UET leakage : Student mastermind held
Mastermind of entrance test leak, 8 others arrested
Lahore, July 29: Gujjarpura investigation police on Thursday arrested the main accused, a student of BSc
Honours at University of Engineering and Technology, for emailing entrance test
to more than 18 persons, a lab assistant and seven beneficiaries of the
The investigation of the case and all the arrested accused have
been handed over to the Anti-Corruption Department for further inquiry.
team of Gujjarpura investigations police, headed by Incharge Investigation Mehdi
Kazmi, on directions of SP Investigations Civil Lines Capt (r) Liaqat in a late
night development on Wednesday arrested BSC honours student, Naseer.
Sources said Naseer was the main accused in the case and he had emailed
the question paper of the entrance test to around 18 persons. They said police
had arrested Naseer after seeing the video recording of CCTV cameras installed
in the net café of the already arrested accused Shuja.
further said that the video of the CCTV camera at net café indicated flats
located in the same area with a name of a commercial plaza. They said police
investigators later collected the college identity cards of the students
residing in the flats located in the plaza, adding that Shuja's computer and
email address were used by Naseer from the copy of his University Identity Card
over which they raided the university hostel and arrested Naseer. Later, during
the interrogation, Naseer named seven other students who were also arrested by
the investigation police from the plaza, the sources said, adding that all the
seven students were the beneficiaries of entrance test and they had had received
emails from Naseer.
Earlier, Police had arrested Anees, who confessed
his crime in police custody, revealing that he had memorised 18 questions from
the question paper. He also confessed that LAB assistant, Ashraf, had also
helped him over which police arrested Ashraf.
SP Investigation Civil
Lines Capt (r) Liaqat said that they had handed over the arrested accused to the
Anti-Corruption Department as further investigations in the case had been
transferred to them. While commenting on the efforts of Incharge Investigation
Mehdi Kazmi, he said that the officer had worked hard and used scientific
methods to nab criminals within few hours. He said he could not tell the names
of students as investigation was underway and some of them might prove as
innocent during the course of investigation.
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UET employees remanded over test leak
Lahore: Judicial Magistrate Khalid Saeed Watto on Thursday granted one-day physical remand of
three employees of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) to the
Anti-Corruption Establishment on the charges of stealing and leaking the
entrance test of the university.
The accused, namely Naib Qasid Anees,
Muhammad Ashraf and Syed Shujauddin were produced before the court by Gujjarpura
police who had sought 10-day physical to conduct investigation.
the judge while determining the nature of the crime handed over the accused to
the Anti-Corruption Establishment on one-day physical remand.
ordered the ACE authorities to produce the accused before the court on Friday
(today). The Gujjarpura investigation officer (IO) had also been ordered by the
court to hand over the investigation of the case to the Anti-Corruption
As per case details, the accused were arrested by police
on the complaint filed by UET Security In-charge Lt. Col (r) Farooq Ahmed Khan
who claimed that Anees and his accomplice Syed Shujauddin and Ashraf were
involved in stealing and leaking question paper of the entrance test of the UET.
Police had registered a case No 848/11 under sections 409 (criminal
breach of trust by a public servant) and 109 (abetment) of Pakistan Penal Code
(PPC). The news
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GCU registrar Comment sought from VC
Lahore: The Governor's
Secretariat has reminded the Punjab Higher Education secretary and the
Government College University (GCU) vice chancellor to furnish report along with
parawise comments on the revision petition of varsity's former registrar
Sahibzada Faisal Khurshid in three days, says a press release.
The Governor's Secretariat had earlier written a letter to the secretary and
the GCU VC on July 27 seeking explanation that why the summary for the
appointment of Khurshid as a regular registrar was rejected, which was sent
through the GCU Syndicate, and was supposed to be put up before the chief
minister and consequently before the chancellor/governor.
The contract of Khurshid as registrar expired on Oct 11 last year and he was
directed by the then VC to continue working till the appointment of a regular
registrar. The GCU Syndicate on the recommendation of a search committee had
sent three names, including Khurshid, for onward submission to the chancellor
for appointment of one of the recommended people.
However, the Higher Education secretary had himself rejected the case
regarding appointment of registrar GCU stating that the case would be taken up
on arrival of the regular vice chancellor.
