Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqi reviews prices

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi, has announced that all out measures are being taken by the Deputy and the Assistant Commissioners against hoarders and profiteers to provide relief to people and action in this respect being taken on daily basis.

Reviewing the price control measures at a meeting in his office, Shoaib Siddiqi noted the action taken against 30 atta sellers, 18 profiteers and five meat sellers and overall fines amounting to Rs 77,900 recovered by the concerned Deputy and Assistant Commissioners while four shop keepers were remanded to jail.

The Commissioner made it clear that undue profit making is a moral and legal offence and directed all the Deputy and Assistant Commissioners to ensure that price lists were conspicuously displayed by shopkeepers to let people know about officially fixed prices.

He also appealed to people that while buying goods, they should demand price list from shop keepers and also force them to display such lists prominently.

He urged the people not to hesitate in registering their complaints with the offices of Deputy and Assistant Commissioners against those charging prices higher than the officially fixed prices.

SSUET to develop software for campus management system

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Engr Mohammed Adil Usman, has given go-ahead to the university’s computer department to develop software for campus management system.

He gave the green signal at a meeting held to review various matters including the spring semester examinations which are scheduled to start from May 27.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawaid H. Rizvi, Registrar Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed, Deans of faculties, chairpersons of various departments, Controller of Examination and other concerned officials.

The proposed campus management system would deal with students’ data regarding attendance, examination results, outstanding dues etc.

While reviewing the semester examinations, it was informed that exams will start in all the six engineering technologies from May 27 and continue till June 8.

The papers will be held in the morning and afternoon shifts and every batch will have a one day gap in each paper.

The meeting reviewed the arrangements being made for the exams including seating and security arrangements.