Protesting students of Balochistan University have postponed their sit-in for fifteen days after negotiations with Government Committee. The Baloch and Pashtun student organizations had staged a sit-in at the main gate of Balochistan University against the disappearance of two students.
Student organizations are of the view that Sohail Baloch and Fasih Baloch were whisked away from University of Balochistan’s hostel on November, 1.
Initially, the students recorded their protest outside Vice Chancellor’s secretariate and asked VC to play his role in tracing out the missing students. However, Vice Chancellor Shafiq Ur Rehman denied the allegations of whisking away the students from University’s premises and asked the students to end the protest.
On 9th of November, the students shut down the University, boycotting the classes and ongoing examinations. On Wednesday most of the educational institutions in Balochistan were also shut down by the student organizations as a protest against the disappearance of students.
On the direction of Chief Minister Balochistan, a committee was constituted to look into the matter. The Committee had several rounds of meetings with the protesting students and today again the committee had a round of negotiations where it was decided that the sit-in would be postponed for fifteen days.
However, the administrative and academic activities will be suspended in University of Balochistan. A notification has also been issued by University in this regard.
“If the missing students are not traced within fifteen days, we will continue our protest again”, announced the students.