IJT & APMSO clash at Karachi University
Clash in KU leaves one student injured
Karachi, April 7, 2008: The clash between two rival wings of the political organizations on
Saturday evening at Karachi University left one student injured.
an official source, the clash erupted between Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) and
APMSO in front of UBL, campus branch after exchange of hot words between the
members of the rival groups. While, Rangers personnel were not present at spot
of incident due to the rift between Sachal Rangers and teachers' community,
emerging after the manhandling of Dr Riaz Ahmed few days ago by the personnel of
Rangers at the Karachi University.
It is pertinent to mention here that this
is the second clash at the university, which took place after a few days of the
announcement by the newly elected Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani to lift the
ban from students' Union in the country.
According to IJT-KU representative,
Nauman Burney, "Two activist of APMSO, namely Usman and Mairaj, intercepted IJT
worker Ghufran Sohail, when he was entering into the KU at about 6:00pm. They
threatened Ghufran, used hot words and conducted aerial firing.
"Such incident provoked the workers of the IJT and resulted in a clash, in which
IJT worker, Faisal of Applied Chemistry received injuries. The activist of APMSO
freely used weapon during the clash and held aerial firing even before the KU
He alleged APMSO of attacking at the Al-Badar Study Centre of IJT
and holding aerial firing. He also accused APMSO of abducting IJT worker,
Sad-bin- Abdulwahab at the same day. On the other hand, the central leader of
APMSO, Abdul Raheem told The Nation that IJT tried to sabotage the
'Pegham-e-Aman' cricket tournament, organised by APMSO by provoking clash at the
KU. The City Nazim was also invited in the final match of the tournament to be
held on Monday.
He alleged that Sanaullah, an activist of IJT, and his
companion held aerial firing. He further said that Sanaullah was outsider and
had been found in several clashes with violent and brutal behaviour. He pointed
out, "The members of APMSO did nothing to provoke any one, as the APMSO is
already involved in organising a cricket tournament. The allegation of abducting
a students and holding aerial firing at any centre of IJT is nothing but
According to the police officials, "The first clash was happened
at Federal Urdu University situated within the jurisdiction of Risala police
station (PS) while the second clash was happened between the activists of All
Pakistan Muttahida Student Organization (APMSO) and Islami Jamiat Taliba (IJT)
at Karachi University situated within the jurisdiction of Mobina Town PS on
Saturday evening. The managements and the law enforcers solved the matter. No
FIR was registered.
The workers of Peoples Student Federation (PSF) and
Anjuman Taliba-e-Islam (ATI) clashed with each other. Actually, the both
organizations' members had some previous dispute, said Mohammad Khan Lodhi, the
duty officer of Risala PS. They used batons, stones and aerial firing due to
which two workers of both partiers were injured, Lodhi added. The Nation
KU to remain closed today
Karachi: The University of Karachi will remain closed on Monday,
according to an announcement made by a spokesman for the university on Sunday
"A decision to this effect was taken by Vice-Chancellor Prof
Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui following a meeting held on Sunday," he said, adding
that the meeting was attended by senior officials of the KU management and
The meeting, chaired by the vice-chancellor, reviewed the
situation prevailing on the campus in the wake of Saturday's clash between two
rival groups of students and the incident of firing, the spokesman
Expressing their concern over the untoward incident, the
participants of the meeting commended senior teachers' efforts to bring the
situation under control, he added. The meeting decided to keep the university
closed on Monday for security reasons.
The University of Karachi on Saturday announced the results of MBBS first
professional (Part-B) annual examination 2008.
According to results,
Nurmeen d/o Mushtaq Ahmed (seat No.81049) of the Karachi Medical and Dental
College secured the first position; Javeria Iqbal d/o Mohammad Iqbal (seat
No.81323) of Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences Trust (Girls) secured second
position; and Salwa Mukry d/o Abdul Khaliq Mukry (seat No.81167) of the Jinnah
Medical and Dental College secured third position.
A total of 222
candidates appeared in the examination and 118 of them were declared pass,
making the pass.
Results of the candidates bearing roll numbers 81309,
81310, 81312, 81320, 81322, 81328, 81329, 81332, 81342, 81343, 81344 and 81345
were withheld due to incomplete enrolment.
University of Karachi on Saturday announced the results of BDS first
professional annual examination 2008.
Tahra Jamil of the Altamash
Institute of Dental Medicine stood first with 574 marks whereas the second
position was shared by Sehrish Sarosh of the same institution and Maryum Naim of
the Fatima Jinnah Dental College with 565 marks. The third position was secured
by Hareem Sultan of the Jinnah Medical and Dental College with 564
A total of 291 candidates appeared in the examination and 177 of
them were declared successful.
No teaching at Urdu varsity
Teaching in the morning and evening sessions at the Federal
Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology will remain suspended on
This was announced by the registrar of the university in a press
release on Saturday. Dawn