Fraudulent practice at KU | SZABIST students
Fraudulent practice at KU Semester Cell goes unpunished
Karachi, Sep 09: A case of the tampering with the mark sheet at the Semester Cell of the University of Karachi (KU) has come to light.
to the reliable sources, a teacher in the Department of Computer
Science was assigned to work in the cell to ease the workload on the
staff. The teacher had access to the tabulation records and found it
convenient to tamper with it and issue a doctored mark sheet to a
student of the department of Mathematics. The discrepancy in the marks
of the particular students came to the attention of Dr Javed Zaki,
Incharge of the semester cell, when the student applied for his degree.
He warned the said teacher to stop indulging in such malpractices and
corrected the results.
The matter did not end here as a group of
students belonging to a certain student organisation pressurised him to
resign. Dr Zaki submitted his resignation to the Vice Chancellor but it
was not accepted and he was urged to continue.
action has been taken against the teacher for his dishonest deeds. The
general feeling of the teachers' fraternity is that the teacher is
connected with a political party and the KU administration is reluctant
in taking any action against him for that precise reason. "The teacher
concerned is not coming to the Cell as a tabulator and there are no
chances of his role in the future', Zaki explained.
Chancellor disagrees. "The university is passing through a very
difficult period. There pressure from different quarters, from the
political parties, students parties and even the staff but we are
trying to ward off that culture. We request the stakeholders to
recognise our difficult position. We have to have some line of
demarcation between the good and bad and we have them. The person
concerned had made mistake in copying the marks. It was not deliberate.
We have warned and removed him from the Cell. Dr Zaki is devoting lot
of his time at the Cell to ensure that things are in proper state", he
In the meantime a senior lawyer informed that such cases should be reported to the police for legal action.
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SZABIST students not happy with Leghari's exit
Karachi: Students of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali
Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST) have expressed
their disappointment in the sudden departure of its President Dr Javed
Leghari who left the institution to become the Chairman of the Higher
Education Commission (HEC).
Zahid Imam (not his real name) was
of the opinion that the departure of an academic like Dr Leghari did
not bode well for the institute. With an agonising look he stated that
"This departure is really disturbing, and on top of that there is no
sign of a new appointee to take his place, a person who should already
be in position by now." He further added that "It is certainly a loss
An official of the Institute, on the condition of
anonymity, laughed off on the idea of the world tumbling down for
SZABIST after Leghari's departure. The official said "People come and
go but things go on. Nature does not work like a vacuum so there is no
question about our institution coming down dramatically as far as the
standard of education is concerned."
The same official
informed that Dr Izharul Haque, a seasoned academic, will be
joining the institute. Dr Haque has a PhD from Cambridge University,
MSc from the Imperial College (University of London) and B.Sc. from
Queen Mary College, London (now Queen Mary University). He has taught
in the University of London, in Dubai and Canada and is mostly research
oriented. The news
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Violence erupts at Jamshoro campus
Hyderabad: Violence erupted at the Jamshoro campuses on Monday
night when police arrested a JSSF activist who announced boycott of
classes in Sindh and Mehran universities on Tuesday (Sept 1).
Sources said he had announced the boycott on the instruction of Abdul
Wahid Areesar, chairman of his own faction of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi
After the arrest of the activist, angry students
staged a sit-in at the hostel gate of the Sindh University and later
set a police motorcycle on fire at the main gate and also burnt
furniture at the gate room.
According to reports, police
resorted to aerial firing. Protesting students also tried to block the
Indus Highway, but police resorted to baton-charge and teargas shelling
and stopped them. Some students were reportedly injured.
Sindh university sources told this reporter that a JSSF student leader
of Mehran University, Izhar Shar, had made an announcement from the
mosque provoking students to boycott classes on Tuesday in protest
against the release of Ehsan Kundhar who was arrested in the murder
case of JSSF leader of Mehran university, Asad Abbasi. Pamphlets were
also distributed in the Sindh and Mehran universities hostels to
According to police, JSSF (Basheer Khan
Qureshi) leader Qurban Mahar, president of Sindh University unit, and
four other students were arrested.
On Tuesday, attendance in
both the universities remained thin as the point buses remained off the
road. JSSF students staged a sit-in at the campus.
university point bus was set ablaze at Wahdat colony. Of the 100 point
buses of Sindh University, only 25 buses operated between Hyderabad and
Jamshoro on Tuesday.
Jamshoro police, when contacted on telephone, denied arrest of any student.
However, it confirmed that an FIR had been registered against more than
150 students under sections 147, 148, 149, 353, 435, 427 PPC, 324
Qissas and Deeyat ordinance and section 6/7 of Anti Terrorism Act for
rioting, torching of government property and obstructing law
enforcement agencies in performance of their official duties. Dawn
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