40 PU students booked for ransacking VC, registrar’s offices

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PU awards PhD degrees to 5 scholars after approval of thesis

The First information Report (FIR) against 40 students of the University of Punjab in Lahore was registered on Saturday for ransacking the offices of the vice-chancellor, registrar, and public relations officer.

According to the spokesperson of the varsity, two groups of students clashed near the main cafeteria of the varsity on Friday afternoon.

After the chaos ensued, students of the Islami Jamiat Talba group attacked staff members and broke into the administration block.

“They [the students] had sticks, stones, and glass bottles in their hands,” the registrar of the varsity said. “The students attacked the administration officers, harassed them, and chanted slogans against the varsity.”

Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan complained that the students created a sense of fear on the campus which is against the law and the sanctity of the institution. “All these men will be expelled and strict action will be taken against them as per the law,” he added.

Zia Khan, a student leader at the varsity, said that the clash started when students of the IJT “tore off and burnt” posters of a musical event at the university and replaced them with banners of their event.

A statement issued by the IJT, on the other hand, stated that their students were “attacked by members of a nationalist council by sticks after Friday prayers”.

On Saturday, a complaint by the varsity named 13 men. Meanwhile, the police are still trying to identify the other students.

A case under the following sections of the Pakistan Penal Code has been registered against them.

Meanwhile, Punjab University on Saturday awarded PhD degrees to five scholars in different subjects after approval of thesis.

According to details, PhD degrees was awarded to Nayyer Iqbal S/o Ch. Muhammad Iqbal in the subject of International Relations after approval of his thesis entitled ‘Pakistan-US Relations and the Rise of China: Challenges and prospects (2013-2020)’, Nalia Sajid D/o Sajid Ali in the subject of Mathematics after approval of her thesis entitled ‘Innovative Techniques for Constructing Exact Solutions of Nonlinear Evolution Equations’, Muhammad Suhail S/o Shafi Ullah Khan in the subject of Statistics after approval of his thesis entitled ‘Development and Applications of Some New Robust Ridge Estimators for Linear Regression Models Violating the Usual Assumption’, Hina Munir D/o Muhammad Munir in the subject of Education after approval of her thesis entitled ‘Effect of Principals’ Leadership Style on the Classroom Performance of College Teachers’ and PhD degree was awarded to Momina Feroz D/o Muhammad Feroz in the subject of Chemistry after approval of her thesis entitled ‘Molecular Imprinted Polymer Coated Electrochemical Sensors for Evaluation of Biological and Environmental Samples’.

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