HYDERABAD: The Sindh University administration approved a new security plan for its campus and decided to deploy police personnel during a meeting on Saturday. The police and Rangers officials were also in attendance at the meeting which was presided over by SU vice chancellor Dr Nazir A Mughal. Security checkpoints would be set up near the microbiology department, while walk through gates would be established at the main entrances of the hostels to thwart someone’s attempt to smuggle guns inside. Closed circuit cameras would be installed at the faculty of arts building, Allama I I Qazi Central Central Library and the Allama I I Qazi roundabout to monitor the activities of students and outsiders. Officials also decided to block the link road from the biotechnology department to the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, and construct a wall between the Sindh Text Book Board building and the Model School. Another wall would be constructed at the alongside the road which connects the university to the Sindhi Adabi Board to prevent the entry of unauthorised individuals onto university premises.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2012.