KARACHI- The management of Karachi University (KU) has failed to resume point-bus service for students and employees, as staffers of transport department continued their strike against beating of their colleague. KU administration, including the transport committee in-charge is being criticized in the campus over its failure to restore transport facility as per routine, The Nation learned. Karachi University Employees Welfare Association is trying to defuse the issue emerged on February 18 after some students, allegedly belonging to a political organisation, severely tortured KU bus driver, Nazir, at the zoology department in collaboration with a KU employee, Hameed, who had an old rivalry with the victim. As the association failed to resolve the issue, the transport service could not be restored. Talking to The Nation, the KU students, who availed the transportation regularly, said they were facing immense problems to reach the varsity in time. The strike has forced them, especially the girl students, either stay at home and face irreparable academic loss or avail public transport after paying huge charges. KU Transport Committee In-charge, Dr Zulqarnain Shadab, said the administration had already issued a show cause notice to accused Hameed. "Only 27 point-buses are available at the campus to provide service to over 24,000 students of the university belonging to various parts of the City. The transport system covers only 22 per cent of the total students and the rest depends on public transport or use their own conveyance. Therefore, this is not fair to say that transport strike has reduced the attendance during strike", he said.