Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Home Affairs Waseem gets tough with student organisations IJT & PSA
Karachi, Sep 1: Regarding the continuously tense situation outside the JPMC
involving the Punjabi Student Association (PSA) and Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT),
and the vacating of hostel rooms, the Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Home
Affairs, Waseem Akhtar alleged that the elements present in the hostel were not
students of the college but had come from other colleges of the city and were
residing there illegaly. These 'students' were extorting from shopkeepers and
were also invloved in threatening the doctors.
Three students have been
killed in the clashes between the IJT and PSA - two belonging to the former,
Farhan Ahmed and Hafiz Abdur Rehman, while the third, Saleem Awan, belonged to
Waseem said, that the JPMC is an educational institution and
not a place for violence, crime and politics. Secondly, he said, this violence
has not only affected the JPMC as an educational institution but as a hospital
too, as thousands of patients come there for medical treatment. Making them
victims of other people's enmity is being unfair to them, he felt. He said that,
during the past few days, the JPMC had become a place of violence and the
students were continuously resisting the law-enforcers with arms and had also
blocked main Sharae Faisal. When they were arrested, he continued, they started
protesting and alleging that innocent students were caught by the LEAs. But what
type of innocence is it when they are armed and targeting each other, he
Waseem stated that the responsiblity for this lay with the
leaders of student organisations who were behind such acts.
He also said
that it was noticed the most of the students were not studying in the college
and were present there with arms. The persons who have been killed in the
violence were permanent resident of up-countries, he said. waseem said that they
had cleared the hostel of students because there were no genuine students
residing there to begin with - only criminals.
In one of the FIRs lodged
at the police station, three students of the PSA, Kamran, Tanzeem, and Kashif,
had been nominated and all of them were students of Karachi University and were
residing in the JPMC hostel.
The 26 activists of the PSA held by the
police were from the nursing and cardiology departments. One was selling juice
at the JPMC. One was a telephone operator, some were from Jamia Millia College,
and came here for criminal activities, Waseem said, and maintained that families
all those who had been arrest or killed in the violence were not residing here
but up country.
Regarding the IJT, he said that about 17 activists of
the IJT were held for rioting outside the JPMC while 13 were held against the
arrest of those who had been arrested as well as for disturbing
He requested the leaders of both the organisations to stop this
He warned that next time such instances take place, leaders of
the student organisations would be rounded up and no instigation will not be
tolerated. The news
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