Sindh sends two VCs on forced leave over violence, harassment allegations



2022-02-14 11:06:00

Shaheed Benazir Bhutto College, Lyari. Photograph: Geo.television/ file
  • VCs of SMBB Medical College Larkana and SMBB College Lyari despatched on 45-day forced leave. 
  • Sindh Universities and Boards Division varieties investigation committee to probe allegations.
  • Dr Hakim Abro and Dr Amjad Siraj Memon exchange briefly dismissed VCs.

The Sindh authorities has despatched the vice chancellors (VC) of two universities on a 45-day forced leave over allegations of harassment and violence towards feminine college students, The Information reported.

An official notification issued for the VCs’ leaves acknowledged that the VCs despatched on leaves headed two of Sindh’s universities named after deceased PPP chief Benazir Bhutto, specifically Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Larkana, and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto College, Lyari.

It stated that inquiries have been launched into the allegations levelled towards each the VCs.

In the meantime, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah determined to briefly appoint Dr Hakim Abro to function the VC of SMBB Medical College, Larkana, in Dr Anila Atta-ur-Rehman’s spite, whereas Dr Amjad Siraj Memon has briefly changed SMBB College Lyari’s VC Akhtar Baloch.

In the meantime, Sindh Universities and Boards Division shaped a three-member committee, headed by Dow College of Well being Sciences’ VC, to analyze the deaths of two college students Nosheen Kazmi and Nimrata Kumari of the varsity.

Each the deaths have been initially termed suicide however a number of days in the past, the DNA discovered on the physique of Nosheen — who was just lately discovered lifeless — matched with one discovered on Nimrita’s physique. This recommended that the identical prison was concerned in each deaths.

The committee has been tasked with finishing the inquiry inside 45 days.

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