Karachi university MA previous (external) results
KU announces MA previous (external) results 2009
Karachi, Feb 17: The University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the results of MA (previous) external candidates'
annual examinations-2009 in the discipline of economics.
statistics, a total of 4,795 candidates appeared in the examinations and 1,385
of them were declared successful. The pass percentage stood at 28.88.
The university has informed the candidates that the marks certificates
are being issued to them on their given addresses.
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KU medical admissions
Karachi: Karachi university has extended the last date for MS/PhD, MS
(Surgery)/MD (Medicine) for the academic session 2009-10.
According to the KU registrar, the forms along with the relevant
documents can now be submitted till February 20.
The final list of the
successful candidates will be put on display on February 26 and the fee can be
submitted from March 1 to 3. The session will begin on March 3.
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Karachi: International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences
(ICCBS), Karachi University (KU), has successfully produced foreign variety of
tomatoes known as cherry tomatoes in its green houses on the large scale.
This is for the first time in the history of Pakistan that any
institution is producing these types of tomatoes by using state-of-the-art plant
technology. The cherry tomatoes have been cultivated since last two years, while
this time the cherry tomatoes have been produced on the large scale as compare
to the last year.
Director ICCBS, Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary, revealed
the fact while talking to the media on Tuesday. According to Dr Chaudhary, seeds
of cherry tomatoes were acquired from Canada and germinated at the biotechnology
For initial adaptation the plant has been grown in green houses where
environmental conditions were comparatively controlled and it was a completely
After first cultivation from seeds, disease-free and
healthy plants were propagated on a mass scale using plant tissue culture
techniques and cutting techniques. The newly propagated plants were allowed to
grow to bear fruits in such a system that they utilise the maximum light,
humidity and nutrients
He said that the tomatoes could be picked when
they are glossy and evenly colored, except in the case of streaked heirloom
tomatoes. A handful of plants will produce large volume of the small tomatoes,
especially once they really get going in the hot summer months, he added. In
cooler climates, cherry tomatoes do best in a greenhouse, especially if
temperature is kept below 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius).
scale propagation using above-mentioned techniques is in a successful progress
and soon will be introduced for marketing as a new variety of tomato fruit with
excellent features and its plants for local farmers for cultivation in mass
In near future novel characteristic features will be developed using
Genetic engineering, Dr Chaudhary concluded. The news
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BIEK scholarships for HSSC toppers
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) will
disburse scholarships this year among the students who excelled in the
Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations-2009.
Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said on Tuesday that the students will receive Rs500 per
month each for two years. He said more than Rs1.2 million would be disbursed
under this head.
He stated that the scholarships were meant for top 10 students
each in the pre-engineering, pre-medical, commerce regular, commerce private,
humanities regular, humanities private, computer science, PTC and CT.
addition, three top students of home economics group and three special students
excelling in their disciplines would also be given the scholarship.He said that
the scheme initiated by the BIEK in 2007 was funded by the board with its own
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Illegal Sunday Bachat Bazaar in school
Karachi: The shared playground belonging to government schools in Jamshed
Town is being used as a site for the weekly 'Sunday Bachat Bazaar' without any
permission of the authorities concerned for the past few months, it has been
At least three government schools are running in the building of
Government Boys Secondary School No3, Jehangir Road, which is located in Union
Council No10, Jamshed Town. The schools operate in two shifts, morning and
evening, for the students of secondary and primary sections respectively. The
buildings house the Public Government Boys Secondary School, Tinhatti,
Government Boys Primary School, Jehangir Road No3 and Public Government Boys
Primary School, Tinhatti and have a combined playground.
remain closed on Sundays, a group of people with the support of an influential
political party, have set up the bazaar in the garb of facilitating locals,
while in reality they are pocketing a lot of money through the illegal set
A visit to the said place on Sunday showed that more than 800 hundred
tables were set up in the playground and people were busy shopping. The tables
and tents are installed early in the morning at around 9am and operate till
A table/stall is available for Rs50 while an additional payment of
Rs50 ensures the provision of electricity to the stall. Ironically, the
electricity bill is paid by the school as the people operating bazaar get the
power supply from the main line, which supplies electricity to the schools. No
payment is made to the schools that bear the additional burden of billing.
During the survey of the said ground, it was witnessed that Qurban Ali,
the watchman of the school, who lives in the premises of the same building, was
also participating in installing tables and tents of the Bachat Bazaar.
Meanwhile, the heads and in-charges of the schools maintain that they
have not given permission to any one in this regard and felt helpless to stop
the successful Sunday Bazaar.
Officer (EDO), Education, Muhammad Ibrahim Kumbhar, said that the department
received some information regarding the bazaar sometime ago.
department had taken serious notice of this irregularity and ordered an inquiry.
The District Officer Education was assigned the task and according to his
report, the said bazaar is running with the permission of the Jamshed Town
Nazim," he added.
The No Objection Certificate (NOC), letter No
PS/N/JT/11, was released in this regard to the people who are operating the
business in the schools' premises, he said.
The report submitted at the EDO
Office revealed that a school by the name of Government Boys Primary School is
also running in Qasimabad, situated in Liaquatabad Town, and the NOC was taken
for this particular school. However, the NOC is being implemented in the
premises of the government school located in Jamshed Town.
department had recommended to shutdown the Bachat Bazaar which is totally
illegal and un-justified," EDO, Education further said.
report along with the recommendations has been submitted to Sindh Education
Minister, Pir Mazhar Ul Haq, Secretary Education, Siddique Memon and District
Coordination Officer, Javed Hanif Khan, to forcefully shutdown the practice of
the Bachat Bazaar at the educational premises.
However, over a week has passed
since the letter has been issued but no action had been taken till the filing of
this report. It is necessary to mention here that the Enterprise and Investment
Promotion (E&IP) is responsible for giving permission to setup Bachat
Bazaars anywhere in the city.
The Newsmen made several attempts to contact the EDO,
E&IP, Dr A.D. Sajnani to get his comments over the matter but he was
unavailable. Similarly, Jamshed Town, Nazim, Javed Ahmed, also remained out of
contact. The news
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