Sindh government, private universities reopening
Sindh governer ordered opening of all universities
Karachi, Oct 22: Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Wednesday directed that all the
public and private sector universities be kept open from Thursday.
a meeting with vice-chancellors and high officials at Governor House,
the Governor issued the directive after an assurance form vice-
chancellors for maintaining fool proof security in their respective
The meeting was attended by Senior Education Minister
Pir Mazharul Huq, DG Rangers Maj Gen Liaquat Ali, Special Secretary
Universities Aftab Lodhi, CCPO Karachi and other officials.
to carry on our day today responsibilities without coming under
pressure and machinations of terrorists and ant-state elements", the
Governor said. He pointed out that objective of terrorists is to create
chaos, unrest and destabilise the state system and this had been the
objective of their recent actions.
He said the nation will fight
against this challenge with full preparation and alertness and convert
this potential threat into an opportunity.
Now when the decision to
keep the Universities open has been taken, these institutions should
ensure to maintain full security arrangements, the Governor said.
added that besides teachers and staff of the universities, an awareness
be created in young students and they should be sensitised about the
present challenge so that they could play their role for protecting not
only their ulma mater but also every part of the country from
extremists and terrorism.
Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad directed that
besides immediate measures, long term planning should also be made.
the occasion the Governor decided the formation of a committee
comprising of five vice-chancellors of public and private sector
universities which would also include his Principal Secretary, Special
Secretary and Police and Ranger's representatives.
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Karachi university cancelled rebels membership
Karachi: A strong group of Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS)
has disowned its four members for not cooperating with the faction's
executive body. They have been alleged of supporting different stance
of the establishment of university.
Conversely, Karachi University
Teachers Society is going to hold its election to select new office
bearers. A senior member of the KUTS, Prof Dr Abid Hasnain said that the former Sohail Burkati group had disowned
Dr Shakil Farooqui, Dr Aquil Ahmed, Dr Anila and Saba Masood; these
members are currently serving on important positions in the KUTS
cabinet. The members of Sohail Burkati group, in a general body
meeting, have already demanded such four office bearers to leave the
positions from KU Syndicate voluntarily; Dr Farooqui and his companions
has misused teachers' mandate on different occasions, which shows he
does not believe in democratic values, he said. Dr Farooqui and his
companion have failed to obtain confidence to any further extent of
large number of teachers, belonging to the Burkati group, he said.
large number of teachers, who believe in democracy, self-respect and
integrity of the teachers, are supporting our group, which is the
leading group in the KU. Burkati Group has nominated six members for
the forthcoming election; as per the nomination, Prof Dr Abid Hasnain
nominated as president, Dr Mutahir Ahmed as Vice President, Prof Faiyaz
as Secretary, Samina Qureshi as Treasurer, Dr Haris Shoaib and Moiz
Khan as Joint Secretary," Prof Hasnain mentioned.
It is alleged that Dr Shakil Farooqui is seeking help from Sindh
Teachers Forum (STF) and Former Pervez Siddiqui Teachers' Group to
produce strong contestant in the forthcoming KUTS election. Commenting
on the issue, Dr Shakil Farooqui said that this was propaganda against
him that he had tried to find help from Sindh Teachers Forum (STF) and
Former Pervez Siddiqui Teachers' Group to produce strong contestant in
the forthcoming KUTS election. However it is true we are going to
contest separately in the election for which we have already announced
nominations of our candidates, he said.
Some members in the
Burkati group do not want me and other three members to work on top
positions in the group, he said and added that the only reason behind
the said split in the group is the matter of liking or disliking.
many as six names of teachers have been recommended for contesting in
the forth coming election. These names include Dr Shakil Khan for the
slot of president, Dr Anila Amber Malik for vice president, Dr Shakil
Farouqui for secretary, Saba Masood for treasurer, Naheed Perveen and
Adnan Khan for joint secretary. We hope large number of teachers will
support us in the election," he said. The nation
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Security plan made for Sindh private schools
Karachi: On the directives of Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, the
Sindh education department's directorate of inspection/registration of
private institutions has chalked out an elaborate security plan for
private schools in the province in view of the prevailing security
situation in the country.
In a circular issued to the heads
of private schools on Wednesday, Sindh director for private
institutions Mansoob Hussain Siddiqui has advised them to implement the
plan in the letter and spirit and intimate the directorate about the
measures taken by them for the security of their students as well as
teaching and non-teaching staff.
The director has also
advised the heads of private schools to issue identity cards to their
staff, students and teachers and restrict the entry of unknown persons
into the schools without proper identification. Besides, private
vehicles should not be allowed to enter school premises. Employees
should be asked to park their vehicles adjacent to the boundary walls
or preferably outside the schools. In addition, the management of
private schools may also take other appropriate measures which may deem
fit under the present situation for the security of students, teachers
and employees. Dawn
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