UET Peshawar student killing
Steps in place to keep peace in UET
Peshawar, May 13: More police and private security guards have been posted at
the University of Engineering and Technology to ensure peace on the campus
following the killing of a student, Adnan Khan, in March.
A provost and
wardens of three hostels of the university were replaced in the aftermath of the
murder and the new deployment of police and 18 security guards is mostly to keep
peace in the hostels.
The UET administration has also obtained
undertaking from the guardians of its 6,000 students that the students will
abide by the rules and regulations and will not take part in any kind of
strikes, meetings, social, political, cultural or religious functions, events
and gatherings organised by any group of students on the campus.
affidavit given by the students' guardians also restrict the students from
displaying any party badges, pamphlets and other printed materials and
participation in any activity organised by student organisations.
provost Prof Dr Saeedur Rehman said they had 1,623 students in six hostels, who
had been issued computerised identification cards for entry to the hostels.
"A disciplinary committee of hostels has been formed and the wardens
have been authorised to take action against students violating the new codes,"
He said the university and the hostels had been closed for one
month after the death of the students due to which concrete measures were put in
place on the directives of the governor, who is chancellor of the UET, to
pre-empt any untoward incident in future.
"Even intra-hostel movement of
the students has been banned. Three wardens have been replaced and the element
of fear that had gripped the students is now fading away," he claimed.
"This has also enabled us to purge the hostels of the people who were
residing in the hostels illegally. Now, there is a lot of space available," he
said. Furthermore, he said, three senior wardens had been appointed, besides
resident wardens who carry out inspection of the hostels to ensure
implementation of the regulations.
Dr Rehman said the administration had
started repair work and set up visitor and common rooms in the hostels.
"However, no guest will be allowed to stay in the hostels because we
don't want to see replay of the March 20 incident in which a student was
killed," he added. "Boundary walls of the hostels are being raised and gates
installed with a view to give a peaceful atmosphere to students," he said.
Five students involved in the incident had been expelled from the
university, he added.
The fresh undertaking disallow students to have
unauthorised individuals in their rooms and possess any kind of daggers, sticks,
arms or explosives or any lethal instruments. Violations of the rules will lead
to serious disciplinary proceedings, including penalties and expulsion from the
The students have also been barred from playing loud music in
hostels and have been made responsible for maintaining peace in hostels. They
have been made bound to bring into the notice of the administration any illegal
activity in their rooms. Dawn
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Intra-university science exhibition kicks off
Peshawar: The two-day intra-university mega science exhibition
began here Wednesday at the University of Peshawar with around 30 stalls. The
exhibition was organised at the PUTA Hall by the students' societies under the
patronage of the Provost office. Stalls displayed showed students experiments
and work on different research projects in the university. The event was
inaugurated by University of Peshawar Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Azmat Hayat Khan
while Provost Prof Dr Muhammad Bashir and acting Registrar Syed Fazli Hadi
accompanied him. Addressing the ceremony, the vice-chancellor said he was deeply
impressed by the work of young scientists. They needed to keep it up and strive
for excellence in their endeavours, he added.
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Islamia Collegiate School teachers continue protest
Peshawar: The teachers of Islamia Collegiate School Wednesday declared
that they would continue their protest drive till acceptance of their demands.
"Our protest campaign continues. We observe two-hour class boycott every day and
soon we will announce our next line of action," said Shaukat Ali, president,
teaching staff association of the school while addressing a news conference
here. He said with the establishment of Islamia College University last year, it
had been declared that Islamia Collegiate School would be a constituent body of
the university and its employees would be promoted like the university teachers
as per the prime minister's directives. The news
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Two girls, 3 seminary students die in blasts
Peshawar: Three students of a seminary and two girls were killed in two
bomb blasts in two suburbs of Peshawar on Wednesday.
police, in the first bombing in Faizullah Garhi area, some men planted a
home-made bomb and detonated it through a remote control when students of a
seminary were returning home.
Those killed in the incident were
identified as Noor-ul-Wahab, Shakirullah and Saeed Khan whose ages ranged
between 10 and 15. The blast also injured two men, Nazar Hussain and Abdul Wahab
of Janay Kor village.
Those killed and injured in the incident were
taken to the Lady Reading Hospital, where condition of the two injured was
stated to be serious.
A bomb disposal officer said about eight kilograms
of explosives had been used in the blast and parts of the device had been
A police official of the Ormar police station said that
the area was close to an Afghan refugees' camp and a police checkpoint.
In the second bomb blast, some unidentified people hurled a hand-grenade
at the residence of Raees Khan in Muslimabad village, killing two girls and
injuring two others.
The girls killed in the blast were identified as
Kulsoom (11) and Sumaya 13, both cousins, while Nayaab (6) and Iqra, daughters
of Raees, suffered injuries. The killing of the girls triggered a demonstration
by hundreds of area people who blocked the main Charsadda-Peshawar Road.
According to Raees, some unidentified men had thrown a hand-grenade
inside his hujra where the girls were playing, killing two girls.
Abdul Kalam Khan said that some accused, including Daud and Jahanzeb, had been
arrested on the report of a complainant. The SP said organisers of the
procession were at large.
The girls' father, he said, was the owner of a
cattle pen and the accused by using fake names had allegedly sent messages and
demanded Rs500,000 as extortion money, but he had refused to do so. Dawn
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Services of over 1,600 teachers terminated in Dera
Dera Ismail Khan: The Education Department in this underserved district of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was dealt a crushing blow when services of around 1,613
teachers deputed at various schools were terminated suddenly.
fear the move would prove detrimental to education sector in Dera Ismail Khan,
where situation is coming to normalcy after years of unrest, string of suicide
bombings, sectarian violence and target killings besides poverty and
Low literacy rate, poor infrastructure, scarcity of funds,
high dropout ratio of students in the schools and unavailability of teachers is
already bedeviling education in the district. The terminated teachers included
PTC, CT, DM and TT serving in several high, middle and primary schools. They
were appointed in 2007.
Human rights activists believe rendering people
jobless on such a mass scale would lead to humanitarian crisis, especially in
district, which is yet to see employment opportunities, development as well as
other basic necessities of life.
A delegation of these teachers went to
Islamabad where they told reporters on Wednesday they would appeal the
government to help this issue resolved in line with its people-friendly
The participants of delegation said though theirs was a
provincial subject, they pinned high hopes on the federal government to convince
ANP government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to adopt a lenient view given humanitarian
nature of the issue.
Meanwhile, Anjuman-e-Ustazan Dera Ismail Khan
expressed concern at the termination of services of 1,613 teachers and observed
that apart from casting extremely adverse impact on overall poor education, it
would also put in question the livelihood of 1,613 families.
scenes were witnessed during their interaction with media when many of the
teachers burst into tears while revealing their already fledgling socioeconomic
status. "I was hardly making both ends meet, and I am now perplexed as to how
things would go on for me after losing job," said a terminated teacher, Muhammad
Nadeem. He said majority of teachers were married and supporting children and
families through the same job as the sole source of income. The news
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