The kidnapping of a university student and setting him on fire, in Karachi raised fear. Haris Javeed 22, a student at the Iqra University, was kidnapped on February 16, was set alight and thrown out of a moving vehicle, a few days later. Some people standing by rescued him and rushed him to a hospital, where he recovering. A note accompanied his burning body, warned that if the operation against militants did not end, other students would also be kidnapped and burnt. A case has been filed and investigation is underway to determine if the incident was a case of personal dispute or terrorism.


Karachi, March 11.