Khyber Medical University distinction-holders

KMU position-holders
Peshawar, Oct 9: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani on Thursday gave away medals and certificates to the distinction-holders of the 2009 MBBS annual examination of Khyber Medical University at a ceremony held here at the Governor's House on Thursday.

Maryam Alam Khan of Khyber Medical College was awarded gold medal for securing overall top position while Munazza Majeed of Khyber Girls Medical College and Asadur Rehman of Khyber Medical College were awarded certificates of honour for obtaining second and third positions respectively.

Asadur Rehman also bagged top position in the filed of Medicine while Imran Khan of Saidu Medical College, Swat, won honour certificate in the field of Surgery. Munazza Majeed also got honours in the subjects of Paediatrician and Gynaecology and Ophthalmology. app

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VCs voice concern over financial crisis
Peshawar: Appreciating the recent announcement about provision of funds by Higher Education Commission (HEC), the vice-chancellors of public sector universities in the province expressed concern over the existing financial situation of the varsities.

During a special conference, chaired by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani, the vice-chancellors hoped that the announced amount would be received as promised by the federal government.

It was also decided that once the actual amount was received by the universities and the Institute of Management Sciences, only then the decision of 50 per cent raise in salaries of the employees would be implemented.

The conference reviewed the state of academic activities as well as the resource mobilisation measures for ensuring smooth implementation of the ongoing development activities. The vice-chancellors also briefed the governor about the strategic plans of their institutions in this respect. Dawn

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No space for plagiarism in KIU: VC
Gilgit: Vice chancellor Karakoram International University (KIU) has said that they have taken necessary measures to discourage plagiarism in researches and all levels in the university.

"Apart from other measures, we have acquired a software from the HEC so that the plagiarism doesn't thrive in our institution," Dr Najma Najam told journalists in a press conference on Thursday. Teaching faculty comprising over two-dozen professors were also present on the occasion.

She said that quality of education will be raised at all cost and that senior faculty has been hired for that purpose. The VC said that a committee comprising Deans had been constituted to resolve matters and issues concerning university. "There is no one man show in the university. All the decisions are made after having consultations with the staff," she said.

She said that KIU had 25 PhDs at the moment and added that more will soon join them in the KIU. She said at present the university is overstaffed and there are some cases registered against

She said some of the problems that the university faced over the years was that it was overstaffed at times and that cases were registered in the courts against the university. "We are resolving them peacefully," she said, adding that the federal government is paying special attention to KIU as part of its policy to provide education to people at their doorsteps. The news

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School watchman found dead
Peshawar: A school watchman was killed at Adezai village in the suburbs of the provincial capital early on Wednesday morning, locals and police said

A resident of the area said that body of a youth was found lying near a culvert, which was beyond recognition.

However, an official of Matni police station later said that the body was identified as Hameed Gul of Adezai who was watchman at Government Boys High School, Kakshal.

The official said that the victim's relatives had not nominated anyone in the FIR and investigation was under way in this regard. Dawn

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