The administration of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has suspended three students and fined two others for protesting against the university for taking examinations in-person this session.
The students, namely Muhammad Junaid, Muhammad Farrukh, and Muhammad Haroon, have been suspended for a semester on the charges of provoking students against giving examinations in-person.
Zunair Haider has been fined Rs. 20,000 for calling for a protest via his Twitter account, and Daud Ahmad has been fined Rs. 5,000 for responding to the latter’s call.
In other news, the Lahore police detained several students of the University of Central Punjab (UCP) in an attempt to disperse them as they protested against the university’s decision to conduct on-campus examinations.
Similar protests reportedly took place all over Pakistan, prompting the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to heed the situation. It has now directed universities to make their own decisions about conducting either in-person or online examinations.