Rival student groups clash at PU
Torture of fellow: PU boarders block road
Lahore, Dec 03: A large number of Punjab University students blocked Canal
Road on Tuesday night in protest against torture of a hostel fellow by some
'outsiders' and students.
After the blockade, a large number of police
officials reached the spot to control the situation.
wanted the Punjab chief minister interfere to take action against the
'outsiders' living in the university hostels.
Muhammad Ahsan, a student
of MPA department, who was attacked by the same people a day back, said by
phone that around 200 students had gathered on the road to protest against the
alleged high-handedness of Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) activists.
Sabir Shah, an expelled student and illegal boarder, along with university
students Ziaullah of IBA, Hafiz Farhan Ahmed of IER, Usman of Hailey College and
Anser Abbas turned up at hostel No 16 and started beating University Students
Federation (USF) president Atif Naeem of law department.
escaped from the spot after hurling life threats, he added.
the USF activists and their like-minded students lodged a protest, seeking
government action against outsiders.
On Monday, the Muslim Town police
registered a case against five PU students - Hafiz Farhan Ahmed, Abdul Majid,
Shazi Butt, Ziaullah, Usman, Aamir Yaqoob - and a few outsiders for allegedly
thrashing three USF activists in a university hostel in early
According to the FIR lodged under Sections 148, 149, 452, 506,
337-A1 and 337-F1 of the PPC, victim Muhammad Ahsan stated that he was at his
room along with roommates Imran Mukhtar and Hafiz Azeem Akhtar in hostel No 15
when Sabir Shah (illegal boarder) entered along with his fellows after breaking
the lock open at around 2.30am.
The intruders blindfolded him and were
about to take him away when his fellows resisted as a result of which the
assailants started beating them.
They were taken to Jinnah Hospital with
multiple injuries, the FIR said.
Police have so far failed to arrest the
When contacted, Iqbal Town division SP (investigation)
Shoaib Khurram Janbaz said the police required the vice-chancellor's approval to
raid the university hostels. He said the police could not arrest the nominated
accused on their own. Dawn
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Punjab awarded PhDs in Clinical Psychology and Islamic Studies
Lahore: The Punjab University has awarded PhD degrees to three students in
subjects of Punjabi, Clinical Psychology and Islamic Studies.
to a press statement Muhammad Abbas has been awarded PhD degree in the subject
of Punjabi after completion of his thesis entitled 'Punjabi Which Hamdia
Sharee'. He completed his thesis under the supervision of PU Department of
Punjabi Chairman Prof Dr Ismatullah Zahid. Saima Dawood has been awarded PhD
degree in the subject of Clinical Psychology after completion of her thesis
entitled 'Development of an Indigenous Scale for Emotional Intelligent'. She
completed her thesis under the supervision of PU Centre for Clinical Psychology
Prof (r) Dr Nosheen K Rahman while her Co-Supervisor was PU Department of
Psychology & Applied Psychology Prof (r) Dr Hamid Sheikh. Zahoor Ullah has
been awarded PhD degree in the subject of Islamic Studies after completion of
his thesis entitled 'Children's Rights A Comparative Study of Islamic and
Western Law'. He completed his thesis under the supervision of PU Faculty of
Islamic Studies Ex-Dean Prof Dr Samar Fatima.
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HEC scholarship cheques distributed at Punjab University
Lahore: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran
distributed scholarship cheques of Rs 45,000 to Rs 60,000 among the 12 needy
students of the varsity at New Campus on Tuesday.
The scholarship was
provided under the HEC Meritorious Need Based Scholarship Programme and funded
by USAID and Japan. It is mentioned worthy that the scholarship was distributed
among the students of Session 2005-2006 Batch 1 as third instalment.
vice-chancellor appreciated the efforts of HEC for providing scholarship to
students for their higher education and advised the students to make good use of
the money for their studies.
PU Information Technology Centre Director
Umer Iftikhar, who is also Incharge of HEC Need Based Scholarship Programme in
PU, said the USAID and Japan provided funds to Higher Education Commission for
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Punjab University students shine in contest
Lahore: The Punjab University students have won Second Best Delegation
Award and grabbed eight Outstanding Diplomacy Awards at Lahore University Model
UN (LUMUN) Conference organised by Lahore University of Management Sciences
(LUMS) from November 26 to 30, 2008.
According to a press statement,
those who won the Outstanding Diplomacy Awards included Syed Nishat Kazmi, Bilal
Ramazan, Raza Baqir, Amna Khan, Irtazaa Afzaal, Affan Taj, Danish Mukhtar and
Waqas Afzal. PU students over all grabbed the second position with eight awards
with Karachi Grammar School getting the Best Delegation Trophy with nine
PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, who is also the patron
of PU Model UN (PUMUN) Society, Miss Shazia Noreen Qureshi Principal Law College
and Director PUMUN, congratulated students on their successful participation in
LUMUN 2008. They emphasised that there was a great need to promote understanding
and harmony between countries as well as cultures and Model UN Conferences were
a great way of bringing youth from around the world together for this cause. The News
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Students protest 'victimisation' of BZU couple
Multan: Students' protest against arrest and termination of
service of a visiting lecturer of Bahauddin Zakriya University and removal of
his wife from the varsity's English department headship entered its second day
According to varsity sources, the row sparked after the BZU
administration abruptly terminated the service of an English department visiting
lecturer, Moeenuddin Haider, on Nov 30. The administration alleged the lecturer
was "involved in subversive activities" and was "creating law and order
Agitated by the move, Mr Moeen announced to go on a hunger
strike while a group of English Department students announced to launch a
protest against the university administration for his "unjustified"
On Monday, the students led by Mr Moeen demonstrated against the
varsity administration and demanded the reinstatement of the lecturer.
Moeen's wife, Dr Sherien, who was the English department head and also leading
Revolutionary Women Action Committee, had alleged on Monday that Moeen was
terminated for expressing 'democratic and moderate views' and raising voice for
female students of the university.
She alleged that the BZU
Vice-Chancellor was misusing his authority. She said the students who were
distributing the tickets of a musical programme going to be held in English
department on Wednesday (today) were being victimised. Junior teachers were
being pressurised by the varsity administration to abandon the Revolutionary
Women Action Committee, she added.
She also announced to stage a protest
demo outside the DCO office on Tuesday.
However, on Monday night Mr Moeen
was arrested by police when he was going along with his wife to their official
residence on the university premises.
Alpah police lodged an FIR against
Mr Moeen under section 16 MPO while the university on Tuesday appointed Dr
Zaffar Iqbal as chairman of the English department, replacing Dr
Talking to journalists at local press club here on Tuesday, Dr
Sherien alleged that security personnel humiliated and tortured Mr Moeen and a
student of the English department, Ishaaq Saqi.
She demanded withdrawal
of cases registered against Mr Moeen and Mr Saqi, her reinstatement as English
department head and Mr Moeen's restoration as lecturer.
varsity spokesman in a written statement said that action taken by the
administration was according to law and aimed at maintaining the law and order
on the campus.
It was stated Mr Moeen was interfering with university
matters while during his lectures he would express such views which did not
The statement alleged Mr Moeen also delivered speeches
against the government and state. Dawn
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