September 17, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The Date Palm Tissue Culture Plants Distribution Ceremony was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur organized by Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI). Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor  presided over the ceremony, Mr. Munawar Ali Mithiani, Deputy Commissioner Khairpur was the chief guest, Prof. Dr. Miandad Zardari, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mr. Ghulam Qasim Jiskani, Mr. Sadruddin Phulpoto, Dr. Yar Mohammad Phulpoto and Mr. Ghulam Hussain Mughal were the guests of honor.

Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah said that Date Palm Research Institute (DPRI) is striving for the quality production of dates in the area. Dr. Shah remarked that date is the main production of Khairpur district and it is source of socio-economic change. Dr. Shah revealed that Sindh has sufficient resources, date is the one of them, during the excavation of Moen-Jo-Daro date stones were found over there, it reflects that date production is an oldest crop. She said that in the renaissance period Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Bhagat Kabir and other Sufis, Philosophers and Poets have also portrait the importance of date.

Dr. Shah said  as per research date has 300 commodities. Date has great value in export and import in market economy, it has the importance of spinal cord. Vice Chancellor said that our share in international date production is 18%. Dr. Shah suggested that it is the need of time that export opportunities may be given to farmers, storage facilities should be provided, training workshops and modern technologies opportunities may be given to farmers. Dr. Shah advised the progressive growers who benefited from this ceremony to take care of their plants so they may grow in their fields for more production. Dr. Parveen Shah appealed the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah to allocate appropriate amount for the promotion of DPRI.

Mr. Munawar Ali Mithiani said by organizing this ceremony by the University has removed the communication gape between the growers and DPRI. He appreciated the timely effort of Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah for the distribution of tissue culture produced plants among the progressive growers/farmers. He suggested that Export Promotion Bureau and other institutions may play their vital role in the promotion of export opportunities. He also appreciated the efforts of Directorate of DPRI under the leadership of Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Markhand and his energetic team.

Mr. Ghulam Qasim Jiskani, former Minister for Agriculture and Progressive Farmer said I feel happy and rejoice on this occasion because under the visionary leadership of Dr. Parveen Shah practical approach for the promotion of date palm has been adopted. He said that it is the need of the time that research may be initiated against the eradication of diseases for date palm trees and he suggested that instead of Aseel verity the modern verities may be introduced. He presented the plight of diseases occurred in Morocco and Algeria where more then 12 million plants destroyed by various diseases.

Mr. Sadaruddin Phulpoto, Grower commented that Pakistan stands number 4 in date production in the world market.  At present in the Khairpur district 0.1 million date Acers are planted. It is the high time that late verity may be introduced in Pakistan to earn the money.  

Sirai Nisar Khaskheli, President, Abadgar Chamber of Agriculture shed light on the importance of date. He said that maximum profit may be availed from the date production. He also lauded the effort of DPRI team.

Dr. Abdul Nabi Mallah, Director, Agriculture Extension said that DPRI is playing very important role in the community service. He assured that Directorate will serve the growers for advisory opinion.

Dr. Abdul Haque Mahar, Regional Director, Buyer Pakistan said that we have introduced best research for farmers in the name of Elite project to protect the plants and orchards of the farmers.

At the end, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Markhand, Director, DPRI set out the objectives of the DPRI and presented his research work on soil analysis, post harvest processing, rain protection treatment and human resource management. He said at present the Nursery of DPRI consisting on 8 Acers. He also presented welcome address and vote of thanks to guests , farmers, Deans, Chairmen, Officers and research scholars. Tissue Culture Plants were distributed among the 90 farmers 25 each of various verities i-e Gulistan, Zagol, Gajar, Kasho Wari and others.


The ceremony was attended by Deans, Teachers, Officers, Research Scholars, media persons, citizens  and large number of students.

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September 16, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Three M. Phil Seminars were held in the Department of Chemistry, organized by Directorate of Post Graduate Studies, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Faiz Kazi, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences presided over the seminars.  Mr. Ashique Hussain Jatoi delivered the seminar on A Study on the Psycho-Chemical properties of Dates at Different Stages of Majority of District Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ghulam Qadir Shar. Mr. Jatoi revealed that under his research study Aseel, Rukhan, Toto, Asul Khurmo and Zardi verities remained under analysis. Mr. Jatoi said that Asul Khurmo got highest value of carbo-hydrates.  He said that the lowest value of carbo-hydrates found from Dadhi Wari.

