Category: Islamabad

UNIVERSITY OF GUJRAT

It was memory lane for me when I visited Gujrat, the city of my birth, and passed my former primary school  before visiting the university. Located right in the heart of the city, there is now a new school in its place, but I attended school here for three years before leaving for England. Unfortunately, I had no time to go inside…





IIU

My second visit to the International Islamic University ― my main host in Islamabad. I stayed at the university guest house, behind the gorgeous Faisal Mosque overlooking the majestic green hills. Built on acres of land, I loved walking through the majestic buildings on the female campus, named after well-known Muslim women, and admiring the beautiful gardens and paintings. It was a…




Rawalpindi: ‏Foundation University

‘Today has been one of the best days of my time at Foundation University. It was a real honour to host Qaisra Shahraz for a wonderful talk, and an even better workshop.’ These were the words of Ubaidullah Abid Qazi. In fact it was a delightful experience for me too ― to visit this university for…




Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women’s University

On a hot afternoon, it was lovely to return to this university ―  my third trip, over the years, to the English department. After dashing from the Foundation university, where I had delivered an earlier session, I was met with a wonderful warm welcome by staff and students. It is always a great pleasure to visit…




Commemorating the Life of an Amazing Woman: Begum Sarfraz Iqbal

On behalf of Malik Muhammad Iqbal Khan Prof. Ghazala Hayat  Prof. Samina Yasmeen  Ambassador Ghalib Iqbal Dr. Nadeem Iqbal  Arranged by Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi  Remembering Begum Sarfraz Iqbal on  26th August 2015 Begum Sarfraz Iqbal Memorial Meeting 12th death anniversary The Begum Sarfraz Iqbal Foundation will hold an event presided by: Lt. Gen. (Ret) Abdul Qadir…




A LOVELY LITERARY EVENING IN ISLAMABAD

I was hosted by my wonderful friend, Najeeba, and her husband, Arif, both of whom I have known for over two decades. What a lovely evening it was, and such a treat for me to visit their lovely home (I was quite taken with their wall-to-wall book-lined study), and meeting all their family. Relaxing over a wonderful lime and mint drink, we sampled all the gorgeous…




International Islamic University, Islamabad

I am delighted to announce that, in conjunction with the Foundation University English Programs (DH&LA), I  will be visiting the Department of English, Female Campus, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) from the 24th to 26th August. All students and faculty are invited and will be seated on a first come, first served basis.       Monday 24th August: An Introduction to Qaisra…