AOIU accreditation with PEC | IIU Shariah course
AOIU students start protest again
Islamabad, April 24, 2008: Nearly 200
students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) started their protest again on
Wednesday after considering no serious efforts on the part of the university to
resolve the issue of accreditation of the department of Telecom Engineering with
The highly charged students burnt tyres and locked the main gate of the
university. Holding placards and banners, the students raised slogans against
the vice-chancellor, Prof. Mahmood H. Butt.
They also displayed the reported
news items on the walls of the university against the VC.
They were demanding
the accreditation of their four-year programme of Bachelor of Engineering in
Telecom with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) initiated by the university in
Around 400 students have completed the course while others still have
been studying who were being enrolled before the year of 2006 as the university
had closed the programme for further admissions in that year.
The future of
2,000 students is at stake, as neither they can apply for government nor for
private jobs in the telecom sector because of non-registration with PEC. They
even cannot go for further studies, the students informed.
on, a delegation of students met with the Registrar of the university, Ilyas
Ahmad, who assured that the university, would follow the issue more vigorously
and hopefully it would be processed for settlement in the PEC Accreditation
Committee in early May 2008. After that the students ended their protest
The students have also attended the meeting of the Senate
Standing Committee on Education the other day and met with the Chairperson of
the committee, Razina Alam Khan, who referred the matter to the Higher Education
Commission (HEC) to be solved.
They have been meeting with officials of the
HEC and different ministers, including the Minister for Education Ahsan Iqbal,
but they all as well have been pinning their hope on PEC to resolve the issue of
Islamabad Police, including Munawar Mahar, SHO of I-9 Police
Station and Liaquat Abbasi, Area Magistrate, were present on the spot to control
the situation. They suggested the administration to install cameras at the
campus due to critical security situation. The Nation
Shariah course for lawyers at IIU
Islamabad: The 15-day Islamic law orientation course for lawyers, kicked off
here Wednesday at the International Islamic University (IIU).
Orientation Course has been organised by Shariah Academy of the IIU in
collaboration with district bars of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, says a statement
issued here today.
Addressing the inaugural session, IIU President Dr.
Anwar Hussain Siddiqui said that among the most devastating damages done to the
Muslim society of the sub-continent by the colonial power, one was the division
created in the legal system of Muslim India.
The existing laws of the
land were actually in contradiction with the new law introduced by the English,
He also highlighted the role of legal fraternity in providing
speedy and cheap justice to the people.
It is the essence of the Islamic
legal system as well, Dr Siddiqui maintained.
"Priority in the Muslim law
is given to society while the English law gives preference to individual over
the society," he added. The News
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