KU professor manhandled by student
Karachi, May 05: A senior professor of the Department of Physics, University of Karachi (KU) was manhandled by a student on Tuesday within the campus.
According to details, Dr Zaheer was heading out of his department in his car but the passage was blocked by a motorcyclist who was talking to a girl student.
Dr Zaheer told the student, identified as Faizan, to move out of the way. The student did not comply. When Dr Zaheer got out of his car to tell him to give way, the student, instead of clearing the way, assaulted him. The Campus Security Advisor Dr Khalid Iraqi was informed who came and handed over the student to the Mubeena Town Police Station.
After some time the student was released as, according to a source, Dr Zaheer, who belongs to Sindh Teachers Forum (STF), and the student, who is affiliated with a political party, reached a compromise.
The father of the offender works in the Department of Chemistry as a laboratory attendant and had informed Dr Iraqi that his son was the student of first year in the Department of Sociology. However, this statement could not be corroborated after some inquiries.
President Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) Dr Abid Hasnain condemned the high handedness of the student. "However, KUTS cannot take up the matter and proceed further as Dr Zaheer has not sought any help from them," he added. The newsYour Comments
Clash leaves 4 students injured on LMUHS campus
Hyderabad: In a clash between two groups of students at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LMUHS) campus Jamshoro on Tuesday, four students received injuries while eight were taken into custody by police.
According to reports, the clash took place between the Pakhtoon students and nationalist groups in which sticks were freely used. Two students belonging to JSSF, Ahmed Mujtaba and Uzair Khwaja were injured.
Later, one group resorted to aerial firing which created harassment at the campus. The injured students were admitted to university hospital Jamshoro branch. Jamshoro police rushed to the spot, raided Al-Beruni hostel and arrested eight students.
Reports further said that after the arrest of Pakhtoon students, SPSF activists in their support blocked the Indus Highway and Jamshoro railway crossing. Students belonging to JSSF and JSMM staged protest demonstrations outside the university hospital and Jamshoro press club.
They told reporters that a day earlier, hot words were exchanged at sports ground between the Pakhtoon students and the students belonging to nationalist parties. They said that Pakhtoon students called outside help today and resorted to violence.
Jamshoro police has registered an FIR on the complaint of Azheer Khwaja, in which he has nominated Faisal Pathan, Mohammad Pathan, Majid Pathan and others. Reports said that after the incident, the university authorities have expelled eight students.
Meanwhile, JSMM leader, Syed Asghar Shah has claimed that state agencies were responsible for the disturbances as they wanted to sabotage the strike call given by his party for May 20.
11 students held for cheating
Dadu: Police arrested 11 students and their relatives for using unfair means during mathematics paper of XII class of the Hyderabad board on Tuesday.
Arrested people were identified as Isran Shaikh, Asad Jamali, Rafique Khushik, Mohammad Sazal, Ghulam Hussain, Saeed Soomro, Habibur Rehman, Ihsan Lund, Altaf Hussain, Sajjad Shaikh and Shafiq Rehman.
Police registered a case of violation of Section 144 and lodged them in a police lock-up.
Protest against schools' closure
Dadu: People of the village of Dodo Birhamani of taluka Johi held a demonstration on the Wahi Pandhi-Johi road on Tuesday in protest against closure of girls middle and primary schools in their village.
Leading the protest, Gul Hassan Birhamani said that an NGO had run a school for 10 years, but it was closed 12 months ago.
He said that over 500 girls were deprived of education, adding that complaints were sent to senior education officials, but no one tried to appoint teachers for the school.
Another leader Shahnawaz said that residents of Dodo Birhamani and nearby villages were poor who could not afford sending children to private schools. Dawn
Passing out parade of Pak Marines' 34th batch held
Karachi: The 34th batch of the Pak Marines formally joined regular Pakistan Naval Force on Tuesday upon completion of the 54-week training. The passing out parade was held at the Marines Training Centre, PNS Qasim where Rear Admiral Khawaja Ghazanfar Hussain SI (M), Naval Secretary was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest said that in Pakistan Navy, the role of Pak Marines has always been vital and exceptional. He said that apart from safeguarding coastal installations, they were also protecting the southeastern borders of the country and providing air defence to important naval installations. Daily times
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University for Arts Science & Technology (FUUAST) has announced that the examination forms and fee for the examination for the Homoeopathy Equivalent Certificate could be submitted up to May 20. The non-graduate homoeo doctors who have passed their Intermediate examination will have to take the graduate level examination in English, Urdu, Islamiat and Pakistan Studies. FUUAST has also announced the results of MA Final (Mathematical Sciences).
Yahya Khan wins BSEK election
Karachi: The seat of 'Head of the Recognised Secondary Schools' of Karachi region was won by Yahya Khan, principal of Bait-ul-Hikma Academy of Landhi Town, said a press release of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) on Tuesday. The news