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Teachers on strike over kidnapping by Taliban

PESHAWAR: University teaching staff in northwest Pakistan have gone on strike indefinitely to protest against the Taliban’s kidnapping of a prominent academic.
Taliban kidnapped Ajmal Khan, vice chancellor of Islamia College University,
in September from Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province.
“Academic staff in all government and private universities in KPK have gone on strike from today,” Shuja Muhammad Khan, the provincial president of Pakistan’s university academic staff association, said on Monday. “We will not go back to classes until the government secures the safe release of Dr Ajmal,” Khan told AFP.
Despite promises from intelligence and law enforcement agencies to negotiate the academic’s release, Khan said: “We will not accept just lip service.” Amn Tehrik stages a protest: Amn Tehrik staged a protest in front of the Peshawar Press Club against the swelling incidents of bombings and suicide attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Amn Tehrik leader Zar Ali Khan led the protest in which various social activists participated. The demonstrators said it was shocking for them that terrorists blowing up mosques and shrines in the name of religion and they were not even sparing the children as several schools were also being bombed by the terrorists.

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