Staff asked to help generate funds for SU
Hyderabad, June 17: Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sindh Professor Dr Nazir A. Mughal has called upon academia and employees of the varsity to join hands for generating more resources for smooth running of the institution.
He was addressing the final PhD seminar of research scholar Shahid Ahmed Hashmat who researched on "Contemporary International Conflict Resolution: Capacity and Response of the Organisation of Islamic Conference", held on Wednesday.
The vice-chancellor said that time had come that the faculty members and employees should support the management for generating resources.
Referring to a meeting of vice-chancellors of public universities with the governor of Sindh on Tuesday, he said that they expressed concern on reduction in budget of the universities and requested him for a meeting with the prime minister on this issue.
They said that the step would affect development activities, scholarships and recruitment in the universities, Mr Mughal said.
Referring to hardship cases of promotion of faculty members, he said that the issue was taken up in the meeting with Chancellor Dr Ishratul Ibad who was informed that universities of three other provinces had already done it. He had formed a committee to look into hardship cases, Mr Mughal said.
He said that issue of allotment of plots to employees of the university in third phase was also discussed with the chancellor and added that approving the proposal the chancellor had agreed that universities could purchase government land separately for development of societies for allotment of plots to their employees.
Teachers slam removal of department chairman
Khairpur: The executive council of the Shah Abdul Latif University Teachers Association held a meeting here on Wednesday in protest against removal of the chairman of the Department of Computer Science, Prof Dr Mumtaz Hussain Mahar.
The council criticised what it termed an unlawful action by the university's vice-chancellor and said the removal was in violation of all relevant laws.
The meeting said that the sections quoted by the removal notification were also not in conformity with the law. The person who replaced Dr Mahar as chairman was a system analyst in the department, it said.
The council appealed to governor of Sindh to intervene in the university to stop academic deterioration and urged chief minister to take notice of continuous violations of the University Act. Dawn
KU announces MBBS Third Professional result
Karachi: The University of Karachi on Wednesday announced the result of MBBS Third Professional Annual Examination 2010.According to statistics, 204 candidates appeared in the examination and of these 161 were declared as successful with a pass percentage of 78.92.A University announcement said that marks certificates are being issued.The candidates have been asked to collect their same from their respective colleges. App
India's role as a global power discussed at KU
Karachi: India was among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the European community in 1962. Ever since, the Europe Union (EU) and Indian contact has been regular, robust and creative, their dialogue structure is widespread and multilayered.
This was expressed by the experts during a seminar on Wednesday organised by the Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi (KU), on 'India as an Aspiring Global Power: Regional and International Implications; The West's Responses'.
As far as the 'US-India Strategic Partnership' is concerned, the speakers said, the joint statement of 2006 has made both the countries bound to make joint efforts for further broadening bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, energy, security, technology, infrastructure development.
Experts, including Javed Jabbar, Gen (retd) Moinuddin Haider and Ambassador (retd) Aneesuddin Ahmad believed that despite all this, when the world talks about the best countries where business should be established, Pakistan ranks 85 whereas India is placed at 125.
It can be said that besides having bilateral economic and political ties with EU and US, India is least likely to become a global power in the next 50 or 75 years, they expressed.
The seminar was divided in two sessions. The first session was chaired by Javed Jabbar whereas Lt. Gen (Rtd.) Moinuddin Haider chaired the second session. The first presenter Ambassador (retd) Aneesuddin Ahmad shed light on EU-India Relations and its impact on developments in South Asia.
He said that EU is India's largest trade partner and a leading source of credit technology, investment and industrial collaboration. As for the EU, the EU-India trade is only 20 per cent of EU's world trade and one seventh of its trade with China.
Aneesuddin Ahmad talked about some serious problems in EU-India relations which included the variance in Europe's and India's interests in issues like non-proliferation/NPT, the International Criminal Court, Climate Change.
Dr Rashid Ahmed Khan, while talking about Pakistan and India-US Strategic partnership, said that Obama administration has exhibited better understanding of Pakistan's security concerns vis-a-vis India as well as in Afghanistan. Dr Khan concluded that India-US strategic partnership presents both challenges and opportunities to the countries of South Asian region. He added that India must realise that it cannot rise alone, but it will rise along with its neighbours.
An Assistant Professor of the Department of International Relations, KU, Farhan Hanif Siddiqui said that keeping future trends into perspective, the growing interdependence of India and China means that both these countries and their relations will be mired in a dual relationship of both 'engagement' and 'containment'. However, both China and India need the United States and up until that time, a possibility of global realignment of political power remains bleak. The news