PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai says the students have violated section 144 for which they were subjected to torture. However, the arrested student will be released, he said.

Talking media, Shaukat Yousafzai said that the government was ready for talks with the protesting students but they continued their protest.

He said that the issue should not be politicized as the real issue was not increase in the university fee, but something else.
He said that the university administration had expelled people from the hostel who were living there illegally.

He said that the syndicate of the university had increased the fee as the university fees were not increased for the last two years. He said that the government has ordered the release of the arrested students and treatment of the injured students.

Has said that the arrested students of the Peshawar University would be released soon. “Shaukat Yousafzai has forgot that his own party attacked the parliament, PTV, voilated the same section 144 and created chaos,” said Sajid Buneri, an injured student.

The injured students, while talking to TNN, said that they were being protesting peacefully against fee hike when the police baton charged them. Police tortured and arrested dozens of students of University of Peshawar who were protesting against corruption and fee hike.