Al-Qaeda suspect arrested from PU hostel


Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Khan has revealed that there are armed and illegal occupants residing in the hostels of the varsity.

Dr Mujahid Khan said that the illegal occupants also have an extortion list and was heavily armed. “One room was raided in the hostel and only one arrest was made. Cellular phones, list of Islami Jamiat Talba members, jihadi literature, NATO jacket, clothes and plastic gloves were also recovered,” he said.

Earlier, three suspects believed to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda were arrested from the Punjab University and Township area. According to sources, raids were conducted by intelligence agencies in the residential colony and a suspect was taken into custody.

Agencies had received information that the suspect identified as Shehzad was a bomb making expert working for Al-Qaeda. A retired doctor was also arrested from Township while his son was detained a few days earlier. Law enforcement agencies claim that the father and son were involved in fund raising and logistic support for the Taliban.


OPERATION AT PU HOSTEL: Police is likely to launch a clean up operation at the University of Punjab hostel after an arrest of an Al Qaeda member from its hostel.

The university administration has compiled a list of persons living in the hostel illegally, the sources said.

However, students expressed concern over the action by the PU administration saying some students could be victimised due to their links with a particular student organisation.


IJT DENOUNCES LINK WITH TERRORISTS: In contradiction to the charges leveled against it, Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT) has come up with charges against Punjab University’s management and said that it was due to the apathy of the administration that the situation has deteriorated.

IJT President Pakistan Mohammad Zubair Safdar on Tuesday said that the administration of PU has ill intentions behind its campaign to bracket IJT with terrorists. IJT denies association with terrorists who were found during a covert operation in PU hostel by the police.

IJT president declares his support for the government in its operation in PU hostels to eliminate terrorists. He stressed that IJT has no association with terrorists who are involved in destabilising the country.

President IJT- PU reassured Jamiat’s resolve to continue the struggle under the political, legal and constitutional framework of Pakistan.