Police Search Hostels As Punjab University Opens
Lahore: A contingent of police searched the Punjab University (PU) hostels after the administration reopened the hostels for boarding students on Sunday.
A few students had returned to the university hostels closed a week ago after some activists of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) thrashed and injured a senior PU teacher. PU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has announced that the university will reopen from Monday (today). The PU Academic Staff Association (PUASA), however, which had decided to suspend the academic activities at the university was yet to announce reopening of the varsity.
A general body meeting of the PUASA was scheduled to be held on Monday (today) to decide when to reopen the varsity. A PU official said construction work was done in and around the hostels in order to ensure security which otherwise was impossible in the presence of “miscreants” in the hostels. PUASA President Dr Mahr Saeed Akhtar said the general body would decide reopening of the university on Monday.