Punjab University female teacher's revelations
PU under the spotlight, yet again
Lahore, May 17: A Punjab University senior female teacher's stand against the alleged corruption
by pro-Islami Jamiat Taliba (IJT) teachers has once again left the entire
educational community in shock and instead of seeking help from a controversial
vice chancellor, they are expecting the government to take notice of the
issue and rise to their rescue.
The alleged corruption story that the
female PU teacher has mentioned in her five-page application has blown the lid
on the activities of two corrupt pro-IJT teachers and their violations of merit
since they think that working under the banner of a so-called religious group
makes them immune to rules and regulations of the varsity. They are so confident
in their authority because they believe that even the government is helpless
when it comes to the IJT.
The corruption alleged in the application and
the fact that no action was taken against the accused exposes the double
standards of PU VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, who did not hesitate to rush to
Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif seeking help against the IJT activists who attacked a
teacher, but chooses to remain silent in the case of IJT-sympathising teachers
accused of corrupt practices.
One has to wonder why the CM does not ask
Kamran why he had allowed the university to stay closed for 30,000 students just
so that the IJT could hold its elections in the varsity. Last week, PU Institute
of Communication Studies (ICS) senior faculty member Dr Afira Hamid Ali
submitted an application to the PU VC, in which she revealed how students were
illegally admitted into the varsity and passed in their exams by violating PU
rules. She also claimed that mark sheets were allegedly tampered with by former
PU ICS director Dr Qari Mughessud Din Sheikh and ICS Director Dr Ahsan Akhtar
Submit proofs: Dr Afira, in her application, said that she had
proof of the corrupt practices, adding that she would present the proof at a
"proper time", as she plans to first submit the application to Punjab Governor
Salmaan Taseer, Chief Minister Shabaz Sharif, the Higher Education Commission
chairman and Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif. The former
ICS director was quick to respond, saying that he would face Dr Afira in court.
Perhaps the saddest fact in this entire episode is the fact that no
government authority has shown even a hint of being interested in asking the VC
why he rushed to the CM for aid any time a teacher was attacked by the IJT, but
ignored any hard facts that were revealed regarding the corrupt practices of the
group. Revelations that would make any VC take strict and stern measures against
the IJT. Who would have thought the VC would go as far as to ignore the fact
that even his own appointed inquiry officer, in his report, had revealed that
admissions in M Phil were being conducted in violation of merit and that the
admission committee was not fulfilling all the requirements for
Several PU teachers claim that these inquiries are pointless
and are nothing but a show of strength on the part of the VC. According to them,
taking action against the IJT is never considered an option and the VC launches
such inquires to ensure the group does not overstep its reach and make any moves
against the varsity head.
They said that the allegations levelled
against the pro-IJT teachers were disheartening for the rest of the teachers at
the varsity, students, civil society and the human rights activists who had
protested against the group in every corner of the city.
latest corruption issue, foreign universities across the globe have their
eyebrows raised, as they already condemn the varsity on the issue of plagiarism.
This latest fiasco could result in foreign universities denying admissions to PU
students. In such an environment, the government should play its due role, with
the Punjab CM inquiring from the VC why he had conveniently chosen to leave out
the instances of corruption while seeking his help whenever he feared an
imminent attack from the IJT activists.
It is worth mentioning that no
male PU teacher has thus far dared to raise his voice against the IJT's corrupt
practices. It took a female teacher to rise up against such a group and the
government should not only appreciate the teacher's courage, but should also
consider the sensitivity of the matter and hold the PU VC responsible for the
bad name currently being given to the varsity.
"salam with a due respect. dear i am the student of Internatiol islamic university islambad. and alomost 99% of the students are against IJT. they have forcly put this terrorist group in university by the support of our Addminstration. and our addministration is fully suporting IJT becouse it is coposed of there own persone they hired by force themselves. the managment of our university is nill becouse of them , the persons they forcly hired do not have any ethics to deal with the student even they do not know what actully charactere is . fellows and teachers . the illegal activities started by the islami jamiat e tulaba is increases day by day. IJT had covered saveral universities in pakistan making an illegal activites in the universities.. i have been told from the reliable sources by one of my friend who used to be involed in all the activivities of IJT that it IJT is has a forign support. saudi arebia , israeal and some other countries involed in financing IJT. Friend told be it seem to be a terrorist g roup, washing the brain of student for the jiahad by the name of islamic jiahad. two months before they have put addnan to death. 150 students of IJT , indeed not student the terrorest of IJT had beaten Adan the student of UET peshawer bruterly with sticks and other arms... so he was addmited to hospital in which due to saver pain he had lost his life . His mother became a psychi patint and she too had passed away in vary week. she had lost her memory in that days. Adnan was the only son of his parents. his fater died saveral years before.the only mistak of Adnan was that he was listning a music in his hostel room. this is what they call Islam, forcly implementing. Every day they beat on of the our universitys student with out any couse."
