KU professor Dr Muhammad Ismail goes missing


KARACHI Oct 3 (TNS):  University of Karachi Professor Dr Muhammad Ismail, who teaches at the department of Islamic Studies (Usool-ud-Din) was reported missing on Tuesday.

According to family members, around two weeks ago, late at night some unknown people broke into the house and forcefully took the professor with them.

The Security Adviser UoK said that Ismail’s wife gave the report of his disappearance some time back to the chairman of the department, who forwarded the issue to Dean of Islamic Learning and Vice Chancellor of the university.

The university administration, however, remained mum on the subject of the professor’s disappearance for 15 days.

The university administration, including VC Dr Ajmal Khan refused to speak regarding the incident when inquired.

On Sept 21, the members of an intelligence agency carried out a raid and nabbed three alleged terrorists from the University of Karachi’s staff colony.

Official sources said that a captured Ansarul Shariah member, Danish Rasheed, tipped the authorities regarding the presence of three terrorists who were spending the night in the staff colony of KU. As a result, the raid was conducted and arrests made.

Ansarul Shariah came to light earlier in September after the group’s involvement was alleged in the Eid-day attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan.