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Azmat Khan

Azmat Khan

Azmat Khan is Karachi based journalist. He has been covering religious affairs, schools, colleges and varsities, government agencies, and religious political parties. He has been associated with different print and digital media for the last 15 years.

TLP central leader Shafiq Amini arrested in Haripur

HARIPUR: Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) central leader Shafiq Amini has been arrested and transferred to Haripur Jail. The arrest of Amini was carried out under 3 MPO, Central Jail Haripur confirmed the arrest. After the crackdown against the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Dr. Shafiq

Sargodha administration reportedly declares Ahmadiyya as Islamic sect

SARGODHA: The city administration has reportedly declared Ahmadiyya an Islamic sect, which has sparked outrage among the religious scholars of the country. According to a notification issued by the District Information Department, the city police have been deployed at mosques

SHC sets aside single bench order regarding appointment of JSMU VC

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court’s appellate bench set aside the SHC’s single bench order with regard to the continuation of notification about appointment of the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) vice-chancellor and ordered that the notification shall remain suspended till

FIA launches enquiry against former Senator’s oil companies

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has initiated an enquiry against oil companies, including one owned by former Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi, for misusing oil intended for NATO supplies and causing massive losses to the national exchequer.  Taj Muhammad Afridi, a

Illegal appointments in DUET: PPP leaders trying to suppress inquiry

KARACHI: Some politicians, belonging to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), are allegedly trying to suppress the investigation, being conducted by Anti-Corruption Establishment, against illegal recruitments and promotions in Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, it has been emerged today (Tuesday). According

Over Rs130m illegally transferred to MUET finance manager’s bank account

KARACHI: Over Rs130 million has been illegally transferred to bank account of Syed Mansoor Shah, finance manger of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, during the period of 2015 to 2020, it has been revealed. Syed Mansoor Shah also served

KU okays continuation of two-year conventional degree programmes

KARACHI: The Academic Council of Karachi University today (Thursday) approved the continuation of its conventional degree programmes, according to a statement. As per the statement, the Academic Council meeting was held at the Arts Auditorium and was chaired by the

Sindh govt fails to take action against MUET’s VC despite corruption cases

KARACHI: The Sindh government has failed to take action against Vice-Chancellor of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Dr Aslam Uqaili, despite allegations of corruption, illegal appointments and assets beyond means. According to details, several inquiries are underway against Dr

ACE initiates enquiry against illegal appointments in Dawood University

KARACHI: Anti-Corruption Establishment has initiated an enquiry regarding illegal appointments and other irregularities in Dawood University of Engineering and Technology. Deputy Director, ACE East Zone II, has written a letter to the Registrar, Dawood University, seeking details regarding the inquiry

Students protests after Matric Board refuses to issue admit cards

KARACHI: The Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) refused to issue admit cards to Class 9 students who came to the board office to get collect them one day before the exam. The students and their parents went to the

Sindh imposes Section 144 outside exam centres

KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department has imposed Section 144 for the fair conduct of matriculation and intermediate exams across the provinces. Authorities have also declared all examination centres as ‘restricted areas’ after the worst incidents of negligence and mismanagement were

Shia organizations demand arrest of Sialkot man accused of blasphemy

LAHORE: Several Shia organizations have announced to stage a sit-in across Pakistan against a Sialkot man accused of blasphemy. Azan Rehman alias Abdul Rehman Salfi, resident of Sialkot, has been accused of saying blasphemous comments against Prophet Muhammad’s Ahle Bait.

Religious groups criticize SU for including question related to Ahmadiyya community

KARACHI: Several religious organizations have strongly criticized University of Sindh (SU), Jamshoro, for including question related to Ahmadiyya community, terming it a ‘terrible conspiracy’. General-Secretary of Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-i-Nabuwat, Mufti Muhammad Tahir, has called on Sindh Education Minister Saeed

BSE Karachi’s negligence causes matric students to suffer

KARACHI: The acquisition of admit cards became a nerve-wracking exercise for the matric students of Karachi as they had to remain on their toes till Friday night while their examinations are only three days away. As per details, the Board

Question related to Ahmadiyya community in SU’s admission test sparks outrage

KARACHI: The administration of Sindh University (SU) has reportedly included a question related to the Ahmadiyya community in the pre-entry test for admissions to M.Phil in 13 disciplines of Social and Natural Sciences Faculties. Students were required to get 40

