Medical students protest against UHS
PGMI students stage demo against UHS
Lahore, Aug 24: Medical students of the Postgraduate
Medical Institute (PGMI), Lahore, from all the four provinces and Nepal
held a protest demonstration in front of the Punjab Assembly on Monday
against the University of Health Sciences (UHS) for 'terminating' the
Masters of Surgery (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Masters of Dental
Surgery (MDS) programmes.
The students were carrying banners and
placards inscribed with their demands. They were chanting slogans
against the UHS administration for terminating the medical and dental
Addressing the protesting students, Students Action
Commission President Dr Imran Bajwa lambasted the UHS authorities for
anti-medical education policies in order to gradually finish medical
education in the country. "The UHS decision to terminate MS, MD and MDS
programmes is an attempt to encourage brain-drain from the country," he
The students urged Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to
take notice of this anomaly and give exemplary punishment to the
authorities of UHS for 'terminating' the medical and dental courses,
which were being taught for over a century.
Meanwhile, in a press
statement issued on Monday, the UHS spokesman reiterated that the
university has neither terminated any academic programme nor there in
any proposal to do away with age-old Masters of Surgery (MS), Doctor of
Medicine (MD) and Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) programmes. The notion
given by some people in this regard is absolutely wrong and baseless.
said that MD, MS and MDS programmes were designed for professionals who
intended to pursue clinical practice and wanted to develop research
skills in related areas. The UHS has received some proposals from some
senior professors to change the admission criteria in order to
revitalise these programmes. However, these proposals are yet to be
discussed and approved by relevant statutory bodies of the university.
The UHS has no intention, whatsoever, to terminate any of its
programmes. However, efforts to reform the curricula and admission
procedures will continue. The news
"mein ne uhs ki site per dekha k test 14 october ko rakh ia gaya hai.ye to hamare sath nainsafi hai.humein itna time nahi mila to dosre students ko kyun itna time de ker test le rahe hain.hamein seat dein.meri aggregate 77% hai.ager seats ziada hain to pehle un logon ko dein jinhoon ne kam time mein 20 july 2010 ko test diyaa.aap naey students kisliye laa rahey hain.mr chief minister shehbaz shareef plzz hamein bhi insaaf dein.pehle hamein seat dein phir kisi our ko.un ko to tayari ka time mil gaya hamein itna time kyun nahi mila.hum bhi is k khilaaf awaaz uthaein gey."
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QAMC students block two roads
Bahawalpur: Students of the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QAMC)
continued their protest against the principal for the fourth consecutive
day on Monday as the outdoor patients department (OPD) of the Bahawal
Victoria Hospital was kept locked for the third day running.
Scores of girls were among the protesting students who forcibly drove
out on-duty doctors and patients from the OPD before locking it.
After taking a round of the QAMC campus, students reached the OPD from
where they brought out a rally. Holding two effigies of principal Prof
Dr Ijaz Husain Shah, they came out of the campus, staged a sit-in on
Circular Road and blocked traffic. The sit-in and road blockade
continued till 9pm.
The protesting students also raised slogans
against the principal and demanded his resignation besides release of
their detained fellows. They were determined that their protest would
continue till the acceptance of their demands.
No police official turned up at the scene, and it looked as if the city was at the mercy of protesters.
The protesters put up tents on two roads and encamped in them. The
whole-day blockade of Circular and Bund roads created a gridlock as no
traffic police official dare to come there for fear of court's
explanation and any possible action. Dawn
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CJP seeks report over torture of female QAMC students
Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar
Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday directed the Punjab provincial police
officer (PPO) to submit a report on August 26 regarding the use of force
on female students of Quaid-e-Azam Medical College (QAMC), Bahawalpur.
The CJP took suo motu notice of the matter on news reports of a police
crackdown on female students of QAMC on August 21.
It was also reported
that male police officials baton-charged female students of the college
when they were peacefully protesting outside Victoria Hospital,
Bahawalpur, for their demands. Police had launched a crackdown on the
female students protesting for their demands, including the withdrawal
of an unprecedented increase of up to Rs 50,000 per year in fee and
power outages at the college. The police tortured several students, both
male and female, and arrested scores of others. Daily times
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300 teachers without pay for three months
Lahore: Around 300 teachers of the Literacy and
Non-Formal Basic Education Department serving in district Lahore have
been facing financial problems owing to non-payment of their salaries
for three months.
Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Department
officials said the subject related to award of salaries now rested with
respective district government.
Literacy and Non-Formal Basic
Education Department Secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, when contacted,
expressed ignorance about the issue.
However after getting details
from EDO, Literacy, Lahore, he confirmed the issue and said the district
government was responsible for award of the salaries.
District Coordination Officer Sajjad Bhutta was also unaware of plight of the teachers.
However after collecting details from his sources he also confirmed the issue.
said it was a development project while head of account was not changed
yet to the extent of salaries owing to which the salaries could not be
paid. District Coordination Officer Sajjad Bhutta, however, said the
issue would be resolved by Tuesday (today).
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Young teachers asked to raise competency
Lahore: University of Veterinary and Animal
Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz has urged the
young teachers to enhance their professional competency, explore
teaching skills and act as role model for the society.
inauguration of a 5-day teacher training course "Professional Competency
Enhancement Programme for Teachers (PCEPT) Part-I" at varsity's seminar
room on Monday, he said that PCEPT would be valuable for teachers
especially the newly-appointed teachers, adding the course was aimed to
train young teachers on aspects ranging from personality development to
administration and execution of professional responsibilities.
course has been organised by the UVAS Centre for Educational Policy and
Administration (CEPA) in collaboration with varsity's Quality
Enhancement Cell (QEC). The training course comprise 10 sessions to be
carried out by resource personnel from different institutes including
UVAS, Government College University, University of Education, Lahore and
Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore.
participants from various varsities were attending the course.
Meanwhile, a press statement said the Punjab Irrigation department has
allocated water supply for 56 hours for UVAS Patoki Ravi Campus land.
UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz had requested the Punjab
government for the purpose of irrigating the land. Patoki Ravi Campus,
which would be used for animal fodder cultivation. The news
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