BCom paper leaks out before examination
Karachi, Mar 10: The question paper of Bachelors of Commerce (BCom) examination held Wednesday at the University of Karachi (KU) was reportedly sold out about half-an-hour prior to the examination time.
The question paper of subject Business Communication was reportedly sold at some photostat shops as well as stalls of some student organisations within the premises of KU. It is pertinent to mention here that this was not the first time that such an immoral practice had been observed at the premises of the university.
KU Teachers Society leader Dr Abid Hussain said that it was a matter of grave concern for the administration of the KU. He said that reports were continuously surfacing that papers had been leaked out but the university administration has yet failed to overcome this misdeed.
He demanded of the concerned authorities for a probe in this regard to nominate those responsible for this nefarious practice and to bring them to justice.
KU student leader Abdul Muqtadar Gazi said that the leaked papers were being benefited from for two days. He said that the KU Controller Examination Dr Jawed was informed on Wednesday about the leakage of the paper, but no solid measure was taken in this regard.
Controller Examination Dr Jawed when contacted said that the leakage of paper is almost impossible as foolproof process is ensured to finalise the question paper and preserve it till reaching the examination hall.
He elaborated that papers were made and published after 12am at the university under high-profile and foolproof security system. Even cell phones are collected from the concerned persons, he said.
Dr Jawed said that the only possibility of paper leakage was that some negative minded student must have managed to flee the examination after the question paper's distribution. He accepted the chances of such occurrence.
Both KU pro-vice chancellors were not available for comments despite several attempts. Daily timesYour Comments
Students' week at FUUAST began
Karachi: The first Students' Week of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) begins today (Thursday), at Abdul Haq Campus of the university, which will be organised by the Faculty of Arts.
A large number of students from 16 different departments of the Abdul Haq Campus will participate in the students' week. The week would include contests in various co-curricular activities such as sports, singing, speech declamation in Urdu, Sindhi and English, General Knowledge, Na'at and Qira'at competitions.
Prof. Shaheen Akhter Qadri, the Convener of the Students' Week, has issued schedule of various competitions included in the Students' Week. According to the schedule, the inauguration ceremony followed by Na'at and Qira'at competitions will be held today, General Knowledge competition on Friday, Speech Declamation on Saturday, Singing Competition on Monday, Poetry Competition on Tuesday and sports including Cricket, Football and other events on Wednesday and next Thursday. All these activities would start at 10am on their respective dates, while the prize distribution ceremony is scheduled for March 17. The news
Medical college opens in Lyari
Karachi: The inauguration ceremony of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College Lyari was held here at the college premises on Wednesday.
Renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, who presided over the occasion as chief guest, said that the people of Lyari had offered their full support for his social work.
He extended his full support to the medical college established in Lyari. Edhi said that Lyari people had always supported him and joined hands with him in social services. They are peace loving people who love mankind and humanity, he added.
MNA Abdul Qadir Patel in his address said, Lyari had always remained the priority area of Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP). Lyari, Keamari and other less developed areas have always been given due rights for development in PPP's tenure, he added.
He further said all such mega projects had been launched during PPP governments and this medical college and other institutions are the fulfilment of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir's dreams. He said that the people of Lyari were united and worked jointly for the development of the area.
Sindh Assembly Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza said welfare of Lyari is the responsibility of all and PPP will continue to work for the betterment of Lyari.
Sindh Katchi Abadis and Spatial Development Minister Engineer Muhammad Rafique Advocate reiterated his commitment to serve the Lyari people under the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. He said that Lyari is the land of labourers, farmers and hard workers and its ancestors played a vital role in the development of Karachi.
People of Lyari area have played an important role for the development of the area as they are the ones who fought for the restoration of democracy, rule of law, sovereignty of Pakistan and the constitution and also stood against the dictators like Ayub Khan, Zia-ul-Haq and Pervez Musharraf, he added.
Speaking about the medical college, he said that the mega project was the fulfilment of the dreams of their great leaders.
MPA Dr Salim Hingoro, Professor Iqbal Memon, Dr Anjum Rahman, Abid Brohi, Shahid Rehman, Habib Jan Baloch and others also spoke on the occasion. Edhi and others distributed first 10 admission forms to the lucky students. On this occasion, Edhi dedicated two ambulances for the medical college. Daily times
HU students get 30 scholarships
Mansehra: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has awarded scholarships to 30 students of Hazara University (HU) belonging to the conflict-hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Addressing the ceremony, Khalil Abbas, managing director of Own, an NGO, said it was the first phase of the scholarship programme during which around 210 students from all over the country would be granted scholarships.
In his address, HU Vice-Chancellor Dr Syed Sakhawat Shah asked students to properly utilise the opportunity for bringing about a positive political and social change in the country through their education.
Saying that education was panacea for all ills, he advised the students to wholeheartedly pursue their studies. He thanked the NGO officials for extending support to the deserving students. On the occasion, a cheque for Rs492,000 was handed over to the vice-chancellor for disbursement among the students of the university. The news