JSMU Vice Chancellor’s appointment in jeopardy over irregularities

KARACHI: The appointment of Vice Chancellor Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Prof. Dr. Amjad Siraj Memon, is in jeopardy after irregularities were revealed in the appointment. According to a notification issued by the Sindh Government’s Universities and Boards Department, Prof. Dr

Chairman Matric Board waives late fees of favoured schools

KARACHI: Chairman Matriculation Board Syed Sharaf Ali Shah has allegedly started waiving late fees of ninth and tenth class from certain school owners, it has been revealed. It has also been learned that owners of schools in Defence, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and

Forced conversions: Ahmadi men in Pakistan deceitfully marrying Muslim women

LAHORE: Ahmadi community, who has been declared a non-Muslim minority in the Constitution of Pakistan, is forcibly converting innocent Muslim women by marrying them. Several similar cases were reported in the past year in Peshawar, Chiniot and Lahore. A man,

Authorities to recover excess payment of Rs12.5m from ex-VC SMIU

KARACHI: The administration of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has levelled serious allegations of alleged corruption and irregularities on former Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh. According to a letter issued by Director Finance Ghulam Ali, a copy

Illegal promotions of non-teaching staff revealed in BBSUL

KARACHI: Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari’s (BBSUL) Vice-Chancellor Akhtar Baloch, Registrar Adnan Abid, Director Finance and Nazim Examiners have been accused of promoting favourite officials without the permission of the syndicate and selection board. According to the letter No BBSUL/Admin/2021/8590,

NAB probes illegal recruitment in Federal Urdu University

ISLAMABAD National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started an investigation into illegal recruitment and regularisation in Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), Islamabad. According to reports, Assistant Director (Coordination) NAB Farooq Hussain has written a letter to the

Rawalpindi cleric arrested for defending Mufti Aziz’s sexual abuse

RAWALPINDI: The district police have arrested a religious cleric for defending Mufti Azizur Rehman, a Lahore-based cleric who has confessed to sexually abusing his student, in a sermon that went viral on social media. The religious cleric, identified as Mufti

CM Sindh appoints Dr Siraj Memon as VC of JSMU

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) favourite Dr Amjad Siraj Memon, who came second on the Merit list, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) today (Tuesday). According to a notification reviewed by M.M News, Chief Minister Sindh

C&S College Shikarpur principal resigns over ‘power politics’

SHIKARPUR: The principal of C&S Govt Degree College Shikarpur, Professor Irshad Jumani, has tendered his resignation and refused to serve any more, over what he says are multiple issues including political pressure. For the last two to three years, principals

Sindh cabinet to take ‘final decision’ on appointment of JSMU’s VC

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has interviewed the three candidates, shortlisted for the post of regular Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), while the summary has been sent to the provincial cabinet for final decision.

Sindh HEC Chairman requests inquiry into appointment of VCs

KARACHI: Chairman Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Asim Hussain has demanded that the search committee set up in connection with the appointment of vice-chancellors in government universities in Sindh be suspended and reorganized. In a letter to Sindh Chief

In a first, two regional Directors Colleges appointed in Sindh

KARACHI: College Education Department Government of Sindh has appointed two regional Directors Colleges in Sindh for the first time, according to a notification. According to the notification issued by Chief Secretary Sindh, Professor Ghulam Sarwar Abbasi of Grade 20 has

Religious ministry’s officials suppressing evidence in stolen dissertation case

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs has yet to complete the departmental inquiry into a stolen dissertation entitled ‘The State of Madina’ (Riyasat-e-Madina) for receiving the Presidential Award. According to details, the dissertation was stolen from the office of the

SSP Shehla Qureshi among missing lecturers as Education Dept loses records

KARACHI: The records of lectures (Grade 17) of the College Education Department have reportedly been lost, it has been revealed. The College Education Department has written a letter to the Director General Colleges, Karachi, and Director College Education in Karachi,

Irregularities revealed in Urdu University’s appointment tests for lecturers

KARACHI: Some current and retired faculty members of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) have raised concerns over what they said irregularities in the aptitude tests for recruitment of lecturers in the varsity. As soon as