Protests against blasphemous film

PU rally
Lahore, Sep 19: Punjab University (PU) faculty members led by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran held a rally to condemn blasphemous film on Tuesday.<

A resolution was also passed unanimously by the PU faculty members, seeking ban on broadcast of the blasphemous film and punishment for its makers.

The rally organised by PU Academic Staff Association was held from Undergraduate Study Centre to New Campus bridge in which the demonstrators carrying banners and placards chanted anti-America slogans. The rally participants termed the anti-Islam movie a conspiracy to disrupt the world peace, saying the sacrilegious movie had badly hurt feelings of over 1.5 billion Muslims throughout the world. The teachers' rally was peaceful as they avoided disturbing the flow of traffic and reached the campus bridge. PUASA Acting President Dr Ehsan Sharif, Secretary Javed Sami, Prof Dr Shaukat Ali, Prof Dr Mansoor Sarwar and Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar were prominent among the participants.

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KEMU students protest against blasphemy
Lahore: The students of King Edward Medical University (KEMU) held a walk Tuesday from the university to the Mall Road to show their anger at the blasphemy committed by American film producers just to hurt the Muslim feelings.

According to a press release here on Tuesday, more than 300 students and doctors participated in the rally and reached the Mall Road. They raised slogans against America and the blasphemous film producers. They said that this film should never be allowed to be displayed in Pakistan and nor should be available at any multimedia source.

They admired that PTA had blocked Youtube in Pakistan on the order of Supreme Court. They demanded that Pakistan government should condemn this blasphemy and end all the foreign affairs with America till the agencies involved in making that film were brought to justice.

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FBISE SSC supplementary examinations
Islamabad: Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) will hold Secondary School Certificate Supplementary Examinations 2012 from September 25.

The roll number slips of all the regular candidates of SSC Part-I have been dispatched to their institutions and those of ex-private candidates on their addresses given by them in their admission forms.

If any candidate has not received his or her roll number slip, he or she should immediately contact the officials of the board including controller examinations (Conduct) at 9250606, director one window at 9250612, deputy controller examinations (SSC Conduct) at 9250620, assistant controller of examinations (SSC Conduct) at 9250642 and superintendent (SSC Conduct) at 9250666.

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Failed 'blueyed' MBBS students may get through
Peshawar: The standing committee of the provincial assembly on health and certain officials have decided in principle to declare as passed those students of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) who had failed the final examination.

The civil secretariat sources informed that though the MBBS results had already been announced, some high-ranking health department officials were trying to facilitate some failed blue-eyed boys so that they are declared as passed.

In order to take a legal way to get these unsuccessful students passed, the matter was referred to the standing committee on health that took up it at its special meeting on Tuesday.Among others, the meeting was attended by Health Minister Syed Zahir Ali Shah, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Kiramatullah Khan, Vice-Chancellor Khyber Medical University, secretary health and chief executives of the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), Khyber Medical College (KMC) and Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH).

It was learnt that a professor of ENT soon after the announcement of the MBBS results sent a letter to the controller examination that he had mistakenly failed a student. Later another letter was sent to the controller examination saying that three other students were also failed by mistake.

Subsequently, in sheer violation of all norms and rules, the chief executive of the KTH provided a list of 17 students to the controller examination through a letter which said they were failed by the said professor 'mistakenly'.

The meeting was informed that Dr Shahnaz of the KMU, the sources said, refused any favour in the matter and termed it against the rules, norms and practices. The sources privy to the meeting said the favour of the standing committee was sought by the health minister, who also asked the Khyber Medical University management to take a decision on the matter.

The sources maintained that certain ranking officials expressed willingness at the standing committee meeting to allow the failed students to get through. The health minister informed the meeting that the standing committee was the competent forum to take any decision and on its directive the university may forthwith declare all the 17 students passed. It was learnt that the lady controller opposed the decision tooth and nail but her single voice was hardly heard at the meeting.

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King Sejong Institute inaugurated at NUML
Islamabad: Minister of State for Human Resource Development Chaudhary Ghias Ahmed Mela has said that the King Sejong Institute (KSI), Islamabad, is another milestone to serve the cause of producing skilled human resource, which is very essential for sustainable growth and development of the country.

According to a press release, he stated this while addressing the opening ceremony of the King Sejong Institute (KSI) at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) as a guest of honour.

He said that skill nourishment becomes more vital for a country like Pakistan, as major percentage of its population is in the working age; hence the potential of this segment of population needs to be harnessed properly. Speaking on the occasion Choong-Joo Choi, Korean ambassador to Pakistan, declared the establishment of the King Sejong Institute at the NUML a significant achievement in many ways for those who want to empower themselves with the Korean language, culture and thoughts.

Earlier, Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Choong-Joo Choi and Chaudhary Ghias Ahmed Mela, along with NUML Rector Major-General (r) Masood Hasan and NUML Director-General Brigadier Azam Jamal, unveiled the plaque of the institution. The news

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