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Music department of Sindh University closure

Students protest 'dept's closure'
Hyderabad, Apr 14: Students of the music department of Sindh University and those associated with JEAMIST ideological committee held a demonstration and staged a sit-in at the zero-point on Tuesday in protest against the alleged closure of the department.

Demanding removal of in-charge of the department Mohammad Qasim Maka, they raised slogans against the university administration and did not allow the point buses to leave the university.

Police and university officials tried to persuade the protesting students to disperse but failed. Police attempt to take the point buses out of the campus led to an exchange of hot words between police and the protesting students.

Police also resorted to baton-charge the protesters, leaving students including Ms Azadi Joyo and Ms Sindhu Memon slightly injured. Mashooq Qambrani, Kashif Soomro and Raza Nohani were detained by police.

Later, students of all groups of the JSSF staged a demonstration at the main gate of the hostels and outside the vice-chancellor house.

Police and Rangers were called to control the situation.

JSSF leaders Imtiaz Panhwar, Ahsan Wagan, Raja Qureshi and others criticised the university administration and said that neither books nor furniture were available in the hostels while the point buses had broken down.

They condemned police excesses against the protesting students. Dawn

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AIOU 'Book Day' walk on 17th
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will organise a walk to mark 'World Book & Copyright Day' and promote reading habit as well as publishing and protection of intellectual property through copyright on April 17.

The walk will be led by Chairman Department of Agricultural Sciences Prof Dr Noshad Khan, said a news release issued here Tuesday.

The aim of celebrating the Book Day is to encourage the teaching staff and students to appreciate the value of book reading and inform them about the various sources of books and other informative material.

The University library will display the latest additions of books in its main lobby while the AIOU faculty members, staff, school children and booksellers will participate in the walk.

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Second national workshop on nutraceutical food
Karachi: Vice-Chancellor (VC), University of Karachi (KU), Prof. Pirzada Qasim has stressed that full cooperation between the academia and industry was indispensable to allow the highly qualified professionals from the university enter their respective fields of expertise and increase the quality of the industrial production.

Prof. Qasim advanced his idea about the collaboration between the academia and industry while addressing the participants at the inaugural session of the Second National Workshop on Nutraceutical Foods at the university on Tuesday. The VC also launched the 'Salad' a magazine dedicated to the Food Sciences.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Coordinator General of COMSTECH advised the students and teachers to understand and use the wonders of science to help Pakistan emerge as the highly developed nation. Dr Iqbal Chaudhary also spoke. The news

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