Militants release second video of kidnapped VC

VC says government, students and ANP should take interest in his release otherwise he will be executed after Nov 20.

Manzoor Ali November 08, 2010

PESHAWAR:


Following the release of a new video of kidnapped Vice Chancellor of the Islamia College University Ajmal Khan, the Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA) has announced that all public universities will remain shut for an indefinite period.

PUTA President Johar Ali told The Express Tribune that public universities all over Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will remain closed until the release of the captive professor.

The video, the second in less than a month, shows Khan sitting in front of three masked armed men with a mud wall in its background.

In the video, Khan said that his life was in danger and asked authorities to meet the militants’ demands till November 20 after which he would face death.

The VC said that the government, students and the ANP, should take interest in his release, while stressing that the first video showing that he had been abducted had no impact.

Khan also said the demands of the militants should be accepted by the government; otherwise he will have to face the consequences.

Earlier on October 14, the kidnappers had released another video asking the government to negotiate with the Taliban for Khan’s release.

Khan is one of the most prominent educationists of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and is also a cousin of Awami National Party (ANP) Chief Asfandyar Wali Khan. He was kidnapped from Professor Colony area situated close to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Agriculture University on September 7.

Earlier militants had kidnapped Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) VC Dr Lutfullah Kakakhel.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 8th, 2010.


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amir hussain | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend it is realy a shocking news for pakistan espesialy from educational point of view... Government of pakistan should take action against those, who kidniped ajmal khan ...
Emmon Khan | 9 years ago | Reply | Recommend Mr Mehsud, Please do not justified the coward, stupid, ignorant and brutal acts of these 'mujahideen'. They are the enemies of Pukhtoons, Islam and Pakistan. They are cowards, thieves, bandits and extremely dishonourable people. If they had any honour, they would have confronted the Americans and the security forces who you think work on American agenda. Instead these champions of Islam prey on innocent people such as educationists and doctors. There is no justification for their brutalities, ignorance and hypocricy. Pukhtoons are honourable people. They remain honourable in war as much as they are in peace. Those who kidnap, torture and kill innocent, unarmed people are just destroying the image of both Islam and Pukhtoons. These yahoos must be condemned and not supported in any way. They are simply bandits, dacoits and extortionists who use the name of Islam and Jihad. We, the Pukhtoons should have nothing to do with these criminals and thugs. I must ask you what has an educationist, a vice chancellor of a university to do with the 'homelesness' of the innocent tribal people? Nothing. Do not justify dishonourable and coward acts of criminals!
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