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KU frequent robberies expose security flaws
Karachi, Aug 09, 2008: Despite the presence of strong security system, frequent criminal
incidents at Karachi University (KU) have exposed the security flaws of the
varsity, while recently robbery incident of worth Rs 0.25 million at KU has
increased the sense of insecurity at the campus.
The non-teaching staff town
(residential area) has become the no-go area for common people in condensed
existence of political parties and their ongoing activities, it was learnt on Friday.
"However, few months back a man was robbed by two armed
men just outside the National Bank of Pakistan KU Branch. Robbers looted Rs 0.5
million and easily escaped from the scene.
Whereas the residential area of
the KU academic staff has become an easy target for the robbers as many houses
of teachers have been looted in the presence of Rangers and KU security
personnel," a source at the campus said.
He said that some people, residing
in non-teaching staff colony who belong to different political parties, were
involved in criminal incidents like disturbing the peaceful environment of the
campus. "Some KU entrances belonging to Ayub Goth and Shiekh Zayed Islamic
Centre are being used for criminal activities.
The recent robbery incident is
the good example in this regard as robbers came from these entrances and after
looting two fee collection units of NBP and UBL they escaped from the external
parts of the varsity," he maintained. Though, the KU administration seems
helpless in terms of reducing such incidents at the campus by pointing out the
However, several issues including administrative
re-structuring, affairs of examinations system, security matters and quality
enhancement are already not being dealt with the required managerial skills and
Despite the fact that the KU is now a sprawling structure of 53
departments and 17 world class and highly reputable research centres and
institutes, under eight faculties of arts, science, Islamic studies, pharmacy,
commerce & business administration, law, education and medicine.
pertinent to mention here that a son of retired professor has also been found
involved in criminal activities at the campus.
On the other hand, Rangers has
already isolated their activities, pertaining to KU security after the incident
of manhandling of a KU teacher by some Rangers personnel at the KU premises few
months ago. The Nation
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Committees formed for monitoring college admissions
Karachi: Eighteen committees for 18 towns of Karachi have been established
to check transparency of admissions to colleges, after the approval from
Director General Colleges Rafiq Siddiqi.
According to a press release on
Friday, these committees consist of senior college principals and members of
Central Admission Committee (CAC).
It was decided in a meeting of the CAC
members at Government Girls College Nazimabad. In the meeting the members were
informed that in order to improve education system in the province the colleges
will be monitored as per instructions of Sindh Education Minister, Pir Mazharul
It was further stated that the members of committee will not only
ensure transparent and fare admissions in the colleges but also monitor other
activities of the colleges throughout the year. Moreover, the members will make
sure that regular classes are being held throughout the year, libraries are
being upgraded, extra curricular activities are being organised and other
facilities are being provided to the students. Besides this, they will also
ensure supply of clean drinking water, tidy washrooms and installation of water
filters in every college. The News
"I am not agree with this policy, they are giving favor to their personal friends and relatives and taking money for an admission up to Rs.70,000.00 from a student. This policy may please be winded up."
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Sindh Agriculture University paralysed by employees' strike
Hyderabad: The Sindh Agriculture University Teachers Association
at a meeting held in the campus on Friday expressed concern over the situation
at the campus and appealed to the authorities and civil society to take notice
of the situation and restore the sanctity of the institution.
Ameer Bux Kalhoro presided over the meeting. It observed that due to the
prevailing situation, the academic and research activities and the admission and
examination process had been seriously affected and the university was suffering
Meanwhile, the university remained virtualy closed as
employees continued their strike.
They held a protest sit-in and vowed to
continue the strike till the removal of the vice-chancellor.
employees have launched a movement for the removal of its vice-chancellor Dr
Basheer Ahmed Shaikh. Dawn
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