IJT threatens Pharmacy College principal's family
LAHORE, April 18(Daily Times): The family of PU College of Pharmacy principal Prof Dr Muhammad Jamshaid
has received threatening phone calls from the Islami Jamiat Talaba
A PU official said on Tuesday that the family of Prof
Jamshaid, who left for China on an official tour on Sunday, received such calls
on Monday and Tuesday. The official said that the family had sought security
from the PU authorities.
"On Tuesday, PU vice-chancellor Lt Gen (r)
Arshad Mahmood, Registrar Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan and some senior PU officials
visited the residence of Dr Jamshaid," the official said. He added that the VC
directed the registrar to make security arrangements for the family of Prof
PU registrar Dr Khan said that the PU vice-chancellor had
strongly condemned the act. He said that the PU administration had traced the
callers, and they had been identified as IJT activists. Dr Khan said that the PU
administration had shared the information with the police.
IJT nazim Muhammad Ayub denied that anyone associated with the IJT had
threatened the family Prof Jamshaid. He said that some PU officials were
tarnishing the image of IJT by spreading disinformation. "The IJT respects all
teachers. No IJT activist can think of committing such shameful act," he added.
He said that the IJT condemned such acts. He said that the PU administration
should trace the callers and shared the information with the IJT.
the disruption of the Pharmacy Festival, Ayub said that the IJT could not allow
anybody to hold musical concerts at the varsity.
The FIR lodged by the PU
administration on Monday against the people who disrupted the festival of the
Pharmacy College, includes information on Prof Jamshaid's receiving
Pharmacy students protest against IJT: Students of the
Punjab University (PU) College of Pharmacy on Tuesday staged a protest
demonstration at the college lawns against the IJT for disrupting its festival
and beating-up some teachers and students.
Most of the protesters were
clad in black and wore armbands. Banners and posters inscribed with slogans
'terrorism and extremism not accepted', 'shame on IJT for beating-up teachers
and students' and 'we condemn IJT for ransacking the Pharmacy festival' were
Following the protest, some teachers and students of the
Pharmacy College held a press conference at the Committee Room of the college.
Addressing the press conference, the acting-principal of the college,
Prof Dr Bashir Ahmad, Pharmacy Festival chairman Dr Farrukh Zia Khan and
lecturer Muhammad Zeeshan Danish, said that strict action should be taken
against the IJT activists for disrupting the festival on Saturday
They said that IJT activists had damaged windowpanes of the main
hall, crockery worth Rs 350,000, a multimedia projector, computers, a plasma
screen, studio lights and a sound system.
They said that the festival
management held a meeting with the IJT and sought its help in maintaining peace
during the festival.
Zeeshan Danish said that after the incident, he had
received several threatening calls from IJT activists.
students were also present on the occasion. They said that the IJT had deprived
the students of a peaceful learning environment at the varsity by imposing its
agenda. The mother of a girl student said that she had attended the week-long
Pharmacy Festival with her Family and that she had not noticed any un-Islamic
activity. A large police contingent was deployed outside the Old Campus during
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