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Strict action suggested against the miscreants

Lahore : Provincial Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gilani called a high level meeting in Vice Chancellor office after receiving information about student bodies clash in Punjab University on Monday.

The meeting continued for five hours where all the aspects of the untoward incident were reviewed and decisions taken.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zakriya Zakir, CCPO Lahore Captain (R) Amin Wains, PU Registrar, SP Iqbal Town and representatives of concerned departments attended the meeting.

After the meeting the provincial minister addressed a press conference in which he told the media that the event occurred at the University of Punjab was unfortunate and we condemn it.

He said that Punjab University will remain open as per routine and no one will be allowed to stop teaching and learning process at any cost. He said that we need to learn from past mistakes and decisions taken today must be implemented in letter and spirit.

Syed Raza Ali Gilani said that we are not looking at anyone as a regional groups or religious entity. Criminals are called criminals in terms of law and they will be dealt accordingly, he added.

Action Plan is prepared and it is decided to take action against harmful elements who have caused damage to the university belongings and also mistreated students. No unregistered person will be allowed to stay in university hostels and action will be taken against all those staying illegally.

In response to a question, the provincial minister said that the incident’s CCTV footage is available which is being shared with the police. He said that the university administration and police will launch separate FIRs against the unlawful elements involved in the incident.

Mr. Gillani said that no one will be forgiven if found guilty. He said that those who destroy the environment of educational institutions will be brought to book.

Answering to a question, the provincial minister said that the decisions taken in the past have not been implemented and we are facing such situations because of administrations’ leverage in the past. He said that no one will be allowed to create institution within the institution and action on today’s decisions will be implemented at any cost.

Earlier, the provincial minister took notice of clash of student groups in Punjab University and fire at the chemical engineering department and asked the Vice Chancellor to hold an enquiry of the untoward incident.

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