[URBANTH-L] NEWS: 14 Punjabi Faculty charged with sedition (carrying the death penalty)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Fri Nov 23 13:25:50 EST 2007

From: Filippo Osella f.osella at sussex.ac.uk
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:12:38 +0000
Subject: Pakistani faculty charged with sedition (which incurs the death 

As a continuation of the attack on all civil institutions, the illegal and
unconstitutional government of Gen. Musharraf has instituted sedition
charges (which carry the death penalty) against the following 14 members
of the academic staff of Punjab University:

1. Dr. Mumtaz Salik, President, Punjab University Academic Staff
    Association (PUASA)
2.. Dr. Asmatullah, Secretary General, PUASA
3. Dr. Haris Rashid, Director, Centre for High Energy Physics
4. Samee Uzair, Law College
5. Amanullah, Law College
6. Mujahid Mansoori, Institute of Communication Studies (ICS)
7. Dr. Shafiq Jallandhari, Institute of Communication Studies (ICS)
8. Nayyar Raza Zaidi, Director, Institute of Business and Information 
Technology (IBIT)
9. Dr. Mujahid Kamran, Chairman, Department of Physics
10. Ziaullah Shah, Institute of Education and Research (IER)
11. Rana Majid IER
12. Prof. Bashir Ahmad, Pharmacy College
13. Prof. Chaudhry Muhammad Nazir, Department of Geology
14. Prof. Abdul Ghaffar, Department of Geography

The FIR against the above 14 teachers of Punjab University under sections
124-A, 188, 143/149 and 16-MPO was registered at the Muslim Town
police. They have been charged with sedition and provoking the masses
against the government for its action of imposing emergency and promulgating
the PCO. This FIR was registered after the above teachers had taken part
in demonstrations against the promulgation of emergency and for the
restoration of the constitution and the judiciary. These were peaceful
protests held inside the campus.

The academic staff of Punjab University are continuing their protest
against the government and the Chancellor of the university and are
demanding the withdrawal of the FIR.

See also:

Miguel Loureiro
Lahore University of Management Sciences 

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