IJT activists & Lahore police clash
IJT activists clash with police in Lahore
Lahore, May 19: The
Mall Road, near Istanbul Chowk, Town Hall, on Friday turned into a
combat zone after the police used tear gas and baton charged protesting
activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). A number of Jamiat activists
and two policemen were injured in the clash when protestors pelted
stones on the police and the latter resorted to baton charge them.
more than 50 student activists were also arrested. However, according
to SSP Operations Sajjad Munj only six protestors were arrested. The SSP
said anyone taking law into hands would be dealt with sternly.
a separate incident, two buses of a private company were set on fire in
Samanabad and Township area, after The Mall episode. Police believe
Jamiat activists are involved.The IJT on Thursday had announced
organising a rally from the Punjab University (PU) Old Campus, The Mall
Road, to the LHC to protest against the Punjab government's failure to
nab killers of one of its activists, Awais Aqeel.
which Jamiat claims was a PU student, was killed near the varsity's
Hostel No15 on May 13. However, the PU administration claims Awais was
no more a student of the varsity as he failed in LLB Part-I Annual
Examination 2011, under roll number 1927.
protest was led by IJT Punjab Nazim Rasul Khan. Jamiat activists from
various educational institutions, especially from the nearby Islamia
College, Civil Lines, a stronghold of Jamiat, participated in the
The situation turned violent near the PU Old
Campus when the protesters were stopped by the already deployed police
from moving forward. Police resorted to baton charge after the
protestors pelted stones on them. The police also used tear gas shelling
and aerial firing to disperse the activists. The protestors also beat
some policemen with sticks.
A great traffic mess was observed on The Mall and many adjacent roads, causing inconvenience to commuters.
PU official, seeking anonymity, said Islamia College was a stronghold
of Jamiat owing to which it managed to bring dozens of students on
roads. He said the Punjab government should also launch an operation at
the college, just like it had done at the Punjab University, and end its
It is pertinent to mention that Jamiat
has been accusing the PU administration of involvement in the killing of
Awais Aqeel.Aqeel was allegedly killed by Abrar Watto -- an ex-Jamiat
activist and a member of Shahbab-e-Milli -- Imran Tarrar and three
unidentified people nominated in the FIR.
addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Friday
afternoon, JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch -- who was flanked by JI
Lahore president Ameer ul Azim and other office bearers -- strongly
condemned the police torture of protesting students and termed it a
brutal act. He demanded that students arrested on The Mall for staging
protest be immediately released.
Liaqat Baloch alleged
that both the PU administration and the provincial government were
providing support to the killers. The case had become a test for the
Punjab government, he added.
He also demanded the
constitution of a judicial commission to impartially and comprehensively
probe the murder of Awais Aqeel to unearth the reality.
a question, Liaqat Baloch said Abrar Watto was removed from Jamiat
after he was found involved in criminal activities. Jamiat had in fact
helped the PU administration to rusticate him, he added.
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IJT demands FIR against PU administration
Lahore: IJT has demanded registration of an FIR against Punjab University (PU)
administration for alleged negligence with regard to the recent incident
of killing of a student on the campus.Addressing a press conference on
Thursday, IJT Pakistan Nazim Muhammad Zubair Safdar, also announced that
Jamiat would organise a protest rally on The Mall against the killing
of the student, Awais Aqeel, on Friday (today). They demanded removal of
the PU vice chancellor and resident officer.
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IJT holds protest against killing of student
Rawalpindi: College boys belonging to the Islami Jamiat-e-Tulaba held demonstrations in
their educational institutions to express their concern and anger over
the killing of an IJT activist in Lahore the other day and the failure
of police to arrest the killers.
After pack-up time,
students, headed by Osama Ozair, gathered outside the Asghar Mall
College and took out a protest procession raising vociferous slogans
throughout the way to Benazir Bhutto Road to express their anger over
the murder of the IJT activist in Lahore.
also created traffic blockades at different points between Committee
Chowk and Liaquat Bagh by burning tyres on both sides of Benazir Bhutto
Road. Traffic wardens diverted traffic to alternative routes. In
addition to burning tyres, students also pelted stones.
on the occasion, the student leaders called upon the Punjab government
and the Lahore district administration to direct police to apprehend the
killers at the earliest. They also announced that till the arrest of
the culprits students would continue their protest.
Osama Ozair urged the Punjab government to provide security to students
by enacting necessary laws. Full powers were given to police but they
have failed to end violence and killings in the country, he alleged.
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PU MBBS results
Lahore: Punjab University (PU) Examinations Department on Friday announced the results
of various examinations. These exams include MBBS 1st Professional,
part-II, supplementary 2011, BFA Painting (semester system), Morning,
Session 2007-11, BFA Painting (semester system), Replica, Session
2007-11, BFA Textile Design (semester system), Morning, Session 2007-11,
BFA Textile Design (semester system), Replica, Session 2007-11,
Bachelor of Architecture (semester system), Session 2006-11, Bachelor of
Architecture (semester system), Session 2005-10, BFA Graphic Design
(semester system), Morning, Session 2007-11, BSc Electrical Engineering
(semester system), Session 2007-11, MSc Mathematics, Part-II,
supplementary 2011, MSc Applied Psychology, part-I, supplementary 2011
and MSc Zoology, part-I, supplementary 2011. Detailed results are
available on PU website www.pu.edu.pk.
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Student commits suicide in Faisalabad
Faisalabad: A sixth class boy committed suicide after being rebuked by his teacher
over his absence from school, while a teenager girl attempted suicide as
her brother has eaten the food of her share in Faisalabad on Friday.
to police and school sources, a habitually absent 11 years old student
of 6th class set himself ablaze when his father refused to save him from
the wrath of his schoolteacher. He was admitted to Allied Hospital
Faisalabad for treatment, where he succumbed to his burns Friday
Muhammad Umar, a student of Government MC
Elementary School of Yasinabad, Warispura, remained absent from school
for 10 days. When he came to school, his teacher Masood Ahmed
reprimanded him and asked him to bring his father Khalid Pervaiz along
with him to explain the cause of his absence. The boy went back to his
home and requested his father to accompany him to school. However, his
father also reprimanded him and refused to help him in this regard.
boy then went to bazaar, bought kerosene oil and set himself ablaze. He
was immediately shifted to Allied Hospital, where he succumbed to his
burns. Coming to know about the death, the father Khalid Pervaiz
suffered a heart attack. His condition was also reported to be serious.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and
ordered an inquiry in this regard. In the second incident, a 13-year-old
girl attempted suicide by setting herself on fire in village Chhuti
Qureshian of district Faisalabad on Friday for not getting food on time,
according to family sources.
Shumaila, daughter of
Variyam, a 6th class student was admitted to Allied Hospital in a
serious condition. According to the family sources, Shumaila came home
from school on Friday and was shocked to know that the food kept for her
had been taken by her brother Imran. Despite her requests, he did not
share the food with her. In a dejected state of mind, she locked herself
in a room, doused her body in kerosene oil and set herself on fire.
cries attracted people in the neighbourhood, who tried to put out the
fire and save her life. With severe burn injuries, she was admitted to
Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, where doctors declared her condition
critical. The news
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