PESHAWAR - Amid tight security arrangements, Chehlum and a condolence reference in the memory of the Shuhada of Bacha Khan University (BKU) was held here on Monday at the university.

A smartly turned police contingent presented salute to Yadgar-e-Shuhada at the BKU. Vice Chancellor of the BKU Dr Fazal Rahim Marwat, Captain Nasir, DIG Mardan Saeed Wazir laid wreath of flowers at the Yadgrar.

Moreover, Quran Khwani was held for the departed souls of the martyred.

Prominent among those who also participated in the reference were star cricket player Younis Khan, Secretary Higher Education Department Farah Hamid and ANP’s General Secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussian.

They offered Quran Khwani and offered Fateha Khwani for eternal peace of the departed souls.  On this occasion, heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies’ personnel guarded the university premises while an additional checkpoint has been established.

Talking to media persons, VC Dr Fazal Rahim Marwat said that with pen nefarious designs of the militants would be foiled. The morale of the students and other staff of the BKU is high. He saluted Pakistan Army for fighting against the militants, he added.

The VC said that the whole nation is standing shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan Army. About the investigation committee’s findings report, he said that he has not received any report so far.  In his brief speech, cricketer Younis Khan condoled with the bereaved families, saying they are equally sad and grieve over the happening of the brutal incident.

Younus Khan also attends Chehlum of martyrs

Star batsman Younus Khan Monday visited Bacha Khan University in Charsadda and attended Chehlum of the 21 martyrs at the University's campus. Younus Khan remained there for some time and offered Fateh for the departed souls and lauded the efforts of the government and Pakistan Army in combating the menace of terrorism.

Talking to media, Younus Khan termed Pakistan Super League (PSL) very fruitful for the upcoming youngsters who were part of the tournament. He said as the Indian players had benefitted from Indian Premier League (IPL) in the same way Pakistani players would also benefit from the PSL.

About Pakistan and India match in the Asia Cup, Younus Khan said the match was a pressure match and unfortunately the Pakistani players failed to take the pressure.

He said once Pakistan used to win every match against India but now India has quality players like Virat Kohli, Raina Rohit etc who give tough time to every team. Pakistan would certainly bounce back as it also has quality players, he hoped.

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