Federal Urdu UniversityTeachers and students Protest outside KPC

Karachi:May 05:Teachers and students of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast), civil society activists and journalists demanded of the authorities on Monday to apprehend the killers of Dr Waheedur Rehman, a teacher of the Karachi University’s mass communication department, who was gunned down in Dastagir last week.
Fuuast students organised a protest outside the Karachi Press Club, in which dozens of teachers, journalists and civil society activists, displaying placards, banners and shouting slogans against the culprits, participated.
Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan, the former head of the mass communication department at Fuuast and former colleague of Rehman, said the government had failed to protect teachers in the city.
It seems the law enforcement agencies are not taking the murder of Rehman seriously. The murder resembles Dr Shakil Auj’s murder, whose killers are still at large,” he said while speaking to the protesters.

He said the teachers’ fraternity could not work at campuses without fear and it was very important to arrest Rehman’s killers.

Recalling slain teacher’s services, Khan said he had made a great contribution to the development of various institutions, particularly the Department of Mass Communication.

Senior journalist Khursheed Tanveer said Rehman was also a journalist and activist who struggled for the journalists’ rights. “The anti-peace elements are killing teachers, journalists and intellectuals in broad daylight and the government has failed to protect them in the city,” he said.

The participants also demanded that the government should provide Rs50 million as compensation to the victim’s family and offer them government jobs.
They also demanded naming the road from Water Pump to UBL roundabouts after Rehman.
Akhter Hussain Baloch, council member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Dr Azadi Fateh, a teacher at Fuuast, Manzoor Razi, prominent trade union leader, and other civil society activists also participated.The news.