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University in Quetta reopens after being remained closed for two months

The biggest university of Balochistan in Quetta reopened on Monday after being remained closed for two months due to security concerns and formal classes started here on Monday.

The government had closed the university on August 1st due to some security concerns and all students had been expelled from hostels.

According to officials, about 40 teachers had been killed during the last one-year, in an apparent target-killing spree, among which most belonged to Punjab.

According to them, hundreds of teachers, including professors of colleges and universities had given applications for transfers to other provinces.

Professor Kaleem Ullah, President of Academic Staff Association told Voice of America that all teachers of the university were present on Monday but students attendance remained low, adding, majority of the students belonged to far away areas, and therefore, they would arrive within two days.

According to him, police and paramilitary force officials were deployed at main gate and hostels, which were checking people before entry to the university, while the entry of irrelevant persons had been strictly banned.

Kaleem Ullah said the security concerns on which the university had been closed, still existed and the government should take solid steps for the security of teachers.

Kabeer Afghan, leader of one student organization said he is very happy over the opening of the institution and in this regard he protested and took out protest demonstrations.

However, he expressed concerns over deployment of security forces inside the varsity, adding, teaching and learning environment could not evolve in the presence of rifles.

It may be mentioned that the university has about 500 teachers and more than 6000 students.


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