Hamdard University convocation | Quaid-e-Azam University Plagiarism
Sixth convocation of Hamdard University
Islamabad, May 22: The government has finalised a plan to enhance enrollment in higher
education from existing 3.7 percent to 10 percent by the year 2015, said Federal
Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani on Thursday.
addressing the participants of sixth convocation of Hamdard University (HU)
Islamabad Campus, at Convention Centre.
He underlined the need for
progress in science and technology in the country and asked private sector to
play its role in improving education standards.
"The idealism of the
youth can rectify the excesses and perversities of present and past generations
and I am sure that youth equipped with modern techniques of education at HU will
redeem this nation and help restore its respected position, he
Lauding the role of Hakim Muhammad Saeed and his mission, he said
HU was one of the best universities in the private sector working for promotion
of education in the country.
HU Chancellor Senator SM Zafar said the
university was one of the leading universities of the country, which produced
high quality professionals in eastern medicine, computer sciences, engineering,
medicine, pharmacy, management sciences, and law with its graduates working all
over the world.
HU Vice Chancellor Dr Nasim A Khan asked graduates to
enter confidently next phase of their lives knowing well that the university had
made them capable of competing with their counterparts in the developed and
developing countries of the world.
HU Islamabad Campus Director General
Dr Masud A Malik said the university had awarded 16,000 degrees to-date
including over 1,800 graduates from Islamabad campus and 164 graduates who were
awarded degrees on Thursday. Daily Times
Higher education: Enrolment to be raised to 10pc, says minister
Islamabad: Federal Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani on
Thursday said his ministry had developed a plan to enhance enrolment in higher
education from existing 3.7 per cent to 10 per cent by 2015.
the sixth convocation of the Hamdard University the minister said although
enrolment at both public and private sector varsities had increased to 30 per
cent, it is still far behind other regional countries as only 3.7 per cent of
the 18 to 23 years of age participated in the higher education.
highlighting the problem areas the minister said, "higher education in our
country suffers from quality of skills imparted at this very level in addition
to little recognition our varsities have in international ratings."
"There are very few Pakistani universities in the world's top 500
varsities, and above that there is little international recognition of
qualifications for most of the universities," he said, adding that "it is,
however, encouraging that we are not overwhelmed by these multifarious problems
and that government is committed to reversing the otherwise gloomy situation."
The minister while congratulating the students told them that they have
an important responsibility to the pubic solution of the greater problems of our
times. Later, he awarded degrees to 156 students of various disciplines. Dawn
Doctorate degree conferred on Edhi
Islamabad: Renowned social worker and founder of Edhi Foundation
Abdul Sattar Edhi has been awarded with an honorary degree of Doctor of Social
Sciences to recognise his great services rendered for Ummah and humanity. He was
awarded with the degree during sixth convocation of Hamdard University,
Islamabad campus, held on Thursday. Addressing the convocation, Edhi said he
would endeavour to ensure a peaceful return of all internally displaced persons
(IDPs) to their native areas. App
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Quaid-e-Azam University Plagiarism
Islamabad: An extraordinary case, in which an M.Phil student at Islamabad's prestigious
Quaid-e-Azam University has accused his professor of 'stealing' a paper he wrote
on politics and presenting it in a major international publication as his own,
has now been placed before the Islamabad High Court. The accusations made by the
student need to be ascertained; the professor has claimed innocence and stated
he is a target of political opponents within the university. A sequence of
emails involving international experts is involved in the sordid saga. But the
case once more focuses attention on the issue of plagiarism and the fact that it
remains commonplace even at many of our leading institutions. What is more,
eminent professors are apparently guilty of it rather than mere
In the past, cases involving plagiarized work by professors
have surfaced at the Government College University and the Punjab University in
Lahore. Cases have of course also taken place elsewhere. Indeed many may remain
undetected. There is no way of knowing how many dissertations that do not
represent original work lie in the archives of various institutions. The Higher
Education Commission (HEC) has done well to try and crackdown on plagiarism. But
the issue goes beyond that of merely copying and reproducing material. It is
linked to the decline of our entire education system, beginning at the
elementary levels. It is in these classes that children's immense capacity for
creativity and thought is killed and rote taught as the only means to progress.
This is combined with a general decline in standards. The consequences have been
disastrous. At higher levels we have a situation where less and less competence
exists. This is reported to be true even of medical education, where cheating
and the adoption of 'short cuts' is as much the practice as it is elsewhere. The
situation is one that needs to be tackled urgently. Our academic decline has
many implications. The entire education sector requires sweeping reforms if the
rot is to be stopped and the crime of plagiarism brought to an end before more
cases of similar misdeeds emerge. The News
"It is true,I know very well about that teacher who plager his complete thesis from Bahudin Zakerya University Multan and now teaching in Quaid I Azam university Islamabad his name is Dr.Nazir He is teaching in DSS department and its 100% true u can check his same thesis in BZU which done before his completed studies. Dr Nazir number is 0300*******. No lie in this u can Interogaitve because he is playing with student career in DSS Q.A.U ISb. "
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Ministry loses interest in new education policy
Islamabad: The education ministry seems to have lost interest in the new
education policy since its approval was deferred by the federal cabinet in the
first week of April.
The cabinet delayed the endorsement of a national
education policy, believing the document lacked vision, implementation strategy
and clear goals.
