GCU gets an iron fence


LAHORE – The Government College University (GCU) administration has started constructing a metal fence around the varsity citing an increased threat from terrorist attacks, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources, law enforcement agencies instructed the varsity administration to construct the metal fence. On the other hand, Ravians are unhappy over the decision and questioned construction of the fence when the varsity had no apparent security threats. The varsity administration had refused such a measure over the past two years. It was asked again after recent attacks to which the university administration agreed.
The federal government’s security plan requires educational institutions to construct an eight foot-high concrete wall with a two feet fence, install close-circuit television (CCTV) sets, hire armed security guards, construct barriers, deploy two security guards at main entrances, check all students with metal detectors and also check the identity cards of students, security guards, drivers, bus conductors and peons. But until now, the GCU had failed to comply with the instructions.
All other major educational institutions including the Punjab University, the National College of Arts (NCA) and some others had completed the above-mentioned formalities.