By Zainab Hasan
(Pak Destiny) Punjab University is again in news for ‘bad reasons’. Islami Jamiat Tulba attacked the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) of Punjab University and injured three students over the issue of boys sitting with girls on Thursday.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran has recently appointed the most junior – Swera Shami – daughter of known anchor Mujibur Rehman Shami the head of the ICS replacing senior most Dr Noshina Salim over a ‘petty issue’.
Many students are seeing the IJT influence in the ICS in connection with the appointment of new head who is not as strict with the IJT elements in the department as her predecessor was.
“Swera Shami’s lenient attitude towards the IJT has caused this terrible incident on the campus which the vice-chancellor should take serious note of this,” says Amina, a student. She said since Ms Swera is simple MPhil she is facing extreme problems in discharging her duties and is taking help from her two colleagues – Sana and Lubna.
“Now it seems three most junior teachers – Swera, Lubna and Sana – are running the department but still failing to check IJT influence. Will VC Prof Mujahid Kamran wake up to this reality and change his ‘ill-advised’ decision. – Pak Destiny