The second seminar was delivered by Mr. Ramesh Lal, Research Scholar on Determination of Major Constituents of Local Date Seed of District Khairpur Mir’s by Applying the Analytical Techniques”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ghulam Qadir Shar and co-supervision of Dr. Wahid Bux Jatoi. Research Scholar revealed that Date Seed is the central part of Date Fruit, considered to be a useless material neither use for growing purpose to get the plant nor for human food. My analytical results shows that it contain good amount of carbo-hydrate, reducing and non-reducing sugar, mineral, fluorides and fatty acids.

The third seminar was delivered by Mr. Abdul Rauf Shaikh, Research Scholar on the title Spectro Scopic Study of Carbo-Hydrate content from Date Palm of Taluka and District Khairpur”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ghulam Qadir Shar.  Mr. Shaikh said that Carbohydrates is main diet component and essential for providing energy to human body.

Speaking during the seminars, Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Faiz Kazi said that the research work presented by the Research Scholars is worthy for presentation and value-added for the growers of the area and will produce far reaching impact on the economy of the Khairpur Districts as well as country.

Prof. Dr. Nisar Ahmed Kanhar, Director, Post Graduate Studies also appreciated the work presented by the researchers and said that the Department of Chemistry is practically involved in the research culture and also lauded the efforts of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah for promoting research environment on the campus.


Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Memon, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Qadir Shar, Supervisor and Dr. Wahid Bux Jatoi, Co-supervisor of Scholars also shed light on the research work of the scholars. A large number of Teachers and Research Scholars attended the seminar.  

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September 15, 2014 at 2:12 PM

A delegation of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur consisting faculty members and students attended an Education Fair at Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi. The delegation was led by Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Focal Person USAID Education Program at University,  Mr. Sarfraz Korejo Executive Director Students Advancement Fund Endowment (SAFE) and Mr. Ishrat Ali Mirani, faculty member, Department of International Relations.  The students Aakash Ali Kango, Abdul Qayoom Soomro, Zubair, Abdul Basit Soomro, Hira Qureshi, Pirah Langah, Sobia Soomro and Bakhtawar Naseer Shaikh attended the fair. 

The Education Fair was organized for students who want to pursue their higher education in the United States and was organized by the United States Consulate General Karachi in collaboration with the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP).

The delegation met Mr. Brian Heath Consul General, US Consulate and extended the warm welcome on behalf of Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur on his new assignment as the U.S Consulate  Karachi.  The delegation also invited him in the inaugural ceremony of the building of Faculty of Education, constructed by USAID at Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur to promote teacher education in Pakistan.

Talking to media persons during fair, the students and the faculty members shared their views said  this is first time that the students from  remote area university have been given a chance to attend such nice event which will help to students to pursue their higher studies in the well reputed universities of United States. They said it will also establish link between urban and rural areas as the education resources are available in big cities whereas potential is available in rural areas.

The delegation appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University for given them chance to explore the opportunities regarding higher studies in United States.


On this occasion, Dr. Mallah suggested Government of Sindh to organize such events in interior Sindh in which universities of various countries may be invited and facilitated to aware the students about higher education and research programs and scholarships opportunities available in their universities. 

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September 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM

A meeting of Director of Physical Education of affiliated colleges of Sukkur & Larkana regions regarding the holding of Inter-Collegiate Sports Tournaments 2014-15 was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. The meeting was presided over by Prof. Dr. Ikhtiar Ali Ghumro, Chairman, Gymkhana/Sports Section.

Speaking to Directors Physical Education of colleges, Dr. Ghumro said that sports promote the healthy environment and healthy mind. The healthy mind is the positive mind. He said that Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah’s efforts are laudable for the promotion of sports culture at the University and its affiliated colleges. We are trying our best level to produce the best sportsmen who could compete at national level.

