Sunday, May 26, 2013

Prof Noman Ahmed’s lecture presentation touches key issues of Karachi

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Prof Dr Noman Ahmed, Founder Chairman, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, touched upon the various segments during his comprehensive lecture presentation on the planning issues of Karachi at the Auditorium of the Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP), Karachi Centre, on May 25.

The nearly one-hour lecture, which was lively as well as informative, was followed by an inter-active session in which Prof Dr Noman Ahmed was asked to explain the finer points relating to the issues of Karachi.

His lecture was punctuated with relevant maps and a few sensational images, like the ones shot in the slum areas, which kept the interest of the audience alive throughout the presentation and the extended question-answer session reflected the involvement of the IEP members until the very end.

Prof Dr Noman Ahmed, with the help of charts, showed how the city had expanded in all directions during the last couple of centuries in particular. He described Karachi as a relatively young city in comparison to the cities like Lahore and Multan, having very old history.

He shared his view on the various development plans prepared for the city over the years. He expressed his concern over the transport problems in particular, hoping that it will be resolved in the near future.

Malik Zaheer-ul-Islam, having headed the city government’s Karachi Mass Transit Cell, who was present in the audience, also took some questions relating to the transportation problems in the city.

Engr Farhat Adil, President, IEP, Karachi Centre, in his brief remarks, commended Prof Dr Noman Ahmed for coming up with a very impressive presentation on the subject of planning in Karachi.

SSUET students develop Advance Wi-Fi Micro Controller System

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The  Electronics Engineering department students of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology  (SSUET), Karachi, have developed, what they described,  ‘Wi-Fi Micro Controller System’ through which short circuit and cable burst problems can be monitor and manage the process of data transfer.

They believed that the Wi-Fi MCS communication system would make communication system more speedy and effective and help increase the industrial productivity.

The project has been developed a group of students comprising Abdul Wahab, Muhammad Bilal, Raza Irfan, Talha Iqbal, Usman Khan, Aulqadar Irfan under the supervision of Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui and Engr Shah Zaib Siddiqui with an almost negligible investment.

According to group leader the project was brought on surface with joint application of both Hardware and Software and  with the help of Visual Basic, Wi-Fi Module and Access Point, Temperature sensor, SPDT rilay, LDR as Flame Detector, For display their will be a LCD, RI sensor, DC motor void wall.

The group was of the view that Cable Burst and Short Circuit can cause a great damage to any company but this project will help overcome a potential loss while Data Transfer process from one place to another, would be easier and swift and  end the expenses for treating  scattered data storage.

“Our system monitors all equipment and cable operations continuously”, the project members said and pointed out that main reason for making this project was to make Wireless Industrial Management System so that industrial operation is made effective.

They hoped to get the cooperation of industrial sector for commercial development of this project which can prove less complicated as compared to other systems in vogue. They said that application of this system would help improve the industrial productivity.