LAHORE, Sept 20: A senior clerk of the Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies claims that the Islami Jamiat Tulaba activists have given him life threats by sending him a live bullet.
The ICS management on Friday handed over the bullet to the university security officials and submitted an application to the varsity administration to take appropriate action.
Following the incident, the university administration directed all university departments to close admission stalls by Friday prayers.
The IJT activists had also entered into an altercation with the ICS staff over setting up their stall along with the institute’s admission stalls on Thursday. PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran had himself visited the institute and got the IJT flags removed.
An IJT spokesman however denied that its activists had hurled life threats at the ICS employee and termed the allegation a “pack of lies”.
According to the application, senior clerk Muhammad Iqbal received a message from a guard about some visitor at the main entrance of the institute. When he reached there, an IJT activist handed him over a wrapped tissue paper. As he opened the tissue, he found a live bullet.
Iqbal also stated that some four months ago some IJT workers had tried to stop him and his four colleagues but they did not stop and rushed towards the institute. He pleaded that the PU administration and the Punjab government should take strict action against those involved in hurling life threats.
The ICS management has also claimed that IJT’s Hafiz Luqman had also threatened ICS in charge director Dr Noshina Saleem on phone as she did not allow them to set up their “political stalls” inside the institute premises.
Meanwhile, the PU spokesman strongly condemned life threats and said the varsity administration would not bow to any pressure.
PUASA: The PU Academic Staff Association has appealed to the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leadership to stop supporting IJT hooliganism in the larger interest of the children of poor parents, who are studying at the PU.
In a statement, PUASA secretary Javed Sami asked the JI that it did not set up IJT offices in its own educational institutions. He said the JI was conspiring that students should not take admission to PU for the benefit of its private educational institutions. He said the JI’s private educational institutions’ fee was much higher than the PU fee.
IJT PROTEST: The IJT activists on Friday staged a protest demonstration against the VC-group teachers.