MBBS Admissions, SMC Karachi domicile policy
SMU bars non-Karachi students from MBBS programme
Karachi, Aug 27: The doors of public sector medical colleges of Karachi, the capital of
Sindh, will remain closed for the students hailing from interior of
province, as same policy of offering admissions to the candidates having
Karachi domicile and permanent residential certificate continues even
after the grant of university status to Sindh Medical College (SMC) that
separated it from Dow Medical University (DMU).
policy of barring students of interior Sindh was adopted by Dow Medical
College, which got university status during Musharraf regime-backed
ethic organisation's rule over the city. The people of interior Sindh
expected opening of doors for them when the Pakistan People's Party
government announced this year granting university status to Sindh
Medical College, established in early 1970s by the government of
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
However, a press advertisement of Sindh
Medical University (SMU) published on Sunday offering admissions for the
MBBS Session 2012 washed away all such expectations of people of Sindh,
as the eligibility criteria for the open merit clearly states that only
the candidates having Matric certificates of Karachi, intermediate
certificates of Karachi, domicile certificates and permanent residence
certificates of Karachi are eligible to apply.
categories of seats have the provision for the students of Balochistan
Medical College, Quetta and Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore
besides LUMHS Hyderabad and PMC Nawabshah under 'merit cum choice' that
"This is an unfair policy and we reject it
out-rightly," Senator Dr Karim Khawaja of Pakistan People's Party (PPP)
said while talking to PPI on phone. "Karachi is the capital of Sindh
province and the present government granted university status to SMC for
providing opportunities of medical education to the students from all
over the province and nor to those belonging to some particular area,"
Senator Khawaja said seats are allocated for the
students of Karachi in other medical colleges and universities based in
interior of province but in Karachi closing doors to candidates of
interior was unjust. "We have taken notice of admission policy of SMU
and would talk to its vice chancellor at a dinner meeting tonight and
submit a report to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah," he told.
of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Sindh Maulana Asadullah Bhutto also rejected
the admission policy of SMU terming it violation of constitution and the
basic human rights. "Sindh is one province therefore there must not be
such discriminatory education policies," he said talking to this news
agency. "All the education and admission policies should be
Sindh-based," Bhutto said adding that his party would raise voice
against admission policy of SMU.
President Sindh United Party
(SUP) Syed Jalal Mahmood Shah also rejected admission policy of SMU and
said it should be based on open merit for entire province. "We had
always opposed such policies, as they benefit only particular class of
"Such policies were introduced by Gen Musharraf but there
is no change even today when PPP rules claiming to be a democratic
government," he said remarking that PPP government has betrayed the
people of Sindh."
He said his party rejects this anti-Sindhi
people policy of SMU and would protest against it jointly with other
Senior vice president of SUP Syed Shah
Muhammad Shah also condemned SMU admission policy and said the PPP
government in coalition with remnants of Musharraf regime is toeing
anti-Sindh policies. "This admission policy indicates that PPP
government has virtually divided Sindh. We will talk to other
nationalist organization to devise joint strategy for raising voice
against anti-Sindh policy," he said.
Acting chairman Jeay Sindh
Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) Dr Niaz Kalani rejecting anti-Sindh policy of SMU
said unfortunately the PPP government is causing more damage to Sindhis
as compared to Gen Musharraf. "Musharraf was not Sindhi and we didn't
expect good from him, but they (PPP) are causing more harm despite being
"JSQM will hold a meeting today on this issue to devise strategy against SMU's admission policy," he told. ppi
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CAP receives 80,000 forms against 0.1m seats
Karachi: Almost 80,000 forms were received by the Centralised Admission
Policy (CAP) Committee for admissions in the government intermediate
colleges of Karachi, announced Colleges Director, Nasir Ansar here on
Saturday. He said that against 0.1 million seats, almost 92,000 forms
were sold out, of which, 80,000 were received filled in. Ansar said, "On
Monday all forms will be sent to the respective boards of secondary
education for verification of mark sheets." Ansar said that merit lists
would be shaped with the calibration of secondary boards while lists
would be announced in the first week of September. In the first phase,
the committee would compile a list for Computer Science group, while in
the second phase, for Pre-Engineering and Pre-Medical groups. The list
for Home Economics group would be compiled by Rana Liaquat Ali College.
The Karachi Colleges Director informed that CAP would establish sixteen
claim centres in various localities of the metropolis, after announcing
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FUUAST still without VC
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts Science & Technology
(FUUAST) Senate has rejected the objections of Higher Education
Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Javed Leghari over the nominations for
FUUAST's new Vice Chancellor.
This decision was on Saturday taken
in the FUUAST Senate meeting, held at Gulshan-e-Iqbal campus under the
chairmanship of Senate Deputy Chair Aftab Ahmed Khan. The committee also
declared that the candidates nominated by search committee and Senate
were eligible for being appointed as the university's VC.
Leghari's letter illogical, the attendees said that all members of the
Senate rejected his objections except the HEC representative.
members of Senate expressed full confidence in the selection of search
committee and once again dispatched the names of three applicants to the
President for final selection. Daily times
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