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Punjab University & IJT controversy over employee's death

Punjab University employee's death sparks controversy
Lahore, Aug 09, 2008: The Punjab University administration and the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) have locked horns over the death of a PU deputy registrar (admin 2).

Two pamphlets, each claiming to be truth, are circulating on campus in this regard.

IJT's pamphlet: The IJT's pamphlet is based on a letter that was published in an Urdu daily on August 6. The letter blamed the PU vice chancellor (VC) for the death of Muhammad Munir Chughtai.

PU's pamphlet: The second pamphlet, circulated by the PU administration, denies these allegations and says that the PU VC was actually very kind to Chughtai.

According to the pamphlet, Chughtai's family members had issued a statement with their signatures and thumb impressions, saying that the PU VC had nothing to do with Chughtai's death.

Death probe: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) President Dr Mumtaz Salik demanded that PU Chancellor/Governor Salmaan Taseer form an independent committee to probe Chughtai's death.

The employees, faculty and students have shown concern about Chughtai's death. Some PU employees alleged that the PU VC had threatened Chughtai with suspension from service.

The PU administration, however, claimed that a few PU employees and IJT activists were trying to defame the VC.

The PU administration on Thursday issued a press release, saying that it would take stern action against the employees who were trying to black mail the PU VC. The press release claimed that IJT activists who had been expelled from the university were maligning the VC.

Least bothered: PU VC Mujahid Kamran said on Friday that he was not bothered by the news items published against him. PU Public Relations Officer Shabbir Sarwar, however, blamed the IJT activists for creating mess.

PU IJT Media Secretary Muhammad Rehan demanded that the government conduct a fair inquiry in this regard.

Students: PU student Muhammad Kashif said, "A fair inquiry into the death can shed light on the truth."

Another PU student Hamid Khan said, "If the VC is in anyways responsible for Chughtai's death then he should be sacked."

Punjab University to act against defamatory statements

LAHORE: The deans, directors and principals of the Punjab University (PU) on Friday decided to take stern action against any PU employees found to be defaming the PU administration, according to a press release. The decision was taken in a meeting presided over by PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran. The meeting passed a resolution to sympathise with the aggrieved family of deceased PU deputy registrar (admin 2) Munir Chughtai. The meeting also decided to take legal action against newspapers that were maligning the PU VC. The meeting denounced the Punjab University Academic Staff Association's campaign to malign the PU administration. Daily Times

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KEMU medics to opt for varsity, health department
Lahore: Unrest gripped the senior doctors and staff of the King Edward Medical University on Friday, when the Punjab Health Department again sought from them their option whether they wanted to continue their services with the Punjab Health Department or they desired to be functionaries of the KEMU, one of the oldest and premier medical institutes of the country.

The Punjab Health Department issued these instructions in a letter addressed to the vice chancellor of the KEMU on Friday. The KEMU VC was directed to ensure the implementation on the letter the same day. The KEMU management later forwarded the instructions to the institute's all professors, doctors and demonstrators besides others to submit opinion in this regard.

Surprisingly, the KEMU management faced strong agitation especially from the professors and other senior doctors who termed it a conspiracy of some 'miscreants' who wanted to destroy the institute. They were of the view that this attempt was a part of a movement of some 'influential persons' who had 'dedicated' themselves against the wishes of the patients and wanted their monopoly.

They raised a question about the motives of issuing a letter at the time when the conspiracy against the setting up of new medical universities was at the peak and some are trying to get their hold on the health department.

According to a reliable source, astonishingly, almost all the staff of the KEMU including the professors, associate/assistant professors, doctors, demonstrators have opted to continue their services with the KEMU but with their reservations that the institute was being run without rules and regulations.

Seeking anonymity a senior doctor said that the influential people who wanted to destroy the KEMU, were hindering the approval of the rules and regulations of the university.

"These people have no services in any government medical institute and were running private hospitals besides holding key positions in a health organisation", he said adding that the same had also misguided the participants of the high powered meeting of the Chief Minister Punjab recently held on health issues and briefed the CM about so called health reforms programs.

He claimed that some of Punjab Health Department's senior officials were pressurising the staff to give their options against the KEMU. The staff was told that their future would be at stake in the university in the absence of service rules.

It is pertinent to mention here that almost a century's old King Edward Medical College was given status of university some two years ago.

Around 18 months ago, the same opinion had already been sought from the KEMU management and all the staff of the KEMU including the senior doctors submitted their wish to continue their services with the institute.

At present, strength of as many as one thousand staff was working in the KEMU as employees of the Punjab Health Department.

When contacted the spokesman of the KEMU, Dr Tabasum confirmed that most of the staff of the university had preferred the KEMU to Punjab Health Department.

To a query, she said that the syndicate meeting of the KEMU had given approval of service group of university, which could help streamlining the service structure of the staff. The Nation

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Seventy-seven headmasters appointed in Punjab schools
Lahore: The education authorities, on the recommendation by the Punjab Public Service Commotion, have posted 77 male candidates as Headmaster/Deputy Headmaster (BS-17) on contract basis against the vacant posts in different schools of the province.

