KU fails to restore academic activities
Karachi, Sept 20: The tragedy that struck the University of Karachi still continues to cast
shadows of gloom over the minds of students and teachers as there were no
classes held in the varsity on Wednesday.
The teachers and students
expressed their gloom and anger by tying black armbands and keeping away from
classes. Rangers personnel outnumbered the students and the Vice Chancellor, Pro
Vice Chancellors and their team remained closeted in their offices as they, by
the looks of it, had either no clue or no will to ease the tense situation. Dr
Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, Student Adviser, has confirmed that classes
would resume today (Thursday).
In a related development, the Islami
Jamiat Taliba (IJT) has demanded the resignation of Arman Ahmed, Campus Security
Officer and Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah, Director, Centre for Excellence in Women
Studies, who, according to the IJT, were politicising the situation and helping
In another related incident, Muttahida Talaba Mahaz
(United Students Front) demonstrated in front of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) to
demand the arrest of the murderers of the students. They said that it was
shameful matter that five university students were killed but the KU
administration and the government was taking no action to arrest the killers.
The Mahaz, a confederation of different student organisations including
the IJT, Imamia Students Organisation (ISO), Pakhtoon Students Organisation and
Punjabi Students Association, alleged that the APMSO had based its terrorists in
a private university in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and that they were operating from there
to terrorise and kill students at their will fearing no action from the
The Karachi University Employees Welfare Association has
decided to hold an emergency meeting today (Thursday) at the Administration
block regarding alleged misbehaviour of IJT activists with its employees. A
spokesman of the IJT refuted the allegation saying that the IJT stood for the
upkeep of Islamic values and it could not be part of such actions.
fact, according to him was that Tajuddin, an assistant security officer, was
acting as a mole for the APMSO and trying to tilt the balance in APMSO's favour.
It was against the code of conduct of the university, IJT stressed. The News