KU terrorists' presence & postponed papers
Blast shows terrorists' presence in KU: VC
Karachi, Dec 31: Vice Chancellor Karachi University (KU) Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim
Raza Siddiqui has clarified that the educationists, dealing with
disciplinary issues, are not skilled to handle terrorists and their
brutal activities, while the bomb blast incident at the campus was
committed by terrorists.
bomb blast incident, KU has beefed up the security in the campus, while a
large number of Rangers has been deployed on different spots of KU; the
time has come when teachers of public universities, especially Karachi
University, are required to come forward to be united at one platform
against those fanatics who are about to destabilise the academic
atmosphere in the public universities on fanatic and sectarian grounds,
he said on Thursday.
said that the bomb blast incident in the Zohrain Prayer at the campus
is really disgusting for every human being in the country, which shows
the presence of the terrorists in the campus. Fanaticism is not specific
for the KU merely, it is similar problem for other public universities
in the country, he said and added that terrorism can not be handled in
the academia with the available resources. He said, "Teachers usually
deal with disciplinary issues but the KU bomb blast was the purely
terrorists' activity, which is the point of concern not only for
authorities concerned but also for every Pakistani. All KU officials,
teachers, employees and students are required to play their due role to
protect the largest university of Pakistan. Lack of sympathy among the
teachers and employees for others has become another dilemma in the
country after poverty, ignorance, lawlessness etc. Unfortunately, our
teachers have confined themselves; sense of participation is being
vanished in the academia."
incident shows total failure of Pakistan Rangers, deployed at the
campus. The bomb-blast-incident took place in the presence of Rangers.
Prof Pirzada said that the administration was taking all steps for the
restoration of peace in the campus. Proper security is one of the prime
issues for the varsity, he said and added that the imposition of proper
security system would be the first step towards the solutions of all
On the other hand, members of
Imamia Students' Organisation (ISO), whose six members suffered serious
injuries in the blast, have observed the second day of mourning
peacefully. It is also pertinent to mention here that members of ISO had
declared USA and Israel responsible for this incident, and held anti
American and Israel rallies in the campus.
Meanwhile, Bioinformatics and Proteomics are two most important disciplines that have emerged in post-genomic era.
deals with utilisation of computational tools to understand biological
phenomenon while proteomics represent large-scale characterization of
all protein components at a defined state.
studying these two significant areas, it is very difficult to diagnose,
cure and control various diseases. These views were expressed by the KU
Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Dean Faculty of
Science Prof Dr Darakhshan Haleem and Director of the National Centre
for Proteomics Prof Dr Shamshad Zareena at the concluding ceremony of
the workshop titled "Bioinformatics and Proteomics" organized by
National Centre for Proteomics, Karachi University on December 30, 2010.
The current workshop on Bioinformatics
and Proteomics is third in series that has been organized by National
Centre for Proteomics, since last one and a half year.
19 registered delegates from Dow International University of health
Sciences, and different departments of University of Karachi including
biotechnology, botany, microbiology and biochemistry participated in the
While introducing the workshop,
Dr Shamshad Zareena told that the focus of the workshop revolved around
utilising computational tools to understand protein structure-function
She added that a complete
session of the workshop was also dedicated to explain Bioinformatics
resources used in proteomic research.
of the workshop learned various tools and software and performed
hands-on-training session using these tools. Some of the topics that
were covered during this workshop include databases, sequence analysis,
structure prediction, Linux, docking, Molecular Dynamic Simulation,
Quantum mechanical simulation and Proteomic Software for 2Dimentional
electrophoresis and Mass Spectrometric analysis. Dr Shahana appreciated
the efforts made by the institute in organising such an interactive
sessions, irrespective of the financial constraints. Dr Sikandar Azam,
the key resource person of the workshop also spoke on the occasion. In
the end, certificates were distributed among the candidates. The nation
"mujhay yeh maloom krna hai k B.COM part 1 k exams kb sy start hongay? plz date sheet bata dain."
Name: talat zehra
City, Country: karachi,Pakistan
"EXAMINATION DATE SHEET OF B.COM PART 1 REVISED."
City, Country:KARACHI, PAKISTAN
"Mujhey ye malom karna hai ky B.A part 2 kay 22 Dec ko jo paper cancel hua tha us ki datesheet bata den"
Name: faiza mehmood
"ASSALAM-O-ALEKUM SIR PLZ TELL ME K AJ PAPER HAI YA NAHI B.A PART ONE KA PLZ"
Name: shahzeen zehra
"I cant see any where on KU websites revised schedule of examination 2010 of BA part II. Please send me new dates of Pakistan Studied and Urdu which was scheduled on 20th December 2010 and 22nd December 2010 respectively."
