Flood-hit QAU students given scholarships

ISLAMABAD (APP)- The flood-affected students of the Qauid-i-Azam University were given scholarships in a ceremony (QAU) held at the university campus here on Monday. The function was organised by the Quaidian Intellectual Forum (QIF). As many as 15 flood affected students of the university, hailing from different regions of the country were given Rs 10,000 each by the forum. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Patron of the forum Zahid Azeem Raja said that everyone must play his role to assist those affected by the worst floodings in countrys history. He said the floods had also affected the students of different areas and a little helping hand at this moment could help mitigate their sufferings. He said the QIF was one of the wings of National Intellectual Forum (NIP), a dedicated forum covering all universities, colleges and other educational areas of the country. Our aim is to mobilize and activate the youth for healthy and welfare activities through different seminars and corner meetings, he said. Vice Chancellor of the QAU on the occasion lauded the efforts of the forum and assured his full support for any positive activity in the campus. I am here to support all healthy activities in the campus, he said. President of the QIF Mudassir Nazir presented a bouquet to Vice Chancellor at the end of ceremony. Meanwhile, the special task force of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) for flood victims distributed a consignment of relief goods especially dates sent by Saudi Arabian government at Jampur, Dera Ghazi Khan. A delegation of the task force led by Khursheed Alam, Director Finance, IIUI visited Jampur for this purpose. Other members of the delegation included Manzoor Hussain Shah, Deputy Director Sports, IIUI, Syed Muzammil Hussain Deputy Director Public Relations, Chanzeb Tanoli, Abdul Malik, Farooq Sharif, Sajjad Hussain Shah, Raees Ahmed, Nazakat Mehmood. Local coordinators of the distribution work at Jampur Muhammad Yousaf Khan Afridi and Hassan Farooq told the delegation of miseries by flood affectees. They added that the flood affectees were still facing hardships even after four months of the tragedy. They appealed to the Government and Non Government Organizations for coordinated efforts in this regard so that the affectees may be to restart their lives as normal. In addition to closes and other household items dates donated by the Saudi King Abdullah Ibn-e-Abdul Aziz were also distributed among flood affectees.