University of Karachi degrees verification
KU receives politicians'degrees for verification
Karachi, July 02: As many as 106 degrees of the members of the National and
provincial assemblies have been received by the University of Karachi (KU) for
verification purposes, with the Higher Education Commission asking the
university to complete the verification process by July 13.
sent for verification include those which belong to important figures in the
government; the academic qualifications of Farooq H. Naek, Shahla Raza, Nisar
Khuhro, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Rahman Malik, and Raza Rabbani will all come
under the scanner.
Some 46 degrees also belong to members of the Sindh
Assembly, four degrees are of members of the Balochistan Assembly, and three
belong to the members of Punjab Assembly.
Meanwhile, a three-member
committee has been constituted the KU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pirzada Qasim, which
would ensure that the degrees are authentic and valid.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Nasiruddin Khan, Registrar Prof Kaleem Raza, and Department
of Computer Science Chairman Dr Aquil Burney are members of the committee.
The registrar, Prof. Raza, informed that most of the degrees
received were genuine, and there was no reason to doubt their authenticity.
Interior Minister Rahman Malik, holds an M.Sc. degree in Statistics, and is a
former class mate of Dr Aquil Burney. Shahla Raza was an active student leader
and many teachers remember her.
The committee held its meeting on
Thursday to devise a methodology to enable the university to meet the deadline
of July 13. "We have not begun checking the degrees yet. Hopefully the process
will start on Friday (today). Some degrees date back to 1952 and 1955. It would
be a long journey into the past", he said with a sardonic smile.
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KU VC laments lack of female neurologists
Karachi: Pakistan faces a shortage of neurologists, and more so, of female
neurologists, who could treat the disorders of those in the lower rungs of
society, said University of Karachi (KU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pirzada
Qasim was speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day
symposium on "Women in World Neuroscience," held on Thursday at the university's
International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences.
The VC argued
that due to impoverished conditions, many women suffer from different
neurological and psychological disorders. The presence of female neurologists
can play a pivotal role in treating such disorders, he said.
spoke passionately about the "unfinished agendas" that were inundating the
country, and turning people into impractical individuals with no defined targets
and without any means to get them.
The education sector in Pakistan was
facing a number of difficulties, he said, adding that there has not been much
progress after some "good moments," when higher education received funds
liberally and there were considerable advances in science, technology and social
The VC lamented the decline of government schools, and
reminded the audience that these schools produced the cream of Pakistani society
at one point, and even he was a product of a so-called "Peela School."
"It is sad to see that some elements are trying to turn public sector
universities into Peeli universities," he added.
Meanwhile, former HEC
Chairman Dr Atta ur Rahman spoke about the wonders of science and praised women
scientists who have made inroads in the field.
Vice Chancellor of
Karakoram University Dr Najma Najam, herself a neuroscientist, praised women
neuroscientists who had fought obscurity and social stigmas to prove their worth
in the field.
KU Faculty of Science Dean Dr Drakhshan Jabeen Haleem
talked about the gender differences of the brain. "It is well accepted that men
and women can behave differently, but how much of these differences can be
attributed to environmental factors as opposed to biological factors has
remained a matter of debate," she explained.
"When we say that there are
differences between the male and female brains; a question arises whether the
female brain is superior to male or vice versa. The answer will make both men
and women happy, because some functions are better coordinated in the female
brain, while others are better in the male brain. Religion, politics and
tradition have created gender barriers but women are breaking the taboos", she
commented. Dr Nadira Panjwani, Dr Iqbal Chaudhary and Dr Kaneez Fatima also
spoke on the occasion. The news
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9th Young Leaders' Conference kicks off
Karachi: The School of Leadership (SoL) Karachi began the six-day Young Leaders' Conference (YLC) 2010,
headed by YLC 2008 graduate Rabia Salam, at a local hotel on
Sindh Youth Affairs Minister Faisal Sabzwari inaugurated the
conference as the chief guest and termed the youth of Pakistan as its
He said today's youth was lucky as they had good opportunities to
meet and interact with young boys and girls from different areas of the
He hoped everyone could freely move anywhere in the country and
amalgamate with the people so both parties could learn something from each
He said his ministry had launched many initiatives for the youth
that would allow them to develop their skills and provide avenues of productive
interaction, resource exploration and growth, and in this connection, the
ministry would soon open the First Mega Youth Development Centre in
Gulshan-e-Iqbal. He lauded SoL's efforts, emphasising the need for cultivating
leadership among the youth.
Introducing the concept of the conference,
SoL Director Kamran Rizvi said, "We will be celebrating 10 years of our
conference next year. The mentoring session by our partners would help our
participants to learn about their successes in life and how they overcame
hurdles and barriers to reach where they are today."
Three hundred young
boys and girls belonging to 34 districts, towns and villages of the country are
participating in the six-day conference, hoping to learn to develop their hidden
talent and to use their abilities for a brighter future.
24, a paralysed participant from Islamabad said, "Everyone in the
universe is gifted with some special qualities. If he is able to use them
properly, he can do anything and achieve greatness. I believe this conference
will break my inner silence, which stops me from expressing my views, my
thoughts and emotions."
Another participant, Muhammad Sharif Amiri from
the Afghan province of Ghazni, said, "This conference has given me an
opportunity of interacting with the youth of different areas of Pakistan, and
also with high-profile personalities from different fields, from whom I can
learn so much."
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LUMHS to admit 13 Kyrgyzstan returnees
Karachi: The authorities of the
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro have decided
to give admission to 13 students from Sindh, who returned from different
universities in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh after the recent wave of
ethnic riots, sources disclosed on Thursday.
The massive riots in
southern Kyrgyzstan resulted in the death of more than 130 people while around
269 Pakistani students were stranded out of which 13 belonged to Sindh,
including three female students.
These 13 students belonged to Karachi,
Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Benazirabad (formerly Nawabshah), Satharja, Kunri,
Nausheroferoze, Jacobabad and Shikarpur.
Most of these students were not
willing to go back, and therefore appealed to the government to provide them
admissions in local universities, following which the LUMHS agreed to admit
However, Sumayya Solangi, a first-year medical student, was also
one of the three female students of Sindh, who had returned from Osh with her
cousins Lubna and Amina Ghaffar, has said she has not been not contacted by the
university administration for the admission process.
After knowing about
the other students' admissions, she contacted the LUMHS Vice Chancellor Dr
Naushad Shaikh, who asked her to send him her documents.
contacted me to visit the LUMHS. I called the VC and he asked me to fax my
documents for consideration," said Solangi.
She said that her father
Habibur Rehman, a retired primary school teacher had spent a huge amount of
money on her studies, adding, "I am really confused and I really don't want to
go back to Kyrgyzstan." Daily times
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FUUAST announces MA Education exam result
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Controller of Examinations
Prof. Waqar-ul-Haq on Thursday announced the result of the MA Education Final
Year (repeaters) examination. As per the result, 16 students appeared in the
examination, out of which 15 passed. The news
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