HSC Part-I Pre-Medical group exam results declared
Karachi, Nov 27: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) on Friday announced the result of HSC Part I Science Pre-Medical Group Annual Examination 2010. According to the statistics, 14,153 candidates appeared in the examination and of these 6,165 were successful in all the six papers. As many as 2,014 passed the five papers and 1,856 cleared four papers. The number of those who were successful in three papers was 2,104 while 1,277 cleared two papers and 568 passed one paper only. A BIEK announcement said that marks statements would be issued after two weeks. The marks sheets of the regular candidates would be sent directly to their colleges concerned, it was further stated. app
Karachi university to remain open on Saturdays
Karachi: The Registrar, University of Karachi (KU), has announced that the university will remain open on Saturdays, wef November 27. Working hours from Monday till Thursday and Saturday will be 8:30am to 3:30pm with one hour break from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (for Zuhr prayers and lunch) and from 8:30am to 12noon on Fridays.
The KU vice-chancellor met the chairpersons and directors of the departments and institutes of the faculty of science on Friday and urged them to enhance their teaching and research capabilities and work diligently. He advised them to use the services of the cooperative teachers whenever needed to avoid the fall of educational standards. Another meeting of the same nature is scheduled to be held on December 3 which will be attended by the chairpersons of the faculties of Arts, administrative and management sciences, Pharmacy and Islamic Studies.
As per directive of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Pirzada Qasim, studentsí adviser Prof. Dr Mansoor Ahmed visited various departments to observe the security and other arrangements during the semester examinations.
The Registrar, KU, has announced the revised programme for the test and interviews for the posts of lecturer/assistant lecturer. According to the notification, tests and interviews for distance education and Genetics and interviews for Mass Communication will be held on November 29. Tests and interviews for Geography and Education will be held on November 30, whereas tests and interviews for food science and commerce are scheduled to be held on December 2. All the written tests will commence at 9am. Candidates are, therefore, directed to reach the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre at 8:30am. The news
BDS Final Professional Supply exam result announced
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) on Friday announced the result of BDS Final Professional Supplementary Examination 2010. In all, 39 candidates appeared in the examination and 31 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 79.49. A KU statement said that the marks certificates are being issued. app
Taliban likely to release VC next week as talks continue
Peshawar: The Taliban holding hostage the vice-chancellor of Islamia College University, Ajmal Khan, are likely to release him next week, Taliban sources said on Friday.
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) led by Hakimullah Mahsud had claimed responsibility for kidnapping the vice-chancellor and his driver from the Professors Colony in Peshawar on September 7.
The Taliban had earlier set November 20 deadline for the acceptance of their demands to release the VC and threatened to kill him if the government failed to respond. However, later the Taliban extended the deadline for an indefinite period, saying that they had done it on the request of a tribal jirga from Charsadda, the hometown of Ajmal Khan.
Taliban sources said that talks between them and the Awami National Party-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government were progressing in the right direction and there were strong indications of safe and early release of the VC.
"He is likely to be released by next Friday," claimed a senior TTP commander and close aide to Hakimullah Mahsud. The commander, who called The News from an undisclosed location and pleaded anonymity, said the VC had been kidnapped in the hope that they would swap him for their colleagues now in custody of the government.
Fata closure of schools flayed
Peshawar: All Teachers Association (ATA), Fata chapter, expressed concern over the closure of community schools in tribal areas and asked the government to withdraw the decision.
According to a press release issued on Friday, ATA president Amanullah Afridi said that thousands of students had been deprived of education facilities due to closure of the schools. He said the teachers had also been rendered jobless owing to the decision. He said the officials of the Fata Secretariat in Peshawar were creating problems for the tribal people. He said they would stage protest if the decision was not withdrawn.
However, the Fata Secretariat through a communication said that only those institutions had been closed down that were non-functional. It read the secretariat had adopted a stringent policy of transparency across all its social and economic development interventions through its line departments and this move was a continuation of that policy being adopted by the Directorate of Education, Fata.
UoP move for creating rights awareness praised
Peshawar: The placement of a foreign qualified specialist in human rights at the Department of Gender Studies, University of Peshawar, has been praised as a bold step towards creating awareness in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Though part time, the human rights lecturer will be the first to teach international human rights law and relevant subjects. Other departments like international relations, political science and most notably the Human Rights Studies Centre at the Faculty of Law, where human rights are being taught as compulsory subjects, will also be able to use his services.
According to Abdur Rehman, who did his LLM from United Kingdom, the Human Rights Studies Centre, being the first in the country, became a victim of its own success. "It is operative for more than 10 years, conducting certificate and diploma courses, despite lacking basic resources. Besides the non-availability of modern books and journals on human rights, it has failed to employ a single faculty member to teach exclusively the subject of human rights law," he noted. He said lecturers from social sciences departments and lawyers are frequently invited to deliver on the subject of human rights while foreign qualified persons specializing in this field are ignored.
It was learnt that a large number of students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa proceed to Europe and the US to pursue higher qualifications. Among these students many choose human rights law due to its lack as well as importance in the Southeast Asian region.
Since its establishment in 2000, the Centre has been unable to conduct at least two training seminars or study workshops in a year in order to raise human rights awareness in the province. Study seminars and workshops were stated to be the most important instruments in promoting respect for human rights and realizing fundamental freedoms of all. This instrument has been frequently utilized by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (now replaced by the Human Rights Council) which was highly effective in terms of raising human rights awareness and was well-regarded by the international community. The Centre has also failed to offer masters programme in human rights, especially those related to social development sector and law. The news