Karachi University BCom Part II result 2013
KU announces BCom Part II exam result
Karachi, Aug 30: The University of Karachi (KU) on Thursday announced the result of BCom
Part II and Both Parts (External) Annual Examination 2012.
According to order of merit, Mahwish Hussain with 795 marks out of maximum 1,100 was declared first.
second position went to Yumna Nasir Islam who had obtained 763 marks
while Hafiz Muhammad Yaruq with 760 marks remained third.
According to statistics 10,195 candidates appeared in the examination and pass percentage remained at 15.16. The news
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SALU facing deficit of Rs100m: VC
Khairpur: The Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU),
Khairpur, faces a financial deficit of around Rs100 million, said its
vice chancellor Prof Dr Parveen Shah.
While presenting the budget of the financial year 2013-14 to the
university syndicate at its 75th meeting on Wednesday, Prof Shah said
that though the university had received a grant of Rs266 million by the
Sindh chief minister, it still faced a deficit of Rs100 million.
However, she said that the situation would be eased by a grant of
Rs385 million to be provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
Members of the SALU syndicate approved the recurring budget of just above Rs1,157 million for the next financial year.
Speaking at the meeting, Prof Shah said that despite the financial
crunch, the university was committed to promoting quality education and
"I am proud that SALU is ranked number seven in public universities in the HEC
ranking for this year."
She said that feasibility reports for the establishment of three
campuses in Kandhkot, Jacobabad and Ghotki had been submitted to the
relevant authorities while new departments of environmental studies,
criminology and visual studies were also in the pipeline.
Prof Shah said that the university's application for membership of
the International Association of Universities had been accepted which
was a matter of great pride.
Moreover, said the vice chancellor, the university had also
established its alumni association, and had also set up an institute for
gender studies, student endowment fund trust and the directorate of
post-graduate studies in collaboration with HEC and USAID.
The syndicate also approved recommendations of SALU's selection
board, appointing Prof Dr Abdul Majeed Chandio as the chairman of
international relations department and Dr Ali Dino Jumani as the
chairman of the mathematics department for the next three years.
The meeting was also informed that affiliation to private colleges,
transportation allowance to employees of BPS-20 and above and medical
health insurance policy for all employees were also allowed. Dawn
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Karachi HSC Part-II result
Karachi: The Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) will announce the
results of HSC Science Pre-Medical Part-II, Medical Technology and Home
Economics groups' annual examination 2013 on August 30.
This was announced by the controller of Examination of the BIEK, Muhammad Imran Khan Chishti, on Thursday. The news
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Ghalib Library poised for a turnaround
Karachi: It is with great reverence and excitement
Naseem Ahmed, a dedicated and long-time staff member at Ghalib Library,
unties the bulging black folder. Stored in an old steel grey almirah,
the seemingly ordinary folder contains a collection of letters written
by such literary luminaries as Marxist intellectual Sibte Hasan, Ghalib
scholar Ralph Russell, playwright Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj, poet Josh
Maleehabadi, scholar and Congress leader Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and
One is transported back in time when scanning Ralph Russell's letter
to Sibte Hasan written on a medium-sized vintage blue airmail stationery
paper cum envelope with postmarked stamp dated March 23, 1969. "I was
especially pleased to hear of the new building for the
Idara-e-Yadgar-e-Ghalib," mentions Mr Russell in neat and clear
handwriting. "Main dobara nazil honay wala houn, farar-e-fani kay vastay
kamar kas rakhiye," writes Josh to Sibte Hasan indicating warm
camaraderie between the two intellectuals. Ghalib Library also has in
its possession a letter by Begum Taseer, mother of the slain governor
Salman Taseer, in which she discusses Karachi, a book edited by her
husband M.D. Taseer.
Teeming with such letters in thousands, Nazia Mukhtar, the librarian
at Ghalib Library, says that each of these manuscripts is preserved in
acid-free sheets to increase their longevity. When questioned that
surely, this collection of rare letters must be displayed and shared
with the general public and even with scholars who want to study
relationships between these literary personalities, Ms Mukhtar, who has
been with the library for the past seven years, says that earlier they
would show these letters only to certain visitors but the advisory and
the editorial boards of the Idara-e-Yadgar-e-Ghalib, that established
the library, realising the significance of these letters have decided to
publish some of these letters. "We have sorted out the letters and
categorised them. At the moment we are composing some of them so that
they can be published," says Ms Mukhtar. "We have sifted the academic
letters from the ordinary ones. Our plan is to print some letters in
their original form and alongside have their typed version for easy
reading. We may either print it in our magazine Ghalib or in a book,"
says a member of the editorial board.
Situated near the Nazimabad underpass, the two-storey spacious
structure was built by Habib Bank and opened to the public in 1971
through the efforts of scholar Mirza Zafarul Hasan and poet Faiz Ahmed
Faiz. Both these gentlemen had three years earlier set up
Idara-e-Yadgar-e-Ghalib that had several objectives, some of which
include: to publish critical analysis of Ghalib's works, translate them
into other languages, to provide resources to academics and researchers
about Ghalib and literary personalities of his era, to celebrate
Ghalib's birth anniversary and to publish a literary magazine.
