Karachi university plagiarist professor accuse
KU Plagiarist professor accused of pressurising VC
Karachi, Sep 13: A high ranking official of Karachi University (KU) has expressed his displeasure
about the pressure tactics used by several influential religious and political
figures to reinstate Prof. Jalaluddin Noori, former Dean of Islamic Studies, who
was suspended after allegations of plagiarism against him were
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Prof.
Noori, in his state of vulnerability, has launched a campaign vilifying a
religious sect in the country. This campaign, he said, was being run from the
platform of the KU United Sunni Students Alliance. The organisation, the
official claimed, was a non-existent one and trumped up to influence
investigators and pressurise the university into dropping charges against Prof.
Prof. Noori is under investigation initiated by former judge of
the Sindh High Court, Justice (retd) Hiaziq-ul-Khairi. According to reliable
sources, Justice Khairi has already cross-examined various witnesses in the
case, and has already rejected the testimony of some witnesses that had appeared
to support Prof Noori as unreliable, and hence not fit for their testimony.
The official maintained that it was proved beyond doubt during
proceedings of the retired judge that Prof. Noori had plagiarised his thesis and
many research articles.
He said that even the material presented as
evidence in favour of Prof. Noori was plagiarised. According to him, many
letters that were seemingly written by religious institutions in the past were
actually back dated and were printed on current letterheads. He said that these
letterheads contain seven-digit telephone numbers, but in 1990, when the letters
were supposedly issued, phone numbers only contained six digits.
that Dr Naseer Ahmed Akhtar, an associate Professor, Dr Rehana Firdous, Dr
Shakeel Auj, Prof Ghulam Mehdi and Dr Hissamuddin Mansoori, all professors in
the Faculty of Islamic Studies, appeared against Prof. Noori. According to him,
Dr Akhtar informed Justice Khairi that he (Dr Akhtar) had even discovered
instances of plagiarism in Prof. Noori's research work which he conducted in
KU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof. Pirzada Qasim expressed his disgust
over the pressure tactics used by Prof Noori, and resolved that the university
will not bow down to such nefarious activities. "We will not allow any one to
interfere in our affairs. We are determined to keep our integrity and
educational standards intact, and for that we will not tolerate academics who do
not maintain the sanctity of university," he said firmly.
It may be
recalled that Prof Noori had left a trail of deceit, forgery and plagiarism in
wake of his rise to the Dean of the Islamic Studies. The charges included: a PhD
thesis that was plagiarised from an Arab scholar; submitting fake educational
diplomas; and tampering with his age record, which was decreased by six years in
his national identity card so as to enable him to serve for some more years in
Other professors accused of plagiarism include the
husband-wife couple of Dr Saeed Arain of the Department of Chemistry and Dr
Najma Sultana from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of
The KU Syndicate in its meeting on August 27, 2005 had asked a
committee headed by the then Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Shamsuddin and
Faculty of Arts and Science Deans Dr Muhammad Qaisar to conduct an enquiry on
the authenticity of Noori's doctoral thesis, in addition to research articles,
degrees, diplomas and CNIC.
The committee had cleared Prof. Noori on
three charges but ignored the first and perhaps most critical charge –
plagiarism of his thesis. Prof Rizwan Ali Nadvi, an Arabic scholar of repute who
teaches in Saudi Arabia, was then appointed by the VC to check the thesis of
Prof Noori, who then confirmed that the thesis was plagiarised. This report
enabled the KU Syndicate held in 2009 to take a decision against Prof. Noori.
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