Nawabshah: 3 varsity teachers sent to jail
NAWABSHAH: A court has sent three teachers of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) to jail for two days on judicial remand. Prof Daleel Khan Jatoi and lecturers Hameed Akhtar Sanjrani and Ilyas Bhutto, all in handcuffs, were produced by police before a judicial magistrate in Nawabshah on Monday. They were arrested from the university premises on Saturday while leading a demonstration outside the vice-chancellor’s office. The teachers, along with students, were protesting against termination of the services of registrar Kehar Khoso and lecturer Anwar Mansoor Mangrio.
The VC called the police, which caned the protesters, causing minor injuries to two women teachers and a few students.
The arrested teachers were charged with creating chaos and threatening the university’s security staff that they would not let the administration hold the syndicate meeting.
An FIR has been lodged by the university against Prof Jatoi, lecturers Ilyas Bhutto and Hameed Akhtar Sanjrani.
Meanwhile, the Sindh chapter of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association has threatened to boycott teaching and examinations if the FIR is not withdrawn and action not taken against police officials involved in Saturday’s action. A meeting of the Sindh chapter of the association at the Quaid-i-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology condemned the teachers’ arrest and called upon the governor and the chief minister of Sindh to terminate the services of SBBU vice chancellor Arshad Saleem and reinstate registrar Khoso and lecturer Mangrio. The meeting was presided over by Prof Usman Keerio, provincial chief of the association.