PU students caught with flood donations
PU students caught over plans to use donations for own use
Lahore, Aug 31: A group of students from the Punjab University, who had collected
donations amounting to Rs 0.5 million for flood victims, have been
busted after they had planned to use the money for personal use.
As many as five students from the Institute of
Communication Studies (ICS) had set up a flood-relief camp after getting
permission from the department administration. They collected almost Rs
0.5 million in donations. However, the authorities and Islami Jamiat
Taliba (IJT) said that the students in question were planning to buy a
new car with the money they had collected in the name of donations.
to sources, just as the students were about to buy a new car, one of
them disclosed the scam and informed a student group of the IJT about
their plans, which led to the capture of Tariq Bashir, a student, and
recovery of Rs 97,000 from his possession.
The IJT information
secretary confirmed that the group had caught one student and recovered
Rs 97,000 from his possession, adding that the ICS administration was
aware of the entire scam being perpetrated by the students.
said they had recovered the scammed money and handed it over to PU ICS
Director Ahsan Akhtar Naz, who asked them to submit the donations to the
Alkhidmat Foundation, a Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) subsidiary working for
social welfare. He said that they did not further inquire the matter as
the ICS administration had decided to handle the issue themselves.
Students Adviser Iftikhar Chaudhry said that although the students of
the varsity were engaged in fund-raising activities, the whole process
was being conducted transparently and was being officially monitored.
PU ICS director said that although the students concerned were from his
department, he could not be held responsible for what they did outside
the department, adding that he would not be holding any inquiry into the
Also, students at the varsity have demanded that the PU
VC ask the ICS director why he had not brought to light the incident and
why had he ordered the IJT to submit the donation to a JI camp, as the
varsity administration should decide where the money goes. Daily times
"hy i am student of medical last year abroad in osh kirgyzctan . i am belonging to flooded effected area.my problem is i have to fly back for kirgyzctan for my last year exams.but i needed money to buy a ticket to save my future..plzzzzzzzzzzzzz anybody help me to arrange ticket which is 55000rupees ..plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz meras akhri saal he aur exams na dene ki waja se meri 6 sal ki mehnat zaya ho jae gi.pls call me **********"
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'PU staff providing guidance to students'
Lahore: The PU Resident Officer-I Prof Javed Sami has said that the
teaching staff deputed at the two main admission stalls both at the Old
and New Campus is working efficiently and diligently for the guidance of
visiting students and their parents for smooth completion of admission
process regarding BA/BSc (4 years programme) and MA/MSc classes.
expressed these views during a surprise visit by the Chairman Admission
Stalls Committee Prof Dr Amin Athar to the New Campus admission stall on
Monday. Advisor Student Affairs Iftikhar Ahmad Chaudhry, Prof Dr Abdul
Ghaffar and Prof Dr Shaukat Ali also accompanied during the visit.
Javed Sami said scores of interested students and their parents are
daily visiting the admission stalls where they are provided
comprehensive guidance and requisite information regarding admission to
2009 vacant seats under BA/BSc programme and 2900 vacant seats available
for MA/MSc classes in various disciplines.
For the first time,
under the directions of VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, a number of
signboards have also been installed at various key points on the campus
so that newcomers do not face any difficulty in visiting various varsity
In addition, shuttle bus service is being run, without any
interruption, after each 15 minutes from Faisal Auditorium to Sheikh
Zayed Islamic Centre for facility of the newcomers.
varsity faculty members and students have greatly commended the
admission and security arrangements made by the present administration
for proper guidance and information of the visiting students and their
parents. Prof Javed Sami further said that the merit lists regarding
admission to BA/BSc (four year programme) and MA/MSc classes will also
be uploaded on the varsity website www.pu.edu.pk so that students coming
from outstation as well as local candidates do not have to take the
trouble of visiting the campus to check their name in merit lists. The nation
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QAMC 'closed' amid protests
Bahawalpur: After about 12 days of continuous students'
agitation, the Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QAMC) was closed down for
an indefinite period on Monday, it is learnt.
sources, the unannounced decision was 'informally' taken by the
administration following fierce student protests during which they
poured glue in the locks of college's rooms, besieged teachers'
residences and locked the main campus gates to prevent the entrance of
staff to various departments and sections of the college. College
hostels have also been closed.
Meanwhile, on Monday students
continued their protest by burning tyres on the campus and raising
slogans against the principal in a rally which marched up to Fawara
They besieged professors' residences so that they could not attend the college.
