KU declared results of BSc, MA external examinations
Karachi, Oct 21: The University of Karachi on Tuesday declared results of MA (final) external annual exams 2008. According to a notification issued by the university, in Islamic History, Noor Jehan, daughter of Abdul Karim, roll number 84030, secured 611 marks out of 1000 and secured the first position.
Arsala Mehar, daughter of Mohammad Meharban, roll number 84015, and Lubna Jameel daughter of Mohammad Jameel, roll 84023, got 580 marks and both shared the second position.Sobia, daughter of Iqbal, roll number 84033, came third with 537 marks. Only two candidates passed in first division, 74 candidates passed in second division and five candidates passed in third division. Only ten candidates cleared the final year.
Meanwhile, the university declared results of BSc (home economics) second year annual examinations 2009. According to results, only two candidates passed in first division, 45 passed in second division, 12 passed in third division while only ten cleared the second year. PPI
DUHS and Sindh Medical College admission forms submission
Karachi: The coordinator for admissions to the Dow University of Health Sciences, Dr Rana Masood, has announced that all those seeking admissions to the DUHS and Sindh Medical College must submit their admission forms on Oct 21, which is the last date for submission of the forms.
When asked how candidates would submit the certificates, which they are required to get from their last attended school and college, when all educational institutions in the province would remain closed from Oct 21 to 24, she said that the candidates could furnish all such documents along with other essential academic and other original documents later. They could submit the documents once their names appeared in the merit list of admissions to be announced after the entry test.
About the online application forms available on the varsity's website (www.duhs.edu.pk) which the candidates are supposed to fill in addition to blue and pink coloured original application forms provided with the prospectus, she said that the online forms could be filled by Oct 24. Dawn
Sindh assembly slamed unfair admissions policy
Karachi: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday echoed with complaints of discriminatory attitude of the institutions of higher education towards students from Sindh, particularly from the rural areas.
Women Development Minister Tauqir Ftimah Bhutto, responding to a point of order raised by Rai Naz Bozdar about the sexual assault of a girl student by her teachers, demanded the death penalty for them, and stressed the need to frame a law awarding death by hanging to such culprits. The assembly session, which was called to order at 11.25am with Speaker Nisar Ahmad Khuhro in the chair, was adjourned at 2.15pm to meet on Wednesday at 10am.
Earlier, the questions hour and points of order were taken up while the rest of the business enlisted in the order of the day for Tuesday was deferred to next Tuesday. The deferred business included two private bills: The Sindh Civil Servants (2nd Amendment ) Bill 2009 and The Restriction on Re-employment Bill 2009. Of the five private resolutions, the resolution regarding the slow-pace of development of the Gorakh Hill Station could not be taken up as the mover was absent. The resolution for ensuring effectiveness of the standing committees was withdrawn under Rule 109 by the mover.
The three deferred resolutions pertained to transfer of the administrative control of the Karachi Electric Supply Company to the Sindh government, to banning entry of heavy vehicles during rush hours in commercial and residential areas of Karachi, and to procuring paddy from farmers at the minimum support price. Dr Abdul Sattar Rajpar drew the attention of the house towards a recent incident at an Islamabad university in which some students from Sindh were maltreated by supporters of the Punjab Students Council, and when the victims lodged a protest with the university authorities, they were fined and rusticated from the institution.
He demanded that notice be taken of the incident and the university administration should be asked to withdraw the rustication orders and ensure proper medical treatment of the injured students. Information Minister Shazia Marri termed it a serious issue and said excesses should not be committed against any student, anywhere. Law Minister Ayaz Soomro assured the house that he had taken up the matter with Federal Education Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani who had given him assurance that he would hold an inquiry into the matter and ensure that no excesses were meted out to any student from Sindh.
He also told the house that the issue of the bodies of the three men hailing from Larkana, who were found dead in Saudi Arabia, had been taken up with the foreign office and arrangements were being made to bring the dead home.Dr Sikander Mandhro's point of order was about an advertisement of the Sindh Public Service Commission for recruitment of doctors in the health department. He said of the 64 vacancies, 56 were for the urban areas and only one seat was for the rural areas. Similarly, he said, against the eight seats of handicap doctors, there were three for rural areas and five for urban areas.
Responding to the point of order, Minister Syed Sardar Ahmad said that for the last three years there had been a ban on recruitment of doctors in urban areas while seats in rural areas were filled and the department notified the vacancies as were available.Dr Sikander Shoro again drew the attention of the house towards the Right-Bank Outfall Drain's design and pointed out anomalies in the payment of compensation as some people were paid Rs100,000 per acre while others were paid Rs1 million to Rs1.5 million per acre. He called for setting up an inquiry committee, comprising revenue and irrigation ministers, to investigate the matter.
