SU retired officers | KU teacher's bail plea
SU has largest number of retired officers
Hyderabad, April 19, 2008: The University of Sindh tops the list of public
universities in the province having largest number of retired officers where 12
retired officers are serving followed by the Mehran University of Engineering
and Technology and Karachi University where 10 and eight retired officers,
respectively, were working, according to the Federation of All-Pakistan
Universities Academic Staff Association.
The list, which had reportedly
been submitted to the Sindh government by the Sindh chapter of the federation
and a copy of which was obtained on Friday said that no less than 65
retired professors and officers were working in nine public universities of the
province including vice-chancellors, pro-vice chancellors and
The number of retired vice-chancellors is six,
pro-vice-chancellors five and registrars four in Sindh and the federation has
been demanding their removal.
According to break-up, seven retired
offices are serving in Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, four each in Shah
Abdul Latif University Khairpur and Liaquat University of Medical and Health
Sciences Jamshoro, two each in NED University Karachi and Quaid-i-Awam
University Nawabshah and one in Dow Medical University Karachi.
federation demands that all the retired vice-chancellors and officials should be
removed and in-service senior professors and officials whose promotions had been
withheld should be appointed in their place.
Order reserved on KU teacher's bail plea
Karachi: Chief Justice Mohammad Afzal Soomro of the Sindh High
Court reserved on Friday his order on confirmation of interim bail granted to
Prof Riaz Ahmad of the University of Karachi in a criminal case registered
against him on the complaint of a Rangers hawaldar.
The case was
registered on April 2 by the Mobina Town police station, which declined to
record the professor's version of what happened at the university's Silver
Jubilee Gate on March 31. Complainant Anwarul Haq said the professor snubbed him
for closing the university after a clash between two groups of
He beat him and his colleague up and tried to snatch his gun.
He went to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, which issued a medico-legal report of
the injuries received by him after examining him.
Prof Riaz Ahmad, who
holds post-doctoral qualifications in applied chemistry, said the case had been
lodged by the Rangers to cover up their mistreatment and physical assault on
him. They roughed him up at the university gate despite the sticker displayed on
his car. He received injuries on his head, back and shoulder. The incident was
seen by a number of people standing around, including campus officer M. Asif. He
went to the Aga Khan Hospital for medical aid and tried unsuccessfully to have
his complaint registered by police. The police remained adamant even after the
district and sessions judge's order for registration of his complaint, the
His counsel, Rasheed A. Razvi and Haq Nawaz Talpur,
argued that the case was false and fabricated. Among other factors, there was an
inexplicable and unexplained delay of two days in its registration, though the
police situated at half an hour's drive from the university.
reserved his order after hearing the counsel and Additional Advocate-General M.
Ahmed Pirzada, who argued that there was no personal enmity between the
complainant and the accused and the Rangers had to tighten security following a
students' clash. Dawn
Couple held for murder of KU prof
Karachi: The investigation police of the Gulshan police station arrested a man
and his wife, who allegedly killed a professor of the University of Karachi in
January. Former Punjab health minister's personal secretary, Munir Abbasi, was
allegedly the mastermind behind the murder.
On January 28, Professor Dr
Zakia Alvi was killed in her bungalow by Khalida (alias Razia) and Saleem
Akhtar, who were married, and employed by her. Her body was found in Sacchal
Alvi hired them at a salary of Rs 5,000 per month on the
recommendation of one Iqbal, an associate of Munir Ahmed Khan Abbasi and a
former employee of another KU professor, Birjees Rauf.
Eid-ul-Azha, they both quit on account of the low salary. But Abbasi, the
personal secretary of the PML-Q's Chaudhry Ejaz Shafi, former Punjab minister
for health, insisted they continue working there. They went to the deceased's
house on the night of the incident and asked her for their job back. Alvi told
them to stay till the morning.
In the morning, they killed Alvi and
informed Abbasi, who told them to bring her body and the stolen goods to Dalmia.
The three of them went to Sacchal Goth, where they disposed of her body.
The police arrested them after tracing the phone calls of the accused.
According to SI Shahid Qureshi, the police knew that the deceased's car was
being used by Abbasi. The police also recovered stolen money and some goods from
The accused confessed during initial interrogations,
stating that they didn't want to kill her but Abbasi forced them to. Abbasi is
currently in Sargodha and the police are conducting raids for his arrest. They
also confessed that they had planned to kill Professor Birjees Rauf.
the time this report was filed, there were reports that Abbasi and some other
accused had been arrested and would be shown soon. Daily Times
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