Punjab university clashes: Balochistan home minister calls to de-politicise varsity

LAHORE: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti on Saturday held a press conference at Punjab University (PU) and called to de-politicise the university.

Bugti stated that the university administration had been unable to control the recent student protests which broke out PU. He also thanked the Punjab government for withdrawing terrorism cases against students.

He said that some students went on a wrong path in PU where separatist songs were being played. The home minister also called for a ban on student unions.

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Meanwhile, Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani also held a separate press conference in the university the same day. In his statement, he said that provinces would vet students and then they would be placed at varsities in Punjab.

Earlier this week, students were injured as clashes broke out between two groups of students at Punjab University. On Tuesday, the Pashtun Students Federation (PSF) at Punjab University organised a cultural programme in celebration of Pashtun culture. The students marking the day were threatened by members of Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) who set their camp on fire.

The setting ablaze of the camp ensued violence between the two parties. The police were forced to fire tear gas to control the situation. The clashes also led to cases of terrorism being registered by police against 15 named student workers and 100 unidentified students.

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On Friday, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo formed a committee to resolve the issues. Bizenjo slammed the Punjab government’s discriminatory behaviour with the Baloch and Pashtun students.


Chief minister held a meeting and directed officials to take a legal action against elements responsible for brawl

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