Principal Syed Ijaz Shah, whose resignation is protesters' main demand
now, could not be contacted for his version of the situation.
PROBE: The judicial inquiry into torture of college students by police continued here on Monday.
Muhammad Islam, the District and Sessions Judge, heading the one-man
tribunal, recorded the evidence of the government officials, including
QAMC students' counsel said that so far about 100
students, including girls, had recorded their statements, in person or
in writing, with the tribunal. He said some 25 more students would
voluntarily record their evidence with the inquiry tribunal. Dawn
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Admission criteria for BS (Hons) finalised
Lahore: The admission criteria for BS (Hons) 4 years programme in 26
government colleges have been finalised by the Punjab Higher Education
Department. The department has made all preparations for opening
admission in BS 4 years from September next.
According to the
criteria likely to be followed, students who will secure 45 per cent
marks or above in the Intermediate examination will only be eligible for
admission. The candidates have to appear in entry test and interview
The candidate must have age 22 years or less than
that. The principals could grant age relaxation with the approval of
vice chancellors for one year to male and two years to female candidates
in special cases.
The percentage of aggregate marks and marks
obtained in the relevant subject in which a student applies for
admission and marks in the college admission test and interview will
form the merit for admission.
Only sixty students will be accepted
on merit basis in a discipline of BS 4 Years Science and Arts. If a
student has not studied the subject in which he/she desires to take
admission, the percentage of that subject in which applied will be
omitted lowering the weight-age in the competition.
The merit will be
strictly followed in the admission which centers round the overall
marks, the marks in the relevant subject in Intermediate and the test
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Prof Asad appointed as pro-VC KEMU
Lahore: The Punjab government on Monday transferred and posted four
officers, including one, who has been repatriated to Islamabad. Prof
Asad Aslam Khan has been appointed as pro-Vice-Chancellor King Edward
The services of Captain (r) Mian Adil Iqbal,
Officer on Special Duty with the Services & General Administration
Department have been repatriated, to Establishment Division, Government
of the Pakistan, for further orders. He has been also relieved of his
duties in Government of the Punjab forthwith.
(Human Resource Management) Bahawalnagar Shaikh Aziz Ali has been
transferred and his services have been placed at the disposal of
Director General Anti-Corruption Establishment Punjab for further
adjustment. DDO (Revenue) Haroonabad Ashfaq Ahmad Khan has been
transferred and his services have been placed at the disposal of DG ACE
Punjab for further adjustment.
District & Session Judge/Presiding
Officer, District Consumer Court, Gujranwalla, Mazhar Hussain Chaudhry
has been allowed to hold the additional charge of the post of Presiding
Officer, District Consumer Court, Faisalabad, during the leave period of
Ijaz Ahmad Buttar, who has been granted 20-days ex-Pakistan leave with
effect from 27.08.210 to 15.09.2010 for performance of Umra, and to
visit Germany, under the Revised Leave Rules, 1981. The nation
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Schools to mark flood relief week
Lahore: The Punjab in-charge minister for education has
announced that the first week after summer vacation in educational
institutions will be spent for the collection of relief items and
edibles for the flood-hit.
Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman said
the students were playing an active role in the relief and
rehabilitation of the flood-affected people.
The minister was
speaking at a function held in connection with dispatch of relief items
for the calamity-hit people of Rajanpur, arranged by Educational Welfare
Association (EWA) for private schools on Monday.
efforts of the higher education department and Youth Commission, the
minister said, the first consignment of 13 truckloads of relief items
worth Rs5.425 million had been sent to the calamity-hit areas. He said
five trucks of relief items were being sent by the EWA. He said relief
activities would accelerate after the reopening of schools at the end of
The minister said it was a matter of
satisfaction that students of private schools belonging to lower-middle
class had collected one kilogram ration each and sent five truckloads of
relief items for the calamity-hit people that vividly reflect their
MNA Saad Rafiqe said a survey had been
started for the assessment of losses in the affected areas and students
would also be taken on board in the exercise and rehabilitation process.
He said about 3,000 students would perform various duties in the
affected areas under this programme.
Moreover, he said,
interest-free loan of Rs5 million would be given to the flood-affected
with the cooperation of Akhuwat Foundation and Khwaja Rafique Shaheed
Foundation for the provision of employment opportunities to the affected
MPA Muhammad Yasin Sohal and office-bearers of the association also spoke on the occasion. Dawn
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