Sindh University teachers continue protest
Hyderabad, Feb 18: Teachers and employees of the University of Sindh continued to protest on Friday against the vice-chancellor of the University of Sindh Dr Nazir A Mughal as classes of the varsity have been suspended for the last 46 days. They took out a massive rally in the campus of the varsity in Jamshoro under the banner of the Sindh University Teachers Association (SUTA) and Sindh University Employees Welfare Association (SEWA).
Protesters raised slogans against the administration of the university and observed a token hunger in their two camps, set up in the university and outside the local press club. SUTA General Secretary Arfana Mallah said that the teachers would widen protests across the country as the government is not paying attention to their demands, including dismissal of the VC from his post, cancellation of FIR registered against innocent teachers and employees, reinstatement of terminated teachers, restoration of student union and improvement of law and order situation in the varsity.
Classes of the university have been suspended since Jan 2, when professor and director of Students Affairs of the university, Basheer Ahmed Channar, was shot dead by some miscreants in the varsity, Jamshoro. The news
My vision is betterment of KU: VC
Karachi: The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC) of University of Karachi (KU), Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, has said that his vision is the betterment and development of the institution.
He was talking to a delegation of KU officers association on Friday. Prof Qaiser was of the view that concerted efforts should be made for KU progress. The members of the delegation assured their full cooperation in this regard. They hoped that the problems of the Association members would also be resolved.
MoU on marine engineering
Karachi: The NED University of Engineering and Technology and the directorate-general of the ports and shipping ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday at the Sindh Governor's House.
The MoU was inked by NED University Vice Chancellor Engr Abul Kalam and Ports and Shipping Director-General retired Vice-Admiral Azhar Shamim Anwar in the presence of Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad. Adviser to the Governor for Higher Education Dr Noushad Shaikh was also present.
The MoU is aimed at undertaking concerted efforts for education in the disciplines of marine engineering and technology and ship and maritime management. app
Cadet College Razmak to reopen on March 5
Miramshah: The officials at the Cadet College Razmak in North Waziristan have dispelled the impression that the institution is being shifted elsewhere by announcing that the college would reopen on March 5.
Talking to reporters on Friday, the officials said on condition of anonymity there was no truth in the reports about the shifting of the college from Razmak. They said that classes would start at the college next month as had been scheduled in the academic calendar.
Meanwhile, the elders including Malik Nasrullah, Malik Qadir Khan, Malik Mamoor Khan, Malik Niamatullah, Malik Zaman, Malik Nawaz Khan and Malik Mishal Khan said there was complete peace in North Waziristan. They asked the authorities to reopen Cadet College Razmak forthwith.
RBISE's ex-controller examination arrested
Rawalpindi: The Anti Corruption Department (ACD) has arrested the former examination controller of the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE), Amjad Iqbal, on the allegation of preparing fake results of HSSC Part-II Examination 2011, clearing about 50,000 students with excessive marks, ACD sources said.
Three officials of the RBISE, including Asif Bhatti, system analyst and in-charge of the Computer Section; Asif Masood, programmer; and Sarfaraz Ahmad, data processing officer, have already been arrested by the ACD and later sent to jail on judicial remand following a high-level inquiry to ascertain facts and fix responsibility.
Kazim Naqvi, an officer of the ACD, when contacted by this correspondent, confirming the report, said that a high-level inquiry was conducted on the orders of the Punjab government to probe into the incident of announcing fake results. The inquiry committee termed the result concocted and fake and fixed the responsibility on Amjad Iqbal Bhara who managed to prepare unchecked results with the help of Asif Bhatti, Asif Masood and Sarfaraz Ahmad and recommended rechecking of papers. He said that the rechecking proved fake.
Naqvi said that the ACD, following the inquiry report, arrested Asif Bhatti, Asif Masood and Sarfaraz Ahmad, but ex-controller Amjad Iqbal Bhara managed to escape, adding that the ACD, finally, arrested him on Friday and got five-day physical remand for further investigation.
FU announces MBBS result
Islamabad: The Foundation University has declared the result of Final Professional MBBS (Annual) Examination 2011. Out of 105 candidates, 94 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 89.52%.
Ms. Madeeha Abdul Ghaffar Roll No. 3504, Reg. No. 2392/FUMC/MBBS-2007, of the Foundation University Medical College got 1st position in the examination securing 1,412 out of 1,800 marks.
