Medical colleges open merit sytem | Dr Auj's murder
Open merit system wrapped up in medical colleges
Karachi, Oct 14: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has wrapped up open merit system for admissions in medical colleges.
to a notification issued here on Friday, male and female students will
be given fifty percent seats each. However, the decision will not be
applicable for the admissions this year.
After the implementation of the new system, the female students would not be able to get more than 50 percents seats.
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HEC decides to merge pre-medical and pre-engineering groups
Karachi: The Sindh chapter of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to
merge courses of pre-medical and pre-engineering groups.
now on there will be just one 'inter science' group, comprising both
mathematics and biology courses, but the students will still be able to
opt between the two.
The decision was announced on Friday
by the Sindh HEC chairman Dr Asim Hussain after a high-level
meeting.According to the proposal, though the medical and engineering
groups have been merged, students will will still be able to choose
their subjects. He said the heads of boards of intermediate and
secondary education have been asked to prepare the necessary strategies
and recommendations in this regard.
Talking about other
matters on the agenda, Hussain said the mandate of Sindh Inter Board
Committee of Chairmen (SIBCC) was also discussed at the meeting.
He said the HEC planned to get SIBCC up and functioning from October this year under a computerised system.
function of the board would be to verify local educational documents at
secondary, higher secondary, intermediate levels, besides technical
education, and issue equivalence certificates so they maybe recognised
by international educational systems.
He said participants
of the meeting also discussed the intermediate curriculum in detail and
asked for recommendations for any change.
presided over by Dr Hussain and attended by SIBCC chairman,
representatives of Sindh Board of Technical Education, Sindh Textbook
Board (STBB), chairmen of educational boards in the province and the
director Sindh Bureau of Curriculum and Extension Wing, Jamshoro.
at the meeting, the first chairman of SIBCC, Anwar Zai, said a
temporary office of the committee will be set up at the Sindh HEC's
office in Clifton.
Students will also be available to get
their educational documents verified by the Board of Intermediate
Education Karachi (BIEK), also led by him. He said all educational
boards of the province are also members of central IBCC and will share
their inputs on education affairs whenever required.
the SIBCC can become financially strong, every educational board
including, the Sindh Text Book Board, would have to pay Rs50,000 to the
committee while the provincial government will be requested to provide
Rs20 million as seed money.
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Three KU teachers questioned over Dr Auj's murder
Karachi: Two serving teachers of the University of Karachi and a former dean of its
faculty of Islamic studies were questioned by police on Friday following
the registration of Dr Shakil Auj's murder case with the Aziz Bhatti
police station under the PPC and anti-terrorism laws.
Dr Auj, the dean of KU's faculty of Islamic studies, was gunned down on Thursday morning on the NIPA flyover.
Abdur Rasheed, a former dean of the KU faculty of Islamic studies, Dr
Naseer and Dr Sami-uz-Zaman were summoned by the SSP East Pir Muhammad
Shah at his office.
DIG East Munir Ahmed Shaikh said that the three teachers were "thoroughly questioned" by the SSP
East and SP Gulshan-e-Iqbal Abid Qaimkhani to ascertain their
involvement in the crime. A fourth teacher would also be called for
Dr Auj had filed an FIR against Dr Abdur
Rasheed, Dr Naseer, Dr Sami-uz-Zaman and Dr Ubaid in 2012 after
receiving death threats. These teachers opposed Dr Auj's views and
Following the killing of Dr Auj, the
Karachi police chief had formed a six-member team with DIG East Munir
Ahmed Shaikh as its head and SSP East Pir Muhammad Shah, SP Gulshan Abid
Qaimkhani, SSP SIU Farooq Awan, CID In-charge Raja Umer Khattab and SSP
Investigation Abdul Hameed Khosa as its other members.
city's police chief had also recommended that the Sindh government
should announce a reward of Rs2 million for any information that could
lead to the arrest of the killers.
The Aziz Bhatti police
registered FIR No 478/14 on the complaint of Dr Auj's brother, Dr
Ahsan, under sections 302, 324/34 of the PPC and Section 7 of the
Anti-Terrorism Act against unidentified persons.
The DIG East said the team investigating the case had spent the entire Friday gathering evidence.
He added that the team members would meet on Friday night to share their findings and reach a conclusion.
DIG said the killers were probably following Dr Auj's chauffeur-driven
car from the university and they attacked on the NIPA flyover where they
were sure that no CCTV cameras were installed.
the work of extremely professional assassins. The attacker with the gun
only fired two shots, one of which hit Dr Auj on the back of his head.
They fled after making sure that the shot was enough to kill their
target," he noted.
"Normally, target killers fire three
or four bullets in the head and chest of their target to make sure he
won't survive. But in this case, the killers were trained enough to fire
only two gunshots at a moving car while riding a motorcycle and still
hit their target."
The official said investigators had
found empty shells of 9mm pistol at the crime scene. He added that there
was no CCTV camera footage of the crime or of the route used by Dr Auj.
"But we are using all modern facilities and techniques available at our
disposal to solve the case."
The DIG said Dr Auj hardly
left the university campus and the killers knew that he would be
attending a ceremony at the Iranian cultural centre. The news
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