Islamabad - The Vice-Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University on Tuesday announced to reopen the university and informed the students that the transport services will remain suspended.

Earlier, the protesting students of QAU halted the academic activities again after an 18-day strike and demanded the restoration of expelled students.

However, the university administration failed in resuming the activities after students flattened the tyres of buses, put adhesives in the locks of departments and placed hurdles on the avenues.

The students refused to wait for the report of the review committee constituted to review the punishment awarded to the students and demanded to restore the students to save the semester of Baloch and Pashtoon council students.

The restoration of expelled students from BSC had become a bone of contention between the students and administration who were also later subjected to violence by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).  The Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal also took notice of the closure of the university again by the students. The minister directed the ICT to cooperate with the university administration and restore the academic activities again at the campus.

The minister said that the university could not be given in the hands of few students and no compromise will be made on the future of thousands of students. Meanwhile, the leader Balochistan National Party (BNP), former Senator Sanullah Baloch also held a meeting with the VC Prof Dr Javed Ashraf and discussed the possible ways for the restoration of the expelled students.

The meeting was also attended by the leadership of BSC, however, the meeting went in vain and no breakthrough took place.

An official told The Nation that the VC asked the students and the delegation of the former senator to wait for the report of review committee which will soon present its report and will be discussed in the syndicate on November 17.

The VC QAU uploaded the message on the official website that Quaid-i-Azam university will be open tomorrow, however, the busses will not be running.