The initial years marked the achieving of some of the stated
objectives including the publishing of literary journal Ghalib under the
editorship of Faiz Ahmed Faiz in 1974 and even printed the following
publications: Dud-e-Chiragh-e-Mehfil by Dr Syed Hassamuddin Rashdi,
Bazm-e-Iqbal by Abdur Rauf Urooj, Ghalib, Sab Achha Kahein Jisay by Prof
Karrar Hussain. One of the objectives was to translate their
publications but it only managed to translate Prof Karrar's book in four
It made available 3,000 books and 375 literary magazines to
researchers in its early years. However, due to funding shortages, its
quarterly literary magazine and its other related activities either
halted or declined over the years. Nearly seven years ago, Ghalib
Library was in the news for being in poor condition so much so that
there were fears that it may be closed down.
But now the Ghalib Library has had a mini-turnabout courtesy certain
quiet benefactors, dedicated staff and a passionate advisory board.
Former Karachi Nazim Niamatullah Khan of the Jamaat-i-Islami, had the
library's interior refurbished after it was vacated by Habib Bank.
Fatima Surayya Bajia, prominent TV scriptwriter and member of the
advisory board of Idara-e-Yadgar-e-Ghalib, requested Sindh governor
Ishratul Ibad for funds to repair the leakage in the ceiling of the
library that was promptly carried out by the staff of the then city
district government of Karachi.
Infaq Foundation that was set up by banker Agha Hasan Abedi continues to
provide funds to the library.
It now has a rich collection of over 40,000 books mostly donated by
book lovers who do not have the space in their homes to store their
burgeoning collection. The library also has an unenviable collection of
pre-partition magazines era targeting women such as Tehzeeb, literary
magazines such as Seep and Nuqoosh, and vintage illustrated
Shahnama-e-Firdousi, Tilism-e-Hoshruba, Alif Laila amongst its set of
rare books. Syed Sadiq Abdali, the library's lone computer operator for
the past seven years, has classified 6,000 books in folders in library's
computer that are searchable by title of the book, author's name, year
of publication and name of publisher.
So far nearly 70 publications have been printed pertaining to the
critical analysis of Ghalib's works with six books in the pipeline.
Ghalib, the magazine, had not been printed for 12 years until its 19th
volume was published in 2000. Its 20th volume was printed in 2012 and
has just printed its 21st volume that features a handwritten manuscript
'Qaat-e-Burhan' by Ghalib discovered in Amroha, India.
Besides, there are also plans for a lecture on Iqbal on his birth
anniversary by eminent scholar Dr Tehseen Firaqi next year. "After a
long time things are beginning to look good for the Ghalib Library, but a
lot still needs to be done," says Bajia. Dawn
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Educational institutions lack hostels
Islamabad: Students from far-flung areas of the country are facing problems in
finding suitable and inexpensive accommodation facilities in the
Lack of hostels in many of the educational institutions
has not only contributed to their problems but also compelling many
students to go back to their native cities without completing their
education. An official of the Federal Directorate of Education said that
several educational institutions in Islamabad do not provide hostels to
students because of which the students either do not pursue their
studies or go back to their hometowns after getting admissions.
out that education had become very expensive in Islamabad, he said that
it had become extremely difficult for students to pay house rents along
with fee in order to pursue their studies in the city.
who come from far-flung areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Azad Jammu
and Kashmir and Balochistan have to spend two to four years on their
studies in Islamabad and because of the expensive accommodation it has
become very difficult for them to study in the capital.
Ahmed, a resident of Turbat and a student of Federal Urdu University,
said he was considering discontinuing his studies and going back to his
native city, as his university does not have hostels whereas private
accommodation was too unaffordable.
He said that private hostels
were very expensive. For a single bed accommodation, he had to pay
between Rs 6,000 and Rs 8,000 every month, which was difficult for his
parents to afford, he added.
Shafiq is not the only student who
was facing accommodation problem in the capital. Several students from
Gilgit, Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, southern Punjab and
Balochistan enrolled at various institutions, including H8 College, H9
College, FG colleges and semi-government institutions, have been facing
the same problem.
The H8 College used to have hostels five years
ago but now the college even lacks proper classrooms. According to
details, in 2012, Rs 50,000 were allocated to restore the hostel
facility again and the job was assigned to Prof Atta Mohammad Marwat but
that amount was not sufficient due to which hostel could not be opened
The H9 College, where many students from far-flung areas
are enrolled, also lacks hostel facility. Though college has a hostel
with an accommodation for 200 students, the hostel was handed over to
COMSATS in 2001. When the management of COMSATS vacated it in 2012,
Pakistan Baitul Mal occupied the building.
Similarly, FG colleges
which were popular for providing quality education to students
belonging to the less developed areas of the country, like FATA,
Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and Balochistan, do not have hostel facility
Students, particularly girls, who come to Islamabad for
their higher education have no other option but to take residence in
private hostels which have multiplied in number over the years to
accommodate the increasing number of female students. As a result,
private hostels have turned into a lucrative business and are charging
exorbitant rates for accommodation. But despite high rates complaints
against service standard are common. Students demanded the government
take notice of the situation and direct the governmental education
institutions to build hostels for them in order to resolve the issue of
accommodation. Daily times
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UET graduates protest on road to demand degrees
Peshawar: The students from the Electrical Communication Department of the Kohat
Campus of University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Wednesday
staged protest against the varsity administration for not awarding them
The participants of the rally reached the
Peshawar High Court after passing through various roads. Speaking on the
occasion, the students said they had been waiting for seven months, but
the university administration was unwilling to award them degrees.
said the university authorities were pressuring them to study more
subjects, which was an injustice. The students asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
governor to take note of the matter. The news
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