ISLAMABAD Condemning the brutal killing of Dr Farooq Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor of Swat University, the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA) has once again announced to observe complete strike on October 5 in the universities. The representative organisation of the teaching faculty of all the public sector universities has given countrywide strike call again on the governments failure in providing security to academicians and due to non-acceptance of their demands. The universities in this regard would observe black day and a strike on October 5, the day which is usually associated with expressing love and regard to teachers across the world and is known as 'Salam Teacher Day. Kaleem Ullah Bareach, Secretary General FAPUASA, while talking to TheNation said Dr Farooq was a well-known writer and religious scholar and his death was a great loss to the country as huge vacuum is created that would not be fulfilled. He said it was the third incident that Vice Chancellor of a university had been targeted. Earlier, Dr Latifullah Kakakhel, Vice Chancellor of the Kohat University of Science and Technology was recovered after six months of his kidnapping. In another incident, the government had failed to track the whereabouts of another kidnapped vice chancellor of the Islamia College University, Ajmal Khan. He said the association demands of the government to pay compensation to the bereaved families of Dr Farooq and his security guard and bring the culprits to justice. He lamented that demands regarding the payment of increased salaries to the university employees were also not fulfilled. Though the government, after the protests of the universities, in order to cool down the tempo announced to release allocations for the payment of 50 per cent raise and 15 per cent medical allowance to the employees of universities yet practical steps have not been taken as yet and they have not received the pledged raise. So we would observe 'Salam Teacher Day as Black Day. It has also been learnt that the Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr Javaid Laghari has written letters to the Governor and Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa showing concerns on the continuing incidents of kidnapping and killings of the academicians and asking them to take measure for the security of educational institutions and academics.