City, Country:Karachi, Pakistan
"mujhay yeh maloom krna hai k B.A part 1 kA JO PAPER ILAMAIT KO HONA THA 20 DEC KO WO KAB HOGA bata dain."
Name: ASIM AFQ
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KU organises youth leadership, professional uplift training
Karachi: University of Karachi (KU), in collaboration with Young Social
Reformers (YSR), organised a three-day training session from Thursday.
An official of the institution said that it was initiated under the
'Youth Leadership and Professional Development Training Programme'. He
said that this is a unique learning opportunity, which will bring closer
the youth of rural and urban areas. KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada
Qasim Raza Siddiqui performed the inauguration ceremony. Speaking on the
occasion, he said, the YSR is a group of those dynamic individuals who
work tirelessly for the betterment of their homeland and keep struggling
with a positive stance. The project is supported by US Consulate
General Karachi, Karachi Medical and Dental College, City Institute of
Image Management (CIMS) and PAK-US Alumni Association. app
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KU announces new dates for postponed papers
Karachi: The Controller of Examinations University of Karachi (KU) has announced the
schedule of the postponed papers of B.Sc (Part I and II), BA (Part I
and II) and MBBS 2nd professional annual examination as follows:
papers of Botany-II and Mathematics of B.Sc (Part I and II) which were
earlier scheduled on December 28 will now be held on February 4, 2011
while Botany-III and Statistics-III scheduled on December 29 will now be
held on February 7, 2011. The papers of Mathematics-I and Braille-I of
BA both parts (Regular and External) which were earlier scheduled on
December 28 will now be held on February 4, 2011, while papers of
Statistics-III and Psychology-II scheduled on December 29 will be held
on February 7, 2011.
The Pharmacology paper of MBBS 2nd professional which was earlier scheduled on December 28 will now be held on January 3, 2011.
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Strike not to affect KU exams
Karachi: After days of chaos and uncertainty, examinations at the University of
Karachi (KU) were held amid tight security on Thursday, though students
still seemed frightened as they left the campus immediately after
finishing their papers.
Registrar Prof Kaleem Raza Khan said that today's examinations would also be held according to schedule
despite a countrywide strike call given by religious groups against the
proposed amendments to the blasphemy law. "We have not postponed the
examinations. We are already behind the schedule," he elaborated.
final-year student of Pharmacy, Amina Mujeeb, who had come to the
university with fever to appear in the examinations, said: "I have come
because I do not want to miss my papers. I had to take the paper of
Quality Control on Wednesday but it was cancelled. I have a job offer
from the Aga Khan Hospital but the delay seems to put that eventuality
Wishing anonymity, a senior professor at the
Department of Political Science, criticised the KU administration for
its failure to perform its responsibilities. "It is very painful and
embarrassing that the administration announces closure of the university
and then cancels the notification, only to be issued again. It is the
worst case of bad governance," he claimed.
Controller of Examinations, Board of Intermediate Education announced
postponement of today's papers "owing to the prevalent situation". The
postponed paper will now be held on January 21.
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Education dept needs to put house in order
Karachi: A democratic government has been in office for the last three years, but
the education department does not have any worthwhile achievement to
show to the people, or even to save it for the next elections.
make things worse, the Transparency-International Pakistan has now
placed the department in the league of the most corrupt departments of
the country. Not a very good title for a department on whose performance
so much, and so many, depend, from a child to a grown up.
down to the nitty-gritty and putting the education department's
performance under a microscope reveals many things. Four education
secretaries have come and gone so far in the province in the last one
year. That's less than a year for each secretary at an average in the
life of the present government.
With the provincial education
secretaries ducking in and out at such a quick pace, it would only take a
daydreamer to expect anything good from the department. Needless to say
that the department neither introduced any new policy nor implemented
the old ones, unless one counts introducing a new secretary at very
short intervals as an evidence of a vibrant department where things (and
people) are moving all the time.
It is ironical, to say the
least, that not only the department did not contribute anything new, but
it even failed to maintain what it already had. In this regard, it
seemed to have completely surrendered to the land mafia as it did not
bat an eyelid over the mafia's taking over of some of the nationalised
This is very unfortunate, more so when one realizes
that the nationalized schools are the legacy of the first PPP
government. With the buildings gone and the education department's legs
turning to jelly in demanding them back, what was to be done to the
students left high and dry? Some were transferred to other schools,
while the parents of some other students opted to have their children
admitted to other schools.
There were incidents in which
teachers of government schools and colleges took to the streets to get
their demands across to the government after they felt that the
education department had not been interested in giving them an audience.
of their demands were accepted by the government but only after an
agonisingly long wait, the ever-present bureaucratic red-tape slowing
things down. And not just the red-tape. The teachers were, indeed,
baton-charged by the law enforcement agencies during one of their
protests. It did not stop here either. The women teachers were insulted
by the male policemen during their sit-ins in Karachi. A water canon was
used against the school-cadre teachers during their rally between the
Karachi Press Club and the Governor's House.
