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Karachi University irregularities
Karachi, Jan 07: A representative of a non-governmental organisation on Saturday moved the
Supreme Court for an inquiry by the National Accountability Bureau
(NAB) into alleged irregularities in Karachi University (KU) affairs.
Zahid Maqsood filed a petition with the Karachi Registry of the apex
court, saying that several alleged irregularities had been committed in
the affairs of the university with regard to appointments, out-of-turn
promotions, confirmation of employees and forced removal of employees
He submitted that as many as 700 persons had
been appointed in sheer violation of the University of Karachi Act 1972
though the federal government had imposed a ban on appointments, while
posts of associate professor and professors had been filled on a
The petitioner alleged that several employees had been removed from service illegally by the university administration.
said that the national exchequer suffered losses of million of rupees
due to the irregularities, and prayed to the court to direct NAB to
conduct an inquiry into the illegal appointments, out-of-turn promotions
and misappropriation of KU funds as per the auditor's report. The news
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KU reschedules B.Com exam timings
Karachi: The University of Karachi announced on Saturday that the
examinations of BCom from January 6 to 12 would be held in morning from 10am to 1pm. Daily times
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Course on molecular medicine at KU
Karachi: The 4th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine
and Drug Research will begin from January 7 and continue till 10 at the
International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS),
Karachi University (KU).
Over 350 scientists, including 30
researchers, from 15 countries will be attending the international
event, organised by the Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and
Drug Research (PCMD), KU. Director ICCBS Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary stated
this on Friday while presiding over a meeting of the symposium's
organising committee held at the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry,
KU. He said the aim of the event was to develop understanding and
appreciation of this emerging field (Molecular Medicine and Drug
Research) in Pakistan, to bring together leading experts in the field of
The inaugural ceremony of the event
will be held on Monday at 9:00am at the Prof Salimuzzaman Siddiqui
Auditorium-ICCBS. KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser will
inaugurate the symposium while Coordinator General COMSTECH and former
Chairman Higher Education Commission, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rahman will be the
guest of honour on the occasion.
Besides, KU Dean
Faculty of Science Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal
Choudhary, Managing Trustee Muhammad Hussain Punjwani Trust Nadra
Punjwani and Dr Asmat Saleem will also express their views in the
inaugural ceremony. Choudhary said, "The scientific programme of the
symposium will include plenary and invited lectures by eminent
scientists and poster presentations by young scholars from 15 countries
of the world. The training sessions will focus on developing concepts of
molecular medicines and its applications in understanding diseases at
the molecular levels. These sessions will be conducted by international
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NTS announces HST results
Karachi: The National Testing Service (NTS) on Saturday announced the results of
recruitment test conducted for the post of Higher School Teachers (HSTs)
under the Reform Support Unit (RSU) Education and Literacy Department,
Government of Sindh.
According to the NTS official, 7,464
male candidates appeared in the HST-General test and 2,697 managed to
clear it and 7,323 female candidates appeared of which 1,503 candidates
were declared passed.
In the HST-Science category, 1,409
male candidates appeared and only 236 cleared the test whereas 2,145
female candidates appeared and 250 candidates cleared the written test,
the NTS official said. He further said that overall 18,341 candidates
appeared of which 4,686 candidates passed the test. The news
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SALU seeks Rs202 million
Khairpur: Participants in a meeting of the Shah Abdul
Latif University (SALU) have appealed to the Sindh chief minister to
release Rs311 million as grant-in aid to meet the financial deficit of
Rs202 millions faced by the varsity.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Parveen Shah presided over the meeting held
to review the financial matters of the university on Saturday.
Dr Parveen Shah briefed the meeting that the university was facing a
financial deficit of Rs202 million. "We paid the salaries of employees
last month by taking a Rs75 million bank loan. The Higher Education
Commission is reluctant to release the third quarter of its grant. We
have to increase our own resources to generate funds."
The VC directed sectional heads that part time allowance of the
university officers should be decreased, affiliation fees of colleges
increased and admission seats of M. Phil/MS, PhD and B. Ed and M. Ed be
The meeting was attended by director of Shikarpur Campus, deans of
various faculties of the university, director finance, registrar,
controller of examinations, director planning and development, director
admissions, and other officers. Dawn
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Book on Ali Brothers launched at SSUET
Karachi: Eminent speakers highlighted the struggle steered by Ali
Brothers during the freedom movement at a ceremony organised at Sir Syed
University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) in connection with the
launch of book on 'Ali Brothers'.
The function was presided over
by Engr Adil Usman, Member SSUET Board of Governors and Vice-President
Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association.
book was written by Khalid Ali, a senior Aligarhian, now settled in the
US. The launching ceremony coincided with the Jauhar Day, which is
observed on January 4 every year.
