KU Unrest: Talks successful, exams resume

Karachi University vice-chancellor Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui agrees to Students’ Alliance demands.


Express December 22, 2010

KARACHI: Karachi University vice-chancellor Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui agreed to all the demands made by the Students’ Alliance in a meeting on Wednesday.

The main demand of the student body was to remove the newly-appointed campus security officer Naveed Siddiqui, who was known to have leanings towards a student organisation affiliated with a political party.

As the negotiations were a success, the alliance announced the end of its protest and so, according to a university notification, all BA, BSc, MBBS and BDS examinations will be held from Thursday (today). The centres and timings of all exams will remain the same.

Karachi University’s semester exams had been postponed since November 25 after a clash took place between two student organisations. A Karachi University Teachers’ Society protest ensued, pushing the exams further. The teachers’ boycott ended on December 20, but the Students’ Alliance protest shut the varsity down for two more days.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 23rd, 2010.

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