LAHORE:(APS)March 21, 2017-At least five people were injured as students from the Islami Jamiat Taleba (IJT) allegedly gatecrashed a Pukhtoon 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, APS News reported.
Following the clash, police reached the campus and used tear gas to disperse the violent crowd.
The five injured have been shifted to Jinnah Hospital, police sources added.
“The cultural show was being held with the PU administration’s permission, but IJT had issues with the activity being held so they tried to halt the proceedings,” PML-N stalwart Rana Sanaullah told media
“Measures are being taken to make sure that the students involved in the disruption are held accountable,” Sanaullah said.
“[Jamaat-i-Islami leader] Sirajul Haq talks about fighting terrorism, the National Action Plan and building a positive narrative on one hand, but his own people are involved in creating such disruptions on the other,” the provincial lawmaker said.
Sanaullah further said the police had been asked to inquire from the PU administration about the people involved and file a case against those involved in violence.