DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Enjoying music cost two students of Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan heavily as the university administration slapped fine of Rs5,000 each on them.

The university administration has issued a formal notification regarding fine on the two students. The punishment has drawn criticism from students who they are highly concerned about the development.

On the other hand, the administration of Bacha Khan University Charsadda imposed Rs10,000 fine each on 14 students for allegedly indulging in politics and violating the rules and regulations of the university.

Provost of Bacha Khan University Dr Haleem said the 14 students were punished for political activities after investigation by the university’s disciplinary committee. According to the notification, the university has imposed fine of Rs10,000 each on students from sociology, agriculture, botany, political science and geo-physics departments and their parents have also been informed in this regard.

The notification further said that these students were involved in unethical activities and wanted to spoil the environment of the university. It claimed that video evidence of the charges against the students are available.

The university students Adnan and Shakeel, who have been fined, said this act of the university administration was unjust. They said they have not done anything wrong and they abided by the university rules and regulations. They claimed that the university administration is targeting them for holding a peaceful walk in 2018 against unjust increase in fee. They went on to say that the university administration was receiving extortion from the poor students in shape of fine. They said they would approach the court against this decision of the university provost.

Provost Dr Haleem, when contacted for his point of view on the issue, said he was busy and going for a class and then switched off his mobile phone. The chief proctor of the university also did not pick up the phone to give his version of the story.

In January, an assistant professor of Gomal University was sacked over harassment charges.

According to a notification, Assistant Professor Muhammad Zubair was sacked after he was proven guilty in probe of harassment, as per the inquiry committee report.


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