*Campus Updates* Friday’s Protest by Students @ FAST – NU, Pakistan – 9th November

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9th November 2007
15:39hrs: Peaceful Protest by 500 – 600 students held after Juma Prayers.
15:44hrs: Some early photos aired showing students wearing Black Arm Bands gathered peacefully for an effective protest.
15:52hrs: Media came for coverage but was not allowed by the organizers to shoot the videos and photos.


[09/09/07 – 15:39hrs]
A peaceful protest was held today at FAST-NU (National University of Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan aka FAST – NUCES or formerly, SAHICS). Around 500-600 students gathered backstage after Jumma Prayers for a Peaceful protest. All the students were Wearing Black Arm Bands as a sign of protest. Few faculty members also addressed the student gathering.

More details and updates about the protest.. coming up!

[09/09/07 – 15:44hrs]
Some early photos aired showing students wearing Black Arm Bands gathered peacefully for an effective protest. Students and some faculty members gathered at the backstage of the campus after Jumma prayer.




[09/09/07 – 15:52hrs]
Media did come for coverage but they were not allowed to take any pictures or videos. Videos and pictures were taken by FAST-NU students themselves and will be published later.

5 Comments so far

  1. Adeem Basra (unregistered) on November 9th, 2007 @ 8:05 pm

    hmmm any updates ??? photos or video’s

  2. Opee (unregistered) on November 9th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    We have stopped publicizing any updates until we get the officials to forward us the material. We don’t want any misinformation to be passed on. Sorry for inconvenience. Thanks for your understanding!

    Please wait for more updates coming up pretty soon.

  3. V (unregistered) on November 9th, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    Glad to see FAST-NU joining in! I hope others join in as well.

  4. sumbul (unregistered) on November 9th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    way to go! im so proud of my nation and seeing the state of affairs till a few months back, i felt as if the masses were anaesthesised! We are actually able to have peaceful protests and get our message across without setting things on fire or conjuring up riots!

  5. wahaj (unregistered) on November 10th, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    Asa all,

    Looking at our our past it seemed that no matter what happens in this country whether its situation in tribal areas, lal masjid, stock market scandal, sugar shortage etc we really don’t have the guts to protest. All has now proven wrong by the final blunder mr president had taken. The new generation has now understood what this moderate person is up to. He only wants to keep ruling this country by hook or by crook. Every one I have met is mad at him. A normal human being can easily understand that its not terrorism which triggered this emergency rather the fight to stay in power.

    I hope other universities will follow but some courage needs to be shown by teachers ( like shown in fast) as without their support such peaceful protest don’t succeed and would result in a DC ;-). So it is more a wake up call to the previous generation. The new generation is ready to speak out.

    What we all need is to protest non violently as lawyers did earlier and try to unite i.e some kind of a joint lums, fast, pics, ilm and other known technical institutes led function which should be indoor. We need to be carefull in not creating or getting politics involved in this as this is not our job. Our job is to study for the betterment of country and self and when required speakout for the betterment of country.

    This guy has become the east india company for the new generation.

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