It was decided that the best players of Inter-Collegiate will be nominated to participate in the various sports events organized by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. It was also decided that in the Inter-Collegiate Tournament 2014-15, the games of Badminton, Athletics, Tug of War, Volleyball, Football, Cricket, Hockey, Table Tennis and Chess will be organized.

Different committees were constituted in order to arrange these events in befitting manner.

Earlier, Mr. Mohammad Murad Pirzada, Director, Physical Education, SALU set out the welcome address and extended the vote of thanks to the participants of the meeting.


Madam Zuhra Jabeen from Govt. Women College, Khairpur, Mr. Abdullah Mahar from Govt. Degree College, Ghotki, Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Dahot from Govt. Degree College, Pir Jo Goth, Ms. Farzana from Govt. Girls Degree College, Sukkur, Mr. Saleem Ahmed from Govt. Pakistan Degree College, Khairpur, Mr. Zulfiqar Ali  from Govt. Degree College, Kandh Kot, Mr. Noor Hassan Balouch from Govt. Islamia College, Sukkur, Mr. Zafaruddin Memon from Govt. Degree College, Rohri, Mr. Ghulam Mujtaba Jatoi, Sports Officer, Mr. Taj Mohammad Mahar, Nisar Ahmed Khaskheli, Abdul Baqi Panhwar  and others.

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September 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

The 4th HEC Indigenous On-campus Training (IOT) Workshop which started from 08th September 2014 concluded on Friday, 12th September. This five-day workshop was organized by Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Dr. Syed Asad Raza Abidi, Registrar, SALU chaired the concluding session while, Mr. Moeen-ud-Din Qureshi, Deputy Director, Learning & Innovation Division, HEC, Islamabad was the chief guest.

Speaking to the participants of the workshop Dr. Abidi remarked that today’s world is global village, different challenges emerged especially the enhancement of the capacity building of the staff. Keeping in view of this reality, the HEC and SALU, Khairpur has taken initiative timely to train the non-teaching staff of University because trainings play very important role in the capacity building and the improvement of the expertise. He said learning never ends. Dr. Abidi appreciated the tremendous efforts of the HEC in this regard.

Mr. Moeen-ud-Din Qureshi said the University has given me an honor to grace this event. He revealed that Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur is the first University of Pakistan where these training are being conducted to polish the skills of staff. He said that HEC is focusing on Scholarships and Training Programs to remove the deficiencies from the staff. The prime objectives of the trainings are to improve the Service Delivery, Management Skills and Exposure. He suggested the University administration to manage ISO certification for further improvement and quality enhancement of the institution to meet the international standards. The existence of HEC is associated with Universities, he added.

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Focal Person, HRM and Course Coordinator of the workshop welcomed the guest and the resource persons. He shed light on the objectives of the training.

Prof. Dr. Mihoon Khan Leghari, Chairman, Department of Business Administration and Prof. Dr. Abdul Razzaque Mahar, Director, Quality Enhancement Cell, Resource Persons also shared their views and said this training will provide the opportunity as refresher course and the such type of workshops should be organize in future for the betterment of the institution and country because Human Resource is the asset of the nation. They applauded the role of HEC and Dr. Parveen Shah for providing this opportunity for non-teaching staff.

Mr. Altaf Abro and Abdul Hameed Balouch, Trainees of the workshop shared their views and said this training remained successful and result oriented, we learnt a lot.

The workshop consists of various modules i-e Letter Drafting, Preparation of Minutes of Meetings, Office Procedure, File Management, Behavior and Stress Management, Managing E-mails, Troubleshooting, Office Management through Automation, Time Management and Office Management & Quality Assurance.

The Resource Persons of this workshops were Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Dr. Noor Ahmed Shaikh Mr. Barkatullah Qureshi, Mr. Abdul Wahid Shaikh, Mr. Shahid Hussain Danwar, and Dr. Wajid Rizvi.

At the end, the certificates and cash award Rs. 3000/= each were distributed among the 35 participants of the training. Mr. Faiz Mohammad Phulpoto, Mr. Gulshan Iqbal Shaikh, Ms. Komal Isran, Zaib-un-Nisa Phulpoto, Mr. Irfan Phulpoto, Allah Dino Mahesar, Mr. Illahi Bux Mangrio, Mr. Rahib Phulpoto, Mr. Younis Gilal and others availed the training


Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Prof. Dr. Noor Ahmed Shaikh, Dr. Abdul Manan Shaikh, Mr. Hassaamuddin Shaikh, Mr. Shahid Danwar and others attended the ceremony.         

