Criminals in IJT ranks | NTU students' clash

Criminals in IJT extort money from publishers'
Lahore, May 02: A punjab University (PU) spokesman has alleged that criminals in the ranks of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) have been extorting money from publishers in the name of "Aayanat" and it was its only interest to organise a book fair.

In a press statement issued here on Sunday, the PU spokesman said the present administration itself had been organising the book fair since three years, which annoyed rascals of Jamiat as they had lost the chance to extort money from publishers. That's why, the statement said, IJT mercilessly and brutally tortured two poor employees of the varsity. The world has witnessed IJT's barbarism through TV channels and CCTV footage, it added.

The spokesman clarified that the administration would not allow any such a student organisation to organise any activity whose members had a criminal track record and were found involved in car theft and other criminal activities. He said that the IJT must understand that the present days were not like the past and support of university students was not with them. He said more than half of limited IJT members were either expelled students or outsiders who were involved in anti-education activities.

He said IJT members neither study books nor take part in positive activities. He added that since many years IJT members had not taken part or win positions in extra-curricular activities. It is pertinent to mention here that the IJT has been claiming that PU administration is stopping Jamiat from a positive and academic activity like book fair.

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Three IJT activists injured in police firing
Lahore: Three Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) activists were injured when Muhafiz Force personnel from the Old Anarkali Police Station opened fire on them on late Friday night.

The IJT activists were doing wall-chalking near the Government College University (GCU), Lahore, when policemen including Tariq, Sayyam Fayyaz, Azmatullah, Nauman, Irfan and Faqir Hussain presumed that they (activists) were robbers, as they (students) started moving in the opposite direction when asked about their identity. A police constable was also injured when the angry students started pelting stones on the police.

Later on, a large number of students came out of hostels of Govt Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore, to protest the police highhandedness. The students remained on the Lower Mall for several hours, blocked traffic and even damaged many traffic signals.

The police alleged that they had opened fire as the students had weapons in their possession.

A police contingent, from Old Anarkali and Gawalmandi police stations, reached the spot and the protesters dispersed after successful dialogue with them.

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DGK college to become university
Lahore: The Agriculture College, DG Khan, will be upgraded and given the status of agriculture university while experimental farm and academic block will be constructed on 1,000 acre of land adjacent to it.

According to a handout, this was decided at a meeting presided over by Senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa. Agriculture Secretary Nadeem Arif, Faisalabad Agriculture University vice chancellor, DG Khan commissioner and officers of Education Department were also present. Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa said barren and irrigated land was available in DG Khan, adding that by establishing the agriculture university, research would be carried out for bringing barren land under cultivation. He said besides agriculture, subjects of commerce, information technology, social sciences and science would be also offered at the new varsity. He said best faculty comprising local and foreign teachers would be posted in the agriculture university in DG Khan.

Later, he reviewed implementation on development schemes of DG Khan division. He expressed his satisfaction that work on development projects was being carried out satisfactorily. However, he directed that explanation from the officers responsible for delay in some schemes be called and disciplinary action be taken against them.

Khosa appreciated the performance of DG Khan district administration for removing encroachments from the city and said that the cooperation of traders made the campaign successful. The news

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NTU varsity seals hostels after students' clash
Faisalabad: The National Textile University administration on Friday night sealed all its hostels and got registered a case against more than 250 students on the charge of damaging the university property during a clash.

The administration has also rescheduled the bachelor's degree examinations. Now the exams will commence on May 3 and some papers fixed for May 2 will be held on May 8.

Two groups of students clashed on the campus on Friday over the parking of a vehicle as a result of which five students suffered injuries. The students, who used clubs and sticks, also damaged the university property and broke the windowpanes of the main library. The administration tried to pacify them but all in vain.

The administration sealed the three hostels - two for boys and one for girls and had to call the police on resistance.

Of the 1,350 students enrolled in the university, as many as 550 are availing themselves of the hostel facility on the campus.

The Disciplinary Advisory Committee got footages of CCTV cameras and decided to take action against 28 of the students.

The Millat Town police registered a case under sections 380, 341, 427, 149, 148 of PPC and arrested Adeel Usman, Abdul Quddus, Umair Ameen, Muhammad Hassan, Hafiz Suleman, Zobair Hassan, Fakher Hayat, Sarwar Mansoor, Faisal Nasir, Fida Ahmed, Muhammad Ahsan and Sami Arshad.

Sources said the administration had called the parents of the students and issued them warning.

The decision of rescheduling the examination was taken at the University Management Committee which rescheduled one paper. It will be held on May 8 instead of May 2. The remaining papers of all classes will be held according to the schedule already issued by the university. The committee reopened the girl's hostel. Dawn

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UVAS marks World Veterinary Day
Lahore: A large number of veterinary students and experts taking out a rally at University of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (UVAS) observed World Veterinary Day on Saturday.

The walk was organised by the varsity to create awareness among general public on the current situation of rabies disease. The participants carrying banners and placards also chanted slogans.

The varsity veterinarians also examined animals and pets and gave free of cost medicine at the UVAS out door hospital and pet centre on the occasion.

According to UVAS Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, rabies is a killer disease but it can be prevented through proper vaccination. He also said 1,500 rabies exposure cases had been reported by Institute of Public Health (IPH) in Lahore, 95 percent cases caused by dog bite.

Prof Nasim stressed that the veterinarians should play a vital role in developing link between animals and their owners. He also advised the veterinarians to work for animal welfare, public health, food safety and food security.

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Two-day event of NUTECH concludes
Peshawar: NUTECH 2011, a two-day annual event arranged at the Fast National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences campus in Hayatabad here concluded on Sunday.

An awards distribution ceremony was held on conclusion of the event. Thirteen teams were awarded prizes, shields and certificates for their outstanding performance. Director of the Fast National University of Computer and Emerging Science Peshawar Campus Dr Ghiasul Haq spoke on the occasion and appreciated the hard work of organisers and participants.

Shields and cash prizes worth Rs0.4 million were distributed among the winning teams in 13 different competitions. The organisers claimed that around 3,000 visitors and 800 participants from 60 institutes took part in the event from all over Pakistan. The news

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