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Engineering students of Peshawar university build rescue drone

PESHAWAR: A group of six engineering students of Sarhad University, Peshawar, were seen successfully executing ‘rescue’ drone. The remote-controlled drone flew in the air for several minutes at a height few thousand feet above the ground in a demonstration.

The idea behind the project was to show everyone that drones can be friendly too, opposed to the image shown on media everyday.

Project Head Engineer Anisur Rehman highlighted that the project was a low cost one at only Rs. 100,00, compared to the expensive drones being made by companies around the world.

Engineering students of Peshawar university build ‘rescue’ drone

Weighing a total of 2.5 kilograms, the drone can fly up to a height of seven thousand feet and can be controlled with the help of a remote controller within a thousand-meter range.

“For better navigation and control, we have also installed a GPS system in the plane.”

An impressive advancement has been observed towards building unmanned aerial vehicles since the Pakistan Army introduced its first aerial fleet back in 2013.

Dawood Khan, one of the engineering students who took part in the project shed light on future prospects for the device.

“If the government works on the project further, the rescue drone could easily be utilised as a rescue plane or even an air ambulance,” he said.

Three Pakistanis shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize 2016

ISLAMABAD – Three Pakistani teachers have made the top 50 shortlisted nominations for the second annual Global Teacher Prize 2016.

Referred to as the Nobel Prize for teaching, the Global Teacher Prize is an annual one million dollar award that will be given to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.

Entries for the award have been whittled down to a final 50 from 8,000 nominations and applications from 148 countries. In total, the long list contains candidates from 29 nations. The three teachers among the global top 50 include Humaira Bachal, Aqeela Asifi and Neelofar Ali.

Three Pakistanis shortlisted for Global Teacher Prize 2016
According to a short bio posted on the Global Teacher Prize website, Humaira Bachal is an advocate for girls education in Pakistan and the first female in her family to be educated. She began teaching friends after school in the slums of Karachi since the age of twelve.

Aqeela Asifi has founded a school in the Kot Chandana refugee community of Pakistan, beginning in a borrowed tent. She serves as counselor to both refugee and local Pakistani children to enable and facilitate interaction and cross-cultural exchanges contributing to tolerance, social cohesion and peaceful co-existence among Afghan refugees.

Neelofar set up the first Montessori school in Gilgit Baltistan and thus introduced its Early Childhood Development model and stimulating teaching style to the region. From this list of 50 shortlisted teachers, a prize committee will announce the final 10 teachers in February 2016 with the winner being announced in March at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.

Dr Zakria Zakar expected as new VC of Punjab University

LAHORE – According to the sources privy to the process of appointment of the Vice Chancellors at the four public sector universities of the Punjab, the chief minister has decided to appoint Dr Zakria Zakar, Dean Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, as the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Punjab.

Dr Zakria Zakar expected as new VC of Punjab University

For University of Sargodha (UoS), the CM has finalised the name of Dr Tahir Kamran. Summary in this regard is being prepared for CM’s signature. The CM has not yet finalised the names of the vice chancellors for LCWU and Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology, Multan.

It is important to note that of the three shortlisted candidates for Punjab University, the Search Committee gave highest marks to Dr Zakria Zakar, followed by Dr Zafar Moeen Nasar and Dr Mujahid Kamran.