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  • Thursday, December 17, 2020

  • CUI

  • Webteam

Dear All, 


Greetings from China Study Center, COMSATS University Islamabad campus.  


Xi'an Jiaotong University is one of the top university of China located in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. It is a C9 League university with strengths in engineering, technology, management, and life sciences. It is a key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China and is one of the oldest universities in China. 


In order to help the applicants to apply for the scholarships of the international degree programs of School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University is conducting an online briefing December 18th, 2020 at 14:00pm,(Beijing Time) and 1100 am (Pakistan Time). The professors and staff will introduce the application process, types of scholarships, teachers, courses of the international degree program 


You may scan the below QR code to register for the briefing  

or through 

ZOOM ID: 729 308 2791 

Passcode: XJTU 

Poster is also attached for the reference.

For further inquiry you may contact the undersign. 


Best Regards,

Sadia Haider 

Senior Program Officer

China Study Center

Office Ph#: 0092-51-90495396

Mobile: 0092-300 5556512

COMSATS University Islamabad Campus


  • Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • CUI

  • Muhammad Waqas Altaf

The INIT participated in the 1st Vice Chancellors Forum 2012 held on June 11 – 12, 2012 at Islamabad Pakistan. The 2-Day Vice Chancellor’s Forum was convened on the theme of “Higher Education in the Islamic World: Challenges and Opportunities”. The event was jointly organized by the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology; the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.


A part of the event included a special exhibition of programs and activities of higher education institutions, S&T/R&D organizations in Pakistan. The INIT participated in the two-day event and presented / briefed about its programs and activities to the VC Forum participants arrived from over 150 higher education institutions in the Islamic world. A dedicated exhibition stall maintained by the INIT provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the activities it performed during the preceding years as well as also briefed the participants about the opportunities available under its different programs.

  • Friday, April 12, 2019

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Conference on Water Problems in Pakistan and their Solutions

15-16 April 2019, Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad







0930 – 1100

Inaugural ceremony

  1. Recitation from the Holy Quran
  2. Introductory remarks by Dr. M. Ashraf Ch., President PNS
  3. Address by Prof. Qasim Jan, President PAS
  4. Address by the Chief Guest
  5. Refreshments



Special Session

1100 – 1300

  1. Engr. Parvez Butt
  2. Engr. Shams ul Mulk
  3. Dr. Shafqat Kakakhel
  4. Mr. Ahmad Kamal
  5. Mr. Ali Toqeer Sheikh
  6. Dr. Syed Arif Ahmad

1300 –1400

Lunch/Prayer break


Water and Nuclear Industry


1400 – 1600

1. Nuclear Desalination as an Option to Supply Drinkable Water to Coastal Areas of Pakistan

M. Ashraf Chaudry

2. PAEC Role in Seawater Desalination and Thermal Desalination Technology

Waqar M. Butt

3. Requirement of Cooling Water for NPPs

Kashif Rashid

4. Nuclear Desalination for Coastal Areas

Muhammad Hamza Ayub

5. Prospects of Nuclear Desalination in Pakistan

Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Saleem Ullah, Ijaz Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa

6. Techno-economic Assessment of Nuclear Desalination in Pakistan

Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Saleem Ullah, Ijaz Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa

7. Role of oceanography in suitability analysis of site selection for desalination plant along Pakistan coast

Ibrahim Zia
8. Nuclear cogeneration with integration of renewable energy sources: an opportunity for sea water nuclear desalination and sea water reverse osmosis

A. Arif[1], A. Nasir and G. Ghaus




Water Resources


1400 – 1600

9. Pakistan’s Water Power Issues - Past, Present and the Supreme Court

Imtiaz Ali Qazilbash

10. Water Resources of Pakistan: Demand, Supply, and Future Challenges

Muhammad Latif, Muhammad Saleem Ullah, Ijaz Ahmad, Ghulam Mustafa

11. Water Scarcity Problems in Pakistan; A review

Tariq Mahmood and Shabana Waseem

12. Spatiotemporal Impact of Observed Temperature and Precipitation over the Cryosphere of Northern Pakistan in Changing Climate