The roll numbers of the successful candidates are: 3437, 3439, 3440, 3445, 3446, 3448, 3449, 3451, 3452, 3453, 3454, 3456, 3457, 3458, 3459, 3460, 3461, 3462, 3463, 3464, 3465, 3466, 3467, 3468, 3469, 3470, 3471, 3472, 3474, 3475, 3476, 3477, 3479, 3480, 3481, 3482, 3483, 3484, 3485, 3486, 3487, 3488, 3489, 3490, 3491, 3492, 3493, 3494, 3495, 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499, 3500, 3501, 3502, 3503, 3504, 3505, 3506, 3507, 3508, 3509, 3510, 3511, 3512, 3513, 3514, 3515, 3516, 3517, 3518, 3519, 3520, 3521, 3522, 3523, 3524, 3525, 3526, 3527, 3528, 3529, 3530, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3534, 3535, 3536, 3537, 3539, 3540, 3541.
The university has directed the unsuccessful candidates to submit the admission forms within 15-days from the date of declaration of the result. The result may also be seen on FUI website www.fui.edu.pk
'Mehfil-e-Milad' at Beaconhouse
Rawalpindi: To commemorate the birth anniversary of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), a 'Mehfil-e-Milad' was held at the Beaconhouse Primary Branch, Peshawar Road, on Friday.
Mothers of participants were invited and they listened to beautiful 'Naats' they presented. The stage was beautifully decorated with rose petals whereas the backdrop was decorated with white sheets and golden and silver stars. All participating children were dressed up in white 'shalwar qameez' with light blue 'dupattas.'
Children expressed their immense love for Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by paying homage to him and recited beautiful 'Naats' and salutations in his praise. They renewed the pledge to truly follow in the footsteps of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and spread the message of patience, tolerance and peace. Later, students offered a soul-stirring 'dua'.
NUML teacher, PhD scholar win Seerat Awards
Islamabad: Assistant Professor Dr. Syed Abdul Ghaffar Bukhari and Irum Sultana, a PhD scholar in the Department of Islamic Studies at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, have won National Seerat Award in the annual article-writing competition on the topic of 'Seerat-un-Nabi (peace be upon him)'.
The article-writing competition on the topic of 'Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH)' is held annually under the auspices of Ministry of Religious Affairs.
IIU, Pakistan-China Centre launch 'Youlin'
Islamabad: The International Islamic University (IIU) and Pakistan-China Centre Friday launched monthly 'Youlin' (Good Neighbours) during a ceremony held at the Faisal Mosque Campus.
IIU Rector Profesor Fateh Muhammad Malik appreciated Pakistan-China friendship saying that Pakistan-China Centre means non-political and real friendship between the two countries. He also announced that the university intends to set up a China Study Centre, dedicated to research and teaching regional and international affairs related to China.
Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman said people of the two countries are tied into historic bonds of fraternity and friendship. "We take great pride in the fact that China has been most sincere and dependable friend of Pakistan".
"It is also a matter of great satisfaction that mutual cooperation, between the IIU and China has been mutually rewarding. On the other hand, we have a number of faculty members who are doing PhD from China in the field of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology and other subjects," he said.
He hoped that these faculty members through their knowledge and competence in teaching and research would prove themselves as good ambassadors of their respective Universities in China. He said IIU has 660 students from China studying in various disciplines, which is the highest number of Chinese students in any university of Pakistan.
He said, "At the global level, I consider China as the giant global power house of economic growth, which we wish to emulate. This is no less than a miracle that within the past few decades you have defied all Western economic predictions by jumping to become the 2nd biggest economy in the world."
Pakistan-China Centre Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed said the centre was originated from IIU so they decided to hold its opening ceremony in its campus. A 22-member delegation from China, IIU Acting President Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Ch. Shujaat Hussain, magazine editor Dushka Syed, Agha Murtaza Poya, Dr Khalid Masood and other scholars attended the event.
IMCG holds Mehfil-e-Milad
Islamabad: The Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate), Sector F-7/4, organised a 'Mehfil-e-Milad' here on Friday.
The ceremony started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. The student council conducted the 'Quran Khawani' before the commencement of 'Milad'. The chief guest of the ceremony was Principal Mrs. Ghazala Khalid.
'Milad' participants presented 'Darood-o-Salam' to show deep affection to the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Principals of different colleges and guests from outside were also invited to 'Mehfil-e-Milad'.
Mrs. Yasmeen Bukhari, Mrs. Shazia Shakeel and Mrs. Zahida Parveen recited 'Naats' and Mrs. Iffat Khalid shared the golden words about the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The ceremony ended with 'Salam' and 'Dua' by Mrs. Gul Bibi. The news