QAU teachers’ body wants operation against ‘illegal students’

Published October 3, 2021
A file photo of Quaid-i-Azam University. — Creative commons/File
A file photo of Quaid-i-Azam University. — Creative commons/File

ISLAMABAD: The Quaid-i-Azam University (QUA) Academic Staff Association has urged the capital administration to conduct a clean-up operation in the university’s hostels and in surrounding areas.

The association in a statement on Saturday called for expelling all illegal residents from the QAU hostels and securing the campus so that the university could resume its normal functioning.

It also asked the capital administration to register cases and take action against those causing disturbances on the campus.

“The QAU administration and faculty are of the view that there can be no question of reversal of disciplinary actions or indemnification of past offences on part of current or former students engaged in the recent protests.

The sense of security that is the right of faculty, students and staff has been shattered by the attacks on senior scholars and security personnel and the damage done to the server room of the computer networking cell,” said the statement.

Earlier, it said, the QAU had fulfilled all genuine demands of the protesting students, including a meaningful reduction in fees and charges.

“However, some elements are determined to hold the university hostage and are now refusing to accept the September 29 agreement,” it said.

Under these circumstances, the academic staff association has no choice but to publicly appeal to the government, and all the stakeholders in the higher education sector to ensure the resumption of normal functioning of the university, it added.

Published in Dawn, October 3rd, 2021

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