Sindh University activists clash
Student injured in Sindh varsity clash
Hyderabad, Jan 20: A student received head injuries in a clash between activists
of two student organisations at the Sindh Universitys Jamshoro campus on
However, the injured is reported to be out of danger.
According to a decision taken on Monday evening in a meeting, presided
over by the Sindh education minister, academic activities at the campus were
resumed on Tuesday.
Earlier, no classes were held at the campus for two
days due to a protest of the Sindh People's Students Federation against
registration of a murder case implicating their leaders.
held in the morning, but at about 12.30pm, the activists of two student groups
clashed over some petty matter.
Both the parties used sticks and bricks
freely. A final year student of the sociology department, Din Mohammad Jatoi,
received head injuries by a stone.
He was rushed to Liaquat University
Hospitals Jamshoro branch where he was given medical treatment.
were, however, held in the evening shift, but the situation remained tense at
the Jamshoro campus.
University of Sindh Vice-Chancellor Professor
Dr Nazir A. Mughal has urged students to develop a concept of civility among
them and promote habit of learning and listening.
over disturbances at the campus and stopping of point buses, the vice chancellor
said that suspension of education activities was a great loss to the students
and nation. He said that students should help the university in stopping
He was speaking at a welcome and a farewell
ceremony organised in honour of new comers and outgoing students of the
department of public administration at the Hyderabad campus, on Monday evening.
He said that for academicians, his doors were open and announced to
dedicate one day in a week for the students to come to his office without
appointment and share their problems.
Greeting the passing out students
and welcoming the new ones, the vice-chancellor said that education was the only
area which could be helpful in building a strong society.
He said that
good character went a long way in career development and added that respecting
and listening to others was a part of civilisation.
He said that hard
work was key to success in life. He said that after completion of education the
youth had to enter a new world and added that new world for them was full of
He said that there were a lot of expectations from youth by
parents, society and the university.
He advised the students to continue
hard work and explore the world through their abilities and qualities. He said
that determination was important and added that with determination and hard
work, the youths could achieve aim of their life.
He advised the
students to involve themselves in research which was the backbone of nation.
Addressing new comers, the vice chancellor said that they spent their
precious time in pursuit of education. "Do not follow wrong advice and do not
involve in politics," he said.
Principal of Cadet College of Petaro
Commodore Mohammad Rana Aslam, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr Parveen Shah
and chairperson of the public administration department Dr Zarin Abbasi also
addressed students. Dawn
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Career counselling centre inaugurated at KU
Karachi: The newly-established career counseling centre at the Pharmacy
Department was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor (VC) University of Karachi
(KU) Prof. Qasim Pirzada on Tuesday.
The counseling centre will enable
students to choose their career according to their aptitude and level of
excellence in their respective fields.
"This project is unique as no
other public university is offering such facility to its students. It is
lamentable that majority of students do not have the understanding of their
potential and usually proceed to a career that hardly suits their aptitude,"
Prof. Qasim remarked.
The centre is the result of direct interaction
between a pharmaceutical company and Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy Dr Syed
Dr Ahmed said that earlier the pharmacy students faced
problems regarding career choice due to the absence of career counseling centres
in universities or elsewhere. He hoped that the centre would help students
advance their careers in the right direction.
On the occasion, gold
medals were given to the position holders of the department.
Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) Dr Fayyaz Vaid, former chairman of
Pharmacology department, Dr Rafeeq Alam Khan, Chairman Department of
Pharmacognosy Dr Iqbal Azhar and faculty members from other departments also
attended the event. The news
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Misuse of educational funds
Karachi: No progress has been made for a month in the enquiry ordered
against Landhi Town Assistant District Officer (ADO)-Education Chaman Lal over
allegations of misuse of funds, The News has learnt.
The enquiry had been
ordered by former Education Secretary Rizwan Memon, after the Government and
Nationalised School Teacher's Association (GNSTA) had demanded of Senior
Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq and Executive District Officer (EDO)-Education
Ibrahim Kumber to suspend Lal, and conduct an enquiry against him.
association had alleged that Lal had collected conveyance allowances for the
months of June and July from the Sindh Accountant General through two cheques,
but the amount was not distributed amongst the headmasters of schools located in
Landhi Town. The GNSTA had also asked the authorities concerned to recover the
amount that had been embezzled, and distribute it amongst the affected head
Sources told The News that the main reason in the inordinate
delay in the enquiry being conducted is Lal's behaviour, who has not responded
to the questions asked of him by the investigation officer thus far.
