TWO RESEARCH SEMINARS HELD IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

February 11, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Two Research Seminars of PhD and M.S were held in the Department of Economics, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Pirzada, Research Scholar and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro delivered the first PhD seminar under the supervision of Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh and Co supervision of Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur on “Economic Impact of  2010 Flood in North Sindh: A Hicksian Compensating Variation Approach.”   The both seminars were presided over by the Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts.

Mr. Imtiaz Pirzada said, the purpose of research is to investigate the flood 2010 on the inhabitants of the selected regions and districts of north Sindh and the changes in their welfare due to various measures taken by the donors and government. He said, super flood affected the property and livestock of the people. He said, the death toll reached to 2000 people, 20 million people were affected and situation emerged as internally displaced persons (IDPs). Mr. Pirzada remarked, my objectives of the research are to identify the household consumption patron in pre and post flood areas, to identify the public assistance in post flood area, identify the private intervention (NGOs) and international donors in the post flood areas and to compare public and private sector intervention.

Mr. Amjad Hussain Memon delivered the second MS seminar on “An Analysis of Exchange Rate Policy, Inflation and Trade-Economic Growth Linkages” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah and co-supervision of Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh. He said, the research objectives are to analyze the theory of purchasing power parity, convert the exchange rate with purchasing power parity, establish statistical relationship between exchange rate, trade & inflation rate and to establish casual link between trade and gross domestic product.

Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah remarked, the presentation delivered by Mr. Pirzada is very well organized, its objectives, hypothesis, literature review, model of the study and data are relevant with the research topic. Dr. Shah said, it is high time that the area of social sciences may be given priority to resolve the issues of masses at grassroots level. Since the assumption of the office of the Vice Chancellor I have concentrated on the uplifting of the social sciences and other allied physical and natural sciences, a separate directorate under the umbrella of Post Graduate Studies is working on modern lines to encourage and promote the research culture at the campus. Dr. Parveen Shah said, the work presented by Mr. Amjad Memon as research scholar is beneficial for exchange rate policy. She said, exchange rate with purchasing power parity factor has a significant impact on the economic variation affecting sectors like trade, micro-economic indicators and economic growth.

Speaking in the seminar Dr. Khushk said, the scholar’s work is up to the mark and according to HEC’s criteria. The scholar presented his research work in the pre and post flood situation and highlighted the role of international donors and philanthropists. He said that the research work of Mr. Memon is in systematic way. He has indicated the relationship between purchasing power parity implied exchange rate with selected variables.

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh said, the research work of Mr. Pirzada is on the scientific assessment of the problem and he visited the flood-affected area and received the perception of flood-affected people about the problem and his research work is according to modern lines. He said that Mr. Memon also presented the primary and secondary data based on quantitative and analytical methods.

Prof. Dr. Subhan Gaad, Chairperson, Department of Economics cordially welcomed the participants and briefed the audience about the research activities of her department.

 

Prof. Dr. Abdul Razzaque Mahar, Director QEC, Prof. Dr. Nisar Ahmed Kanhar, Director, Post Graduate Studies, Prof. Dr. Abdul Majeed Chandio, Prof. Dr. Noor Shah Bukhari, Dr. Ikhtiar Ali Ghumro, Dr. Riaz Ahmed Mangi, Dr. Hassan Jawad Soomro, Dr. Samina Isran and others, attended seminars. The seminars were declared as successful. 

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SYED KHURSHED SHAH HANDS OVER CHEQUE OF RS. 300,000 TO SALU

February 10, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, MNA and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly of Pakistan handed over a cheque of Rs. 300,000 to Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur on account of his purchase of tissue plants of Date Palm produced by Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI) through tissue culture of various varieties. It is recalled that Syed Khursheed Shah purchased the Date Palms for his personal farmhouse. Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Advisor, to Vice Chancellor on Planning & Development received this cheque.

It is pertinent to mention that University has taken an initiative to commercialize the Date Palm Tissue to progressive growers of the area to encourage them to grow the new varieties of Date Palms and maintain a liaison with the farmers.

 

Under the visionary leadership of Vice Chancellor Dr. Parveen Shah, the Office for Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur is coordinating with industries and farmers of the adjoining area. 

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WORKSHOP ON ADVANCED SECURITY MEASURES

February 9, 2015 at 2:14 PM

One-Day Workshop on “Advanced Security Measures” during the ongoing 8th Indigenous On-Campus Workshop (IOT) was held at Shah Abdul Latif university, Khairpur. A group of 35 participants of security staff attended the training workshop. Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Advisor to Vice Chancellor on Planning & Development said the efforts of Dr. Parveen Shah are laudable for the strengthening the security measures at the campus. Vice Chancellor has realized the significance of security mechanism. He said the importance of security apparatus increased in the present scenario of terrorism. Dr. Mallah remarked that peace and stability could contribute for the peace of mind and development in the society.