Waqas and H. Athar

13. Water Scarcity – A National Security Threat

Syed Javaid Khurshid

14. Irrigation Technologies and Solar Photovoltic Pumping System Integration for on Farm Water Productivity Improvement

Muhammad Munir Ahmad, Munir Ahmad, Ghani Akbar and Muhammad Asif


1600 –1630

Tea break



Water Conservation


1630 – 1800

15. Water Conservation Strategies Sustainable Agriculture

Nizamuddin Depar, Javaid Ahmed Shah and Muhammad Yousuf Memon

16. Lessons in Urban Water Metering and Pricing in Pakistan for Measures on Adaptation to the Industrial Sector

Hassaan Fayyaz Khan Sipra

17. Smart Water Metering and Pricing: A Sustainable Approach for Urban Water Conservation and Management

Toqeer Ahmed

18. Simulating water-yield relation and transpiration efficiency of wheat: exploring different crop management options for sustainable crop production using CSM-CERES-wheat

Wajid Ishaque and Mohammad Atif Riaz



Water Quality



1630 – 1800

19. Arsenic Threat in Pakistan and Possible Solution Strategies

M. Ashraf Chaudry and Omar Tauseef Ahmad Ashraf

20. Pakistan’s Water Quality: Current Scenario, Obstacles and Way Forward

Muhammad Aslam Tahir and Hifza Rasheed

21. Temporal changes in the underground water chemistry of Punjab, Pakistan

Mumtaz Khan1, Waqas Khan2, Abdul Jabbar1

22. A Study on the quality of drinking water in mountain cities of Gilgit-Balstistan, Pakistan

Muhammad Shahnawaz and Razia Begum

23. Applications of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometery in Water Quality Assessment

Samreen Shehzadi





Water Treatment




0900 – 1030

24. Membranes-based water desalination processes: phenomenon, current challenges and future prospects in Pakistan

Hafiz Zahid Shafi and Arshad Mahmood

25. Financial Gains for Strengthening Desalination Technologies

Shah Muhammad Tanweer

26. A practical approah for safe drinking water to Karachi City

Shah Muhammad Tanweer


Water Users’ perspectives


0900 – 1030

27. Microbial treatment of Red S3B contaminated water reverts its adverse effect on growth and nitrogen uptake of wheat

Maryam Shakeel, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Ashraf

28. Bacterial Diversity and Bioremediation Potential of the Microbial Biofilms Harbored in As Contaminated Irrigation Waters of a Salt-affected Land

Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad Imran

29. Turning Face of a White Land: Success Story of a Salt-affected Land, BSRS, Pakka Anna

Muhammad Ashraf, Abdul Rasul Awan and Muhammad Imran

30. Effect of irrigation regimes on growth, yield and water use efficiency of barley under salt-affected soil

Muhammad Atif Riaz and Wajid Ishaque

31. Water crises for livestock in Pakistan: challenges and future strategies

Muhammad Usman Mazhar


1030 – 1100

Tea Break


Cross-disciplinary Areas

1100 – 1300

32. Application of Fallout Radionuclides in Soil Erosion and sedimentation Studies in Pakistan

Muhammad Rafiq, Manzoor Ahmad and Naveed Iqbal

33. Variation in isotopic composition of precipitation with identification of vapors source using deuterium excess as tool: isotopic study at Tarbela site in Pakistan

Saira Butt, M. Azam Tasneem and Fariha Malik

34. The use of chemical and biological indices to enhance Sediment quality assessment

Tayyaba Bibi

35. Sanitation Situation in Pakistan along with its impact on Water, Health and Economy

Sher Jamal Khan

36. Water Related Vulnerability of Agriculture Sector to Climate Change in Pakistan

Amir Raza, Muhammad Imtiaz and Wisal Mohammad

37. Analysis of National Climate Change Policy in the Context of Water Sector Adaptation

Amina Irshad Khan and Muhammad Irfan Khan


1300 – 1400

Lunch/Prayer break


1400 – 1600

Poster Session/Competition

Coordinator: Dr. Toqeer Ahamd, CCRD/COMSATS


1600 – 1700

Closing Session

1. Recitation from the Holy Quran

2. Conference Summary

3. Recommendation

4. Concluding Remarks by the General Secretary PNS

5. Certificate distribution

6. Vote of Thanks by Dr. M. Ashraf Ch., President PNS

7. Address by the Chief Guest

8. Refreshments

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • CUI

  • INIT

In 2016, the INIT initiated a collaboration with UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development with the support of Prof. Tim Unwin, (Chairholder, UNESCO Chair on ICT4D) and developed a 5 -Year Concept Note for People with Disabilities. Realizing and acknowledging the INIT’s contribution in the area of ICTs, the UNESCO Chair joined hands with INIT under its program of ICT4D and the INIT entered into this collaboration as an official partner organization with UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development.

