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Girls’ right to admission

LAHORE: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) has rejected the claim by the principal of Govt Science College, Lahore, that the student organization was opposing the admission of girl students to the college.

In a statement issued here on Friday, the IJT Lahore chapter spokesperson said that the principal’s claim was baseless and an attempt to get “political fame”. He said Jamiat never opposed the admission of female students to the Govt College of Science, Wahdat Road. He said the students had protested over extraordinary delay in completion of the BS programme which had annoyed the principal, Prof Zahid Butt.

It is pertinent to mention that there were various media reports against Jamiat in which the principal had claimed that the student organization’s was opposing the admission of female students.

Talking to The News on Friday, the principal said that the IJT was against admission of girl students to the college, adding the female students were fed up with the students group. He said that, being administrator of the college, it was his duty to promote agenda of equal opportunity to students following the government’s open merit policy. Prof Zahid said there were around 500 girl students in the college enrolled in BS and MA/MSc programmes. No one would be allowed to rob the students of their right, he added. Talking about delay in the results, the principal said the college was affiliated with the Punjab University and the university was responsible for the conduct of BS programmes and announcement of results.

PU BA suppl exam: The Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department has issued schedule of BA supplementary examination 2013 for Hearing Impaired Students. The admission forms and fee for the said examination will be received till October 8 with single fee while exam will commence from October 24. The details are available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.

Taliban: The Griswold History Society of the Department of History, Forman Christian College, hosted journalist and commentator Ayaz Amir for a talk on “Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan vs Pakistan.” According to a Press release in his talk, Ayaz Amir pointed out the absence of clarity on moral and legal grounds for talks. He noted that the terms set by the Taliban were extra constitutional which complicated the government’s ability to negotiate with them.

Ayaz Amir said initially Pakistan did not suffer such militarisation and it was only the aftermath of Afghan war that such a trajectory started. He noted that in our current confused state we do not even know what the government’s conditions should be in negotiations, and what will happen if the talks fail. He, therefore, warned that presently any talks would be replete with complications and dangers for the state of Pakistan.

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