Karachi Inter commerce results | NED bus theft
Students at private colleges dominate Inter commerce results
Karachi, Oct 05: The results of second-year students of commerce and humanities were
announced during a ceremony hosted at the Board of
Intermediate Education Karachi.
The top three positions in
commerce were bagged by students at private colleges. "Even though the
number of students opting for commerce is increasing every year, public
colleges perform below average in this field of study," said BIEK
Chairman Anwar Ahmed Zai.
He asked representatives of
colleges to send the board the record of students' attendance on a
monthly basis. "No student who has less than 75 percent attendance will
be allowed to take the exam."
total of 35,393 students took the exams, of which 56.46 percent were
declared pass. The first position was secured by Momina Khalil of the
Bahria College Karsaz with 84.82 percent.
position was bagged by Sheikh Mustafa of the NCR-College of Emerging
Technologies with 84.64 percent, while the third position went to Sehar
Aslam of the Fatimiyah College with 84.36 percent.
said she wanted to pursue an MBA degree from a good university. Asked if
she took tuitions for extra help, she said, "I studied myself. If you
understand a subject, then you don't need to take tuitions."
When Mustafa was asked why he chose commerce instead of science, he said, "Commerce has greater scope."
total of 10,591 students took the exams, of which 44.85 percent were
declared pass. The field of study remained dominated by girls, as only
10 percent boys took the exams.
The first position was secured by Komal Zaib of the Mustafavi Shariah College (MSC) with 81.55 percent.
second position was bagged by Huda Fatima of the PECHS Government
College for Women with 80.45 percent, while the third position went to
Kaifa Naseer of the MSC with 79.55 percent.
Asked why she
decided to study at a private college, Komal said, "At private colleges
teachers are helpful and classes occur regularly."
total of 90 students took the humanities special students exams, of
which 96.7 percent were declared pass. The top three positions were
bagged by students at the Dewa Higher Secondary School.
Shadan, Muhammad Abdullah and Muhammad bin Tariq secured the top three
positions at 91.09, 90.82 and 90.45 percent, respectively.
teacher available with the students to communicate with them in sign
language said special children had difficulty with confidence. "The
first obstacle for teachers is to build their confidence and tell them
that they too can compete with others."
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At IBA, moral police take the fun out of fair
Karachi: Religious extremism literally burst into the city's top business school on
Thursday night when seven activists of a religio-political group
gatecrashed a funfair there to turn off the music.
8:45pm. The organisers of the event, the Institute of Business
Administration's IBA student union, were winding up the fair which was
mostly about food, games and music.
That is when the seven men barged in uninvited demanding that the music be turned off.
A heated argument ensued and one of the activists flung a helmet at a student. Another tried to break the music system.
the owner of the music system got down on his feet, begging them not to
destroy his only source of income," said Captain Ahmed Zaheer, the
registrar of the IBA. "Then they spared his equipment."
activists were unarmed. "They [the activists] were University of
Karachi students, possibly from the adjacent commerce department," said
"Two of the activists have been handed over to
Rangers. They will investigate the incident. No FIR has been
registered," he added.
Just how the activists gate-crashed despite the presence of armed guards at the IBA's gate remains a mystery.
A witness recalled that the activists cried, "bomb, bomb", startling the guards so that they could enter the building.
another student said the guards were probably not performing their
duties properly. "How can seven men just enter and the guards remain
unaware of that?"
Even though the IBA is situated inside
the University of Karachi where moral policing is a norm, its students
still manage to engage in extracurricular activities ranging from
theatre plays to musical concerts. But the gate-crash incident has
"We know the University of Karachi is a
breeding ground for violent student politics. The IBA should beef up its
security to prevent such an incident in the future," said a participant
of the event.
The IBA registrar said the fun fair was a
small event. "Hardly, 150 students were present. When we stage larger
events such as concerts, we always inform Rangers, and they deploy their
personnel in a van in front of the IBA gate to prevent any mishap,"
"But this is a lesson learnt. The utter lack
of tolerance shown by the students of the University of Karachi has made
us doubly cautious."IJT distances itself
IBA students held the Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT), which is often blamed
for moral policing at public sector universities, responsible for the
The IJT has a history of holding campuses
across the country hostage through its arm-twisting, and resorts to
violence to curb the culture of debate, the hallmark of any seat of
But the group denied its involvement. "All of
us, including the nazim for the University of Karachi, were attending a
meeting in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, when we heard about the incident," said the
spokesperson for the IJT. We sent a few of our activists to investigate
what had happened after we heard about the brawl. But none of our
activists were involved in it," "We condemn this act and demand that
whoever was involved in it should be punished," he added.