The author acquired his
education from Aligarh Muslim University, where he was elected as
Union's general secretary in 1945 and later also in the Provincial
Muslim League Council. He also served as Attaché of Pakistan in various
After migration, he served English daily Dawn in
Karachi besides in the ISPR for some time. He started his career as a
journalist and worked in the Associated Press of India and later Dawn
Delhi and London.
In his address, Khalid Ali described Ali
Brothers as shining stars of the hopes for Muslims of South Asia and
their political acumen and talent was also mentioned by Quaid-e-Azam
Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatama Gandhi.
He said the struggle
waged by Ali Brothers for the establishment of a separate homeland for
the Muslims of South Asia had been a ray of hope and inspiration in the
Prof Afsar Sultana described the book as the most
important and valuable contribution, highlighting the personalities of
Jauhars and their achievements and discussed the condition of Muslims
in India at that time as well as events taking place during the
Azad Bin Hyder said that Khalid Ali had
done a great favour to the history of sub-continent by writing that
book, which could be described a master piece among the books written so
far since 1947. ppi
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FUUAST VC issue hits education activities
Karachi: The imbroglio for the selection
of vice chancellor Federal Urdu University of Arts Science &
Technology (FUUAST) has still not been resolved due to multifarious
conspiracies, leading to impediments in routine operational matters of
As per details, on 10
January 2011, Muhammad Qaiser of FUUAST was appointed new VC of the
University of Karachi, however, he was also directed to perform
additional duty as FUUAST VC till the appointment of new VC.
an advertisement for FUUAST VC appointment was issued by the Higher
Education Commission (HEC) after a delay of one month. Almost 48
candidates applied for the position of VC from all over Pakistan.
Following the advertisement, first search committee meeting for VC was
held in Islamabad, where candidates were short listed and eventually, 12
of them were called for interview and presentation at the Governor
The Convener of Search Committee was Chairman HEC Dr Javed Laghari.
candidates were short listed, who were Dr Altaf Hussain former VC
Allama Iqbal Open University, Dr Moinuddin of FUUAST, Dr Zafar Iqbal
Dean of Arts Faculty KU and Dr Shahid Mehboob of Faislabad Agriculture
Later on, a senate meeting of FUUAST was held in
which aforementioned names were discussed. The meeting selected best
three of them and ousted Dr Shahid Mehboob through voting and sent
remaining names to the Presidency for final selection on July 29, 2011.
teaching and non-teaching staff was waiting for final selection and for
their new VC, but suddenly HEC Chairman Dr Javed Laghari raised an
issue by sending letter to the Presidency and levelled objections on
final names. His objection on last moments created a difficult
environment at the university.
After one-month, another
advertisement was issued by HEC for FUUAST VC appointment on October 26,
which disturbed everyone as there was no limitation of age and PhD
restriction in new advertisement, which was also against the charter of
However, again 38 candidates applied for the post,
meanwhile, a letter was also issued from the Presidency to Dr Laghari in
which he was directed to complete process by December 5, but he failed
to submit final names to the Presidency within stipulated time. But this
time, Laghari short listed applicants and called seven of them for
interview without scrutiny. An interesting fact was witnessed that those
rejected in the earlier interviews were also incorporated in the list
of second selection.
However, after interviews four names were
finalised that were Dean Arts KU Dr Zafar Iqbal; former Dean of Islamic
Learning KU Dr Shams Uddin, Registrar FUUAST Dr Kamarul Haq and former
VC Islamic University Prof Fatah Malik.
Senate meeting conducted
interviews, which sent the names of three best candidates to the
Presidency yet again on December 29, 2011. The senate ousted the name of
Fatah Malik from the list.
However, objection was again raised
and some of HEC officials demanded to include name of Fatah Mailk but
later this demand was rejected.
FUUAST Teachers Association Vice
President Syed Tahir Ali said that HEC Chairman Laghari did
not play positive role throughout the issue, and he was the responsible
for such deal. "For sake of personal interest some people are also
creating rifts in the final selection of VC," he said.
asserted that FUUAST senate members were also responsible for issue
because they did not take stand on the right time.
the Presidency for first three names rejection were received by
unconcerned person of the FUUAST, however, it should have been sent to
chairman of senate," he expressed. There were no solid reasons over
rejection by the Presidency in first process of names, he said.
further said that Muhammad Qaiser completed his tenure in FUUAST but
never ever had done any affective work or plan in favour of the varsity
and now his attention was totally towards KU, which was ultimately
affecting the academic activities at the varsity as minor issues were
pending for last 12 months.
FUUAST Student, Farid Sani, commented
that due to absence of VC, academic activities at the university had
badly been affected. He termed the whole issue as a conspiracy to spoil
reputation of the varsity. He said that relevant authorities wanted to
appoint VC on nepotism basis and unfortunately some of university
members were also involved in it.
Despite several attempts, HEC
Chairman could not be contacted. Sources told that the process initiated
under merit for VC selection might be called off again due to political
pressure. Daily times
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