Dec 162009
It is so depressing to learn that,
recently, a young man allegedly killed his sister in Peshawar only because
she wanted to get admission in Peshawar University while her brother wanted
her to marry a cousin and sit at home.

Ruhul Amin

Sher Alam Shinwari

Ruhul Amin, a renowned educationist and master teacher’s trainer, started his
career as a senior English teacher of a government school and retired from
government service as the principal of the Islamia Collegiate School, University
of Peshawar in 1994. But his interest in education is undying.

Holding a master’s in history, political science and education with a gold medal
in each subject, Ruhul presently runs the Sarhad Institute of Education (SIE)
for training of pre- and in-service teachers. He is also dean of the faculty of
education at the Gandhara University, Peshawar. Having conducted as well as
participated in several national and international seminars and workshops on
education, he has served as assistant advisor in the Federal Ministry of
Education, too.

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Oct 222009

40th death anniversary
Maulana Abdul Qadir goes in oblivion today

Widow of Maulana Abdul Qadir
Sher Alam Shinwari

PESHAWAR: October 22, Octogenarian widow of renowned intellectual, research
scholar and founding director of Pashto Academy Maulana Abdul Qadir is in
extremely worst condition living at a rented one room house in Peshawar Saddar,
Shafi market a hundred years old building. A week ago she got her right leg and
arm broken after she slipped over wet floor of her house.

Ummat-ur Rasool 80
years old, the widow of Maulana Abdul Qadir (1905-1969) has been living her life
for the last forty years in penury coupled with loneliness at a one and half
Marla house a more than hundred years old murky construction. On the occasion of
40th death anniversary of her scholar husband while talking to this scribe she
said, “ I have no sources for living, The Pakistan of Academy of Letters (PAL)
has stopped my honorarium for the last five months I have to pay pending bills
and house rent. Also the doctor is to be paid Rs 50000 for my leg operation and
I have only Rs 6000 in my bank account. I don’t know what to do with it. I
appeal to the President and Prime of Pakistan, Governor and Chief Minister NWFP
to extend financial help to me in this difficult hour as my husband had
tremendously contributed to the country in his various capacities during his

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Apr 132009

NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti has said that to defy the
challenges and difficulties faced by the Pukhtoons region, the government of
Afghanistan and Pakistan should cooperate with each other. He further stressed
on thorough contacts and collaboration between the government of Afghanistan and
NWFP government through the federal government adding that Afghanistan and
Pukhtoonkhwa share the same values of traditions, history, religion and

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May 202008

Prof. Saleh Mohammad‘It
is not the prerogative of only the affluent people to perform miracles but some
poor guys with inborn talent also can achieve their desired goals if they are
provided with equal opportunities’ observed the youngest Ph D scholar among his

By Sher Alam Shinwari

PESHAWAR: A resident of district Swabi, village Dagai and teacher at a semi
-government institution, Saleh Mohammad recently completed his doctorate thesis
in Physics from Institute of Solid State Physics Vienna, University of
Technology Austria. After having qualified his M.Sc from Physics Department
University of Peshawar in 1992 Saleh Mohammad took his job first as lecturer in
PAF Risalpur and then switched over to Peshawar Public School and College Warsak
Road in the same capacity in 1995. He successfully defended his Ph D thesis on
April 2, 2008 in Vienna, Austria and returned to Pakistan while rejoining his
parent department.

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Apr 042008

Fazal Rehman Zahid Nimroz Khan

I was attending a briefing by Nimroz Khan, the Minister of Hajj and Auqaf. The Minister touched on the struggles of his life and proved to be an interesting man who has led an interesting life.

Nimroz Khan is the ANP’s MPA-elect from Mansehra and Minister for Hajj & Auqaf, was born on Feb.13, 1949 in KalaDakha, Hassanzai. (Tegram village). His father sent him to Karachi for his education due to a lack of educational facilities in his village. Even though he was very young his parents trusted him because he was mature for his age and very organized. He attended the Bagh-e-Hilal Public School in Karachi all the way through the secondary level. He fondly recalled a few of his classmates including Bangladishi President General Ziaur Rehman and Asif Ali Zardari.

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