Pakistan’s second largest university, and known for producing acclaimed scholars, the Karachi University has become a hub of criminal activities. Political parties use students to square personal vendettas. The politicisation of the university is causing stress to students who are serious about studies. Even the heavy contingent of Rangers, deployed in the university, has been unable to manage the rogue element. Innocent lives are lost due to clashes among rival political student groups. Who is to be blamed for this situation? A country where academic institutions are not safe and are turned into battlegrounds, where else could one look for peace and harmony?

SAIMA YASEEN,

Karachi, April 23.