Missing KU professor Dr Muhammad Ismail reaches home


KARACHI Oct 4 (TNS): University of Karachi Professor Dr Muhammad Ismail, who was earlier reported missing, reached his home safely on Wednesday.

Dr Ismail, who teaches at the department of Islamic Studies (Usool-ud-Din), went missing on September 15, according to his family.

The professor’s wife informed today that Dr Ismail reached home at 2 AM, adding that he bore no torture marks and was in good health.

The professor’s family earlier said that around two weeks ago, late at night, some unknown people broke into the house and forcefully took the professor with them.

The university administration, however, had 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.

It is pertinent to mention that 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.