Bacha Khan university to remain closed indefinitely

CHARSADDA: The Bacha Khan University in Charsadda re-opened on Monday, four days after a terrorist attack that silenced 21 lives, including students, a professor, and security guards leaving more than 30 injured however later in the day it was announced that the university will remain closed indefinitely.

It was also decided that the university should remain closed until a police check-post is setup on campus and teachers are provided licensed weapons.

A condolence meeting was held at the main auditorium of the university where teachers, students and other staff offered prayers for the departed souls and those injured in the attack. Teachers and staff recited the Holy Quran for the victims.

Four terrorists had stormed the campus of the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday, killing 21 people, mostly students at a boys’ hostel. A teacher, a librarian and other staff members were also among those martyred.

The university spokesman cited harsh weather conditions, repair and cleaning work for the closure. The spokesman added that the decision was taken at a meeting of faculty members that was chaired by the university’s vice chancellor.

Terrorists-hit Bacha Khan University Charsadda closed for indefinite period just one day remain open after a terrorists attack.

A public relations officer for the varsity said the institution has been closed due to maintenance work and cold weather.

It is pertinent to mention here that the university reopened on Monday (today), four days after a terrorist attack left 21 people including students, a professor, and security guards martyred and more than 30 injured.

Strict security measures were in place at the university, with leave cancelled for police personnel posted on guard duty at the campus.

On Sunday, Vice Chancellor of the Bacha Khan University Dr Fazal-ur-Rahim Marwat said the university would reopen for staff on Monday and that classes will resume shortly.

Meanwhile at least 200 students gathered on the grounds of the university on Monday after the gates opened, shouting slogans against both the government and the Taliban.

The ‘facilitators’ behind Bacha Khan University attack were revealed before reporters on Saturday, following a press conference held by Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa.

The director general of the military’s media wing shared details of the probe into the January 20 brutal attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda which had claimed at least 21 lives.

The press briefing began with a recorded telephone conversation between the ‘terrorists and a reporter’ with the militants claiming responsibility for the attack.