Karachi university MA final external results 2008
Karachi university announced MA final external results
Karachi, Nov 17: The University of Karachi on Monday announced the results of MA
(final) external annual examinations 2008. Some 896 candidates appeared
in the examinations. The pass percentage was 60.94 per cent.
Munawar, with 779 marks out of the maximum 1,000 marks, secured first position.
Lubna Shehzadi, with 758 marks, secured second position. Hena Matin who obtained
756 marks came third.
A university announcement said that marks
certificates were being issued. Meanwhile the University announced the results of BDS final professional supplementary
examinations 2009. According to statistics, 30 candidates appeared in
the exams and of these 25 were declared successful with the pass percentage of
83.33 per cent. A university announcement said that marks certificates were
The candidates have been asked to collect the same from
their respective colleges. Dawn
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KU workshop will help people understand proteomics
Karachi: A workshop on proteomics will help people understand more about
this discipline and this type of efforts should continue in future, Dr Aftab
Ahmed from the University of Rhode Island, USA, said on Monday. He was speaking
at the inaugural session of the three-day workshop about research tools in
proteomics held at the University of Karachi (KU).
Dr Ahmed, who is an
assistant professor at Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science,
University of Rhode Island, said that proteomics is the study of quantitative
changes of protein expression level and their application to drug discovery,
diagnosis and therapy. He said that much focus is being laid upon 'proteomics'
these days, especially in the developed countries like USA. He added that
workshops like this one should also be arranged in future.
has been jointly organised by National Centre for Proteomics and Dr Panjwani
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), KU. The
objectives of the workshop, as stated by Dr Shamashad Zareena, Director,
National Centre for Proteomics, is to provide a general protocol in the form of
a background, on the basis of which, the participants, from different national
institutes, could share their skills and knowledge.
According to Dr
Zareena proteomics is a discipline which could be joined by students from every
field of Science, including Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology and others. It
typically involves large scale isolation, identification and characterization of
the protein complement of genome under a defined state. This discipline has been
evolving and developing for last twenty years and now involves more complex
studies of the total set of proteins, their post-translational modifications and
their interactions thereby opening post-genomic research possibilities, Dr
Moreover major focus of current workshop would be on
protein separation techniques involving two-dimensional gel electrophoresis,
multidimensional liquid chromatographic techniques, mass spectroscopy and
imaging techniques used in proteomics. During the three-day workshop,
participants would get hands on training on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis
and image processing techniques.
A number of participants, from various
research institutes of Pakistan have come to take part in the workshop.
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FUUAST declared BS (Mathematics) results
Karachi: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology announced the results of
BS (Mathematics) Semester-1, Batch-3 2009 (Morning), BS (Statistics) Semester-3,
Batch-1 2008 (Morning) and BS (Physics) Semester-1, Batch-3 2008 (Evening) on
Monday. The news
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PAC seeks govt opinion on universities audit
Karachi: The Public Accounts Committee of the Sindh Assembly has decided
to seek views of the provincial governor and the finance department whether
autonomous institutions like public sector universities fall within the purview
of the auditor general for auditing purposes.
The PAC meeting, presided
over by its chairman Sardar Jam Tamachi, was held here on Monday to consider the
audit report 2004-05 of the universities and education boards of the province.
Besides Shama Mithani, Ghulam Mujadid Isran, Dr Rafique Bhanbhan and
Aamir Moin, members of the PAC, the vice chancellors of the NED University of
Engineering and Technology, Quaid-i-Awam University, Nawabshah, the Liaquat
University of Health and Medical Sciences, Sindh University, Jamshoro, Shah
Abdul Latif Bhittai University Khairpur, the chairmen of the Board of
Intermediate Education, Karachi, Sukkur, Larkana, Board of Secondary Education,
Karachi and the Sindh Board of Technical Education, Karachi were also present in
However, the vice chancellors of the University of Karachi,
Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, Agriculture University
Tandojam and the directors of the Punjawani Centre and the HEJ Research
Institute of Chemistry could not attend the meeting since they had already
intimated the PAC about their preoccupation abroad. The PAC chairman
gave ruling that in future the meeting of educational boards and the
universities would be held separately.
While considering the audit paras
of the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, he directed the vice chancellor to
intimate the retired VC of the varsity to appear before the PAC for responding
to the financial anomalies that related to the period when he was at the helm of
The PAC deferred both paras (12-11 and 12-12) pertaining to
the NED University, deferred para 12.9 and settled para 12.10 regarding the
Liaquat University of Health and Medical Sciences.
The chairman asked
the secretary of the provincial assembly to write a letter to the Sindh
governor, who is also chancellor of the public sector universities in the
province, and the provincial finance department to seek their views whether the
autonomous bodies like of universities fall within the purview of the
Mr Tamachi gave this directive when the vice chancellor
of the NED University, Abul Kalam, maintained that the universities are
autonomous institutions and as such the financial rules did not apply on the
varsities which were governed under the rules framed by their syndicates and
The NED vice chancellor also said that if the PAC did not settle
the audit paras, they would approach a court of law for their settlement.
The same plea was taken by representatives of other universities when
their paras were taken up for consideration.
Deputy Director Audit
(Sindh) Amjad Gill suggested that a high-powered committee comprising all
stakeholders should be formed to frame financial rules for all autonomous
Pointing out variation of financial rules and
allowances in different universities, he said that at present the varsities
adopt government rules where they could get advantage, and framed their own
financial rules and allowances through their syndicate to supersede other
He said the ground realities did call for separate
governing rules as the universities were established through an act of
parliament and had their own syndicate and senate besides their governing board.
