Hyderabad teaching institute students protest
Students ransack private institute
Hyderabad, Aug 23: Students of a private teaching institute ransacked its
premises on Saturday in protest against an indifferent attitude of teachers and
management towards holding classes for pre-entry tests of different
They said the institute had failed to complete their
preparation for pre-entry tests, though different universities had announced
their schedule for the entry exams.
Several dozen students of 'Students
Inn', located in Saddar area here, after clearing their intermediate
examinations were preparing for pre-entry tests. They have paid Rs12,000 to
Rs13,000 for a four-month preparation course.
Agitating students said
they had been asking the institute administration to complete the course to
enable them to appear in the pre-entry tests, but to no avail.
Saturday, students in protest burnt advertisement banners of the institute,
their copies and smashed windowpanes of an adjacent private drug company's
They raised so much hue and cry that people of the area gathered
there. Cantonment police also arrived there to bring situation under control.
"We are preparing for pre entry tests and for the last two months
teachers are not holding our classes. We have paid them Rs13,000 for this four
months course," said a student Mohammad Ali, who lives in Tandojam, around 30
kilo meters from here and studies in the institute. He was leading the
protesting students of the institute.
There was a complete chaos in the
institute and its management officials failed to control students. They were
persuading students to clam down and telling them that the issue would be
resolved amicably, but the students were in no mood to listen to them in the
presence of media men.
Ali claimed that the institute administration had
changed timing of the classes from 9am to 2pm and it would now be held between
12 noon to 4pm. He claimed that only four chapters of class XI were completed
and said that books that were to be given to students as part of package had not
Another student Irfan Ali endorsed his view, saying that
in a space where only 80 students could be accommodated, 140 students were being
taught. He said that pre-entry tests would soon be held, only one month had left
and the course was incomplete.
The institute was owned by a man,
Siafullah Saffee, who lives in Karachi while Rizwan Rajput is the coordinator or
principal of the institute.
The students claimed that they had been
making complaints to both of them, but they did not take any notice. When
students created that ugly situation, was the principal seemed ready to resolve
The students believed that teachers were not turning up in
the institute owing to non-payment of their fees and that other staff of
institute was also not being paid their salaries.
A student, Saddam
Hussain, said: "We are to be given 17 books, but only three are provided."
He said students were puzzled that how they would prepare for pre entry
tests for which their parents had paid a huge amount to the institute.
"Our teachers tell us that the institute management doesn't call them
for holding classes and even staff of the institute didn't get salaries for the
past six months," he alleged.
He said that when they complained in this
respect, the administration threatened them with sacking from the institute.
Rizwan Rajput, the institute's administrator, rejected charges of
students and said that the issue stood resolved amicably. His claim was however
later rejected by students on the ground that he was making incorrect statement
just to hush up the matter.
Mr Rajput claimed that extra classes of
students had been scheduled and the books that had not yet been provided would
be given soon to them.
"The students in fact got excited that's why they
reacted," he said.
He said that only two teachers didn't turn up for
some domestic reasons and they would be taking classes very soon. He added that
next classes would be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and even on Sunday.
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LUMHS staff stop work to protest PRO's killing
Hyderabad: Doctors and paramedics suspended work in protest on Saturday
for two hours in Liaquat University Hospital on a call of the Pakistan Medical
Association (PMA) against the killing of hospital PRO Dr Sajid Arain on Friday.
A protest procession was taken out from the outpatient department (OPD)
to Liberty chowk, led by Medical Superintendent Dr Nawaz Abbasi, Additional MS
(general) Dr Ghulam Mustafa Abbasi and Hyderabad PMA president Surgeon Dr
Mohammad Hussain Leghari.
They were condemning the murder of Dr Arain
and demanding arrest of the culprits.
Work remained suspended in wards
and OPDs due to a two-hours token strike by doctors and paramedics.
however provided emergency cover to patients and resumed work in the afternoon.
The situation in hospital remained gloomy since Friday when Dr Arain was
gunned down by a lone assailant in Latifabad Unit-2 on Autobhan road, outside a
private school where he had gone with his wife to drop his children.
Meanwhile, Rangers personnel remained deployed outside the
administration block of hospital. The MS of the hospital is making efforts for
the permanent deployment of Rangers in the hospital.
Hyderabad: The Academic Council of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences
of Jamshoro has decided to boycott all work except for emergency cases unless foolproof
security is provided to hospital doctors and the murders of Dr Sajid Arain are
The council took the decision at a meeting held here on Saturday, expressing grief
and anger over the murder of Dr Sajid Arain, PRO Liaquat University Hospital.
Doctors would continue to provide emergency cover in serious cases
during the boycott period.
The meeting condemned the murder of Dr Sajid
Arain and violence in the office of the MS. It deplored harassment of doctors
and paramedics in wards by attendants and miscreants.
demanded arrest of the murderers of Dr Sajid Arian and the hooligans who
attacked the medical superintendent on Aug 20. It demanded round-the-clock
foolproof security at all the entry and exit points of the university hospitals
in Hyderabad and Jamshoro.
It also demanded that entry of private
vehicles in the hospitals should be banned and all those who had occupied the
hospital wards, laboratory rooms and offices should be thrown out.
said the hostels at the city branch, which had been illegally occupied by some
people, should be vacated and thoroughly searched for illegal weapons.
The meeting urged the Sindh government and health department to furnish
funds to establish foolproof security system at the university hospital and
appoint a senior chief security officer and a law officer to deal with legal
It said that all the political leaders should be sensitised and
requested to use their good offices to stop political workers from interfering
in the hospitals and university affairs.
Professor Noshad A. Shaikh presided over the meeting also attended by university
hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Mohammad Nawaz Abbasi and Addition Medical
Superintendent Dr Ghulam Mustafa Abbasi.
Hyderabad: The Sindh Punjab Students Association (SPSA) has condemned the target killing of Dr Sajid Arain and
appealed to the chief justice to take a suo moto notice of his murder and to
establish the identity of those people who had registered a false FIR against
him one day before his murder.
Speaking at a news conference at the
press club here on Saturday, Haji Saifur Reham, Dr Javed Arain and Qamar Zaman
deplored what they said victimisation of Punjabis who had adopted Sindh as their
motherland for centuries.
They said they had never created any hurdles
in the struggle for the rights of Sindh nor had demanded any share in the Sindh
They, however, regretted that highly-qualified Punjabi
youths, including those who had earned scholarships, were not being provided any
job and added that if anyone was lucky enough to get a job, he was killed under
a planned conspiracy. Dawn
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