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Quaid-i-Azam Uni plagiarism | Agriculture Uni students week

Student moves IHC against professor's act of plagiarism
Islamabad, April 15: A student of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has moved the Islamabad High Court seeking justice against his professor who published his research article by his own name in a journal, Regional Studies.

Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema, former chairman, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Meritorious Professor at QAU, Abdul Barkat, Institute of Regional Studies Chief Editor, Institute of Regional Studies, Controller Examination, QAU and Director General Investigation, Federal Investigation Agency were made respondents in the petition.

Mirza Muhammad Masood Akbar, student of M. Phil at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (DSS), QAU, has alleged in the petition that his professor, Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema, has managed to publish a research artical as his own in a journal of IRS, which was actually written by him. The student alleged he has been subjected to humiliation and suffered financial loss at the hands of respondents due to this great injustice. However, Dr Cheema has denied the charges levelled against him. As per the course requirements, the student was supposed to write a seminar paper on the topic of his own choice and interest so he wrote a seminar paper titled "Indo-Pak Strategic Culture" and submitted to the concerned teacher Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema in June 2008.

"Appreciating the efforts of student, Dr Cheema extended co-authorship on the basis that he would turn it into a good article to the level of publication. But he sent the paper to the Institute of Regional Studies for publication without any improvement and the article appeared in the journal of IRS with the sole name of Dr Cheema," he added.

The student has alleged that the professor cheated him with the collaboration of IRS so he sent notice to the institute for inquiry but no action has been in this regard. Dr Cheema also got a stay order from the civil court that the Anti Plagiarism and Fairness Committee constituted by the department cannot proceed to probe the issue. Besides, the student has submitted applications to controller examination and vice chancellor to issue the attested copy of seminar paper fearing that the copy might be removed by the examination staff on the saying of Dr Cheema but he was subjected to humiliation by the administration.

The student was of the view that the professor had committed an offence U/S 66-A of Intellectual Property Rights Act so he submitted an application to the DG, FIA for lodging the FIR but the matter is pending.

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Students vent talent through creative art
Rawalpindi: Students Week of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) Rawalpindi was commenced here at the university premises on Tuesday with an objective to create healthy literary activities among the students.

Different competitions, including software programming, video games, film documentary and photography, poster, flower arrangement, essay and story writing, Punjabi debate, sports (boys & girls), drama, arfana kalam, art exhibition and inter-universities level Qirat, Naat, bilingual declamation and solo performance (drama) will be held during Students' Week.

The first day of the event commenced with software programming competition, in which 12 students participated from different departments of the university. The purpose of the competition was to improve the programming skills, logical thinking and presenting skills of the students.

The judges of the competition were Zia-ul-Haq Farani, Nadeem Malik and Muhammad Altaf. According to the judgment as per criterion, the winners for the software competition were Muhammad Shahzad 1st and Haseeb 2nd. Dr Rauf-i-Azam, Director University Institute of Information Technology (UIIT) was the chief guest.

Addressing on the occasion, he said that extra-curricular activities play a pivotal role in enhancing the physical and mental capabilities of the students, adding that students, by involving themselves in such activities, improve their skills and also expose themselves to an opportunity of interaction with each other in a more affable manner.

The 2nd competition of the day was art exhibition, in which 14 students participated Shumalia Noreen (Student of Veterinary Sciences) secured 1st and Sidra Kiran (Student of Women Division) secured 2nd position. In exhibition glass paintings, jewellery boxes, gift boxes, hand made cards, dry leaf cards, traditional handicrafts, fabrics paintings, calligraphic work, cartoon, sculptures, abstract art, posters and coin collection were displayed by the students.

Dr Azra Khannum, Director, Women Division was the chief guest on the occasion. She appreciated the efforts of the students and hoped that the fertile minds of the young artistic would produce new items and techniques. She said such type of competition encourage the amateur artistic to further develop their artistic skills and imagination. The third event of the Students' Week was video games competition with an aim to provide leisure and increase mind ability of the students. It was a competition among faculties on the virtual ground. In the competition, Saad Serfraz (Student of Agriculture BSc Hons) stood 1st and Hamza Shahbaz (Student of Veterinary Faculty) stood 2nd. The Nation

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HEC Men's Table Tennis Faisalabad Agri Varsity off to a flying start
Peshawar: Agriculture University Faisalabad off to flying start in the Higher Education Commission All-Pakistan Inter-University Men Table Tennis Championship, which got under way here at University Gymnasium on Tuesday. Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Professor Dr. Azmat Hayat was the chief guest on this occasion and formally inaugurated the Championship. Organizing Secretary Bahre Karam, Controller Examination University of Peshawar Iftikhar Hussain Khan, team officials and players were also present. Speaking on this occasion after declaring the event open, the VC appreciated the participating teams for taking part in healthy activities. He assured the players for providing all facilities to the players according to international standard. He said that the UoP is updating all its facilities like equipments and other infrastructure, currently available in the Campus. He said work on the updating of existing facilities besides constructing new facilities like international standard squash complex, swimming pool, construction of pavilions alongside the grounds.

The UoP is very keen in providing the best available facilities to its students and students of other Universities of the country when they come for any event under the supervision of HEC. The VC said that organizing any sports activities mean we are working for developing a healthy nation. Sports can develop healthy mind and healthy physic as health mind reside in healthy body, he remarked. Earlier, in the opening match Agriculture University Faisalabad defeated University of Sindh Jamshoro in straight sets. Ali Waqas, H.H. Zeeshan Asad and Ahmad Dawad of Agri Faisalabad defeated Ali Ahmad, Zain and Asif of Sindh Jamshoro in straight sets.

In the other three matches Agriculture University Peshawar defeated University of Engineering and Technology by 3-0. Razaullah, Saif Khan and Alamgir defeated Umer Hussain, Usman and Imran in straight sets. Azad Jammu and Kashir University team defeated Comsats University Islamabad by 3-2. Umair, Waqar and Ghulam secured victories for AJK against Uzair, Faisal and Jehanzeb but Sajid Ali, Sheraz failed to click against Comsats University players, thus winning the match by 3-2. In the last match LUMS Lahore team comprising Khawjah Ali, Ahmad and Zain-ul-Abidin beat Zafar, Saqib Arshad and Suleman in straight sets. App

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