LUMS denies arrest of student over Pathankot attack

Published: January 14, 2016
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The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Thursday denied reports that a student from the educational institution was arrested for involvement in the Pathankot air base attack.

“No arrest was made,” Director General Administration Amir Khan said in a statement on the Facebook page of LUMS Students and Alumni Action Committee (LSAAC).

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The LUMS administration said the rumours of a student’s arrest over the January 12 attack circulating on social media originated from Indian media and a private Pakistani news channel. “The student in question is a hostelite, currently in LUMS. He is not a graduate nor is his father an army officer as claimed by the news outlasts,” the post read.

However, the post stated that the LUMS administration will fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies if the need arises, adding the news reports were “irresponsible journalism by news agencies”.

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Earlier, media reports had suggested that three suspects, including a student of a private university, were picked up by security agencies in connection with the recent terrorist attack on Indian Air Force’s base in Pathankot area of India’s northern state of Punjab.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Certitude
    Jan 14, 2016 - 4:18PM

    The terrorist elite. Previously it was just IBA’s name in the headlines, now its LUMS. I believe we seriously need to reexamine the models of education system in PK. Just a thought. God Bless Pakistan, and Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Usman
    Jan 14, 2016 - 4:23PM

    I was also quite surprised on seeing this news!Recommend

  • Shehrayar
    Jan 14, 2016 - 4:24PM

    Blaming the most prestigious institute of Pakistan ‘LUMS’ over terrorism charges is completely irresponsible thing to do.Recommend

  • Mubashir Mahmood
    Jan 14, 2016 - 5:22PM

    Its a shame that pakistani media names anyone with any investigation/proofRecommend

  • SKA
    Jan 14, 2016 - 6:22PM

    He was not arrested for any involvement. If anything, he can sue the media for defamation now because this was false and highly irresponsible journalism which is hurting his reputation and will likely hurt his career. Recommend

  • Ross
    Jan 15, 2016 - 12:16AM

    I used to see this guy at library and was pretty shocked to see his picture on the backpage of the newspaper today morning…. just wondering how much trauma is he going through by such irresponsible behavior of media. He should sue the newspaper and the channelRecommend

  • Jan 15, 2016 - 12:40AM

    Now Liberal universities are also creating terrorist.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Jan 15, 2016 - 12:53AM

    @SKA:

    Blaming the most prestigious institute of Pakistan ‘LUMS’ over terrorism charges is completely irresponsible thing to do.

    Speaks volumes over what most prestigious means in the connect of Pakistan.Recommend

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