Osh-returned students refused by medical colleges
Kyrgyz riots victims in a fix over admissions
Karachi, June 23: Many students who escaped the bloodshed in violence-stricken
Kyrgyzstan due to the timely intervention by the government of Pakistan are
still uncertain about their future, as the medical colleges they approached have
refused to give them admissions in the absence of written instructions from the
ministry of health.
"We cannot go back to Osh since most parts of the
city and the Osh State University has been vandalised," said one of the six
students while addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on
Obaid Ansari, a fifth-year student, said the hostels where they
stayed were also set on fire due to which vital documents belonging to the
students got destroyed. Since most of the students were about to complete their
courses, leaving the university like that had made them and their parents ponder
over their future, he said.
He said around 400 girl and boy students
were stranded in Osh because of the ethnic riots that broke out in Kyrgyzstan,
and had to face a difficult situation. "One of their fellow students, engineer
Ali, even lost his life which saddened all of us," he said.
added, timely intervention by the government of Pakistan made the students fly
out of Kyrgyzstan, for which they were grateful to the media and the government
Mr Ansari said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had
promised the students who had returned from Kyrgyzstan that they would be given
admission to educational institutions here. However, when some of them contacted
a few medical colleges they argued that until the health ministry or the
government issued them a written instruction they couldn't allow the students to
pursue their studies at these institutions.
In response to a query,
another student lamented that the prime minister had directed the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) to accommodate the Kyrgyzstan-returned boys and
girls, but the HEC hadn't yet complied with that.
He suggested that a
campus of a certain Pakistani institution could be used for Osh University's
Pakistani students by signing a contract with Osh University and the Kyrgyzstan
healthy ministry so that they could finish their courses in time and obtain the
Replying to another question, Obaid Ansari said the
students were paying Rs200,000 as their annual tuition fee in Osh. He said he
and his fellow medical students were in touch with the rest of their community
in different parts of Pakistan.
He told journalists that a couple of
political figures (Farooq Sattar and Khalid Mahmood Soomro, for instance) had
also contacted the students, giving them assurances of their admission to local
The six medical students who met the press were: Obaid
Ansari and Zubair Ahmed, both in their fifth year and hailing from Jacobabad,
sixth-year students Sajid Ali and Naveed Ahmed and fourth-year students Junaid
Mirza and Fida Husain, all the four from Khairpur.
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Osh-returned students seek govt help
Toba tek singh: The students who have returned from strife-torn Osh
(Kyrgyzstan) have demanded that the government help them get admission to local
The students -- Tahir Munir, Muhammad Azam,
Zaigham Gilani, Muneeb Shaukat, Junaid Shaukat, Mustafa Raza, Ali Raza, Abdul
Basit, Umar Rafiq, Fatima Arshad, Iqra Javed and Anmol Sidra – told reporters at
Gojra that it's a question of their career and the government's support could
help them complete education without loss of time.
They said almost all
institutions (where they had been studying) were torched by rioters and there
was no chance of their early return. Dawn
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Digital lab to be inaugurated at KU library
Karachi: Dr Mehmood Hussain Library at University of Karachi (KU) has expanded its facilities for
researchers as it will soon inaugurate the latest digital lab on June 28. It is
pertinent to mention that the said project was approved and funded by the Higher
Education Commission (HEC). The new digital library comprises of 100 computers
which will be accessible for all the students from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Almost
280 network points are installed in all sections of the library building to
assure continuous internet service.
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Notices issued to VC NED University, DSP
Karachi: A bench of the Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the
Vice-Chancellor, NED Engineering University, Abdul Kalam, and DSP
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, to cause production of Maira Nayyer, a lecturer of the
university, before the court on June 9.
The orders were issued on a
habeas corpus petition filed by the mother of Maira, Fatima Zia Shahab. She has
alleged in the petition that her daughter was being kept in illegal confinement
by the respondents since May 11.
The petition came up before the bench
comprising Justice Sabeehuddin Ahmed and Justice Wahid Bux Brohi. It was
submitted by her counsel, Amir Hani Muslim, that in January, Maira Nayyer was
appointed lecturer in Computer Department for a period of six months where she
was entrusted with a research project by the head of department. During this
period Sajid Muhammad, a final year student of the department, started sending
her e-mail messages at her home. Since Maira's father is out of country, she, on
the direction of her mother, resigned from the job without completing the
It was further submitted that the VC did not accept her
resignation and the registrar of the university got published a notice in the
newspapers that she must join the job to complete the project or else her name
would be put on the ECL. A message was also delivered at her residence that the
VC wanted to see her.
On May 11 she went to the university where she was
told by the VC that if she left the project incomplete action would be taken
against her. That day she was not allowed to leave the university and was housed
in the girls' hostel. The news
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