National College students' clash | KU Girls' Hostel
IJT & PSF traded gunshots following a verbal exchange
Karachi, Jan 30: Six students were arrested by police on Thursday
following a violent clash at the National College. Firearms were used by both
sides during the fight.
The two groups, the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT)
and Pakhtoon Students Federation (PSF), traded gunshots following a verbal
exchange at the college, police said. The clash coincided with admissions to the
degree classes at the college.
New Town ASP Dr Khurram Rashid said that
the students also fired upon the police party which arrived at the
The police had picked up eight students, but two of them were
later released after questioning. Four students belonged to the PSF, while two
were part of the IJT. Police have lodged an FIR 30/2009 under Sections 147, 148,
149, 324, 337-A and 353 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
An FIR had already
been lodged in May 2008 at the New Town police station regarding almost the
exact charges against four PSF students who were arrested on Thursday, the New
Town ASP added. Dawn
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The disaster called Karachi University Girls' Hostel
Karachi: Students residing in the girls' hostel at Karachi University (KU)
have strongly criticised the hostel's provost Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah for her
'poor performance' and 'criminal negligence' to her duty as
The students say that Dr Shah has been trying to hide her
'poor performance' and 'criminal negligence' to the her duty by providing the
media false information pertaining to the hostel management.
Talking to The
Nation on Thursday, a group of angry students, on the condition of anonymity,
said that students, who had staged protest on 27 January against the dilapidated
condition of the hostel, were being terrified for dire consequences by the
hostel provost Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah and Warden Hameeda Manzoor.
the claims of Dr Shah, who is also the Director for the Centre of Excellence for
Women Studies, that students are being charged monthly only Rs 200 under the
category of Room Rent is totally baseless and false.
Providing the actual hostel's receipts of food and room rent, they said that the
administration was receiving as much as Rs 2,000 from single student of MS and
BS level as 'room charges' on semester bases (six months). "While Rs 1,050 are
additionally charged if some one uses a computer and a refrigerator in the room.
However, PhD students, residing in the Inn, have to pay around Rs 5,000 for the
same facility", they maintained.
The hostel administration is charging Rs
1,800 per month on account of food, contrary to what Dr Shah had claimed, while
talking to media recently, that her management was charging only Rs 9,00 per
month for this account.
They complaining students said that as many as 180
students had been housed in 104 rooms of the hostel with no proper cleanliness
"Students are facing health problems, as the building has become a breeding
place of mosquitoes to improper defunct drainage system. The hostel is scene of
over-flowing gutters. This is the peak of apathy by the administration that the
sweepers do not empty dustbins out even after passing three days. Sometimes
students have to suffer stomach problems due to supply of inappropriate food
available at the cafeteria of hostel," they claimed.
They told the scribe
that following the protest, the Dr Shah and Hameeda Manzoor had tried to meet
the girls but they did not meet them and rejected their 'suggestion' to stay
We have already demanded the KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim
Raza Siddiqui to replace the present administration with a better one. The
students also claimed that Dr Shah had also used 'inappropriate' language with
the students while 'threatening' them.
"Now when our protest is all over the
media, she has got confused over the protest of students against her
mismanagement and she was lying not only to the media but also with KU
administration. Nowadays, she is trying to clean the mess up at the hostel,
following the constitution of 3-member inquiry committee by the KU VC, which is
likely to visiting the hostel any day", the added.
Despite the repeated
efforts to contact the hostel provost Dr Shah on her cell phone, she was not
available for the comments on the students' complaints. The Nation
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SMB School student wins prize at ISEO
Karachi: In a heartening achievement, Muqaddas Batool (class 6) of SMB
Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School won the Art Prize (Junior Level) at the
10th International Schools Educational Olympiad (ISEO) competing students from
well-reputed private schools recently.
The SMB Fatima Jinnah Government
School was adopted by Zindagi Trust and The Book Group as a part of their joint
'Government School Reforms' programme. Commenting on young Muqaddas'
achievement, Shehzad Roy of Zindagi Trust said that the myth that quality art
education with modern facilities cannot be provided to students with limited
means, stand decimated.
"Not only does Batool's achievement bear witness
to that, but just one visit provides ample proof that, given the will, great
things can happen at public schools," Roy said.
becomes even more significant since hundreds of schools were competing at this
event including Convent of Jesus & Mary, St. Josephs, The Lyceum, Beacon
House, to name just a few.
It may be added here that, recently, the
governor Sindh and the education minister along with the city Nazim visited the
school and termed the project a great success. They not only expressed their
appreciation for the work being done to raise educational standards at SMB but
also reaffirmed their resolve to work tirelessly to revamp the entire education
system in the province. The News
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Bahria University launches medical and dental college
Karachi: The Bahria University has launched a medical and dental college in affiliation with PNS
Initially, the college, recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental
College and approved by the government, will have 100 seats and the selection
criteria will be based on an open merit.
The inaugural ceremony of the
college was held at the university's campus on Thursday and it was inaugurated
by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of
the university. Addressing the ceremony, Bashir extended his gratitude to Dr
Altamash of Altamash Dental Institute and Dr H A Khan for their cooperation and
efforts in establishing the college in such a short span of time.
present, the country has only 79 medical colleges and universities out of which
50 are working in the private sector," said Dr Tipu Sultan, who has been
appointed as the principal of the college. He added that seeing the dearth of
medical institutions in the country, the Pakistan Navy decided to establish the
On the occasion, Bahria University Rector Vice Admiral (Retd)
Farooq Rashid briefed the gathering about the future plans of the
university. Daily Times
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