Lecturers suspend academic activities to protest professor’s killing


KARACHI: Lecturers throughout Sindh are boycotting all academic activities on Tuesday to protest the killing of Professor Sibt-e-Jafar Zaidi.

Earlier on Monday, the Sindh Professors’ and Lecturers’ Association (SPLA) had lashed out at the Sindh government and announced boycott of all academic activities on Tuesday across Sindh to protest the professor’s killing.

The Shia Ulema Council and Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) will also observe a three-day-long period of mourning to protest the professor’s killing, which came as a shock to the Shia community.

Zaidi was gunned down on Monday in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area, which is widely marked as a sectarian attack on the college principal and campaigner of sectarian harmony.

His funeral will be held after Zuhr today at the Amroha ground in Karachi’s Ancholi neighbourhood.