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Mehran University (MUET) Sindh campus clash

Sindh campus violence: VCs seek governor's intervention
Hyderabad, Aug 13: Expressing concern over deteriorating law and order situation on campuses, vice-chancellors of public sector universities of Sindh have requested the Governor, who is the chancellor of the universities, to order that elements involved in creating unrest be brought to book and given exemplary punishment.

Vice-chancellors Mazharul Haq of Sindh University (SU), Dr A.Q.K. Rajput of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Dr Noshad Ahmed Shaikh of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Dr A.Q. Mughal of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) and pro-vice chancellor Dr Rafia Ahmed Shaikh of the SU held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss clashes which took place on Friday at the MUET campus. One student lost his life in the clash.

The meeting criticised police and Rangers for doing nothing to prevent the clash.

The meeting decided to request the governor to order the arrest of culprits involved in the murder of the student and direct police and Rangersto maintain security.

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PhD/MPHIL degrees awarded at Punjab university
Hyderabad: The Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Sindh has approved awarding five PhD and four MPhil degrees to research scholars.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the board, presided over by the SU Vice-Chancellor, Mazharul Haq Siddiqui on Tuesday.

The meeting, on the basis of reports of local and foreign experts, approved the awarding of PhD degrees to Khalid Hussain Lashari in Freshwater Biology and Fisheries, Junaid Akbar Shah in Development Studies, Sobho Khan Jamali in Economics, Yousuf Tahir in Islamic Culture, and Muhammad Athar Khan in Botany.

The meeting also approved the awarding of MPhil degrees to Dr Mahmoodul Hassan Mughal in Pharmacology, Ms Ishrat Rani Rajput and Ms Shaista Akhund in Botany and Muhammad Aqeel Bhutto in Biotechnology.

The meeting was attended by the pro vice-chancellor, deans of faculties, senior professors, registrar, controller of examinations and director graduates studies.

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Private school refuses to vacate dangerous building
Sukkar: Management of a private school, housed in Agha Badr-i-Alam Durrani Law College, has refused to vacate the building, which has been declared 'dangerous' by the Sindh government, putting lives of hundreds of children in danger.

Professor Imtiaz Ali Soomro, principal of the college said that the college had been shifted to nearby Government M.K. High School after the Sindh government declared the building dangerous and asked the college administration to vacate it. However, the private school which used college the premises was not ready to shift, he said.

The building was rented out to the school when it was in good condition, he said.

He said that the EDO of education had also issued a notice to the school management, asking it to vacate the building, and threatened it with cancellation of its registration but to no avail.

Therefore, the principal said, he appealed to parents of students studying at the school to put pressure on the management to compel it to vacate the building.

Established in 1965, the college building has not seen any major repairs since its commissioning, which has weakened its structure and made it dilapidated.

Despite Several attempts, principal of the Indus Public School, Ms Raheela Qureshi, was not available for comments. However, her brother Dr Fayyaz Qureshi rejected the charges levelled by the college principal and said that that they had hired another building in the locality and would shift the school to that building shortly. Dawn

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SMI to hold Independence Day event
Karachi: The Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) College has arranged for its Independence Day celebrations on Thursday (today) at 12:30 p.m. in the Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium of the institution. Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Principal, SMI, will be the chief guest.The news

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