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Forensic DNA laboratory to be established at KU

KARACHI: The provincial health department has planned to set up a forensic DNA laboratory at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at Karachi University. The laboratory will be called Strengthening Forensic DNA and Serology Facility. The facility will provide assistance to the police and other law enforcement agencies in the scientific investigation of civil and criminal cases. Genetic material discovered during investigations will no longer be sent to diagnostic laboratories in Punjab,…

Educational institutes to remain closed across Karachi

KARACHI: All educational institutes will remain closed on Monday 27 November in Karachi due to the ongoing law and order situation across the nation, ARY News reported. The University of Karachi will also remain closed on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. Earlier, the university's spokesman has said that it will remained open and semester examinations will be held as scheduled. All examinations at Dow University of Health Sciences have been postponed and rescheduled dates will be announced later,…

No presence of terrorist wing at KU, clarifies VC

KARACHI: As Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have intensified their crackdown against varsity-based militant group Ansarul Shariah, Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (UoK) Dr Mohammad Ajmal Khan on Friday clarified that there is no presence of a terrorist wing at the varsity. Addressing a press conference, Dr Khan said that the varsity has not reached a decision with regard to sharing student data with security agencies. “We have come to know about data sharing through media; no security agency has approached us,”…

Senate chairman voices concern over sharing students data with agencies

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday expressed concern over the Karachi University’s decision to share students’ data with intelligence agencies to check terrorism and extremism in the university in the wake of a student’s involvement in the assassination bid on MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan. In a letter written to the university’s vice chancellor, the senate chairman said, “I am abhorred by news reports that the record of students at the university will be handed over to the intelligence…

Why are our university students turning towards extremism?

There has been a gradual rise in the number of educated young men hailing from renowned universities and family background been lured into extremism and terrorism in Pakistan. It is been learnt the mastermind behind an assassination attempt on Muthahida Quami Movemement (MQM) leader Khawaja Izhar was a former student of Applied Physics at the University of Karachi. The suspect Abdul Karim Sarosh Siddiqui was also affiliated with the proscribed Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan. Law-enforcement and intelligence officers have…

Farooq Sattar, Mustafa Kamal shake hands at Karachi University

KARACHI: Chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Pakistan Farooq Sattar and Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal on Saturday shook hands and exchanged smiles and a few words during a seminar at Karachi University, ARY News reported. Upon arrival of Farooq Sattar, Mustafa Kamal rose from his seat to greet him. Both the former MQM leaders were seated side by side in the seminar organised by Karachi University. Kamal inquired after the MQM Pakistan chief’s health, specially about the injuries he received…

KU students film clerk demanding bribe

KARACHI: A Karachi University clerk has been filmed demanding bribe from some female students in the name of "clearance", ARY News reported. The video, which went viral since posted in a Facebook group, shows a KU clerk demanding Rs100 from students while claiming that the amount is for clearance. As the students protested and demanded a receipt, the clerk went on to say that "Jao VC key paas chalay jao, chairman ke paas jao unse krwalo," (Go to Vice Chancellor or Chairman and make him sign your form)

Dr. Ajmal appointed Karachi University’s Vice Chancellor

KARACHI: Sindh Government has appointed Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan as Vice Chancellor of Karachi University for four years, ARY News reported. Agha Siraj Durrani -- who is the acting Sindh Governor -- appointed Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan as the varsity's vice chancellor for a period of four years under the Section 13-(1) of University Act 1973. Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah had formed in which three names were suggested. Durrani, excercising his power as the acting governor, appointed Dr. Ajmal for the vacant…

Rangers arrest Karachi University’s assistant registrar

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh arrested Assistant Registrar of Karachi University in an operation on Thursday, ARY News reported. The paramilitary force raided University of Karachi and apprehended Assistant Registrar Arif Haider for his alleged affiliation with London wing of a Karachi-based political party, sources said. The arrested university official was shifted to an unknown location for questioning. The paramilitary also arrested four suspected persons including a political worker in raids in Korangi, Jamshed…

Smoking, arms possession, anti-social activities banned under new KU rule for students

KARACHI: The University of Karachi has issued a code of conduct for students, stipulating certain restrictions on pupils for peaceful academic environment. The notification issued by Adviser of Karachi University Dr Ghazal Khawaja says there should be no activity against national security and integrity, and no interference in the KU’s administrative activities. “Anti-social activities in the KU and use of threats and violence have been prohibited”. The notification also states that social media activities of…