Punjab University Student Refuses to Receive Medal from Salman Taseer

Punjab University Student Refuses to Receive Medal from Salman Taseer

A LAW graduate of the Punjab University on Saturday refused to receive a gold medal from Governor/Chancellor Salman Taseer, registering his protest against the silence of the PPP government over the May 12, 2007, incident in Karachi.

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The top position holder of session 2004-07 of LLB programme, Muhammad Shahid, went onto the stage but did not receive medal from the governor. He asked the governor why no action was being taken against those responsible for the 12 May incident although the PPP government knew that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was behind for it.

“The lawyers were burnt alive and people were killed publicly,” he said, questioning the governor that why those responsible were not being brought to justice.

After registering his protest, the student left the stage and did not receive the medal although he was offered the medal twice by the governor. The unexpected move of the student stunned everyone present.

Talking to the media, the student said the purpose of his protest was to make the government realise its duties. He said: “I asked the governor why the PPP government was silent over the issue as the MQM was part of the government.”

Source: The News

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