University of Peshawar has purchased thirteen Hino buses worth eighty million rupees for providing pick and drop facilities to varsity students residing in Peshawar city and its suburbs. The buses have been purchased from the 100 million grant given by the former government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and was earmarked by ex- chief minister KP Amir Haider Khan Hoti during his visit to UoP.
The consignment is to be delivered to University of Peshawar by December this year by Hino-Pak and would subsequently be entered into the transport pool.
Convener purchase committee and Dean Faculty of Numerical and Physical Sciences Prof. Dr. Gulzar presented the key of buses to Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan in a ceremony at UoP. He was accompanied by registrar Dr. Syed Fazl I Hadi and President PUTA Dr. Jamil Chitrali.
The Vice Chancellor said on the occasion that purchase of buses would solve the students’ transportation problem to a great deal. He added that students of the varsity departments and constituent colleges will get benefit from the facility.
It merits a mention that University of Peshawar is in the process of purchasing Toyota Hiaces from the rest of the amount i.e: around 20 million rupees.
World Mental Health Day Observed at Department of Psychology University of Peshawar
Psychology Department University of Peshawar observed World Mental Health Day by organizing a variety of events. To create awareness about the trauma caused by psychological disorders, and remedies to overcome them, the students of the department visited various UoP admin offices and departments, where they distributed pamphlets and message cards. A one day psychology clinic was set up on the day where free treatment were given to people suffering from mental problems including anxiety, depression and fear phobia etc.
Owing to the prevailing wave of terrorism in KP, one out of every two individual residing here is facing some sought of psychological disorder, said Chairperson Department of Psychology Dr. Erum Irshad while addressing a ceremony on the day. She added that apart from the vulnerable law and order situation, the main cause of mental problems are linked with lack of education, unemployment, cultural disparities and misbalance in the society. Joint family system is another cause of this disorder, as predominantly it has been observed that bread earners are less and those eating them are more, opined Dr. Erum.
She informed that Department of Psychology arranged camp for mental rehabilitation of people injured in the recent Church, Qissa Khwani bazaar and Secretariat bus bomb victims at Lady Reading Hospital. Around hundred patients were treated there and made able to return to normal life, she said.
The Chairperson called for establishment of a traumatic centre at the department for rehabilitation of victims of terrorism. Short courses on Psychological First Aid would soon be launched for the general public in the department, she added.
Source: The Frontier Post