Khurshid in his petition, submitted to the governor, stated the role of the
Higher Education Department and the Punjab government was only that of a post
office in matters where appointments were recommended by the Search Committee
and approved by the Syndicate under Section 14 of the Government College
University Ordinance of 2002. He stated the secretary's order lacked
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Living centre at LCWU
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) arranged a seminar on "Accessible living environment for
all" in collaboration with the Mainstream Association International Osaka,
Japan, and the Milestone Society of Pakistan.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by LCWU, the Milestone Society
and the Mainstream Association on an independent living centre at LCWU.
Speaking on the occasion, LCWU Vice-Chancellor Dr Sabiha Mansoor said: "The
centre will be the first of its kind in which the poor, especially special
people, will be provided with higher education." Dawn
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Sindh to set up Education Commission
Karachi: The Senate meeting of NED University of Engineering and Technology has
approved the recurring budget of Rs 1,371 million of the varsity for the
financial years of 2011-12, showing a deficit of Rs 95 million.
Sindh Education Minister Pir
Mazhar-ul-Haq presided over the 19th senate meeting in the absence of Sindh
Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan here on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, the
education minister said that provincial government was going to set up Sindh
Education Commission, as the Higher Education Commission was going to be
dissolved. He said that provincial government would present the bill in the
provincial government for the set-up of this commission. He said that the
provincial autonomy was the dream of the masses, while the democratic government
had realised the dream. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has given a grant
of Rs 700 million to NED University, while an amount of Rs 978 million is
demanded of the university. As per the NED Officials,
"The HEC grant is not
sufficient; the university has planned to bring the university out of this
deficit of Rs 95 million by getting control over the expenditures of the
The expected income is Rs
1,275 million. Last year Rs 1,227 million was the approved budget with deficit
of Rs 1.9 million that was converted later into Rs 1.3 million profits."
The university demanded for
an annual grant of Rs 540 million while HEC is committed to give Rs 622 million.
The expected income is Rs 814.562 million. The university demanded of the Higher
Education Commission an annual grant of Rs 540 million while HEC is committed to
give Rs 622 million. The expected income is Rs 814.562 million.
NED University Vice
Chancellor Engineer Abul Kalam has presented the highlights of annual report
2010-11. He said that currently the university had 74 Ph.D. faculty members,
while this figure was 42 in 2007-08. He said, "NED has expanded disciplines as
well as increased both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The overall
enrolment at the varsity is 8,243 while it was 6,700 in 2007-08. Around 111
Ph.D. scholars are working in other universities of Pakistan as well as abroad.
The NED Varsity has spent Rs 344 million on account of development projects,
including strengthening of NED University and construction of Academic Block at
As many as 1,088 candidates
are being provided scholarships worth Rs 11.6 million. However, this figure was
Rs 6.2 million in 2004-05. It is worth mentioning that under the administration
of Engineer Abul Kalam, NED University has increased the departments from five
to 23, which shows the commitment and dedication of the current administration
towards the development of the varsity. On the occasion, Pro-Vice Chancellor NED
University Dr Muzafar Mehmood, Registrar Engineer Jawed Aziz Khan, Dr Sahibzad
Rafiqui, Chairman BSEK Anzar Zaidi were also present. The nation
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Karachi: Registrar University of Karachi Prof Mohammad
Kaleem Raza Khan has announced that the registration forms of BA, BCom, BoL and
improvement of division (Regular and Private) can be submitted till August 4,
along with a fee of Rs2,300 at the bank counters situated at the Silver
Jubilee gate. Meanwhile, a KU spokesman said that the physical test for the
security guards will be held at 9:00 am on July 31, at the football ground.
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BIEK's new trick to stop cheating in exams
Karachi: In an attempt to curb cheating during examinations, the Board of Intermediate
Education Karachi (BIEK) has decided to design papers in a manner that would
make unfair practices very difficult, by printing five distinct short question
papers which will be numbered differently.
Chairman BIEK Anwar Ahmed Zai
said that the board was expecting this tactic to discourage cheating during the
next Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) annual examination 2012.
This is not the first time BIEK has made changes to their question
papers. In the recent past the format for multiple choice questions (MCQs) also
experienced a similar change so as to discourage candidates from using dishonest
tactics to score higher marks in their papers, he said. He added that all
examination boards of the province currently printed different MCQ papers to
distribute among students.
"The board will now print five sets of the
short question paper which will be numbered differently.
It would create
difficulties for the students to share answers with each others," adding that
there was a chance that other examination boards would also adopt this new
format for short questions.
Examination boards including BIEK and the
Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) were also planning to create
'question bank' to end the 'past paper' practice system. "This bank would give
students different questions each year," said Chairman BSEK Anzar Hussain
Zaidi. The news
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