IJT nazim expelled: PU collective punishment?
IJT nazim expelled, activist rusticated: Thrashing of PhD students
Lahore, 27 March, 2008: The Punjab University on Wednesday expelled an IJT
nazim and rusticated another activist for one year on the charges of beating up
university students in the presence of the vice-chancellor two weeks
The PU Disciplinary Committee has expelled Institute of Geology's
student Usman Ashraf and imposed a fine of Rs5,000 on him. It rusticated
Abdullah Munir Leghari, of the same department, for one year.
Disciplinary Committee head Prof Dr Iftikhar Husain Baloch said the committee
had heard both parties and seen the available evidence on Monday.
Baloch, who is also principal of the varsity's College of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, said the committee had finally decided to expel one
student and rusticate the other for one year. He said Usman Ashraf was IJT's
professional zone nazim and a son of Islamic Studies teacher, Mr Ashraf,
teaching at a college in Gujrat. Abdullah Munir Leghari is a son of a shepherd
in Dera Ghazi Khan.
Both the students were charged with thrashing three
PhD students -- Haroon Riaz, Amir Jalal and Muhammad Sajjal who were
distributing fliers to promote independent judiciary outside the university's
Jamia Masjid following Juma prayers on March 14. Dawn
Seminar on role of judiciary: Justice Wajihuddin's visit irks PU administration
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU)
administration on Wednesday showed displeasure over Justice (r) Wajihuddin's
visit to PU.
The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA), a
group of teachers affiliated with Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Jamiat Talaba,
invited him to deliver a lecture on the role of judiciary.
Dr Mujahid Ali Mansoori said that PUASA had organised the seminar for political
purposes. He said, "We will not allow anyone to use the PU for their political
Justice (r) Wajihuddin on Wednesday delivered the lecture at
PU. Former Supreme Court Bar Association president Hamid Khan, Lahore High Court
Bar Association President Anwar Kamal also spoke on the occasion.
Mujahid Mansoori said, "The PU, the government and the people consider Justice
(r) Wajihuddin a national figure. He could play a vital role in the country's
betterment. The PU administration has some reservations on Justice (r)
Wajihuddin's arrival on the invitation of PUASA."
He said a group of
teachers and students were exploiting the judicial issue for their vested
interests. He said the same group had manhandled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Chairman Imran Khan on the campus. He said, "The PU administration had informed
close friends of Justice sahib about the complicated of the situation. However,
when Justice (r) Wajihuddin decided to deliver his lecture, we did not disrupt
the event in respect of Justice (r) Wajihuddin."
PUASA President Dr
Mumtaz Salik said that the PU teachers had organised the seminar and there were
no political motives. The PUASA president said the National Solidarity
Committee, a body of all PU teachers, had organised the seminar with the
permission of PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran. Daily Times
Collective punishment?: PU denies campus to Pindi students
Rawalpindi: Absence of a campus of the Punjab University
(PU) in Rawalpindi has exposed the students appearing or intending to appear in
the university examinations to scores of problems.
students from Rawalpindi district annually take the PU examinations in various
protocols. These students, most of them not enrolled with regular educational
institutions, have to go to Lahore for registration, admission forms,
date-sheets, removal of objections and other university-related
Mushtaq Ahmed, a college lecturer, said that a
student, if caught using unfair means at an examination centre, preferred to
discontinue studies because he had to visit Lahore time and again to clear
Had the university set up a campus here, the students would
have been spared of the hassle of extensive travelling, he said. A few years
back, he said, there was a one-room office of the PU in Satellite Town, but the
university had closed it.
PU website is enough: PU Registrar Prof
Muhammad Naeem Khan said that from Lahore over telephone that the IT had
made life easier. Students could check information of their interest from the UK
and the US universities so why they could not access the website of the PU
instead of visiting Lahore in person.
He said admission or registration
forms could be sent to the university by post while the university also
dispatched date-sheets, roll number slips, mark sheet or degrees to the students
by post. He cleared that the students could deposit fees with the Habib Bank,
Raja Bazaar branch.
He said the university was planning to open a campus
either in Rawalpindi or Gujar Khan.
Role of local universities: The
students said the PU should allow local universities – Fatima Jinnah Women
University (FJWU) and University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi (UAAR) - to
affiliate colleges if it could not set up its office in the city. They said
these two universities could maintain international standard of education.
Ahmed Mukhtar, a college professor, said the PU was governed by Punjab
University Act 1973 and had jurisdiction all over the Punjab and some college of
Northern Areas (NA).
He said as all government colleges in the district
had been affiliated with the university, which was not ready to allow local
universities to affiliate colleges. He said there was an issue of jurisdictions
and laws should be redefined for the convenience of students.
of the Education Department claimed that local universities could affiliate
colleges but if they did, they had to hire more staff and build more
administrative offices. He said the new government should take up the matter
FJWU Registrar Maryam Rub said it was not included in the
constitution of the university to affiliate private or government
She said the FJWU started under-graduate classes at its campus
about three years ago and about 1,200-1,500 students were getting education
under this project.
She said the university was building another campus
at Chakri Road for under-graduate students. She said the FJWU under-graduate
programme was for four years, while duration of study for the PU graduation
degree was two years.
She said the university had no plan to affiliate
local colleges because it wanted to maintain the standard of its education. Daily Times
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