Professors, lecturers protest teacher’s killing

University staff blames government, demands added protection for faculty.

Express December 03, 2011


Academics condemned the targeted killing of their fellow Mohammad Danish, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants near his residence in Nawa Killi on Tuesday.

In a memorial held at Balochistan University’s auditorium on Friday, senior professors and lecturers paid tribute to the slain lecturer, who served for seven years at the science and information technology department.

Five lecturers and professors had been killed in incidents of targeted killing since 2008, said Kaleemullah Badech, president of the Academic Staff Association Balochistan.

“Teachers are being targeted frequently with no investigation,” Badech said, adding that “law enforcement agencies have failed to curb the menace of targeted killing.”

“We hold the government and its functionaries responsible for these killings since they have failed to arrest a single suspect behind these killings,” he said.

Professor Saba Dashtiari was shot dead on Saryab earlier this year, Badech said, adding that other victims include pro-vice chancellor Professor Safdar Kyani, lecturer of media and journalism department Nazima Talib and professor library and sciences department Khurshed Ansar.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2011. 


mk | 9 years ago | Reply

My heart goes out to the family of the slain professor. Utterly shameful that such acts are 'allowed' to be committed blatantly without any justice meted out to the culprits. Enough is enough - Pakistan and its people deserve much better! Inshallah, change will come soon.. a competent government and leadership will arrive in the center and change Pakistan for good and make our people proud and respected - our rightful place! My dear brother Danish - your death will not go in vain. This is a promise to your family!

Ali Mardan | 9 years ago | Reply

Being a member of this society I feel ashamed of such horrible incidents where even the most respected cadre in a civilized society is not safe from atrocities of these ruthless animals. The Professors and Teachers are regarded with great respect everywhere in the world except in Pakistan.

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