Punjab University criminals & IJT role
IJT resists operation against 'criminals' at PU hostels
Lahore, Oct 05: As Punjab University administration geared up to rein in criminal
activities within the campus, Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) appeared as a
strong opposing force and went on to lengths to besiege the residence of
hostels in-charge, soon after the operation against illegal dwellers at
PU hostels was launched.
A team of senior teachers and
administrative officers headed by Punjab University Hall Council
Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akhter late on Thursday night paid a surprise
visit to Hostel Number 15 in the light of the directives of the Punjab
government regarding strict vigilance of university hostels.
team locked six rooms of the hostel when it found that some persons
belonging to IJT, including IJT Naib Nazim Hafiz Wajid, involved in many
illegal activities, were illegally residing in the rooms.
after it, the IJT hooligans including Hafiz Wajid, Tanzeel-ur-Rehman,
Usama, Adnan Saeed, Abdul Kabeer and Zaid resisted the action of the
Hall Council team and misbehaved with the teachers. Challenging the writ
of the administration, the IJT workers broke the locks of three rooms
out of the total six which were locked.
Later, IJT rogues
besieged the house of chairman Hall Council and raised slogans against
teachers. Dr Muhammad Akhter said keeping in view the situation; illegal
residents could not be evicted from the hostels without the help of the
government. He called upon the government to help PU administration for
expulsion of illegal residents from hostels.
A Punjab University
spokesman said the current incident had once again exposed the
hypocrisy of the IJT that always used name of religion for its economic
and political interest. He said IJT rogues were involved in illegal
activities at the campus. The spokesman said apparently IJT was
demanding eviction of irrelevant persons from hostels but in fact its
own Nazims themselves were illegally residing in hostels and patronising
other illegal residents as well.
It is pertinent to mention
here that the arrested terrorist was the guest of an IJT Nazim and the
investigation of the telephone record had also proved the fact.
University teachers have already demanded Jamat-e-Islami, the parent
organisation of IJT, to stop patronising and pampering evil element and
disturb peaceful environment on the campus.
Sources said the
Punjab government hesitated to take action IJT fearing strong reaction
from the JI. They said that real force of JI was IJT and real power of
IJT was Punjab University and Civil Line College. "This is a power game
and the Punjab government is well aware but lacking will to take
PU flats: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr
Mujahid Kamran on Friday inaugurated newly-built 12 flats for the
employees of lower grade at New Campus and also laid foundation stone of
12 more flats in order to provide further residential facilities to the
employees. Daily times
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More students linked to terrorists: Punjab University
Islamabad: The Punjab University management has told the Punjab government many
more students have links with terrorists and if the management had been
taken into confidence they would have been arrested when one al-Qaeda
operative was nabbed recently.
After the arrest of
al-Qaeda operative from Punjab University hostel, startling facts have
come forth. The university administration has written to the Punjab
government that had the police taken the university management into
confidence before raiding the hostel, many other students of Islami
Jamiat Talaba (IJT) could have been pinpointed against whom there was
information of having links with the terrorists.
documents recovered from the custody of al-Qaeda operative also include
list of all the key members of IJT who have been linked with the Punjab
University. University that documents recovered from the al-Qaeda
operative arrested from Room No. 237 of Hostel-1 clearly show the deep
links of 'the wanted person' with IJT.
spokesman said that during the past four
years, at least seventy-five FIRs had been lodged against the IJT
members by the University management including car theft, illegal
weapons, firing, fighting and disturbance.
The Room No.
237 of Hostel-1 was allotted to one Ahmad Sajjad Rathore of Okara who
was a student of Statistics Department and presented himself as Nazim
IJT of the department. But, the documents reveal, upon inspection it was
found that one clerk Basharat (under suspension) allotted the room to
Ahmad Sajjad on fake documents. The IJT terms all such allegations as a
conspiracy against it.
