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KU supple exams from March 16
Karachi, Feb 22: The controller of examinations University of Karachi (KU) has announced for the
information of all outgoing and ex-students, who are eligible to appear in the
supplementary examinations-2010 that the said examinations will commence from
The examination form and fee (duly attested by the concerned
chairperson/director/in-charge of the Department/Centre/Institute) can be
submitted till March 1, 2011 (without late fee) and till March 5, 2011 (with
late fee of Rs500) in addition to the fee per course.
BSc honours first
year exam schedule: The Controller of Examination, Federal Urdu University of
Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), Prof Waqar-ul-Haq has announced the
schedule of BSc (Honors) first year Annual Examination-2010.
will be held at 10 am to 01 pm from March 1 to 10 at the MSc Block
Gulshan-e-Iqbal campus of FUUAST. The news
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KU appoints several employees on political grounds
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) has appointed several employees on political grounds, reports revealed here on
According to the reports, despite tremendous financial crisis
that emerged couple of months ago and the restriction by the Higher Education
Commission and the ban on employment imposed by the KU legislatures body, hiring
remained non-stop in the university.
Sources disclosed that over a dozen
jobs, including officers rank posts, were recently been distributed among the
workers of different political parties.
The employees and officers'
unions of the university remained tight-lipped because of the political
influence. A senior official of the union told on anonymity that authorities and
unions were avoiding the direct confrontation with political parities.
pointed out that the KU had recently advertised two posts of deputy controller
(BPS-18) which remained vacant for many years, but the criteria for these posts
was designed for some specific personalities.
Copies obtained revealed
that a total of 17 male and female candidates had applied for the two posts but
only seven of them were provided chance to appear before the selection
The candidates rejected include Qamer Alam who is already working
as deputy controller for last three years and having over 30 years experience in
the examination department.
Alam, who had already appeared before
previous selection board, was held ineligible because of Master Degree
Among two, a candidate was working as assistant controller, while
other was posted as deputy registrar at BPS-18.
Surprisingly, as many as
six candidates having experiences of relevant department of examination were
rejected over some dramatic changes in criteria. Daily times
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1,771 get degrees in NED convocation
Karachi: Over 1,770 fresh
graduates and postgraduates of the NED University of Engineering and Technology
were given degrees at its 19th convocation held on the main campus on
NED Vice Chancellor Engineer Abul Kalam presided over
the convocation as Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad could not make it. The chief
guest on the occasion was Prof Ian M. May of the UK's Heriot-Watt University
while the university's pro vice chancellor, Dr Muzzaffar Mahmood, presented the
university vice chancellor's report.
Of the total 1,771 fresh graduates, in all 1,379 (1,179 of bachelor's degree
programme and 200 of master's degree programme) received their degrees from the
vice chancellor in person while the remaining ones were awarded degrees in
Recipients of the bachelor's degree belonging to 13 disciplines of
engineering - Civil engineering (99), Mechanical engineering (31), Industrial
& Manufacturing engineering (71), Electrical engineering (42), Computer
Systems engineering (22), Electronics engineering (35), Telecommunications
engineering (26), Environmental engineering (23), Textile engineering (four),
Chemical engineering (13), Materials engineering (14), Urban & Regional
Planning (five) and Computer Science & Information Technology ( 45).
Besides, there were 181 fresh postgraduates, who were awarded degrees of
Masters of Engineering/MCIT/MURP.
Presenting the university's report, PVC Dr Mahmood said that in addition to
students from the former solitary five-year undergraduate programme in
Architecture, 49 students from two five-year engineering programmes (26 in
Bio-Engineering and 23 in Medical Engineering) had also graduated for the first
time. The university alone had taken the initiative of extending these classes
to five years because inclusion of at least three major subjects of medical
curriculum was unavoidable, he added.
He elaborated that the university also took yet another initiative by
admitting Pre-medical Higher Secondary School Certificate holders also to
one-fourth of the available seats and this had been made these programmes
He said that the university had not yet opened its doctorate degree programme
to outsiders as it was still restricted to the university's faculty members.
In this regard, he pointed out that the UK's Heriot-Watt University's Prof
Ian May had not only been responsible for enabling several young faculty members
of the university to acquire doctorate degrees but also in earlier years had
supervised doctorate degree programmes of one dean and examined one pro vice
Later, Prof Ian May was given a lifetime achievement award in recognition of
Earlier, Prof Abul Kalam felicitated the fresh graduates and their parents
and hoped that they would serve the country by proving their mettle in their
The first research award was presented to the NED University's pro vice
chancellor-II, Prof Dr Sahibzada Farooq Ahmad Rafeeqi, for having over 60
research publications in the field of civil engineering to his credit. Dawn
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MQM to join protest if employees not restored
Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has warned the Sindh government of joining a protest of
over 7,000 sacked employees of the Education Department if they are not restored
and regularised through a bill in the provincial assembly.
