A student leader who headed protests against a private university in Lahore for mandating in-person examinations has been picked up by police along with four other activists, the wife of one of the detained activists claimed on Thursday. Protesters are vehemently opposed to on-campus examinations, stating that as all classes were conducted online, so should exams. For now, the whereabouts of the detained activists are unknown.
January 26th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Students across the country are marching against ‘in-person exams’ being unliterally imposed on them by university administrations after months of online classes. University administrations have responded with dictatorial high handedness with several injuries being reported.
January 7th, 2021; Bureau report; LAHORE; Over 2000 AJK school teachers held a protest march in the state’s capital to demand up-gradation of their pay scales. The protesting instructors were brutally baton-charged and tear-gassed by the police.
“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.
December 1st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Today, CJ Lahore High Court called arrest orders issued against political activist Ammar Ali Jan by Deputy Commissioner Lahore 'unconstitutional' while hearing a petition filed by senior lawyers. Ammar termed the judgment a blow to the current regime & it's backers.
Inside sources say that some of the students who were part of the march, particularly those who were leading it had been receiving mysterious phone calls days before the march itself. The unknown callers would threaten them and warned them of dire consequences if the march took place.
تحریر: بصیر قلندر; پشاور; مشال قتل کیس میں انسداد دہشت گردی عدالت کے فیصلوں کے خلاف دائر اپیلوں پر پشاور ہائی کورٹ نے محفوظ فیصلہ سنا دیا۔ پشاور ہائی کورٹ کے جسٹس لعل جان خٹک اور جسٹس عتیق شاہ پر مشتمل بینچ نے محفوظ فیصلہ سنایا جس میں مشال قتل کیس کے مرکزی ملزم عمران علی کی پھانسی کی سزاء کو عمر قید جبکہ ضمانت پر رہا ہونے والے ملزموں کو دوبارہ گرفتار کرنے کا حکم دیدیا۔
The governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa orders an inquiry into harassment allegations leveled by female students of Islamia college university Peshawar against their teachers.
October 26th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; “I agree with the principle that there should be a standardized test for all pre-medical students in the country. But the government should be smart enough to realize that before instituting a standardized test, it is important to institute a standardized syllabus for students across the country,".