Firing on Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University accused arrested

Vice chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University Muhammad Ali was fired upon and the vice chancellor was unharmed.

Vice Chancellor: Police say that the accused who fired has-been arrested the firing was done during the ceremony.

Islamabad Police have said that the weapon has-been recovered from the arrested accused while further investigation is going on Quaid-e-Azam University.

Quaid-e-Azam University: How did the Vice Chancellor survive the assassination attempt during the flag hoisting ceremony?

Firing on Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University accused arrested

Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad

What are you doing ? He told me to step back or I will shoot. As soon as he spoke of the bullet I immediately jumped on him & firmly held his hand & turned towards the sky & then sound of fire rang in my ears. I held his hand more firmly after which my other companions grabbed him from behind.

This story was told by Quaid-e-Azam University Professor Dr. Ishtiaq Ali to British news who foiled an assassination attempt on the vice chancellor of  university participating in the flag hoisting ceremony in Islamabad federal capital of Pakistan on the morning of Pakistan's Independence Day.

According to university registrar Raja Qaiser the incident took place after the flag hoisting ceremony at the Central Library when a man pulled a pistol on the vice chancellor & fired 3 shots.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah confirmed the attack on him to the BBC and said that he survived today because of his colleague's presence of mind.

According to him accused has been working on contract in the university since 2016 but he has never had direct contact with me.

Islamabad Police have arrested the accused : registered a case of this incident. In his initial statement accused has told the police that he has been working for seven or eight years on a very low salary but he is not being given permanent employment.

According to Dr. Ishtiaq Ali As soon as the accused placed the pistol on the vice chancellor's couch I was standing about one meter away with two other colleagues at that time. I immediately shouted and said What are you doing? Just as soon as the words of bullet came out of his tongue then without thinking jumped on him and held his hand.

Firing on Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University accused arrested

Firing on Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University accused arrested

Firing on Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University accused arrested

Vice Chancellor did not panic at all.

He said that he did all this within two or three seconds and the main reason for his success was that the Vice Chancellor did not panic at all & stood with great composure due to which the accused could not succeed in his intention.

According to Dr. Ishtiaq when he was holding the accused hand, he was trying to somehow free his hand & fire at the vice chancellor.

According to him in this attempt accused fired three shots but fortunately, all the people present there including the Vice Chancellor were miraculously safe.

University registrar Raja Qaiser, who was also present at the event told the British news that the accused was not an employee of the university but an intern in a department.

University professor Dr Sohail Yusuf, who was with the vice chancellor at the time of the incident, told British News that there is no application on record from the accused in which he talked about permanent employment.


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An intelligence report was received even a few months before the attack.

According to Dr. Sohail Yusuf Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah has been serving here for four years & most employees were promoted during his tenure.

According to him a few months ago there was a report from the intelligence that the vice chancellor may be attacked.

According to him In the light of this report we had taken some necessary measures related to security. He said threat was reduced to a great extent but what happened on the morning of Independence Day was very unexpected.

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According to Dr. Sohail, this incident happened at 10:08 AM. According to him it has been found from the CCTV cameras that the accused was waiting for the arrival of the vice chancellor's car for ten minutes.

However unexpectedly the Vice Chancellor got busy chatting with colleagues.