Government Boys Secondary School builiding misuse
School building being misused
Karachi, June 11: Several groups of people are misusing the premises of the
Government Boys Secondary School, located in Sector No 4, Orangi Town. In the
evenings, the school becomes a location to settle personal disputes among
individuals as Jirga meetings often take place at the ground floor while drug
addicts visit the building late at nights, the area people claimed while.
The school is situated next to the Mominabad police station
but it is observed that police is not taking any interest to make the school a
secure place for the students, they added. People living in the neighbourhood
said that the school has two blocks. The school is closed these days due to
The locals demanded that the officials should take
immediate notice of the matter and sweep out such elements before classes resume
The building is in poor state as there are no ceiling fans
and tube lights in most of the classrooms while the washrooms are in shambolic
According to area people, officials have never visited the
building. It seems that the government has not invested a single penny on this
school, they further said.
Sub Inspector Abdul Majeed Marwat, who is the
Station House Officer of the Mominabad police station, said that the said school
falls under the jurisdiction of the Pirabad police station.
the school is located next to our police station but due to bifurcation of town
limits, the said school falls under the jurisdiction of the Pirabad police
station and they would take action if any illegal activity is going on there,"
When contacted, the duty officer at the Pirabad police station
said that they have not received such information yet. If the locals or the head
master of the school felt that some suspicious activities were taking place on
the premises of the school then they should lodge a report at the police
station. The police would take serious action on the complaint, he
Several attempts made to contact the Executive
District Officer, Education, and the Assistant District Officer, Education,
Orangi Town but received no response.
However, the office of the District
Officer Elementary told this correspondent that they have not received any
complaint in this regard till date. The locals and the head master of the school
should inform the authorities if they were facing any such issue, he added.
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KU microbiologists identify new sub-genotypes
Karachi: Two new sub-genotypes of HIV-1 besides sub-type A are also
present in Pakistan. These sub-types are CRF 10_AE and 02_AG. HIV typing and
sub-typing data was not available for HIV strains circulating in Pakistan, thus,
only 28 HIV A1 genotypes were reported.
This was said by the Pro-Vice
Chancellor Prof. Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi while delivering the keynote address at
the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in
"We found the other sub-types by constructing the phylogenetic
trees to trace the origins of HIV infection and its major modes of
transmission", she said. Around 18 papers of the research scholars of the
University of Karachi were presented in this largest annual gathering of
microbiologists in the world.
The meeting was organized to highlight
recent advances in microbial cell biology, genetics and physiology,
environmental and applied microbiology, microbial ecology, clinical microbiology
and the roles of microbes in health and disease.
The main goal was to
provide a programme with the breadth and depth that showcased state of the art
science. Dr Shahana, while presenting her paper titled 'Concentrated Epidemics
of HIV, HCV, and HBV among Afghan Refugees', said about the potential high risk
behaviour that is the causes of spread of HIV, HCV and HBV in Pakistan largely
includes drug use and injecting drugs whereas promiscuity and homosexuality also
contribute to it to some extent.
She added that Afghans in Pakistan
represented eight per cent of the estimated Afghanistan population. They remain
the largest single refugee group in the world for the past 21 years. The number
of Afghan refugees in Pakistan in 2007 was estimated 2.46 million. US census
found that 42 per cent Afghans in Pakistan lived in camps and 58 per cent in
Dr. Shahana warned that high prevalence of HIV, HCV, and
HBV among Afghan Refugee population in Pakistan was a cause of concern for
public health professional as this is a potential source which may convert
Pakistan from a high risk low prevalence country to a high prevalence nation.
She suggested that intervention including awareness, education,
behaviourial change, services delivery, harm reduction measures etc are required
on war footings to maintain low prevalence in Pakistan. Dr. Syed Ali Aga Khan
University HospitalŮand two graduate students of University of Karachi Dr M.
Rafiq Khanani and Dr. Saeed Khan collaborated in the research.
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Passing-out parade of 1,785 police recruits held
Karachi: The passing-out parade of the 7th batch of the Eaglet Squad of
the Sindh Police was held at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Elite Police Training
Centre, Razzakabad, here on Thursday.
Inspector General of Police (IGP)
Sindh Sultan Salahuddin Babar Khattak, while addressing as chief guest at the
ceremony, appreciated the performance of the recruits. He hoped that all
passing-out recruits would perform their duties with honesty.
Commandant Shaukat Ali Khan briefed the participants about the course and said
that the Eaglet training was aimed at countering internal and external threats
faced by the country. The recruits were highly trained to counter heinous crimes
including bomb blasts, kidnappings for ransom and sectarian violence.
This training will also help the recruits to efficiently fulfill their
duties in supporting citizens when they return to their regional areas.
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Mirpurkhas students meet chairman BIEK
Karachi: Students should take initiative and come forward to eradicate
cheating culture to avoid being labelled as cheats, Chairman of Board of
Intermediate Education, Karachi, Anwar Ahmed Zai said to the students of
Mirpurkhas on Thursday.
Around 40 students and teachers from interior
Sindh arrived in the city to participate in the summer camp.
and pattern used during the examinations has made it quite difficult for the
students to rely on cheating materials and other use of unfair means, Zai said.
It has been observed that ratio of cheating has reduced in the examinations. The news
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