LAHROE - Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran on Wednesday expressed the hope of getting rid of illegal residents from varsity hostels with the help of law enforcing agencies.

During a media briefing in the backdrop of alleged Al Qaeda operatives arrest from varsity’s hostel number one some days back, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said a scrutiny process had begun for verification of illegal residents at the 26 hostels of the varsity which would be completed soon. He hoped varsity would resolve the issue of illegal residents at varsity hostels on its own. He said if they would need, they may contact law enforcing agencies. He said in past varsity administration at times sought police support to deal illegal residents but efforts failed due to political pressures over police and the divide among faculty members of the varsity. Referring to a meeting with the Secretary Higher Education Punjab, the VC said that the secretary gave him a message from the government that no such elements would be tolerated in the educational institutions. He said, “the secretary offered me for any help.” Every one has right to have any ideology but no one would be allowed to undermine law and moral values, he added.

During the briefing a video, which was captured during the search of the room wherein the alleged Al Qaeda operative was residing, was also showcased.

The video showed Jihadi literature at the residence of alleged Al Qaeda operative.