KU research institute, MA forms: PSF warns APMSO
Another research institute planned in KU
Karachi, March 15, 2008: The construction of Centre for Bioequivalence Studies
and Bioassay Research (CBSBR) at the Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine
and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi, will be completed in 2010 at a
cost of Rs249 million.
This was stated by the acting director of the
International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), KU, Prof Dr
Mohammad Iqbal Choudhary, on Friday. He was presiding over a meeting held at the
ICCBS to review the construction work of the project. Dr Iqbal said that the
CBSBR would provide a high-tech facility for the evaluation of generic
pharmaceutical products in the country.
He said that the project was
initially being funded by the government of Pakistan and ultimately it would
become a profit-earning organisation promoting research and academic activities
in the country.
MA exam forms
The University of Karachi
extended the date for the submission of examination forms for MA/double MA and
improvement of division for external annual examination 2007. Students can now
submit examination forms without any late fee from March 17 to 29. The
examination forms can be obtained from NBP/UBL counters, Silver Jubilee Gate No
1 for Rs25.
The University of Karachi also notified that the enrolment forms and fee of MA from Defence Authority College
for Women would be accepted with a late fee of Rs500 by March 22. APP/PPI
PSF warns MQM, APMSO
Karachi: If PSF party workers are not
safe in the educational institutions of Karachi then neither are the members of
the All Pakistan Muttahida Student Organization (APMSO), the central leadership
of Pakhtoon Student Federation (PSF) Sindh warned in a press conference held
Friday at the Karachi Press Club (KPC).
The press conference was led by
PSF Central Leader Ismail Khan Mehsud, PSF Sindh President Tariq Khan Tareen and
PSF Provincial Secretary Altaf Khattak. Mehsud alleged that the Governor of
Sindh and City Nazim were responsible for creating unrest in the educational
institutions of the city.
He claimed that the MQM and its student wing
APMSO were trying to create ethnic violence and destroying the peace in the
educational institutions of the city to blackmail the future government of
Mehsud alleged that in the last few weeks, MQM and APMSO activists
jointly tortured PSF workers in different educational institutions, including
Johar Degree College, Superior Science College and Asif Abad Degree
He further alleged that MQM and APMSO activists entered the
Superior Science College in the presence of SHO Nadir Khan and other police
personnel in three cars, including one private ambulance, seized two PSF
workers, Sheer Nawaz and Naveed Alam, took them to their sector office and
After the MQM workers were done with the PSF workers they
took them to Khokharapar and asked them to flee, only to open fire at them from
behind, which resulted in them getting critical bullet wounds. It was with the
help of the residents that the area police shifted them to the Jinnah
Despite the PSF's repeated requests, the police has avoided
registering an FIR against the culprits, claimed Mehsud. He added that the
police have agreed to register an FIR but on the condition that the name of the
MQM sector in-charge will not be included.
The PSF gave a one-week
ultimatum to the government for fulfilling their demands which include the
registration of an FIR against the nominated culprits and the suspension of SHO
Nadir Khan. If their demands are not fulfilled, Mehsud said, the PSF will start
its own protest campaign across the city. Daily Times
Talent fair at DA Junior Model School
Karachi: Students of the Defence Authority Junior Model School, Darakshan, presented an
exciting and fun filled talent show at the school premises on Friday. The
variety programme included tableaus, songs and short plays based on patriotic
and moral themes.
An English play 'Akbar and Birbal' acted out at the
show, depicted the intellectually vibrant court of the Indian emperor,
punctuated by some very witty and intelligent remarks made by Birbal. Meanwhile,
the Urdu play 'C-4 Pizza' was an excellent satire on the modern age of computers
and modern technology.
The chief guest, Administrator DHA, Brigadier
Kamran Aziz Qazi said that the opportunity to perform on stage helps the
students to develop confidence, adding that these qualities are vital for the
wholesome development of students' personality in their formative years. "The
best investment for the future is to provide proper grooming and good education
to the children so as to help them transform into an enlightened and progressive
generation," said the Administrator.
Later the Administrator distributed
prizes among the students who excelled in various curricular and non-curricular
activities. Moreover, Qazi also announced an award of Rs0, 000 for the school. The News