Islamabad: FAPUASA seeks Supreme Court suo moto notice of Dr Ajmal kidnapping

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Dr Mahr Saeed Akhtar, President Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (Fapuasa), has appealed to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take suo moto notice of kidnapping of Dr Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor of Islamia College University Peshawar.
Talking to The News Prof Mahr said that there are increasing incidents of kidnapping and murder of VCs of Pakistani universities and the Supreme Court should intervene to force the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw authorities to get the release of the kidnapped professor.
He said that Fapuasa observed black day in all the public sector universities and took out protest demonstrations throughout the country but to no avail. Calling the KPK Governor Owais Ghani as incompetent and inefficient, he demanded of the federal government to intervene and ensure the early recovery of Prof Ajmal.
He said that when SC can take suo moto notice of kidnapping of a lawyer, why no action had been taken in case of kidnapping of the vice chancellor of an institution visited by the Quaid-i-Azam. He said that no society could work or develop without teachers. They need utmost attention and must not be ignored, he continued.
He said that when security outfits could recover kidnapped persons related to VVIPs within two or three days, it is strange that builders of our future generation are kept hostages for months. He lamented that teachers have no security of person. He reiterated his demand of providing minister-level security to VCs of all government-controlled universities in the country.
Meanwhile, Dr Eatzaz Ahmad, the outgoing and Dr Afzal Bhatti, the newly elected President of ASA Quaid-i-Azam University have also urged the federal and KPK governments to expedite the efforts for the release of the kidnapped VC. They said that teachers cannot work in an environment where academic freedom is not allowed and they face constant threats to their personal security.

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