LUMS assistant professor missing

Published: January 21, 2016
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The report said he was suspected of ties with some extremist outfits. PHOTO: LUMS

The report said he was suspected of ties with some extremist outfits. PHOTO: LUMS

LAHORE: 

A spokesperson of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) said on Wednesday that an assistant professor of the university was missing and that the varsity had no information about his whereabouts.

Yasser Hashmi, the LUMS spokesman, said that the university had received reports that Dr Shazib Ehsan Sheikh, a faculty member of Suleman Dawood School of Business, was detained by security agencies. “There is no information as to which agency has detained Sheikh and the nature of the charges or investigation.”

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On Tuesday, Express News had reported that an assistant professor had been picked up while leaving the campus. The report said he was suspected of ties with some extremist outfits. The report said that his laptop had been seized and that he was suspected of being in contact with terrorist outfits through social media and via email. Hashmi said, “We presume Dr Sheikh to be innocent until any charges against him are proven in a court of law with due process allowing him a chance to clear his name.”

“We expect that those who have detained him will present him as soon as possible.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 21st, 2016.

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  • usman786
    Jan 21, 2016 - 11:29AM

    He was such a harmless and helpful Professor. Meet him few times. I think he may have relations then he is trying to bring back those lost soulsRecommend

  • Aqeel
    Jan 21, 2016 - 12:43PM

    Very polite person. Well educated and moderate in his approach. Not for a single instance i felt he is tilting towards extreme views. I pray for him. Regardless of how strong case might be against him, The treatment of Pak forces of taking people as they please without any proper Chanel is gross misconduct of powers. If they have good case against him, they should present it instead of taking him like kidnappers.Recommend

  • Ek Pakistani
    Jan 21, 2016 - 12:44PM

    I do not know about him but i would say here it is about mind set and you hardly know how people can manage and take things here in Paksitan . We need to support our agency in this war. as this is the matter of Pakistan Recommend

  • Spyrogyra
    Jan 21, 2016 - 1:23PM

    Those who know him and have studied under him can vouch what a fair, polite and caring person he is. I don’t believe he can have any terrorist connections.Recommend

  • fast
    Jan 21, 2016 - 1:57PM

    It is a very sad news. There is no rule of law. You can pick anyone, and blame them to have relations. I hope, they show the case with proof. But we all know he will be in the custody for years without any word on the charges.Recommend

  • Touheed
    Jan 21, 2016 - 2:03PM

    He was my teacher. a very humble person. Our agencies should have known how to handle teachers. I hope he is safe and will be released and return to his job soon.Recommend

  • Ghazi
    Jan 21, 2016 - 2:34PM

    Guys beware… when you recruit from LUMS… Dont know how many are following Taquiyya sincerely like this professor Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Jan 21, 2016 - 3:58PM

    @fast: 100% agree with you this incident that agencies can put anybody anywhere terrorizes me…..Recommend

  • abu noor
    Jan 21, 2016 - 4:25PM

    @Ghazi:

    Please do not blame LUMS for this. Any person at any where can have different thoughts vs the institution. LUMS has created its name through extreme hard-work and we should not damage its repute. It is still one of the best learning place in our dear Pakistan. God bless this country with peace!Recommend

  • Feroz
    Jan 21, 2016 - 4:50PM

    The heading (LUMS assistant professor missing) is misleading. Is the Professor missing or has he been arrested ? I hope if he was arrested his family has been informed, else they will be worried sick. Recommend

  • salman
    Jan 21, 2016 - 4:58PM

    Good work security agencies. The snakes who lives in with in ourselves never gave us glimpse of their real being until damage has been done.Recommend

  • Baloch
    Jan 21, 2016 - 7:28PM

    @Aqeel:
    Before making a fool of yourself with such comments, Please enlighten yourself with the Pakistan Protection Ordinance that allows picking up any suspect with terrorism links and detaining them for up to 90 days without a warrant.Recommend

  • Gb
    Jan 21, 2016 - 9:16PM

    Now I can say Parveen Hoodboy was absolutely right about the start of extremism at LUMSRecommend

  • muzammil Ullah khan
    Jan 22, 2016 - 7:20AM

    Safoora Goth killing mastermind was also a graduate from IBA. Most of the killers were well educated. In normal life they were also polite and humble. There is more to a man than his outer image . Agencies must be having solid leads to pick up this guy. So wait and be patient before coming out in support of this fellow.Recommend

  • Akbar
    Jan 22, 2016 - 5:37PM

    Before hurling abuses at ISI, please realize that it is not known which agency picked him up.Recommend

  • muhammad shoaib
    Jan 22, 2016 - 8:23PM

    In the land of the pure, Judiciary the 3rd pillar of state is slowly being destroyed and anarchy will spread if law is not followed. No major or colonel can decide who to pick and who to release. If Pakistan is to survive for thousands and million years then rule of law to be followed and habits of behaving like militant and gangs should be avoided. Security forces should follow law and protect judiciary and bring all missing persons in front of court either they are acquitted or punished but we should not behave like militants. Judges are free to decide as they wish. If some one want to punish criminals without evidence then bring act in parliament but do not behave like kidnappers. Long live judiciary and long live civil and human rightsRecommend

  • Majeed
    Jan 23, 2016 - 9:35AM

    In the current situation of our country, we should support our agencies, as it is obvious thing that terrorist have facilitators in our society and these facilitators should be hanged to eradicate the terrorism.Recommend

  • Adil
    Jan 23, 2016 - 3:30PM

    Where is VC? He has this tendency to side with whoever has more power. Wrong guy for the job of VC.Recommend

  • Uzair
    Jan 23, 2016 - 10:08PM

    So anyone can be picked up without warrant and/or due procedure? People who picked him up illegally must be prosecuted!Recommend

  • Saqr
    Jan 23, 2016 - 11:21PM

    It’s amazing how some are building the argument “well, such people are humble and nice on the outside, but his inner self is evil…” Sounds like garbage from fiction like American Psycho and Hannibal, not fact.

    If the authorities believe anyone is a terrorist, they should obey the rule of law and present formal charges, conduct a trial in court and present their evidence.Recommend

  • saraa hussain
    Jan 23, 2016 - 11:38PM

    all liberal secular people are support terrorist LUMS professors shame on ur not a faithful citizens our ISI most respectable agency of the world Recommend

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