about the importance of course design and its important aspects. The collective understanding of these concepts will provide the participants with the basic knowledge required in enhancing the level of effective teaching.

For more information, contact:
The University of Lahore
1 – KM Defence Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-865-865, +92-42-35322501 +92-42-35321761
Email: info@uol.edu.pk
Website: www.uol.edu.pk

Annual conference on sustainable development hosted by SDPI, Islamabad 

Khairpur, December 10, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad hosted the Annual Conference on Sustainable Development during Unusual Times. The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi presided over the inaugural session.

Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmad Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur and Prof. Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh, Director Postgraduate Studies and Focal Person of MoU signed between SDPI and SALU attended the session. The Ministers from related Ministries and Ambassadors from many countries attended the conference. The team of SDPI thanked all Universities representatives and particularly SALU for participating in the conference.

Talking on this occasion Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said the MoU signed between the two prestigious Institutions will be metrialized practically in order to achieve the set goals. He said the SDPI is working for the betterment of sustainable policies for the betterment of the country in promoting the sustainable development for socio-economic development. Dr. Ibupoto said Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur as premiere institute is working for the academic, research and development of the region at large.

For more information, contact:
Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
Tel: +92-243-9280051-4
Fax: +92-243-9280060
Email: info@salu.edu.pk

Awareness seminar on the occasion of World Anti-Corruption Day 2022 by IUB and Department of Anti-Corruption Punjab 

Bahawalpur, December 10, 2022 (PPI-OT):The Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Department of Anti-Corruption Government of Punjab Bahawalpur organized an awareness seminar on the occasion of World Anti-Corruption Day at Abbasia Campus.

In the seminar, Commissioner Bahawalpur Raja Jahangir Anwar expressed his views and said that to end corruption, the process of self-accountability must be promoted in the society. He said that every member of the society should work properly at his level and special attention should be given to the training of the new generation so that a corruption-free society can be created.

He said that everyone should ensure compliance with the rules and regulations to correct their affairs. With these factors, a corruption-free society will come into being. Vice-Chancellor the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob said that by fulfilling one’s responsibilities according to the law and taking care of the rights of others, the society develops.

He said that we can join the developed nations only by giving the best education and training to the young generation. He said that every member of the society has to play his role in the development of the nation by adopting the behaviour of self-responsibility. Speaking on the occasion, Regional Director Anti-Corruption Ghulam Yasin said that raising social awareness to eradicate corruption is the need of the hour.

He said that in order to create a healthy society, everyone has to play their role against corruption. He said that educational institutions and mass media have a key role to raise awareness of anti-corruption. He said that with the character building of the nation and the right guidance of the new generation, we can defeat the curse of corruption.

Addressing the seminar, District Police Officer Ibadat Nisar said that the whole nation must make integrity and honesty its motto to eradicate corruption from the society. He said that there is a need to raise awareness to raise voice against corruption and all the stakeholders of the society should play their role in this regard.

Prof. Aun Muhammad Saeedi, Prof. Dr. Shafiqur Rehman, President High Court Bar Association AR Aurangzeb also addressed the seminar while General Secretary High Court Bar Syed Faisal Abbas Bukhari, former President High Court Bar Sardar Mahmood Iqbal Khakwani, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Imran, Managing Director Cholistan Development Authority Syed Muhammad Tariq Bukhari, Chief Engineer Irrigation Khalid Bashir, Administrative Officers, Faculty the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, lawyers, teachers and a large number of students participated.

Earlier, to raise awareness regarding the International Anti-Corruption Day, a walk was also conducted from Anti-Corruption Office to Abbasia Campus under the leadership of Director Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur Ghulam Yasin.

For more information, contact:
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB)
University Chowk, Gulshan Colony, Bahawalpur,
Punjab – 63100, Pakistan
Tel: +92-62-9250235
Fax: +92-62-9250335
E-mail: info@iub.edu.pk
Website: https://www.iub.edu.pk/

Voting is a civic duty, and all eligible citizens must do it on Election Day; PILDAT National Voters Day Dialogue 

Islamabad, December 10, 2022 (PPI-OT):In observance of National Voters Day in Pakistan on December 07, PILDAT convened a dialogue with youth, political party representatives, legislators, members of civil society, academia, the media, and the general public to discuss the voting process of the upcoming general elections and the steps that must be taken to ensure they are free and fair, and to increase youth voter participation. Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, the PILDAT president, chaired two panel discussions.

