New plagiarism policy by HEC likely next week
LAHORE, Sept 20: Dr Riaz Qurashi, Higher
Education Commission (HEC) quality insurance advisor said on
Wednesday that HEC would notify a new policy on plagiarism by the end of this
week. A committee under the supervision of National University of Sciences and
Technology Rector Syed Shujaat Hussain had framed the policy, he said.
"HEC Policy is itself plegrised. Mujahid Kamran is VC as he has been appointed by the orders of Gen Musharaf. He is also a converted ****. The Mujahid Kamran has no publications in last 15 years and is ********* man regarding the ****** students. He is so pious that he took away the library security of the students he was head of punjab Univ Physics Dept. His Right hand man Dr shaukat Ali has no academic value. He is ******* and has chnaged his birthday by 5 years."
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"OH GOD TAKE CARE OF PHYSICS DEPARTMENT PU, LAHORE AS Mujahid Kamran is VC has been member of the Islami Jamiat Talaba an student activist Tanzeem (Read Taliba Tahrikan Book for reference) Prof. Dr. Shaukat Ali is Head of Physics Department and is right hand of Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran. He has been accused of tampering his date of birth in secondary school certificate. And a UMC case is in the Board against him. He is right hand of the big ******* /*********** and the ********** of the Punjab University and former head of Physics Department Dr MOHAMMAD SALEEM who claims that the PhD Theses of all his students including Dr Shaukat (Head of Physics Dept) and Dr Muhammad Ali (Space Science Dept head) were written by him."
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Dr Riaz said the new policy would be sent to all public universities with
instructions on dealing with plagiarism cases. He said the HEC was not satisfied
with current process of dealing with plagiarism cases and also that previous
cases would be reviewed under the new policy.
He said the University of
Engineering and Technology Taxila, University of Engineering and Technology
Lahore, Sindh University, Mehran University, Punjab University and Government
College University had reported cases of plagiarism. He said the process of
dealing with these cases had not been accepted by the HEC. Eighteen cases of
plagiarism would be dealt under the new policy, he added.
Khalid Maqbool had formed a committee to review cases of plagiarism in Punjab
University (PU) and Government College University. The committee was headed by
Board of Revenue member Safdar Javed Syed, University of Health Sciences Vice
Chancellor Dr M H Mubashir and PU Biological Sciences Instructor Prof Abdul
Some instructors of PU's Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP) had
been found guilty of plagiarism. The PU plagiarism committee had made a decision
to stop the increments of two of the instructors, but the HEC and PU chancellor
did not accept this decision.
PU Registrar Dr Naeem Ahmad Khan said that PU had already decided the punishment to be meted out to
teachers found guilty of plagiarism. He said the HEC had earlier investigated
these cases. He also said it might be possible that the chancellor wanted the
opinion of a third party before taking a decision. He said the chancellor had
asked to review cases of plagiarism.
A PU instructor said the HEC and PU
chancellor were not satisfied with the plagiarism process at PU. He said that
after the recent 'Vice Chancellors' Conference', the decision to review these
cases had been made.
He said the HEC would not give grants to those
institutions that could not satisfy the HEC in matters of dealing with
plagiarism cases. He also said foreign institutions might blacklist PU if it did
not follow an effective plagiarism policy.
He said the PU plagiarism
committee was ineffective and could not satisfy the HEC. It was not the first
time that teachers of CHEP had been found guilty in cases of plagiarism, he
said, adding that some PU faculty members had also been found guilty. Daily Times
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