KU MPhil, PhD degrees : LLB, MA results

KU awards MPhil and PhD degrees
Karachi, Nov 12: Prof Kaleem Raza Khan, Registrar, KU, has announced that the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) in its meeting held on November 10 under the chairmanship of Prof Pirzada Qasim, Vice Chancellor, KU, awarded 21 M.Phil and 12 PhD degree in various disciplines including Pharmacognosy, Botany, Microbiology, Physiology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, European Studies, Quran and Sunnah, Applied Chemistry, etc.

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LLB part II and MA Final External results
Karachi: University of Karachi has announced the results of LL.B Part II annual Examination-2010. A total of 807 students were registered, 783 appeared and 435 of them passed the examination. The pass percentage was 55.56.

The University has also announced the results of MA Final External annual examinations-2009 in Mathematics and Urdu.

A total of 30 students were registered all of them appeared but only three could pass the examination. The pass percentage was 10.

A total of 334 students were registered, 318 appeared and 129 of them passed the examinations. The pass percentage was 40.57.

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In memory of Dr Zoha
Karachi: Dr Syed Shamus Zoha will always be remembered fondly for the services he rendered to the country, said Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (KU), Dr Pirzada Qasim.

He was speaking at a memorial reference held in the remembrance of Dr Zoha. The event was organised by the Faculty of Pharmacy, KU in the Arts auditorium on Thursday.

Dr Qasim recalled the charismatic personality of Dr Zoha and referred to him as the father of pharmacy. "He was the first person who produced penicillin in Pakistan and a godfather to thousands of students who still remember him," he added. "I was not Dr Zoha's student but I recognise his stature as an academic. I saw him for the first time in 1962. He had a versatile personality. Establishing the Department of Pharmacy, getting it upgraded to a faculty and then working tirelessly to take it to new heights is great work from a one man army that he was. We should, including the students, emulate him in letter and spirit," he urged.

Many former students of Dr Zoha, who are now in their 50s and 60s, had gathered at the reference to share the lifetime achievements of their great teacher. One of his many students, Dr Anwar Ejaz Beg who is currently the Vice Chancellor of Ziauddin University, recapped the first meeting with Dr Zoha who came from Daudkhel Penicillin Factory to lecture the M.Sc Final year students. "I was instantly drawn towards the pleasant personality of Dr Zoha and that first meeting turned into a loving association with him. It was a pleasure to work with him. His affection and care for the students and his junior colleagues was astounding. He would go all the way to help them," he recalled in a voice that quivered with emotion.

Dr Nawab Manzar now retired from Pharmacy Faculty, KU and former registrar of Jinnah University For Women (JUW), shared anecdotes about Dr Zoha including how he met to Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. "In 1972, Dr Zoha met with Bhutto and convinced him that KU's Pharmacy Department had to be upgraded to a faculty. He told Bhutto that he needed 200,000 rupees for the purpose as KU had no funds for it. Bhutto conceded and the amount was given to Dr Zoha and the rest as they say is history!" said Dr Manzar. The news

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'Teachers aware of their rights'
Karachi: Central leader of Sindh Professors Lecturers Association (SPLA), Prof Ather Hussain Mirza has said that college teachers have once again become united against the Provincial Government to get their basic rights.

that have resulted in the assurance from the government to appoint 3,500 new teachers across the province in March 2011.

He was speaking at a press conference here on Thursday at Sindh Government DJ Science College.

The Government has assured the college teachers that they would be promoted on the basis of time scale format. Following the assurance from Chief Secretary Sindh Ghulam Ali Pasha and Advisor to CM Sindh Sharmila Farooqui for fulfilment of their demands, including removal of teachers' shortage and promotions on time scale format, the SPLA has suspended protest campaign till Nov 25, he said. Other central leaders including Prof Iftikhar Azmi, Prof Muzafar Rizvi, Prof Yaqoob Chandio and Prof Asif Zaidi were also present on the occasion.

Prof Mirza said that in an official meeting of the Government's representatives and SPLA leaders the Chief Secretary and Sharmila Farooqui assured us that the appointment process of 3,500 new teachers would be completed in March 2011 through the Sindh Public Services Commission.

They also assured us that college teachers would also be promoted on the basis of time scale format, while their notification would be issued on Nov 25, he added, saying that hence SPLA has suspended their protest.

In the meeting, Secretary Services Iqbal Durrani, Secretary Education Alam Din Billo, Special Secretary Waseem Akhter Ursani and Additional Secretary Muhammad Akhtar Ghori were also present, he retreated.

He said, "Only 6,400 teachers are working across the province in 250 public colleges, while thousands of students are studying in these colleges". The shortage of teachers in public colleges is one of the foremost issues in the education. The nation

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Book on origins of the Afghan issue launched
Karachi: Dr Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, author of three books, was paid rich tributes for his research-based latest Urdu book, titled, "Great Game Se New World Order Tak" that was launched on Thursday at the Karachi Press Club.

Dr Muhammad Ali Siddiqui (Ariel) who presided over the function said that it was a lasting book as it covered the history of Afghanistan in the context of past and modern developments in that society. Besides, the issues Dr Shaikh took up were very current, informative and in a way historic that showed the role of the imperialist world and negative political forces in Afghanistan. Siddiqui, while analyzing the research work of Dr Shaikh, observed that he followed the actual principals of research and being a professor, drew perfect conclusions. He further held that Dr Shaikh had very rightly examined the negative and positive developments taking place in Afghanistan where the innocent citizens had to face victimisation, torture, and killing by the extremist elements.

Another speaker, Nazeer Leghari also praised Dr Shaikh, while adding that he had an ability to put two and two together while writing the history of Afghanistan in the context of great game and new world order.

Prof Tauseef Ahmed Khan in his speech appreciated Dr Shaikh for his courage and bold analysis, but disputed his viewpoint that some of the rulers nominated by the then Soviet Communist Party were some agents of KGB.

He said this aspect showed that Dr Shaikh had relied on fake information and propaganda launched by the CIA and other opponents of the Afghan Revolution. The revolution, in fact had brought about many important social changes in Afghanistan, but the extremists marred all these developments and enlightened steps.

Another speaker, Yousuf Mastikhan who appreciated Dr Shaikh for having written a good research-based book which covered many important social and political aspects and exposed negative forces playing a part in the destruction of Afghanistan, but some of the views like calling socialist leaders as agents was not fair as such leaders were following the guidelines of their party and also of the Communist Party of Soviet Union.

However, Mastikhan said that the book as a whole gave a good understanding. He said that only solution to Afghan war was to oust the foreign forces and allow citizens of Afghanistan to make their decisions on their own. Mastikhan also pointed out that there was a major factor of regions forces that would have to play an important part in the future.

Muqtida Mansoor, who conducted the proceedings of the function paid glowing tributes to Dr Shaikh, saying that earlier he had given two books titled 'Aflas, Samaji Na Hamwariayn Aur Tarraqi Ka Safar' and 'Pakistan, Jamhooriat aur Fauji Hakoomatain' that dealt with the serious social and political issues.

He concluded that owing to his in-depth study, he proved to be a true social scientist and educationist and had a command over writing on relatively different issues including those dealing with current affairs. The news

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