As many as
7,187 low-grade employees were denied extension under a notification issued by
Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on August 20, 2010. They, hired on a
contractual basis for three years, had been working at different public-sector
schools in the province since 2007.
MQM's Raza Haroon, who is also the
provincial IT minister, gave this warning while taking part in a heated debate
during a session of the assembly on Monday, which erupted between the MQM and
the Pakistan People's Party over the contract employees protesting to press the
authorities to regularise them.
Haroon said they had assured the
protesting employees of resolving their grievances on behalf of the chief
minister and the governor of Sindh after his party delegation, led by Dr Farooq
Sattar, had held a meeting with PPP leaders at the Chief Minister House from
10am to 4pm on the issue.
It was agreed during the meeting that the issue
would be resolved through the House within a week, he added.
soon turned to claims and counterclaims on what exactly transpired at the
meeting at the Chief Minister House, where, besides Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Pir
Mazhar-ul-Haq, Ayaz Soomro, Syed Sardar Ahmed and Raza Haroon were
The MQM reiterated that an agreement between the two parties and
the employees was arrived at during the meeting, whereby the employees' services
were to be regularised through some legislation.
The PPP contended that
the recruitment of these employees by the previous government was improper and
thus it was fair to invite them for fresh interviews.
Nisar Ahmed Khuhro pacified the two sides by announcing the formation of a
committee to look into the matter.
The committee, comprising Pir Mazhar,
Murad Ali Shah, Syed Sardar Ahmed and Raza Haroon, will submit its report on the
matter during the current session of the assembly.
PML-F's Nusrat Abbasi
had triggered the debate in the first place when she demanded of the education
minister to tell her when the government was going to fulfil its promise of
regularising the over 7,000 employees of the Education Department.
chief minister, responding to her question, said the government had announced
soon after coming to power that it would scrutinise the recruitments done under
the previous government. However, the thing turned out to be quiet complicated,
Shah said the provincial government had 100,000 contractual
employees, and it would be unfair to the other employees if the government
regularised the employees of the Education Department while leaving the rest in
He said the government was also under the obligation of a
Sindh High Court order for treating all the employees equally.
even the Constitution demanded that all should be treated equally, the chief
Furthermore, there were the financial implications of
regularising the services of the employees mainly arising out of the devastating
floods, compelling the government to reduce its development budget from Rs115
billion to Rs77 billion, Shah said.
He said the government had a policy
of not sacking any employee as it did not want to increase the unemployment
rate. He said their services would be regularised in accordance with the
relevant procedures and rules.
Shah reiterated the government's stand
that the previous government had violated procedures during the recruitment of
"Laws are applicable to all, and we will not make any
exceptions in this regard."
The chief minister alleged that someone had
misguided the protesting employees, adding that such "subversive" attitude would
not be tolerated.
He asked what was wrong in the government's asking
those employees to appear in interviews and get themselves regularised in due
course on the basis of their performance.
The MQM's parliamentary leader,
Syed Sardar Ahmed, while saying that the condition of interviews was not
acceptable to the Education Department employees, again recalled that the issue
had been resolved at the meeting at the CM House, where it was agreed that the
employees would be regularised through a bill in the assembly.
said they had made a commitment with the employees on behalf of the chief
minister and the governor of Sindh. "The commitment needs to be honoured."
Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq said the employees would be
regularised under the "parameters" set by the Supreme Court. "We are not going
to terminate their services," he said.
"We will sit together and
regularize them through legal procedures."
Ayaz Soomro, the law
minister, said no one would be rendered jobless, but the government was
scrambling to deal with the problems arising out of the floods, and it needed
some time to get this issue resolved.
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Degrees conferred on 248 JM&DC graduates
Karachi: As many as 248 graduates of the Jinnah Medical and Dental College (JM&DC) were
conferred on MBBS, BDS and Pharm.D degrees at the third annual convocation of
the college on the college premises on Saturday.
Some 153 medical
graduates from the batches of 2009 and 2010 of the JMDC were conferred on MBBS
degrees while 78 graduates received Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degrees at
In addition to that, 17 graduates were conferred on
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degrees at the annual convocation.
Rasheed was awarded the best graduate award for the 2009 batch of MBBS while
Sania Iqbal received an award for the best graduate for 2010 as well as the
first position holder from University of Karachi examination, 2010.
Zulfiqar was declared the best student for the BDS batch 2009 while Falak Qamar
Siddiqui clinched the best student award for the BDS 2010 batch.
Sindh governor and federal interior minister Lt-General (Retd) Moin-ud-Din
Haider, in his keynote address on "The kind of doctors we need", urged the fresh
medical graduates to work with dedication, honesty and loyalty and have faith in
Allah Almighty while working as professionals.
