Quaid-i-Azam Uni plagiarism | Agriculture Uni students week
Student moves IHC against professor's act of plagiarism
Islamabad, April 15: A student of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has moved the
Islamabad High Court seeking justice against his professor who published his
research article by his own name in a journal, Regional Studies.
Iqbal Cheema, former chairman, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies,
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Meritorious Professor at QAU, Abdul
Barkat, Institute of Regional Studies Chief Editor, Institute of Regional
Studies, Controller Examination, QAU and Director General Investigation, Federal
Investigation Agency were made respondents in the petition.
Muhammad Masood Akbar, student of M. Phil at the Department of Defence and
Strategic Studies (DSS), QAU, has alleged in the petition that his
professor, Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema, has managed to publish a research artical
as his own in a journal of IRS, which was actually written by him. The student
alleged he has been subjected to humiliation and suffered financial loss at
the hands of respondents due to this great injustice. However, Dr Cheema has
denied the charges levelled against him. As per the course requirements, the
student was supposed to write a seminar paper on the topic of his own choice
and interest so he wrote a seminar paper titled "Indo-Pak Strategic Culture" and
submitted to the concerned teacher Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema in June 2008.
efforts of student, Dr Cheema extended co-authorship on the basis that he would
turn it into a good article to the level of publication. But he sent the
paper to the Institute of Regional Studies for publication without any
improvement and the article appeared in the journal of IRS with the sole name of
Dr Cheema," he added.
The student has alleged that the professor cheated
him with the collaboration of IRS so he sent notice to the institute for
inquiry but no action has been in this regard. Dr Cheema also got a stay order
from the civil court that the Anti Plagiarism and Fairness Committee
constituted by the department cannot proceed to probe the issue. Besides,
the student has submitted applications to controller examination and vice
chancellor to issue the attested copy of seminar paper fearing that the copy
might be removed by the examination staff on the saying of Dr Cheema but he
was subjected to humiliation by the administration.
The student was of the
view that the professor had committed an offence U/S 66-A of Intellectual
Property Rights Act so he submitted an application to the DG, FIA for
lodging the FIR but the matter is pending.
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Students vent talent through creative art
Rawalpindi: Students Week of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
(PMAS-AAUR) Rawalpindi was commenced here at the university premises on
Tuesday with an objective to create healthy literary activities among the
Different competitions, including software programming, video
games, film documentary and photography, poster, flower arrangement, essay
and story writing, Punjabi debate, sports (boys & girls), drama, arfana
kalam, art exhibition and inter-universities level Qirat, Naat, bilingual
declamation and solo performance (drama) will be held during Students'
The first day of the event commenced with software programming
competition, in which 12 students participated from different departments of
the university. The purpose of the competition was to improve the programming
skills, logical thinking and presenting skills of the students.
judges of the competition were Zia-ul-Haq Farani, Nadeem Malik and Muhammad
Altaf. According to the judgment as per criterion, the winners for the
software competition were Muhammad Shahzad 1st and Haseeb 2nd. Dr
Rauf-i-Azam, Director University Institute of Information Technology (UIIT) was
the chief guest.
Addressing on the occasion, he said that extra-curricular
activities play a pivotal role in enhancing the physical and mental
capabilities of the students, adding that students, by involving themselves in
such activities, improve their skills and also expose themselves to an
opportunity of interaction with each other in a more affable manner.
competition of the day was art exhibition, in which 14 students participated
Shumalia Noreen (Student of Veterinary Sciences) secured 1st and Sidra Kiran
(Student of Women Division) secured 2nd position. In exhibition glass
paintings, jewellery boxes, gift boxes, hand made cards, dry leaf cards,
traditional handicrafts, fabrics paintings, calligraphic work, cartoon,
sculptures, abstract art, posters and coin collection were displayed by the
Dr Azra Khannum, Director, Women Division was the chief guest on
the occasion. She appreciated the efforts of the students and hoped that the
fertile minds of the young artistic would produce new items and techniques. She
said such type of competition encourage the amateur artistic to further
develop their artistic skills and imagination. The third event of the
Students' Week was video games competition with an aim to provide leisure and
increase mind ability of the students. It was a competition among
faculties on the virtual ground. In the competition, Saad Serfraz (Student of
Agriculture BSc Hons) stood 1st and Hamza Shahbaz (Student of Veterinary
Faculty) stood 2nd. The Nation
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HEC Men's Table Tennis Faisalabad Agri Varsity off to a flying start
Peshawar: Agriculture University Faisalabad off to
flying start in the Higher Education Commission All-Pakistan Inter-University
Men Table Tennis Championship, which got under way here at University Gymnasium
on Tuesday. Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Professor Dr. Azmat Hayat was
the chief guest on this occasion and formally inaugurated the Championship.
Organizing Secretary Bahre Karam, Controller Examination University of Peshawar
Iftikhar Hussain Khan, team officials and players were also present. Speaking on
this occasion after declaring the event open, the VC appreciated the
participating teams for taking part in healthy activities. He assured the
players for providing all facilities to the players according to international
standard. He said that the UoP is updating all its facilities like equipments
and other infrastructure, currently available in the Campus. He said work on the
updating of existing facilities besides constructing new facilities like
international standard squash complex, swimming pool, construction of pavilions
alongside the grounds.
The UoP is very keen in providing the best available
facilities to its students and students of other Universities of the country
when they come for any event under the supervision of HEC. The VC said that
organizing any sports activities mean we are working for developing a healthy
nation. Sports can develop healthy mind and healthy physic as health mind reside
in healthy body, he remarked. Earlier, in the opening match Agriculture
University Faisalabad defeated University of Sindh Jamshoro in straight sets.
Ali Waqas, H.H. Zeeshan Asad and Ahmad Dawad of Agri Faisalabad defeated Ali
Ahmad, Zain and Asif of Sindh Jamshoro in straight sets.
In the other three
matches Agriculture University Peshawar defeated University of Engineering and
Technology by 3-0. Razaullah, Saif Khan and Alamgir defeated Umer Hussain, Usman
and Imran in straight sets. Azad Jammu and Kashir University team defeated
Comsats University Islamabad by 3-2. Umair, Waqar and Ghulam secured victories
for AJK against Uzair, Faisal and Jehanzeb but Sajid Ali, Sheraz failed to click
against Comsats University players, thus winning the match by 3-2. In the last
match LUMS Lahore team comprising Khawjah Ali, Ahmad and Zain-ul-Abidin beat
Zafar, Saqib Arshad and Suleman in straight sets. App
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