An Art Exhibition “Gandhara: Dusting off the Past” opened at COMSATS Art Gallery. The exhibition was inaugurated by Worthy Rector COMSATS University Prof. Dr. Tabassum Afzal and showcased art work of students of Department of Architecture of COMSATS University, Islamabad.
Addressing the occasion the Rector COMSATS University Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Tabassum Afzal praised the students for conducting a thorough research on the subject matter and recognized their efforts for the show. He said that Nations that have progressed have preserved their art, culture and history and have made advances in learning based on experience. He said that there was a need to further study the traditional sustainable architecture practices and use this knowledge in practice.
The exhibition comprised of work on strategical analysis of the urban planning of the Gandhara Region and gave a detailed analysis on town planning and restoration of land marks, stupas and monastery. The work entailed documentation of the existing site, the Gandhara Architecture, on ground features, sources available as well as a study of the materials used in the construction process. The exhibits were displayed in the Junaid Zaidi Central Library, CUI-Islamabad Campus for the general public.
Press Release: Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal, Rector COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) called on the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood in his office to discuss cooperation between COMSATS University and the Ministry of Education. Prof. Afzal apprised the minister regarding his recent assumption of charge and issues at CUI which are being addressed on a fast pace.
Mr. Shafqat Mehmood opined that CUI is a national asset and it is his desire to see the institution flourish as well as participate actively in various programs of education as a national think tank. Mr. Shafqat Mehmood lauded the efforts of CUI leadership in consistently promoting quality education and bringing accolades for Pakistan.