Dow University staffers suspended for evicting women from hostel

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Three employees of Dow University were suspended on Friday after a video went viral of two students being thrown out of the women’s hostel at the varsity’s Ojha campus. The incident reportedly took place at 1pm Tuesday. Since then, a video of the two young women being dragged by their limbs has been circulating on social media. The university’s Vice Chancellor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy claimed that both students graduated a few years ago and haven’t paid the hostel fees since 2014. On Wednesday, the vice chancellor had constituted a committee headed by Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Kartar Dawani to investigate the matter. “After the report of the committee came out, three employees of the university have been suspended till further orders while the additional responsibility of chief warden girls hostel has been withdrawn,” said the university in a statement on Friday. The suspended employees include warden Saima Fawad and two women security guards, Razia Bibi and Kainat Bibi. A notification issued by Dow University Registrar Dr Ashar Ashfaq said that the associate professor of pathology has been relieved from the additional responsibilities of chief warden girls hostel at Ojha. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had also taken notice of the incident and directed Gulshan-e-Iqbal Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Ali Gopang to investigate the issue. The university’s Vice Chancellor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy claimed that both students graduated a few years ago and haven’t paid the hostel fees since 2014. The AC had met the aggrieved parties. He also went to the hostel to get details of the incident from students and submitted his report to the chief minister.