KARACHI - The NED University of Engineering and Technology students on Monday staged a rally, protesting against the brutal assassination of their lecturer Engineer Muntazir Mehdi alias Mohammad Yousuf.

“Down with terrorism,” Stop murders of teachers,” Killing of teacher is tantamount to killing of knowledge and education,” and “Arrest the killers of Sir Muntazir Mehdi,” were the slogans raised by the students who marched from their departments to the main gate of their university.

Ali Rizvi on behalf of the students and Teachers Union president spoke to the protestors who were also carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans to pay homage to the martyr teacher.

They said that the terrorists were bent upon destroying Pakistan by killing professionals particularly teachers, doctors and lawyers. They said that the terrorists through their heinous crime have put the future of Pakistan at stake. They demanded the government to assert its writ by eliminating the terrorists’ network.

They said that Muntazir Mehdi was educating the generation who will guarantee bright future of the country. They said that the martyr lecturer belonged to a sacred profession but the forces of darkness tried to switch off the light of knowledge by this brutal murder.