AJK University fake degrees issue
AJK varsity denies issuing fake degrees with political motives
Muzaffarabad, July 01: The AJK University spokesman has vehemently denied the allegation
appeared in the media that university administration has issued/issuing fake
degrees with political motives.
Zafar Iqbal, the AJK University
spokesman, explained that most of the cases related to allegedly fake degrees
belong to the period from 2001-2006 when the BA degree was imposed as an
eligibility condition for contesting in election. He further said that these
allegedly fake degree cases were brought to the notice of the university
administration when the opponents of the some of the candidates contesting
election reported to election commission and the university.
important to note that these are not cases of issuance of fake degrees by the
university but cases where possibly unfair means during the examinations have
been used for which investigation is underway. In most cases, the candidates
appeared in the BA examination on production of fake certificates issued by
various boards of examinations. The AJK University has already constituted a
committee to scrutinise the record of those whose degrees/result cards have been
As regards not presenting the record in the Supreme Court,
the spokesman clarified that an assistant controller of examination was recently
deputed to present the record in the Lahore Election Tribunal of the Lahore High
Court. He was asked to come back on 2nd July 2010. He stressed that the AJK
University is fully cooperating with legal authorities.
In addition, the
university's committee is also undertaking investigations and has already in
this context called four of the candidates to appear before the committee to
record their evidence.
The committee's findings are likely to come out
shortly. In the end, the spokesman emphasised that the allegation that the AJK
University is involved in issuing fake degrees is absolutely baseless and
unfounded. The university is under no pressure whatsoever from any quarter and
is functioning under rules.
The university enjoys confidence and trust
of public as well as academic community, including Higher Education Commission.
The spokesman reiterated that the alleged cases belong to 2001-06 period and the
university has taken measures to prevent such cases in the future. The news
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PMDC victimises students to settle 'old scores'
Islamabad: As a consequence of longstanding grudges against students, the
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) found 'ample' opportunity to
victimise hundreds of students only to settle some 'old scores'.
Of the 507
students who appeared in the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) exams, only
18 were declared successful. This happens to be one of the lowest passing
percentages of candidates in the history of the aforesaid examination.
aggrieved students are protesting against the unreasonable attitude of the PMDC
administration, on the grounds that they are being deliberately failed as a
result of victimisation.
The exam was held on June 20, 2010 and the result
was declared right after five days, in unusual haste, which also makes the
entire affair quite suspicious.
According to details, hundreds of students
who acquired medical degrees this year from different countries, including
China, Russia, Iran, Krygystan, Ukraine and other adjoining countries, were due
to appear in the RMP exam this year. The PMDC made it obligatory for the
students to produce eligibility certificates for taking the RMP exam. These
certificates were to be issued by the Council to students after verification of
their degrees. However, the verification process was so irksome that the
students who submitted applications for verification, in first week of January,
were not issued the eligibility certificates till the first week of June. Given
that the same exam was to be held on June 20, the helpless students were forced
to waste their time visiting PMDC instead of preparing for the examination.
The students moved the Lahore High Court, and the LHC decided in the
students' favour as the students were allowed to appear in the RMP exams without
eligibility restriction, while their degrees were to be verified later.
'angry' PMDC reportedly found it convenient to unjustifiably victimise the
students. While all the students of the medical colleges from the aforementioned
countries are required to appear in the particular examination, the students of
seven blue-eyed Chinese medical universities are exempted from taking the
trouble to appear in any test. Moreover, of the 18 lucky students who escaped
PMDC's wrath, 6 were those who graduated from Chinese universities and out of
them, 5 from Shihezi University School of Medicine. However, this university is
not included in these 'lucky seven' universities that enjoy distinguished favour
One of the aggrieved students confirmed that
students are being victimised, on account of consulting the Lahore High Court
against the PMDC administration, for delay in issuance of eligibility letters.
"It was due to PMDC's negligence that students could not get eligibility
letters timely, we knew that PMDC officials were infuriated with students moving
LHC but PMDC had to comply with the court decision" he continued.
Registrar PMDC, Dr Ahmad Nadeem Akbar, was contacted, he said PMDC was not
victimising students, and that it had no personal grudges against the students.
"It is only that we can not compromise on standard," he added.
to a question on untimely issuing of eligibility letters to the students, he
said, "It is not PMDC which is responsible for this, as verification take
He also said that the PMDC has received verification of only 25 per
cent students, so far, and confirmation of the remaining is yet to be received.
On the other hand, students accuse the PMDC for being directly responsible for
the prolonged delay in the verification process, as it did not send the
students' degrees to their respective universities till the start of June.
"yar acha he hua waisay jo in china ka mall 10 10 ropay walay dr s ko register nai kia PMDC nay, warna logo ko martay phirtay. no offence,but these r the people who cudnt get admission in to any medical college in Pakistan,thats y they went to china ka mall 10 10 rpoy countries. THANK U PMDC FOR SAVING OUR LIVES.GOD BLESS U!!!"
Name: waqar zafar
City, Country: Abbottabad
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Atta for VCs team to verify degrees
Islamabad: Former Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr
Atta-ur Rehman said on Wednesday that HEC might face pressure in the wake of
verification of educational credentials of the parliamentarians. He also
suggested formation of a team to accelerate the process.
Talking to newsmen,
he said firstly the status of universities would have to be ascertained that
whether they were recognized or not. "The respective universities will have to
verify the signatures bearing the degrees. Examining the previous educational
certificates, it will also be seen whether there is any gap in two degrees,"
said Atta-ur Rehman. He clarified that every university had its own verification
system and the university vice chancellors and the administration may face
pressure in this regard.
"I suggest a team of vice chancellors should be
formed. They should go to the universities to examine the process as well as get
the degrees verified," he added.
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HEC pressurized over fake degrees issue: Dr. Ata Ur-Rehman
Islamabad: Dr. Ata Ur-Rehman said that HEC is under enormous pressure regarding fake degree
case of Parliamentarians. Talking to private TV channel here on Wednesday Dr Ata
Ur-Rehman said that the Commission is pressurized regarding fake degrees and the
Vice Chancellors of the universities would also be under pressure in this
regard. He further said that degrees that are unverified from HEC deemed
fake. The nation
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QAU produces first PhD in quantum theories
Islamabad: Dr Muhammad Ramzan has become Quaid-i-Azam University's (QAU) first PhD in the field of Quantum Game
Theory and Quantum Information Theory.
He completed PhD under the
guidance of Dr M Khalid Khan, Department of Physics Associate Professor. Title
of his thesis was 'Application of Game-Theoretic Techniques to Quantum
Ramzan has to his credit research articles
published in international research journals.
Taxila Institute of Asian
Civilizations, QAU Islamabad has awarded PhD Degree to Nemat-e-Uzma.
Title of her research was 'Basic Democracies during the time of Ayub
Khan in the background of Local Governments in South Asia'. Daily times
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