LAHORE - The leaders of Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) executive council have said that Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) activists have abducted and brutally tortured Institute of Agricultural Sciences’ (IAGS) lecturer Nadeem Shad late on Thursday and detained him illegally for several hours.

“We called upon Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to immediately take strict notice of the issue and take stern action against the culprits involved in the incident to ensure safety of teachers on campus,” they added.

Addressing a press conference at IAGS along with Shad, ASA executive council members Dr Mahboob Hussain, Dr Faheem Aftab, Dr Muqeet Javed, Dr Abid Chaudhry, Dr Sardar Asghar and others strongly condemned the episode and said that it was the traditional practice of IJT goons to misbehave and torture teachers. They said that IJT’s past was full of such incidents and there was need to control its hooliganism.

“This is a sensitive issue and it is the time for the government to seriously take notice and intervene to protect respect of teachers,” they appealed.

They also called upon the chief minister to purge university from such terrorists. Narrating the incident, lecturer Nadeem Shad said that he was serving IAGS for last seven years and was on his way to home late on Thursday situated at Barkat Market after having his dinner at Moon Market when he was intercepted near Campus bridge by a few IJT activists.

He said that the IJT goons summoned another 5 activists who tortured him and abducted him on gunpoint. He said that they took him to a tent behind Jamia Mosque as they had broken locks of the gate and tortured him with iron rods. He said IJT activists had also snatched his CNIC, university card, ATM and cash. “They detained me for several hours as well,” he added.

Shad also showed his wounds to the media on the occasion. Police have registered an FIR on his application in which the complainant had named IJT activists including Hafiz Abdul Muqeet, Behram Saeed and over a dozen unknown persons.

Meanwhile, in a press statement Punjab University Registrar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali and Resident Officer-1 Prof Dr Sajid Rashid strongly condemned abduction of PU lecturer of Institute of Agricultural Sciences Nadeem Shad and brutal torture on him by IJT goons.

In a joint statement, they said that the administration would not tolerate any activities of violence on campus and strict action would be taken against the culprits involved.

B.Com fee & form schedule

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Punjab University Examinations Department has issued the schedule for submission of admission fee & forms for B.Com Part-I and II, Annual Exams 2015. According to the details, for regular candidates, the last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 18-3-15 (by hand) and 6-3-15 (by post) while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 24-3-15 (by hand) and 17-3-15 (by post).

For private candidates, the last date for submission of admission forms with single fee is 30-3-15 (by hand) and 20-3-15 (by post), while the forms can be submitted with double fee till 6-4-15 (by hand) and 30-3-15 (by post).

Commencement dates of the said exams will be announced later. Detailed schedule is also available at PU website www.pu.edu.pk.