Humera Alwani criticised the criteria of admission to the University of Karachi on the basis of category where against over 500 seats only 30 seats were for students of rural areas. "This criteria for admissions is followed by no other university than the KU," she added.Law Minister Ayaz Soomro assured the house that in all universities and professional colleges the implementation of full quota of Sindh would be ensured and rural students would get admission to the colleges of their choice.
The Pakistan Muslim League's (Functional) Nusrat Sehar Abbasi complained that her party workers were being victimised, and referred to the case of the nazim of Thari Mirwah union council who, she said, was implicated in a false case. The law minister assured the house that a fair inquiry would be conducted into the matter and the house would be informed about it.
Local Government Minister Agha Siraj Durrani said the PML-F was a coalition partner in the government and as such the matter would be sorted out in the core committee, where the PML-F was represented by an adviser to the Sindh chief minister.Leader of Opposition Jam Madad Ali recalled the statement of the water and power minister that the Council of Common Interest had not received any complaint about water distribution from any province.
Irrigation Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that it was true that the CCI had so far received no complaint on water distribution from any province. He said that at present water was being distributed on the basis of the 1991 water accord and no other formula was under consideration of the Indus River System Authority. If the 1991 water accord was violated and any other formula made the basis for distribution of water, the matter could be taken up at the CCI.Syed Bachal Shah said that power supply was being disconnected in rural areas for non-payment of electricity bills. He said power supply was not disconnected on non-payment of bills in any other province.
Salim Khurshid Khokhar said the Young Men Christians Association was an old institution, but now permission was being sought from the archaeological department by certain elements to change its character and use. Minister Sassui Palejo said the government was setting up a board to carry out a survey and protect archaeological sites. Rai Naz Bozdar referred to a press report about the sexual assault of a schoolgirl by her teachers in a school of Faiz Ganj taluka, Khairpur district. She demanded an exemplary punishment for the culprits.
Rafique Bhanbhan, who is an MPA from that area, said it was a pre-partition era high school with the co-education system. He said the teacher involved in the rape had not been arrested, nor suspended, because of the negligence of the schools' headmaster.
Minister for Women Development Tauqir Fatimah Bhutto informed the house that one of suspects had been arrested while two others were at large. She also demanded death penalty for the criminal teachers to curb such crimes.Haji Munawwar Ali Abbasi referred to the non-participation of the Sindh hockey team in the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Gold Cup tournament in Islamabad.
Sports Minister Dr Muhammad Ali Shah said it was organised by the Pakistan Hockey Federation without consultation with the Sindh government, and the provincial team was not invited to the event. He said he had lodged a protest with the federation on the issue. Dawn
Karachi: First National Open Essay Writing Competition Commemorating the 2nd Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is being held under the aegis of the University of Sindh. Last date for submission of essays is October 30.
A writing competition is being held under the aegis of Promotion of Children Literature, initiated by the National Book Foundation in 1987. The Contest is open to writers, textbook authors, publishers and general public from all over the country. There are four subject areas and three age groups (4-7, 8-12, 13-16).
Three school teacher suspended
Khairpur: Three teachers allegedly involved in the gang-rape of a girl student in Khairpur district have been suspended and raids were being conducted to arrest them, Sindh Minister for Law Ayaz Soomro informed the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday.
Earlier, Dr Rafiq Banban said that an FIR was registered against the three teachers but no action has been taken against them.
Rai Naz Bozdar said that the culprits should be awarded exemplary punishment, as they have also defamed the noble profession of teaching.
Minister for Women Development Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto said that she had raised this issue before the home minister to bring the culprits to justice. She said that amendments in law were also required to deal with such cases.
Dr Sikander Mandhro drew attention towards advertisements in newspapers, showing 64 vacancies in Health Department, of which only three vacancies under disabled quota for rural areas were allocated. Dr Abdul Sattar Rajpar raised the issue of resuscitating the students of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He claimed that the members of certain ethnic students' organisation were allegedly opposing admission of Sindh's students in the university.
Ayaz Soomro said that they had raised this issue before Federal Minister for Education Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and he had promised an inquiry into the incident.
Dr Sikander Shoro said that Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD) has destroyed the green belt in the province. He said that there were also problems in the payment of compensation over the loss of land. For the loss of one acre land some people have been paid Rs 0.1 million compensation, while others have been given Rs 1 million-plus amount, he added. He said that millions of rupees have been given in the name of destruction of crops, though lands were barren.
Minister for Culture Sassui Palejo also corroborated the ideas of Dr Shoro, saying that the RBOD was a destructive project for Sindh. She said that she had also raised objections before the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) over the RBOD. The news
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