Bomb explodes at Karachi University

At least three people injured in small explosion on campus, exams to go ahead as scheduled.

December 28, 2010

KARACHI: At least three people were injured as a result of a blast near the cafeteria in Karachi University on Tuesday.

The university, however, will remain open and the examinations will be carried out according to the schedule. The injured received minor injuries and were shifted to a nearby hospital.

The explosion resulted in a low intensity blast in the bushes close to Masjidul Imran.

Superintendent of Police Naeem Sheikh, speaking to Express News, said that one kilogramme of explosive material was used in the blast. He cited lack of proper security arrangements at the university for the blast. He said that the motive behind the blast could only be ascertained after a full investigation of the matter.

A large number of students had been present at the university as it had re-opened after a recent closure due to clashes on campus.

Students gathered to protest after the explosion and chanted slogans against the university administration. The students staged sit-ins first at the administration block and then at the silver jubilee gate of the university.

A meeting chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the university was convened to review the situation. The administration had initially decided to shut down the university down for three days but later withdrew the decision.


Farhan | 12 years ago | Reply Karachi University is fact becoming a place of breeding ground of religious fanatism. A number of banned and unbanned religious groups can be easliy spotted distributing hate material inside and outside university. Worst of all they are in close contact with other big parties who think on same pages as they take this world. Anyone who want to confirm this can go to NIPA chorangi bus stops especially in morning hours and there you find students of KU/non-KU distributing political material and lecturing students. The other threat to KU is political parties (who use their clout for unhealthy activities...) and their student wings. Many of the department chair persons are directly selected by political parties, to say the least, they can go to any extent save their power in departments.
unknown | 12 years ago | Reply Its Conspiracy against vice chancellor
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