He told the graduates that
dedication and hard work always paid and advised them to be open-minded, free of
all prejudices of religion, sect, language and ethnicity while performing their
duties as health practitioners in the practical life.
The retired general
said that the community expected empathy, honesty and reasonable cost of their
services, and added that doctors must offer their support to less privileged
members of society, especially the handicapped.
Pirzada Qasim Raza
Siddqui, vice-chancellor, University of Karachi, in his address highlighted the
contribution of the JMDC to the provision of medical services to poor patients
as well as quality training in medical, dental, pharmacy.
Dr Syed Tariq
Sohail, chairman of the SM Sohail Trust, and Prof Irshad Waheed, principal of
the JMDC, also spoke on the occasion. The news
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SPSC test postponed
Hyderabad: The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC), Hyderabad, has postponed the written test to be held from Feb 24 for the post of
assistant engineer (civil) / assistant executive engineer (civil) BPS-17, in
view of Competitive Examination (CSS) 2011 which is to be held from Feb 26 by
the Federal Public Service Commission.
Now the test / examination of will be held from March 17. The examination
will be held at Hyderabad, Karachi, Larkana and Sukkur centres
It said that call letters are being mailed through UMS/Registered post.
Candidates who do not receive letters up to March 12 should contact the Head
office of SPSC, Thandi Sarak, Hyderabad, or its Regional Offices at Karachi,
Sukkur and Larkana personally or on Phone Nos.9200694, 9200162, 9200246,
9200248, 9210398 and Fax No.9200248 and 9218337.
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SALU Entry test
Khairpur: The Director of
Admissions at Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur has announced the schedule of
entry test 2011.
A press release issued on Monday said that the test of MA, MSc, M.Com
(two-year programme) would be held on March 4, and of BS, BPA, B.Com (four-year
programme) on March 5, at 11 a.m.
Entry slips of eligible candidates will be dispatched to their residential
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University workers decry appointment of retired professors
Hyderabad: A long march was staged by hundreds of employees of Sindh Agriculture University of Tandojam,
Sindh University, Mehran University and Liaquat Medical University of Jamshoro
from Tandojam and Jamshoro to the Hyderabad press club on Monday.
On the call of All Sindh Universities Employees Federation, they have been
protesting for two weeks for the acceptance of their demands.
Addressing a huge rally outside the press club, employees' leaders of four
universities Hussain Bux Veesar, Ghulam Nabi Bhalai, Ayoub Lashari and Soomer
Jamali said that heads of many universities of Sindh were retired professors and
they had recruited retired officers in their respective institution.
They said that the universities of Sindh were facing huge deficits because of
reappointment of retired officials and accused them of corruption.
They held the retired vice-chancellors and officers responsible for frequent
strikes by students and employees. The employees' leaders said that they had no
personal stake in the universities and they had destroyed higher seats of
They demanded a uniform policy for the appointment of vice-chancellors and
officers in all the universities and the reappointed officers should be
They demanded 100 per cent increase in employees' medical allowance,
employment quota for the children of retired employees, leave encashment, a Haj
scheme. They said that representatives of employees should be nominated on the
administrative committees of all universities.
They said they had been protesting for 28 days and had declared a lockout in
all the universities, but the authorities paid no attention to their
They said that the PPP and MQM claimed to be the champions of the working
class and poor people, but they failed to take steps to solve their
They said that the committee constituted by the Sindh governor also failed to
sort out their issues. They urged the Sindh government to take practical steps
to resolve the problems.
They threatened to continue the protest movement if their problems were not
Meanwhile, three members of the Peoples Labour Bureau, Sindh University of
Jamshoro, started a hunger strike unto death outside the press club for the
removal of the university vice-chancellor, registrar and additional registrar
and for resolution of the problems of the university employees.
Five other members of the bureau have also started a hunger strike unto death
at the Mazar of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in Larkana to press the government for
the acceptance their demands.
Our Khairpur correspondent adds: Hundreds of Shah Abdul Latif University
employees staged a long march from the campus and travelled 6 kilometres via the
National Highway to reach the press club here on Monday.
President of SALU Employees Welfare Association Sheharyar Rajput and
secretary Mohammad Aslam Ghumro led the march.
They raised slogans against the governor of Sindh.
Employees' leaders said that the governor did not take any interest in the
problems of universities employees. Their long march was aimed at expressing
dissatisfaction over the SALU administration and the chancellor. Criticising
legislators, they said they remembered universities only when they needed
degrees, but they did not address their problems.
They said that those who were talking about shortage of funds in universities
were enjoying a luxurious life.
They alleged that the university administration had handed over land of the
university to a land mafia.
Bagh Ali Jalbani, Haji Faiz Mohammad Phulpoto and Raza Mohammad Durrani spoke
on the occasion. Dawn
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