GCU Faisalabad student stabbed on campus
Faisalabad, June 18, 2008: Students of Government College University Faisalabad
boycotted their classes on Tuesday and staged a sit-in in front of the
vice-chancellor's office after some outsiders allegedly stabbed a student of
engineering and technology department and fled while resorting to aerial
A group consisting of expelled students of the university,
including ringleader Ali Gujjar and Rana Aizad, Rana Haseeb, Qamar Sultan, Rana
Khalid, Mian Zeeshan, Mani Taroria and Sufian Jatt, entered the university
premises and stabbed Wasim Wahla and fled despite the presence of a huge
Wahla was taken to Allied Hospital where he was stated to
be in stable condition.
The incident panicked students as well as faculty
members who took refuge in their classrooms and offices,
Later, students of different departments held a
demonstration, took a round of the university's main road while chanting slogans
against the administration for its failure in keeping the on-campus security.
They also torched tyres while some of their fellows allegedly misbehaved with
few teachers and broke the windowpanes of their offices in Yousaf Block. The
protesters also slapped a security guard for 'favouring' the
Gulberg DSP Sheikh Aamir reached the spot and persuaded the
students to abandon their demonstration and negotiate with the administration
The students later staged a sit-in in front of the VC's office
for around two hours to press the authorities to accept their demands, including
of suspension from service of the security in-charge and registration of a case
against the criminals and their immediate arrest.
including Malik Jamshed, Khurram Shujaat Malhi, said that security
in-charge Ijaz Ahmed had been patronising the criminals' gang that had subjected
a number of students to torture in recent past. However, they said, the
administration had been playing the role of a silent spectator instead of
providing security to the students.
They said students would not take
their classes on Wednesday (today) and would continue their protest till their
demands were accepted.
Addressing the protesters, VC Dr Arif Ali Zaidi
said the security in-charge had been suspended from service and a committee
consisting of senior teachers would be formed to monitor security situation and
check lapses. He said that the university's disciplinary committee had been
asked to probe into the matter.
Dr Zaidi said that nobody would be
allowed to spoil the peaceful atmosphere of the campus and violators would be
dealt with severely.
The police have registered a case on the complaint
of stabbed student's brother. However, no arrest has been made till the filing
of this report.
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Medical college for Sahiwal approved
Sahiwal: The proposal for establishing the Sahiwal Medical
College has been approved by the Punjab chief minister, official sources
This medical college will be a public-private partnership. The
provincial government will provide Rs 4 billion as seed money while the district
government of Sahiwal, in collaboration with the Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, will generate resources, including land and finances, for the
up-gradation of the DHQ, Haji Abdul Qayum and Silver Jubilee Maternity
The three hospitals will operate as teaching hospitals of the
medical college, it is learnt. Dawn
"It is a good news. Because city such as Sahiwal need a medical college.We are thankful to Punjab Government for this step."
Name: M Shoaib
City, Country: Sahiwal, Pakistan