Sindh University Jamshoro students boycott exams

Students at SU boycott exams
Hyderabad, June 11: Over 1,500 students of the Sindh University Jamshoro campus marched out of their hostels late on Wednesday and staged a sit-in on the Indus Highway for three hours in protest against police firing on the STP rally in Karachi, killing three activists.

A heavy contingent of Jamshoro district police reached the spot and remained there. Students called off the strike voluntarily after three hours while announcing mourning of seven days for those killed by police.

The students were led by Safdar Tunio, Ali Mohammad Burfat and Awais Bachkani. Protesters raised slogans against the Sindh government and the influx of internally displaced persons into Sindh.

They also announced boycott of the semester examinations paper scheduled for Thursday (today). The university postponed Wednesday's paper as the activists did not allow the plying of point buses.

A source in the university said that the students had demanded that they should be provided university point buses for going to Karachi to take part in the STP rally but the university administration refused the request. Neither teachers nor students

nor employees could reach the campus for want of point buses.

Meanwhile, Awami Tehrik leaders condemned the killing of three STP workers by Karachi police.

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SALU teachers hold protest
Khairpur: Teachers held protest in the Shah Abdul Latif University on Wednesday in response to a call for protest given by the Federation of All-Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association.

According to a press release, the president of the university's teachers association Prof, Abdul Latif Memon and general secretary Syed Muqeem Shah demanded an end to interference by Higher Education Commission in the universities' affairs.

They said that in-service teachers should be appointed as vice chancellors in all the public sector universities instead of retired ones.

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Govt urged to appoint VC for BB university
Larkana: Leaders of the Chandka Teachers Association (CTA), Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and paramedics association urged the government on Wednesday to appoint vice-chancellor for the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University and release funds to make the university functional.

Dr Zaffar Pirzado, Dr Afshar Bhutto, presidents of CTA and PMA and senior professors led a big procession, which took to the streets after oath-taking ceremony of CTA. The senior faculty members of the college and a large number of paramedics assembled outside the press club after marching on the main roads and held a demonstration.

Talking to journalists, leaders of the CTA, PMA and paramedics associations said that even after passage of the bill for the establishment of the university the government had failed to make arrangements for making the university operational.

They said that neither land had been purchased nor vice-chancellor had been appointed yet.

They called for allocating a handsome amount for the university in the upcoming budget. The federal and provincial governments had not allocated any funds for the university despite making commitments, they said.

They said that the government had released Rs6 billion for the uplift of Dow University of Medical and Sciences Karachi but was reluctant to allocate funds for the only medical university of upper Sindh.

They called for undertaking major repairs at the CMC staff colony and giving 30 per cent to 20 per cent quota in jobs in the university to the sons' of the paramedics and teachers, respectively.

Dr Badar Junejo, general secretary of PMA's Larkana chapter, and Sobdar Shaikh, president of paramedics association, said that their peaceful struggle would continue till the appointment of vice-chancellor and other skeleton staff. Dawn

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Shah Latif varsity signs
Khairpur: The Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) of Kyoto, Japan, to carry out research on archaeological sites, a SALU official said here on Tuesday.

SALU Department of Archeology Chairman Qasid Hussain Mallah said he, along with SALU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Nilofer Shaikh, had signed the MoU with the RIHN. He said scholars and researchers of Japan would visit various archaeological sites here.

Similarly, the SALU scholars would visit the archaeological sites of Japan to carry out research and prepare research papers and articles. He said the research-oriented data would be available to everyone.

He termed the signing of the MoU a great achievement of the SALU, saying it would bring changes to research methodology and the Japanese and SALU scholars would exchange their research-based ideas in order to promote archaeological sites. He said he had finished his research work on 150 archaeological sites. The News

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