It asked the education ministry to make the new
education policy more comprehensive, covering every aspect of education sector
which needs improvement along with an implementable work plan.
to make new education policy a more comprehensive document by taking everybody
on board so that it could be implemented throughout the country," Federal
Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told reporters after the cabinet's
After the federal cabinet's big no to the draft education
policy, the education ministry should have gone for an emergency
inter-provincial education ministers meeting, but in near future no such event
is on cards, a senior official confided.
Instead, every now and
then a futile exercise of sending reminders to provincial education ministers
for their comments and suggestions for the revised education policy is being
done by the ministry, the official said.
Last ministerial meeting was
held in February this year and at that time Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan
Bijarani pledged to hold such meetings every couple of months but to no avail.
When asked if the ministry had set a certain timeframe for revised
education policy to be presented before the federal cabinet, the official
replied in negative.
"Frankly speaking, I don't see any significant
development in near future on the new education policy because its stakeholders
are not taking due interest."
Answering another question, the official,
who is directly involved in the exercise, said a proactive role on the part of
the federal education ministry was missing, however, the blame had been placed
on provincial education ministries.
"It does not involve rocket science
to hold an inter-provincial education ministers meeting along with experienced
educationists but for that you need an initiative which is not there," a
university professor, who is also involved in the formulation of the national
education policy, said.
Unfortunately, despite tall claims, the
education sector has never been given top priority by successive governments.
Hence the country is bracketed with some sub-Saharan countries when it comes to
the performance in education, the professor said.
government took over helm of affairs after last year's elections, Mr Bijarani is
the second education minister. Initially, the portfolio was handed over to Ahsan
Iqbal of the PML-N as part of his party's deal with the PPP. Dawn
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Teaching staff deputed on administrative positions in FDE
Islamabad: The sense of discrimination among the promotion-awaiting FDE
officers has been furthered after 11 officers, earlier pursuing teaching careers
and later transferred to the directorate against administrative posts, have now
been entitled to deputation allowance.
It was learnt that initially these officers were placed on temporary duty basis
on administrative posts in the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) but later
they were declared entitlement to deputation allowance with arrears worth
hundreds of thousands of rupees.
Sources claimed that no permission was
sought by the competent authority in the process of their placement in the
administration and entitlement for deputation allowance, which have apparently
nothing to do with their qualifications and experience.
The 11 officers,
placed in the FDE administrative posts, include Farhad Ali Shah (deputy
director, BS-18), Nadeem Ahmad (assistant director, BS-16), Mumtaz-ul-Haq
(assistant director, PE), Sohail Iqbal Mughal (deputy director A&C, BS-18),
Iqbal Awan (estate officer, BS-17), Zafar Iqbal (AEO, BS-14), Imdad Channa (AEO,
BS-14), Rehan Naqvi (AEO, BS-14), Said Akbar (inspector, BS-15), M Azam (deputy
director Legal, BS-17) and Fazal Abbas (assistant accounts officer, BS-17).
Sources said if the chief justice of Pakistan could order the serving
judges not to accept administrative posts, the education minister should also
introduce a policy to prevent the postings and transfers of teachers in the
On the other hand, FDE Director Rafique
Tahir denied any restrictions on the appointment
and transfer of any member of the teaching staff to an administrative post
according to the existing rules of business. He claimed that the whole process
was carried out in line with rules and procedures.
He said that it is a
matter of pleasure that no officer from any other cadre, like DMG group, is now
being appointed or transferred to the directorate and only the Ministry of
Education officials have been entitled to work on any post falling under the
FDE. "Only those officers who have served in the teaching field can better
understand problems in educational institutions and comparatively play a better
role for their resolution," he said.
Rafique Tahir, however, did not
confirm but gave his careful comments over reports that a proposal would be
floated in the near future to decide the role of the officers at an early stage
of their careers regarding whether they would work on teaching or administrative
Sources in the Ministry of Education told this scribe that a
proposal has been made part of the upcoming national education policy to clearly
separate the officers' teaching and administrative roles to enhance their
The FDE was established as an attached
department of the Ministry of Education in 1967 with the prime responsibility of
providing educational facilities and imparting quality education to almost
200,000 students in 414 institutions spread out in rural and urban areas of the
federal capital. The News
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Exam scandal: MNA's nephew arrested
Rawalpindi: City police on Thursday arrested the nephew of PML-N MNA
Haji Pervaiz Khan from the court premises after an additional district and
sessions judge (ASJ) cancelled his post-arrest bail.
Bilal Javed was
caught red-handed while appearing in intermediate examination for the MNA.
ASJ Rana Muhammad Ali cancelled the bail of the accused as police added
section 419 of Pakistan Penal Code on the orders of chief justice Lahore High
who took suo motu notice of the cheating incident.
Bilal was caught by
examination inspector Dr Naeem Bajwa on April 29 when he was taking the Pakistan
Studies exam on behalf of the MNA at Government Gordon College for boys.
He was booked for fraud by the police. Next day the area magistrate
granted him bail on surety bonds worth Rs30,000.
The cheating scam
resulted in the resignation of MNA Haji Pervaiz Khan who was elected on NA-55
through by-elections in June last year after Makhdoom Javed Hasmi vacated the
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FJWU meeting discusses media courses
Rawalpindi: A meeting of Board of Studies for the Department of
Communication Sciences for Masters Programme was held at Fatima Jinnah Women
According to a press statement, many courses were
presented to the board in the meeting, which were thoroughly discussed and most
of them were recommended for approval of the academic council. These courses
will be endorsed to existing curriculum of the department after seeking formal
consent of the academic council.
Some of the courses include emerging
technologies for media industry, electronic news reporting, editing and post
production, journalistic writing techniques and others. Daily Times
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