BNP Holds Sit-in Protest Demands Strict Action Against Culprits of UOB Blackmailing Scandal

Yahya Reki
Quetta: Balochistan National Party (BNP) leaders demanded strict action against the culprits involved in the blackmailing scandal after a sit-in protest outside the University of Balochistan (UOB), on Saturday.
BNP and Baloch Students Organization (BSO) jointly launched a rally from the Sariab customs area at 10:00 Am in the morning. The rally culminated into a sit-in protest outside the main gate of the University of Balochistan, which continued till evening.
Participants of the sit-in chanted slogans against the administration of UOB and demanded strict action against university staff members, who were involved in blackmailing and sexual harassment of the students.
“This scandal is a pre-planned game to prevent Baloch females from attaining education,” said Senator Jehanzeb Jamaldini, while addressing the sit-in protest. He said that this incident tantamount to closing the doors of education on female students of Balochistan.
Malik Abdul Wali Kakar, Central Vice President of BNP, said that the silence of government is an indication that they are trying to protect the culprits. He claimed that this incident is meant to prevent the students from UOB from getting awareness. “We will not make any compromise on our tribal values and protect our national integrity,” He added.
Haji Lashkari Raisani, a central committee member of BNP said that the former government of Balochistan provided two extensions to Vice-Chancellor of UOB, who was the mastermind of the blackmailing scandal. “It is the duty of the state to take action against the culprits of this scandal otherwise we will drag them on roads through our tribal justice system,” He claimed.
Shehnaz Naseer Baloch MNA, Parliamentary leader of BNP MPA Malik Naseer Shahwani, MPA Shakeela Naveed Dehwar, Nazeer Baloch Chairman BSO, Sajid Tareen Advocate among others spoke during the protest.
Speakers of the sit-in demanded to establish an inquiry committee in the supervision of retired judges comprised of members of political parties and student unions to probe the recent scandal UOB.
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