LAHORE – Punjab University Islami Jamiat-e-Tulba held PU administration responsible for Sunday’s gory drama wherein acting nazim of IJT was allegedly killed and another student was seriously injured by Abrar Watto.

IJT Nazim Rai Haq Nawaz while addressing a press conference at Punjab University on Tuesday blamed PU administration for supporting Abrar Wattoo, the alleged killer. Along with other officer bearers, the Nazim said the PU administration supported the killer on many occasions. They said also blamed that PU VC fanned the sectarianism in the campus in order to prolong his ‘rule’. They demanded Punjab government to arrest the murderers as soon as possible and constitute a judicial commission on the issue. The leaders gave a deadline for the arrest of murders till Wednesday afternoon otherwise IJT would not be responsible for the law and order situation of universities.

PU spokesman while responding the press conference of IJT strongly refuted allegations leveled by IJT activists. He said IJT had always tried to misguide media by distorting facts. The spokesman said that Awais Aqeel and Abrar Watto both were not students of Punjab University and the administration had already requested the officials concerned to launch an operation in order to get PU hostels vacated from illegal occupants. The spokesman said the IJT activists spoke another lie that Abrar Watto was reinstated by PU Disciplinary Committee while according to the facts, Watto was reinstated by examination committee and he was an IJT Nazim at that time. The spokesman said IJT activists showered petals on him when he went to examination centre to take examinations. According to PU spokesman, another contradiction in IJT press release was that some PU officials were backing Watto. While in its own press release, the spokesman stated, IJT had admitted attack on the houses of member syndicate Prof Dr Shaukat Ali and Controller Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali by Watto, which was contradicting IJT’s previous allegation on its own. The spokesman clarified that PU administration was above of all types of biases and all of its decisions and policies clearly reflected national thinking of administration. He said that all the quarters concerned know the elements that misbehaved with teachers and were behind all the incidents of crime.