Sindh University boycott | School van hijacked, recovered
Students forced to boycott classes in Sindh University
Hyderabad, Feb 24: Sindh People's Students Federation-SB activists forced
students of the Sindh University to boycott classes on Monday in protest against
the arrest of their leader Waheed Sohag.
Sohag, who was wanted by police
in three cases, was arrested by police from Jamshoro bus stop on Sunday and
remanded in judicial custody by court on Monday.
SPSF-SB workers also
staged a rally at the campus and raised slogans, demanding release of Sohag.
Police and Rangers remained present to nip any trouble in the bud.
Speaking on the occasion, SPSF-SB leaders Faqir Rajab Kandhro and Israr
Jatoi alleged that the university administration was trying to destroy peaceful
atmosphere at the campus.
Later, another group of SPSF-SB activists
staged a demonstration outside the Hyderabad Press Club to protest against the
arrest of Umair Chandio, their colleague from the Mehran university of
Engineering and Technology.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Imran Ali
Shah, Faisal Arain and Shafi Mohammad Jiskani alleged that Chandio had been
arrested by Jamshoro police in a false case at the instigation of the university
They claimed that an unannounced operation had been
launched against SPSF-SB activists throughout Sindh and warned that if Chandio
was not released, consequences would be serious. Dawn
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School van with special kids hijacked, recovered
Karachi: Armed men hijacked a school van on Monday morning, with two
mentally-challenged children onboard. The hijackers released the hostages and
took off with the vehicle, which was also later recovered. However, the culprits
are still at large.
As per details, the two children, Arfeel and Sajjad,
both 10 years old, were in the school van along with their teacher Humaira
Tabbassum and the van driver Akhtar Baloch, when the incident took place at
Block-L, North Nazimabad, within the jurisdiction of Taimuria police
"The incident took place at 8:10am when we were on our way to
pick a student. As we drew near the student's house and the van gate opened,
suddenly three armed men barged in and took us hostage," said Baloch. The driver
was then asked to continue driving and after some 45 minutes, the hijackers
dropped the hostages at Jamshed Road and fled with the vehicle.
were dropped off, the hijackers kept on warning us that they would shoot anyone
who resisted. They also asked if the van was fitted with a car tracker but we
replied in the negative," said Tabbassum. The teacher said that the hijackers
also took away their cell phones and warned them to keep silent.
harassed students, teacher and driver reached their school after they informed
the school administration of their ordeal by calling from a public call office.
The school administration, meanwhile, informed the car tracker company and the
police. The vehicle was later tracked down in Lines Area, within the
jurisdiction of Brigade Police Station. However, no case has been registered
till the filing of this report. The police was put on high alert to apprehend
the culprits involved in the school van hijacking. The tracker company manager
operations, Hasnain Kashif, said that the culprits had parked the vehicle at the
location from where it was recovered.
"By that time we were informed and
had jammed the vehicle, hence, they could not have moved from the spot," said
Kashif. The police believe that the culprits might be residing in the area from
where the vehicle was found. "No one saw the culprits leaving after they parked
the vehicle. No eyewitnesses were there," Jamshed Town SP Javed Akhtar Riaz said. "The culprits parked the van close to an under-construction school
building and we had to call in the bomb disposal squad for inspection. The squad
inspected the van and the surrounding location but cleared it," Riaz further
added. Police officials believe that the culprits are members of a group of car
thieves. However, the police have expressed its dissatisfaction over what they
termed as non-cooperation of the school administration. "I personally tried to
convince them that they should register an FIR but they disagreed," said New
Karachi Town SSP Dr Farooq Ahmed, who also has the additional charge of North
Nazimabad Town. Meanwhile, sources have said that the culprits had called up the
administration and asked them for ransom. However, SSP Ahmed denied this and
said that if the hijackers were interested in ransom, they would not have
released the hostages.
On the other hand, CID SSP Operation Fayyaz Khan
said that he believed that no element of terrorism was involved in the incident
and it was a result of personal enmity. It is pertinent to mention that two
similar cases involving the hijacking of school vans have taken place in the
city in recent months. In November 2008, school children were held hostage by
their van driver within the jurisdiction of Airport Police Station. A second
incident happened in Clifton Town when armed men took away a school van with
them after telling the teachers to step out of the vehicle. Both cases are still
pending. Daily Times
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Musical bands rock SZABIST
Karachi: A local mobile phone operator, in collaboration with ZABMUN(
SZABIST Model United Nations) organised a concert at the SZABIST on Saturday.
Renowned musical bands, Jal , Raeth and Spoonful, enthralled a packed audience
with their performances.
The show started with the performance of
Spoonful, which brought the crowds to their feet. The pick of their performance
was the cover of 'Black Magic Woman' and 'Foxy Lady'.
Next to perform
were Raeth, who have recently attained a lot of success in India with their
famous track "Bhulla Do". A unique version of 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns n
Roses was also performed by Raeth, which gave a very different dimension to
their music and the diversity in the play list was liked by all. "The bass
player of Raeth was amazing and I think credit for their whole performance
should go to the bassist", said Mohd Saqib, who attended the concert said.
The last and the most eagerly anticipated performance was by the
band Jal. The band performed renowned tracks like 'Aadat', 'Sajni', 'Lamhe' and
many others. Farhan Mir, a student while appreciating Jal's performance said "Jal surely knew how to invigorate the crowd. They performed for more then
an hour and it never seemed a drag. They knew how to entertain and I think the
Rs200 ticket was totally worth the experience".
Students week starts at Govt Degree College for Women
Karachi: Students week 2009 is being celebrated at
the Government Degree College for Women, Nazimabad kicked off on Monday. The
programme on the first day started with the recitation of the Quran followed by
a Naat competition, held under the supervision of the Principal, Khairunnisa
Jaffery. During the coming days, programmes including debate competitions in
English and Urdu, IQ competition, and Ghazal competition will be held on
February 24, 25, 26 and 27 respectively.
Inter-school Table Tennis Tournament
Karachi: An inter-school table tennis tournament was held recently at the Creek High
School , CBM Campus. The tournament was competed with zeal and enthusiasm, and
all participating teams showed a great display of sportsman
Several schools from different areas of Karachi participated in
the event, including Foundation Public School, Generation School, CAS School,
City School PAF Chapter, Beaconhouse Jubilee Campus, Jaffar Public School, Nasra
School (Korangi Campus), Nasra School Morning (Main Campus), Jamia Millia Girls
School, International School of Studies, St. Michaels, Nasra School Evening
(Main Campus), Convent of Jesus and Mary, Agha Khan School Garden, Shahwilayat
Public School, Creek High School, Beaconhouse, Tariq Road, Beaconhouse,
Cambridge PECHS .
In the first semi final, City School (PAF Chapter)
beat Generation's School by 3-1. In the second semi final, Beaconhouse School
System (Jubilee campus) beat Shahwilayat Public School 3-2. The final was a
fiercely contested affair, and City School PAF chapter eventually overcame
Beaconhouse in both the boys and girls category.
The City School
clinched the champions trophy with Durraiz and Fatima of City School PAF chapter
being awarded as the players of the tournament. The News
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