KMC sends employees to KU for diploma programme


Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Hashim Raza Zaidi has announced to give a gold medal to the student who will secure first position in the postgraduate diploma in Local Government and Administration held in the Karachi University (KU) Political Science Department.
He also assured all possible support and cooperation to KU, including the provision of two new buses for the facility of day scholars.
This was stated by the chief guest DMC Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Administrator Central Dr Syed Saifur Rehman while addressing the inaugural ceremony of postgraduate diploma in the above mentioned subject in the newly opened conference hall of KU’s Political Science Department.
Earlier the KU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Muhammad Qaisar formally opened the conference hall named after renowned political scientist and formal KU VC Dr Manzoorud Din Ahmed. Those present on the occasion included KU Evening Programme Director Dr Abuzar Wajidi, Faculty of Arts Dean Prof Malahat Karim, Political Science Department Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Ahmed Qadri, KMC Media Management Director Ali Hasan Sajid, KMC Public Housing Director Sabahul Islam, syndicate and faculty members of KU and a large number of students.
In his address, DC Central said that social scientists worked in coordination in the developed world while formulating public policies, therefore awareness about the Local Government system and administration helped greatly in running the affairs of the state at grass root level.
He said today was a historical day for KU as an important diploma programme was being resumed here after a gap of 12 years, while stressing that the youth should fully focus on the academic courses that they have chosen for themselves, rather than indulging in activities that would lead towards wastage of time.
Speaking on this occasion, KU VC Dr Qaisar said that the postgraduate diploma in the course titled Local Government and Administration would provide skilled and qualified manpower to both the provincial and local government organisations. He however said that the induction of young graduates in government organisations was a dire necessity. He said that he had supported the idea of further extending this programme to MS level in the above mentioned course. Afterwards, the programme would be upgraded to PhD level if it meets success, he added.
He expressed hope that other government organizations, while following in the footsteps of the KMC, would also send their officials to participate in this postgraduate diploma programme.
Meanwhile, the KU Political Science chairman said that this unique diploma programme had acquired a distinction for KU at an international level.