University of Peshawar registrar irregularities
UoP admin defends registrar
PESHAWAR: The University of Peshawar (UoP) Friday rejected as baseless the
letter sent by one Dr Islam Gul to the chancellor and various newspapers about
the alleged irregularities of the registrar of the university.
press statement, the university stated that nobody named Dr Islam Gul was ever
employed in the university and it showed that the letter carried no credibility.
The statement said that Sherinzada Khattak was on medical leave because of his
cardiac problem. It said Dr Syed Fazli Hadi was serving as acting registrar of
the university in the absence of Sherinzada Khattak.
claimed that Sherinzada Khattak had not appointed any of his relatives or wife
by using the influence of his office. "If any of his relatives has been
successful in getting appointed in the university, it would have been done
through proper procedure," the statement stressed.
It added: "As far as
his wife is concerned, she is pursuing her PhD and working as teaching assistant
in the university, that too through the relevant selection process in light of
the decision of the syndicate. The syndicate had decided to engage PhD scholars
as teaching assistants."
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Schools reject VAT imposition Threaten protests
Peshawar: The private schools Friday rejected the recently imposed Value-Added
Tax (VAT) on the educational institutions and demanded of the government to
provide them facilities instead of compelling them to close down the educational
Addressing a news conference, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President
of All Pakistan Private Schools' Management Association Zakir Shah said it was
already difficult for the private sector educational institutions to continue
functioning smoothly due to price-hike, economic depression and
Zakir Shah, who is a former provincial assembly member, said
provision of education to the people was the prime responsibility of the
government, but it was unable to perform its duty properly. He said the private
sector was doing a great job to educate the people.
He complained that
the provincial government instead of supporting the private educational
institutions was using various tactics to discourage and force closure of these
schools and colleges.
Accompanied by association's general secretary
Malik Sarfaraz, senior vice-presidents Abdul Naeem Bukhari and Maimoona
Musarrat, vice-president Inamullah and others, he said the imposition of
Value-Added Tax was a novel way to bring the private schools and colleges under
pressure. The parents, too, were concerned about the new tax, which would
directly affect them, Zakir Shah maintained.
He added that the ANP-led
Pakhtun nationalist government on the one hand was making tall claims about
equipping the masses with pen instead of gun, while on the other it had evolved
policies that would keep the people away from pen, book and
Zakir Shah demanded of the federal and provincial government
to withdraw the decision at the earliest. "This is an anti-education step and
should be reviewed," he added. He threatened that if the government did not
accept their genuine demand, the private school owners would launch a
countrywide protest drive. The news
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Call to register medical college with PMDC
Bannu: Students of the Bannu Medical College (BMC) on Friday staged a
protest demonstration, demanding registration of the college with the Pakistan
Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
The students after marching through
various areas reached in front of the Bannu Press Club. They threatened to block
the Indus Highway if their demand was not met.
They were holding banners
and placards inscribed with slogans against the provincial government. It was
the second consecutive day of their protest and they also boycotted the classes.
The college was established four years ago, but yet it has not been
registered with the PMDC. The protesters said the BMC was the third biggest
college of the province but its students were worried about their future due to
its non-registration with the PMDC.
"We are demanding the college
registration for the last two years but government is employing delaying
tactics", one of the students said. The government had not so far paid any
heed to demands of the students, he added. Dawn
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