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Photo-journalist harassed at GCT

KARACHI- A photographer associated with a leading newspaper of the United Arab Emirates has filed an application with the Provincial Education Department complaining about the harassing and threatening attitude of the some students belonging to the Government College of Technology (GCT), Sher shah.

In the application addressed to the additional secretary of the provincial education department, the complainant, Shuja-ur-Rehman, said that he went to the GCT in the morning of November 18, 2002 to have his son admitted to the college.

He said that as he was sitting in the vice principal’s office along with his son, the college VP and a senior faculty member, a young bearded man wearing black glasses barged into the office and said in a threatening tone to the VP that there would be no admission in the college except those made according to their desire and will. He alleged that the bearded man threatened his son to get out from the room.

He said that all the persons present on the occasion tried to pacify the bearded man but he continued behaving rudely. He said that sensing the danger to his and his son’s lives, he called the 15 and the police dispatched a mobile van of the SITE Police Station with an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) for rescuing him along with his son.

The police rescued them and brought them to the nearest Madadgar 15 Centre, where they formally lodged the complaint. Later, Shuja held a meeting at the Sindh Education Department and brought the incident to the notice of the authorities concerned.

In his written plea, Shuja prayed to the higher provincial authorities to immediately depute Rangers at the GCT and got the college vacated from unruly elements. He also pleaded to the City Nazim, Karachi, Naimatullah Khan, to take action against the elements.

Source: The News