PMDC autonomous status | Teachers termination
PMA demands autonomous status for PMDC
Karachi, June 21: The
Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Centre on Wednesday demanded
autonomous status for the Pakistan Medical and Dental Association (PMDC)
and less intervention in its affairs by the federal government.
also rejected medical colleges with part-time makeshift faculties and
no major tertiary-care level hospitals attached to them for practical
training of medical students.
Speaking at a news
conference at the PMA House on Wednesday, PMA Centre Secretary General
Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, PMA Punjab President Prof Dr Ashraf Nizami, PMA
Karachi President Dr Idrees Adhi and PMA Centre Treasurer Dr SM Qaiser
Sajjad said the practice of minting money in the name of "so-called"
private medical colleges must be stopped.
They said the
central council meeting of the PMA was held on June 10 in Abbottabad and
the PMDC's legislative bill was on its agenda.
lengthy discussion, the participants of the meeting decided to have one
more consultative meeting in Karachi and give recommendations.
Prof Nizami was given the task of giving the final shape to the recommendations.
included autonomous status for the PMDC, less intervention by the
federal government and unlimited powers for the executive committee
under the transitory provision.
It was recommended that
the transitory committee should be constituted for three months with
limited powers to run the routine activities of the council and to
ensure the formulating composition of the council within the stipulated
time i.e. three months. New medical colleges, public or private, should
not be registered and the transitory executive committee should make any
Tertiary-care level hospital of 500
beds should be made an essential component of a medical college on 100
students' intake on the first visit of the PMDC for recognition. Medical
college and attached hospital staff, including teaching staff, medical
doctors, nurses and supportive staff, should be displayed on the
institution's website and should also be available on the PMDC website
for every medical college with the attached teaching hospital.
representation of doctors' community from all provinces and other
components of the country should be considered in the formulation of the
It was also suggested that PMA representation in
the PMDC and PMA membership should be mandatory for PMDC registration,
"as practiced in the civilised world". The news
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Termination of 11 SBBU teachers condemned
Hyderabad: The president of Sindh chapter of
Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association,
Azhar Ali Shah, has condemned termination of services of 11 teachers by
the administration of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU)' instead of reinstating dismissed Prof Anwar Mangrio, the VC terminated the teachers, he said.
He said Arshad Saleem Arain, who did not qualify for the post of
vice-chancellor, was terminating services of qualified faculty members
because they had challenged what he called his illegal appointment in
"While appointing Arshad Saleem Arain as the VC, a dummy syndicate
occupied by MNAs and MPAs of the ruling party and their cronies violated
principles of merit and justice," he alleged.
The syndicate was being used by a single person as rubber stamp to
continue 'autocratic style of governance' in a university named after a
great leader who had sacrificed her life for democracy, he said.
He sought attention of President Asif Ali Zardari, Chief Minister
Qaim Ali Shah and Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan and human rights and
political activists and urged them to support teachers of SBBU. Dawn
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FUUAST announces law annual examinations dates
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology (FUUAST)
Controller Examination Prof Dr Waqar-ul-Haq announced the annual
examination 2011 date for Bachelor of Law (BL) Part-I and II, LLB Final
Year and LLM Part I and II, here on Wednesday. According to the
schedule, the first examination of BL I, LLB final year and LLM first
year will be conducted on June 26 while that of BL second year and LLM
final year on June 27. All exams will be conducted at FUUAST Abdul Haq
Campus in the afternoon shift. Dialy times
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