KP medical colleges entrance test | Peshawar University scam
Entrance test in KP for medical, dental colleges
Peshawar, Aug 28: Only 2,000 students out of the 21,767 who appeared in the recent
entrance test 2014 for admission to the medical and dental college in
both the public and private sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be
admitted due to the limited number of available seats.
remaining more than 19,000 would be unable to get admission in any of
the several public and private medical and dental colleges in the
province even though they are all first divisioners and talented.
entrance test was conducted on Sunday at four centres in Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa at Peshawar, Abbottabad, Dera Ismail Khan and Mingora
(Swat). The Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency (ETEA) conducted
the entrance test while the Khyber Medical University, Peshawar provided
logistics support and made the arrangements for the purpose.
Hafeezullah, vice-chancellor, Khyber Medical University said that only 2,000 seats for admissions were available in all the public
and private sector medical and dental colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He
said it was true the students appearing in the entrance test were all
first division holders, but there were no more seats available to
accommodate all or most of them.
The number of candidates
seeking admission in medical and dental colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
has been increasing every year. The public and private sector medical
and dental colleges have also increased in number and medical
educationists and senior doctors have been expressing concern over their
mushroom growth and the likely deterioration in maintaining educational
In comparison, the number of students seeking
admission and appearing in the entrance test for the engineering
colleges and university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recorded a decrease as
14,000 candidates appeared in it this year compared to 18,000 last
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Swabi Medical College principal named
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has appointed senior gynaecologist
Prof Dr Iqbal Begum as principal of the Gaju Khan Medical College in
Swabi district and Chief Executive of the Swabi Group of Teaching
Dr Iqbal Begum is working as a professor
and head of gynae ward at the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) and Khyber
Girls Medical College (KGMC) in Peshawar.
has given her the task of establishing faculty for the medical college
and up-gradation of the adjacent hospital that would serve as tertiary
care hospital for the Gaju Khan Medical College. The Pakistan
Tehreek-e-Insaf-led provincial government had announced the medical
college in Swabi last year in June and appointed Dr Jehangir Khan as
project director of the college.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad
Qaisar, who also belongs to Swabi, had announced last year that classes
in the medical college would start in 2014.
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Rs13m scam at University of Peshawar being hushed up
Peshawar: The Rs13 million scam at the Institute of Chemical Sciences, University
of Peshawar, was tactfully hushed up by holding one senior clerk
responsible for the entire mess, who managed to get bail before arrest
(BBA), while the high-ups of the institute were given a clean chit.
financial embezzlement had been made about one year ago, when Prof Dr
Imdadullah was the director of the institute. The matter hit the
headlines in various newspapers about a month ago, prompting the
university administration to conduct an inquiry into the matter and fix
Sources said the funds had been
withdrawn from the account of the institute for the purchase of
chemicals and other equipment in violation of the set procedure. All the
cheques were properly signed by the former director Imdadullah. Also,
no purchase was made and the fund – Rs13 million – was embezzled, said
"Actually two inquiries were ordered into
the matter, i.e. one fact-finding and the other procedural inquiry. The
fact-finding inquiry has submitted its report and given recommendations,
while the procedural inquiry is still investigating the matter," said
an official at the university administration.
He said the
matter had also been reported to the Anti-Corruption Establishment and
National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which would conduct separate
inquiries. The university administration also lodged an FIR against a
clerk of the institute, Arif Ismail, who confessed to misappropriating
the funds and deceiving the former director.
fact-finding committee headed by Prof Dr Gulzar held the clerk
responsible for the entire scam. The committee also charged the former
director with negligence and suggested halting his pension, the
slightest punishment that can be made in such cases.
to the committee report, the director did not know the procedure of
fund withdrawal and the clerk deceived him, which is why they
recommended the minimum punishment for him.
also recommended stern action against the clerk and recovery of all the
funds. The committee also suggested to put his name on the exit control
list. The anti-corruption and NAB authorities are yet to probe the
matter and take action, sources said.
sources said the university administration dealt with the matter very
tactfully and saved the skin of the former director. They said the clerk
should be punished for misappropriation of the funds, but the matter
was not that simple that only one clerk was involved in embezzling such a
"Currently, the clerk has confessed to
have withdrawn the entire amount alone. But he can take back his
statement at any stage. All this seems to be properly planned," an
official of the institute said on the condition of anonymity.
sources said that every chairman or director was authorised to withdraw
only Rs25,000 for the purchase or other needs from the account of his
department, institute or centre. "If the fund exceeds Rs25,000, the
vice-chancellor will give approval and even the vice-chancellor can
approve fund up to Rs75,000 only."
Even after the
approval by the vice-chancellor, the funds can be withdrawn after
thoroughly checking all the receipts, which should be signed by all
members of purchase committee of each department, the sources added. Any
amount exceeding Rs75,000 for purchase or other work would be
advertised in newspapers and quotations would be sought from at least
three companies, they said.
"In the case of the Institute
of Chemical Sciences, funds amounting to Rs1,300,000 have been
withdrawn on the signature of the former director without following any
procedure and the committee finds him innocent, it is ridiculous," said
Prof Imdadullah, who retired from the
university recently, is currently serving at the National Testing
Service (NTS) in Islamabad. He could not be reached on his phone for
comments despite numerous attempts. The news
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