VC asks govt to accept captors’ demands

PESHAWAR: A video footage of the kidnapped Vice-Chancellor of Islamia College University, Prof Ajaml Khan, surfaced here on Sunday, with him appealing to the government to accept the demands of his captors by Nov 20.“The government should accept mujahideen’s demands, which are of trivial nature, by Nov 20, failing which I may lose my life the following day,” he said.Prof Khan was kidnapped on Sept 7 when he was going to his office from his residence.n his first video released last month he had requested the provincial government and leaders of the Awami National Party to get him released.The fresh video, released to some private television channels, Prof Khan who has grown a beard, calls upon teachers and students of the university and sincere workers of the ANP to call upon the government for acceptance of his captors’ demands.
Prof Khan, who is related to ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali Khan, said he had been in custody all this time and he had earlier requested the government through a video to accept his captors’ demands, but his request fell on deaf ears.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said he neither knew who had released the video nor any group had put forward any demand to the government.In a handout issued here, the minister said that Prof Khan was respected by the government and all possible efforts would be made to get him released.“For the sake of humanity we have always strived to get every kidnapped person released and will continue to do so,” he said. – Bureau report.Lecturers association of KP has called for a strike and demanded a quick recovery of kidnapped Professor Ajmal. They have announced to keep all universities closed from Monday until VC is released – Dawannews