Indian MBBS degree & PMDC | DJ College sports ground
PMDC broods over Indian MBBS degree recognition
Lahore, May 05, 2008: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has been
contemplating recognition of MBBS degree of India, but it will give practical
shape to the plan subject to a reciprocal step by the Indian Medical
According to an official, the PMDC has received a request from a
medical association of Aligarh regarding recognition of the MBBS degree of India
and it is deliberating on the proposition.
He said the council had
decided that the case should be processed through the Indian government and the
Indian Medical Council.
Besides, the PMDC should also proactively take an
initiative to enter into a scheme of 'reciprocity' with other South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries' regulatory
PMDC Secretary Dr Nadeem Akbar said that the council had
been primarily exploring the possibilities of such arrangements at the Saarc
level. He said a meeting of the medical councils of Saarc countries would be
held in October in Nepal to discuss the modalities in this regard.
will be better if the recognition of the MBBS degrees is not limited to India,"
he said. Welcoming the initiative, a senior doctor said a number of Pakistanis
worked in the UN agencies and embassies in Saarc countries, especially India,
and their spouses (who are medical professionals) could not practice medicine
because of non-recognition of degrees. Same was the case with the spouses
(medical professionals) of those working here, he added.
"If the proposal
of recognition of MBBS degrees is implemented on a reciprocal basis, it will
benefit the people of Saarc countries mutually," he said.
Medical Association Secretary Dr Haq Nawaz said the step could provide an
opportunity to patients, especially those suffering from cardiac problems, to
benefit from the expertise of Indian doctors. Dawn
DJ College ordered to vacate sports ground
Karachi: The Government of Sindh issued orders to the Government DJ
Science College to immediately vacate the sports ground and hand it over for the
formation of an Education Complex, officials said.
adjacent to the Government Commerce College is under the Rangers control for the
last several years. It was during the rule of General Zia-ul-Haq that most of
the locations of education departments were handed over to the Rangers. A little
portion of the ground was, however, left vacant for the sports activity of the
students of the DJ College. The Rangers have established a regional office on
some part of the ground.
The Technical Board near the National Institute
of Public Adminisrtation (NIPA) is also being occupied by the Rangers where they
have set up residential quarters, forcing the technical board staff to work in
only two to three rooms at a time. In the same manner the bungalow of the
chairman of the Hyderabad Board of Education is also being used by the
Sources said however, that the Sindh Government had issued
directives to the Works Department Education to contact the Principal of DJ
College in order get the sports ground evacuated immediately, and start work on
an educational complex.
The previous caretaker government also issued
similar orders to the principal of the college to get control for constructing
the education complex but was stopped due to the pressure of the students and
teachers of the college.
The prestigious DJ (Dayaram Jethmull) Government
Science College established in 1887 was the only college left where the
playground was not encroached upon, while other city colleges' playgrounds were
either taken over by the rangers or was trespassed upon by the settlers coming
from different parts of the country.
It must be mentioned here that the
DJ College has already been declared a cultural heritage by the Government of
The Education Complex will house the office of Secretary
Education, who already has two offices in his possession, one at Tughlaq House,
Sindh Secretariat and the other at the Sindh Textbook Board Office, Director
College, Director Private Schools and other education projects offices will be
built in this complex.
Legally, a summary has to be moved for its
annexation, though it's a property of DJ Science College but is controlled by
Expressing grave concern for illegally occupying the DJ
College playground, the management of the College and Principal, Hakimullah Beg
Chugtai, said that some external elements without mandatory approval required
started excavation work during caretaker government and was again eyeing on this
prestigious ground which was highly condemnable.
The principal alleged
that the land grabbers illegally occupy playground of DJ Science College and
wanted to use it for commercial purposes depriving the students of recreational
In the name of constructing Educational Complex on the
ground, the entire playground of about more than 1000 yards was sold out for
different commercial purposes, the insider said.
The basement of the
ground was sold for parking lot, while the top of the building was allocated for
private office purposes. The News
NED opens petroleum labs
Karachi: Three laboratories of the department of petroleum at the
NED University of Engineering and Technology have started functioning, said the
department's chairman Dr Abid Murtaza Khan Sunday. S.S. International is a
private firm that has contributed Rs 18 million for the construction of the
laboratory building and its chief executive Waqar Yousuf inaugurated the
facilities. "Three labs are now fully functional at the building," informed
Khan. He said that the enrollment of all the batches at the department is about
135. NED University Vice-Chancellor Engr. Abul Kalam said that the
department has been established keeping in view the requirements of the country
and the industry. App
Post your Feedback about information available on this page.