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.”
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.