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Central banks are independent institutions: Oxford University professor

Karachi : 22nd Zahid Husain Memorial Lecture: The Role of a Central Bank in National Economic Development by Professor Sir Paul Collier Creating a shared narrative induces mutual obligations on the part of the public to contribute towards economic development while introducing constraints on rulers at the same time. Central banks as a constitutionally independent institution,…

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Vlog: Some things you should know about Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: The body of Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif was found in Karachi’s Ibrahim Haidery area early Sunday morning. Initial news reports said that “some” Hasan Zafar Arif’s body had been found. Then, when his family reached the hospital where the body was taken, it was reported that the body was that…

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Beijing professor dismissed as sexual harassment allegations spark campus activism

BEIJING: A professor in China accused of sexually harassing students under his supervision has been removed from teaching posts by a top Beijing university, in a case that has sparked national media coverage and a nascent #MeToo movement in the country, reported Reuters. Beihang University said in a statement on its official Weibo account late…

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Professor shames entire class by publishing students’ browsing history

NEWS DESK: A university professor publicly shamed his students by publishing a complete list of the class’s internet browsing history, reported The Independent. Entitled “Things I Noticed EARTH 222/ENVIRON 232 Students Doing During Class”, the disgruntled academic used a Powerpoint slide to demonstrate that his charges were not paying attention during the Earth 222 lectures….

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KU professor goes missing

An associate professor of University of Karachi’s Department of Islamic Studies has been missing for the past two weeks, SAMAA reported. Dr Mohammad Ismail was whisked away from his residence in Gulshan-e-Maymar by law enforcement agencies (LEA) on Sept 15, according to his wife Amna Ismail. She said that she had sought help from the…

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Professor who predicted Trump win has new prediction

The man dubbed “Prediction Professor” for accurately calling almost every presidential election since 1984, including the 2016 election, now forecasts the impeachment of President-elect Donald Trump. “There’s a very good chance that Donald Trump could face impeachment,” Allan Lichtman told CNN.” Lichtman, a political historian who teaches at the American University in Washington, says he…

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Video: Murder of Lahore teacher caught on tape

A professor of Lahore science college was shot to death. SAMAA obtained CCTV footage of the gun attack. Two criminals riding a motorbike intercepted his car. After the car pulled over, the assassin targeted Rao Altaf pointblank. Watch this clip.

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‘Professor’ Hafeez fails yet again

Pakistan’s opening batsman Muhammad Hafeez, also known as ‘Professor’ in the dressing room, has failed to impress yet again in second innings of Edgbaston Test against England. Watch this report.

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Bangladesh professor hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack

DHAKA: Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists. Police said English professor Rezaul Karim Siddique, 58, was hacked from behind with machetes as he walked to the bus station from…

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Ex-VC Zakariya university held over corruption

MULTAN: Former Vice Chancellor Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Professor Dr. Khwaja Alqama, was arrested Thursday on charges of corruption and irregularities, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, officials of National Accountably Bureau (NAB) arrested the ex-VC who is facing allegations of illegal approval of university’s Lahore campus and corruption in hiring of employees in the…

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Defrauders deal a multi million blow to cricketer Hafeez

Real estate conmen swindled Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Hafeez into losing a huge amount of money…Croron Ka Chuna Kaisay Laga? Watch this report.

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Suspect in Prof. Waheed murder released

KARACHI: Police on Monday released a suspect in Prof. Waheed-ur-Rehman murder case, Samaa reported. Karachi University’s Prof. Waheed-ur-Rehman was gunned down by unknown attackers in Karachi on 29 April 2015. Also read: Prof. Waheed murder suspect remanded According to Samaa correspondent, the suspect Sami-uz-Zaman, who was arrested in June this year, was released for lack…

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Professor takes full marks

Opening batsman Muhammad Hafeez, also known as professor, showed all-round performance to guide Pakistan win in their first ODI against Sri Lanka. Watch this report.

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PM Sharif condemns murder of KU Professor

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday condemned the murder of Professor Waheed-ur- Rehman in Karachi. In a press statement, Prime Minister Sharif asked for a report about the killing of Professor Waheed and ordered immediate arrest of his killers. “Sincere efforts continue to eliminate terrorism. Law and order situation will soon improve in Karachi,”…

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Karachi University professor gunned down

KARACHI: Unknown assailants opened fire on a car in Block 16 of Federal B Area killing Dr. Wahid-ur-Rehman, the assistant professor of University of Karachi, Samaa TV reported on Wednesday. According to details, unknown men opened fire on a car bearing registration number AEQ-421 near Institute of Heart Diseases near Water Pump area in Karachi….

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Multan medical students held for trying to kill prof

MULTAN: Police Friday collared two medical students for attempting to murder President Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Multan, Dr Shahid Rao, Samaa reported. “Angry over having failed their MBBS exams/tests, both the suspects had allegedly tried to extort Rs2 million out of Dr Rao, who is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Nishtar Hospital,”…

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Slain KU professor had received threats: sources

KARACHI: Professor Dr. Shakeel Auj, who was gunned down on a busy road in a broad daylight earlier today, had received threats on mobile phone, police sources told Samaa. According to sources, Dr. Auj had also got a case registered in Mobina Town police station in 2012 under Telegraph Act. Earlier, Dr Shakil Auj, the…

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Housemaid allegedly beaten by professor dies

Staff ReportLAHORE: A housemaid, who was allegedly beaten up by a professor, passed away at a hospital in Lahore on Sunday night. Fiza Batool, 16, was brought to Services Hospital two days ago. Professor Salman, a resident of Defence area of Lahore, has already confessed to torturing the girl, accusing her of being involved in…

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Professor shot dead in Rawalpindi

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: A college professor was shot dead in an early morning attack in Rawalpindi city, SAMAA reported.Police said Professor Umrani was gunned down by unknown bike riders near his home. He was serving in Rawalpindi’s Hashmat Ali College.Police was clueless about motives behind the assassination.Late last month, three policemen were killed outside an imambargah…

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Sick professor seeks Chief Justice’s help for retirement

Muhammad Raza Khan sheds light on miseries of a sick Associate Professor of Mirpur Khas, who seeks help of the Chief Justice for getting due retirement on ailment basis from the Sindh Education Department.

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Senior professor gunned down in Khairpur

Staff ReportKHAIRPUR: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a senior professor at University Staff Colony in Khairpur on Saturday, police say. The deceased professor, identified as Lutfullah Phalpoto, was head of Department of Commerce at Shah Abdul Latif University. According to reports, the varsity was closed for an indefinite period after the shooting. – SAMAA

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