Students urged to take interest in criminology
KARACHI, Sept 12: The former chief justice of the Supreme Court of
Pakistan, Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui, linking the proper functioning
of the education sector and the judiciary with the progress of a society,
underscored the need for strengthening the two.
He was speaking at a
reception held in the honour of the passing-out students and the newcomers at
the Criminology department at the University of Karachi on Monday
The dean of the KU Arts faculty, Dr Mohammad Shamsuddin,
appreciated the students for taking interest in criminology studies, as
according to him, the subject had gained importance in today's social
The chairman of the department, Dr Fateh Mohammad Burfat, informed
the gathering that the University of Karachi had the distinction of being the
first institution of the country where masters' level studies in criminology had
been started with the cooperation of the Sindh police in 1960.
IG Niaz Ahmed Siddiqui said that studies in criminology created awareness among
students about strategies to prevent crime and the psychological aspect of
Sindh IG Prisons Mohammad Yamin Khan highlighted the
importance of the subject in checking anti-social tendencies.
Prosecutor-General Dr Rana Shamim threw light on the background of law and
crimes. Columnist Col (retd) Mukhtar Butt, teachers and students of criminology
and population sciences departments also spoke.
Later, Mr Saeeduzzaman
Siddiqui gave away shields and prizes to final year students. -PPI