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September 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

The Cheque and Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Pakistan Scotish Scholarship Scheme (PS3) was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in collaboration with British Council on Thursday. Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Ms. Maria Niazi, Consultant, Education-Scholarships, British Council, Mr. Waqas Javed, Project Coordinator, Education, British Council and Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Focal Person for British Council Scholarship gave away the cheques and certificates among the girls students of M. Ed Program of Shikarpur, Larkana, Halani, Pacca Chang, Khairpur and Naushehro Feroze Study Centers of Education.  

Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Parveen Shah said we are honored that the delegate from British Council is with us today at our University to distribute scholarships cheques among girls of less developed areas in their pursuit of higher education. Dr. Shah said that it shows the interest, encouragement and commitment of the British Council for the main cause of the society. Dr. Shah remarked that education is the right of every human being but unfortunately women are still deprived of it. For a prosperous society role of an educated women is very important. Vice Chancellor said the participation of educated women in the economy and the political process would lead to a better Pakistan and world today as well as future generation. The most important factor in improving education in Pakistan is to spread awareness amongst the rural population about the necessity of education for girls.

 Dr. Shah advised the cheque recipients that value yourself, take care of public money and work hard to uphold worth and sanctity of your degrees.

Ms. Maria Niazi extended her thanks to Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, SALU, Khairpur for hosting this ceremony. Ms. Niazi pointed out that SALU is the biggest partner of British Council in Sindh. She said this scheme will help to contribute in the society. She advised cheque recipients that your bigger achievement would be your contribution in the society. Ms. Niazi remarked that the role of the women is pivotal in any society.

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah cordially welcomed the delegation of British Council, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Deans, who have spared their precious time. Dr. Mallah mentioned that we have signed contract with British Concil in December 2013 to avail this scholarship and the signing contract was materialized with the keen interest and personal efforts of Vice Chancellor Dr. Parveen Shah. Dr. Mallah said that Pakistan Scotish Scholarship Scheme is a grant funded by the Scotish government, especially in order to create opportunities for disadvantaged backgrounds young women in Pakistan to be able to pursue higher education at the post graduate level in Pakistani Universities. The 21 girls students received an amount of Rs. 350,000.

Ms. Soorath, Ambreen Memon, Anam Bashir, Rukhsana, Mona Shah, Afshan, Rashida, Safia, Shazia, Sumera, Afshan Gul and others received the cheques and certificates.


The ceremony was attended by Prof. Dr. Miandad Zardari, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Main Campus, Prof. Dr. Yasmeen Fazi Kazi, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Murtaza Maitlo, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts, Mr. Shaikh Hammad Amjad, Consultant, Higher Education & Skills, British Council, Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Imdad Hussain Sahito, Director, Student Affairs, Dr. Syed Asad Raza Shah Abidi, Registrar, Mr. Sarfaraz Ali Korejo, Executive Director, Students Advancement Fund Endowment (SAFE) and others. The proceedings of the ceremony were conducted by Mr. Zohaib Shafqat Memon.  

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September 11, 2014 at 9:38 AM

The 4th HEC Indigenous On-campus Training (IOT) Workshop on Office Management & Information Technology started at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Prof. Dr. Ghulam Murtaza Maitlo, Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences inaugurated the workshop.

Speaking in the inaugural session, Dr. Maitlo said that the competencies of the entire university non- teaching staff must be enhanced and the staff must be provided the training of good governance and awareness about the effective utilization of information technology. Dr. Maitlo remarked that IT has become part of our life and can support sustainable development in almost all fields. Though we are concentrating on the governance but the advanced countries and institutions are transforming towards e-Governance which always aims at promoting transparency to improve efficiency and strengthen citizen relations; needs-based initiatives and services to achieve a more efficient allocation of resources and public goods; and international cooperation initiatives to enhance transparency, accountability and efficiency at all levels of government.

