Security of Peshawar varsity beefed up

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In the wake of two recent blasts in University of Peshawar, the varsity administration Wednesday beefed up security measures and set up a central control room to manage any emergency.

In a meeting, presided over by Vice Chancellor Dr. Qibla Ayaz, it was decided that Close Circuit Cameras would be installed at designated places within sections and academic units immediately to keep eye on suspicious activities.

Besides contact numbers of the newly established central control (duty) room were communicated with the directions to report any activity, event that can lead to a security problem for rectification at the earliest.

The closure time for University hostels were designated to be 11pm sharp, said the spokesman of the varsity here.

The meeting launched quick response force to look into any extraordinary situation on the campus. The force would work under the office of provost and see to maintaining good order within University hostels specifically. It was decided to sensitize the students about the prevailing circumstances and sought their support in maintaining conducive study environment on the campus. Putting of chest cards for the students were made mandatory for their identification and maintaining record for entry exit of guests to and from hostels, departments and units at University of Peshawar were announced to be implemented immediately.

Director Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management Prof. Dr. Amir Nawaz Khan delivered presentation on emergency response management on the occasion. He was given the responsibility of imparting emergency preparedness and management training to selected faculty members and support staff of the University.