IIUI to host 4th International Conference on “Recent Developments in Fluid Mechanics”
Fluid mechanics group, Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University is organizing fourth international conference on “Recent Developments in Fluid Mechanics” on August 3-5, 2010 at the auditorium complex of Faisal Masjid, in collaboration with the department of Mathematics, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

The leading mathematicians of international repute from Pakistani and abroad will present their latest research work on current issues related to Mathematical Modeling in various sessions of the conference. Beside the speakers, 180 participants of the subject have registered themselves to attend the conference. Prof. Atta ur-Rehaman founder and former Chairman HEC Pakistan shall be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President IIUI and Prof. Dr. Masoom Yousafzai, Vice Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University shall also address on the first day.

Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector IIUI and Dr. Qasim Jan shall address at the closing ceremony of the conference on August 5, 2010 The talks of this conference are related to the advancement in the construction of analytical solutions to the nonlinear differential systems in Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. In recent time, particularly, oil exploration process, energy extraction from geothermal regions, filtration process and drug permeation through human skin etc. The talks are quite interesting and have extensive applications in civil, mining and agriculture engineering. Some of papers also highlight various investigations in rotating and magnettohydrodynamic regimes in this conference. The flow analysis in this direction is promising in phenomena of geophysical and cosmical fluid dynamics. Such flows have a vital role in the process of rotating machinery. Emphasis will also be given to build up solutions to dynamical systems which are highly formidable. Dr. Rehmat Elahi, Chairman Department of Mathematics has been designated to be the local person of the conference.

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IIUI to hold National Sufi Conference
International Islamic University, Islamabad in collaboration with Ministry of Human rights, Govt. of Pakistan and National Sufi Council is organizing National Sufi Conference, on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (3:30 p.m.) at its IRI Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus, Islamabad

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Launch of IIUI Schools on Friday
The International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) is launching a chain of Public Schools all over the country on Friday, 30th July at 04.00 p.m. at the Faisal Mosque Auditorium during a press briefing to be addressed by the President of the university Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui.

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Saudi envoy speaks on Pak-Saudi relations and IIU Masjid

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Mr. Muhammad Rizwan of FET, IIUI gets US Fellowship
Mr. Muhammad Rizwan, Assistant Director (Network) of Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET) of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) was awarded fellowship for MS-Technology program in a leading university of USA. His areas of interests are Computer Networks and Technology Management.

He is associated with International Islamic University since 1999. During his association with IIUI, he was awarded appreciation certificates with cash prizes as well as his services were recognized at high level and now he has been considered for Fellowship. Presently he is working in FET. He is actively involved in establishing of FET laboratories and IT infrastructure, PEC coordination and accreditation visits and organizing various events.

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Orientation on Library Usage
A Library Orientation Programme was held at Central Library of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). 81 Female Students from English Language Centre attended the Orientation. The Resource Manager Ch. Muhammad Obaid-ur-Rehman introduced the students with the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and the Digital Library. The students learnt how to find book through OPAC from the Shelves. A short time activity to find book through OPAC was also practiced by the students. The students took keen interest in the orientation and the activity.

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IIUI Holds Reference for Dr. Assal
Officers Welfare Association (OWA) of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) organized a memorial reference for a renowned Egyptian Scholar Dr. Ahmed Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Assal.

Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector IIUI was the chief guest on the occasion while Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President IIUI, Vice Presidents Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari and Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Shafique-ur-Rehman President OWA, teachers and administration officers were present on the occasion.

Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik and Dr. Siddiqui speaking on the occasion said that the services of Dr. Al-Asal for Islam and Muslims could not be neglected. Dr. Al-Assal did his best to develop the character of the students according to the Islamic teachings.

Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari, Shafique-ur-Rehman, Dr. Taj Deen Al-Azhari, Dr. Munawar Iqbal Gondal, Dr. Tahir Mansoori, Dr. Zaitoon and others also spoke on the occasion. They said that Dr. Al-Assal was always focused to develop best moral values in the students. Dr. Al-Assal introduced the Islamic University as an Islamic Religious Institution, he always insisted that institutions should introduce Islam to the students in such a way that it might become their vision and way of life.

