Ziauddin University to become general university
ZU new programmes and upgrading of the existing programmes
Karachi, Sep 05: Ziauddin University (ZU) has begun its
journey to being upgraded to a general university with the launch of
two new programmes and the upgrading of the existing programme to
The new programmes include the formation of
Ziauddin Dental College and the Department of Media Studies under the
faculty of Social Sciences while the Ziauddin School of Nursing has
been upgraded to start B.Sc. Degree programme in Nursing. The process
of admission in the College of Nursing has already started following
recognition by the Pakistan Nursing Council.
been finalised to start Ziauddin Dental College soon. In health
sciences education sector, the University is now planning to start a
biomedical engineering department, which is expected to be operational
The admission process is already under way in the
Department of Media Studies, the first department in the Faculty of
Social Sciences. An FM Radio is being set up at the department to
provide a training base to students in radio production. A TV channel
is also being set up, for which a license has already been acquired.
More departments are expected to be established in the faculty by next
The new programmes are in addition to the existing
programmes of Health and Allied Sciences, including MBBS, D.Pharm.,
speech language therapy, physical therapy, and medical technology. ZU
has also made arrangements to start diploma programmes in foreign
languages. The news
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Govt accuses SPLA of using pressure tactics
Hyderabad: Sindh Minister for Education Pir Mazharul Haq on
Friday accused the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) of
pressurising him to take back on job the 29 teachers who had failed to
pass an interview held by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC).
journalists at an Iftar dinner at the Liaquat University of
Medicines and Health Sciences, the minister said the teachers would be
dealt with in accordance with Civil Servants Rules if they resorted to
He warned that if anyone tried to remain absent or
take law into his own hands he would be treated according to law
because the present government would not go for banning union like its
"We have withdrawn show-cause notices issued to
them in the previous government and brought back those who were sent on
forced leave. The government lifted the ban on teachers' union but it
seems they are more interested in politics," he said.
that present government did not want to promote ad hocism but the SPLA
perhaps in its favour. He asked teachers to desist from pressurising
him because he would not compromise on merit.
said that the education department was just verifying their degrees
because no one had asked them to prove their credentials before giving
He said the government would appoint 2,000 more on
ad hoc basis in place of the teachers who had tried to disturb
He said that cadet and engineering
colleges were being established in some districts of the province.
proposed establishment of a new city Zulfiqarabad near
Thatta and said that fears raised by nationalist parties were
The minister said that no new city had been built
in Sindh since the inception of Pakistan and added that Zufiqarabad
would be a modern city with a campus on the pattern of LUMHS and 500
"The land of the proposed site grows northing
but it will be made cultivable. There is no reason why people are
objecting to it," he said.
He disagreed with the notion that
indigenous population would be converted into a minority after the
establishment of the city.
"PPP doesn't believe in it. The
people opposing the proposal must be having such a disease," he said. Dawn
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160 fake names detected in teachers' salary bills
Dadu: The EDO education detected 160 fake names in the monthly
salary bills of primary teachers in Dadu district and sent the list on
Friday to the Anti-corruption Establishment for action against them.
district administration has stopped salaries of all teachers till verification of
names sub-division wise.
After receiving complaints of drawing salaries in
fake names by someofficials of the education department, the EDO conducted a probe and
found 160 fake names of the teachers, including 72 from Johi, 38 from Khairpur Nathan
Shah, 30 from Mehar and 20 women teachers from Dadu.
EDO education Sajan
Mallah informed Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq who directed him to send the
fake names to the ACE for registration of cases.
Mr Mallah said education officials were drawing
salaries with fake names of teachers in connivance with treasury officials.
Circle officer Mehtab Butt said he had received the list from theEDO education office and
started investigation into the matter.
DCO Saleem Raza Khuhro said that till the
verification of all names of genuine teachers, salary would not be released. Dawn
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