Concern on selling of drugs at KU campus

KARACHI: A student organization, Islami Jamiat Talba IJT, here Wednesday expressed serious concern on the dismal state of affairs including selling of narcotics at Karachi University campus and demanded remedial steps on urgent basis.

IJT KU chapter nazim Hafiz Muhammad Bilal, addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club KPC disclosed that said alcohol and other narcotics are being sold at the campus despite the presence of security agencies personnel.

Muhammad Bilal claimed that 572 new teachers have appointed in the varsity on the basis. He said that they would publish the list of these teachers in their campus newspaper, Akhbare Jamia, on 30th April 2013.

He said a canteen that was closed for selling alcohol near the Zoology Department has been reopened, instead of taking a firm action against the wrongdoers.

Bilal regretted that different drugs are being sold in the university in presence of security agencies that opt not taking any action in this regard. He said different people, who are not varsity employees, have occupied land and houses at the campus. He said house allotment committee had announced in a meeting that these illegal occupations would be vacated in a week; however, practically no action was taken against these influential people.

He said that IJT has conducted a survey in the campus in which 7500 people, including students, teachers and employees took part. Announcing the results of the survey, he said only 69.3% people showed interest in academic and literary programs. He said 96% students said they take part in any campaign to solve the campus problems.

Bilal said according to the survey result, the top most issues of the KU campus were transport, canteens, security, and corruption in university offices. He said 71.6% of students expected positive attitude from IJT to solve the campus problems, while 29.4% held stance that “there is no solution”.

He said 100% survey participants think that the transport buses should be increased from present 27 to 100 buses. He said 75% students want restoration of student unions in government educations institutes, while 25% opposed them. He said 90% students showed interest to vote in the upcoming general elections 2013.

General Secretary of IJT University of Karachi chapter Zaid Ahmed, Admin incharge of IJT Tajjul Malooq and other campus activist were present.