Karachi University MA registration, practical exams

MA registration date extended
Karachi, Jan 12: The University of Karachi has extended the date for submission of registration forms and fee of MA/double MA and improvement of division exams-2007 till January 31.

The registration forms are available for Rs25 at bank counters, KU's Silver Jubilee Gate, till Jan 31. The original registration fee is Rs1,800 and the fee for change of subject is Rs400.

Meanwhile, the university has called a meeting of principals of all affiliated degree colleges (except those of medical, law, education and home economics) on Jan 14 at 11am to consider BA, BSc and BCom admissions in these colleges.

KU Registrar Prof Muhammad Rais Alvi has requested all the principals to attend the meeting to be held in arts auditorium of the university. Agencies

Karachi University announces schedule of practical exams
Karachi: The University of Karachi has announced the schedule of BA (Pass) second year's library science practical-II examination-2008.

According to the schedule notified by the university's examination department, the practical exams at Abdullah Government Girls College will be conducted on Jan 21 during the second shift and at DA Degree College for Women on Jan 26 during the first shift. Similarly, practical exams part-II of second year library science at Government Girls College Block-M, North Nazimabad, will be held on Jan 24 during the second shift; at Government Girls College, Saudabad, on Jan 19 and Jan 20 during the third shift; Sir Syed Government Girls College on Jan 22 during the second shift; and St. Lawrence Government Girls College on Jan 27 during the first shift.

Meanwhile, the University of Karachi announced the date for submission of admission fee for postgraduate diploma.

Chairman of Statistics Department Dr Syed Afrozuddin Ahmed said that the admission fee would be accepted till Jan 15. Ppi

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Book fair at NED varsity
Karachi: A fair of books at the NED University of Engineering and Technology will begin from Jan 12. Twenty-eight prominent book sellers and publishers will participate in the three-day fair. Textbooks, reference material and other publications will be available at a discount price of 15 to 20 per cent. App

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'Not enough being done to save Islamia College'
Karachi: Authorities concerned are not doing enough to save the Islamia College Complex building, despite efforts on the part of the trustees, said Islamia Education Trust (IET) General Secretary Syed Kamran Hussain.

"Despite instructions from President Asif Ali Zardari, no response was received from the Sindh chief secretary. The Advocate General (AG) Sindh office has also disappointed us, while the position of Afroze Shah and her partners is getting stronger," he alleged.

The sequence of events taking place as well as the weak response from the Governor House and the Sindh government may result in the loss of the building, thus depriving more than 20,000 students of education, it is feared. Hussain said that their position has been weakened by a particular group of people who were supporting Shah who claims to be an IET trustee.

"Shah is hatching a conspiracy to undo our efforts for saving the building from being taken away from the students," he said. "The AG Sindh has favoured Afroze Shah by granting her the permission to file a civil suit against us. The AG Sindh office refused to grant us permission to file a civil suit against Shah. This suit could have helped resolve the matter."

Hussain further said that despite being instructed by President Zardari, the provincial chief secretary was making no efforts to resolve the matter. He said that the IET was the owner of the Government Islamia College Complex Building.

The IET has no objection if the Sindh government takes over the building, as long as the Sindh government pays dues to the IET, Hussain said, adding that the money would be distributed among deserving students for scholarships and other welfare projects.

He said he had met the Sindh governor on October 29 last year along with IET founder trustee Mumtaz Muzakkir. He maintained that they were willing to help the Sindh government in saving the educational institutions situated within the building. The Sindh education minister was supposed to meet the heads of institutions situated in the building but he recently backed off, Hussain said, adding that the Governor House has also not responded as per the expectations.

"We had to file a civil suit under Section 92 of the CrPC for which permission has to be granted by the AG Sindh to members of our trust. We had applied for the required permission several times but every time it was turned down by the AG," he said.

Hussain expressed concern over the AG's role, and said that the AG first refused to grant them permission in June 2008, then in August and again in October 2008, while he had granted permission on January 23, 2008, to Afroze Shah and others from her group even after they filed a civil suit (107 of 2008) in the Sindh High Court on January 10, 2008.

Hussain stressed that the building in question could not be saved unless a civil suit was filed for the removal of Afroze Shah and others from the IET. "The ill designs of Afroze Shah and her group could only be countered if they are judicially removed from the IET," he said. He also alleged that the current Official Assignee of Karachi has been in cahoots with Shah and her group. The News

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