KU blast suspect released
Karachi, Jan 25: The administrative judge of the Anti-Terrorism Courts in Karachi released a suspect, arrested for his alleged involvement in Karachi University's blast, on bail due to absence of evidence and sent two others to jail with directions to the investigation officer (IO) to submit a final report in the case within a week.
Mohammad Umer, 23, Syed Faiz Ali, 22, and Hafeezullah, 21, who were studying in Chemistry and International Relations departments of Karachi University respectively, were produced before AJ Justice Sajjad Ali Shah by the police. Three students were injured in the blast that occurred on the lawn of the university cafeteria.
According to the police, the suspects were arrested from Mauripur area after the shoot-out and during interrogation they disclosed their involvement in bomb blast that left three students Wajid Ali, Irfan Hyder, and Amir Abbas injured on December 28.
The IO sought further remand of the suspects, Umer and Hafeezullah, for further interrogation in the case. He also requested the court to release the third suspect Syed Faiz Ali as sufficient evidence was not found against him and also filed report for his release on bail.
The AJ turning down the request of further remand sent two suspects to jail and directed the IO to submit police report of the case within seven days. The AJ, meanwhile, accepted the police report for release of the Faiz Ali and directed police to release him if not involved in other cases.
Mubina Town police registered a case against unidentified persons on the complaint of Talib Hussain, security incharge of KU under attempt to murder, explosive substance and terrorism charges.
Targeted killing suspect: The AJ also accepted charge sheets against a targeted killings suspect, involved in killing of police officials, police encounter and illegal weapon cases, and sent the case to ATC-III for trial.
Syed Shakir Shah was arrested for his alleged involvement in targeted killing of police officers.
Police said the suspect was involved in the murder of DSP Nawaz Ranjha, SHO Nasirul Hasan and two other policemen in Preedy and Brigade police stations limits. The news
KU postpones papers
Karachi: The controller of examinations of Karachi University, Prof Javed Ansari, has announced that the papers of BA part-I and part-II (regular and private) annual examinations 2010 and the BS physiotherapy (first and second year) annual examinations 2011 scheduled for Jan 25 have been postponed.
The postponed paper of the BA part-I and the part-II (regular and private) annual examinations 2010 will now be held on Feb 2, while the papers of BS physiotherapy (first and second year) annual examinations 2011 will now be held on Jan 30.
The examination centres and time have not been changed.
BDS exams schedule
Karachi: The controller of the examinations of Karachi University has announced the schedule of the BDS final professional annual examinations 2011.
According to the schedule, the paper of oral surgery will be held on Jan 28, the paper of operative dentistry on Feb 7, the paper of prosthodontics on Feb 10 and the paper of orthodontics will be held on Feb 12.
All papers will be conducted at the mathematics department of the KU from 2pm to 5pm, while on Friday between 2.30pm and 5.30pm. ppiYour Comments
Schools and colleges closed today
Karachi: All public and private sector schools and colleges across Sindh will remain closed on Tuesday (Jan 25) on account of the Chehlum of Imam Hussain, according to a decision taken by the provincial education department's steering committee. Dawn
BSEK form submission date
Karachi: The controller of examinations of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), Abdul Rahman, has announced that the examination forms of the candidates who appeared in SSC supplementary examinations 2010, but failed and now want to appear in SSC annual examinations 2011 science and general groups shall be accepted as per the schedule given below.
The candidates can submit their examination forms from Jan 25 to Feb 10 without any late fee, with the late fee of Rs100 from Feb 11 to Feb 16, from Feb 17 to Feb 22 with the late fee of Rs200, from Feb 23 to Feb 28 with the late fee of Rs500, from March 1 to March 5 with the late fee of Rs1,000 and with the late fee of Rs1,500 from March 7 to March 12.
Another BSEK announcement said that the applications for the scrutiny of scripts of the SSC supplementary examinations 2010 science and general groups (regular and private) will be accepted from Jan 25 to Feb 21.
The scrutiny fee will be charged at Rs150 for one paper/subject. ppi
Teachers will get extension: Mazhar
Hyderabad: Sindh Minister for Education Pir Mazharul Haq said on Monday that the government, in cooperation with the World Bank, was planning to give three-year extension in service to the teachers who were recruited after passing an IBA-held test.
Talking to journalists after inaugurating second-shift in the Government Islamia Boys High School in Hussainabad, the minister said that the teachers would be merged in the education department on permanent basis on the basis of their performance.
He said the standard of education had greatly improved after induction of these teachers. In order to make good the loss of time during floods, it had been decided to run two shifts in schools, increase school duration, and hold annual examinations with 15 days delay, he said.
He said that the people who were protesting against these decisions were not the friends of education. They were the enemies of children's future, he said.
He said that encroachments on a plot of the school plot had been removed and the district government had been directed to build a boundary wall round the plot.
The minister said earlier the 13th convocation of the MUET that he would ensure that an endowment fund was created in the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) to help poor students pay their fees and earn professional degrees.
He said that he was well aware of difficulties faced by the poor students, especially those who came from remote villages to acquire higher education and had no place to stay in cities.
He said that he came to know about problems of such students when he served as students' welfare officer in Sindh University and urged students not to get discouraged by present economic conditions.
He advised them to work hard for the progress of their province because Pakistans progress was linked with the progress of Sindh. "Pakistan is nothing without its provinces," he said.
He said that no one should claim to be a Sindhi if he harboured hatred towards other people on the basis of caste, creed, colour and language and criticised religious fanatics who justified suicide bombings.
MUET Vive-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Rajput said that the US was working on grants for water, energy ad agriculture sectors of Pakistan through a consortium of universities, which was led by the MUET.He said the university students had successfully carried out blue flame experiment. MUET students have recently designed a gasifier to produce Syngas from Thar coal. It will be used for high quality research in the field of energy resource development.
Syngas (synthetic gas or synthesis gas) is the direct end-product of the gasification process. In a purified state, the hydrogen component of Syngas can be used to directly power hydrogen fuel cells for electricity generation.
He said that he had spoken to Dr. Samar Mubarakmand who was working on coal gasification in Thar coal project and he had promised that the MUET would be made a base camp for this project.
He said that HEC Chairman Dr. Javed Leghari had also said that MUET should be made an epicentre for Thar coal project.
The university, however, faced serious financial crunch like other public universities. Its budget had not been increased since 2007-08, he said, adding the MUET needed buses for students and hostels.
He called for creation of an endowment fund to cater to the needs of students from the interior of Sindh, who, in many cases came from poor families. "They eat one time a day to meet expenses," he said. Dawn
CMC student injured in firing near court
Larkana: Unknown armed men injured a student of second year of the Chandka Medical College (CMC) near the Sessions Court, Larkana, here on Monday. According to reports, some unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on the student, Kaleen Aslam Gilgit, outside the premises of the Sessions Court, Larkana. Gilgit sustained critical bullet injuries and was rushed to the Emergency Ward of the CMC Hospital. The news