MULTAN-A special branch report has disclosed that drugs are being sold and used by the students in Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) Multan with the involvement of security guards, some teachers and students in drug peddling.

The report was compiled by a secret agency a couple of months back and sent to all the authorities concerned including the varsity administration but no action has so been taken against the perpetrators. The report identified that the security guards, some teachers and students were involved in drug peddling. It further pinpointed that about 40 security guards came from the walled city area were also involved in drug peddling.

“Similarly, the students from Balochistan and KPK areas are bringing the drugs which are later supplied to the students,” the report further stated. It was estimated in the report that about three percent female and eight per cent male students were using drugs.

A BZU spokesman said that the varsity administration took all-out measures to stop infiltration of drugs in the campus. He added that the BZU administration extended all out support and gave required information to the law enforcing agencies when the report was received.

PROTESTS: The students of Government Post Graduate College Civil Lines, Multan staged a big demonstration at Chowk Katchehry on Wednesday to lodge their protest against shortage of faculty.

The protesters assembled up at the Chowk and carried out non-stop sloganeering against Punjab Government. They also staged a sit in which caused a brief traffic jam.

Talking to the journalists, the students pointed out that the college was already short of faculty, yet many teachers were transferred. They added that the transfers resulted into a serious faculty shortage. They said that the principal of the college was not ready to relieve the transferred professors in view of existing shortage but the Director Colleges Multan Syed Haider Abbas Gardaizi unlawfully relieved them.

The Director Colleges was of the view that the secretary higher education department had ordered the transfer of the said professors and it was his duty to ensure the transfer as directed by the higher authorities. He said that shortage of teachers in colleges can be removed by appointment of college teacher interns (CTIs). It is the duty of college principal to manage proper faculty, he added.

However, even after the appointment of CTIs in Government Post Graduate College Civil Lines, Multan there is still shortage of teachers. In six subjects including Urdu, Mathematics, commerce, Arabic and mathematics, available professors are overburdened due to the non-availability of required number of teachers.

The activists of PML (N) youth Wing staged a demonstration against Indian aggression on Control Line. Dozens of N workers gathered on Khanewal Road under the leadership of Abdul Rehman Fari, Habib Sanghera and Asif Ansari and shouted slogans against India. They burnt Indian flags and condemned Indian terrorism.

Addressing the protesters, the speakers said that Indian aggression on control line took dozens of precious lives besides destroying many houses in recent days. They added that India wanted to divert world’s attention from her terrorism in held Kashmir through shelling on the border. They declared that entire Pakistani nation stood united against India and paid glowing tributes to Pakistan Army. They demanded immediate hanging of Indian spy Kulbhoshan.