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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Balochistan varsity remains closed over teacher’s murder

Staff Report

QUETTA: Balochistan University remained closed on Wednesday to mourn the killing of lecturer Muhammad Danish, who was shot dead by unknown assailants the other day.

Balochistan Academic Staff Association announced a three-day mourning period to condemn the killing. “The association off and on asked for the protection of teachers in Balochistan, but the government turned a deaf ear to this demand. We lost five university teachers. All the murders should be investigated,” said Kalimullah Barech, president of the association.

According to the university’s public relations department’s statement, academic activities in Balochistan University would be restored today (Thursday). A senior police official termed the killing as sectarian targeted killing. However, no group has so far claimed responsibility for the murder. Danish was a lecturer in Science and Informational Technology Department of the University of Balochistan.

Daily Times

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