IIUI admin held responsible for murder, rape incidents

Senate body report identifies serious shortcomings in university matters

Our Correspondent January 22, 2022


Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator Irfan Siddiqui on Friday presented in the upper house a report of the sub-committee regarding murder and rape incidents at the International Islamic University (IIUI).

The sub-committee probed the murder of student Syed Tufail-ur-Rehman on December 12, 2019, and the rape of a student on June 17, 2021.

The sub-committee consisting of three members reviewed the implementation of the reports of the investigative committee of the university. The sub-committee headed by Senator Engineer Rukhsana Zubairi reviewed the recommendations and implementation of both the investigative reports of IIUI. The report stated that the university administration did not take timely notice of the serious incidents nor did it take effective measures to stop them.

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The report regretted that the university administration did not even bother to visit the house of the slain student to offer condolences. No help was given to the student who was raped and instead his video was uploaded, the report said. The report identified serious shortcomings in security and administrative matters of the university.

The report said that no action was taken against any senior officer except for a few lower-cadre employees and some students and the recommendations of the inquiry committee were not implemented.

Expressing regret over the two serious incidents, the report said that the identity of the IIUI has badly been damaged by the two incidents.

The report said that the president of the university should take notice of the situation. The report recommended that a meeting of the board of governors of the university be convened and all members of the two inquiry committees be summoned.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2022.


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