Demonstration against FET Dean's demotion at IIUI
ISLAMABAD, July 29: Nearly 200 students of Faculty of Engineering Technology of International
Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) protested here on Saturday against the
demotion of the Dean of their department without any reason.
Dr Syed Afaq
Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Engineering Technology (FET), has been serving the
department for the last three years and made it one of the best departments
among other engineering departments of the well-reputed universities. But now he
has been demoted which will lead to his resignation ultimately, the students
The students held a peaceful demonstration at the new campus of the
university where as they had to protest at old campus where president of the
university, Dr Anwar Hussain Siddique, and administration sit but the university
buses were not allowed to take them to the old campus.
The students also
demanded the restoration of Dr Sikander Hayat, former Head of the Department of
Computer Sciences, who has been fired by the president. He has also played his
role on developing this department because then FET was a part of the Computer
They were carrying banners inscribed with slogans
demanding the restoration of the "Father of the Faculty of Engineering
Technology". Some of the students said that both of the HOD's have
been victimised because they objected the increase in the fee of the
Fees of the students have been increased from 1200 per credit
hours to 2500 per credit hours, which is a hundred per cent increase they
informed. Administration says that department has been up graded so cost of the
course has been increased which is unbearable for the university. "If they are
short of funds why they are making a swimming pool at the women campus of the
university" the students asked.
Dr Afaq came to the students and advised
them to stay cool and their demands will be met. However the administration did
not respond and took notice of the protesting students so that they could be
punished quoted students. The nation
"I think, Jamiat is right in their own decision bcz the HOD."
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
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