KARACHI: Unidentified armed men shot dead college principal within the vicnity of Liaquatabad police station
Sources said college principal Sibt-e-Jaffar was on his way from the college to his home on motor cycle, when unidentified armed men intercepted him in Liaquatabad area and opened fire, killing him on the spot.
Meanwhile, The Shie Ulema council has announced three days of mournig and demanded that the killers be arrested immediately.
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SAPLA) has also announced to shut colleges on Tuesday against the killing of Sibt-e-Jaffar.
Later talking to Daily Times, SPLA Karachi head Prof. Dr Iftikhar Azmi said, “Some elements are debating that it was murder of a Shia Muslim, not of a teacher. Prof. Jafar taught students without discrimination of Shia or Sunni and even of religion. He was a great teacher and intellectual, who has been killed so that academic future of thousands of students could be ruined. He was associated with Liaquatabad college for almost 32 years.” He further said that peace could be maintained in the society even without eliminating such mindset in the society.
Well regarded intellectual, poet, author and educationist Sibt-e-Jafar was laid to rest here, as large number of noted educationists and civil society members attended his funeral prayers.
Professor Sibt-e-Jaffar, the Principle of D.J. College, was targeted when he left the boundaries of the college on his motorcycle. The terrorists, who are believed to be sitting in wait, opened fire on him. He was rushed to be Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where the doctors claimed he has already embraced martyrdom.
His death comes as a great shock and loss to an already suffering nation.
Sir Meer Anees, we failed to protect your spiritual heir. There seems to be no place in this country for education and literature, as power, here, conquers all.
Watching Sibt-e-Jaffar, an old, weak man, travel on his motorcycle around the city, one could never guess what a threat he posed to the enemy. He is one of those people who will be remembered not because of the memories he gave us, but for the work he did.
The martyr worked tirelessly for Shiites as well, for which we can never repay him.