Mr. Shams-ul-Shahzad Akhtar, Inspector, Alpha Company, 41 Wing, Shahbaz Rangers and Sub-Inspector Mohammad Ashraf were the trainers of the workshop. They highlighted the importance of security in the educational institutions. They said after the Peshawar incident, it is initial duty of law enforcement agencies to protect our educational institutes from terrorist attacks. After all the internal security must be maintained by the institutions. They said that well equipped, trained and competent security staff could cater the security needs of any organization and institution.

The instructors trained the security staff of the University regarding latest trends and techniques to beef up and advanced security measures.

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OBITUARY

 

Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has expressed her deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Dr. Sakhi Qabool Mohammad Farooqui, Sajjada Nasheen Dargah Hazrat Sachal Sarmast (R.A). Dr. Shah said in her condolence message that the services of Dr. Farooqui will be remembered for a long period. He rendered untiring services in the establishment of Sachal Chair as Director and promoted the message of Hazrat Sachal Sarmast regarding humanity, peace and harmony.   

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MODEL EXHIBITION ON “PLANTS IN DAILY LIFE”

February 6, 2015 at 1:50 PM

The students of Department of Botany, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur organized a Model Exhibition under the theme “Plants in Daily Life”. Prof. Dr. Abdul Razzaque Mahar, Chairman, Department of Botany, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Markhand, Director, Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI) visited the exhibition. On this occasion, Dr. Mahar remarked that the role of students for the protection of environment is vital. He said the environment degradation and decay are increasing day by day, the enthusiasm of students for the protection of environment and plant protection is praise worthy.

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Markhand said in his speech, each and every little effort for the plants protection is meaningful and will protect the environment.

Mr. Rahib Ali Juno supervised the students in the preparation of models.

 

Dr. Aziz-ur-Rehman Ujjan, Dr. Abdul Qayoom Mahar, Dr. Abdul Manan Shaikh and large number of witnessed the exhibition. 

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8TH INDIGENOUS ON-CAMPUS TRAINING (IOT) WORKSHOP INAUGURATED

February 6, 2015 at 1:48 PM

The 8th Indigenous On-campus Training (IOT) Workshop on Administrative Skills for non-teaching staff organized by Professional Development Centre (PDC) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad was inaugurated at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Advisor to Vice Chancellor on Planning & Development and Focal Person of IOT chaired the inaugural session.  Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed Pirzada, Resource Person of the workshop was the chief guest. On this occasion, Dr. Mallah said It is the need of time to equip the staff with skills to enrich their knowledge with latest trends and technologies. He added that staff should be role model of University; I hope your learning will be beneficial to others for the better governance and development of University. He appreciated the efforts of Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, SALU, Khairpur and Higher Education Commission for providing the training opportunities to the staff of University.

Prof. Imtiaz Pirzada said the sole object of this workshop is to build the capacity building of the non-teaching staff. He also lauded the efforts of HEC for promoting the culture of trainings at the Universities of Pakistan.

Syed Mohammad Javed Sadiq, Senior Advisor, Public Diplomacy, U.S Consulate, Karachi, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Mr. Barkatullah Qureshi, Director Planning & Development, Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed Pirzada, Mr. Nasir Aftab Khan, SSP, Khairpur, Major Mehdi and Colonel Mansha are the Resource Persons of the ongoing workshop.

Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator, Dr. Abdul Manan Shaikh, Incharge, PDC and large number of employees attended the inaugural session of the workshop.

 

It is recalled that Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad will preside the concluding session of the workshop and Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor will be the chief guest in the concluding ceremony scheduled to be held on 12th February, 2015

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SALU CLINCHED POSITIONS IN KHAIRPUR WINTER OLYMPICS

February 3, 2015 at 2:05 PM

In the memory of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, the Khairpur Winter Olympics, Girls Sports Festival was organized by Khairpur Youth Council at Khairpur Gymkhana in which Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Girls teams participated in various games with keen interest and declared as winner of the championship. In Badminton and Table Tennis SALU team beat Government College for Women, Khairpur by 2-1 and stood as winner.  In Dot Game, SALU beat Government Girls Degree College, Gambat and won the final. In Throw Ball and Tug of War, SALU stood at 2nd position and in Shot Put Throw SALU stood at 3rd Position.

Dr. Syeda Nafisa Shah Jillani, MNA distributed the prizes among the winner and runner teams.

 

Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur extended her felicitation to SALU teams for winning the Khairpur Winter Olympics.   

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL DECLAMATION SPEECH CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON 4TH FEBRUARY

February 3, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Prof. Dr. Imdad Hussain Sahito, Director, Students Affairs, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has announced that 1st round of Interdepartmental Declamation Speech Contest under the All Pakistan 17th Allama Iqbal Inter University Declamation Contest in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad will be held on Wednesday, 4th February 2015 at Allama I.I. Kazi Hall of University. The topic of contest is “Democracy, Development and Role of Youth.” The contest will be held in English, Sindhi and Urdu languages. Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, SALU, Khairpur will be the chief guest on the occasion. The interest students are directed to participate in this co-curricular activity.  

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SALU CRICKET TEAM LEAVES FOR JAMSHORO

February 3, 2015 at 12:14 PM

A Cricket Team of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur left for University of Sindh, Jamshoro to participate in Interuniversity Zone (H) Cricket Championship organized by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad  which is scheduled to be held from 1st February to 05th February, 2015. While leaving the team a group photo was also taken with Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, SALU. On this occasion, Dr. Shah gave inspiring speech to the players. She said nothing is impossible in the world.  Play with enthusiasm and team spirit and upkeep your defending championship. Despite financial crisis, we are committed to provide the better environment for sports on campus because healthy mind contributes to the development of better society. Dr. Riaz Ahmed Mangi and Mr. Taj Mohammad Mahar accompanied the team as manager and coach respectively.

 

Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Ikhtiar Ali Ghumro, Chairman, Sports, Mr. Mohammad Murad Pirzada, Director, Physical Education, Mr. Ghulam Mujtaba Jatoi, Deputy Director, Physical Education and Mr. Taj Mohammad Mahar, Sports Officer were also present. 

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SEMINAR ON APPLICATIONS OF RS AND GIS HELD

January 28, 2015 at 9:18 PM

One-Day seminar on “Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System” was held which was organized by Department of Geography, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Dr. Arjumand Zaidi, Mr. Saad ul Haq, Mr. Arslan and Miss Sumera zafar from Department of Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System SUPARCO, Karachi were the guests speakers. Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Mahar was the chief guest and Dr. Abdul Aziz Ujjan was the guest of honor.

On this occasion, the speakers highlighted the importance of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System. The speakers shed light on agriculture, crop planning, crop health monitoring and yield forecasting, natural resource management, significance of water resources, mapping, monitoring, prediction and agriculture planning, environment, navigation and tracking applications and issues related with Urban planning and monitoring, city planning, transportation and utility network planning.

Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Mahar, Department of Computer Science said the application of the topic is significant in the field of geography. He appreciated the efforts of Prof. Mohammad Sharif Shaikh, Incharge, Department of Geography for the promotion of curricular and co-curricular activities in the Department.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Ujjan said the students of the Department received the knowledge about the topic and hopefully will utilize these things in their practical life.

Prof. Mohammad Sharif Shaikh welcomed the guest speakers and appreciated the efforts of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah and Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Faiz Kazi for providing the patronage for organizing this meaningful and result oriented seminar.

 

A large number of teachers and students attended the seminar. 

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INTERACTIVE SESSION ON SECURITY MEASURES

January 22, 2015 at 2:44 PM

An interactive session on security measures of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur was conducted by Mr. Nasir Aftab Khan, SSP, Khairpur.

Speaking to the participants of the session Mr. Nasir Aftab Khan said that present security scenario of the country, compels us to take stringent measures of especially educational institutes. In the wake of Peshawar incident, there is need of mega structure of security mechanism at SALU. He advised the university administration that an open need eye on miscreants may be kept, to avoid from security breach. He suggested the measures to beef up the security apparatus of the University i-e traffic management, students color code, visitors checking, visitors cards, separate parking lot etc. Mr. Khan said that better security for teachers, staff and students is vital. He said that good security is deterrent. SSP said at this juncture we have to fight collectively against the menace of terrorism because this struggle is treated as war of survival.

On this occasion, the teachers, officers and employees representatives assured the SSP, Khairpur for extending their full cooperation for the improvement of the security mechanism at campus.

 

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Markhand, President, Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers Association (SALUTA), Prof. Imdad Hussain Chandio, General Secretary, SALUTA, Mr. Ghulam Hussain Phulpoto, President, Officers Welfare Association, (OWA), Mr. Mohammad Murad Pirzada, General Secretary, OWA, Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Faiz, Kazi, Senior Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Murtaza Maitlo, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Advisor to Vice Chancellor on Planning & Development, Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Syed Asad Raza Abidi, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Syed Asif Ali Shah, Controller of Examinations (Annual), Ms. Shahida Mangi, Provost Hostels (Girls), Mr. Mushtaque Khaskheli, Chief Security Officer and others attended the interactive session.   

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