Prof Fateh Mohammad Malik, Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President IIUI, Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari Vice President IIUI, Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President IIUI and others offering dua at a condolence reference for Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ibraheem Al-Assal, Ex Vice President IIUI at the Islamic University.

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IIUI Students win award in NERC 2010
National Engineering and Robotics Contest was held at the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NUST). This year for the first time female students of Electronics Engineering of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) participated in the event and won Participation and Performance award. They also hold the honor of being the First Robotics Team in Pakistan comprising all female members.

The theme of the competition was to make an autonomous robot which follows a predefined path and performs tasks assigned to it. Team members, Saba Noor Cheema, Umber Shafiq, Alvina Shahid, Maham Tanveer, Wajeeha Gul and Afshan Rehman under the supervision of Engr. Salman Khan went with there robot “FEMBOT”, competed with 154 teams from all over Pakistan and won participation and performance award.

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IIUI Library Starts New Services
The Central Library of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has started a number of services like Current Contents Service, Fresh Arrivals and provision of other documents for the university community. These services will reach the faculty members through their e-mails on regular basis.

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IIUI Workshop on Global Outsourcing Market
Pakistani software houses should gear up to capture huge untapped global outsourcing market”. Department of Software Engineering (DSE) at International Islamic University organized a one-day workshop on Global Software Engineering: Challenges, Opportunities & Organizational Readiness.

The workshop was conducted by Dr. Mahmood Niazi from Keele University, UK.  He is currently working at School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University, UK and is an Adjunct Professor at International Islamic University. He has worked with leading technology firms as a senior systems analyst and project manager and has published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed conferences and journals. The workshop was designed to develop participant’s knowledge on emerging issues in Global Software Engineering (GSE) and to create awareness on organizational readiness to tackle challenges.

Dr. Eshan Ullah Khan, Dean FBAS, welcomed the audience gathered from various Universities and Software Houses of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A total of 65 people (both male and female) attended, besides participants who joined in via video conferencing with universities of Sindh and Baluchistan.

Dr. Niazi told participant that Global Software Outsourcing is a $600 billion dollar market and is dominated by India as a leading solution provider. Now India is getting stiff competition from China, Malaysia and Ireland who prepared themselves for Global Software in last three to five years. Pakistani Software Houses can get ready to work in Global Software Engineering in short span of time. The workshop had two sessions that discussed organizational readiness for Global Software Industry and it level of readiness. This model has been proposed by Dr. Niazi and is being adapted in UK. 

A panel discussion was held with Dr. Niazi, Dr. Naveed Ikram (Chairman – DSE) and Mr. Omer Saeed as panelists to share experiences with audience of problems in GSE, in Pakistani context. The participants were engaged in discussion from the male and female students. The session concluded by noting that it is imperative that academia and software industry should join hands to face multiple challenges ahead. Pakistan needs to work on war-footing if wants to complete with other countries in the region for global outsourcing projects.

Vice President IIUI Parveen Qadir Agha concluded the workshop by vote of thanks to Dr. Mehmmod Niazi. She said that IIUI is readily adapting innovations in Software Engineering Education and committed to continue this in future.

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Reference in memory of Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Asal at IIUI

Prof Fateh Mohammad Malik, Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President IIUI, Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari Vice President IIUI, Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President IIUI and others offering dua at a condolence reference for Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ibraheem Al-Assal, Ex Vice President IIUI at the Islamic University.

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Test/ Interview Started in IIUI
Form submission date passed and test/ interview started in IIUI. 16,000 students have submitted admission forms (Director Admission).

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International Dawah Course Ends
The 25th International Course on Human Recourse Development ended at Da’wah Academy of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui President IIUI was chief guest on the occasion. Da’wah workers from 10 Muslim countries of Asia and Africa participated in the course. Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui said that Islam should be preached as religion of peace and harmony.

He said that it is very sad that narrow minded persons have made mosques centers of differences on Shiah, Sunni, Bralvi, Devbandi and Ehl-e-Hadith divides. It causes great harm to the spread of true spirit of Islam. He advised participants of the course to rise themselves above minor Fiqhi differences of opinion. Dr. Sajid-ur-Rehman Director Da’wah Academy of IIUI and a number of participants of the course also addressed on the occasion.

Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad giving away the certificates to participants of 25th International Programme for Human Resource Development at the IIUI. Sahibzada Dr. Sajid-ur-Rehman, Director Dawah Academy is also seen in the picture

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Condolence News
A leading scholar and Ex-Research fellow of the Islamic Research Institute of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) passed away in Lahore. He was 65. He was laid to rest in Lahore. He obtained M.A (Islamic studies 1966, Urdu 1975, Arabic 1978) and Ph.D (Arabic) from University of the Punjab in 1987. He was Fellow at the Islamic Research Institute of IIUI and has served for many years as journalist and Editor e.g. Assistant Magazine Editor Daily Kohistan (1964), Assistant Editor Qindeel, a weakly publication of Nawa-i-Waqat (1965 -1967), Sub Editor & Staff Reporter of Daily Nawa-i-Waqat (1967 – 1969), editor in Chief Qindeel (1969 – 1970), News Editor Daily Maghrabi Pakistan (1971 – 1972), news Editor Daily Sayasat (1974) and Editor Fiqro-o-Nazar, a research journal of Islamic Research Institute, Ministry of Religious Affairs (1975 – 1978).

Having proficiency in Urdu, Arabic, Persian, English and Punjabi languages, Dr. M. S. Naz had contributed a large number of research papers and books on the subjects relating to Islam, Quran and Hadith, Islamic history and culture, Mysticism, Pakistan movement and Journalism etc. His special field was research and editing. He had also vast experience in broadcasting and had several speeches on his credit . He was also special correspondent of Canada Radio International in Pakistan. Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik Rector IIUI, Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui President IIUI, Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari and Ms. Parveen Qadir Agha Vice Presidents IIUI have expressed their grief over sad demise of Dr. Naz. They prayed Allah Almighty to place deceased’s soul in eternal peace.

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Condolence News

Dr. Ahmed Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Asal, leading scholar of the Muslim World and ex President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), who recently passed away in Egypt.

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15TH JULY Last Date for Admission at IIUI
15th July 2010 (Thursday) is the last date to submit applications for admission at the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). Earlier last date for the submission of admission forms was July 09, 2010 however now due date for Submission of Admission Forms has been extended upto July 15, 2010. There will be no extension in last date for admission at IIUI

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International Course Participants visit IIUI New Campus
A delegation comprising participants of the 25th International Programme for Human Resource Development organized by Dawah Academy of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) visited university’s new campus on Friday. They took a round of the academic as well as administrative blocks of the new campus. A briefing was arranged for the delegation at the central library of the university during which Principal librarian Muhammad Rafique, Deputy Director Public Relations Syed Muzammil Hussain and Resource Manager of the library Ubaid ur Rehman apprised the delegation of mission, objectives and achievements of the university during last 25 years.

They were told that the IIUI started its journey with just 13 students in 1980s and it has now a student population of over 17,000. They added that university is imparting quality education in all fields of life such as Aqeeda, Hadith,Usul ud din, Management sciences, Social Sciences, Basic & Applied sciences, languages & literature, Shariah & Law, and Economics. Students from 57 countries are presently studying in different academic programmes spread over nine faculties. Addressing on the occasion representatives of the course expressed their keen interest in the university and its activities.

Group Photo, showing participants of Dawah Academy’s 25th International Programme for Human Resource Development with Mohammad Rafique, Principal Librarian, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and others at Central Library IIUI.

Syed Muzammil Hussain, Deputy Director Public Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Ubaid-ur-Rehman, Resource Manager IIUI, Abdul Malik of Dawah Academy and representatives of various countries addressing participant of 25th International Programme for Human Resource Development organized by Dawah Academy IIUI.

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IIUI Central Library Launches Monthly Current Contents Service
The Central Library of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has started “Monthly Current Contents Service” to inform its members about contents of leading periodical and research journals. Speaking on this topic Muhammad Rafique Choudhry Principal Librarian of the University said that the Central Library aims to approach proactively to its users to fulfill their information needs and for that purpose the library has started Current Contents Service.

