Karachi: The University of Sindh in Pakistan has cancelled the admission of a 22-year-old woman student, who received weapons training from Daesh in Syria and was part of a failed plot to carry out a suicide attack on a church in Lahore.
Naureen Leghari, a second-year student of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro, Sindh, went missing in February 2017 from her native town of Hussainabad, a suburb of Hyderabad. She was arrested after two months from Lahore following an encounter in which her associate Ali was killed by security forces.
After her arrest, LUMHS cancelled her admission. She then got admission in the English Department of the University of Sindh in November 2018 but when the varsity got knowledge of her background, it cancelled her admission, the News reported.
Her father, Dr Abdul Jabbar Leghari, is working at the University as a professor in Dr MA Kazi Institute of Chemistry.
Naureen and her father have approached Sindh High Court filing a joint constitutional petition against the University of Sindh, praying that according to article K-25 of Constitution, the University management could not deny her right of education.
Vice-Chancellor Fateh Burfat told the media that University management is verifying the facts that why Naureen was expelled from LUMHS and after getting verification from law enforcement agencies, it will decide about her.
University Spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri said that she concealed facts about cancellation of her previous admission while applying at Sindh University.
“When the administration of the University came to know about the facts regarding annulment of her admission at LUMHS, it cancelled her admission,” he said.
Naureen at the time of her arrest had confessed to her involvement in terrorist activities.
In a confessional statement which was played during a press conference by Pakistan’s Military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor here, Naureen said that she was to be used by the Daesh as a suicide bomber on an attack to be conducted on a church on Easter Sunday.
She said they were given two suicide jackets, four grenades and some bullets by the Daesh to carry out the mission. However, their mission was foiled by the security forces who killed one militant and arrested two others, including Naureen.