DHA College positions in B.Com final result
DHA College students clinch positions
Karachi, July 05, 2008: The DHA Degree College for Women, Phase
VIII, has once again made a mark by securing top three positions in the results
of B.Com Final examination 2007, announced by the University of Karachi. Saba
Muhammad Yousuf, Sidra Adil and Tahira Yawer of DHA College secured first,
second and third positions respectively, says a press release issued on
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Allama Iqbal College land scam alleged
Karachi: The Allama Iqbal Degree College Bachao Committee has alleged that
there is a conspiracy involving the land mafia and corrupt government officials
occupy land donated by its real owner for education
purposes. They demand that an independent committee be set up which should
investigate the ownership of the land.
This was said by Liaquat Ali Sahi,
representative of the Bachao Committee while talking to journalists at the
Karachi Press Club (KPC) today.
He said that the land had been allotted
to Moria Khan to form Moria Khan Goth in 1933 by the then Government. In 1966
however, Moria Khan attempted to construct a cinema on the land, a proposition
which was strongly resisted by the residents of the area.
gave in to the people and donated the land to the purpose of an educational
complex in the name of Allama Iqbal.
The area residents formed the
Education Rumi Society which was entrusted with the operation of the Allama
The college was nationalised in 1972. After
nationalisation, some members of the Department of Education and the Education
Rumi Society contrived to a rent agreement between the
government and a
designated person who was presented as the owner of this land. Subsequent
attempted to ascertain the truth and to demand
Sahi claimed that the lease of some plots of the
Moria Goth are by the Sindh Government and some through the City Government and
it is uncertain as to whom does the land belong.
He said that members of
this mafia first pressurised the Department of
Education to increase the
rent and then legally prosecuted in the court to increase the rent otherwise it
be emptied – this rent is currently believed to be Rs 0.2 million. The News
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Special student appears before medical board: DUHS admissions
Karachi: Ayesha Iftikhar Paracha, a physically-challenged student
who claims to have been deprived of admission to the Dow University of Health
Sciences (DUHS) despite being on merit, on Friday appeared before a medical
board constituted on the chancellor's directives.
Paracha, who has both her legs affected by polio, said the board had given a
very positive response on her case and she was optimistic that a fair decision
would be taken. "I received an encouraging response from the board members and I
hope that justice will be done, though, I reserve the right to take the case to
court," said Ms Paracha.
She appeared before the medical board comprising
Dr Khan Shah Azam (Liaquat National Hospital), Dr Pervaiz Hashmi (Ziauddin
University and Hospital), Dr Shaista Wahidi (Karachi Medical and Dental College)
and Dr M.A. Wajid (Aga Khan University and Hospital) as its members. The board
has sent its recommendations to the office of the chancellor, Sindh Governor Dr
Ishratul Ibad. The report is likely to be reviewed on Saturday.
Paracha said the university administration had rejected her application for
entry test, citing her ineligibility for the admission.
"I got 91 per
cent in medical subjects, while my overall percentage was 88," she said, adding
that the DUHS had two seats for special students but she was told that the
policy had been changed this year and her case had been rejected.
even denied an opportunity to appear before the DUHS medical board held on June
25," she said. She said she repeatedly visited the university despite all the
impediments and tried to meet the vice-chancellor and chairman of the selection
board though none of them was available.
However, she said, she appeared
before a medical board on Friday and she was optimistic that a fair decision
would be taken. "If given an option, I will like to get admission to the Sindh
Medical College as it has an elevator facility for special people," she
DUHS Vice-Chancellor Dr Masood Hameed Khan, meanwhile, said that there seemed to be some 'mishap' on part of the university
administration in her case and he would welcome any decision by the medical
"The student failed to appear before the medical board on June 25
and, subsequently, the board decided her case in her absence on the basis of her
certificate issued by the social welfare department which states that she is
permanently disabled. However, I feel that there is some mishap on our part
because the student claims that she came for three days and nobody assisted
her," Dr Khan said.
He said that the administration had received two
other applicants on special seats as well and a decision would be made on merit
after a test. At the moment, there were about 20 disabled students at the
university, he said, observing that the university was ready to extend full
support to Ms Paracha.
"Dr Nabila Soomro who heads the Institute of
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the DUHS has met the girl and reported
back to me. The DUHS runs an institute for artificial limbs and we would see if
there is a possibility that we can help the student stand on her feet," he
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