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  • IJT, Pakhtun students clash at Peshawar's Islamia College University

    At least two students were injured and 12 arrested on Tuesday after clash between members of the Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba (IJT) and Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF) on the premises of Islamia College University in Peshawar...

    Eyewitnesses claimed that IJT members had stopped and questioned a PSF member while he was walking with a female student who studies at the same institute...

  • Campus violence: IJT version

    But using an op-ed piece to turn the IJT into a villainous creature is against decent journalistic norms practised by Dawn...

    The fact is that the IJT stood up to the cruelty of Gen Ziaul Haq as a result of which he banned the student unions...

  • Pakhtun and Baloch students seek action against IJT

    Baloch Council President Asfandyar Khan alleged at a news conference on Tuesday that the Islami Jamiat Tulba (IJT) was disturbing peace on campus and action should be taken against its activists involved in the March 21 violence wherein 10 students were injured for organising a cultural show...

    IJT spokesman Taimur Khan told Dawn all those holding the press conference were wanted by police in on-campus violence...

  • Punjab University's Pakhtun students protest against IJT

    The Pakhtun students of Punjab University on Wednesday staged a protest against the Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT), a rival student group, in Lahore, while also accusing police of being sympathetic to the latter's demands...

    The IJT had held protests across the city after Ijaz was shot, demanding that the police take immediate action against Pakhtun students who, they alleged, were responsible for opening fire...

  • Pakhtun students protest ‘inaction’ against IJT

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s (PU) Pakhtun students on Wednesday blocked the Campus Bridge to protest against the university administration and police for not taking action against Islami Jamiat Tulba (IJT) activists who had allegedly tortured them...

    The protesters demanded arrest of students and IJT activists nominated in first information reports and a ban on the entry of IJT members on the campus...

  • 50 IJT activists held

    LAHORE: More than 50 activists of Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) were taken into custody by Iqbal Town police for subjecting a student of Wahdat Road Science College to torture on Wednesday...

    Ali Tabish, a student of communication studies, alleged that dozens of baton-wielding IJT activists kidnapped and tortured him...

  • IJT flouts PU policy, holds rally on campus

    Students from the Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT) on Friday took out a rally on the premises of Punjab University in an apparent show of strength in the wake of a clash between rival groups on the university's campus earlier this week...

    Clashes ensued on March 21 after members of the IJT allegedly gatecrashed a Pakhtun cultural event held at the university premises in Lahore in an attempt to halt the proceedings...

  • 5 injured at Punjab University as IJT halts cultural event

    At least five people were injured as students from the Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT) allegedly gatecrashed a Pakhtun cultural event being held at Punjab University (PU), Lahore, police sources said...

    IJT members allegedly tried to halt the proceedings, which resulted in a clash between students at the university, DawnNews reported...

  • IJT ‘throws down the gauntlet’ to PU admin

    LAHORE: Just a few days after a series of steps announced by the Punjab University to control the campus violence, the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) on Friday flouted the ban by taking out a rally on the varsity premises...

    The varsity took drastic measures in the wake of a clash between two student groups -- IJT and Pakhtun/Baloch organisation -- over holding a cultural show last week that left 10 students injured...

  • Arrests made as classes resume at PU after IJT, Pukhtun students' clash

    Police claimed to have arrested four students, allegedly belonging to Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT) from the Punjab University Islamic Centre Hostel, on Monday while IJT claims that 12 of their members were picked up...

    The arrests were made as a result of the First Investigation Report filed against 200 unknown persons after IJT allegedly gatecrashed a Pakhtun cultural event and tried to halt the proceedings on March 21...

  • Peshawar’s mass transit system hits new snag

    PESHAWAR: The much-talked about ‘mass transit system’ in the provincial capital has hit newer snags with those associated with one of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s pet projects are now acknowledging its dream may not realise, not at least in its present term in office...

    Mr Aziz, a born Peshawari industrialist now associated with PTI, who had piloted the project, who has been running from pillar to post, says the Pakistan Railways plans...

  • Peshawar's Sikh community school gets new lease on life

    A school run by the Sikh community in Peshawar will continue operations after fears arose earlier that it would have to halt operations after being asked to vacate premises on Wednesday...

    The Rising Hope Public School located in Peshawar’s Jogan Shah area, next to a historical Gurdwara, is the only private school providing education to the Sikh community in the area...

  • ‘Naan Sense’ the new hot spot in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: It is not a new concept, but in a place like Peshawar when a woman becomes first to open up ‘dhaba’ style open-air café called ‘Naan Sense’, it is talk of the town...

    Students from the University of Peshawar were regular visitors due to the friendly youthful atmosphere of the café...

  • New Peshawar airport

    Peshawar airport was originally a small airfield set up in 1927 in the suburbs...

    When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, there was a rush of Afghan refugees into Peshawar from1980 and onwards...

  • New bus service for Peshawar soon

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has ordered operationalisation of 100 air-conditioned buses from Chamkani to Hayatabad to provide comfortable transportation services to the citizens...

    According to a statement issued here on Sunday, the chief minister issued these directives while presiding over a high-level meeting convened to discuss Peshawar mass transit project at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here...

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