KUTS calls off strike after meeting with CM

Karachi: The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) Monday got approval of its three main demands of Joint Investigation Team (JIT), issuance of compensation, and disclosure of the names of persons detained in the murder case of Prof. Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman in a meeting with Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah here at CM House.

KUTS called off its earlier announced strike of suspension of the academic and non-academic activities in the protest of killing of Dr Waheed.

The two hours long meeting was attended by KUTS President Prof. Dr Jamil Qazmi, KU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Mohammad Qiaser, Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association’ (FAPUASA) President Pakistan Naimatullah Laghari and Additional Inspector General of Police Karachi (AIGP) Sindh Ghulam Qadir Thebo.

While talking to PPI Prof. Dr Jamil Qazmi said they had called for a strike against undue delaying in investigation in the murder case of Dr. Rehman. He said the Chief Minister has assured them to resolve their demands soon so they decided to suspend their protest.

He said they got approval of their three main demands: one of them was establishing of JIT to find out hidden hands beyond the killing of Dr Rehman that would be made within two days. He said the earlier announced compensation of Rs 30 million would be released within two weeks to the bereaved family and the names of accused arrested in this case would be disclosed soon.

He said they were informed at the meeting that security officials have arrested four accused.

KUTS’s General Secretary Prof. Dr Haris Shoaib said they can now only hope from the government to meet their demands soon. He said they only want their demands be meet soon to avoid any strike which could be harmful for academic and non-academic activities.

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