The varsities did not get funds from the provincial finance department. They
received funds from the Higher Education Commission and meet their expenses
through their own resources, he added.
The high-powered committee should
frame such a policy for allowances and financial rules which should be
applicable across the board on all autonomous educational institutions and be
provided to the auditor-general, Sindh for auditing their financial affairs
accordingly.PAC member Aamir Moin was of the view that no bylaws and financial
rules ought to be framed superseding basic laws of the province, federal or
The director-general of the Sindh audit
department, Nazeer Ahmad Sehar, said that the departments concerned were not
interested in facilitating the audit team as they did not produce complete
record for verification.
The representatives of the educational
institutions maintained that they were dealing with audit reports of past years,
which they had inherited from their predecessors. As far as current accounts
were concerned, they maintained that they were quite cautious and did not want
to leave any flaw in their accounts which may cause embarrassment to them before
They seconded an observation made by the PAC chairman that all
problems could be eliminated by strictly following merit in all appointments and
postings. The PAC deferred paras 12.19, 12.21, 22 and 23 while settled
para 12.20 of the Shah Latif University. The paras 12.17 and 12.18 of the
Quaid-i-Awam University were also deferred. Dawn
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BISER supple results accouncement
Rawalpindi: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Rawalpindi (BISER) will announce Supplementary Examination 2009 results on
November 19 at 10am.
BISER Secretary Prof Hammayun Iqbal said on Monday
that copies of gazette would be sold for Rs 450 each, for which a token could be
obtained from Habib Bank Limited, Rahmanabad Branch, Rawalpindi. APP
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Expert warned against misuse of aspirin
Karachi: Dean Faculty of Science and Professor at the Department of
Microbiology Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi has warned against the misuse of
anti-platelet drug aspirin and sought cooperation from fellow scientists to
discover new drugs that were extracted from plants and herbs that have no or
minimal side effects.
Dr Kazmi sounded the warning while delivering her
presidential address at the 10-day workshop on "Anti-Platelet Properties of
Naturally Occurring Chemicals in Pakistani Herbs/Plants", organised by the Dr AQ
Khan Institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) on Monday.
She pointed out that vegetarians had fewer chances of heart attacks and
especially mentio0ned that onion, garlic and maize bran were an excellent source
of reducing the cholesterol levels in the body and thus preventing cardiac
Dr Kazmi stressed the need of identification of molecular
signature of the thrombin platelet hyperactivity to diagnose the symptoms of
thrombosis in early stages and thus preventing the fatalities through the
disease. "We can treat the patients better if we solve this problem", she
The workshop supervisor, Dr Huzoor Akbar from Department of
Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University, USA, gave a presentation on the "Role of
platelets in haemostatis and thrombosis with emphasis on the mechanism of
platelet activation and inhibition". The presentation included detailed
information on biomedical pathways involved in the process and the role of
aspirin and related drugs in inhibiting the hyperactivity of platelets that can
lead to heart, kidney failure and other ailments.
He elaborated the
amazing role and physiological functions of anti-platelet cells of blood. He
informed the audience that a large number of plants and herbs in Pakistan have
these types of compounds, which could help in the prevention of heart and
Co-Director General KIBGE Dr Abid Azhar said that
it was the fourth such workshop that was organised by his institute and was
highly appreciated by the scientists and the researchers.
Director General of KIBGE Dr Syed Irtifaq Ali welcomed the participants of the
workshop and explained that such workshops were held to allow the young
researchers gain latest scientific knowledge.
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Aalmi Urdu international Conference
Karachi: The Second A'almi Urdu Conference (Urdu International Conference)
is starting from Tuesday (today) at 4pm at the Arts Council of Pakistan
(Karachi). According to Arts Council Secretary Ahmed Shah, the inaugural session
of the conference will start from 4pm and on the second day it will start from
Dr Farman Fatehpuri, Dr Jamiluddin A'ali, Aftab Ahmed Khan, Dr
Jameel Jalibi, Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, Lutfullah Khan, Dr Aslam Farrukhi, Hajira
Masroor, Intizar Hussain and Dr Kulsoom Abul Bashar will preside during the
The welcome address, Shah said, would be delivered by him,
whereas Iftikhar Arfi is to present a paper on the importance of the literature.
Dr Gopi Chund Naarang from India will be throwing light on the importance of the
conference in relation to promotion of Urdu literature and language.
Prof. Saher Ansari is to present his paper on the trends in literature
in India after the creation of Pakistan. Later at 7pm 'Jashn-e-Faiz' would be
celebrated, where Khalid Ahmed would present verses of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and other
singers. Amin Yousuf is the media coordinator of the event.
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Medical students killed in coach accident
Karachi: The conductor of a coach, Abdul Rahman, was killed while 15 others, including
five students of a private medical university, were wounded in a traffic pile up
on Super Highway, in the limits of the Gadap City police station. The deceased
and injured were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for legal
formalities and medical treatment.
Police officials said that the accident took
place when a dumper abruptly halted on the highway. An intercity coach, Sohail
No 1, hit it from the rear while a private car carrying the students rammed into
the coach. Police have seized the dumper while its driver managed to escape from
the scene. The news
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