Karachi university annouced BDS annual exams schedule
Karachi, Nov 7: Karachi university has announced that BDS First Professional Annual Examination-2010 will commence from November 11, 2009 and conclude on November 25. The timings are from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and the venue is the Centre of Excellence for Women Studies, KU. Meanwhile Registrar KU Muhammad Rais Alvi has asked the fresh university graduates to submit their Convocation Registration forms latest by November 21 in the convocation camp office at Silver Jubilee gate. The Annual Convocation -2009 is expected to be held in December, 2009.
Renowned political economist Dr. S Akbar Zaidi the recently joined the University of Karachi's (KU) Applied Economic Research Centre (AERC) as a visiting scholar.
Dr. Zaidi has a PhD from Cambridge University and has written extensively on development and social issues. He is the author of Issues in Pakistan's Economy a standard text for students of Economy of Pakistan. Previously Dr. Zaidi has also taught at the John's Hopkins's University USA. He was also associated with the AERC earlier for 13 years. On his return he brings his vast experience of teaching and research and a wave of new ideas for the development of the institution. The news
Research work on Josh Malihabadi underway
Karachi: Literary and research work on 'Josh Malihabadi', one of the most prominent poet of the Urdu history, has been accelerated in the country, which is being considered an affirmative action among enthusiasts of Urdu Literature.
The efforts from some experts have become a movement of 'Josh Shanasi' not only in Pakistan but also in India. The prime objective of the literary movement is to authentically discover the hidden but luminous features of the great poet especially among the admirers of Urdu literature.
In this regard, so many experts and literary groups are playing their pivotal role, but exclusively credit goes to renowned exponent of Marsia and researcher Prof Dr Hilal Naqvi, a visiting faculty member at Pakistan Study Centre, Karachi University (KU). Under the supervision of Dr Naqvi, Alfaz Foundation Karachi is regularly publishing 'Josh Shanasi', a literary and research based quarterly book series. The book series contain writings and research articles of prominent literary experts of the Indo-Pak.
On other hand, such kinds of books and magazines specifically related to Josh are being published in India also. Conversely, Akadimi Adabiyat-I-Pakistan, under the patronage of Iftikhar Arif, has already published a very constructive and useful Urdu book entitled "Josh Malihabadi: Personality and Art". However, Dr Naqvi has provided his services to the Akadimi Adabiyat-I-Pakistan as an author of the said book. The untiring efforts by Dr Naqvi could be gauged from the fact that an index has also been prepared and published in the book, which shows the height of the author's sincerity for the poet.
Prof Dr Hilal Naqvi said that Josh's revolutionary thoughts were remained a hurdle in term of giving promotion to the thoughts and literary efforts of the poet in the country, while some ignorant elements do not want scholars to endorse the movement of Josh Shanasi. The nation
Sindh university to establish campus in Badin
Hyderabad: The University of Sindh has selected land to establish the Sindh University Laar Campus in Badin. In this connection, Vice Chancellor Mazharul Haq Siddiqui on Friday visited the proposed site on the Badin-Thatta Road where about 93 acres of government land had been selected by the university for the campus. The news
Need stressed for end to civil-military divide
Hyderabad: An international seminar organised by the Area Study Centre, Far East and South East Asia, University of Sindh, has underlined the need for eliminating terrorism, ensuring law and order and security of life and property throughout Pakistan.
The suggestion of the seminar were read out at its concluding session by former ambassador Dr Ross Masood.
Scholars from Pakistan, China and UK, senior foreign diplomats and former ambassadors attended the seminar and read papers at the seminar on "The emerging Asia century: plans, problems and priorities for Pakistan".
The seminar stressed the need for conservation of available resources including water, gas, energy and other natural resources through scientific management, equitable distribution of these resources and exploration and development of new renewable resources.
It called for eliminating rampant corruption, nepotism and favouritism through fair and impartial enforcement of accountability system.
It stressed the need for eliminating civil-military divide, regional discrimination in development, ethnic strife, sectarian conflict and class tensions by working on new social contract and through national reconstruction programs based on unity, equality, faith and discipline.
Lyari uplift package focuses on education
Karachi: The pace of uplift and improvement of Lyari Town under the Lyari Development Package (LDP) is being constantly witnessed, and efforts for the completion of ongoing development schemes within the precincts of Lyari Town Municipal Administration have been geared up.
In this regard, a high level meeting to review the pace of development works in Lyari Town under the LDP was held at the Sindh Planning and Development Department's Committee Room on Thursday evening. The minister said that Shaheed Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had taken a practical step towards the development of Lyari and President Asif Ali Zardari has not only continued it, but has also taken it a step further with the proposal of Lyari University, which would shortly be defined after necessary legislation in the assembly.
Further, a medical college has also been planned and the venue of Ayaz Soomro Nursing and Training Institute as well as the Lyari General Hospital would be used after revamping both of them. In this regard, a process was being completed so that the first batch of 100 students could be prepared as soon as possible.
The meeting was also informed that the pace of work to revive girls' education in Lyari Town had already been geared up with astonishing results. It had also been decided that special measures should be taken to provide vocational training opportunities to the youth to address the issue of unemployment.
Students of army schools donate for SWA IDPs
Karachi: The students of the Army Public Schools and Colleges in Karachi and Malir Garrisons made a respectable delivery to aid the internally displaced persons (Mehsud tribesmen) in the South Waziristan Agency on Friday. Students contributed voluntarily, mainly out of their own pocket money, and donated various items of need. The joint efforts by the youngsters were enough to fill up two truck loads of goods that were handed over by head boys and girls of the Army Public Schools and Colleges to Commander Corps Logistic in a simple, yet impressive ceremony. The relief goods included stationery items, medicines, warm clothing, bedding and food items, said an ISPR press release. The Pakistan Army, which is cleansing the South Waziristan Agency of miscreants during the operation, Rah-e-Nijat, is also catering to the needs of the mainly displaced Mehsud and other tribes in the area. Dawn
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