Manhandled professor dies in hospital

KARACHI : Leaders of Sindh Professors’ and Lecturers’ Association (SPLA) on Sunday condoled on the sad demise of Prof. Barkat Ali Bhatti, Principal of Government Degree College, Gadap.In a joint statement, SPLA leaders Prof. Athar Husain Mirza, Prof. Siddque Unar, Prof. Muzafar Ali Rizvi, Prof. Ifthkhar Mohammad Azmi, Prof. Yaqoob Chandio, Prof. Khuram Rafie, Prof. Shafqat Jokhio and Prof. Altaf Khoro said that some anti-social elements had entered the Government Degree College, Gadap during the examination of intermediate and they beat up Prof. Barkat Ali on Saturday. As a result he suffered a heart attack and was rushed to hospital where he breathed last on Sunday. The SPLA leaders announced the all college teachers would boycott the examination process on 05th July, 2011 all over the Sindh against this incident.They said that the professors have already informed the Sindh Education Department and administration of Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) about the law and order situation at exam centers and requested for providing security to them but in vain.SPLA leaders demanded of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Caretaker Governor Sindh Nisar Khuhro to take notice of manhandling and harassment of teachers in the colleges of Sindh.PPI

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