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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 main criminals.

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 sincerity.

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.

It is 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 Haq.

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

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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.

Prof Dr 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 irreparable losses.

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.

The employees have launched a movement for the removal of its vice-chancellor Dr Basheer Ahmed Shaikh. Dawn

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