Dr Chishty virology expertise | APMSO book fair
Dr Chishty to share virology expertise with KU
Karachi, June 08: In
a grand ceremony organised on Thrusday to welcome Dr Khalil Chishty at
the University of Karachi (KU), it was decided that the expertise of the
country's first virologist would be used after the establishment of the
Central Institute of Diseases.
The views were expressed by Vice Chancellor KU Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser in his address.
Khalil Chishty is one of those expert virologists who without any
advanced facilities are capable of achieving milestones in the field,"
While sharing his experiences of India, Dr
Chishty, said that during his detention in India he attended a primary
certificate course in Hindi. "I was never away from the process of
learning," he admitted.
He expressed satisfaction over the
research being conducted at the Department of Microbiology. "Our
neighbouring country is still unable to master the basic facets of this
Recalling old times at KU, he said that, despite
limited resources, teachers would produce a lot of research and even
motivate students to come up with innovative ideas.
Shahana Urooj Kazmi, chairperson Department of Microbiology, KU, in her
speech, expressed immense joy over Dr Chishty's homecoming.
"The campaign for our beloved teacher's release was initiated by KU."
speakers, who attended the event, included former Vice Chancellor
Professor Pirzada Qasim, President KU Teachers' Society Dr Mutahir Ahmed
and President Unikarians International Dr Iqbal Ahmed. A number of KU
alumni were also present on the occasion.
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APMSO organises book fair
Karachi: The Academic and Social Circle of the All Pakistan Muttahida Students
Organisation (APMSO) organised a book fair and a science exhibition at
the Jinnah Ground on Thursday in commemoration of the 34th founding day
of the organisation.
The two-day festival was inaugurated
by Sindh Minister for Information and Technology Raza Haroon, which was
attended by hundreds of people belonging to different walks of life.
international and local institutions put up their stalls with books on
different subjects such as science, arts, medicine with a 50 percent
The literary committee of the Muttahida
Qaumi Movement (MQM) displayed books written by party chief Altaf
Hussain. CDs of the MQM's history were also placed on stalls.
talking to journalists, Haroon said that at the age of 24 Hussain
founded the APMSO in the year 1978 which benefited thousands of
students. He said, "Pakistan could only become prosperous if the young
students came in the forefront and we must get benefits from these
bright students who are the future of the country."
"Pakistan society is full of talent but to inculcate their ability, we lack resources," he said.
APMSO is the only student organisation which encourages young students
in the light of Hussain's vision, bringing them into mainstream for
their better future.
The APMSO was founded on June 11,
1978 and the day had special significance as its ideology given by
Hussain had now spread to every nook and corner of the country, he said.
said that Hussain was the leader of 98 percent downtrodden people and
his mission was not confined to any particular group but had been
promoted across the country.
Addressing the students, he
said that the MQM chief wanted the students of today to run the affairs
of the country and they must get rid of the feudal system.
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Varsity employee killed allegedly by police torture
Sukkur: An employee of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur was killed on Thursday allegedly due to police torture.
of villagers of Gul Muhammed Jamro along with the body of Allah Dino
Jamro staged a demo at the National Highway Khairpur at Dastaghir Gate
Ranipur. The demonstrators alleged that the police conducted a raid on
their village without any justification and tortured their women.
alleged that in the police torture, a security guard was killed. They
demanded registration of a case of murder against Ranipur and Kumb
Reports said that a clash between the Police and
demonstrators developed when the police forced them to put off their
demo and to clear a road for traffic. Meanwhile, police rejected the
allegation and said the man died a natural death. The news
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