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Exposure Visit of CIIT Abbottabad students To Karachi and Gwadar

Exposure visit of Selected Students From Different Universities of Islamabad To Karachi and Gwadar” from 9th to 15th Feb, 2017.

Overall, three faculty members Dr. Muhammad Shahzad (focal person), Dr. Ahson Jabbar and Dr. Ihsanullah along with ten students (list is given below) participated in this above mentioned event from the COMSATS IIT, Abbottabad.

An official trip of 5 universities from the Islamabad region, including COMSATS IIT, NUST, International Islamic University, Allama Iqbal Open University and Quaid-e-Azam University was arranged by Pakistan Army, under the umbrella of an NGO called “Voice of Balochistan”. The funding for this visit was provided by the Government of Sindh and Balochistan. Approximately 200 students and faculty from these five universities were gathered at Nurkhan Air Base (Chaklala Airbase), Islamabad. Two trips of approximately 100 students and faculty each were made by C-130 Airplane.

Delegates were warmly welcomed in Karachi and stayed at Mehran Hotel located at Shahra-e-Faisal. We were joined by approximately 50 students and teachers from Lasbella University, Balochistan. During these three days in Karachi, visits to Karachi Beach, Mazar and Museum of Quaid-e-Azam, Head Quarters Pakistan Rangers, Dolmen Mall Clifton, DHA Golf Club Phase 8 etc. were arranged. One of the most interesting event was a one-day conference organized at University of Karachi, during which political leaders of various parties, MNAs, MPAs and other officials were invited and they presented their views on “Role of Youth in National Integration and Regional Connectivity”. Various questions from the participants were also answered by these political leaders.

Later on, we moved by road towards Gwadar, which was nearly 12 hours travel. This allowed us to view magnificent views along the coastal highway. During this trip, we had a stopover at Ormara Naval Base, where all the participants had lunch. At night we arrived at PC Hotel Gwadar.

Next days, we had visits arranged for Gwadar Port, two different beach spots in Gwadar, walk towards the sunset point with Commander Southern Command Lt. Gen. Aamer Riaz, Dinner hosted by Pakistan Coast Guards Head Quarters 3 Battalion Liaquat. Delegates were divided into three groups and each group visited a different educational institute in Gawadar such as (Government College for Boys, Government College for Girls and Gawader Institute of Technology). These students and faculty members warmly welcomed all the participants and showed their interest in visiting Universities in Islamabad area during their upcoming visit.

Last day all the delegates were again divided into two groups and moved from the Gwadar airport to Nur Khan Air Base, Islamabad. This concluded our 7 day trip to Karachi and Gwadar. 

Students and Faculty from COMSATS Abbottabad campus.

All students from various universities infront of the Gwadar port.

The list of students is given below: 

# Student Name Father Name Department
1 Auzair Mehmood Mohammad Ishaque Earth Sciences
2 Asim Raza Zamir Hussain Computer Science
3 Mohammad Aamir Muhammad Saleem Chemistry
4 Arifullah Ihsan ullah Pharmacy
5 Malik Qamar Abbas Ghulam Mehdi Electrical Engineering
6 Aliza Saeed Mohammad Saeed Khan Environmental Sciences
8 Nadia Naseem Shakeel Ahmad Pharmacy
7 Maryam Bibi Abdul Jalil Environmental Sciences
9 Verda Khan Sarfaraz Khan Development Studies
10 Aaranda Arooj Iqbal Mohammad Chemistry




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