Sindh University LLB degree | KU drivers' strike
Five-year LLB course introduced at SU
Hyderabad, Feb 21: Sindh University Vice Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui
inaugurated the newly introduced five-year LLB degree programme under the
Institute of Law on Friday.
The vice-chancellor said that education of
law was important because without laws, human rights of an individual could not
be protected. He said that education and justice were foundations of society and
added that without education and justice, sustainable development in society
could not be expected.
He said that by opening the institute the
university had made an effort to provide quality education in law to youth. He
said that all possible facilities would be provided to students of law and
expressed the hope that the students after completing their education would
serve the society.
The quality of teaching depended on the quality of
faculty, Mr Siddiqui said and expressed the hope that faculty members of the
institute would perform their duty with devotion and dedication.
that he would request honourable judges to visit the institute and deliver
Director, Institute of Law, Professor Mohammad Yousuf Leghari,
gave the details of subjects and faculty members.
He said that the
University of Sindh was the first university of the country which had introduced
five-year LLB degree programme. He said that competent lawyers would serve the
institute as visiting faculty.
Professor Leghari, who is also the
advocate-general of Sindh, announced that regular classes would begin from Feb
23 at the university's Metharam Hostel in Hyderabad.
Dean, Faculty of
Law, Professor Ahmed Ali Shaikh, said that five-year LLB degree programme was
launched in the universities of Europe in 1996. He expressed the hope that
through the programme, competent lawyers would be produced. Dawn
"this is really a great opportunity for knowledge seekers. law as i have experienced and learnt is the most interesting subject of all and such great chance for the youth of Pakistan should never be missed. my opinion and message to all is that go for it but do keep one thing in mind, please dont waist your time thinking about the other ways to pass in exams. once you take any law book in your hand im sure you will enjoy reading it as i did and best of luck for those who are going to join this institution. thumbs up to you!! "
City, Country: hyderabad. pakistan
"Thx 4 encouraging me and our youths as well as , i am very lazy boy, i always do my study work since someone push press on me afterthat stir my emotions, as you did, Inshaullah i had set a mind to do LLB in SM Law College, Karachi."
City, Country: Karachi
"when admissions will be opened of 2012"
City, Country: hjyderabad
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Karachi University drivers' strike enters 3rd day
Karachi: The management of Karachi University (KU) has failed to resume
point-bus service for students and employees, as staffers of transport
department continued their strike against beating of their colleague.
administration, including the transport committee in-charge is being criticized
in the campus over its failure to restore transport facility as per routine, The
Karachi University Employees Welfare Association is trying
to defuse the issue emerged on February 18 after some students, allegedly
belonging to a political organisation, severely tortured KU bus driver, Nazir,
at the zoology department in collaboration with a KU employee, Hameed, who had
an old rivalry with the victim.
As the association failed to resolve the
issue, the transport service could not be restored.
The KU students, who availed the transportation regularly, said they were facing
immense problems to reach the varsity in time. The strike has forced them,
especially the girl students, either stay at home and face irreparable academic
loss or avail public transport after paying huge charges.
Committee In-charge, Dr Zulqarnain Shadab, said the administration had already
issued a show cause notice to accused Hameed.
"Only 27 point-buses are
available at the campus to provide service to over 24,000 students of the
university belonging to various parts of the City. The transport system covers
only 22 per cent of the total students and the rest depends on public transport
or use their own conveyance. Therefore, this is not fair to say that transport
strike has reduced the attendance during strike", he said. The Nation
Dawn's spelling bee winners get prizes
Karachi: After interesting sessions and tough contests among
well-prepared students, the national championship round of the 5th Dawn in
Education Spelling Bee Contest concluded on Friday.
The Roots School
System (9-11 age group), The City School (12-14 age group) and Generation's
School (15-17 age group) emerged as the winners.
The winning students in
the 9 to 11 age group are: Liaba Ejaz (champion, Roots School System, Lahore),
Saad-uz-Zaman (1st runner-up, Aitchison College, Lahore) and Nimra Farooq (2nd
runner-up Army Public School, Lahore).
In the 12 to 14 age group, the
winners are: Amna Ahmed (champion, Generation's School, Karachi), Zainab Shahid
(1st runner-up, Lahore Grammar School) and Ghana Ansari (2nd runner-up,
Islamabad Convent School).
In the 15-17 age group, the winners are:
Samrah Jamil (champion, The City School, North Nazimabad branch), Syeda Hafsa
Sarwar (1st runner-up, Generation's School, Karachi) and Mahnoor Javed (2nd
runner-up, Lahore Grammar School).
Around 4500 students from KARACHI:
Winners of the 5th Dawn in Education National Spelling Bee Championships (15-17
over 650 schools and colleges from all over the country took
part in the competition organised by Dawn Media Group in collaboration with
Djuice Telenor (Pakistan). The district and regional rounds were held over the
past few weeks in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. The Oxford University Press
(OUP) acted as the facilitator for organising judges and prizes.
student participation has increased considerably since 2005 when the first
National Spelling Championship was conducted as part of Dawn in Education
Programme. This year 48 schools from the interior of Sindh participated and, for
the first time, we had representation from Balochistan, too," said programme
coordinator Fizza Rizvi.
