QAU fails to control contraband on campus

Published: January 19, 2017


ISLAMABAD: Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) management has been unable to stop the use of drugs and liquor within the campus premises, QAU Dean Prof Waseem Ahmed said.

In a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training held the other day, he said apart from contraband sale and consumption, gambling was also rampant in the varsity.

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“Wild parties are held in the dorms where people freely consume drugs and liquor…police, on the complaint of the university’s administration, have raided such parties and even made arrests, but all those people go scot free by next morning,” the dean said.

The meeting of the standing committee was held at QAU, under the chairmanship of Dr Amirullah Marwat.

Prof Ahmed said that employees of the university were involved in the supply of hashish and liquor.

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Despite presence of over 200 security guards, the administration cannot control the sale and consumption of contrabands, he said hinting at the power the people behind this illegal trade wielded.

He further said that besides students some unauthorised people were also living in the hostels. Meanwhile, QAU Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Ashraf, while talking to Daily Express affirmed the fact that drugs, liquor and gambling was common at the public sector varsity.

He said 200 guards were not enough to man such a
huge campus.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 19th, 2017. 

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Afshan Ahmadi
    Jan 19, 2017 - 1:17PM

    To cater to this issue, management should realize that their responsibility goes beyond making statements on Express Tribune!Recommend

  • Afshan
    Jan 19, 2017 - 1:19PM

    The QAU management should realize that their responsibility goes beyond giving statements on Express Tribune!Recommend

  • bashir gul
    Jan 19, 2017 - 3:22PM

    First of all see WHO’S WHO, the students mostly are from the elites of Islamabad, everyone knows only the big shots reside there. So ridiculous, they cannot take any action. They must be having the backing of top bureaucrats and politicians., Recommend

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