How to Ensure Upcoming General Elections Are Free, Fair, and Credible was the subject of the first panel discussion. The panellists were Mr. Fahd Husain, SAPM on Public Policy and Strategic Communications with the rank of Federal Minister, Syed Talat Husain, senior journalist, and Mr. Haroon Shinwari, Media and Outreach Wing of Pakistan’s Election Commission.

Mr. Husain, SAPM on Public Policy and Strategic Communications with the status of Federal Minister, remarked that there is pressure to ensure that the next elections are free, fair, and transparent because they will determine the stability of our nation and the trajectory of the country over the next few years. Prior to the next elections, a system must be developed and installed in a short amount of time.

Mr. Haroon Shinwari, ECP’s Media and Outreach Wing, presented the Election Commission of Pakistan’s perspective on election-related problems and outlined some of the measures ECP was doing to guarantee elections are fair and credible. They have spent 47 million PKR on awareness efforts to ensure inclusion, one of the determinants of a legitimate election. For the 2023 elections, there will be a total of one hundred thousand polling stations around the nation, each with four voting booths to accommodate a total of one thousand six hundred voters during the nine-hour voting day. To prevent election dispute, a real-time results technology has been tested and will be used in the next general election.

Syed Talat Hussain, a senior journalist, commented on the potential fairness of the 2023 elections by describing some of the challenges voters experience at the polls. Voters demand a more streamlined election process, particularly in terms of logistics, to be at peace. Voting booths should be placed in close proximity to each neighbourhood, modernising the electoral process. ECP must evolve into a system that is more complicated and adaptive, bringing voting to the doorsteps of citizens. He feels that next elections might bring up new challenges owing to power politics.

The subject of the second panel was Youth Voter Education and Information: How to Increase Youth Voter Participation? The panellists for this debate were Rana Ihsan Afzal Khan, Co-ordinator to PM on Commerce and Industry, Ms. Arifa Noor, Senior Journalist, and Mr. Haroon Shinwari, Media and Outreach Wing of Election Commission of Pakistan.

Rana Ihsan Afzal Khan, Co-ordinator to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Industry, encouraged youngsters to participate in the nation’s administration, referring to them as the country’s future. Youth is the majority in the voting group, yet when voter participation is measured, they become the minority; Pakistan must solve this dilemma. Youth must recognise that it is the government that makes policy choices that influence their day-to-day life and their future; thus, their participation in decision making is crucial.

Comparing Pakistan to other nations, he said, “Democracy in other nations has attained maturity and established continuity, but Pakistan’s past is replete with interferences.” He also underlined the significance of local governments, as they would engage the youth and solve their concerns at the local level. In Pakistan, the procedure for candidacy is faulty, with several impediments to entrance for young and aspiring leaders.

Ms. Arifa Noor, a senior journalist, suggested that instead of singling out young people, it should be emphasised that Pakistanis do not vote. Those under the age of 35 make up fifty percent of the population, thus rather than categorising them as young, the situation should be termed such that Pakistani citizens are not participating in the voting process. The political discourse does not centre on the challenges of our country or the young, which neither engages nor motivates the youth to vote. Without political stability, programmes would be subject to continual change, and progress could not be quantified. She emphasised the necessity for change inside political parties, adding that when a new generation emerges, fresh leadership should be introduced to appeal to young people.

Mr. Haroon Shinwari, Media and Outreach Wing, ECP, gave a few data on the youthful voting population and the steps ECP has implemented to improve youth awareness, including the Voter Education programme and gender sensitization programmes. Local governments should be active in all provinces, since doing so would inspire young people to run for office and voice their issues at the local level.

Representatives from civil society, academics, foreign embassies to Pakistan, attorneys, engineers, entrepreneurs, and journalists were among the 200 participants in the National Voters’ Dialogue hosted by PILDAT in Islamabad. In addition to these individuals, current and previous members of PILDAT’s Youth Parliament Pakistan were present at the event.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT)
P.O. Box 278, F-8, Postal Code: 44220, Islamabad, Pakistan
Email: info@pildat.org
Website: www.pildat.org