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Focal Person, HRM and Course Coordinator said in his speech that the Higher Education Commission has taken very good measures to use ICT as the Catalyst to shape the future of Higher Education System in Pakistan.

The inaugural session was attended by Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Mihoon Khan Laghari, Dr. Abdul Manan Shaikh, Mr. Barkatullah Qureshi, Mr. Hassamuddin Shaikh and others.





Prof. Dr. Chandan Lal, Director, Distance Education Program, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has announced that the classes in Distance Education are being conducted at the University Campus, Shikarpur Campus and Dadu Centre in the discipline of M.A (Previous) Economics, Sociology and English from 31st August 2014. The students are advised to attend their classes on regular basis. 

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September 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The Archaeology & Anthropology Museum, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur celebrated the 08th September as the International Literacy Day. The students of University, Model School and Sindh Children Academy participated in the open forum on “How We Improve Literacy and Education rate of Sindh” in order to promote the awareness about the literacy  and its significance in the society.

Prof. Dr. Mastoor Fatima Bukhari, Director Museum shed light on the importance of literacy and stressed the need for the increasing of literacy rate in Sindh. She said that there are four main stakeholders of literacy i-e Students, Teachers, Parents and Administration. Dr. Mastoor said that the above stakeholders are responsible in the declination of the standard of education.  Education should be our top priority. Dr. Bukhari urged the policy makers that the opinion of the students may be incorporated, while the formation of education policy.

Dr. Qasid Hussain Mallah, Chairman, Department of Archaeology said that the development in the society is due to education. It is the need of the hour that we must increase the literacy rate in Sindh and in Pakistan.

The students Iqra Jafferi, Qurrat-ul-Ain, Waheed Balouch, Musarrat Avesi, Tehmina and others talked on the main obstacles in the increasing of literacy rate. The students said in Open Forum that Literacy is very effective and important parameter of measuring social development of a society. Illiteracy produce many problems like increasing of crime rate, political unawareness and terrorism as result it  turned as a meanness in the society. 

Mr. Abdul Ghaffoor Soomro from University’s Model School and Ms. Nuzhat from Sindh Children Academy shared their views in the forum.  A large number of students attended the talk. 


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September 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur paid a visit of Institute of Gender Studies (IGS) at campus. During the visit, Dr. Shah said that the gender equity is the need of time, we are committed to eradicate gender bias and discrimination. The IGS is rendering quality education services for this cause. Dr. Shah visited the classes and labs.

Dr. Tajnees Pirzada, Incharge, IGS briefed the Vice Chancellor regarding the available facilities for students. Dr. Pirzada said that after University of Sindh, Jamshoro and Islamia University, Bahawalpur this University caters the academic needs of the area in the field of gender studies.

On this occasion, the Vice Chancellor ordered Dr. Tajnees Pirzada to shift the computers which are available at the Lab of gender and equity project to the Institute of Gender Studies and also take measures for the repair of old computers.


Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Syed Asad Raza Abidi, Registrar and Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator were present during the visit. 

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September 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

A meeting regarding the conduct of Annual Examinations, 2014 of all affiliated degree colleges of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur was held at Vice Chancellor Secretariat on Thursday, chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah . Speaking to the participants of the meeting, Dr. Shah, “We are striving for quality education at the degree colleges, because education is an agent of enlightenment and tolerance.

After detailed deliberations, it was decided that the pending results of remaining degree/classes of annual side will be declared up to 14th September, 2014. The Vice Chancellor directed the Controller of Examination (Annual) to announce the result as per given deadline. It was decided that the Annual Examinations 2014 will be conducted from 15th November 2014.  Vice Chancellor also directed the Controller of Examination that all the possible efforts be taken for the smooth conducts of examinations at the examinations centers and the results of annual examinations 2014 will be announced as soon as possible.


The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Miandad Zardari, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Main Campus, Prof. Dr. Syed Asid Ali Shah, Controller of Examinations (Annual), Prof. Dr. Taj Mohammad Lashari, Media Coordinator, Dr. Syed Asad Raza Abidi, Registrar and Mr. Ghulam Hussain Phulpoto, Secrecy Officer. 

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