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Balochistan varsity closed for another 3 days
Quetta, May 24: University of Balochistan (UoB) was closed for another three days from today (Monday), as a hand out issued by the university administration issued here on Sunday. The hand out said that the academic as well as other administrative staff, however, would remain present in the university.

It may be mentioned here that the UoB was scheduled to reopen for the routine academic activities on Thursday after it had been closed down following scuffle between two students' groups in the UoB and two other educational institutions of the province.

However, it could not be reopened on Thursday, and now on Sunday, a hand out was issued by the UoB administration announcing the closure of the university for another three days. It may also be mentioned here that the Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Science in Uthal, Khuzdar Engineering University and Bolan Medical College were also closed following the situation. Later, BMC was reopened on Thursday, but the other two higher educational institutions were not opened. The news

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Pathologist shot dead in Quetta
Quetta: A pathologist working for Bolan Medical College was shot dead on Saturday in what police suspected a case of target killing.

Sources said that Dr Qamar Hussain was travelling in his car when gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at him near Barrach market on Serki road killing him and wounding his driver.

The driver was taken to civil hospital.Police said it could be an incident of target killing.

A spokesman for the banned Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack. Dawn

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Married 7th-grader challenges expulsion from school
Peshawar: A 7th class student challenged his expulsion from school because of his getting married in the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Saturday.

Gherat Khan, a student of Peshawar Model School and resident of Ittehad Colony, filed a writ petition through Mohammad Essa Khan advocate. He made board of governors of the school and principal of the concerned branch of the school as respondents. The student stated in the writ petition that he had been a student of the school for many years and was promoted to Class 7 in the current academic year. He said that his father had died and presently he was living with his elderly mother who had developed some ailment and was unable to do the house chores.

The petitioner student claimed that on one hand, there was nobody to look after his ailing mother and do house chores and on the other, he had attained puberty and being major, according to Shariah, entered into wedlock as per the permission and desire of his mother and other relatives.

The student said that after his marriage, Peshawar Model School (Boys-III) Ring Road branch principal expelled him from the school by handing over a certificate to him. Daily times

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Students for recognition of BMC by PMDC, facilities
Pesahar: Students of Bannu Medical College (BMC) demanded of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) to recognise the college in order to save their future, and threatened that if it does not recognize it protest would be continued. The students came from Bannu to record their protest here on Saturday. Shanullah Khan was leading the demonstrators, who were carrying placards and banners inscribed with various slogans their favour and against the provincial government. Shanullah while talking to reporters said the former Chief Minster Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Akram Khan Durani had made the medical college in Banu but it had still not been recognized which put the future of the students at stake.

He regretted that only 20 percent facilities had been provided to the college, which were not fulfilling the requirements of PM&DC and that was the reasons that it was not ready to recognize the Bannu Medical College. "There are no professor, assistant Professor even laboratory for the medical students and 94 seats are vacant," he added. Shanullah expressed his grave concern over Chief Minister (CM) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and alleged that CM has given priority to Bacha Khan Medical University BKMU, by visiting the university at his native land Mardan on monthly bases while he has never visited Bannu Medical College BMC, despite the fact that Bannu Medical College was constructed many years ago than BKMU. He said that looking into the age of the institutions, the right of priority goes to BMC but unfortunately it has been ignored and that is why PMDC was not ready to recognize it. Regarding hostels for male and female medical students, he said there was no proper hostel for the students and they were compelled to stay in deserted places which were too difficult for the students, particularly female students to live there. Ppi

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Teacher unions protest on 27th
Swabi: Three separate bodies of teachers declared Sunday that they would stage a protest on May 27 against what they termed delaying tactics in the provision of service structure and a host of other issues being faced by the community.

In a joint meeting of the All Teachers Association, Senior Staff Association and Awami National Party-affiliated body of teachers Malgary Ustazan, the participants expressed concern over the tactics adopted by the incumbent Khyber Pakhtun-khwa government.

They said the government had pledged on a number of occasions that the teacher community would have the new service structure. However, all that proved to be a mere verbal assurance as the government failed to take practical steps in this respect.

They said despite the verdict of the Services Tribunal and Peshawar High Court, the government had failed to award them the increments on higher qualification and to pay the arrears. The teachers' representatives said the teachers were compelled to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court against the government policy.

They said the main recommendations of the Pay and Pension Committee rejected by the prime minister and exercise of last 10-month of the committee had gone waste due to the government's apathy. They said the employees of the public sector had attached great expectations with the proposals of the committee. They said they had held numerous meetings with the officials concerned but no tangible result was achieved. Meanwhile, the employees of various other departments Sunday said that they had finalised preparations for the protest on Tuesday. The news

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