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Mardan to have women university
Mardan, Mar 01: Special assistant to Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa chief minister on higher education Mushtaq Ghani has said
that a woman university would be established in Mardan.
He said the provincial government had been taking measures to end the
prevalent education system, which divided the society into different
Addressing a ceremony in connection with the fifth foundation day of
the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan here the other day, he said the
provincial government had planned to give away scholarships to poor
Mr Ghani said that the government would provide quality education in
medical, engineering, law and other professions to create true
The PTI lawmaker lauded the services of the vice chancellor Professor
Ihsan Ali and administration of the Abdul Wali Khan University for
establishing its campuses in other districts as well, promotion higher
education in the province.
"Keeping in view the PTI chief Imran Khan's focus on promotion of
education in the province, the government has been taking measures to
establish colleges and universities in very tehsil of the
province," he said.
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Non-Muslim female teachers seek transfer to own areas
Peshawar: The Hindu community has expressed
concern over the transfer of female teachers from Peshawar city to rural
areas in violation of the government policy and demanded of the Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa minister for education to take notice of the injustice and
transfer the teachers, including those from minorities, to schools in
their respective union councils.
All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement chairman Haroon Sarab Diyal said
on Friday that under the government policy – Para VI of the
posting/transfer policy of the provincial government
SOR-VI/E&AD/I-4/2008/VOI-VII dated 11-9-2009 – the transfers should
be made on the basis of domicile and computerised national identity
cards, but it was yet to be implemented.
Giving example, he said that a Hindu female teacher of a primary
school, Babbly Arzoo w/o Haroon, belonged to union council Bhana Mari,
but she had been serving in rural areas of Peshawar since 2010 and now
posted at Mattani Girls School No 2, which was a militancy-infested
area. He said there were several such other cases, but the women did not
want to talk to officials for fear of action.
"We have been requesting the concerned officials of education
department and also submitted applications to the office of minister for
education time and again, but to no avail," lamented the movement's
Mr Diyal appealed to the government to look into the matter of
transfer of female teachers, particularly Ms Arzoo, from the hard and
volatile area to any government primary school in UC-30.
He said that if the government did not respond to their request they
would be left with the only option to move court and challenge all the
postings/transfers made from May 2010 to 2014 as it was injustice with
the women of minorities and other teachers.
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UoP staffers to resist new varsity on botanical garden land
Peshawar: The teaching and non-teaching
employees of the University of Peshawar (UoP) on Wednesday strongly
reacted to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government's decision to allow
construction of a public sector university on the
land of its botanical garden in Azakhel, Nowshera, and warned to start agitation if the decision was not reversed.
Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club, Peshawar
University Teachers Association (Puta) president Dr Fazal Nisar said
that the botanical garden spread over 677 kanals had been acquired by
UoP in 2005 on a lease for 99 years from the provincial government.
He said that the government wanted to give the garden for
establishment of a campus of Islamabad-based Air University, but the UoP
employees and students would not allow anyone to encroach upon its
Dr Nisar was flanked by Federation of All Pakistan Academic Staff
Association general secretary Dr Jamil Ahmad and the UoP's Class-III and
IV employees associations' presidents Muzakar Shah and
The Puta president said that the administrative control of the garden
was with the UoP as agreement had already been signed by Nowshera
district's former nazim and the UoP
vice-chancellor where academic activities were being carried out for
last nine years.
He said that even one of the students had completed his PhD working
on plants in the botanical garden and many others were busy in research
Dr Nisar said that the provincial government had now decided to hand
over 300 kanals of the garden to the Air University and another 250
kanals for establishment of a technical university.
He said that if the government implemented the decision the size of botanical garden would shrink to only 100 kanals.
He said that establishment of both universities was against the lease
agreement, signed between the then government, district administration
He said that the UoP administration had spent Rs37million on
development of this internationally ranked botanical park with the
support of federal government.
Dr Nisar said that the establishment of universities on the garden's
land was also against the judgments of Supreme Court and international
He said that a general body meeting of the employees would be held on
Thursday (today) to decide future line of action for protection of the
He demanded of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to save the botanical garden and allot land to new universities somewhere else.
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13 UoP students facing expulsion over violence
Peshawar: The University of Peshawar's 13 students are facing rustication for use of violence against each other on campus.
Seven of these students are from the Pakhtun Students Federation
(PkSF) and the rest from the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), according to
sources in the university.
PkSF and IJT are the student wings of the Awami National Party and the Jamaat-i-Islami respectively.
On Feb 4, the PkSF had taken out a walk to mark the Valentine's Day prompting the IJT to celebrate the day as the Modesty Day.
That led to a clash between the two groups on campus.
The administration said the IJT activists torched five hostel rooms belonging to PkSF workers on
the day, while the PkSF activists retaliated on Monday setting eight hostel rooms of IJT students on fire.
When contacted, UoP Provost and secretary of the University
Discipline Committee Dr Alam Khan said the charges against the accused
were being examined.
"Police are looking into the criminal side of the case, while the
university is investigating the disciplinary aspect of the case," he
The provost said the administration was in contact with the
departments of the students charged with violence. "By Monday, we will
get the case reports from police and the departments. Action against the
accused will be taken in light of those reports," he said.
According to Dr Alam, students may face disciplinary action, including penalties and expulsion from the university.
He said if convicted, the students could move the appellate committee head by the vice chancellor against the sentence.
Sources said all students submitted undertaking at the time of
admission that they won't take part in politics but political activities
on campus were rife.
According to them, the four universities, including University of
Peshawar, Islamia College University, University of Engineering and
Technology, and Agricultural University, had decided to secure the said
undertaking from students after the IJT activists killed Adnan Khan, a
final-year student of UET, for playing music in hostel in March 2010.
However, they said, the students' political activities continued without let or hindrance.
The sources said though student politics were banned in the said
universities, students got inspiration from teachers, who took out
rallies, held elections and organised protests on campus.
They said like students, their teachers too were associated with ANP
and JI, which had been using their student wings to serve own interests
The sources said in presence of the teachers' association, the
administration couldn't take disciplinary action against students. They
said majority of teachers, who were active in university politics, held
senior positions and therefore, they protected students belonging to
The sources said the university administration could easily terminate
students if it wanted to do so.
"The varsity has to ban teachers' involvement in politics and once that
happens, the student politics will end automatically," a source said.
The undertaking given by their guardians say all students will abide
by the rules and regulations and will not take part in strikes,
meetings, social, political, cultural or religious functions, events and
gatherings organised by any group of students on campus.
Under it, students can't display political parties' badges, pamphlets
and other printed materials, and possess daggers, sticks, arms or
explosives or any lethal instruments.
The undertaking also disallows students from having unauthorised individuals in their rooms.
And in case of the undertaking's violation, students will face
serious disciplinary proceedings, including penalties and expulsion from
The UoP provost said the university had taken action against several
students for violating discipline and among them was a student of
physics department, who was rusticated for attacking a teacher. He said
the hostels had been freed from outsiders and irrelevant people.
"We will continue punishing students violating rules," he said. Dawn
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