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Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Karachi University to share records of suspicious students with intelligence agencies

KARACHI: Details of Karachi University students suspected of being involved in suspicious activity will be shared with intelligence agencies, sources informed on Tuesday.

Karachi University Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan decided in a meeting that the varsity will coordinate and take assistance from law enforcing agencies for the security of students and will take every possible measure to ensure the same after one of its pupils was reportedly found affiliated with a terrorist group. 

However, in a press release the varsity denied reports that records of students are under scrutiny and a compulsory ‘character certificate’ will be required from students enrolling in the varsity, said a spokesman for KU.

The spokesman added that the news was baseless and contrary to the facts and any such decision has not been taken yet.

It was earlier reported that the varsity will approve in its next academic council session a proposal for students to obtain 'character certificates' from police stations.

Police are searching for Sarosh Siddiqui, the suspected mastermind of the Eid-day attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, the opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly.

Police said Siddiqui, who escaped a police raid on Monday, is a student of Karachi University and a commander of terrorist group Ansarul Shariah.

Slain attacker was lab technician at DUET: sources 

A meeting was held at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) on Tuesday after it was revealed that one of its officials, too, was involved in the attack on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader. 

Sources said Hassaan Israr, one of the attackers who was reportedly beaten up by witnesses and then shot in the head by police, worked in the university's electrical engineering department as a lab technician. 

He had obtained a BA degree from a local university and his father is a teacher at another university, sources said further. Law enforcement personnel have taken his entire education record into possession as part of their investigation. 

Meanwhile, in a meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi, the administration of NED University decided to enhance security checks and increase number of CCTV cameras on the entrance and exit gates of the university, informed the varsity's spokesperson.

Security in-charges, hostel wardens, and administrative staff were present in the meeting to review the security situation within the campus. 

Police are conducting raids across the city to nab Siddiqui, who is on the run. Sources said several persons have been arrested in the raids, including an MSc student. 


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