"Had the concerned officer taken us
into confidence we could have pointed out other individuals who are
most likely involved in such activities. It may also be added that a
study of documents/literature etc., recovered from Room No.237 clearly
shows the deep links of the wanted person with IJT", the Registrar
Punjab University has written to the Higher Education Department while
explaining the varsity's stance on arrest of al-Qaeda operative from its
While explaining the details of the room from
where the al-Qaeda operative was arrested, the PU Registrar writes: "The
suspected person had been residing in Hostel No, Room No. 237, as a
guest of Ahmad Sajjad a student of the College of Statistical &
It was further revealed that Ahmad
Sajjad used to claim himself as a genuine allottee of that Room
(No.237), since April, 2013. Basharat, Clerk (under suspension) of
Hostel No.1 was found guilty of unlawful handing over of keys of Room
No. 237 to Ahmad Sajjad when the said room was vacated by Aftab, a
student of School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab,
It is pertinent to note that Basharat was
suspended from his duties in May 2013 due to some gross misconduct.
Clerk, Basharat, (under suspension) was immediately called upon after
the above said incidence of September 03, 2013 and he was directed by
the Warden of Boys Hostel No.1 (Prof. Dr. Saeed Farooq) to produce the
allotment form of Ahmed Sajjad; original resident of Room No. 237, but
he (Basharat) came up with a fake allotment form not duly signed by
either the Superintendent nor by the Hostel Warden. Despite knowing the
fake nature of the testimonial Basharat insisted that the said form was
original. The other three clerks who happened to be the successors of
Basharat (under suspension) in a row were also interrogated thoroughly
and were asked to locate/ produce genuine allotment form of Ahmad Sajjad
but they failed to do so."
The spokesman of Punjab
University, Khurram Shahzad said that the
varsity administration has information about a few IJT members who have
links with the terrorist. He maintained that the al-Qaeda operative was
arrested from the room of one Ahmad Sajjad against whom the university
had lodged two FIRs in the recent past. The News is in possession of
Moreover, the PU spokesman said, one Nazim of
IJT Yasir Abbasi was involved in a case of car theft, which was later
recovered from his custody and he has been nominated in the FIR. Khurram
said that the university administration has been stopping the IJT from
holding controversial functions in the university but the police helped
them in conducting so. In other terms, the spokesman said, the police
has been strengthening them. The news
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PU holding special MBBS exams
Lahore: The special supplementary examination of MBBS
first professional Part-I of 2012 being held by the Punjab University
has run into controversy after the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
(PMDC) administrator says the examination will be illegal.
The Punjab University Syndicate approved holding of the examination
on September 5 through circulation to facilitate candidates of two
colleges without explaining any hardship or grievance.
A member of the Syndicate said that he had objected to the move,
saying the matter seemed very serious and required thorough deliberation
in the Syndicate rather getting consent of the members by circulation.
He said he had asked the Syndicate chairman to place the matter on the
regular agenda of the statutory body's meeting. However, the decision
was notified on September 5.
The PU has notified a date-sheet: the special supplementary examination will begin from October 22.
PMDC Administrator Dr Raja Amjad Mahmood said the examination would
be illegal as the Punjab University had not consulted the council about
"Till to date, only one special supplementary examination has been
conducted for the daughter of the then martial law administrator, Gen
Ziaul Haq, in 1983," said Dr Mahmood, who is also PMDC Registrar.
This time, the examination is being held to facilitate 41 candidates
from the Fatima Jinnah Medical College (FMJC), Lahore, the Shaikh
Khalifa Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College, Lahore.
Earlier, 33 candidates from the FJMC and 34 from the Shaikh Khalifa
College had failed in the MBBS first professional Part-I annual
examination. Later, 74 candidates from both colleges appeared for the
supplementary examination out of who 41 candidates failed again.
PU Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry dean Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal says
the Board of Studies recommended the examination because 80 per cent of
the candidates had failed with less than five marks in anatomy,
physiology and biochemistry. He said the case was initiated by the
professors of the FJMC and the Sheikh Khalifa College. As in other
examinations there was a provision of five grace marks, he said, the
Supreme Court of Pakistan had banned grace marks in medical
Prof Iqbal says the PMDC was concerned only with the number of attempts a candidate takes.
