KU students' week | FUUAST protest

KU celebrates students' week
Karachi, Oct 29: University of Karachi (KU) had a festive look all around the campus on Thursday as the students enjoyed the colourful programmes that came into their way on the fourth day of the ongoing Students Week.

The main programme that attracted a large number of students was 'Neelam Ghar'. The quiz programme had many prizes to offer including a motorcycle. Students vied for the questions to be asked so that they could grab some throw away prizes including Gold Earrings, juicer machine, dressing table, wall clocks, two liter petrol, toys, books and many other prizes.

The students of Mass Communication celebrated the Culture Day and the female students wore various dresses that represented the culture of the four provinces and that of Kailash people from Chitral. The Department of Chemical Engineering made their mark by displaying various costumes and characters from the plays of Shakespeare including the three witches from 'Macbeth'.

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FUUAST students end protest
Karachi: The Students Action Committee, Federal Urdu University has ended its protest campaign that was going on to voice their demands that included clean drinking water, classrooms in good condition, books in the library and computers in the Computer Lab after the VC came to the campus to listen to the students on Thursday.

The VC Dr Muhammad Qaiser accompanied by Registrar Dr Qamarul Haque, Controller of Examinations Dr Waqarul Haque, Incharge Faculty of Arts Farooq Mughal and Students Advisor Ghulam Mustafa Niazi, agreed that the students' grievances were genuine and promised instant action to solve the problem. The students, represented by their leader Maaz Liaquat, greatly appreciated the kind and sympathetic gesture of the VC and promised not to observe the foundation day of the university as black day as planned earlier. The Students Advisor reciprocated the understanding shown by the students by announcing 'Students Week' from the next Monday.

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BIEK punishes 164 students for
Karachi: The Action Committee of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has banned at least 164 students for appearing in any examinations. The committee found them guilty for using unfair means during and after the annual examinations of 2010.

According to a press release issued on Thursday, committee is also reviewing further cases of use of unfair means.

A candidate has been declare illegible for appearing in any exams from any examination board of Pakistan while five candidates have been barred for appearing in any exams for next three years, the spokesperson also said. Furthermore, 11 students have been disqualified for appearing in any exams till next two years whereas 73 candidates would be able to give their exams after a year, he further said. Meanwhile, 74 students have been asked to re-appear in the exams, he added.

The Chairman, BIEK, Anwar Ahmed Zai said that it was necessary to punish such elements otherwise all attempts made to stop cheating and other unfair mean cases (UMC) during and after exams would fail to produce results.

These punishments were approved by the Board and details regarding these students have been circulated among other educational boards of the country, he also said. Zai added that pictures, personal database and other related information about the students would be uploaded on the Board's website so that they could not take any advantage. The news

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