Students, PTI workers chant 'Go Nawaz Go' as Ahsan Iqbal visits SMIU

Published: December 3, 2014
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A file photo of workers chanting slogans. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A file photo of workers chanting slogans. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Students of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) and workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chanted ‘Go Nawaz Go’ following a visit by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal to the university in Karachi on Wednesday, Express News reported.

The university authorities, however, did not take any action against the students.

The controversial slogan has been reverberating in public gatherings and upper echelons of the government over the past few months, offending many who are a part of and support the PML-N government.

A professor of Balochistan University had also chanted this slogan, as members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) distributed laptops to students earlier last month.

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  • Sami
    Dec 3, 2014 - 3:30PM

    A person was reading a comment, and he read
    Go Nawaz Go, he once again read
    Go Nawaz go, he again read
    Go Nawaz Go,
    He felt happy, and totally agreed.,

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  • Dija
    Dec 3, 2014 - 4:41PM

    Thank God the management of the University showed maturity and did not penalize the students- had this been run by people with small minds; just as PML-N; the students would have been dismissed by now-Great to see how the Nation is getting well awared and courageous day by day – thank you IK for waking up this Nation – we just required a push and just see the results!!! the generation ahead will indeed remain indebted to IK for this realisation!

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  • Citizen26
    Dec 3, 2014 - 5:00PM

    Freedom of speech and expression is part of democracy.

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  • AnonPak
    Dec 3, 2014 - 5:37PM

    Tribune please improve your reporting standards.

    “A professor of Balochistan University had also chanted this slogan”

    “The university authorities, however, did not take any action against the students” Are you implying that action should have been taken?

    “The controversial slogan has been reverberating in public gatherings and upper echelons of the government over the past few months” I am confused! is Nawaz Sharif asking for his own resignation

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  • a92
    Dec 3, 2014 - 7:10PM

    SHAME ON TRIBUNE, a big shame for spreading wrong news. I am student of SMIU and i was standing at the time Ehsan Iqbal was leaving university premises. I must mention here that all the people enchanting slogans there were outsiders and majority of them in informal dresses, people knew about the visit of Ahsan Iqbal at university so they might already gathered at entrance & exit gates of SMIU.
    I clear this that none of student enchanted slogans there. SMIU is academic institution and not affiliated or concerned to any political party. We (students) go for study not be a part of political games.

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  • raider
    Dec 3, 2014 - 7:34PM

    this is dynastic democracy could not be derailed by chanting go nawaz go

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