Dr Riaz — a professor at the University of Karachi (KU) — was severely beaten up an hour ago by Rangers personnel at KU.
There was tension throughout the day at Karachi University and all the gates were locked. By 05:00 p.m. Dr Riaz decided to leave for home. He reached the main (silver jubilee) gate of the university, and told the Rangers personnel there to open the gate so that he may leave. He’s a teacher and has the right to get gates opened. The Rangers personnel got abusive, pulled Dr Riaz out of the car, and started beating him up with the butts of their rifles and sticks. They kicked him with their boots as well.
It is sad that such treatment has been metted out to a faculty member, we sincerely condemn this action and hope that a proper inquiry is conducted to bring these guilty to task