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Intermediate, MA exams postponed

BIEK Inter & Karachi University MA exams postponed Karachi, July 09: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Friday announced postponement of all papers of the Higher Secondary School Certificate, Part-I and II (Commerce and Humanities) groups annual examinations scheduled for Saturday due to a breakdown of law and order in the city.

BIEK chairman Prof Anwar Ahmed Zai said the postponed exam would now be held on July 13.

Meanwhile, the University of Karachi announced postponement of all the papers of the MA (External) annual examinations currently being conducted in morning and evening shifts at the campus.

According to KU pro-vice chancellor Prof Nasiruddin Khan, the new dates for the postponed papers of the MA exams will be announced later.

Classes of university's evening programme would also remain suspended on Saturday, said a university spokesman. However, he added, the offices would remain open on Saturday.

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The Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE), Karachi, announced that due to some unavoidable circumstances, the Diploma in Commerce (part-I) annual examination-2011 (business mathematics and statistics) scheduled for July 9 has been postponed, adds PPI.

SBTE controller of examinations Syed Azhar Ali Shah said that the exam would now be held on July 26. The schedule of other exams would remain unchanged, he added. Dawn

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DMC hostel without electricity for three days
Karachi: The Dow Medical College (DMC) Hostel of CDGK workers and its nearby localities on Nishtar Road have been without electricity for three days due to some technical faults in a Pole-Mounted Transformer (PMT), causing unrest among the residents.

In the wake of continuing electricity breakdowns, enraged power-deprived consumers took to the streets the other day on Civil Hospital Road and Urdu University Road, Abdul Haq Campus and burnt tyres to vent their anger.

Later they dispersed on the assurance of police officials. They alleged that the staff of the Karachi Electric Supply Company's (KESC) Complaint Centre was not looking into their complaints.

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FAST 23rd convocation
Karachi: The 23rd convocation of the FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences will be held at its main campus here on July 9 wherein former federal minister for science and technology and eminent scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman will be the chief guest.

According to an official of the institution, 266 candidates will be conferred Bachelor degrees and 69 will receive Masters degrees. The Bachelor degrees will be awarded in four disciplines - Telecom Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration.

The Masters degrees will be awarded in the disciplines of Computer Science, Management Science and Software Project Management. The news

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Punjab governor vs CM over VCs' hiring
Lahore: Rejecting the candidates recommended by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa has approved the appointment of vice-chancellors of three universities.

The governor had interviewed all the nine candidates that were reflected on the panels for the three universities.

Giving his approval, the governor said "the Chancellor obviously is not to act as a rubber stamp and shut his eyes to comparable credentials" (of candidates).

Subsequently, he approved the appointment of Prof Dr Muhammad Khalique-ur-Rehman as vice-chancellor of the Government College University, Lahore; Prof Dr Chaudhry Jamil Anwar as vice-chancellor of University of Education, Lahore; and Prof Dr Muhammad Zafarullah as vice-chancellor of the Bahauddin Zikariya University, Multan. The VCs have been appointed for a period of four years, with immediate effect.

The governor had last month approved the appointment of Prof Dr Sabiha Mansoor as vice-chancellor of the Lahore College for Women University, and Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir as vice-chancellor of the Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, but returned the summary for the appointment of vice-chancellor of University of Sargodha, levelling allegations against principal candidate Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Chaudhry.

The Punjab government has yet not notified the appointment of two women universities' vice-chancellors.

GCU: The Punjab Higher Education Department's search committee led by LUMS Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali had interviewed 65 candidates for the vice-chancellorship of Government College University, Lahore, and recommended in order of merit Prof Dr Muhammad Khalique-ur-Rehman, Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Kashmiri and Prof Dr Muhammad Zikariya Butt.

The committee recommended the top merit candidate for his appointment as vice-chancellor.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, however, interviewed the top two candidates on the panel and recommended Prof Dr Akram Kashmiri as the suitable candidate.

The governor stated that he interviewed the candidates and was of the considered opinion that Prof Rehman was the most

suitable candidate for the job because he showed the vision and the roadmap he offered outweighed the other candidates future plans. He said Prof Rehman was also awarded Izaz-e-Kamal, HEC Best Teacher Award 2008, gold medal by Pakistan Institute of Physics. He was also honoured by the Nobel Committee for the nomination of the highest coveted Nobel Laureate for the award of Nobel Prize in physics for 2011.

He stated that the search committee had also placed Prof Rehman on top of the list but the chief minister did not give any reason that why he had recommended Prof Kashmiri.

UoE: The search committee had interviewed 68 candidates for the vice-chancellorship of University of Education, Lahore, and recommended in order of merit Prof Dr Chaudhry Jamil Anwar, Dr Faizul Hassan and Dr Ali G. Shaikh and recommended the top merit candidate for his appointment as vice-chancellor.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif interviewed the top two candidates on the panel and recommended Dr Faizul Hassan as the most suitable candidate.

The governor stated that he had found Prof Dr Chaudhry Jamil Anwar's vision and the roadmap better than the other candidates. He said Prof Anwar had gained administrative and academic experience while serving as Dean, Faculty of Science, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Acting Vice-Chancellor and Director General, School of Physical Sciences in the Punjab University.

He said the search committee had also placed Prof Anwar on top of the list but the chief minister did not offer any reason for superseding him and putting his weight behind Prof Dr Faizul Hassan. The CM also not give any reason in favour of Prof Dr Hasan.

BZU: The search committee interviewed 66 candidates for the vice-chancellorship of Bahauddin Zikariya University, Multan, and recommended in order of merit Prof Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Prof Dr Syed Khawaja Alqama and Prof Dr Muhammad Zafarullah. The committee recommended the top candidate for appointment as vice-chancellor.

The chief minister interviewed the top two candidates on the panel and recommended Prof Dr Syed Khawaja Alqama as the most suitable candidate.

The governor stated that he was of the considered opinion that Prof Dr Muhammad Zafarullah, former vice-chancellor of the BZU, was the most suitable candidate as he held the required vision and the roadmap to run the university.

Referring to search committee's recommendation about Prof Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, the governor said that he lacked the experience and knowledge of local dynamics of the society for not being the son of the soil and he might not be able to garner ready support of the local faculty and staff. Similarly, he said, Prof Dr Syed Khawaja Alqama might face problems in reverting back to the academia after being associated with the Foreign Office since 2009.

On the other hand, the governor stated that Prof Zafarullah had gained varied administrative and academic experience while serving as head of the Department of Business Administration; Registrar; chairman of the Department of Business Administration and director, Institute of Management Sciences. In addition, he had also served as BZU vice-chancellor for four years successfully and definitely enjoyed an edge over the two other candidates.

The governor stated that the chief minister had recommended the name of Prof Dr Syed Khawaja Alqama, who was not accredited as the first choice for appointment as VC by the search committee and the chief minister had again given no justification for recommending him. Dawn

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LHC seeks reply from HEC on fake universities in Punjab
Lahore: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Friday again sought replies from the federal government and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on a petition against 40 alleged fake universities and colleges in Punjab.

The chief justice will now resume the hearing of the petition in September after the summer vacation. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey moved the petition in which he challenged mushroom growth of fake universities and other educational institutions in the province. He submitted that a large number of fake education institutions had been functioning in the country and deceiving the youth for money. He said that the people were running the universities in residential areas and without any facilities. He submitted that the government had no mechanism to check private colleges and universities as they were minting money from students providing nothing in return. Daily times

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