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Police close down BZU, hostels for lack of security.

Multan -- The local administration and police closed down Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) and its hostels for security reasons. City Police Officer Azhar Akram said that the university was closed as the administration had failed to take adequate security measures. He told Media that police and intelligence agencies had told the university administration to tighten the security, however, they ignored the suggestion prompting them to shut the hostel and the university.

He said that the university and its hostels will no be opened until the administration ensure security. While talking about the university hostels, he said the boys and girls hostels were also vacated. The girls hostel was vacated in the morning to avoid any inconvenience, CPO claimed.

Late on Wednesday night, boys and girls were evicted from their hostels, leaving most of them in the lurch. When contacted, Vice Chancellor BZU Dr Tahir Amin claimed that the university and hostels have been closed for only two day after police informed them that there was terror threat for the institute. He claimed that the administration has taken adequate steps to ensure security of the university. He dispelled the impression that the university has been sealed.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 29, 2016
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