Skillful plagiarism by many educationist
FBISE Chairperson involved in plagiarism
Islamabad, Aug 08: Minister of Professional and Technical
Training (PTT) Sheikh Waqas Akram was shocked, when during a meeting of
National Assembly Standing Committee, evidence was showed to him that
his ministry's ancillary department's chairperson was involved in
On the other hand, chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr
Javed Leghari also confirmed that Federal Board of Intermediate and
Secondary Education (FBISE) Chairperson Dr Shaheen Khan was involved in
plagiarism and HEC has withdrawn her recognition of PhD degree.
Sheikh Waqas Akram assured the committee chairman Sheikh Rohail Asghar that he will look into it and submit a report in the next
meeting, an eye witness said.
Meeting of the standing committee was held at Parliament House in
which parliament members Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani, Surriya Asghar, Qudsia
Arshad, Tasneem Siddiqui, Sheikh Salahuddin, Sufyan Yousaf, Noorul Haq
Qadri and others participated.
According to documents available with Dawn in 2010, Shaheen Khan's
case in the light of plagiarism policy was sent to the department of
Political Science, University of Karachi. As per policy, the case was to
be concluded within 90 days, but even after a year, the university did
Therefore, HEC's committee on plagiarism (PSC) took up the case. The
meeting of the PSC was held on October 26, 2011; and was participated by
Prof Iqrar Ahmed Khan (Chairman University of Agriculture, Faisalabad),
Prof Shariful Mujahid (Karachi University), Prof Tahir Amin
(Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad), Director-General Quality Assurance
(QA) HEC Zia Batool and Deputy Director QA Muneer Ahmed.
After discussion, members of the committee reached a conclusion that
it was a blatant case of plagiarism and Ms Khan had copied her thesis
from the ECO guidebook, which was against the research ethics and
violation of rules of HEC. Due to which HEC decided to withdraw the PhD
degree awarded to Ms Khan.
Member of the standing committee and leader of Pakistan Muslim
League-N Naseem Siddiqui said that Shaheen Khan was
involved in plagiarism but still she is chairperson of FBISE under which
hundreds of thousands of students take part in exams and they are
advised not to be involved in plagiarism.
"Shaheen was also involved in corruption due to which she remained
suspended for three years but later she was appointed as chairperson
FBISE. After completion of three years, tenure of deputation was
extended for another two years," she said.
"Being chairperson of FBISE, Shaheen Khan transferred all funds from
National Bank to Silk Bank. Besides, she also spent Rs950 million on
employees, in a non-registered housing society," Naseem alleged.
Shaheen Khan said that Naseem Siddiqui was jealous of her position and was trying to defame her.
"I have solved all the issues of FBISE and if anyone has any
complaint against me, he should contact the court. I will prove myself
innocent," she said.
HEC Chairman Dr Javed Leghari said according to the policy of HEC, in
case of any complaint regarding plagiarism, if a university does not
reply within 90 days, the case is closed and considered correct.
The committee's chairman, Sheikh Rohail Asghar, said he received the
evidence which he handed over to the relevant minister for inquiry.
Earlier, while talking to the committee members, Dr Leghari said
there are only six countries in the world, who spend less than Pakistan
on education. The government has stopped the funds for education due to
which universities have no choice but to borrow. Dawn
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Punjab government introduces 'Green Cards' scheme for students
Lahore: The Punjab government has introduced 'Green Cards' for all male and female students
for subsidised travel in compressed natural gas (CNG) buses throughout
the province, including twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has fixed Rs10 fare for students.
and girls studying in both government and private academic institutions
could get forms from the Punjab government website for getting 'Green
Cards'. The Punjab government would launch a separate website for this
purpose in a couple of days.
District Regional Transport
Authority (DRTA) Secretary Syed Asad Raza Kazmi said that
they would issue 'Green Cards' for providing subsidised travel to
students for Rs10. He said that initially students could get the
facility only in CNG buses. "We are negotiating with different transport
companies to ply more than 100 CNG buses on different routes of twin
cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad," he said.
He said that
16 CNG buses were already plying between Raja Bazaar and Gujar Khan.
"Commuters will see CNG buses on different routes soon, including Chungi
No. 22-Markaz G-9, Saddar-Pakistan Secretariat, Raja Bazaar-Barri Imam
Shrine and Golra-Soan," he said.
Students of government and private educational institutions lauded the
Punjab government's move and said that they were facing financial burden
due to high transport fares.
Shah Nawaz Khan, a second
year student, said that they get Rs60-80 or sometimes Rs100 every day
from parents. "Half of this money is spent on transport fares because
fares are very high," he said. He appreciated the 'Green Card' scheme
for students in which poor students could get maximum relief in
transport fares. The news
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UoG declares BA, BSc results
Gujrat: The University of Gujrat (UoG) has declared
BA, BSc and BCom results of annual 2012 examinations. All top positions
were fetched by women candidates.
In BSc, Aqsa Noureen of Ibn-e-Imam College of Jalalpur Jattan stood
first with 678 marks followed by Beenish Khadim of Peace College of
Rawalpindi second with 630 marks and Aisha Ashraf of Fatima Jinnah
College third with 625 marks. Overall 57.24 per cent of the candidates
In BA, Sidra Rafeeq topped the UoG with 606 marks, whereas Muqadas
Zaka stood second with 590 marks and Farzan Kausar stood third with 589
marks. Up to 40.38 per cent of the candidates passed.
In BCom, Tehreem Anees of the Indus College of Commerce, Rawalpindi,
topped the UoG obtaining 1,147 marks followed by Aisha Siddiq of the
Indus College of Commerce, Rawalpindi, and Javairia Rasheed of
Ibn-i-Imam Science College, Jalalpur Jattan, stood second and third.
Up to 27.29 per cent of the candidates passed.
The result can also be viewed at UOG website (uog.edu.pk).
Last date for submission of supplementary forms can be submitted by August 17. Dawn
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