Peshawar University teachers harass girl students
PA told: Teachers harass UoP girl students
Peshawar, April 21: A lawmaker
told the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday that senior teachers of
the University of Peshawar (UoP) were sexually harassing their girl
students and asked the government to take strict against them.
Nighat Orakzai of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q), on a point of order,
said that many parents had complained to the UoP vice-chancellor that
senior teachers and heads of various departments were involved in sexual
harassment of their female students.
She claimed that chairmen of
the departments had been threatening their female students to make
friendship with them so as to get good marks in the exams or face
failure and supplementary examinations.
The parents are worried
about future of their daughters and the government should take serious
action against those teachers who are involved in such immoral acts, the
MPA said and stressed that action was essential as otherwise parents
would stop sending their daughters to universities. She said that it was
the government's responsibility to provide protection to the girl
The mover said that the vice chancellor had received
written complaints, but the university administration was yet to
initiate inquiry against the heads of various departments. Governor
Masood Kausar, who is also chancellor of the public sector universities,
has also been informed about the matter.
The PML-Q MPA suggested
that inquiry committee should be set up and head of the provincial woman
commission should lead the committee.
Minister for Higher
Education Qazi Mohammad Asad assured the House that his department would
look into these complaints and the government would not show leniency
in this regard.
The house, meanwhile, continued debate on the
devolution of Higher Education Commission (HEC) with Jamiat
Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) and Pakistan Peoples Party-Sherpao supporting the
HEC devolution and both PML factions vehemently opposing it.
of the Opposition Akram Khan Durrani said that the HEC had been
ignoring priorities of smaller provinces. He recalled that when he was
chief minister he had offered free land and other incentives for the
establishment of two universities in the province, but the HEC did not
fulfill its commitments.
He said that the provincial government
had provided land for engineering university in Mamo Khattki near
Peshawar and law university in Nowshera district, but work on both
projects could not be started. He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had the
ability to run its own HEC.
Mr Durrani said that people sitting in
Islamabad did not understand problems and issues of the people living
in far-flung areas like Chitral and Tank.
He called for setting up
a commission for promotion of higher education with the consultation of
the opposition and selecting qualified people for the institution. He
said that the HEC had received huge funds for research and higher
education and asked the provincial government to seek details about
Israrullah Khan Gandapur said that political
parties had shown maturity and passed the 18th amendment, but some
circles were trying to bring another amendment to protect the HEC in its
Minister for Population Welfare Salim Khan said
that a certain privileged class was opposing the HEC devolution. He said
that of 10,000 HEC scholarships the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had received
only 80 scholarships.
PML-N parliamentary leader Pir Sabir Shah,
Javed Abbasi, Munawar Khan and Sattar Khan opposed the HEC devolution
and said that the country needed centralised body for the promotion of
higher education and research. Dawn
"I have been hearing about such same stories from all over, now its in media,that is a good thing and also not. But really as a female i felt vulnerable too in university. There are teachers who are using their rights for unjust. They are making fun of teaching profession. Strong actions are required here. This time the names of concerned departments are in media already. now their culprits need to be accused of for their acts. This is shameful as being pakhtoon when such people are embarassing our nation name."
City, Country: peshawar
"i realy appreciated the postive step of mame nighat orakzai.now please i want to take your special attention 2wards a big problem creating with school teacher ,exective of district and other grade 20 officer visit schools and select a young teacher and creat problems for her just to use for sex wishes,now a new young ados are also very feel unsecure from these mens please take it seriouse ,we are very in trouble."
Name: laila khan
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2,853 SETs to be recruited through PSC
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakh-tunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday was told that 2,853 Senior
English Teachers (SETs) would be recruited through the Public Service
Commission (PSC) by the end of June this year.
In response to a
question, Provincial Minister for Schools and Literacy Sardar Hussain
Babak informed the House that about 494 SET Science posts were lying
vacant in different schools of the province since 2004 and would be
filled out through promotion and new recruitment.
