Karachi University campus & female student's assault

Woman attacked on KU campus
Karachi, Sept 29: A young woman was assaulted on Karachi University campus on Monday afternoon, it has been learnt.

While campus officials confirmed the incident, no FIR has been lodged because the victim was not willing to pursue the case.

The incident has raised alarm and teachers have called for stricter security measures on the campus, where a number of robberies have been committed in recent months.

Sources in the university said that the woman, in her late 30s, was found crying for help near the Maskan gate.

Her clothes were torn and she had bruises on her face. She was taken to the girls' hostel in an ambulance where she stayed for some period and questioned about the incident by university staff.

The sources said the woman gave conflicting statements and refused to pursue the case. It was on her request that a medical examination was not conducted, however, a medical report was submitted to the KU administration to complete the formalities, they said

KU campus security adviser Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi confirmed that such an incident had taken place. "I have a medical report which shows that the woman has not been sexually abused," he stated, adding that the culprits could not be caught because the victim was not cooperating with the university.

The university was not hiding the case and very much willing to improve security checks, he argued. "But, we have no clue where the crime was actually committed as she kept changing her statements and was not willing to cooperate. She told us that she was jobless and had come to the university seeking financial help, though she didn't know anyone on the campus. She couldn't give a satisfactory reply when asked why she didn't contact teachers in the nearby arts faculty for help and preferred to walk up to a department located at a distance," he said.

The security adviser said it's a big university and one or two crime incidents were sometimes reported.

"However, we are doing our best with the limited resources.

The recent appointment of a trained professional as a chief security officer is also part of the efforts to improve security on the campus," he added. Dawn

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KU senate, council election
Karachi, Sept 28: Karachi University registrar and returning officer Prof M. Kaleem Raza Khan has announced that election of teachers' representatives to the KU senate and academic council will be held on Wednesday.

Polling will be held from 9.30am to 4pm (with lunch /prayers break from 1pm to 2pm) at the Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre.

No one will be allowed to cast the vote without producing his/her CNIC or college ID card (original), according to him. Special security measures have been taken to ensure peace during the election. ppi

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BA part II results announced
Hyderabad: The controller of examinations (annual) University of Sindh has announced the result of college side B.A (pass) Part-II annual examinations-2009 on Tuesday.

A total number of 8,671 candidates appeared in the examination out of which 6,918 were declared pass. As many as 496 candidates secured first, 6,042 secured second and 380 candidates secured third class.

As many as 1,143 candidates were declared fail in various subjects and result of 573 candidates has been withheld. Dawn

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AKU declares MBBS result
Karachi: Aga Khan University (AKU) announced its MBBS Final Examination results for the year 2010, held in the month of September on Tuesday. A total of 89 students were declared to have passed MBBS this year, spokesperson AKU said.

Taking a lead from the rest, three students all females have passed the examination with honours. Ameera Javaid Ahmed secured honours in the subjects of Medicine and Family Medicine, Sana Khalid in Surgery whereas Mehreen Teizoon Kisat also secured honours in Family Medicine, the spokesperson added. The news

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Increase in fees decried
Badin: Students of the Sindh University observed a sit-in on a Karachi road for two hours against the arbitrary increase of fees by the administration.

A protest was also organised by the Shagird Ittehad Laar Campus Badin Campus on Tuesday. A rally comprising some 200 students marched from the campus and demonstrated on Shah Latif Road on Tuesday.

The student termed the enhancement of fee as 'extortion' adding that 600 per cent increase has exposed the negative attitude of the university administration.

Pass certificate is now obtained after payment of Rs100 against Rs15 previously and degree for Rs1,000 against Rs210 while fee has been enhanced to Rs1,000 from Rs210. Similarly, verification fee for photocopy is raised to Rs500 from Rs150 and Rs2,000 for obtaining a duplicate copy of the degree which previously could be obtained after payment of Rs510.

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Security at SU tightened
Hyderabad: The worsening law and order situation in academic institutions because of bickering among student wings of different political parties came under discussion in a meeting on Tuesday.

The 20th meeting of the Executive Council of Vice Chancellor, Sindh University Jamshoro taking serious notice of law and order decided maintaining strict security at the main entrances and at the Campus. Dawn

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