PAF Base Masroor graduation ceremony

PAF Base Masroor holds graduation ceremony
Karachi, June 03, 2008: The graduation ceremony of the operational conversion course was conducted at the PAF Base Masroor on Monday, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Air Force, Directorate of Media Affairs.

It said that Southern Air Command Commanding Air Officer Air Marshal Mirza Zafar Hussain was the chief guest and was warmly welcomed by PAF Masroor Base Commander Air Commodore Syed Hassan Raza.

The officer commanding operational conversion, Unit Wing Commander Sohail Saeed Naik, presented the end-course report and appraised the house of the salient features of the course syllabus.

The chief guest awarded certificates to the graduating officers and emphasized upon the importance of the combating potential of the PAF.

Highlighting the significance of the operational conversion course, he reminded all the graduating pilots that the course is just an introduction to the Mirage weapon system. "All of you must continue you own efforts to stay abreast with the latest developments in the sphere of combat tactics and operations," he added.

He appreciated the efforts put in by the instructor pilots of the squadron and all the supporting units in imparting quality training and equipping the graduating officers with modern operational techniques. Other senior officers were also present at the occasion. App

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KU plans more certificate courses
Karachi: The University of Karachi is chalking out an elaborate plan for introducing summer and winter certificate courses programme to meet increasing innovations in the subjects of Commerce, Business Administration and Human Resource Management.

The courses, which will be of six-week duration, are aimed at bringing the academic qualification of its students on a par with those of international institutions, KU's dean Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences said on Monday.

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SU buses detained, students stopped from taking exams
Hyderabad: A group of students protesting against the murder of a fellow student on the Sindh University's Jamshoro campus over a fortnight ago disrupted the semester examinations by stopping busses from taking students to the campus on Monday.

The group detained the university's buses at Wahdat Colony, Autobahn road, Poonam Petrol Pump, Naseem Nagar, Old Campus and City Gate Hotel, and stopped students from going to Jamshoro to appear in examinations. They did not even allow the teachers' bus to proceed to the campus.

The university has 110 point buses which bring students from Hyderabad to Jamshoro and vice-versa. According to a source in the university only three buses managed to sneak out of the city but they, too, were stopped near the university.

The group had staged a demonstration outside the press club on Thursday and issued an ultimatum to the university that if the killers of Abdul Nabi Brohi, who was gunned down on the campus on May 14, were not arrested, they would boycott the ongoing semester examinations.

But another group of students, who staged a demonstration outside the press club on Monday in protest against the forced boycott, said that more than 95 per cent of students wanted to appear in examinations but they were being stopped by a handful of boycotters.

The university authorities decided not to bow to the boycotters. A meeting presided over by Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mazharul Haq Siddiqui and attended by DIG of Hyderabad police, Jamshoro DPO and key officials of the university decided that the examinations would resume on Tuesday at all the institutes and departments of the university.

The university's registrar informed the meeting that the university had taken measures against boycott threats. Some miscreants stopped the university's buses at Qasimabad, Wahdat Colony and City Gate hotel and threatened students not to appear in examinations, he told the meeting.

The meeting decided to take strict action against the students who were disturbing the university's peaceful atmosphere and instigating boycott. The controller of examination has already announced that examinations will start from June 3, as per schedule, and the paper scheduled to be taken on June 2 will now be taken on June 21.

The university, meanwhile, issued show-cause notices to Abdul Razzaq Brohi, Noman Bhalai and Agha Hussain for misconduct and creating harassment at the campus and the university's discipline committee directed them to explain their position in writing and appear before it during its next meeting.

photo Exhibition: The University of Sindh Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mazharul Haq Siddiqui on Monday inaugurated a five-day exhibition of photographs titled "Turkey - An Endless Poem" by Turkish photographers, Zeynel Yesilay and Ali Erbas.

The exhibition has been organised by the Institute of Art and Design of the University of Sindh at Benazir Art Gallery. The function was attended by a large number of teachers and students.

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LUMH exam results
The controller of examinations of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences on Monday announced the result of Diploma in Dermatology examination 2008 held in May 2008.

He also announced that MS final Neurosurgery, MS final Orthopaedics, MPH Part-I and II, and MS Neurosurgery, MS Otorhinolaryngology and MD Forensic Medicine (Basic Medical Science) and DLO Part-I postgraduate degree and diploma examination 2008 would be held on June 10 at LUMHS Jamshoro. Dawn

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