One dead, several injured as students clash at Islamabad varsity

Fight erupted when JI leader Liaquat Baloch was addressing event at International Islamic University

​ Our Correspondent December 12, 2019
International islamic university islamabad. PHOTO : FILE

ISLAMABAD: More than a dozen people were injured while one died in a clash between two groups during the closing ceremony of Students Education Expo at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

The deceased was identified as Syed Tufail from Gilgit Baltistan (GB). Students told The Express Tribune that Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Naib-Ameer Liaquat Baloch was addressing the event when the members of the opposing party broke into the hall around 9:30pm and started firing.

After this, a clash between the two parties erupted in which Tufail got seriously injured as a brick struck his head while around a dozen students sustained injuries too. All of them were immediately shifted to Pims for treatment however Tufail succumbed to the wounds and died.

As the information spread, heavy contingents of police rushed to the university and controlled the situation. Police officials said that they were searching the hostels to recover weapons and arrest the miscreants.

The university officials have announced that the university would remain closed on Friday owing to the tense atmosphere.

The students sustaining injuries include Amanullah, Abbas, Faisal Iqbal, Jamal Cheema, Maaz Saeed, Noman Zaman, Obaid Munawar, Ali Ghori, Saqib Shah and others.

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