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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 whimsical decisions.

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.

The 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.

A 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.

A 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 university.

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 2011".

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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