IJT rallys in Lahore, Karachi & Peshawar

LAHORE, Sept 26: Traffic remained blocked for about four hours on Wahdat Road on Tuesday due to the Islami Jamiat Talaba's (IJT) protest against the government and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

The protest was held in front of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal leader Liaqat Baloch's house in Muslim Town, B Block. Commuters faced difficulties, as the diversion from Ferozepur Road to Canal Road in front of the Punjab University's Quaid-e-Azam Campus was also closed due to the construction on the underpass.

Chief Traffic Officer Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said that the jam had occurred due the protest. He said that not only commuters, but ambulances also suffered on Ferozepur Road.

IJT activists shouted slogans against the government and the MQM. They also burned a effigy of MQM chief Altaf Hussain.

According to a press release issued by the IJT on Tuesday, thousands of IJT activists from the PU, the Government College University (Lahore), King Edward Medical University and Government Science College took part in the protest.

IJT nazim (Lahore) Hafiz Muhammad Hassan said IJT activists would surround the Punjab Assembly if the government did not arrest within 20 days the killers of IJT workers.

IJT nazim (Punjab) Allah Buksh Laghari said that the MQM was involved in the killings of IJT workers and that the government should take action against it. He said IJT workers would march towards Islamabad if the government did not stop the MQM from its 'terrorism'.

IJT nazim (PU) Muhammad Ayub said, "MQM chief Altaf Hussain is involved in the killing of thousands of innocent people and the government should award him the death penalty in an open court." Daily Times

Students demonstrate at KPC
Karachi: Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) staged a demonstration in front of the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday to condemn the passive attitude of the police and the government, who, according to IJT, were protecting the killers of the students instead of arresting them.

The demonstrators had placards inscribed with the slogans against Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad, and Prof Pirzada Qasim and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi. The demonstrators questioned the silence of the Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies and demanded that Arman Ahmed, Campus Security Officer, should be removed the partisan approach in the students' clashes.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the IJT informed that armed activists of the APMSO entered the KU campus but a clash was averted due to the restraint by the IJT and presence of the Rangers personnel. Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, Student Advisor, denied any stand-off between the students and said that those who were not the students of KU were not admitted inside the campus. He was informed about the misbehaviour of the university security staff especially women guards who were very rude to the girl students. The security men were mostly discourteous and acted crudely and in an arrogant manner with visitors. They even stopped journalists who had valid entry passes and displayed entry stickers on their vehicles.

In another development, the Karachi University Employees Welfare Association (KUEWA) has demanded of the KU administration to take action against the activists of the IJT who had manhandled and threatened some employees of the university.

IJT holds demo against MQM
PESHAWAR: The Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT), a student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, here on Tuesday held a demonstration against what they called killing of their workers in Karachi by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The call for the protest was given at the districtlevel by Nazim-e-Aala IJT Pakistan Nasrullah Khan Goraya.

The IJT workers blocked the GT road for two hours, resulting in severe traffic jam. Later, they took out a protest rally from Hashtnagri to Firdous Chowk. The protestors were chanting anti-MQM slogans and also burnt an effigy of Altaf Hussain.Similar demonstrations were held in Mingora, Abbotabad, Mardan, Dargai, Batkhela, Timergara, Charsadda, Bannu, and DI Khan. The protestors demanded a "ban on the MQM for its anti-state activities" and arrest those involved in the killing of innocent IJT workers in Karachi. The News



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