Karachi university impersonation cases during degree exams
Impersonation cases mared KU degree exams
Karachi, Oct 17: Around 13 fresh cases of impersonation during the
annual degree examinations have exposed the tall claims of the new
controller examinations of Karachi University (KU).
Several cases of
impersonation have been reported officially or unofficially, while the KU
examination department has failed to end the corruption before and during
Nearly 16 to 17 cases of impersonation, in the said
examination being conducted at KU campus, have been reported during the last
three or four days, an official of the KU said on Friday. He said the
KU administration had given free hand to different political students' wings
therefore the level of corruption had been increased in the degree
Out of 13 nabbed students, 8 students had been caught in the
examination centre of Petroleum Technology Department, while 5 candidates
were nabbed in the Computer Science Department, he said.
Around 11 to 10
nabbed teachers have paid fine worth Rs5,000 to the KU administration as per the
KU rules, he said. On the other hand, tall claims of KU Controller
Examination Prof Dr Nasir Khan to halt the practice of corruption in his
department have been exposed.
It is pertinent to mention here that few
months back Prof Khan, in a press conference, had announced that the KU
examination department was going to introduce Nadra-generated system at the
department to halt the corruption and to strengthen the value of the degree.
The source said that the frequent cases of corruption were clearly showing
the involvement of the KU officials in the said case.
team, constituted by KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, has
become apathetic towards this issue. The members of the vigilance team were
not performing their jobs properly.
KU examination department has tried to
activate only the teachers of a specific group in the examination.
of specific teachers' lobby, Sindh Teachers Forum (STF), have been taken in the
examinations," he said.
Some of the candidates, appearing in the degree
examinations, have found solving their examination copies in the KU central
cafeteria, which is a shameful incident for the whole teachers' community of the
KU and the administration, the source said.
It is pertinent to mention
here that the examination department is considered as the centre of corruption
having opportunities of making massive money. KU examination department has
completely failed to curb the practices of corruption related to
examinations. The nation
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KU professor prepared herbal cure to arthritis
Karachi: A herbal drug to cure arthritis has been prepared by a professor
of the University of Karachi (KU), it has been learnt.
The drug, which
has been named 'Arthratone', was prepared by Mansoor Ahmed, Professor Emeritus
in the KU Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy after a five year
research and testing process.
Ahmed said that he began his
research in 1995, and the drug was isolated in 2000 after extensive tests for
toxicity and side effects and thorough investigations for contraindications and
any harmful effects on the human body.
"I am delighted by the discovery
of the new drug because its cure rate has come to 90 per cent after treating
10,000 patients. The remaining 10 per cent that were not healed of arthritis had
deformities at their joints for more than 10 years. In such cases, the patients
can only be cured if arthritis is discovered in its initial stages," Ahmed
He added that research on herbs was conducted on the pattern
of allopathic drugs, and all parameters were used to bring it at par with
international standards. "Arthratone is administered twice daily, and has to be
taken after meals. One capsule of the medicine costs only two rupees, and I am
very happy about the fact that the poor will also be able to buy this medicine",
he said. He further said that the complete treatment period for the ailment is
The professor has also prepared a herbal balm for the
treatment of muscular spasms, joints' pain, muscular pain, nasal congestion and
even headaches. He said that the herbal balm is the result of many years of
research. "The relief is within 10 minutes and the balm could be applied
topically or through inhalation," he concluded. The news
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Education Minister issued warning to truant teachers
Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq said on Friday that
lists of truant teachers had been prepared and notices issued, if they did not
attend to their duties they would be fired.
Talking to journalists after
inaugurating Pir Shahnawaz Pathology Laboratory at the TB Hospital here, the
minister said that the object of opening all closed schools was on top of Sindh
government's priority list.
He said that he had talked to owners and
editors of newspapers and informed them that the teachers who were working for
their newspapers were not attending to their duties.
relations with regard to commissioner-ate system, he said that there were no
differences between the coalition partners because the government was following
a policy of consensus.
The MQM as well as opposition parties would be
taken into confidence on the issue because the PPP, despite commanding majority
in the Sindh Assembly, respected opinions of all parties, he said.
said that he was thankful to God that Sindh was safe from the recent wave of
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Teachers forced to contribute money
Karachi: The teaching staff of a local schooling system had alleged that
they were being forced to contribute Rs500 to Rs1, 000 each to celebrate the
lifetime achievement award given to the owner of the school's chain.
shield of honour was given by the Directorate of Private Institutions, Sindh
(DPIS) to the owner in the recent past for its contribution to the education
However, the teachers of various branches of Happy Palace
Grammar School alleged that they had received a notification through the
respective principals to contribute in the programme, which was arranged in
honour of the owner of the school chain.
The teachers, on the condition
of anonymity, said that they were warned by the management that their salaries
would be deducted from the account if they did not pay the amount.
Meanwhile, Khan said that these were false allegations against
him. "I have been running a school system for the last 27 years and received an
award on merit. If the school's branches are willing to arrange any party in
this regard, then there is no problem in doing so," he said.
to Director, DIPS, Mansoob Siddiqui, serious action would be taken against the
management of the schooling system if the complaints are genuine. "Teacher(s)
must come and lodge complaints to the DPIS committee. If the teacher(s) want to
remain nameless then the option is available for them. A show cause notice would
be served and action would be taken only when there is a valid complaint against
the school's management," he added.
Senior Vice-President of Private
Schools Management Associations (PSMA), Sharaf Uz Zaman, demanded of the
Minister of Education and DPIS to withdraw the award with immediate effect.
"If the school's management fires any teacher for protesting against its
attitude towards teachers, PSMA would help the teacher in getting compensation
from the school," Zaman said. The news
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