BKU aftermath: UET reviews security arrangements for all campuses

Staff asked to closely consider proposals by law-enforcement agencies to improve safety

Our Correspondent February 22, 2016
Staff asked to closely consider proposals by law-enforcement agencies to improve safety. PHOTO: uetpeshawar.edu.pk

PESHAWAR: University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar reviewed security arrangements at all campuses of the varsity.

A meeting was held at UET on Monday, chaired by Faculty of Engineering Dean Professor Dr Noor Muhammad.

Finance Director Naik Muhammad and Deputy Registrar Ali Gul were also present. Security officers of UET’s main campus and satellite campuses gave a briefing about measures taken after the attack on Bacha Khan University  in Charsadda.

The participants of the meeting expressed satisfaction with the overall security situation.

However, Noor stressed the need to identify steps which should be taken to further improve the security in and around UET campuses. Noor said, “We are passing through a difficult stage [in history] where academic institutions are being targeted by terrorists. We need to prepare ourselves for any untoward incident.”

He also emphasised that the security staff of the university should look into proposals given by law-enforcement agencies to improve safety; “No stone should be left unturned”.

The meeting was informed the training of university guards by the police had started.

At least 21 people were killed when gunmen attacked Bacha Khan University, Charsadda on January 20, 2016. Following the incident, security was tightened at educational institutes across the country.

Various security proposals for schools and colleges were floated. The Army Public School Peshawar attack was after which it was suggested teachers be armed.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd,  2016.


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