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Fuuast extends deadline for admission forms
Karachi: The deadline for submitting the admission form of the evening programme at the Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology has been extended till May 24.

The forms can be obtained for Rs500 from the Allied Bank branch at the University Road and Abdul Haq campuses. The news

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KU remembers PTI leader
Karachi: A condolence meeting was held at the International Relations Department of University of Karachi for PTI leader, Zahra Shahid Hussain, on Tuesday. Participants and faculty members remembered her as one of the brightest persons.

They urged the concerned authorities to take action against responsible elements. Daily times

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SSUET to develop campus management system software
Karachi: Chancellor Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Mohammed Adil Usman, has approved the university's computer department to develop 'campus management system' software. The approval was given at a meeting held to review various matters including spring semester examinations, which are scheduled to start on May 27 and end on June 8. The meeting reviewed the arrangements being made for the exams, including seating and security. The proposed software would deal with student data regarding attendance, examination results, outstanding dues etc. Referring to outstanding dues, the Chancellor directed to make hectic efforts for recovery. VC Prof Dr Jawaid H Rizvi, Registrar Shah Mahmood H Syed, Deans of Faculties, Chairmen of various departments, Controller of Examination and other concerned officials attended the meeting. ppi

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Harassment charges: LCWU suspends three officials
Lahore: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) administration on Tuesday suspended from service three employees on account of alleged harassment and threatening senior faculty members. According to the varsity administration, data processor Manzar Islam and naib qasids Sagheer Ahmad and Parvaiz Barkat had indulged in extremely negative and insulting attitude.

Manzar Islam, however, accused the varsity administration of victimising him and his colleagues for their charge sheets against the varsity administration.

"We were suspended on May 17, and have not been given any charge-sheet," he added. Instead, he said, the varsity's chief security officer told them that they had been banned from entering the university.

He said he had also filed an application with the Punjab ombudsman for the redressal of their grievances. He claimed that the vice chancellor had refused to respond to employees' demands and protests.

The varsity administration states that they have taken action after receiving a number of written complaints by female faculty members, who felt insecure on varsity campus due to misbehaviour of some lower staff operating under the umbrella of two disbanded unions namely APCA and LSA.

The administration claimed that the employees were given several warnings but no to avail.

The LCWU staff and faculty wrote to the vice-chancellor that the people in question had threatened Dr Tahira Mughal, controller of examinations.

The Association of Lahore College Academic and Administrative Staff (ALCAAS) has also condemned harassment of teachers and expressed its full support to the vice-chancellor for prompt action.

VC Dr Sabiha Mansoor said that university administration had adopted zero tolerance policy towards any sort of defamation, harassment and misconduct to the female institution.

She said an LCWU Harassment Complaint Cell had been set up in the university to assist the staff and students on the matters pertaining to harassment at workplace. She said the cell was operating according to the guidelines laid down by the Higher Education Commission as well as in line with the Women Empowerment Package announced by the Punjab government on March 8, 2012. The complaints of any form of harassment can be lodged with this cell.

The VC said the cell was also conducting training sessions for students, faculty, and staff for learning about the conditions, mechanism and procedure of launching harassment complaints. Dawn

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