Date for degree college admission extended
Karachi, Feb 08: The academic session 2012 for students of degree classes (BA, BSc and BCom) will begin on Wednesday at all colleges affiliated with the University of Karachi, but a spokesman for KU said that those who have not yet obtained admission can still receive and submit admission forms to the colleges where seats are available.
Although the official deadline was Feb 7, admission to degree classes will continue to be given till Feb 21 with a late fee of Rs500, and from Feb 22 to March 8 with a late fee of Rs1,000.
The spokesman also said that fresh entrants could submit their enrolment forms at their respective colleges up to March 26 without any late fee and those who miss this deadline can submit their enrolment forms till April 17 with a late fee of Rs500.
The University of Karachi on Tuesday announced the results of BDS final professional supplementary examination 2011.
A total of 32 candidates were registered, 31 appeared in the exam and 23 of them were declared successful, according to a statement issued by the university.
New dates for Fuuast exams
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) on Tuesday announced that the BA and BCom (external candidates) annual examinations-2011 would begin on Feb 14 and 16, respectively.
The university had issued four schedules for the exams over the past three months but could not hold them as per any of the given schedules.
Fuuast controller of examinations Dr Waqar-ul-Haq said that the lapses occurred owing to 'some unavoidable circumstances'.
Students urge teachers to resume classes
Hyderabad: Several students of a varsity on Tuesday protested against the protesting teachers which has stalled the academic process for over a month, except for a spell of a few days.
The Sindh University Teachers Association (Suta) has tagged the resumption of classes to acceptance of its demands, including removal of the vice-chancellor.
The teachers, from the time when Prof Basheer Ahmed Channar was murdered in early January, continue to boycott classes.
Tuesday was a day when a large number of teachers and employees of the SU staged a sit-in at the Indus Highway and a five-hour hunger strike near the Institute of Sindhiology, while the Sindh United Students Federation (SUSF) staged a sit-in at the Zero Point against the suspension of academic activities. The SUSF appealed to teachers to end their strike and save future of thousands of students.
Probe ordered into student's torture
Peshawar: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday ordered judicial inquiry into the alleged illegal detention and torturing of a fifth grader by police.
A bench consisting of Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan and Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth directed the Peshawar district and sessions judge to conduct the inquiry and ensure action against the culpable officials.
The directions were issued during the hearing into a habeas corpus petition filed by Mamala against the 'illegal detention' of her son, Iqbal Hussain, a student of a Peshawar private school.
While the petition was pending with the court, the boy was freed by police.
Wearing school uniform, he appeared before the court on Tuesday and said he was taken into custody by officials of Hayatabad police station near a checkpoint.
He alleged that he was severely tortured in custody fracturing one of his legs and ribs. He claimed that he remained under treatment at a hospital.
An additional SHO of Hayatabad police station appeared and expressed ignorance about the boy's detention and torture.
The chief justice reprimanded him and asked him what impression the little boy would carry about police for the rest of his life.
He said looking at the callous attitude of police, it appeared appropriate that such officials should be detained at Mach Jail, the infamous prison of Balochistan.
Khan Askar Afridi, counsel for the petitioner, said police arrested the schoolboy's father and demanded bribe for his release before detaining the child to pressure the family. He said a bailiff raided the checkpost where the boy was detained but he had already been moved out of it.
The lawyer said the boy was freed after the petition was filed with the court. He said police later booked the boy's father in a false drugs smuggling case.
Also, the court disposed of another habeas corpus petition after being informed about the return of Bacha Khan, a resident of Shabqadar area in Charssada district, almost three years after enforced disappearance.
It also gave the defence ministry more time to trace two brothers allegedly taken away by security agencies from Nowshera district at the request of deputy attorney general Mohammad Iqbal Mohmand. Dawn