Pakistan's Leading Education Website & Teacher's Provider
English language
Home | Forum | Teacher | Student | Institution | Jobs | Admission guide | Tests | Study abroad | Notices | classified | Study partner

A complete archive of Pakistan's Education news releases since 2007

New: Rawalpindi Inter result 2014   |   KU BCom, BA supple exams   |   PU BCom exam 2014 schedule

Lahore Inter exams schedule   |   AIOU admission forms schedule   |   CSS Examination 2015

Find Pak classmates
Pakistani classmatesDirectory since 1947. Find Now >>

Shia students 'being threatened, photographed at mosque door'

LAHORE, Aug 27: Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) information secretary Mumtaz Ahmad has alleged that the Punjab University (PU) Shia students are being threatened and the administration is photographing them. PU authorities say the measure has been taken in order to identify 'outsiders'.

Mumtaz said PU administration had stopped Shia students from entering the hostel-17 mosque. He said the administration had also photographed them. PU administration, he said, had sent notices to parents of Shia students urging them to stop their children from praying collectively. He said, "PU administration has warned our parents that they will expel us from the university if we won't withdraw our separate prayers demand."

PU Hall Council chairman Azhar Ikram said after a meeting with the PU vice chancellor the administration had decided to allow Shia students to offer prayers in their own hostels instead of praying collectively in one hostel. He said he was ignorant of Shia students being photographed. He said no notices have been sent to parents of Shia students.

PU registrar Dr Naeem Khan said PU administration was taking snaps of students, as it came to know that some 'outsiders' were intermittently entering the hostel-17 during prayer times.

He said the issue was resolved on the day when the administration allowed Shia students to offer prayers in their own hostels. He said Shia students were still trying to offer collective prayers in hostel-17 mosque and were trying to disturb the PU atmosphere.

In the wake of the current issue a press conference of Shia religious leaders was held at the Lahore Press Club. Shia scholars Allama Hussain Naqvi, Allama Muhammad Khan and Allama Imtiaz Abbasi were present on the occasion. They said offering prayers under a separate prayer leader was the basic right of Shia students. They said PU administration should provide security to Shia students during prayer hours as some 'miscreants' on the campus could harm them. They denounced PU administration for expelling six Shia students from their hostels. They said notices issued to these students should be taken back. Daily times
Post your Comments/ Views about this News.
Your name
Your Email
City &Country(i.e. Karachi, Pakistan)
Type your Comments here:
Education Rss FeedEducation RSS Feed*New
Education News
Updated: 14 Oct, 2014
arrow Rawalpindi Inter result 2014
arrow CSS Examination 2015
arrow KU BCom, BA supple exams
arrow PU BCom exam 2014 schedule
arrow Abolish entrance test system
arrow Comsats Institute convocation
arrow Medical colleges open merit sytem
arrow Creation of Punjab HEC
arrow NUST ranked 500 university
arrow Tameer School Programme
arrow Punjab University turned 133
arrow Lahore Inter exams from Oct 23
arrow Higher education to become dream
arrow AIOU admission forms schedule
arrow KU Dr Auj's murder case
arrow Govt colleges admission lists
arrow Sindh University corruption
arrow SZABIST graduation ceremony
arrow PMDC move causes shortage
arrow KPK textbooks change protest
arrow HEC universities research funds
arrow IIUI students scholarships
arrow NTS test for Sindh teachers
arrow GCUF sexually harassment

More Edu. News>>

Personalize Resume