Male students shifted to Adiala Jail
RAWALPINDI, July 5(Dawn): Male students out of the 1,200 students who
surrendered to the security forces in Islamabad have been shifted to Adiala Jail
while the girls to Haji Camp near Chur, official sources said.
students had been told to give themselves up after the government set a deadline
for them to surrender on Wednesday and offered Rs5,000 in cash and a safe
A security source said some other jails in Punjab had also been
put on alert and the jail authorities directed to make arrangements to house the
Lal Masjid students.
Shahid Saleem Baig, the superintendent of Adiala
jail, said that around 402 male students had so far arrived
The superintendent said a 16-member team of doctors and paramedics
had been called to provide medical aid to the students. Two of the students,
Mohammad Bilal and Mohammad Ashraf, who had suffered bullet injuries, were
shifted to the DHQ hospital.
"All students brought to the jail would be
examined by the doctors' team," Mr Baig said.
Nearly 800 girl students
have been shifted to Haji Camp, Rawalpindi.
DCO Rawalpindi Irfan Elahi
said that 20 passenger buses were sent to Islamabad to bring the girl
students. However, he gave no exact number of girl students, but said: "It could
be more than 500 as some of the students were handed over to their
At around 2am, an indefinite shoot-to-kill curfew was imposed
in the entire sector where Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa are located. Soldiers in
armoured vehicles encircled the Lal Masjid and set up 'walk through' gates as
students from inside the complex started surrendering. Electricity supply to the
mosque and Jamia Hafsa had already been cut off.
Meanwhile, around 300
parents who wanted to enter Islamabad staged a demonstration and blocked the
road at Pirwadhai Mor when they were stopped by the police from heading towards
SSP Operations Yasin Farooq said Rawalpindi had virtually
been sealed as police pickets had been set up at all the entry points.
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