Biometric Machines to be Installed Across All 27 Punjab University Hostels

Keeping the security level uptight, the administration at Punjab University announced further steps to improve security, especially after the recent clash between student groups.

The machines have already been installed in two of the hostels and is said to be installed across all 27 hostels across, to prohibit the entry of general visitors or non-PU students. Parents, relatives and friends would only be allowed to meet them in hostels during academic hours and if there was any emergency, such meetings would be allowed after academic hours with the permission of the authority concerned.

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The official said the administration had imposed a ban on holding of all sorts of co-curricular and extracurricular activities by student unions/organisations within the campus.

The PU official explained:

“From now on the university administration will be the sole authority to conduct such activities. There will be no co-curricular or extracurricular activity by any individual, group or student organisation in future. Only the admin will arrange/organise such activities in future”

He said any organisation or group seeking to hold such an activity would have to send a proposal to the administration. “If the admin feels that the event is important and good for healthy academic environment, it will own and organise it after an approval by a committee to be formed for this purpose,” the official said, adding those proposing it would have no role in its organisation.

He said chief guests invited by any group/organization in any illegally-held function wouldn’t be allowed entry into the campus as a special vigilance cell would be constituted to keep a close eye on such activities. Similarly, media would not be allowed to cover illegal functions.

Source: Dawn News