The prizes were distributed by Syed Ali Rizvi,
corporate sales manager-South Telenor; Adnan Hasan, regional director sales and
distribution-South Telenor; Ameena Saiyed, Masood Hamid, director marketing Dawn and managing director, Oxford University
Annual function of DA Montessori
Karachi: The annual function of the Defence Authority (DA) Montessori – II
took place at the auditorium of the Defence College for Men on Friday.
The programme comprised nursery rhymes, songs and tableaus and a
presentation on 'Rights and Responsibilities', which was well received by the
DHA Education Director, Brig (retd) Iftikhar Arshad Khan, who
was the chief guest at the event, said that education of children is the best
form of investment. He stressed that teachers should take good care of children
and must handle them with affection and tenderness.
Ayesha Wasty, the
principal of the school, said that children in Montessori are provided with
healthy and colourful environment at school so that their emotional and
psychological needs could be met. She further added that a child at Montessori
enjoys creative freedom and is allowed to explore different things.
event ended with the prize distribution ceremony, while the chief guest also
announced a donation of Rs30, 000 for the school. The News
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Languages struggling for existence
Karachi: On the eve of the United Nations (UN) International Mother Language Day being celebrated today
(Saturday), Sindhi language and linguistics experts insisted that the government
and the general public give equal importance to global languages and regional
Some of the language experts linked the extinction of regional
languages to the economical crisis. "Due to the global economic crisis, a great
number of people have been forced to migrate from rural areas to urban centres,
where the language of business and communication is not their mother tongue.
They have to adapt and communicate in the more popular languages of the urban
centres, leaving their native tongue behind. Thus, if the economic crisis
continues, it will entirely change the basis of mother languages, especially
minor languages including Dhakti, Marwari, Gujarati, Kachi and Kalami," said Dr
Om Prakash, a Sindhi language expert. "I personally believe that the economic
crisis will hit these languages first before major regional languages, including
He added that this does not mean that the masses should not
adopt and speak the popular languages of urban centres such as Urdu and English,
however, while using these languages, they should preserve their regional mother
tongue as well. Just like in other parts of the world, the UN International
Mother Language Day for is being celebrated in Pakistan. The UN declared the day
for mother languages as an international day in 1999 and since then the day has
also been celebrated in Pakistan. Talking about the importance of languages,
another Sindhi language expert and renowned columnist, Manzoor Mirani, said that
besides the economic crisis, the environmental degradation is also affecting
regional languages. "Due to the increasing population and the economic crises,
several species of birds, animals and plants are disappearing from our land and,
thus, the names of these species will not be a part of our languages anymore,"
he said. He demanded that the federal government and the Government of Sindh
should work to promote local and regional languages, enforce the existing laws
for the preservation of these languages and should support all those
institutions working for the preservation of local languages.
young intellectual, Masood Lohar, said that in today's modern age, besides the
importance of mother languages, universal and market languages such as English
also have an importance that cannot be neglected. "A child can learn several
languages at the same time, so it is necessary for parents to let their children
learn global languages such as English beside their native language, otherwise,
they will have a difficult time being successful in the future," he said, adding
that no one can deny the importance of international mainstream languages.
Despite the fact that is has been a while since Pakistan was
established, regional languages of the four provinces that include Sindhi,
Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi and Siraiki have not yet gotten a national status,
whereas in Europe, India and other countries, there are several national
"As a part of a planned conspiracy, the regional and local
languages spoken by the vast majority were not given their due status," said
famous lawyer Ayaz Latif Palejo. Quoting Article 251 of the international
declaration of human rights, he said that national language is protected but at
the same time the declaration also guarantees the preservation and promotion of
the mother language and culture of every person. He demanded that the government
make amendments and declare at least six languages as national languages of
Pakistan. He suggested that Sindhi, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi and Siraiki,
besides Urdu, be declared national languages. "Besides declaring these regional
languages as national languages, the government must use these languages in
state procedures and should amend civil court procedures to include these
languages as well," he added.
Anthropologist Ishaq Mangrio said that all
the languages have equal importance and each language will grow with its own
speed. He added that no one can marginalise regional languages.
Different organisations have planned to celebrate the International
Mother Language Day to highlight the importance of mother languages. Sindhi
Adabai Sangat, in collaboration with civil society organisations, has planned to
commemorate the day throughout Sindh. It has planned a gathering of writers,
social and political activists, intellectuals and individuals at the Culture
Department Mumtaz Mirza Auditorium near the MPA hostel today (Saturday). Daily Times
"Although International Mother Language Day is now over, you may be interested in the contribution, made by the World Esperanto Association, to UNESCOs campaign for the protection of endangered languages. The following declaration was made in favour of Esperanto, by UNESCO at its Paris HQ in December 2008. http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=38420&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html The commitment to the campaign to save endangered languages was made, by the World Esperanto Association at the United Nations Geneva HQ in September. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related or http://www.lernu.net ."
Name: Brian Barker
City, Country: London, England
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