University of the Punjab faces Taliban tactics

The University of the Punjab, one of Pakistan’s premier institution of higher learning with some 30,000 students, is facing unrest from a student group Islami Jamiat Talaba.


An article in the The New York Times indicates that the student group is receiving support from a surprising source – national political leaders. They have given it free rein, because they sometimes make political alliances with its parent organisation Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s oldest and most powerful religious party. See the article by Sabrina Tavernise on the University World News site.

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