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APMSO-IJT clash at KU leaves eight injured

KARACHI, Sep 13: Karachi University (KU) became a battle field on last day of the student week, organised by the KU Students' Adviser Office, as two rival students wings of the political organizations clashed on Wednesday, leaving more than 12 injured, including a women student of International Relations. 
Islami Jamiat Talaba and APMSO organised various programmes to celebrate the students week as per past practice, but at the end of the Taleem-e-Balghan programme organised by the IJT the clash erupted between the said students wings.

It is worth mentioning here on Tuesday KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim extended the duration of the student week till Wednesday .

The activists of the rival groups armed with iron and wooden rods pelted stones at each other which left more than 12 students injured just in front of the KU Vice Chancellor office (Admin Block). 

The aerial firing was also carried out during the clash. The clash was continued for four or five hours, while the KU administration was not prepared to face such incident that was reported to be preplanned, as the tension was observed by people belonging to the KU administration. 

After the clash the contingents of the rangers reached the scene and controlled the situation, but after some moments the clash was restarted at the KU Dispensary where some injured activists of the both wings were getting treatment.
The eyewitnesses said that the official guards of the provincial minister Rauf Siddiqui and town nazim Wassay Jalil, who were invited at the occasion as chief guests carried out aerial firing to prevent the activists of the IJT from reaching towards the cars of the chief guests.

The officials of University of Karachi, at the spot said that this was minor dispute between the student organizations. He added that this had been resolved while few students were received injuries and released after medical treatment.

The representative of the APMSO, Naveed, at the incident spot, claimed that the IJT activists attacked on the programme side of the APMSO and injured the students and teachers, participating in the White Day programme with out any discrimination by pelting stones and iron and wooden rods. ôIn a result of the IJT aggression the activists of the APMSO defended their self. Some students, including Muneeb (Mass Communication), Yasir (Statistics), Mairaj (Public Administration) and Adil (DIT) were seriously injured during the clash, while a female student of International Relation named mahwish Kamal also wounded seriously and admitted to Liaquat National Hospital.

While, the representative of the IJT KU, Furqan has claimed that the APMSO gathered outsiders of the MQM units with ammunitions to make its White Day programme successful and sabotage the environment of the versity at the occasion. They claimed that many students belonging to the IJT had suffered serious injuries during the clash, including Sharjil (Applied Physics), Asad (Chemistry), Umair (Geology) and Nouman Noor (General History).

Meanwhile, IJT claimed that unidentified armed men came at the hotel situated beside the Baitul Mukarram Masque, in front of IJT central office and started firing. Resultantly, two activists of IJT included Atique and Shafiq sustained bullet injuries and taken to Liaquat National Hospital. The nation
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