ISLAMABAD - Security arrangements made by the administration of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on the arrival of British Secretary of Justice Jack Straw on last Wednesday irked the visitors. The expected time of arrival of Jack Straw was 1730 hours but the security agencies declared the area high security zone just three hours before and started operation to vacate the area from the common visitors, who often visit the area to enjoy their leisure time. The administration of IIUI arranged a lecture of British Secretary Jack Straw in Faisal Mosque Campus Auditorium on the topic of "Pakistan and the United Kingdom: A Living Bride". More than five security barricades were set up for the participants of the seminar. Mostly among them were teachers and students from various universities of twin cities like Qauid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi and IIUI itself. On the other hand, it was necessary for them to enter the auditorium passing through the said hectic security hurdles deployed by the security personnel. Some teachers and students had objected the abusing security method but security personnel threatened them of dire consequences. "I come daily with my friend for the purpose of relaxation at evening time during the holy month of Ramazan in the Faisal Mosque Park but security personnel ordered us to flee away from the area as no one was allowed to stay here," Yasir Riaz, a resident of Navel Colony told TheNation. "Security personnel not only abused but also tortured me physically and mentally when I was entering the seminar hall. They were asking me to prove identity but when I showed them my National Identity Card, they refused to accept it and kicked me out," said a student who came from Qauid-i-Azam University to participate in the seminar. "Why not a person having National Identity Card is trusted in our own county while many foreigners were participating here without any identity," another student was asking the security officer there who was not ready to allow him enter the auditorium. A group of students told this scribe that security personnel threatened them of dire consequences if they objected to their discriminatory behaviour. When this correspondent talked to the security officer, he replied no one could dare ask him regarding his duty except his high-ups. While explaining his point of view he said that a very distinguished guest from abroad was coming there so to clear the situation from any vulnerability was his duty. In shape of long queues, a large number of women were also standing outside the IIUI auditorium. Even women were not allowed to enter without passing through the long hectic security barricades. TheNation has learnt that administration of the university first invited the students and teachers by sending them invitation cards of the seminar but later turned deaf ears when the students and teachers contacted them regarding the misbehaviour of the security personnel deployed there on the behest of IIUI administration. It was also learnt reliably that schedule of the said Secretary visit was deliberately delayed to avoid any critical discussion or long questions answer session. And when his speech finished, the administration started serving the iftar process by saying that it had very limited time. Fareed Hussein, a student at IIUI told TheNation that security arrangements were causing embarrassment for them. He said that university integrity was also damaged badly with such kind of irrational strict security measures adopted by the IIUI administration. A university teacher on the condition of anonymity told this scribe that many other teachers at IIUI were against such arrangements but the University President Dr Anwarul Haq Siddique turned the deaf ears towards a serious matter of concern along with his three friends who had been ruining the image of the university since long. He further said that quality of education had been witnessed towards a downward trend since the Dr Anwar had been appointed as the head of the university.