This will include scanned copies of the content pages of selected journals subscribed by the library. Rafique Ch. Added that the university library also intends to disseminate this to all facility members of the university through email as well. The alert also has a special page regarding valuable databases available with IIUI through Higher Education Commission (HEC) digital library.

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International Publication by MS. Rukhsana Aslam, HOD of CMC, Female Campus, IIUI
Rukhsana Aslam Head of the Department, Centre for Media & Communication, Female Campus, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has published her article in the new book titled ‘Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution’. The book is published by Peter Lang Co., Switzerland, and is edited by Prof. Richard Keeble, John Tulloch and Florian Zollmann. The book is a collection of research articles by a number of scholars around the world who are working in the area of peace journalism, war and conflict resolution. It is divided in three sections which deal with the theoretical framework of peace journalism, its application in conflict resolution and its critique respectively.

Ms Aslam’s article is titled ‘Perspectives on Conflict Resolution and Journalistic Training’ and explores the trends and challenges of integrating peace journalism in the journalistic training. She also highlights the various technological and ideological differences that exist between the developed and developing words that can act as hindrances rather than uniting factors in the universal acceptance of the phenomenon. This article is the modified version of her research paper which she presented at an international conference on media, war and conflict resolution at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA in 2008. Ms Aslam is embarking on her doctoral studies in July 2010 and this is one of her several publications.

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IIUI Organizes seminar on “Strategy for Hydel Power Dams”
A seminar was organized by Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) on “Strategy Proposed to Develop Consensus about Hydel Power Dams in Pakistan”. Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering Prof Dr SM Bhutta was the main speaker. Director QEC Prof Dr Mohammad Riaz introduced the learned speaker who has held top positions in Wapda, Alternate Energy Board, Flood Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission etc and has been very closely associated with the water management bodies like IRSA etc.

The theme of the talk was potential of hydroelectrical power in Pakistan,: the propaganda and the reality. He presented authenticated data to highlight the fact that Pakistan is the poorest of all the South Asian countries, when we consider the per capita energy consumption, which is an important bench mark for the socio economic development of any country. Existing and the projected power producing capacity , backed by facts and figures was presented. He discussed the concerns of three provinces on construction of Kalabagh dam, but also reminded that India and China faced similar differences and crisis of confidence by their respective people about some of the dams that the government wanted to build. They waited and worked passionately towards creating a consensus.

Ultimately they built those big dams like Sardar Sarov, after decades of persuasions and now they are reaping the fruits of energy flowing out of these dams. We don’t have gas and don’t have oil to produce energy. The only potential that we have in abundance is water for production of Hydel Power. Pakistan has been able to exploit only 12% of its hydroelectric potential while India and China have exploited 30% and the developed countries have exploited upto 70% of their potential. There has been lot of conspiracies against building of Kalabagh Dam, which include some international powers who like to see Pakistan pushed towards darkness, oil cartels who would loose their sale of oil and so on. He suggested an action plan for making this dam.

This included change of its name from Kalabagh dam to Pakistan Dam or any other name acceptable to all provinces, Net hydel profits should be distributed through a central pool rather than giving them to just one province. He quoted figures from UN and other international bodies surveys to alleviate fears about submerging of Nowshera and against the possibility of water logging of Mardan because of the higher levels. He said dams don’t drink water they just store it. We can produce electricity and then the whole of 21 M AF stored water will be available to the country for use. He made a passionate appeal to the audience to use data and logic to convince other country men to build consensus culminating in the construction of the Dam otherwise our future generation will never forgive us, because India is gradually building dams on the upstream to harness water from the catchments areas of our rivers.

Prof. Dr. Eng. S.M. Bhutta of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Riaz, Director QEC, IIUI addressing a seminar on “Strategy of Hydel Power Dams” at the Islamic University

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IIUI Extends Last date for Admission
International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has extended the last date for submission of admission forms. Incharge Admission Section Hassan Aftab Kazmi announced that the last date for the submission of admission forms was July 09, 2010 however now due date for Submission of Admission Forms has been extended upto July 15, 2010.

