KARACHI: Outrage poured in after three students allegedly tortured an Assistant Professor named Dr Mustafa Haider of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) while he was leaving the varsity in his vehicle.
IBA in a statement released said, “Being one of Pakistan’s most well-respected educational institutions, we at the IBA Karachi understand the importance of teachers, hold them in high esteem and respect and impart the same values to its students, staff, and faculty members.”
The IBA Karachi strongly condemned any misconduct against teachers by any member of society. An altercation involving an IBA student and a faculty member from the University of Karachi is highly regrettable.
“The matter has been forwarded to the IBA Disciplinary Committee for necessary action. We will also invite a senior Professor of the Karachi University to be part of this Disciplinary Committee,” the statement reads.
IBA Spokesperson said, “The IBA has strict measures in place to discipline any misconduct and will not tolerate any act which would bring the IBA into disrepute.”
“The IBA will work with Karachi University Teachers and will resolve the matter amicably and work towards the welfare of the teachers in future,” the University’s Spokesperson said.
Reportedly, the incident occurred when the teacher asked a group of students blocking his way to step aside but the students abused the professor after an argument broke out between them.
It was reported that students and a security guard of IBA slapped the teacher and tortured him.
Earlier, teachers of the University of Karachi also gathered outside the Karachi University to protest against the attack by closing the university gates and cancelling all the classes.