Punjab University results tampering probe
Probe into tampering with results
|Lahore, Nov 04: The Punjab University (PU) administration has initiated an inquiry
into alleged tampering of results at the varsity's Institute of Communication
Studies (ICS), it was learnt. Sources in the PU administration
said that Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran had ordered a probe following
complaints received about the alleged tampering of results of viva voce exam of
MS (Replica) Session 2005-07.
They said it was found during the probe
that award sheet signed by the ICS director, the internal examiner and the
external examiner was allegedly tampered to get some failed students passed.
They said the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture's director Dr
Shaista Nuzhat was the external examiner who had conducted the viva voce exam.
Giving details of the probe, the sources said a final award list of the
said exam was displayed on November 7, 2007 in which four students were declared
as "fail" adding, however, another forged list was displayed soon in which all
those who earlier could not clear the exam were declared successful.
sources added the university administration had contacted Dr Shaista Nuzhat
seeking her opinion about both the lists. They added the lady had verified that
the signatures on the first list as genuine making it clear that her signatures
on second list were not genuine.
A senior PU official, on condition of
anonymity, said the external examiner had informed the administration that the
result was tampered as the second list was not signed by her. He said the matter
remained in dark until recently when the VC received complaints by some students
about the said results. He further said Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz was internal
examiner of the said exam.
When contacted Dr Shaista Nuzhat said some
students could not pass the viva voce exam adding the students as well as some
faculty members had approached her at that time to seek favour in this regard.
"I did not listen to them and issued the list", she said adding "I told them to
talk to the head of the department if they had any problem". She confirmed that
she had informed the PU administration that the second list was not signed by
her hence it was forged.
When contacted Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz said he was
not internal examiner of the said exam. When contacted, ICS director Dr Mughees
Uddin Sheikh said he had not received any complaint or news regarding tampering
of the results, adding he would be able to comment once he got information in
He, however, claimed that results prepared at his
department were the most transparent in the university. PU registrar Prof Dr
Muhammad Naeem Khan was not available for comments. However, when contacted,
additional registrar Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir said Institute of Biochemistry &
Biotechnology (IBB) director Prof Dr Muhammad Amin Athar had been appointed as
inquiry officer. He also confirmed that Dr Ahsan Akhtar Naz was internal
examiner of the said exam, adding the inquiry was ordered following the probe
proved tampering of the results. The News
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Students join Black Day rally
Islamabad: Dozens of students from different universities of the country
joined lawyers and civil society on Monday to mark the one-year of imposition of
emergency in the country.
The students staged a protest sit-in at the
Constitutional Avenue in Islamabad and observed black day to mark their protest
against the former president Pervez Musharraf's steps of imposing emergency and
sacking of judiciary on November 3, 2007.
universities, including Arid Agriculture University, Quaid-I-Azam University,
Punjab University, Government College University, Lahore, Federal Urdu
University of Arts, Sciences & Technology (FUUAST) and Lahore University of
Management Sciences (LUMS), the students marched with the rally and remained
with them till the stage of the sit-in.
Nearly 150 students of Islami
Jamiat Talaba (IJT) established a camp in front of the Arid Agriculture
University and accorded a warm welcome to the lawyers. They marched with the
lawyers' fraternity from Rawalpindi to Islamabad and staged a sit-in with
Though a majority of students couldn't participate due to their exams
still quite a number of students attended the rally under the banner of Student
Action Committee (SAC). The student community has been remained with the lawyers
since the imposition of emergency and have been protesting on every occasion the
sacking of chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and suspension
of the Constitution by the then army chief, General Pervez Musharraf. The Nation
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HRCP urges swift resolution of GCU-students rift
Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged
an immediate resolution of a dispute between the Government College University
(GCU) administration and some students who protested against it.
was registered against two protesting students under the Anti-Terrorism Act
(ATA). The ATA charges were later dropped, following the directions of the chief
minister. "The HRCP is relieved to note that the matter is moving towards a
resolution and the commission emphasises that it should be resolved forthwith,"
the statement added.
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PU vacates houses from illegal occupants
Lahore: The Punjab University administration has vacated 13 houses in the university's residential
colony that had been illegally occupied, sources said on Monday.
The Punjab University Employees Association (PUEA) said that it
supported the university in vacating the houses from illegal occupants, adding
that several people who had been on good terms with the vice-chancellor had also
been living in these houses. The PUEA objected to this discrimination of not
asking such people to vacate the illegally occupied houses. According to a press
release issued by the university, six houses were of I-type (7 marla) while
seven houses were J-type (5 marla). It said that the houses had been allotted to
university employees who had given these for rent to outsiders. It said that PU
Resident Officer Dr Bashir Ahmad had issued notices to these people, urging them
to vacate the houses. He said the houses would now be allotted to senior
university employees on the basis of merit and applications were being accepted
from employees in this regard.
Gold medals: Separately, The PU Academic
Council held a meeting that was chaired by Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran in
the auditorium of the Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (IBB) at the
New Campus on Monday. The meeting approved the launch of two new gold medals
(Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmad for MSc Chemistry first position and Sardar Muhammad
Iqbal for LLB overall first position).Results
Examination Department has declared the result of first year first annual
examination of Master of Information Technology (MIT) 2008. Of the 69 candidates
that sat the exam, 49 have been declared successful while the result of two
candidates is late. The pass percentage of the exam was 71 percent. A detailed
result is available at www.pu.edu.pk. Daily Times
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