In Peshawar the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) on Sunday night announced indefinite strike in the universities across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against the non-recovery of Islamia College University ViceChancellor Ajmal Khan and his driver.
The decision was taken after an emergency meeting of the association convened after the surfacing of a video footage of Ajmal Khan, wherein he requested the teachers and students to influence the govern-ment for acceptance of the demands of his captors.
The meeting chaired by the provincial chief of FAPUASA, Dr Fida Muhammad, discussed the situation emerging after the airing of the said video footage, as the kidnappers had set a deadline of Nov 20 for the acceptance of their demands. After the meeting, Dr Fida told media persons that their strike would continue across the province in all the universities.
He added that if the government failed to accept their demand and take any step for the recovery of Ajmal Khan, the federation would extend the strike to other universities in the country.
(Dawn Dated November 8, 2010)