He says the special supplementary examination has been delayed and
now being organised along with the MBBS first professional Part-I annual
examination for 2013 from October 22.
In order to initiate the special supplementary examination, PU
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry dean Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal organised a
meeting of Board of Studies (BoS) in Medicine and Dentistry on August 20
and reported that the board discussed various aspects of conditions of
the examination and decided "to recommend and forward the case of
holding special supplementary examination of MBBS first professional
Part-I to the up coming meeting of the PU Syndicate for final approval".
Prof Iqbal, who is also chairman and dean of the Shaikh Zayed
Postgraduate Medical Institute, later issued a corrigendum on August 30
presenting an amended decision of the BoS that added "The applications
of the students were duly recommended by the respective principals of
the medical colleges. It was recommended that all those students, who
have not exhausted the attempt chances be allowed to appear in the said
Very next day, the PU circulated the BoS' amended decision among
Syndicate members for their approval. The PU on September 5 notified
that the Syndicate members approved the BoS' recommendation the special
supplementary MBBS Part-I examination.
Sources close to the developments said the immediate approval for
holding of special supplementary examination smelled rat because the BoS
did not state any hardship or grievance to justify the special
Sources also claimed that the candidates did not fail in one
particular subject but in respective three subjects – anatomy,
physiology and biochemistry. If there was any hardship or grievance, the
source said, those passed the supplementary examination should also be
allowed to appear in the special supplementary examination – to improve
Sources also claimed that the case was neither taken to varsity's
Academic Council nor the vice-chancellor approved it on behalf of the
Academic Council using his emergency powers.
When contacted, PU Controller of Examinations Prof Dr Liaquat Ali
said the university had followed proper procedures. Regarding by-passing
of the PU Academic Council, the controller of examinations said the
case had been approved by the Syndicate. Dawn
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Flats for PU employees
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran inaugurated
newly-built 12 flats for the employees of lower grade at New Campus on
Friday and also laid foundation stone of 12 more flats to provide more
residential facilities to the employees.
The newly built
12 flats have been allotted to grade 5 to 10 employees. The university
employees thanked the VC for providing the residential facilities to the
lower grade university employees at campus.
sheet: Punjab University (PU) has issued written date sheet for the
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) Final Professional Annual Examination 2013.
Meanwhile, PU has announced the results of First Semester of BS Four
Year Programme 2013 and BS Home Economics Part-I (2nd Year) annual
examinations 2013. Details are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk. The news
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No fee hike in Sadiq Women University
Bahawalpur: Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood, who is pro
vice chancellor of the Government Sadiq College Women's University, has
directed the university management not to increase the fees of
intermediate and graduate classes.
At a meeting of the university syndicate, Mashhood said new subjects
should be introduced in different graduate disciplines considering
market demands and interest of the students.
The minister also asked the management to complete the statues of the
university in four months and till then the university may be run in
accordance with rules and regulations of the Islamia University,
He asked government departments to achieve universal primary and secondary education targets in Bahawalpur.
He said a report of the missing facilities in government schools should be submitted to him. Dawn
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Book fair at Quaid-e-Azam Library
Lahore: On second day, a large number of students from different educational
institutes and other people on Friday visited the book fair held at the
Quaid-e-Azam Library in Bagh-e-Jinnah.
A seminar was also
organized for book lovers to highlight importance of book-reading in
which renowned writer, intellectual and poet Dr Amjad Islam Amjad also
participated as the chief guest.
Speaking on the
occasion, Dr Amjad Islam Amjad said that young generation had the
capability and ability to make Pakistan a developed nation but, he
added, the youth needed to know the importance of reading and learning
which would help them achieve their goal easily. Director General Public
Libraries Punjab Dr Zaheer Ahmed Babar also spoke on the occasion.
Different publishers from across the country have set up stalls at the
book fair which would continue for four days. The book fair remains open
from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and will continue till October 6 (tomorrow). The news
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