Target killings: KU closed for three days to mourn murder of its dean

September 17, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: A large number of students and teachers of the Karachi University (KU) took out a rally against killing of Dean of Faculty of Islamic Studies, Dr Shakil Auj on Thursday and demanded immediate arrest of the killers.

Dr Shakil was ambushed by unknown bike riders near Baitul Mukarram mosque on Mian University Road, in the limits of Aziz Bhatti police station on Thursday morning, when he was on his way to Khana-e-Farhang to attend a ceremony organized in his honour.

Wave of sorrow and anguish spread in the campus after receiving the shocking news. Teachers at the KU and other universities of Sindh suspended academic activities to mourn the assassination of their colleague.

University of Karachi will remain closed for next three days. All examinations scheduled to be held on September 19 to 21 have also been postponed. New dates for the papers would be announced later.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan took notice of the incident and directed Inspector General of police (IGP) Sindh and AIGP Karachi not to leave any stone unturned in bringing the culprits to book and to submit him a report of the incident.

Karachi Police Chief, Ghulam Qadir Thebo has been formed a six-member investigation team under Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) East Munir Ahmed Sheikh to probe into the murder of Dr Shakeel and Rs 2million rewards has also been announced for any information which may lead to arrest of the killers.

Sindh education minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro also condemned the sad incident. Jamaat-e-Islami, Sindh chapter amir Dr Merajul Huda Siddiqui also condemned the killing of the senior teacher.

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