The Institute of Business Administration Karachi Student Conduct Committee on Wednesday concluded the inquiry into the matter of leaked video of a dance party that was organized by LGBT activists on the IBA premises. The institute suspended one student for a complete academic while another student has been barred from entering to IBA for the rest of the current academic.

Last week, the video of dance went viral on several social media platforms. After which the student organizations affiliated with religious political parties such as Jamat-e-Islami demonstrated protest against the IBA management and demanded to take action against the LGBT activities who were promoting homosexual culture on campuses.              However, as the video went viral the IBA’s management had formed a committee to investigate the matter as some of the faculty had already expressed their concern over the dance party.

The IBA official statement reads; “On the directives of the Executive Director the matter related to a video reported in the press and social media has been investigated by the IBA Student Conduct Committee”.

Following the findings of the Committee, one of the students involved in the matter has been suspended for one year and the second student has been barred from entering the IBA premises revoking campus access, revoking hostel access, and access to any other institutional facilities and services for the rest of the academic year.

The IBA strongly condemns any such activity which is against the norms, ethics, rules and regulations of our institution and will take appropriate action whenever IBA’s Code of Conduct is breached.

The Executive Director has instructed the management to ensure that our student Code of Conduct is strictly followed in letter and spirit. All social and musical events at the IBA premises have been put on hold until further notice.  The Executive Director has also called a Board of Governors meeting to apprise the members of the Board of the developments at the IBA.

While talking with The News, Head of Marketing and Communications IBA Ayesha Javed said that the inquiry report was confidential and that can’t be shared publically. However, the summary of the report has been shared with media.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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