KPK University students lauded Federal Government for security
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: Students of the University of Agriculture Peshawar
have welcomed the Federal Government's decision to build the
boundary wall around the university premises for ensuring the
safety of students, teachers and staff, terming this a remarkable
and positive step towards peace and progress.
In a statement issued on Friday, KPK students' body, said that the
national agenda for promoting education and providing security to
the educational institutes, must be joint responsibility of the
federal and provincial governments, beyond political affiliations.
The University of Agriculture Peshawar is a prime and only
Agriculture university in the KPK province, and the university
students, in the past, had appealed to the provincial government a
number of times that the university, which is geographically
located at the extreme North-West of the greater campus
constituting University of Peshawar, University
of Engineering & Technology, Islamia College University, Khyber
Medical College and Pakistan Forest Institute, without any boundary
wall, could be a potential target by the terrorists. Few years
back, Prof. Dr. Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor of the Islamia College
University, Peshawar was also kidnapped from the same area.
Initially, the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had
agreed to share just 29% of the construction cost but Federal
Minister for Planning & Development, Ahsan Iqbal, according to
media reports, had announced that Federal Government would bear
100% cost of worth Rs 239 million for the construction of boundary
wall around the Agriculture University Peshawar and its allied
facilities, along with the installation of security cameras and
solar electrification of the boundary wall.