KU announces MA External Exam result
Karachi, Mar 07: The University of Karachi on Saturday announced the result of MA (Previous) External Annual Examination 2009 in the discipline of International Relations. According to the result statistics, 4,465 candidates appeared in the examination, out of which 866 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 19.4. A Karachi University statement said that marks certificates were being issued. Daily times
Education minister orders probe into irregularities
Karachi: Senior Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq on Sunday ordered an inquiry into reported irregularities committed during the upgradation of 700 schools across 10 districts in the province.
The minister has appointed Special Secretary Education Waseem Ahmed Ursani as the inquiry officer to probe the case and submit a report at the earliest, said a press release.
Ursani has been asked to investigate if any violation of departmental policies was committed, a spokesman said.
Karachi: The eighth convocation ceremony of Pakistan Air Force - Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology was held on Saturday March, 5th 2011at PAF Korangi Creek Campus.
A total of 486 graduates were awarded degrees in the disciplines of Business Administration, Computer Science and Engineering. Degrees awarded by the College of Management Sciences, included 147 in BBA, 185 in MBA, 5 in MS-MS, and 1 PGD in Islamic Finance. The College of Computing & Information Sciences awarded 17 degrees in BS, 29 in MCS and MBA-MIS, and 11 in MS Discipline. 68 degrees were awarded to BE Electronics students.
Tariq Wajid, Managing Director Sanofi-Aventis Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. was the Chief Guest of the occasion who also awarded Gold and Silver Medals to the distinguished students. The Chief Guest emphasized the importance of higher education and the significance of research and development for the progress of the country. The keynote address was delivered by Lutfullah Khan.
Speaking on the occasion the Chancellor of the Institute Dr. Izhar-Ul-Hasan appreciated the efforts of the students and emphasized the role of education for the development of Pakistan. The news
LUMHS' first total knee replacement surgery carried out
Hyderabad: Two women underwent total knee replacement at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences during a two-day workshop which concluded on Saturday.
This was for the first time that such an operation was conducted at the university's hospital.
Organiser of the workshop, Surgeon Fahim Ahmed Memon, said that eight more knee replacement operations would be carried out on March 16 and 17, the expenses to be paid from zakat fund. The patients should get themselves registered al least a week before March 16, he said.
He urged the university's Vice-Chancellor, Prof Noshad Ahmed Shaikh, to take steps to equip the Orthopaedic Department with the latest equipment.
Orthopaedic surgeons from England, Tanveer Sajid, Amjad Gulzar and Awais Shaikh and Prof. Shahid Noor from Karachi delivered lectures on knee replacement.
Prof. Shahid Noor and Prof. Tanveer Sadiq performed the two operations.
The vice-chancellor said that efforts would be made to convert the Orthopaedic Department into an institute.
College teachers call for acceptance of demands
Larkana: A large number of college teachers took out a procession from the Government Degree College of Naudero to the camp office of President House to press the government for acceptance of demands, including awarding timescale.
They were led by central general secretary of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) Muhammed Siddik Unnar, Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Ayoub Marri and Syed Gulam Asghar Shah. When protesters reached at some distance of the camp office, carrying banners and placards and chanting slogans, police stopped them.
Later, SPLA leaders met A.D Bhutto, in-charge of the camp office, and handed over a list of demands which he faxed to Zardari house and conveyed the matter to MNA Faryal Talpur.
They demanded the government to immediately withdraw the transfer orders of 417 professors and cancel their transfer and promote all lecturers and professors to the next grades. They urged the government for early filling 2,500 vacant posts of lecturers through Sindh Public Service Commission to overcome the shortage of teachers in colleges because, according to them, the shortage was affecting the education process.
They demanded that rural and urban difference in services should be done away with and their salaries and benefits should be made equal.
University employees end protest
Hyderabad: Academic and administrative activities were resumed in all the universities of Sindh on Jamshoro, Tandojam, Khairpur and Nawabshah campuses on Saturday after acceptance of the demands of the All Sindh Universities Employees Federation.
When leaders of the federation led by chairman Hussain Bux Veesar reached the Tandojam campus on Saturday, they were showered with flower petals by employees.
Pro-vice chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University Dr Rahim Bux Mirbahar also reportedly met the federation leaders. Speaking on the occasion, Hussain Bux Veesar said that the truth had finally triumphed.
He announced that employees would observe a cleanliness week in the university. He condemned the excesses against the Sindh University employees during the protest movement.
He said that the employees would work overtime and perform their duties with honesty.
When contacted, Mr Veesar confirmed that the protest movement had been called off. CALLED OFF:
Leaders of the Qasimabad Action Committee ended their protests and hunger strike on Saturday. Dawn
320 Fata schools destroyed so far, says FDMA
Peshawar: Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) Director General Arshid Khan on Sunday said that terrorists have so far destroyed 320 schools in the tribal areas. Talking to a private TV channel, Arshid Khan said that 1,080 houses were destroyed in Bajaur Agency during the security forces operation against militants. He said the government has given a grant worth Rs3.1 billion for rehabilitation of the affectees of military operations in Bajaur and Mohmand regions. The official said those affectees whose houses have been destroyed completely would be given Rs400,000 each while those having partially damaged will be given Rs160,000 each, adding that the payment of compensation to the affectees will start next month. Arshid Khan said that 80,000 internally displaced families of Fata have returned to their homes. The news