Drug use in girls' colleges | Students' sexual abuse
'Drug use increasing in girls' colleges'
Lahore, June 22: The use of drugs in girls' colleges in the city is on the
rise, a private TV channel quoted the Punjab Anti-Narcotics Force chief as
saying on Saturday. According to the channel, Brig Sajjad Ahmed Bakshi revealed
during a press conference that drug use was increasing in girls' colleges. He
said a large number of women were taking drugs. He also said Taliban were using
drug money from Afghanistan to fund their fighting in both Afghanistan and
"why use drugs plz any body tell me."
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Teacher confesses to sodomising students
Lahore: A teacher at a private academy in Baghbanpura has confessed to the
Shalamar Police that he had sexually abused dozens of his students over the past
The accused, Abdul Rehman was arrested on the complaint of a
student who was himself a victim of the sexual abuse. The student complained
that Rehman sexually abused his students, and then blackmailed them through
videotapes he made while raping them. He said Rehman had been sodomising him
since the last three years.
The police on Friday raided the academy and
recovered a videodisk of one of the abuse incidents. Shalamar Police officials
said that Rehman had admitted the charges, and had even said he used to
trap his victims on gunpoint and later exploited them by threatening to make the
The academy has been in business since 1988, and offers
computing and other short courses. The police said Rehman had been sodomising
his students since the beginning, and had named Abid, Arslan, Qamar, Amjad,
Siddique, Hamid and Shahzor as a few of his victims.
The police said
they expected further breakthrough in the case. The student said he had
abandoned studies after going through the abuse, and had become a loner. He said
he decided to take his parents in confidence, and had an FIR registered.
Accomplices: Rehman told the police that he also had two accomplices,
who used to trap the students in different ways. Shalamar Police SHO Majid
Bashir said that the police were looking for Rehman's accomplices.
Unaware public: Punjab Institute of Mental Health Executive Director
Prof Dr Nusrat Habib Rana said that the urge to sexually abuse underage
children was a mental disease – paedophilia, but the public at large was unaware
of the condition. She said denial was no solution to the problem.
also urged the parents to always keep their children in confidence to the extent
that they would not feel shy to discuss any such incident with them, while the
government should give the culprit exemplary punishment. Daily Times
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PU holds 3 exams simultaneously
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) claimed on Saturday to have saved Rs 3
millions by conducting three exams simultaneously.
According to a press
statement, MA Part I, B Com Part I and Part II were being held simultaneously
for the first time in the history of the Punjab University. The move by the
Examinations Department is aimed at saving both time and money.
of 156,000 candidates, (86,000 male and 70,000 female) are appearing in the
three examinations being held in 721 examination centres across Punjab
PU Controller Examinations Prof Zahid Karim Khan told this to
vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran during the latter's visit to the main
examination centre in New Campus. He said the PU saved Rs 3 million by
conducting three exams. A superintendent Mrs Tanveer told the VC that due to
installation of an electricity generator there was no problem of load-shedding
in the centre unlike previous years. The VC said another purpose-built
examination centre would be constructed in the new campus until next year. The News
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