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KU cancels 12 admissions
Karachi, May 31: University of Karachi (KU) Director Admission Committee Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi has cancelled admissions of 12 candidates for submitting fake marks sheets after having them verified by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi.

The admission of 12 students in Honors Program 2013 stand cancelled with immediate effect, said a KU release on Wednesday.

It said the marks sheet of the following candidates were found forged: Gulnaz Bibi d/o Maroof (Islamic Learning), Muhammad Hasnain Raza s/o Muhammad Ali (Persian), Wasy Ali S/o Muhammad Ali (Economics), Muneeb Ahmed s/o Shamim Ahmed (Sociology), Sonia Iqbal s/o M Iqbal (Islamic History), Muhammad Ibrahim Khan s/o Muhammad Aslam Khan (General History), Tooba Muzaffar d/o Muzaffar Uddin Ahmed Reaz (Marine Sciences), Aiman Muzaffar d/o Muzaffar Uddin Ahmed Reaz, (Biochemistry), Rubab Alauddin d/o Muhammad Alauddin, Tooba Yousuf d/o Mohammad Yousuf (Food Science & Technology), Muhammad Sabir s/o Dilbar Khan, (Chemistry), Syeda Iqra Arshad d/o Syed Arshad Iqbal (Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology).

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Malaysian varsity to send scholars to KU
Karachi: The University of Malaysia (UM) will send its faculty members and PhD students to the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at the Karachi University (KU) for research training.

The decision was taken in Kuala Lumpur in November 2012 at a meeting held between senior faculty members of both universities.

"UM Vice Chancellor Tan Sri Prof Gauth Jasmon appreciates the world-class quality research at the ICCBS," said ICCBS Director Dr Iqbal Choudhry.

"The UM VC has preferred the ICCBS over USA and European universities for training".

Since the decision was taken, 11 scientists of the UM have obtained research trainings at various laboratories of the ICCBS in the fields of stem cell research, pharmacology and natural products chemistry.

The UM is the only university in the Muslim world to get ranking among the top 100 universities of the world. The news

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Over 60,000 students await stipend
Larkana: The Reform Support Unit (RSU) has failed to release scholarship stipend to more than 60,000 girls students enrolled from classes sixth to tenth and eligible to get the amount of money.

Sources in the District Education Office on Thursday confirmed that in Larkana district alone 20,276 eligible girls were still awaiting the stipend which otherwise would have been disbursed by the closing of financial year.

Enrolment lists had been sent to the RSU in November/December 2012 mentioning the girls' strength for fiscal 2011-2012, sources in the Secondary Education Management Information System (SEMIS) said.

Under a World Bank-funded programme aimed at encouraging female education and enhancing the enrolment in schools, each eligible girl student from class sixth to tenth is given stipend scholar of Rs2,500 per year while females enrolled in the remote schools Rs3,500 per year, sources in the education department said.

Sources in the directorate education of Larkana said on Thursday that the department of education had moved a summary in this regard to the finance department of Sindh, but it awaiting an approval.

This correspondent tried to reach the chief programme manager of the RSU and the deputy programme manager to know the present status of the scholarships but in vain.

Previously, the amount was sent in April when new academic year started. But this year, summer vacations are approaching and annual examinations of matric students have been completed, but the stipend is not in sight, the sources in the directorate of education Larkana said on Thursday.

Disbursement of the scholarship stipend is itself a time-consuming exercise because the amount is distributed through the heads of schools and the personnel of post offices concerned.

The post office personnel visit the schools and make payments through bank cheques. In case of late release, the question is how the girls' students who have completed their matric examinations would be located by the department.

In fiscal 2011-2012 when the lists were submitted to the RSU, a total 64,464 girls' students (from class VI to X) were enrolled in the girls schools in Larkana division, the sources in the directorate and SEMIS Sindh confirmed it on Thursday.

According to the break-up, the girls enrolment eligible to get stipend in Larkana district is 22,623, in Jacobabad 10448, in Shikarpur 11,889, in Kashmor 4,895 and in Kambar-Shahdadkot district 14,609. Dawn

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