Karachi University MA papers rescheduled
MA paper rescheduled due to power outage
Karachi, June 19: The Examination Department, University of Karachi (KU) has announced that due to non
availability of electricity in the city the papers of MA final (Regular &
External) annual examination 2009 has been rescheduled. The paper -II of MA
final (all subjects) scheduled to be held on June 18, 2009 will now be held on
June 27, 2009. The exam centre and timings of the paper will be the same as
already announced in the schedule, earlier. The News
"this is very painful for us the cancelation of the paper becoz we cant get 0ff from office so how can we gave the papers and just becoz of cancelation how we give exams just becoz of cancelation."
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Ombudsman's office barred from hearing plaint against KU probe
Karachi: The Sindh High Court restrained the provincial ombudsman's
office on Thursday from proceeding on a complaint against a plagiarism probe
involving three teachers of the University of Karachi.
The inquiry has
been instituted by the university following a communication received from the
Higher Education Commission in respect of articles contributed by Dr M. Saeed
Arain and Dr Zakia Bibi of the chemistry department and Dr Najma Sultana of the
pharmacy department. The university syndicate requested Justice Salim Akhtar, a
former judge of the Supreme Court, to hold the inquiry.
While the probe
was under way, Dr Zakia, a 'co-operative' (part-time or temporary) lecturer
filed a complaint with the provincial ombudsman. Retired Col Ghulam Mohiuddin,
regional director of the ombudsman's office, summoned the registrar, who met him
along with the deputy registrar (legal) on June 10. Deputy registrar (legal)
Asif Mukhtar informed the director that the matter was beyond the ombudsman's
purview and there was no need for the university to produce any document
relating to the inquiry.
Subsequently, the deputy registrar addressed a
letter to the director saying that the complaint related to a service matter,
which the ombudsman was barred from considering under Section 9 (2) of the
Ombudsman's Act. He only cited Section 10 of the Act to emphasise that only the
aggrieved party can approach the ombudsman under the law and the cases of two
permanent lecturers could not be taken up 'suo motu' along with that of the
complainant. There was no response and the director scheduled another hearing on
June 19. Besides the registrar and the deputy registrar, he summoned all the
members of the KU committee of plagiarism and one senior member of the syndicate
from the faculty along with the entire record of the case.
university moved a writ petition seeking an injunction against the director's
summons through Advocate Mohammad Tasneem. The counsel submitted before a
division bench consisting of Justices Mushir Alam and Mohammad Afzal Soomro that
the ombudsman or his office had no jurisdiction under the law and the
Constitution to entertain and decide the complaint as it relates to the terms
and conditions of the lecturers' service.
Issuing a notice to the
director of the ombudsman's office, the bench stayed the proceedings initiated
by him. Dawn
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