ANP, PkSF slam for Malakand University clashes
ANP, PkSF slam IJT for 'attacking students'
Peshawar, May 02, 2008: The Awami National Party
(ANP) has criticised the Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) for "carrying out an armed
attack on Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) activists at the Malakand
University on Thursday".
In a press statement issued here, ANP NWFP
Information Secretary Arbab Muhammad Zahir alleged that some IJT "terrorists"
opened fire on "peaceful" PSF students at the university, injuring three
He said that the condition of one of the injured was critical,
adding that the IJT was a "terrorist student organisation that has opened
centres of terrorism at educational institutions". Through such activities, he
added, the IJT was trying to postpone student union elections because "the IJT
has left with no future after the revival of students unions".
leader demanded that the police immediately arrest those responsible for the
Separately, the PkSF has also condemned the IJT over the
incident. PkSF NWFP President Shakilur Rehman Barki alleged in a press statement
that the IJT was a "terrorist" organisation. "We demand that the government
impose a ban on the IJT, arrest those involved in the incident and bring them to
justice". Daily Times
Malakand varsity closed after students clash
Timeergara: The University of Malakand was closed for indefinite
period and hostels were vacated after clashes between two student organisations
According to sources, clashes erupted when the Pakhtun
Students Federation (PkSF) arranged a party to welcome new students and say
goodbye to seniors at the convocation hall of the university in Chakdara.
However, an armed group of the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT) allegedly disrupted
"They (IJT) first blew off some explosive materials near
the convocation hall and then started indiscriminate firing injuring three
students belonging to the PkSF," Zakir Khan, a student, reportedly told the
The injured students -- identified as Kamran, Qasim and
Asif -- were rushed to the DHQ hospital Batkhela, where Kamran and Qasim were
referred to Peshawar in critical condition.
After the clashes, the
university administration took prompt action and ordered closure of the
university for indefinite period and vacated the hostels of both male and female
All roads leading to the university were blocked by the
administration with the help of law enforcement agencies, said Dost Mohammad
Khan, a spokesman for the university.
"The University Public School and
University Girls School will remain open," he said.
The Chakdara police
confirmed that an FIR had been lodged by a student against the workers of the
IJT including Sultan, Muslim, Ashfaq, Masood Shah, Jan Alam, Inayatur Rahman,
Fazlullah and Mukhtiar. Dawn
"The worst think in the educational institutions of Pakistan is the student groups. This is the reason students loose most of time, in strikes, clashes etc. Teachers can play a very important role in this regard. If they keep the students busy, all the student concentration will be on studies and nothing will de-track them. (my humble opinion)."
Name: Akif Alam
City, Country: London, UK
"ANP IS ITSELF A ******** PARTY SO HOW THEY BLAMING IJT."
Name: pervaiz khan
City, Country: saudi arab
"jamiat to shero ka ******* he marna chahye ******"
City, Country: PAKISTAN
SZABIST students council election result
Islamabad, May 02, 2008: Shoab Abbas, a candidate for the slot of vice
president in the students council election of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) has called upon the students of
the institute to take part in the election process enthusiastically, says press
release issued here Thursday. In a statement, he said that the election is an
opportunity for students to elect their student leader who is committed to the
cause of the students and their betterment. He said that his prime objective of
contesting election was to provide maximum facilities to the students of the
institution. Shoaib said after winning the election, he will leave no stone
unturned to solve various issues, the students are confronting at present. The News