Tag: Student

Inter student charged with blasphemy

KARACHI - The police on Saturday arrested a teenage boy for allegedly writing blasphemous material on examination answer sheets. Seventeen-year-old 'S', a resident of Malir, was detained following a complaint by Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Controller of Examinations Agha Akbar Mirza, police said.
The BIEK management has also sent photocopies of the answer sheets as proof of the blasphemy charges against the teenager to the police. The police added that FIR No

No need for jihad in IHK, says AJK student

LAHORE - A student from Azad Jammu and Kashmir joined the Indian Republic Day celebrations at Rajouri district in Indian-held Kashmir, and was all praise for democracy in the state, according to a report in The Hindu newspaper.
A university student of political science, Faisal Iqbal, now visiting relatives in Indian-held Kashmir, expressed a desire to witness the celebrations and the administration extended a formal invitation, said GA Khawaja, Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri.

Student congregations a no-no inside KU campus

KARACHI - Any kind of student congregations on campus have been banned by the University of Karachi (KU) administration, with the decision set to be enforced from January 15 - when students return for the new academic session, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The varsity administration, in a meeting with the Rangers director-general (DG), has also decided to hand over its security affairs to Pakistan Rangers due to the prevailing law and order situation on campus, sources said.

Special student wins three gold medals at PU

LAHORE - Umm-e-Hani Shah, a special student won three gold medals; Hamid Nazami Gold Medal, Dr Maskeen Ali Hajazi Gold Medal and University Gold Medal at 119th convocation of the Punjab University.
PU teachers, students and guests appreciated the efforts and hard work of the special student while Hani, a student of MS replica at Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), thanked God and her parents and teachers for their hard work, which enabled her to reach this position.

KEMU MBBS student still missing

LAHORE - Police and King Edward Medical University (KEMU) administration is still 'clueless' about Dr Adeel Tariq, who has been mysteriously missing from the university's New Hostel since December 29, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Final year MBBS student Tariq left his room no 233 of the New Hostel at around 11:30 pm on Wednesday, telling his friend that he was going out for dinner. He had gotten back from his home in Rawalpindi the same day. Students came to know about his

PU student wins five gold medals in athletics

LAHORE - Sehrish Asghar, a student of Punjab University Hailey College of Banking and Finance, won five gold medals in 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100 x 4m and 400 x 4m races in Pakistan Inter University Athletics Championship. The championship was organized by Higher Education Commission in collaboration with Punjab University at Punjab Stadium from December 20 to 21. 15 universities from all over Pakistan participated in the games, won by Punjab University by securing 380 record numbers.

STUDENT WOES – Winter holidays before winter

LAHORE - From a wrong person wearing the king's crown to the untimely winter holidays for the Punjab University (PU) students, anything out of place gets to be the center of attention. One may ponder as to what may be the purpose of winter holidays.
It ranges from facilitating students to spend quality time with their family, probably on a hill station, to keeping them warm in their houses and relaxing them cold university hours during a bone chilling, literally, season.

Student protest chokes traffic at New Muslim Town Morr

LAHORE: Protests organised by students of various colleges on Saturday created a massive traffic jam on roads adjacent to the New Muslim Town Morr.
Punjab College students were protesting against police torture of students and teachers at the Punjab Assembly a couple of days ago. Commuters expressed anger over the traffic jam and criticised students for protesting on roads. The protesters blocked the roads using buses, choking traffic on the Canal Bank roads irking motorists.

British PM condemns student riot at party HQs

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday branded the ugly riots at his party's headquarters "completely unacceptable" after a student protest over tuition fees turned violent.
Cameron also criticised the "inadequate" police response, saying there had only been a small number of officers deployed to protect the London building housing the Conservative Party's offices when the violence broke out Wednesday.
Fifty people were arrested and bailed after thousands

Two people, including UET student, commit suicide

Two people, including a University of Engineering and Technology (UET) student, committed suicide over domestic issues in two different areas of the city on Wednesday.
According to details, UET student Sibghat, 24, hanged himself in his hostel room on Tuesday. After reaching the spot, police and university officials recovered his body and handed it over to his family. His funeral was held at the Jamaetul Muntazir, which was attended by family members, university

Book remembers student politics

Punjab University Department of History Lecturer Mahboob Hussain's new book entitled "Students' Politics in Pakistan" has been published from Germany.
The book addresses the issues of political consciousness of the students and their response to the major political events, which took place during the Ayub Khan's regime. The work deals with the historical context as well, in which it examines the phase of students' active participation in the Pakistan movement. The book also

PU student accuses teacher of sectarian bias

A Punjab University (PU) student on Friday wrote a written complaint to the PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran accusing his teacher of sectarian discrimination, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Student Syed Adnan Qureshi threatened to commit suicide if action was not taken against his teacher Shafia Bhatti. Qureshi alleged that Shafia had used derogatory words against the sacred places of his sect, which had badly hurt him. On the other hand, Shafia denied the