SSC-II suppl exam results announced
Karachi, Jan 14: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Thursday announced the results of Secondary School Certificate part-II supplementary examination 2010 for science and general groups' regular and private candidates.
According to the statistics, a total of 26,640 candidates appeared in the examination and only nine of them secured the 'A-I' grade. Another 295 got the 'A' grade.
The number of those who passed the exam in the 'B' and 'C' grades stood at 3,022 and 7,905, respectively.
Among the remaining ones, 6, 481 candidates passed the exam in the 'D' grade and 383 in the 'E' grade.
Three candidates were declared successful in additional subjects.
A BSEK statement said that marks statement would be issued to the candidates after 10 days. app
KU can't stop militants' entry, admits top official
Karachi: In a worryingly frank admission, Karachi University (KU) officials have said that it is "simply impossible" to screen each and every student on the campus to avoid incidents such as the bomb blast that injured three people in December.
This statement comes in the light of the arrests of three former KU students who were suspected of masterminding the bomb blast. They were enrolled in various programmes and became members of the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT).
Later, they along with about 150 students broke away from the IJT as they were frustrated with its "moderate" policies and formed their own group called the Punjabi Mujahideen.
These students decided to target those people who they saw as the "enemies of Islam". They were unable to continue their studies and left the university in 2007.
The pro-vice chancellor of Karachi University, Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, admitted that the suspects who were taken into custody were students of the university. She said that this latest development was discussed with the vice chancellor, Professor Pirzada Qasim, but no strategy was devised to keep a check on the admission of such students.
"How can we stop such students coming into the university?" asks Dr Kazmi.
"There are more than 25,000 applicants every year, out of which around 6,000 are taken. It is impossible to evaluate the mindset of students at the time of admission.
"We lack the data to verify whether a student was involved in any form of terrorist activity. For all we know, some students could well be influenced by their seniors, who in turn developed a radical mindset from their seniors. We need the cooperation of parents to screen all the students," Dr Kazmi said.
She also advised the parents to monitor their children's activities to ensure that they were not brainwashed by extremists.
The pro-vice chancellor said that officials would also look into the matter and take concrete measures to avoid potential terrorists from gaining admission to the university.
The director of admissions, Dr Saleem Shahzad, echoed the views of Dr Kazmi. He said that the only way the university identifies students involved in terror activities is if the intelligence agencies provide information.
Dr Shahzad believed that the university would have to act on its own. "We will have to hire such agencies that can gather information for us. However, with the current financial crunch, I don't think the university can afford to pay them much," he added.
He also asked the media to provide suggestions to control the menace of terrorism at the university.
The Nazim of the IJT at the KU, Muhammad Tehseen said that the arrested suspects were not activists of his group. "We have always asked the university to improve security. How were these people allowed to enter the university? Where was the security checking system at the gate?" he asked. "We are all the oldest students' organisation and have always worked towards the welfare of students and all the stakeholders of the university. We do not harbour or support terrorists."
KU blast suspects remanded in police custody
Karachi: Administrative judge of the Anti Terrorism Courts in Karachi on Thursday, remanded three suspects in police custody for their alleged involvement in the Karachi University blast case that left three students injured in December last year.
Mohammad Umer 23, Syed Faiz Ali 22 and Hafeezullah 21, who were studying in the Chemistry and International Relations departments of Karachi University. Seeking their remand, the police produced the suspects before AJ Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.
According to the police, suspects were arrested from Mauripur area after a shoot-out. They add that while being interrogated, the suspects confessed to their involvement in the bomb blast that took place in the KU cafeteria's lawn and left Wajid Ali, Irfan Hyder as well as Amir Abbas injured on December 28.
The Investigation officer (IO) sought remand of the suspects for further interrogation in the case. Granting a seven-day remand, the AJ directed the IO to produce the suspects on next date of hearing.
The Mubina Town police had registered a case against unidentified suspects on the complaint of Talib Hussain, the security incharge of KU under attempt to murder, explosive substance and terrorism charges.
Family members of the suspects, Saad and Mohammad Asghar, while talking to the media, have rejected the charges levelled by the police and said that their brothers were falsely implicated. They added that the suspects could not be part of the Punjabi Mujahideen as they were urdu speaking.
Saad and Mohammad Asghar said that their brothers were simply studying at the University and were not affiliated with any militant organization. They said that suspects had been missing since January 7 and the concerned police stations were informed about their disappearance.
The AJ also remanded a suspect involved in targeted killing to police custody fir his alleged involvement in a police encounter. The suspect was also allegedly carrying an illegal weapon.
Syed Shakir Shah was arrested for his alleged involvement in the targeted killings of police officers last year.
The CID police also sought his remand for the police encounter and illegal weapon case in New Karachi area. The Police accused Shakir and another absconder of firing at the police to avoid their arrest on September 21. Another suspect, Mohammad Ishtiaq was arrested in the police encounter. The news
Dr Rashid A Shah joins BBS University as VC
Karachi: Dr Rashid A Shah has joined as Vice Chancellor Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University (BBSU), Lyari, Karachi. Dr Shah, currently Professor Emeritus, University of Sindh and Professor, Faculty of Education and Department of Business Administration, Iqra University, Karachi. Daily times
SU to set up new chairs
Hyderabad: University of Sindh Vice-Chancellor Dr. Nazir A. Mughal has said that Japan, China and Korean research chairs will be set up in the university and an international conference on the South East Asia will also be organised. Addressing a function organised to honour Prof. Dr. Lutfullah Mangi, former director of the centre, for receiving Japans highest award "The order of the rising sun". Dawn