Forman Christian College Dramatic Society Organized a Play on 10th April 2013 at Sinclair Hall. Title of play was Kahin Dair na Hojae and it was directed by Noreen Khokhar and Dr. Ateeq Anwar as well and Dr. Ateeq Anwar was also the writer of the play. Theme of the play was voice against corruption and taking bribery. Purpose of play was to make students aware of all the consequences after doing corruption. Many Students and Faculty members watched the play and they all appreciated the acting and characters of the play.
Journalism Society of FCC University Organized a Photography exhibition with the collaboration of Nikon company on 24th May 2013 at FCCU Armaost Building (S Block). This Event was Inaugurated by Rector of FCCU (DR. Tebbe), Nasir Syed (CEO of Nikon Company) and DR. Abdul Hannan (Head of Mass Com, Department of FCCU). Dr. Agah Rizwan Ahmed (Famous Photographer) was the key person who organized this event in FCCU. This event was fully sponsored by Nikon Company and they encouraged the young photographers for their good work. Many students FCCU visited event and they also encouraged young photographers for their work too.
Problems Faced by Journalists in Pakistan
Journalism is a department which has a power to bring up a truth and make people well inform and well aware of what is happening around their society and surroundings. But on the other hand journalists are facing many problems not only in Pakistan but in-fact all around the world. As we look at the history we will come to know that journalism was facing many problems at the time of partition of Pakistan and India. Like many of the journalists were killed brutally while performing their duties. There were also many other problems that they were facing but they performed their job perfectly because their duty was to make people well aware about their surroundings. Now further we will discuss about the problems faced by journalism now a days in Pakistan.
1: Security problem for journalists:
Security problem is one of the major problems faced by the journalists in Pakistan and all-around the world. It shows that working as a journalist is more dangerous than doing any other job in any country. If we look at on past surveys we will come to know that Pakistan has declared one of the most dangerous countries for journalist in the world and it ranked on third number for last three years. Many journalists were killed, tortured, harassed and abducted for letting people know about the truth and many of them are threatened too. It is the duty of government of Pakistan to provide a security for journalists but instead of providing them security they are letting them die. Due to lack of security many journalists were killed which is a big loose for world of journalism in Pakistan:
2: Financial problem for journalists due to low salaries:
Financial Problem is second major problem of journalism in Pakistan. Journalists in Pakistan are working on low salary packages which decrease their motivation for their work. Due to low Salary Packages most of good journalists start looking for other jobs to stabilize their financial crises. Most of the journalists working on commission and contract basis due to which they were not able to manage their daily expenses which was a worth mentioning problem. If government and private sector of journalism increase the salary package of the journalists then they will work more effectively and efficiently
3: Lack of Government Support:
Government support is very important but in Pakistan Government do not support journalist. In Pakistan most of the time government only support news that represents their good works and what they want to let people know and they don’t appreciate the news about their faults. Most of time government tries to depress the journalists to keep the people away from the truth. For example, in bomb blasts journalists are not provided with the exact figure of causality which is a negative impact on journalism. Moreover government supports government news channels and newspapers. If journalists get a support from the government then they will have a much more freedom as compare to the present situation they are going through.
4: Unawareness of advance Technology:
In Pakistan, there is lack of advance printing technology as well as machinery. Most of the time news paper printing firms import machinery from foreign countries that increases the cost of printing. Parallel to this, there is lack of printing paper production in our country. Paper cost is very high that make firms earn very low revenue from printing newspapers.
All the above mentioned issues are the major cause of declining attitude of journalism in Pakistan. It is alarming for the well educated nation that it is not getting the right news at the right time or may be getting the news but at high cost. We must solve these problems to make our journalism reliable as well as cheaper so a lay man can also get to the reality. Just making laws to protect journalism is not sufficient.
FCC Earth watch society organized pet show on 25 February 2013 at FCC main ground. It was started at around (10:00 am) and ended at around (3:00 pm). Chief Guest or judge of the pet show was Dr. Manzur Gill. There were several events like Pet exhibition, Dog show, Cat walk, Horse show, Horse riding, Snake show, My Pet Story Competition and Unique Pet’s Certification. Pet show was hosted by Ms. Aroona Arthur and Mr. Abraham Akther Muraad. It was the much awaited event of FCC and almost everyone participated in this pet show from current students to old formanites. There were different food stalls for the refreshment of the pet’s owners. Many unique pets were awarded with medals and rest of the pets were honored with participation certificates.
Forman Christian College Advancement office organized a “donor’s appreciation dinner 2013” on 1st February 2013 at college hockey ground. Chief Guest of this event was Formanite Attiazaz Bob Din CEO of En Pointe Technologies and Formanite Tajjammal Husain Jafri. Advancement office organized that dinner to thank their honored donors who donated for the student’s tuition fee scholarship during the last fiscal year and they also encouraged other Formanites to stay connected with the college and donate for the betterment of the current students who are studying at Forman Christian College.
Current students of the Forman Christian College Ms Amna Mahmood Rizvi and Mr Danish Michael thanked donors who made donation during the last fiscal year. They said that with the donors support they were able to fulfill their dreams. After the presentation ceremony everyone enjoyed the dinner and got familiar with each other.
Forman Christian College Held its 126th annual athletics championship 2013 on February 20th and 21st at college track. This event was organized by FCCU Sports department. It was an open event everyone was allowed to participate in this event for free of cost. The main objective of this event was to gather everyone at one platform to celebrate 126th annual athletics championship 2013 of Forman Christian College University. In this event almost everyone participated from faculty members to students. There were track event, field events, event for girls and gymkhana events. There were total 8 track events, 8 field events 11 events for girls and 15 gymkhana events.