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IIUI to hold International Moot on “POWER GENERATION”
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) of the International Islamic University, Islamabad is organizing its First four days International Conference on “Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies” on November 29th to December 2, 2010. The event is a part of university’s Silver Jubilee (1985-2010) celebrations being organized in 2010. We have invited Dignitaries, Ambassadors, Senators, MNAs and many others to become part of our various silver jubilee activities, dually organized by all Departments of the university. We have planned number of social, technical, academic and Islamic events (from March till December 2010).

This Silver Jubilee event of International Conference on Energy will promote industry-university coordination and will set a futuristic course of action between the two identities. This gathering will also help for the exchange of know- how, new ideas, interaction of experts and scholarly discussions to high light various achievements in the energy fields. The energy industry, the power generating companies, organizations and many Institutions will join us in this conference plus they will put up their industrial stalls to display energy generating products for the participating professionals, experts, academia and R&D students. The International Islamic University also provides academic back-up to the industrial & commercial organizations; hence this event will provide a good opportunity of exploring the possibilities of strengthening this back up and an active collaboration of IIUI with all types of energy organizations/industry.

The foreign and Pakistani experts will be invited to deliver their Keynote talks, contributory lectures and poster presentations on the conference topics. Many energy topics are selected to elaborate on the theme of this conference that is on power generation systems and technologies. This conference offers an opportunity for engineers, scientists, professionals, policymakers, investors and other parties to review recent developments taking place all over the world on energy. The conference topics beside hydro power, nuclear power and fossil fuel power will also include subjects like: Energy applications of nanotechnologies, green power energy, bio-fuels energy, sustainable energy, solar energy, wind power energy, clean energy, renewable energy as well as climate change effects on different types of energies. All these topics are important for development of the economy of a country. Today, the world’s oil, gas and coal energy supply has proven to be contributors to our environmental problems. Since exhaustible energy supplies (oil, gas and coal) are limited, there is an urgent need to focus attention on development of alternate and renewable energy sources plus their use with the efficient technologies. With increasing scope, scale, research and development the costs of renewable energy technologies will come down. It is estimated that renewable energy could contribute at least half of all electric power in large economies in the future. The renewable energy will drive world’s economic system, its present share rose to about 15 to 20% in 2008 with an estimated investment reaching to the tune of USD 100 to 130 billion.

The outcome of the lectures, expert discussions, presentations and latest R&D findings on different power generation systems and technologies will help our societies in Asia, and particularly in Pakistan, to get rid of energy crises and power shortages. The experts will help us during the proceedings of the conference and during the meetings with solutions on our industrial and domestic energy production goals. The young engineers/professionals will be given a chance to present their findings on the conference topics. Conference will provide an opportunity for everyone to come and join us in the day to day discussions, lectures, presentations with their new ideas covering everything from a micro project to a mega project on energy. The conference theme covers as many topics as possible, under different fields of electricity/power generation, sustainable, as well as, renewable systems and technologies.

The following are the major topics of the conference:

  1. Hydro power generation systems and technologies
  2. Renewable Energy
  3. Solar power generation systems and technologies
  4. Energy Systems and Technology
  5. Fossil fuels power generation systems and technologies
  6. Nuclear power generation systems and technologies
  7. Energy Applications of Nanotechnology
  8. Other topics related to energy and power generation

The papers will be based on all the topics related to the objectives of the conference. The technical papers will be accepted up to 8 pages on A-4 size sheets, this should include figures and tables. All the authors are requested to send one original hard copy plus a soft copy on CD to Conference Secretariat address; also send one copy by E-mail (electronically) to [email protected] . The paper format will be used as described by the IEEE journal. The outcome of the conference will be broad based for the public sector as well as private enterprises; the benefits will be equally achieved by all the concerned parties, whether local or international. We definitely will need sponsors for this conference, to meet its expenditure which will be in the tune of 20 million rupees. The sponsors will be recognized/put on all conference literature as well as in the proceedings book. The deadline for receiving the abstracts is August 31, 2010; whereas full manuscript (paper) submission is required by September 30, 2010.