Words not enough: QAU faculty, students demand action against land grabbers

Varsity’s physics department organized a briefing on the illegal occupation of the university grounds


Our Correspondent January 03, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Faculty and students of the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) on Tuesday demanded action against land grabbers who were encroaching on the varsity’s land.

On Tuesday, students of the varsity’s physics department organized a briefing on the illegal occupation of the university grounds.

Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy, a prominent member of the physics department, told the students and faculty of about the historical background of the issue.

He said that it this was not the first attempt to grab QAU’s land. He added that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) should deal with its long-standing issues pending with the villagers and initiate immediate action against land grabbers as he assured them that the long-term comprehensive campaign against the illegal occupation of the varsity land could still be fruitful.

Dr Hoodbhoy said that though a few political parties had condemned the illegal occupation, but mere condemnation is not enough. He said that these parties must come forward and join QAU against land grabbers.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2017.

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