KU registration form | MAO principal's Egocentricity
KU extends registration date of BCom, BA and BOL
Karachi, June 09: The University of Karachi (KU) on Friday extended the date
for registration forms for BCom, BA, and BOL and for improvement for
division for BA, BCom and BSc. Concerned students were asked to submit
their forms till July 4 with Rs 2,500 fee at the Silver Jubilee Gate of
the university. Students who want to change their subject can also
submit their form with Rs 500 fee. Daily times
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90 MAO teachers condemn principal's 'egocentricity'
Lahore: The ongoing 'soft' protest campaign of the Govt M.A.O. College heads of
departments against the college principal took a new turn on Friday,
after other faculty members also joined them and expressed concern over
attitude of the college's head.
It is learnt that over 90
faculty members of the college met on Friday and extended their support
to around 20 senior faculty members who had resigned from headship of
their respective departments in protest against the principal Prof Dr
Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan's alleged insulting attitude, egocentricity and
Sources said the principal along
with some faculty members, who are still in his camp, were sitting
outside the principal office on Friday morning as part of Dr Khan's
'show of strength' tactic to the 'defiant' teachers.
The principal had also indirectly asked the protesting teachers to have a dialogue with him, they added.
sources said the protesting teachers in their meeting, held in the
college auditorium, passed a resolution condemning the principal's use
of foul and abusive language and bullying the teachers. Though they
expressed serious concern over the principal's misbehavior but
unanimously decided to have a meeting with him first, instead of further
aggravating the tense environment at the college.
committee comprising some (three) faculty members and two
representatives of the Punjab Professors & Lecturers Association
(PPLA) was formed on the occasion which would meet the principal on
Saturday (today) to resolve the worsening issue.
faculty member, seeking anonymity, said if the principal did not extend
apology over his egocentric attitude and vow to avoid the same in
future, the situation could get worse. So far, he added, the teachers
had been observing only peaceful protest but any unpleasant move by the
principal in future could result in protest with academic boycott. We could not reach the principal for his comments despite repeated
attempts on his cell phone. The news
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Seminar on sexual harassment
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University has
constituted a committee to deal with sexual harassment incidents in the
This was stated by Faculty of Humanity and Arts dean and Institute of
Language and Culture Director Prof Naushaba Farooq while speaking at a
seminar on "Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Criminal Law Amendment) 2009
and the Prevalence of Anti-Women Practices (Criminal Law Amendment) Act
The seminar was organised by varsity's Women Institute for Leadership
and Learning in collaboration with the Strengthening Participatory
Organisation (SPO) at university's seminar hall on Friday.
Aurat Foundation programme manager Mumtaz Mughal said cases of
violence against women were increasing every passing day despite efforts
made by the government.
"There is a need to start an awareness campaign against sexual
harassment and the government should strictly implement laws that check
and control discrimination," she added.
SPO's regional head Salman Abid said educational institutions could
play very important role for strengthening society. In order to
eliminate discrimination against women, he stressed the support
structures in society should be strengthened.
Punjab Women Development Department Secretary Irum Bukhari said the
chief minister had announced a comprehensive women empowerment package
that corroborated government's firm commitment to address social and
economic rights of women. Dawn
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