Hidden hands behind Punjab University incidents: Spokesman

Lahore, September 26, 2019 (PPI-OT): Punjab University spokesman Khurram Shahzad has said that the recent law and order situations created by some miscreant students was under pre-planned conspiracy to create negative image of the university at specific times. Clarifying his statement, he said that as PU improved 39 times in QS ranking, a minor brawl between two student organizations erupted in March this year however it was projected at large scale through a mobile video to fan propaganda regarding law and order situation on campus. Moreover, he said, on June 24, Nature Publishing group, the world-class publisher of high impact scientific and medical information established in 1869, ranked Punjab University No 1 in natural sciences research in Pakistan.


However, he said, just after two days there was a quarrel between two student organizations aimed at tarnishing repute of the university. He said that on September 13, Times Higher Education for the first time had ranked Punjab University among top 1000 universities of the world. He said that on Sept 24, the role of Punjab University was being acknowledged and appreciated on national affairs during Kashmir conference in which Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir and national political and religious leadership participated.


However, he said, a little far from the venue of the conference, three students quarreled over a minor issue which led to a fight between two organizations to fan negative propaganda against the university. The spokesman said that the timing of the recent incidents was enough to prove that some hidden hands were behind these incidents and such situations were being deliberately created under a conspiracy. He said that a small incident took place at some corner of Punjab University however some powers project it as the law and order situation had worsened on campus.


However, the ground reality is different to the false propaganda, he added. The spokesman stated that in the recent incidents, the administration reached the spot instantly and efficiently controlled the situation. He said that the university has also taken strict disciplinary action against 36 students this year who were involved in such incidents. He said that however, some miscreants were working under agenda and fanning negative propaganda through mobile footages of minor incidents.


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