HEC plagiarism cases deadline
Deadlines passed but HEC is still thinking
Islamabad, Jan 27: Higher Education Commission (HEC), which was aggressively following plagiarism cases,
is now apparently reluctant to take action against the three scholars who are
allegedly involved in such cases even after the passage of
December 30, 2010, was the deadline given to the universities
by HEC to take appropriate action against the scholars whose PhD thesis are
plagiarised after which HEC is supposed to blacklist these faculty members,
however, nothing has been done so far.
According to the information, HEC
after its meeting of plagiarism committee held on 10 November has decided to
blacklist the faculty members against whom their universities are not taking
appropriate action even after their proven plagiarism and repeated reminders by
Initially the letters in this regard have been sent to three public
sector universities including Karachi University (KU), Bahauddin Zakariya
University (BZU), Multan, and University of Engineering and Technology (MUET),
Jamshoro, for the alleged plagiarism of Dr Shaheen Khan, Professor, Dr G R Pasha
and Ahmed Hesham Pasha and Sulleman Memon respectively.
According to the
copies of letters available with this scribe, HEC has given a final deadline of
30 November 2010 to the universities to take appropriate action against those
involved in alleged plagiarism. Moreover, it has been informed that after the
deadline, the names of blacklisted faculty members would be placed on HEC
In this regard, a letter (dated November 22, 2010 with ref no
80-P/DG QA/HEC/UoK/2010/860) has been sent to Karachi University (KU) where HEC
has expressed its concerns over the decision of the KU Plagiarism Standing
Committee to permit the revision of the thesis to Dr Shaheen Khan and subsequent
approval of the supervisor even after the award of the PhD degree that (if any)
be furnished to HEC.
The second letter (dated November 22, 2010 with ref
no 29-P/DG- QA/HEC/BZU/2010/858) has been written to Bahauddin Zakariya
University (BZU), Multan, in which HEC has expressed its concern over negligence
for the implement of decisions/recommendations of PSC of the university in the
case of Dr. GR Pasha and Ahmed Hesham Pasha.
According to the
information, a case of plagiarism allegations against Prof. Dr. GR Pasha,
Department of Statistics and Ahmed Hesham Pasha, Lecturer of Electrical
Engineering, Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, was forwarded to
University on 25 April 2007 for investigation.
The HEC Plagiarism
Standing Committee decided that the PSC of BZU will get its decision implemented
in which "Dr. GR Pasha and Hesham Pasha are required to write a note of apology
to the authors whose works have been allegedly plagiarised in their papers. In
case of failure on their part to submit the affidavits required as per HEC
policy, their cases shall be processed further."
The third letter (dated
November 22, 2010 with reference no 29-P/DG-QA/HEC/ MUET/2010/859) has been
written to Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro.
letter stated that the HEC Plagiarism Committee has decided to review the said
case again in light of HEC Plagiarism Policy clause no 11-b (vii) "The degree of
any student may be withdrawn, if the thesis is found to be plagiarised at any
stage" and convey the decision to HEC not later than 30 November 2010 and
failing which the name of the accused be placed on HEC website in the list of
blacklisted faculty members.
None of the above mentioned universities
have taken the required action against the alleged plagiarism committee which
has prompted HEC to issue a warning letter asking them to take the action before
30 December otherwise the above mentioned names of PhD scholars would be placed
on HEC official website as blacklisted.
However, HEC official website
still carries no name of any scholar who is allegedly involved in plagiarism.
HEC Director Quality Assurance Dr Mahmood Raza while addressing to a press
conference admitted that these were the oldest cases of plagiarism that HEC was
"There are a lot of legal aspects that we are dealing with.
The respective universities were now taking action and we are hopeful that soon
we would reach to some conclusion," he said.
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Beaconite sets record in CIE exam
Islamabad: A whopping 23 straight 'A' grades in CIE O-level examinations has set Beaconhouse School
System student Ibrahim Shahid at the top of the academic arena in Pakistan!
Ibrahim Shahid has put Pakistan on the map again for having produced an
amazing record of 'A' grades. He sat for 24 CIE O-level examinations in 24
different subjects and scored a trail blazing 23 straight 'A' grades proving
what he always said, "If it can be dreamed, it can be done."
brilliant O-level result announced on Monday morning, Ibrahim Shahid is
currently enrolled at the Beaconhouse Margalla A Level programme, the largest A
level programme in Pakistan.
His impressive academic feat was in a wide
range of subjects that included, Advanced Mathematics, Business Studies,
Commercial Studies, Statistics, Human and Social Biology, Combined Science,
Economics, Environmental Management, Geography, Principles of Accounts,
Commerce, Computer Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Urdu,
Sociology, World History, English Language, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Islamic
Religion and Culture.
Ibrahim's father Shahid Anwar is an electrical
engineer and is currently a Professor with FAST University and Ibrahim's
delighted and proud mother is a computer scientist who is a housewife who
decided to stay at home and focus completely on her children. Mrs. Shahid's
message to all parents is, "If you believe in yourself and keep on working with
your child then every child can do it."
When asked about his incredible
result, Ibrahim said that planning was very important and that once he decides
on something then he completely focuses on the task. Believing in the fact there
is always more to learn and achieve Ibrahim Shahid is also determined on laying
down new precedents for advanced level examinations.
Principal, Rear Admiral Nashat Raffi, said that while congratulating Ibrahim
Shahid for his excellent result in 'O Level' examination, we are confident that,
he will always set the bar higher in every coming exam, and will bring laurels
to his parents, teachers, institution and Pakistan, our sincere and best wishes
are with him. He was joined by Mehr Asad, Headmistress of Beaconhouse Boys
Branch, who said that she congratulates Ibrahim on his achievement and his
hardworking and dedicated teachers.
"Through the efforts of our teachers
we endeavour not only enable each and every student in our branch to shine in
Cambridge Examinations but also groom them into fine young men who shall be
responsible and proud Pakistanis in future," she said. The news
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