PMC students' issue still alive

Faisalabad, June 17, 2008: Trade organizations and members of Rabita Ulema-i-Pakistan (RUP) have threatened to launch a protest campaign against the Punjab Medical College administration if Ahmedi students were readmitted to the academia.

Addressing a press conference, representatives of RUP and trade bodies said the PMC administration had rusticated 23 Ahmedi students on charges of preaching their faith in the institution.

They said, however, reports were there that the management was going to restore them on the pressure of the Punjab governor, which would be resisted.

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Textile University shut again
Faisalabad: The National Textile University (NTU), which resumed its class on June 9, was closed for an indefinite period on Monday after students' refusal to join classes without acceptance of their demands, sources said.

NTU Registrar Dr Zubair issued a notification about the closure of the university.

Students of the university have been protesting since April 2 for the university accreditation with the Pakistan Engineering Council and the removal of the vice chancellor. The NTU resumed its activities on June 9 but students did not attend their classes.

A faculty member seeking anonymity said the situation was still tense in the academia and owing to this the administration closed the institution.

The VC was repeatedly called by this scribe, but he did not attend his cell phone. Dawn

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