Name: AMAN KHAN
City, Country: Islamabad
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PU IMPP students, parents continue protests for 5th day
Lahore: Students of Punjab University's Institute of Mycology
and Plant Pathology and their parents continued their protests for the fifth
consecutive day on Saturday against the varsity administration and Higher
Education Commission on the issue of their degrees.
chanted slogans and demanded their futures be secured, saying the HEC should
consider their degrees equal to an agricultural degree, as it was proving to be
an obstacle in getting jobs. PU Registrar Dr Naeem Ahmad Khan said the PU
administration had set up a committee under the supervision of IMPP Dean Dr
Shahida Hasnain to look into the matter and it would be resolved soon. He said
the varsity would also get in touch with the University of Agriculture,
Faisalabad, adding he is hopeful that the students' demands would be met soon.
Students of PhD, MPhil, and BS (hons) at the IMPP and their parents had gathered
at the PU campus, which was open to catch up with the classes missed due to last
Threats: The students said the varsity administration
was threatening them to end their protests instead of considering their demands.
They said the disinterested attitude of the administration and HEC would ruin
their futures, as they had not been employed despite getting degrees.
female statement elaborated on the issue, saying they were studying
agriculture-related subjects in their curriculum, but the HEC and PU were not
regarding their degrees as agricultural degrees, hence they were not getting any
jobs. The students blamed the HEC and the varsity administration for the
unemployment of several IMPP graduates.
The students' parents also
condemned the administration's policies and said it seemed they were paying
thousands of rupees for nothing. Dr Ghazala Naseem, the IMPP in-charge, had
already said that the HEC was confused over the department's name, which
did not imply to an agricultural department. She said the PU administration was
making efforts to first change the name of the department and will then
introduce new syllabus – approved by the HEC. She said they will then contact
the agricultural university to consider the PU degrees equal to their degrees.
Dr Ghazala said they had also sent suggestions to PU's Board of Study, and are
making efforts to help their graduates get jobs. Daily times
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PU MA, MSc, MBBS date-sheet
Lahore: The Punjab University Examinations Department has announced the rescheduled date-sheets of
MA/MSc Annual Examinations 2010. The MA/MSc, Part-I, Annual Examination 2010,
will now commence from 18-06-2010 while Part-II, Annual Examination 2010, will
commence from 08-07-2010. LLB Part-I, Annual Examination 2010, will commence
from 12-07-2010 while Part-II examinations will start from 13-07-2010. The
Punjab University also announced the date-sheet for the Third Professional MBBS
(New Re-Organised Scheme) Supplementary Examination 2009 to be held from May 19,
2010. The news
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PU awards PhD to Zaheer Ahmed
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) has awarded a PhD to Zaheer
Ahmed Shafique, after approval of his research thesis titled the 'Punjabi Addab
Vich Tarjame De Revayyat', according to a notification issued on
Shafique, a faculty member in the PU Punjabi Language Department,
has completed his thesis under the supervision of Dr Nabeela Rehman. app
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LHC stays PU from terminating lecturer
Lahore: Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan of the Lahore High Court has restrained
the Punjab University from terminating the service of a female Philosophy
lecturer, issuing notices to the varsity authorities for June 2.
judge issued the order on the petition of Beenish Javed, who through her
counsel, submitted that she had passed her B.A examination in 2005 and got
admission to M.A Philosophy.
The petitioner said that she was not
satisfied with her B.A result and applied for improvement of marks after the
getting permission from the varsity authorities. She passed her BA exam in 2006,
securing better marks. She got her new BA result card, getting the previous
She also passed her Masters exam, securing third position in
the university. Consequently, s0he was selected as a Philosophy lecturer at the
She said the PU authorities issued her a notice on April 17,
2010, canceling her masterís degree on account of alleged use of unfair means
and cheating the university.
She alleged that the university authorities
started proceedings against her after her selection as a lecturer because they
wanted to appoint a person of their own choice in her place.
requested the court to stop the respondents from posting a new person against
the seat in the Philosophy department.
Restringing the varsity from
terming her service, the court sought para-wise comments from the vice
chancellor, the disciplinary committee secretary, the controller examination and
the election board of the Punjab University chairman. The news
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Sichuan University team visits PU today
Lahore: A 26-member delegation from Sichuan University China, led by
its Vice-President and accompanied by 5 teachers and 20 students from
various disciplines will be visiting Punjab University New Campus today
(Monday) at 9:00 am to hold a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor and
interaction with PU scholars and students on academic and research
On their arrival at the Institute of Bio-Chemistry and
Bio-technology, the delegation will be extended a warm welcome by the
Vice-Chancellor along with senior PU faculty members and students.
Later, signing ceremony of a MoU will be held at the office Committee
Room of the Vice-Chancellor which will be signed by Prof Dr Mujahid
Kamran and the Sichuan University Vice-President. The Vice-President
and the Chinese students would also be taken for a tour of the PU to
apprise them about the on-going academic pursuits at various faculties of the varsity. The nation
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