The minister said the credit would go to the present government for filling the posts through the Public Service Commission.
claimed that the present government had recruited about 17,000
employees including non-teaching staff in the education department to
not only provide jobs to the educated youth but also improve the
literacy ratio in the province.
lawmaker Mufti Kifayatullah had asked the question during question hour.
Questions relating to schools and elementary education department were
asked on Tuesday.
The provincial assembly was informed that 25
SET Science posts were vacant in Hangu district, 32 in Upper Dir, 26 in
Kohat, 25 in Haripur, 13 in Chitral, 27 in Buner, 16 in Battagram, 21 in
Nowshera, 28 in Swabi, 15 in Lakki Marwat, 17 in Mansehra, 19 in
Kohistan, 30 in Abbottabad, 12 in Swat, 23 in Bannu, 22 in Peshawar
district, 13 in Tank district, 19 in Mardan, 14 in Charsadda, 10 in Dir
Lower, 22 in Shangla and 32 in Dera Ismail Khan.
In reply to
another question, the House was informed that the Education Department
was also running classes in rented buildings in different parts of the
province for which it was spending Rs250.8 million annually. The session
was adjourned till Wednesday morning. The news
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University student abducted
Rawalpindi: A newly-married female student of the University of Arid Agriculture was
abducted last week, police said on Tuesday.
husband of the victim "an MSc student" dropped her at the
university last Thursday for attending an evening class. He came back at
7:30pm to pick her up. But after an hour's wait, the wife did not come
out of the university.
"I sent a message on her cellphone but she
didn't respond. But after sometime she called and said she was going
home in a taxi. But she didn't return," the husband said.
searching for his wife on his own for five days, the husband finally
sought the police's help on Tuesday and lodged an FIR.
suspected that his wife was abducted by her classmate, who belonged to D
G Khan. Police said the missing student was last seen with the
classmate in the university.
Meanwhile a 16-year-old girl, who had
taken poisonous pills, was brought to the District Headquarters (DHQ)
Hospital on Tuesday. Doctors said Gul Zarina, a resident of Doltala
village near Gujar Khan, was in critical condition. Dawn
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Students urged to excel in science & technology
Islamabad: Renowned scientist Dr. Samar Mubarakmand has said that the efficient use of the
abundant coal reserves in Pakistan alone can guarantee solution to the
power woes of the country.
We could easily transform coal into
gas and then into electricity, which would be far cheaper than rental
power, Dr. Samar Mubarakmand expressed these views while delivering a
lecture at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).
Science Society organised the event under its programme Meet the
Scientist and a large number of students and academia attended the
lecture. The esteemed scientist was highly optimistic that the country
would be on the way to progress through using its minerals resources. He
pinpointed that the use of coal would not only ensure smooth power
supply across the country but would also help produce plastic, diesel
Dr Samar was of the view that Pakistan badly needs a
contribution from engineers and scientists to develop and refine the
processes for conversion of coal gas to diesel and separation of copper,
gold, silver and cobalt from ores through efficient means.
Scientists are striving hard to improve the economy by exploiting
tremendous wealth of the country that is embedded in its resources of
coal, copper, gold, chromium and other metals, he said. It is
fortunate for a nation like us to have educated and trained manpower
that could be diverted towards exploration of natural resources, he
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German speech contest held at NUML
Islamabad: A German language speech contest was held at the National University of
Modern Languages (NUML) here on Tuesday, which was participated by 12
students from diploma and certificate programmes of the German Language
Department of the university.
The students delivered speeches on a
variety of topics in German Language. The panel of judges comprised of
Dr. Thomas Ditt, German cultural counsellor, Islamabad, Frau Ursula
Saarbeck, representative DAAD, Islamabad and Julia Prerting,
Research officer, GIZ Islamabad. Usman Ishfaq Ahmed, Aiza Yousuf and Imad Shahsawar were adjudged first, second and third respectively.
Stefan Roken, acting ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany, appreciated the efforts of NUML's German Language Department. The news
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