Dr Chishty to share virology expertise with KU
Karachi, June 08: In a grand ceremony organised on Thrusday to welcome Dr Khalil Chishty at the University of Karachi (KU), it was decided that the expertise of the country's first virologist would be used after the establishment of the Central Institute of Diseases.
The views were expressed by Vice Chancellor KU Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser in his address.
"Dr Khalil Chishty is one of those expert virologists who without any advanced facilities are capable of achieving milestones in the field," he said.
While sharing his experiences of India, Dr Chishty, said that during his detention in India he attended a primary certificate course in Hindi. "I was never away from the process of learning," he admitted.
He expressed satisfaction over the research being conducted at the Department of Microbiology. "Our neighbouring country is still unable to master the basic facets of this subject."
Recalling old times at KU, he said that, despite limited resources, teachers would produce a lot of research and even motivate students to come up with innovative ideas.
Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, chairperson Department of Microbiology, KU, in her speech, expressed immense joy over Dr Chishty's homecoming.
"The campaign for our beloved teacher's release was initiated by KU."
Other speakers, who attended the event, included former Vice Chancellor Professor Pirzada Qasim, President KU Teachers' Society Dr Mutahir Ahmed and President Unikarians International Dr Iqbal Ahmed. A number of KU alumni were also present on the occasion.
APMSO organises book fair
Karachi: The Academic and Social Circle of the All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organisation (APMSO) organised a book fair and a science exhibition at the Jinnah Ground on Thursday in commemoration of the 34th founding day of the organisation.
The two-day festival was inaugurated by Sindh Minister for Information and Technology Raza Haroon, which was attended by hundreds of people belonging to different walks of life.
Different international and local institutions put up their stalls with books on different subjects such as science, arts, medicine with a 50 percent discount rate.
The literary committee of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) displayed books written by party chief Altaf Hussain. CDs of the MQM's history were also placed on stalls.
Later talking to journalists, Haroon said that at the age of 24 Hussain founded the APMSO in the year 1978 which benefited thousands of students. He said, "Pakistan could only become prosperous if the young students came in the forefront and we must get benefits from these bright students who are the future of the country."
"Pakistan society is full of talent but to inculcate their ability, we lack resources," he said.
The APMSO is the only student organisation which encourages young students in the light of Hussain's vision, bringing them into mainstream for their better future.
The APMSO was founded on June 11, 1978 and the day had special significance as its ideology given by Hussain had now spread to every nook and corner of the country, he said.
Haroon said that Hussain was the leader of 98 percent downtrodden people and his mission was not confined to any particular group but had been promoted across the country.
Addressing the students, he said that the MQM chief wanted the students of today to run the affairs of the country and they must get rid of the feudal system.
Varsity employee killed allegedly by police torture
Sukkur: An employee of Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur was killed on Thursday allegedly due to police torture.
Hundreds of villagers of Gul Muhammed Jamro along with the body of Allah Dino Jamro staged a demo at the National Highway Khairpur at Dastaghir Gate Ranipur. The demonstrators alleged that the police conducted a raid on their village without any justification and tortured their women.
They alleged that in the police torture, a security guard was killed. They demanded registration of a case of murder against Ranipur and Kumb Police.
Reports said that a clash between the Police and demonstrators developed when the police forced them to put off their demo and to clear a road for traffic. Meanwhile, police rejected the allegation and said the man died a natural death. The news