The teachers were
demanding timescale, promotions and postings as per the new grades. At
least seven male and three female teachers who were to retire in a year
or two were forcefully transferred to other cities.
teachers have not received promotion orders and postings while there is
acute shortage of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools and
Meanwhile, the schoolteachers who applied for their
Annual Confidential Reports (ACR) were asked to give bribe if they
wanted to collect their ACRs. It was learnt that the ACR of
schoolteachers had not been updated for many years. There was also no
concept of overtime, and Rs1,000 a month was the limit for the medical
The merit list of Primary School Teachers (PST), Junior
School Teachers (JST) and High School Teachers (HST) was issued in 2009,
but only PSTs got appointment letters and postings, but they are yet to
get their salaries. The PSTs and the HSTs are yet to get their
There were even complaints about the manner
in which recruitment of low grade staff in education department was
done. There were allegations of appointments on the basis of political
There were predicaments for the students too as
the ones who appeared in the annual examinations of Class IX and X
witnessed one of the worst situations this year.
To start with
the papers were postponed on several occasions because the board could
not issue admit cards to many of the students who later staged a sit-in
on the MA Jinnah Road just a night before the commencement of the annual
examinations. The paper of Islamiat was cancelled on rumours that it
was available outside the examination centres well before the exam
session officially started.
The board also failed to take any
action against the people involved in using unfair means and selling
blank answer transcripts of the examinations.
The BSEK was also
reluctant to punish those teachers who were found helping some
candidates do their papers. On the whole, the Secondary School
Certificate annual examinations exposed irregularities, mismanagement
and lack of interest on part of the authorities in putting the house in
order while using of unfair means during the papers went on unchecked.
Furthermore, the students whom the board had banned from appearing in the exams for three years managed to hoodwink the board.
the fairness of examinations of technical board were also thrown into
doubts when the media alleged that some teachers, including a principal
of a college, had been involved in helping students resort to unfair
means at the examination centres.
This correspondent had also
raised the issue of sale of answer booklets used in the examinations of
BA private candidates, but, unfortunately, the University of Karachi
preferred to ignore the matter. The government, however, has done a
couple of good things too, especially the distribution of free textbooks
among the college students of the province and reducing the tuition
fees at government colleges. Next thing in the pipeline is the
distribution of free textbooks from Class I to Class X students. The news
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LUMHS MBBS results
Hyderabad: The controller of examinations of the Liaquat
University of Medical and Health Sciences announced on Thursday result
of final professional MBBS annual examination 2010 of LUMHS, Chandika
Medical College, People's Medical College and Ghulam Mohammad Mahar
Ms Marvi Memon secured the first position by obtaining 1,448 marks, Ms
Misbah bagged the second by obtaining 1445 marks and Mohammad Asif Mangi
secured the third position by obtaining 1442 marks. Dawn
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College principal kidnapped
Karachi: Unidentified kidnappers on Thursday morning abducted Mono
Technical College (MTC), Malir Principal Professor Tajuddin while going
to the college within the remits of Surjani police station.
Surjani police station Mussadiq Rafiq said unidentified armed men
kidnapped the principal along with his driver near his house in Tesar
Town area when he was on his way to the college.
He said the
kidnappers left his car (CS-4156) and driver Mohammad Aijaz on Super
Highway and took him away in their vehicle. He further said the
kidnapping might be the result of an old enmity because some days ago a
fight between Tajuddin and another person had occurred. The family of
the professor avoided nominating any person.
Police have lodged
an FIR (865/2010) under section 365-A on the complaint of the
principal's son Raja Abdul Waheed and initiated investigation.
driver of the professor's car said that the incident occurred at 8:30am
when four unidentified armed kidnappers intercepted and kidnapped them
but at Super Highway, they left the car and him, taking the professor
away in their vehicle. He said that the kidnappers were masked, so he
could not identify them.
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SSUET holds workshop
Karachi: The Computer Engineering Department of Sir Syed University of
Engineering & Technology (SSUET), in collaboration with the
Institute of Business Management (IoBM) organised a workshop on IBM DB2
academic and IBM DB2 professional training to create awareness among the
computer professionals and students about the industry leading database
software IBM DB2.
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DUHS opens training centre
Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) launched a Vocational
Training Programme in which patients and their attendants will be
provided training towards education and skill enhancement, which will
help in the direct income generation for the family.
the participants at the inauguration ceremony Prof Masood Hameed Khan
said that the programme is formulated to provide focused vocational and
technical education that will augment an individual's capability to
formulate, design, develop and implement modern industrial techniques. Daily times
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