IJT rallys in Lahore, Karachi & Peshawar
LAHORE, Sept 26: Traffic remained blocked for about four hours on Wahdat Road on Tuesday
due to the Islami Jamiat Talaba's (IJT) protest against the government and the
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
The protest was held in front of
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal leader Liaqat Baloch's house in Muslim Town, B Block.
Commuters faced difficulties, as the diversion from Ferozepur Road to Canal Road
in front of the Punjab University's Quaid-e-Azam Campus was also closed due to
the construction on the underpass.
Chief Traffic Officer Ghulam Mahmood
Dogar said that the jam had occurred due the protest. He said that
not only commuters, but ambulances also suffered on Ferozepur Road.
activists shouted slogans against the government and the MQM. They also burned a
effigy of MQM chief Altaf Hussain.
According to a press release issued by
the IJT on Tuesday, thousands of IJT activists from the PU, the Government
College University (Lahore), King Edward Medical University and Government
Science College took part in the protest.
IJT nazim (Lahore) Hafiz
Muhammad Hassan said IJT activists would surround the Punjab Assembly if the
government did not arrest within 20 days the killers of IJT workers.
nazim (Punjab) Allah Buksh Laghari said that the MQM was involved in the
killings of IJT workers and that the government should take action against it.
He said IJT workers would march towards Islamabad if the government did not stop
the MQM from its 'terrorism'.
IJT nazim (PU) Muhammad Ayub said, "MQM
chief Altaf Hussain is involved in the killing of thousands of innocent people
and the government should award him the death penalty in an open court." Daily Times
Students demonstrate at KPC
Karachi: Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) staged a demonstration in front of
the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday to condemn the passive attitude of the police
and the government, who, according to IJT, were protecting the killers of the
students instead of arresting them.
The demonstrators had placards
inscribed with the slogans against Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad, and Prof
Pirzada Qasim and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi. The
demonstrators questioned the silence of the Centre of Excellence for Women's
Studies and demanded that Arman Ahmed, Campus Security Officer, should be
removed the partisan approach in the students' clashes.
spokesperson of the IJT informed that armed activists of the APMSO
entered the KU campus but a clash was averted due to the restraint by the IJT
and presence of the Rangers personnel. Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, Student Advisor,
denied any stand-off between the students and said that those who were not the
students of KU were not admitted inside the campus. He was informed about the
misbehaviour of the university security staff especially women guards who were
very rude to the girl students. The security men were mostly discourteous and
acted crudely and in an arrogant manner with visitors. They even stopped
journalists who had valid entry passes and displayed entry stickers on their
In another development, the Karachi University Employees
Welfare Association (KUEWA) has demanded of the KU administration to take action
against the activists of the IJT who had manhandled and threatened some
employees of the university.
IJT holds demo against MQM
PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT), a
student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, here on Tuesday held a demonstration
against what they called killing of their workers in Karachi by the Muttahida
Qaumi Movement (MQM). The call for the protest was given at the districtlevel by
Nazim-e-Aala IJT Pakistan Nasrullah Khan Goraya.
The IJT workers blocked the GT
road for two hours, resulting in severe traffic jam. Later, they took out a
protest rally from Hashtnagri to Firdous Chowk. The protestors were chanting
anti-MQM slogans and also burnt an effigy of Altaf Hussain.Similar
demonstrations were held in Mingora, Abbotabad, Mardan, Dargai, Batkhela,
Timergara, Charsadda, Bannu, and DI Khan. The protestors demanded a "ban on the
MQM for its anti-state activities" and arrest those involved in the killing of
innocent IJT workers in Karachi. The News