KU postponed BCom paper | PU VC appointment
New date for postponed BCom paper announced
Karachi, Jan 28: The University of Karachi (KU) has announced that the postponed
paper of BCom Economics Analysis and Policy Part I, which had been
postponed due to certain reasons, will be conducted with special
security measures on Feb 12 at their earlier designated centres, said a
KU press release on Friday.
"Is Average marks policy is still available for those who do not wish to attempt papaer..?"
City, Country: karachi, pakistan
"Has everyone to give this paper again or only those whose paper was interrupted? And what about avg marks policy announced earlier by the university, will it be applicable?"
City, Country: Karachi, Pakistan
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KU announces LLB examination 2011 result
Karachi: Examinations Department of the University of Karachi (KU) has
announced the result of LLB final year examination 2011 on Friday. The
first position was achieved by Shama Ajaz d/o Ajaz Ahmed bearing roll
number 67816 with 1,340 marks out of 2100. Akash s/o Damro Mal (67504)
with 1,309 marks got second position, while Faraz Uddin Amjad s/o Zahoor
Uddin Amjad (67675) get third position with 1,300 marks. Daily times
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KU students perform street theatre for flood victims
Karachi: There was much excitement outside what is otherwise a quiet village in Badin
that is home to those affected by the recent floods. Children frolicked
around, and inside a yellow tent, men and women sat in partitioned
walls. A stage had been set up, and the villagers were eagerly awaiting
the street theatre which was to be on display by the students of Karachi
The students arrived on time, with props, ajraks and
cameras, and seem prepared to put on a great show. The troupe, known as
KUMAK, has done theatre before, but this was their first attempt at
The performance was an adaptation of a Sindhi
play by Nisar Bhanbhan. The main themes of the play are the importance
of female literacy and self-help. The plot revolves around a
flood-affected village, where residents have lost hope after waiting in
vain for help from the government. With nothing to eat and no jobs, a
motivated young woman by the name of Nooran decides to take the
situation into her hands and begins attending adult literacy classes.
Though she faces resistance from her husband, Rahmo, and a number of
other villagers, she continues undaunted, and, in time, convinces other
women from the village to attend the class as well.
The cast was
slightly disappointed to learn that their audience could only understand
Sindhi. Nonetheless, there were some phrases of Sindhi in the dialogue,
and the actors were successful in letting their expressions convey the
message to the audience.
"The act was not easy: there was no
music for added effect, and the sound system was at best primitive. Also
there was language barrier with the crowd; we had to look at all these
aspects," said Saad Rabbani, one of the actors.
The director of
the play, Ismail Amin, called it "a satire about the urban-educated
crowd, who think that because they are educated and can read and write,
they can take the skills of the farmers, who provide our country with
food, for granted".
"The idea was to boost the morale of these
villagers, who have lost everything in the floods, yet have still had
the strength to pull them selves up and rebuild everything from
scratch." The carnival was organised by Women Industrial Social and
Educational Society (WISES) as part of a project it undertook with
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PU VC appointment challenged
Lahore: The reappointment of Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran as Punjab University vice-chancellor has been challenged in the Lahore High Court.
Dr Yousaf Hayat, a contender for the slot, filed a petition which
stated that the reappointment of Kamran was not only a violation of the
Punjab University Act but also violation of a Supreme Court judgment
against reemployment of retired persons. He said the respondent had
already completed his term as VC. He said the Punjab government, by
reappointing Kamran as PU VC, also deprived eligible candidates of their
lawful right. He urged the court to take notice of the 'illegality' and
set aside the appointment.
report sought: The Lahore High Court
on Friday sought report from Punjab chief secretary on a contempt of
court petition filed by a girl seeking a vehicle under the Punjab Chief
Minister's Yellow Cab Scheme.
Justice Muhammad Khalid Mahmood
Khan had directed the chief secretary to look into the matter and decide
petitioner's application in accordance with law within two weeks. A
master's degree holder girl, Hina Eithisham, had contended that the
chief secretary had not yet decided her application. She had alleged
political discrimination in the yellow cab scheme.
that she applied for the provision of a cab after fulfilling all
requirements set by the government. But, she said, her application was
subjected to discrimination for being a daughter of a PPP activist.
prayed the court to initiate contempt proceeding against the chief
secretary and direct him to give her a cab being an eligible applicant.
Justice Khan directed the chief secretary to file report on the petition
within 10 days.
convicted: Additional District and Sessions
Judge Nadeem Shaukat on Friday awarded life imprisonment to a drug
peddler namely Zubair Muhammad nominated in two narcotics cases.
The court has also imposed a fine of Rs. Rs 100,000 on the convict.
Police had arrested Zubair Muhammad and seized 17 kilograms of hashish
from his possession. The police had lodged two different FIRs against
him under Section 9-C of the CNSA-1997.
On Friday, the court
after hearing final arguments of both parties convicted Zubair. The
convict will face further jail term in case of non-payment of the fine.
research centre: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Friday
inaugurated a research centre in the Judges Library Hall for the
capacity building of judges.
According to a press release issued
by the LHC, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, being in charge of the IT branch,
had been assigned the task to supervise the project while Sessions Judge
Javed Rasheed Mehboobi will assist him.
capacity-building initiative, five highly qualified judges have been
selected from the lower judiciary of Punjab. They have been appointed as
research associates by Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed.
improve the quality of judgments by judges, the Centre has been equipped
with the latest facilities like internet, e-mal and fax. In addition to
the judges working at Principal Seat, judges holding court at its
benches in Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur and Multan will also benefit from this
facility. The research associates will promptly supply information to
queries of their lordships regarding legal questions sent through
e-mail, internet, fax or ordinary mode.
The books have also been
catalogued topic wise in order to avoid inconvenience in finding books
to the judges visiting the library.
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Joint academic programmes
Lahore: The Government College University and Durham University, United Kingdom
have agreed on collective research projects and joint academic
programmes in the field of science, information technology, arts and
A press release here on Friday said decision in this
regard was made at a meeting of Durham University, UK International
Office Director Sharne Procter with GCU Dean Faculty of Science and
Technology Prof Dr Ikramul Haq and Director Research, Innovation and
Commercialization Prof Dr Muhammad Zakria Butt at the GCU Vice
Durham University have also shown interest in
providing scholarships for deserving GCU students selected for
joint-degree programmes in UK, Dr Muhammad Zakria said adding academic
experts of both the universities would explore areas for research and
joint-degree programmes. Both the universities also discussed
information and data sharing for research projects. Prof Ikram-ul-Haq
said he was confident of research and troubleshooting capabilities of
GCU faculty. The news
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