KU to give students’ record to intelligence agencies

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To counter the increasing concerns about youth’s involvement in terrorism, the Karachi University (KU) authorities have decided to give the record of students to the intelligence agencies.

According to details, KU Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan has also summoned a meeting of KU’s Academic Council to discuss the matter.

A suggestion was also floated during the meeting to make the police character certificate mandatory for every student. The decision of giving the record of students to the intelligence agencies was taken to ensure the apprehension of terrorists. The KU spokesman said that all decisions will be taken in consultation with the security agencies.

On the other hand, a similar meeting was also held in NED University which was presided over by the varsity’s Vice Chancellor Sarosh Lodhi. The NED authorities have decided to increase the number of CCTV cameras.

This development arises after the Saturday’s gun attack on senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan who survived the murder attempt on his life in Surjani Town, Karachi.

The alleged mastermind of the assault is identified as Abdul Karim Sarosh Siddiqui. He is said to be the student of KU’s Applied Physics Department in 2011. His father is a retired professor of the KU.

Police said he is affiliated with a new outfit Ansar-ul-Shariah Pakistan (ASP) which later claimed responsibility of the killing attempt. Security forces raided Sarosh’s house but failed to arrest him as he escaped after a gun battle which resulted in the killing of a policeman. One of the killers — identified as Hassaan, a lab technician in the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) — was also killed.

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