KARACHI - The University of Karachi (KU) has beefed up the campus security after a lecturer was manhandled by some students earlier this week, an official of the institution said on Sunday. A lecturer of the KU’s Philosophy Department was reportedly allegedly roughed up by a group of students after a road accident. The decision was made in a meeting chaired by KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui. It was attended by senior faculty and officials of the university. Siddiqui called for stern action against those responsible for manhandling the lecturer.
It was agreed to heighten security at the campus and to suspend all passes until further orders are given. The powers of the Rangers at the campus have been enhanced. Rangers have been authorised to search the suspect people and vehicles. The number of Rangers troops patrolling the campus has also been increased. Producing the university’s identity card would be mandatory for the students, staff and the faculty. The entry of unauthorised persons or vehicles has been banned in the campus. Visitors at the campus would be issued special cards after showing national identity cards and a specific parking lot is being set up at the campus.