PU failed to prevent IJT moot | BZU backing 'outsiders'
PU official fired for failure to stop IJT from holding moot
Lahore, Mar 28: The Punjab University (PU) vice chancellor removed Resident
Officer (RO-I) for failing to prevent Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) from organising
an "unauthorised" event on the varsity's New Campus on Friday.
the PU administration said that VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran warned the recently
appointed Chief Security Officer (CSO) Maj (Retd) Taif over his failure to stop
entry of "unwanted elements" in the university. He asked the CSO as to how
Jamiat activists succeeded in organising the event at the varsity's main
corridors at New Campus, they added.
It is pertinent to mention here that
Assistant Professor Shahid Mehmood Gul of the Philosophy Department was given
charge of RO-I in place of Dr Bashir Ahmad of College of Pharmacy.
sources further said "back channel" talks were held between Jamiat and PU
administration a few days ago in which the student organisation was allowed to
organise the event at a hall situated at Islamic Centre while Jamiat insisted to
hold the function at the Faisal Auditorium.
In a bid to show "power", the
Jamiat activists organised the event at main corridors at New Campus, they said
adding, "The incident challenged the writ of the university".
official, on condition of anonymity, said RO-I Dr Bashir Ahmad was supposed to
be in constant contact with the VC and CSO over the developing situation. He
however did not take interest owing to which the situation went out of control,
the official added. A senior PU faculty member was of the view that the abrupt
decision to remove RO-I was evidence of rapidly changing "political" scenario at
the university. He said Dr Bashir was from the VC's camp, adding his sudden
removal had raised many eyebrows in the university.
He further said it
was strange that the PU administration was no more firm in its resolve against
Jamiat like in past.
When contacted, Dr Bashir said he was in constant
contact with the VC over the developing situation. He said his removal from the
post of RO-I was a routine matter and had nothing to do with Jamiat's issue.
Meanwhile, according to a press statement, the PU chapter of Islami
Jamiat Tulaba organised "Seerat ul Nabi" conference in main corridors at New
Campus. Renowned religious scholar Dr Aslam Siddiqui, former MNA Hafiz Salman
Butt and IJT PU chapter Nazim Qaisar Sharief address a large number of students
on the occasion.
The students who took first second and third positions
in the "Seerat Quiz" held on March 24 were also given cash prices of Rs 10,000,
Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively.
Punjab Law College's Afia Rafiq, Roll No 465, got 422 marks
and attained first position in the Punjab University Annual Examination of
LLB-III. The News
Meeting reviews arrangements for Punjab University book fair
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran
chaired a meeting at New Campus on Friday to review the arrangements for the PU
book fair 2009. The conveners of the book fair's sub-committees and deans of
faculties attended the meeting, which discussed the matters of the booking of
stalls by publishers and booksellers as well as security arrangements. The PU
administration would organise the book fair from April 9 to11 in the main
corridor of the Institute of Education and Research (IER). App
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BZU accused of backing 'outsiders'
Multan: A student leader of the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) has accused
the administration of the Bahauddin Zakariya University of avoiding the
interference of '"outsiders" backed by politicians, including Ahmed Mujtaba
IJT leader Mulazim Hussain told a press conference here on
Thursday that 150 armed "outsiders" had disrupted the examination at the BZU
Engineering and Agriculture College. The university administration was reluctant
to take action against them. He said the intruders were based at Hamza Hall and
they had also held a student, Mehr Amjad Rauf, hostage on Tuesday night and
He alleged the university administration had forced Rauf
to reconcile with the attackers and that the discipline committee had been made
non-functional for the last one year.
He said Sociology Department
student Hasnain Raza was also tortured by a student group and the administration
expelled Raza when he insisted for an action against the attackers. Mr Gilani
rejected the allegations and said that he had never interfered in students'
affairs. Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Zafarullah also called the allegations base
less- Staff Correspondent. Dawn
"Please dont try to blame the BZU. The best institute all over the country providing quality education around the province so please dont blame this best Institute. May Allah Allmighty Bless it ."
Name: Samar Behzad
City, Country: Islamabad
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Orders for recruitment of educators on merit
Lahore: Secretary School Education Punjab Nadeem Ashraf has said that with
a view to raising the educational standard of government schools, meritorious
recruitment of educators will be ensured.
Violation of recruitment
policy under political influence will not be tolerated and stern action will be
taken on the complaints of favoritism.
These instructions were issued by
him while presiding over a high-level meeting held to review the recruitment
process of educators.
The meeting was attended by Additional Secretaries
of School Education Department and Project Director PMIU of Education Department
Capt (r) Asif.
The meeting was told that the process of recruitment of
34000 educators was in progress in 35 districts of the province in transparent
The process of recruitment was being carried out under a
recruitment policy approved on 29-12-2008 by the then government.
further stated that the recruitment was being made as planned in Education
Sector Reforms Programme (ESRP). This programme was being funded by the World
Bank for the promotion of quality education in Punjab.
said the programme of educator selection would be supervised at district and
divisional level by DCOs and Commissioners respectively.
He stressed the
departmental officers that whole process should be completed strictly in
accordance with the merit which included display of merit list to obviate any
external interference or influence. The News
Police to upgrade teaching syllabus
Lahore: The police has been instructed to upgrade the training syllabus at the Police College Sihala, educate officials
on countering terrorism and how to properly preserve evidence at crime scenes,
sources in the Punjab Police said on Friday.
They said the
police syllabus was being upgraded for the first time. They said the Elite Force
was the only operational force trained to engage in an encounter with
According to government statistics, two four month courses –
Advanced Class Courses (ACC) and Upper Class Courses (UCC) – are taught at the
college. Most sub-inspectors and several assistant sub-inspectors undergo the
UCC as part of their training. It is mandatory for all inspectors and deputy
superintendents of police (DSPs) to take the ACC as part of the mandatory
requirements for a promotion. Currently, the ACC and UCC comprise 12 subjects –
the Pakistan Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Law of Evidence, Local and
Special Laws, Medical Jurisprudence, Finger Prints, Police Public Work,
Psychology, Scientific Aid, Security Criminology, etc.
sources said mostly when a terrorist attack occurred, an untrained station house
officer (SHO) or the investigation in-charge damaged the evidence. They said the
current syllabus did not train the SHOs or the officials of the Investigation
Wing of such situations. They said it was necessary to upgrade the syllabus to
develop an effective counter to terrorism. They said untrained police officials
caused for evidence to 'vanish' when former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was
assassinated on December 27, 2007. They said untrained police officials also
'wasted' evidence from the 3/3 attacks on the Sri Lankan cricket team at Liberty
Syllabus: Police Studies Director Hashim said that the
necessary paperwork to upgrade the syllabus at the college was currently under
process, adding that the teaching plans of the current courses would be reviewed
and some chapters would be added by April 10. He said community policing, crime
prevention, interviewing, interrogation, research work and practical evidences
in an established courtroom would be reviewed. He said the syllabus would be
upgraded soon, adding that it would lay the most emphasis on countering
terrorism. He said the syllabus had been formulated by special teams in the
United States, adding that it would be sent to the Punjab inspector general of
police for final approval. He said the courses' duration might also be
increased. He said the following components would be added to the syllabus
regarding terrorism: Profiling (to categorise various terrorist attacks), Post
Blast (how to investigate various aspects from a modern point of view),
Explosive (information regarding all forms of explosives), films of police
officials defusing bombs and being killed while defusing bombs would also be
shown to the trainees. He added that foreign faculty would also start teaching
at the academy. Daily Times
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