HEC-USAID scholarships for 2010-11
99 scholarships approved under HEC-USAID programme
Islamabad, June 23: A total of 99 scholarships have been approved under
'HEC-USAID Merit and Needs based Programme' for the academic year
HEC Executive Director Dr Sonail Naqvi chairing a
meeting of Scholarship Management Committee on Wednesday said that HEC
in partnership with the US initiated the 'Merit and Needs Based
Scholarship Programme' to provide assistance to talented but needy
students who are unable to start their higher education due to financial
disadvantages. These scholarships are available since 2004 in the field
of Business Administration and Agriculture at 11 participating
The selected students are from rural
and remote areas across Pakistan and studying at KPK Agriculture
University, Peshawar; Balochistn University of Information Technology
Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta; Sindh Agriculture
University (SAU), Tandojam. The offered scholarships will cover tuition
fee, transportation, books, lodging and incidental costs. Daily times
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Iraqi envoy calls on IIU rector, president
Islamabad: Ambassador Republic of Iraq Dr. Rushdi Al-Ain called on International Islamic
University Islamabad Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik and President Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad.
IIU Director General Gulzar Ahmad Khwaja was also present on the occasion.
Iraqi ambassador speaking on the occasion said that both Iraq and
Pakistan have historical relations and we are like brothers under
Islamic brotherhood. He said that Iraqi government strongly believes in
joint collaboration with the universities of Pakistan.
suggested that IIU should collaborate with university of Baghdad, Basra
University and Islamic University in Iraq for the joint ventures for
promoting education and research activities.
He added that Iraqi
civilization is almost 10,000 years old and in the near past we suffered
because of war, but we did not let our education suffer despite we face
many collateral damages to our schools, colleges and other education
institutions during the war period of 1993 to 2000. He said that Muslims
should focus on education from birth to grave which is the ideology of
our religion and the same should be the practice of Islamic culture.
considered those getting education are living in safe way and those
lacks education could face violence and terrible situations in their
Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, IIU Rector, warmly
welcomed the ambassador at the new campus of IIU and said that Pakistan
and Iraq should strengthen the intellectual cooperation among the
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Administration allegedly trying to hush up the case Committee formed to probe the matter, says VC
Islamabad: The unfortunate incident of molestation of a female student of Quaid-i-Azam
University (QAU) by the controller examination is allegedly being
hushed up by the university administration.
According to the
details, a female student from the natural sciences department of QAU
went to Controller Examinations for some paper work. The official locked
the door and allegedly molested her. The girl started screaming after
which the official ran away.
The parents of the girl visited the
university campus and asked QAU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr. Masoom Yasinzai
to conduct a fair inquiry into the case and remove the controller
examination from his post who is also a threat for the other girls
studying in the university.
The university has constituted a
committee including QAU National Institute of Psychology Director Dr.
Anila Kamal, Chemistry Department Chairperson Dr. Saqib Ali, Department
of Biochemistry Professor Dr. Wasim and Campus Manager Colonel (r)
However, sources in the university believe that the
university was trying to give cover to the culprit, as he is still not
being suspended yet. "The university should have suspended the culprit
as soon as it has received a complaint against him," he said.
source said that there was no need to constitute a new committee when
there was already a committee. "A formal committee on sexual harassment
has already been announced however, its notification is still pending.
The VC should have issued the notification for the same committee
instead of announcing a new one," the source said.
information, the formal committee on sexual harassment included the
deans of department and members of civil society while Farzana Bari was
the convener of that committee.
"The purpose behind the
constitution of committee was nothing but to hush up the matter. The
university administration knew that the already purposed committee could
create a hype of the issue and the incident could be reported to media
in that case," the source believed.
Human Rights Activist QAU Gender Studies Department Head Farzana Bari said
that it was not the first case of this nature in the university however,
this is the first case that has been properly reported. "Most of such
cases are hushed up either by the victim's family or by the university
administration," she said.
She said that most of the cases of
harassment reported in the university are 'students versus students'.
"We often receive complaints from girls against boys. In such cases
warning letters are issued to the culprits and matters are normally
resolved," she said.
She said that the constitution of adhoc
committee was not the solution of sexual harassment cases. "The
administration should constitute a formal committee, which comprises
experts rather than any layman," she said.
She said that the
administration of university was trying to hide the identity of the
culprit and providing cover to him. "The identity of victim should not
be disclosed, but the identity of culprit should be made public," she
QAU Vice Chancellor Dr Masoom
Yasinzai said that a committee comprising senior most and non
controversial faculty members has already been constituted to probe the
matter. "We have asked the committee to present its report within one
week," he said.
He said that the committee that has been earlier
constituted has not sent its proposal to him for the approval so he has
constituted new committee. "The earlier committee was meant to deal the
general cases of sexual harassment. The committee, which has been now
constituted is meant to deal with this particular case. Moreover, the
presence of Farzana Bari could have created controversy since she is a
human rights activist," he added.
He said that the culprit if
proven guilty would be immediately suspended while stern action would be
taken against him according to the rules and procedures of the
university. The news
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KU issues provisional admission list for MBA Banking
Karachi: The provisional admission list for admission to MBA Banking,
diploma in the evening programme has been issued. Director University of
Karachi (KU)'s Evening Programme announced this on Wednesday. The
successful candidates have been asked to contact their respective
departments. The admission fee can be deposited from June 23 to June 27,
it was further stated. It was pointed out that the candidates who are
not satisfied with the provisional merit list could submit their claim
form with a late fee of Rs 500 up to June 25 at the directorate of
evening programme. app
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Submission of fake documents BIEK rejects exam forms of four candidates
Karachi: Chairman Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Anwar Ahmed Zai on
Wednesday cancelled the examination forms of four candidates for
submitting fake documents.
The notification in this regard had
been issued and the students will be given a chance to submit their
appeals against the decision within 15 days, he said.
to the BIEK, at least four students have submitted fake documents and
marks sheets of their matriculation examinations.
who submitted fake documents are Maria Saleem, Daughter of Muhammad
Saleem, a student of Pre-Medical group at Bahria College Karsaz, Adnan
Yousuf, son of Muhammad Yousuf enrolled in Commerce group at Government
Degree Boys College KMC, Nishtar Road, Ameena Malik, Daughter of Abdul
Qadeer Malik of Pre-Medical group at Bahria College NORE and Syed Irfan
Ali, son of Syed Akber Ali of Aqra Intermediate College Commerce group.
stated that the board had sent the documents of the above mentioned
candidates for verification and later found that the documents and
record does not match with the original documents issued by the Board of
Secondary Education Karachi.
Meanwhile, the chairman BIEK
announced that no additional fee should be charged from the students
appearing in the practical exams of Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering
In case, any college is found involved in charging extra amount then the board would take necessary action against it, he added.
students, who were scheduled to appear at Al-Noor Degree College of
Computer Science, would now give their practical exams at different
colleges. The board had directed the male candidates to appear at Jinnah
Government College, Nazimabad and female students at Government Degree
College for Women, Al-Noor Block-16, F B Area. The decision was taken
after the BIEK received complain that the administration of Al-Noor
Degree College of Computer Science was charging an extra amount for the
practical exams from the students. The news
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