Pak Taliban threatens Karachi’s co-education institutions

April 28th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Karachi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Taliban has reportedly warned co-education institutions in Karachi to close down or face consequences, spreading panic among colleges and schools in the city.

Various educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities have received threatening letters and phone calls from the Taliban.

A source privy to the matter revealed that most schools have an affiliation with the Cambridge Board, where male and female students study together without discrimination.

The Daily Times quoted the source as pointing that senders of these threats posed as the Taliban while demanding an end to the co-education system.

It was also learnt that the vice chancellor of the largest university in the city had also received phone calls from intelligence agencies inquiring about possible threats from the Taliban.

The source revealed that the agencies suggested that the VC make the use of the veil (burqa) compulsory for all girl students as a precautionary measure.

It is pertinent to mention here that a number of schools have received bomb hoaxes.

The British Council Pakistan has delayed the schedule of O and A level exams because of the possible threat of terrorism. (ANI)

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