KU teacher's 'thrashing' judicial probe demanded
Demand for judicial probe into KU teacher's 'thrashing'
Karachi, April 03, 2008: "The Karachi University Teachers' Society (KUTS)
demands an independent judicial inquiry into the incident of a KU teacher being
beaten up. This was decided by KUTS following a misleading statement issued by
the Rangers' PRO," KUTS General-Secretary Dr Abid Hasnain said while announcing
the unanimous decision taken in the executive council meeting on
The meeting was called to discuss the future course of action
regarding the incident that took place on March 31 in which a university
professor, Dr Riaz Ahmed, was thrashed by Rangers' officers. The executive
council members condemned the statement issued by the Rangers' spokesman and
said it was "misleading and false."
"The Rangers' spokesman denied and
contorted the incident altogether. The incident was witnessed by numerous
students and employees of KU," said Dr Hasnain.
He said the meeting
discussed the "contradictory behaviour" the Rangers had adopted. "A day earlier,
one of the Rangers' officers stated in an interview that the Rangers' personnel
involved had been suspended, arrested and put into the KU Jail," he said. "Some
senior Rangers' officers that visited the crime scene on the day and saw that Dr
Ahmed had been wounded badly had apologized in front of many teachers, students
and employees present there," he added.
The meeting decided that there
was a need to hold an independent inquiry into the matter following such
"contradictory statements" being issued by the Rangers.
In the meanwhile,
the KU vice-chancellor has appointed Dr Khalid Iraqi as the new campus adviser.
Prof Iraqi will now be responsible for the security affairs on campus. According
to sources, this action has been taken in response to the incidents of students'
clashes and the beating up of a teacher by a Rangers' official. Dawn
KU security advisor fired
Karachi: Teachers at the University of
Karachi (KU) continued their protest on Wednesday by wearing black armbands to
classes after a colleague was beaten up by the Rangers. KU Vice Chancellor (VC)
Pirzada Qasim fired his campus and security affairs advisor and a committee has
prepared a report of the incident and is expected to submit it to the VC today
The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) vowed to
continue its protest until the rangers responsible for assaulting the KU
professor were suspended. KUTS also condemned the statement issued by the
rangers, blaming the professor for starting the row.
accepted the responsibility on the day the event took place and said that they
will punish their associates for the gross misconduct. They wanted to subdue the
anger of the teachers the first day, and now they have changed their statement,
putting the entire blame on Dr Professor Riaz," KUTS General Secretary Dr Abid
Hasnian said, adding that he had called on the VC yesterday
(Wednesday). "The VC said that he has constituted a committee to prepare a
report and submit it within three days to him. Action will be taken in light of
the report the committee submits to him."
The VC of KU announced on
April 1 that a committee will prepare a report on the incident. The committee
was to be headed by Professor Dr Majidullah Qadri while it included Professor Dr
Zafar Iqbal and Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi as well.
Sources say that the
committee has completed its report and is expected to present it to the VC today
(Thursday). The VC, however, has removed his campus security advisor Dr
Majidullah Qadri and appointed Dr Khalid Mehmood Iraqi in his place. KU
Registrar Professor Muhammad Rais Alvi has issued a notification in this
Dr Professor Ahmed was beaten up by four rangers at a gate of KU
on March 31, 2008. Daily Times
College teachers to boycott teaching, exams
Karachi:: After being treated harshly by the local police
and holding unfruitful meeting with the chief minister's aides, the teachers of
the province have decided to boycott all sorts of teaching and non-teaching
activities, including internal examinations of colleges, from April 3 till the
issuance of notification related to the accepted demands.
The decision to
this effect was taken at the second general body meeting of the Sindh Professors
and Lecturers Association (SPLA), held at D J College on Thursday. The SPLA
claimed that Prof. Tariq Leghari, Prof. Saeed Naqvi, Prof. Sabahat Raza, Prof.
Shaukatullah Jauher and female teachers were critically injured in the
baton-charge on teachers. The future line of action in the emerging situation
will be evolved further at the provincial executive council meeting of the SPLA
at Hyderabad, said a spokesman for the association.
The college teachers
have been demanding new salary structure and other allowances in line with what
is being paid to the employees of the State Bank, early disposal of promotion
cases of about 800 college teachers of grades 18, 19 and 20, regularisation of
900 college teachers appointed under the prime minister (PM) programme, payment
of dues to former ex-cadre teachers, etc. The News
Karachi: The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and
Technology (FUUAST) on Wednesday announced the results of BS
(Physics-cum-Telecommunication) 4th semester 1st batch (morning) 2006, BS
(Biochemistry) 2nd semester 1st batch (morning) and MCS 2nd semester
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