Azmi, the IJT's nazim at the University of Karachi, says his group
believes in the power of "convincing" rather than "enforcing" views.
present logic against anything that we find is immoral or against the
social, cultural or Islamic norms and we present the alternatives like
Mushairas, book fairs, Neelam Ghar and sports."
the IJT itself was investigating to ascertain if any of its activists
was guilty of resorting violence against any student. He added that if
somebody was found guilty, the group would definitely take action.
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60 students robbed on NED bus in Nazimabad
Karachi: Three armed men carrying pistols broke into a point bus of NED University of
Engineering and Technology near Nadirya area of Nazimabad and robbed the
students of their cell-phones and cash on Friday, police said.
incident took place at around 8:30 am when a point bus of the NED
varsity went to the SITE area to pick engineering students, both male
and female, and when the bus was passing through the Nadirya area of
Nazimabad, three armed men entered the bus and started looting.
NED bus had stopped briefly to pick some students in Nazimabad when
three armed men, wearing Shalwar Qameez and appearing to be Pashtuns,
boarded the bus and started collecting cell-phones and cash from the
students," SSP Central Amir Farooqi said.
that there were at least 60 students, both male and female, in the bus
when the incident took place and after completing their operation the
armed men left the bus near Nazimabad Underpass.
the incident, the affected students gathered at the Nazimabad petrol
pump and held a protest demonstration against the police and law
enforcing agencies, saying that they were deprived of their valuables in
the heart of the city in broad daylight.
"It is shameful
that the armed men entered the NED bus early in the morning in the heart
of the city, looted the students and fled without any fear. Where are
the police and Rangers, claiming to be carrying out targeted operations
in the city," Amir, a student of Civil Engineering Department, said.
affected varsity students chanted slogans against the authorities, and
refused to end their protest unless a case was registered against the
culprits who deprived them of their valuables and terrorised them.
is worth mentioning here that a point bus of University of Karachi was
looted near Qasba Morr on September 03, when four armed men entered into
the bus and deprived the students of their cash and cell-phones.
NED University Javed Aziz said that the robbers took away some
24 cell-phones and some cash from the students when the bus reached
near Bara Maidan in Nazimabad.
The bus was coming to the
varsity from Baldia, he said, adding that an FIR had been registered by
the Nazimabad police station on the complaint of driver Dilawar.
will also write a letter to the police high-ups, asking them to provide
protection to the students on their way to the varsity and back home,"
Sabzwari slams robbery
Qaumi Movement's leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly Faisal
Sabzwari condemned the armed robbery on a NED University bus in
In a statement, he deplored the growing
incidents of armed robbery on student buses, saying that the criminals
had robbed the students of Karachi University last month near Banaras
Bridge and now this incident has happened with the students of NED
Faisal Sabzwari said that on the one hand the
political workers and innocent people were being targeted and subjected
to brutal torture in police custody besides facing ban on social media
and other means of communications, while on the other hand the criminals
have been given free hand to rob businessmen, industrialists, shop
owners, doctors, students and common citizens.
criminals are extorting money from people. They are killing and blowing
up people who refuse to pay extortion money. Two days ago they threw a
grenade at the clinic of a doctor in Gulistan-e-Jauher. Today they
attacked the house of a bank manager with grenades in Frontier Colony
because he had refused to pay extortion money. Criminals are robbing
buses and carrying out kidnappings for ransom as usual," he added.
alleged that the Sindh government had initiated political victimisation
of MQM instead of taking action against criminals, adding, "The
government should stop political repression of MQM and take action
against the criminals who were carrying out armed robberies, kidnappings
and subversive activities". The news
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Admissions to KU Visual Studies dept
Karachi: Karachi University has announced that the
deadline for submission of forms for admission to the Department of
Visual Studies is Oct 11.
A university official said admission forms were available at a UBL counter at Silver Jubilee Gate of the campus.
Entry test would be held on Oct 26, he added.
Chairperson of the department Durriya Kazi said 100 seats were
available in the disciplines of design, fine arts and architecture. app
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