Illegal occupants in KU staff town

Karachi, May 11(The News): More than 23 houses in the Karachi University staff town have been illegally occupied by the officers and non-teaching staff of the university. It also includes two house occupied by the Rangers personnel stationed inside the campus.

The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) has expressed its grave concern. More than 200 teaching and non-teaching staff were waiting to get accommodation.

The President KUTS, Prof. Sohail Barkati, and General Secretary KUTS, Dr Abid Hasnain recently met the Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof. Pirzada Qasim to apprise him of the situation and seek immediate remedy.

According to Hasnain, the VC has assured them that the university is serving a final notice to the offenders to vacate or be prepared to be ejected from their houses.

The non-teaching and retired officers living in the staff town are not paying the rent or the utilities, causing heavy financial losses to the university.

Moreover, the Rangers have occupied two B-type houses and one C-type house instead of the house they were allotted. The height of the irregularity is the fact that some retired university officials who have left the university, have given possession of their houses to their relatives.

The teachers and the staff want the VC to take exertive action against the offenders, in order to discourage such actions in the future.

Most of the teachers are annoyed that the Rangers, who were supposed to guard the university against the opposing student factions are occupying different parts of the university including the hostels.

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