Saving the Sinking Ship, Former President Returns

After heavy opposition by the student body, against laying off employees at TIP just before EID UL AZHA. Tariq Ikram has resigned, giving security reasons that he won’t be able to attend office.

At this point when TIP is facing extreme crisis Dr Zubair Bandukda has stepped in again and joined TIP. Yet nobody knows, what his plans are but it seems like he is already in action. He’s been meeting every single student individually, to discuss and ask their opinions on how to make things better at TIP and also had a meeting with the alumni at city campus today.

A recent report by ‘The Express Tribune’ has all in it explaining the current situation. Textile Institute Brings Back Former President

Technical Textile Research at TRIC

Textile Research and Innovation Centre worked on a collaborative project with National Foods to develop a technical fabric solution to reduce contamination of aflatoxin produced during the drying of red chilli in interior Sindh. A recent article by National Foods’ staff highlights some of the outcomes from this work.

Better late than never

Back in the day when I used to be an ambitious senior at the Textile Institute of Pakistan a bunch students thought they could go to Sri Lanka for the Textile Institute World Conference in Colombo. Here’s their story!
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This post is going to be one of my first ones after almost of five years of break or so… and Abid Omar surely deserves to have the credit to bring me back to this forum which he started online back in 2003 summers, and i happen to be the president of the TISF at that time. Anyways, coming back to the subject of my post, as you all may be aware of the importance of Cotton in today’s textile value chain, i wish to bring to you the commercial side of this fiber trade so that you can comprehend the various market reports on cotton that come to you from various sources as i also plan to share the ones that i send on the TIP alumni mailing group. Continue reading “Cotton”

So you have it all figured out?

It’s almost three months since I came to Australia in the pursuit of higher studies from the ANU. When I left Pakistan I thought I had it all figured out but…

8 months back my parents, relatives and friends all had me going about meeting people who are currently living or studying in Australia just so that I could get an insight as to how different the environment is and how to go about adjusting in a totally unfamiliar place. I had met with quite a few people and heard their experiences but these were people who had actually survived the trials, these were all stories of success. There are quite a handful of students who aren’t able to continue with their studies for perhaps one reason or another but the main reason is why they aren’t able to is because they simply don’t have a plan to begin with. At times its just the fascination of the thought that you actually have the opportunity of experiencing something extraordinary that has you fueled for the journey but halfway through you find yourself short of the stuff that had you up and running. The people who already have been through this (success stories) are just too well oiled a part of the system that at times they just communicate their experiences as it were just a walk in the park. I do not blame them because things just tend to get easier as time passes on. You start to figure out things but what about the initial phase? Continue reading “So you have it all figured out?”