ROWDY STUDENTS: The residents of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) phase VIII in Karachi woke up to loud noises on the morning of Feb 28. As they later came to know, the students of some so-called high-end academic institutions had decided to disturb the peace of the locality for reasons known only to them. The ruckus continued for a while. All exit and entry roads remained blocked, office-goers and ambulances remained stranded, and even aerial firing was resorted to. All this while, the police constable on duty just stood by. Why? We still do not know.

Shakir Lakhani


March 11, 2024