BCom Supply exam from April 23
Quetta, Mar 26: BCom supplementary examination 2008 would commence form April 23. According to a notification of University of Balochistan, admission forms and fee can be deposited by April 3, with double the prescribed fee by April 11 and with three fold fee by April 16. Similarly LLB Part-I to Part-III supplementary Examination 2007 and First year Supplementary Examination 2008 would start on April 25. Form can be filed on Aril, with double the prescribed fee by April 11 and three fold by April 16. B Ed and M Ed Annual Examination 2008 would commence form April 28, 2009, notification added. Ppi
Bolan Medical College land occupied
Quetta: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court directed the Quetta Electric Supply Company and Sui Southern Gas Company on Wednesday to disconnect supplies to residences built on illegally occupied land of Bolan Medical College.
An official of the college informed the bench comprising Chief Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and Justice Mehta Kalash Nath Kohli that about 30 acres of land had been illegally occupied and Qesco and SSGC had provided electricity and gas connections to trespassers.
The bench was hearing a petition filed by a citizen, Syed Saleem Akhtar, on what he called deplorable condition of education in the Balochistan University and other institutions.
The court asked the patwari of Quetta tehsil to clear the encroachment with the help of police. Dawn
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UoP students protest lack of hostel facility
Peshawar: The students of the University of Peshawar Wednesday staged a protest rally on the premises of the university campus to press the administration to resolve the problems of evening shift students who have been denied hostel facility.
Organised by Muttahida Talaba Mahaz, the protest procession started from the department of international relations and after passing though the NWFP University of Engineering and Technology it reached to the vice-chancellor secretariat.
After staging a briefed demonstration in the main lawn in front of VC secretariat, the protestors marched towards the office of the provost, where they staged a protest gathering. Led by leaders of different student federations including Sohaibuddin of Islami Jamiat Talaba, Irfanuddin of People's Students Federation, Mahboob Ayub of Pakhtunkhwa Students Organisation, Imtiaz Wazir of Pakhtun Students Federation, Iftikhar Mayar of Azad Pakhtun Students Federation, Khwaja Salman of Swat Students Association, hundreds of students took part in the rally.
The students were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the university administration. The students were also chanting slogans against the provost of University of Peshawar.
Addressing the protest gathering, the speakers came down hard on the provost Dr Basher for his alleged corrupt practices and denial of hostel facility to the students of evening shift. They said that they were equally against the stay of outsiders in university hostels, but they would never allow ouster of genuine students of the varsity from hostels.
They also criticised the university administration for deployment of police in hostels, saying that police should immediately be removed from hostels. They also demanded of the university administration to remove Dr Basher from the provost office and allow the evening shift students to avail the hostel facility.
Teachers express concern over varsity act
Peshawar: The teachers of newly established Islamia College University (ICU) have expressed serious reservation over the Islamia College Act and urged the administration to take special measures for the protection of the property and assets of the great seat of learning.
"The status of Islamia College Peshawar should be preserved in view of its glowing past contributions," declared the ICU Teachers Association in its general body meeting held here Wednesday. Professor Dr Saeed Anwar presided the meeting.
The meeting unanimously passed a resolution stressing the university administration to continue providing free education to the children of university employees. They welcomed the vice-chancellor of ICU Ajmal Khan for advertising 54 posts and urged him to give preference to ad-hoc teachers already serving in the institution against the said posts.
It was also demanded that lecturers having M.Phil and PhD degrees should be promoted to next grades. The meeting expressed concern over the appointment of a junior employee in grade-18 and asked the administration to take back the decision. It also demanded that the second shift in the college should be maintained and the honoraria for the teachers taking classes in the second shift should be increased.
The meeting also criticised the disparity in wages of the old and new employees. The participants of the meeting also came down hard on the university administration for appointment of a registrar from outside the university.
Efforts underway for appointment of university staff
Mardan: The recently appointed Vice Chancellor of Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Dr Ihsan Ali, has said the problem of staff shortage at the university would be solved in due course.
Dr Ihsan, who was appointed by the provincial government on March 21, was briefing reporters at his office here. He said classes for the subjects of Political Science, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Islamiat, and Mathematics would start in the first week of April, in addition to English Department. He said there was shortage of PhDs in certain subjects including English, Mathematics, Physics and Political Science and efforts were underway to hire the services of qualified staff.
Dr Ihsan disclosed that the provincial government had provided Rs80 million for development works, while Rs132 million had been allocated for the acquisition of land for the university. Currently the university has been started in Postgraduate College Mardan, however, the provincial government has purchased 500 acres of land in Palatoo area at the backside of Sheikh Maltoon Town for the university campus.
Kohat varsity students demand holding of viva
Parachinar: Students who appeared in MA/MSc examinations recently conducted by the Kohat University have expressed their reservations over delayed viva.
Some of the candidates, wishing not to be named, said: "Due to unknown reasons the university authorities have declined to hold the viva though the written exams concluded two weeks ago."
They said the refusal by the varsity authorities had hurt the feelings of the students, fearing their future had plunged into darkness. They appealed to NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani to look into the matter and direct the university authorities to hold viva in Parachinar because of the closure of roads.
Forces vacate Swat schools
Mingora: The security forces would stay in Swat till the writ of the government is restored in the valley, while forces vacated Ningolay, Balogram and Haji Baba schools in Mingora Wednesday.
Talking to the media persons in Malakand Fort, in-charge Swat operation Maj Gen Ijaz Awan said that forces would remain in the volatile valley till the writ of the government was completely restored and a lasting peace achieved.
"The forces support peace deal between the provincial government and Sufi Muhammad," he said, adding that the forces would leave the area soon after the return of peace to the troubled valley.
Security forces have vacated Schools in Balogram and Haji Baba area in Mingora. Similarly, the security forces abandoned Nangolay checkpoint and shifted to FC Camp in Kanju.
However, it was learnt that the top militant commanders from different areas of troubled Swat valley held a meeting for the third consecutive day, which was also attended by Maulana Fazlullah and Maulana Sufi Muhammad. Sources said that the meeting discussed some important issues regarding law and order in the valley.
Though the participants were tight-lipped about the outcome of the meeting, the sources said that they tried to persuade the commanders belonging to Matta tehsil to lay arms and abandon their patrolling, as they are still reluctant to abandon their activities.
Separately, a body of a man identified as Umer Ghani was recovered from Qanbar area of the valley. He was shot dead by unknown assailants. There were reports of five bodies being recovered from Manjay area, but that could not be confirmed independently. The News
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