While Lal had submitted some documents to disprove the charges, they
were not deemed as satisfying response, sources said. "Lal had attached a few
papers, apparently signed by the head masters of the schools, but these sheets
do not bear any office order number on them - which is a necessary part of
office procedures," sources explained. Similarly, they said, signatures on the
receiving documents are identical, and it seemed that the same person had signed
on all papers.
Moreover, sources added, Lal had affixed stamps against
school names to prove that the headmasters received the amount given in lieu of
conveyance allowances. However, those stamps bear a "cross" mark, while no
signature was present on these stamps either. "If the stamps are put on pay
receipts, then they must be signed, as per the official requirements," sources
Sources further said that Lal had not mentioned the exact amount
paid to the various schools, and now, he has to appear with the payroll and pay
register to confirm that he has cleared the dues of the head masters. In case
Lal returns the conveyance allowances to the head masters, sources said, then he
has to show the receipt of the government's miscellaneous account.
Sources also said that Lal has not paid the allowances for winter
vacations either, but had asked the head masters of schools in Landhi Town to
aid him in escaping charges. "Chaman Lal has been telling the affected teachers
that he would furnish a written apology, and would also transfer to another town
if all charges levelled against him are withdrawn."
At least 58 head
masters out of 64 government's school were deprived of the allowance, sources
alleged, claiming that each head master was entitled to Rs1,840 as conveyance
allowance. Sources alleged that some teachers also tried to bribe Lal's
assistant to secure their dues. However, all attempts failed to deliver any
At one stage, sources said, Lal promised the teachers that he
would pay off the allowances in a couple of weeks, but he even failed to keep
his word, and later on, kept giving new dates to the affected. Lal did release
some cheques to several teachers, but all of them bounced back. When the
affected approached Lal, he intimidated them instead of providing an
explanation. The news
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Pukhtoons students admissions
Karachi: The Pukhtoon Students Federation (PkSF) has claimed that
conspirators have formed biased admission policies in the educational
institutions of the city whereby students belonging to other provinces,
especially Pukhtoons, are deprived of admission and higher education.
meeting with Karachi Bar Council (KBC) President Mehmoodul Hassan, the PkSF
delegation - that was led by PkSF Sindh President Ismail Mehsud - said the
National Database and Registration Authority was creating hurdles for the
Pukhtoon community to acquire their computerised national identity cards.
KBC president assured the delegation that they would work for the rights of the
Pukhtoons. Daily times
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Job letters non-issuance
Sukkur: More than two dozen candidates, who passed test/interviews for
the post of junior schoolteacher, staged a demonstration outside the press club
in Thul on Tuesday in protest against not issuance of job offer letters to them.
They shouted slogans against the Sindh government for not issuing the
Mohammad Malook Buriro, Kamal Kanrani and Liaqat Sarki
told journalists that six months ago, they had passed test/interviews for the
post of junior schoolteachers and were declared successful. But despite a lapse
of six months, they were awaiting job offer letters.
They said 26 out of
the 108 candidates from Thul had been issued the letters while the remaining
were being ignored.
They demanded that the Sindh government should issue
job offer orders to dispel a sense of disappointment. Dawn
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AMI Graduation ceremony
Karachi: The graduation ceremony of the Primary Course in Aviation Medicine was held at the
Aero Medical Institute (AMI) at PAF Base, Masroor.
Air Officer Commanding,
Southern Air Command, Air Vice Marshal Arshad Quddus was the chief guest of the
ceremony, said a PAF statement issued here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion,
the chief guest emphasised upon the role of Aviation Medicine Specialists or
Flight Surgeons, in flight safety, accident prevention and operational
effectiveness of an aviation organisation.
Air Vice Marshal Arshad
Quddus, awarded certificates to the successful participants of the course.
Moosa Khan Trophy for best graduate in Course in Aviation Medicine was awarded to Flight
The post graduate studies in the discipline of Aviation Medicine in Pakistan are only imparted at AMI, PAF
Base, Masroor. APP
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