Azizullah Sharif

‘Water riots may erupt if outages continue’

KARACHI, March 29: Water riots may erupt and industries shut down if the four-hour loadshedding daily at the Dhabeji pumping station continues for 10 more days, said the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board chief at a news conference at his office on Thursday Published 29 Mar, 2012 07:49pm

College exams won’t be held on campus: KU

KARACHI, March 21: In a major policy shift, the Karachi University academic council decided on Wednesday that BA, BSc and BCom annual examinations would be conducted at the colleges affiliated with the varsity Published 21 Mar, 2012 07:48pm

Three firms shortlisted for Malir Expressway construction

KARACHI, March 15: Three firms have been short-listed out of a number of parties that had responded with expression of interest (EoI) to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for contracts pertaining to the Rs60 billion Malir Expressway project Published 15 Mar, 2012 07:31pm

Six hydrants reopened after protest

KARACHI, March 9: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board agreed to reopen six of the 25 closed hydrants following a massive protest orchestrated by water tanker operators on Friday Published 09 Mar, 2012 07:39pm

Dr A.Q. Khan`s services lauded at DUHS reception

KARACHI, March 2: Pakistan`s eminent nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan on Friday criticised the recent trend of doctors going on strike to press the authorities for the acceptance of their demands, urging Published 02 Mar, 2012 07:31pm

10 students, two Rangers men injured in KU clash

KARACHI, Feb 27: A violent free-for-all between two student groups at Karachi University on Monday left at least 10 students and two Rangers personnel injured, sources said. Published 27 Feb, 2012 08:08pm

Senate urged to review PMDC bill

KARACHI, Feb 22: A Pakistan Medical and Dental Council member on Wednesday expressed concern over the approval of a PMDC bill by the National Assembly whereby the powers to recognise medical colleges at an initial stage will be given to the federal govern Published 22 Feb, 2012 08:32pm

VC of Sindh University sent on leave

KARACHI, Feb 21: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan directed on Tuesday Vice Chancellor of Sindh University Prof Nazir Mughal to proceed on leave and appointed pro-VC Prof (Dr) Parveen Shah the Published 21 Feb, 2012 09:04pm

All-Pakistan varsity body plans protest

KARACHI, Feb 20: The Federation of All-Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA) on Monday decided to launch a country-wide protest campaign in support of Sindh University's teachers and employees who for the last 50 days have been agita Published 20 Feb, 2012 08:08pm

Change in summer vacation proposed

KARACHI, Feb 8: The Sindh education department has sought the chief minister’s approval to change the schedule of summer vacation in schools and colleges this year to avoid classes during Ramazan beginning in Published 09 Feb, 2012 12:39am

DUHS to get bank loan for salaries

KARACHI, Feb 1: The syndicate of Dow University of Health Sciences has decided to slow down work on a few projects and get a bank loan to pay enhanced salaries to the faculty and staff, it emerged on Wednesday. Published 01 Feb, 2012 09:33pm

KU withdraws `average` marks decision

KARACHI, Jan 30: Withdrawing its earlier decision to award `average` marks to all BCom and BA (male) regular candidates whose Jan 13 papers at Karachi University were disrupted, the university has asked all such candidates Published 30 Jan, 2012 08:15pm

Violent protest mars KU exams

KARACHI, Jan 13: Students protesting against the Karachi University admission policy on Friday entered examination centres, snatched and tore up answer scripts, and forced thousands of candidates taking BCom Published 13 Jan, 2012 09:04pm
Violations of biosafety protocols in labs, health facilities observed

Violations of biosafety protocols in labs, health facilities observed

KARACHI, Jan 8: Karachi being the largest city of Pakistan produces the biggest amount of medical waste, also known as clinical waste, partly due to fast unregulated growth of substandard diagnostic labs, blood banks and medical facilities where clinical Published 09 Jan, 2012 05:25am

Building officials blamed for KWSB woes

KARACHI, Jan 7: A liberal policy pursued by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and Karachi’s all cantonment boards (CBs) with regard to the approval of building plans of high-rise buildings and huge Published 08 Jan, 2012 01:47am

Work on nine mega projects to begin this month: KMC

KARACHI, Jan 6: Work on Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s nine major projects, including the Shahrah-i-Pakistan signal-free corridor-V with four flyovers to be built between Tin Hatti and Sohrab Goth, will begin Published 06 Jan, 2012 08:32pm

KU VC stays in office till ‘further orders’

KARACHI, Jan 4: Karachi University Vice Chancellor Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, whose second term in office was set to end on Thursday, has been asked to continue to perform his duties as VC till further orders, said a Published 05 Jan, 2012 12:31am

Over 3,380 awarded degrees at Fuuast convocation

KARACHI, Dec 29: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology on Thursday held its convocation-2011 for 3,383 students who passed their BS and Masters exams in 2010 Published 29 Dec, 2011 08:03pm

`Short-term` pipe factory shutdown

KARACHI, Dec 18: The KDA pipe factory being run on a pricey piece of land near the National Stadium for more than five decades has been closed down temporarily, it emerged on Sunday Published 18 Dec, 2011 07:59pm