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PU students demonstrate for release of colleague

LAHORE: Dozens of Punjab University (PU) students taking out a rally at New Campus here on Monday demanded immediate release of their fellow Alamgir Khan Wazir. The rally organised by the Pashtoon Education Development Movement (PEDM) was taken out from the Sociology Department and culminated near the Vice Chancellor (VC) office where the participants observed a sit-in which continued till filing of this report. The rally participants carrying banners chanted slogans and alleged that Alamgir Khan Wazir, nephew of MNA Ali Wazir, was picked by unknown people from the university. They criticized the PU administration for not sharing CCTV footage and allegedly threatening the students to end the protest. Talking to The News, PEDM Chairman Rehan Khan alleged that the PU administration is threatening the students with cancelling their admissions for taking part in PEDM rallies. A Punjab University spokesman said all students of the university enjoyed liberty within the orbit of the law. He said no student organization would be allowed to disrupt peaceful atmosphere on the campus. He rejected the allegation of threatening the students.

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