FUUAST BA, MA exam submission forms date announced
Karachi, Sep 12: The Controller of Examinations, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) Karachi Friday announced the date for submission of examination forms of BA (Hons) 1st, 2nd and 3rd year and MA first and final years. The forms could be obtained from Allied Bank's Baba-e-Urdu branch and submitted from September 11 to 25. The news
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Govts encouraged criminalisation of student politics
Hyderabad: The Sindh Democratic Forum has blamed what it terms 'anti-Sindh governments' at the centre and its agencies for deliberately encouraging criminalisation of student organisations to smother growth of progressive and nationalist ideas among Sindhi youth.
The convener of the forum Abrar Kazi and secretary Zulfiqar Halepoto said in a joint statement issued on Friday that the tragic murder of a Mehran university student and subsequent closure of the universities in and around Jamshoro had once again brought to the fore the enormous loss to the process of learning in a province that was already trailing behind all provinces of the country, and most countries of the world.
They said that it was the direct consequence of criminalisation of student politics, inefficiency and lack of commitment of the faculty and apathy and indifferent attitude of the government.
They said that over a period of four decades the anti-Sindh governments at the centre and its agencies had deliberately encouraged criminalisation of student organisations.
The task had been carried out through 'selected' political groups who played in the hands of enemies while championing freedom and deliverance of Sindh, they said.
They caused near death of education and learning in the province, the leaders said, adding that parents of the children studying in these universities were extremely worried and held the political groups, including different factions of Jeay Sindh and the Pakistan People's Party, responsible for the protection they had provided to criminals and murderers.
The SDF simultaneously held the Sindh and Mehran universities' administrations responsible for the crisis because the murderers reportedly enjoyed backing of higher officials of Sindh university and district administration, they said.
They demanded that these students should be rusticated immediately and put behind the bars on murder charges. The SDF thought that Sindh could no more withstand ignorance and illiteracy because a nation could not be built without sound education, they remarked.
It was, therefore, imperative that top priority should be given to maintaining peace and order in the higher seats of learning for which the responsibility rested equally with the government, faculty, administration and civil society, the leaders said.
They demanded that student politics carried out by the student wings of different political parties should be banned and only healthy union activities should be allowed to flourish on the campuses.
They demanded that all such students who, in any way, disrupt classes or insult teachers should be awarded major punishment of rustication. They appealed to Sindhi society to join hands and raise a collective voice against the crimes being committed in the name of student politics in the institutions of higher learning. Unless the citizens raised their voice and criticised the political groups openly and vociferously for their patronage of criminal elements in student politics, this curse would never come to an end, they said.
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Mehran university rustication
Hyderabad: The vice-chancellor of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology has rusticated for a year Ahmed Hussain Jatt and Mohammad Hussain Jatt in light of report of the disciplinary committee, according to a notification.
The students who reportedly belonged to the Sindh People's Students Federation were accused of creating chaos and law and order situation on the campus from time to time.
The notification said that an FIR had been registered against them at Jamshoro police station, which accused them of the murder of JSSF activist Asadur Rehman.
The students were issued show-cause notices on two occasions, asking them to appear before the committee but they remained absent, it said. Dawn
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