IHC seeks report from QAU VC over ‘harassment’ of students

Court says state has failed in probing these cases

Our Correspondent April 02, 2022
Islamabad High Court. PHOTO: IHC WEBSITE


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the vice chancellor of the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) on Friday to submit a report on the harassment of Baloch students allegedly at the hands of state institutions in the university.

During a hearing of the petition seeking the release of QAU student Hafeez Baloch, the high court also ordered the university chancellor – President Arif Alvi – to ensure that no Baloch student is harassed across Pakistan.

It may be noted that Hafeez Baloch after weeks of disappearance surfaced earlier this week in the custody of the Balochistan police that had lodged a case against him.

The IHC said it was hoped that President Alvi would not let any student face harassment.

“The federal government should issue directives against the harassment of the Baloch students,” the court said while asking the QAU VC to submit the report by next Friday.

The court adjourned the hearing till Friday.


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