The appointees are: Muhammad Ashraf, Govt High School (GHS) 1/MR, Multan, Zulfqar Ali, GHS Hayat Wala, Multan, Muhammad Rasheed, GHS Jalalabad, Multan, Abdul Rauf, GHS 355/WD, Lodhran, Muhammad Naeem Tahir, Khan Govt Pakistan High School, Multan, Mazhar Abbas GHS, Loother, Multan, Ahmad Baksh, GHS 8/MR, Multan, Ali Hussain Shah, GHS Basti Mithu, Teshil Shujabad, Multan, Muhammad Azam, GHS 683/24/GB, Tehsil Kamalia, TTS, Niaz Ahmad Hafiz, GHS Toodey Pur, Multan, Zafar Iqbal Babar, GHS Ferozpur, Multan, Arshad Ali, GHS Jalalpur, Shujabad, Multan, Shah Muhammad Rana, GHS Rid, Multan, Muhammad Shahid Ashraf, GHS 7-T, Tehsil & District Multan, Rana Saeed, GHS Lalpur, Multan, Munir Ahmad, GHS Chak No 111/WB, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Ibrar Hussain Shah Syed, GHS Movi, Vehari, Akbar Ali, GHS Dadjamrela, Burewala, Vehari, Shahid Iqbal, GHS 335/WB, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Shahid Ali, GHS 151/WB, Vehari, Asghar Ali, GHS 125/WB, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Naeem Imran, GHS 275/EB, Burewala, Vehari, Anjum Saeed, GHS 291/EB, Burewala, Vehari, Zahoor Hussain, GHS Drohar Wahin, Vehari, Muhammad Nasir, GHS Fatahpur, Mailsi, Vehari, Khalid Javed, GHS 231/EB,Vehari, Abdul Majeed, GHS Farooqabad, Tehsil, Burewala, Vehari, Naeem Rizwan, GHS 88/EB, Pakpatan, Sajjad Hussain, GHS 377/EB, Vehari, Shabbir Hussain, GHS Sarghana, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Ghulam Yaseen, GHS Zaheerabad Shaheed, Vehari, Tahir Ali, GHS Khanpur, Vehari, Muhammad Asad, GHS 110/WB, Vehari, Nazeer Ahmad, GHS Kot Muzaffar, Vehari, Muhammd Tahir, GHS 187/WB, Vehari, Ahmad Nawaz Nasir, GHS 43/15-L, Tehsil Mian Channo, Vehari, Shamshed Ali, Govt Higher Secondary School 136/10-R, Khanewal, Sajid Naveed, GHS 110/15-L, Tehsil Mian Channo, Khanewal, Muhammad Akeel Raza, GHS Kotla Moharan, Multan, Muhammad Zahid, GHS 33/10-R, Khanewal, Muhammad Nawaz, GHS 30/10-R, Khanewal, Ali Iqtdar Dara, GHS 17/, Khanewal, Habibullah Khan, GHS 72/10-R, Khanewal, Sajjad Hussain, GHS 19/8-BR, Khanewal, Waseem Akhtar, GHS 105/10-R, Khanewal, Sabar Hussain Sheraz, GHS 3/AH, Khanewal, Naveed Azmat, GHS, Sahiwal, Nosher Ali, GHS 127/15-L, Khanewal, Muhammad Mansha, GHS 9/14-L, Sahiwal, Iftakhar Ahmad Qazi, GHS 119/7-DR, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Khalid Hussain Kanwel, GHS 118/9-L, Sahiwal, Abid Ali Khan, Govt M C High School, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Salman Iqbal, GHS 59/GD, Sahiwal, Shahid Iqbal, GHS 99/9-L, Sahiwal, Khalid Mehmood Amir, GHS 13/14-L, Sahiwal, Muhammad Mansha, GHS Cream Block, Sahiwal, Inam-ur-Rasool, GHS 82/5-L, Sahiwal, Armghan Javed, GHS Chak No 107/12-L, Sahiwal, Jamshed Iqbal, GHS 39/S-P, Pakpatan, Muhammad Munawar Hussain, Kot Pinddas, Sheikhupar, Muhammd Nadeem, GHS 113/12-L, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Muhammd Saleem, GHS, Muhammad Pur, Sahiwal, Shabbir Haider Shah, GHS Tibi Lal Baig, Pakpatan, Gulam Mustafa Hafiz, GHS 157/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Muhammad Javed, GHS 37/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Muhammad Aslam, GHS 19/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Tariq Aziz, GHS 27/SP, Pakpatan, Muhammad Nasurllah, GHS 93/Eb, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Muhammad Tahir Farooq, GHS 66/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Rizwan Ali, GHS, Ameer Pur Sadat, Lodhara, Hafiz Muhammad Sohail, GHS 321/WB, DunyaPur, Lodhran, Muhammad Naeem Qaisar, GHS Danwaran, Lodhran, Shoquat Ali, GHS Chak No 253/WB, Duniya Pur, Lodhran, Mukhtar Ahmad Khan, GHS Bhalwapur Q, Lodhran, Muhammad Qasim, GHS Msssa Khota, Riaz Hussain Maaz, GHS Kotla Ali Dasti, Lodhran and Muhammad Naeem, GHS 376/WB, Tehsil, Duniya Pur,Lodhran. The News

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