Under the above said collaborative initiative, the INIT launched research project titled ‘Development of a Gap Analysis and Roadmap to Meet the Technology Needs of People with Disability and Special Needs in OIC Member States’. The research project was as an impetus to the already developed 5-year concept note in 2016. Mr. David Banes a leading expert on assistive technologies and the person behind setting up the Mada Center for People with Disabilities in Doha, State of Qatar was also taken on board as project consultant.

The devised study is based upon the commitments enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability (UNCRPD) which would provide a framework within which detailed analysis of the role of ICT’s could be completed. The study is aimed at defining the elements of an accessibility infrastructure and review the availability of such elements within and across OIC member states, identifying which states are taking concrete steps to deliver elements of the infrastructure, and how that experience could support emerging services and products in other states.

The data collection tools were developed from June 2017 to September 2017, and the formal data collection and field research was initiated in October 2017 continuing till April 2018. The study is in the process of conducting a gap analysis of the current state of policy across five pilot OIC Member states namely Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Qatar, and Tunisia. Policy, resources and initiatives that support the use of ICT by people with a disability in each of the following areas are being reviewed under the following areas:


Public Policy
Awareness and Communications
Advice and Assessment
Training and Professional development
Provision of Assistive Technologies
Technical Support Availability
e-Accessibility and Access to Digital Content
Research and Development


The INIT Team comprising of Prof. Tim Unwin, Mr. David Banes, Mr. Tahir Naeem, Dr. Akber Gardezi and Mr. Mohammed Atiq ur Rehman is involved in the project. Field visits were conducted for a series of semi-structured individual/focus group interviews to assess the current capabilities of the identified stake holders from October 2017 to April 2018. A list of the stakeholders being consulted for instant study in different countries is given below:



Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications
Pakistan Telecommunications Authority
STEP NGO for the Disabled
RIPHAH Rehabilitation Center
Pakistan Disabled Foundation
Peshawar Paraplegic Center
Department of Social Welfare


Ability Net
Qatar University
MADA Center
Qatar Center for Research in Computing
Qatar Foundation
Renad Center
Qatar Social and Cultural Club for the Blind


Queen Rania Foundation
Queen Rania Teacher Training Academy
Al Hussain Society
Higher Council for Affairs of People with Disabilities
Ministry of Education
Royal Scientific Society of Jordan
Jordan University of Science and Technology
USAID Funded Project



Ministry of Multimedia and Communications
Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission
Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation
BAKTI Malaysian Information Network on Disability
DIGI Telecom
MAXIS Telecom
Department of Social Welfare
UNIMAS Sarawak
Malaysian Association for the Blind



Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization
Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
Disability Representative from Presidential Palace
Secretary of State for Digital Commerce, Ministry of Communications
Former President Tunisian Telecom
UN Committee Representative for CRPD
Tunisian Deaf Association
Fédération des Associations Tunisiennes oeuvrant dans le Domaine du Handicap
Institut superieur de l'education specialise
Tunisian Blind School, Sousse


  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • CUI

  • International Office

The Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT) held its Summer International Program in Gumi, South Korea from 10th August - 23rd August, 2017. Being an academic partner of KIT, CIIT received the offer to send its students for participation in the program, as a result three students from CIIT represented CIIT and Pakistan in a multi-national event. These students were: a) Aisar Ul Hassan from the Department of Physics; b) Faraf Khursheed from the Department of Bioinformatic; and c) Ali Raza from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The 2017 KIT Summer International Program was basically designed for undergrads who are interested to learn Korean culture, history, society, business as well as Korean language. The program consisted of a broad range of classes and excursions. Participants also visited a number of historical and cultural sites around Gumi and other cities in Korea during their stay. More than 30 students from seven different countries such as Pakistan, Korea, Philippines, Mongolia, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia participated in this program.

It may be of interest to know that CIIT promotes such activities as these provide exposure and a taste of different cultures from around the globe.

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