Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information& Higher Education, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani Tuesday said that operation clean-up would soon be initiated in four public sector universities of Peshawar to purge these institutions from arms and ammunition besides ensuring conducive and peaceful academic environment.
Presiding over a high level meeting of Vice Chancellors of Peshawar University, Agriculture University, University of Engineering and Technology and Islamia College University Peshawar, he strongly condemned clash among students that resulted in killing of a student of Agriculture University.
The meeting reviewed the overall security situation at the universities and they approved a cleanup operation in the university’s hostels against arms, ammunition’s and outsiders.
It was also decided that close circuit cameras would be installed at the four universities to monitor the overall activities and respond timely in case of any untoward situation.
The meeting also approved that students would take prior permission from respective Vice Chancellor if they want to organize any event in the jurisdiction of the university and would also get a written permission in case of any chief guest from outside the university. The meeting further decided to constitute a Student Grievances Committee of students on their issues.
Meanwhile, the participants of the meeting was informed that an inquiry committee was probing the tragic incident happened at agriculture university and identifying the causes and responsible for necessary action.
The Provincial Minister noted on the occasion that wrangling amongst different groups of students at universities always disturb the academic environment besides causing bad name for the university.
He held the universities’ administrations responsible to overcome the rifts among students and do not allow a handful of elements to play with the future of students.
He affirmed that KP government has ended political intervention in educational institutions to ensure transparency, peaceful academic environment and observance of merit.
Secretary Higher Education Farrah Hamid Khan, Special Secretary Home Sirtaj Khan, Capital City Police Officer Ejaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Dr. Rasool Jan, VC Agriculture University Dr Zahoor, VC UET Dr. Imtiaz Gilani and VC Islamia College University Ajmal Khan attended the meeting.
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