I don’t know the details, but TIP has been attacked and a large portion of its equipment has been destroyed. Anybody who can provide more information, please do put it up on Quack! We need to know what actually happened.
TIP is located at Ghahgar Phatack on the National Highway, an area affected by the riots that followed the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
Metroblogging Karachi is reporting the same.
The hostel students were moved to the city campus earlier today (Saturday, December 29 ’07) from where they went to their homes or to stay with friends/relatives. The only people on campus now are the staff and guards that reside there.
The campus has suffered damage in the lab area and design studios. Machines and equipment in that area have also been damaged. The Eqbal Ahmad student’s centre has also been ransacked. It has been reported, however, that the mob did not enter the administrative block. The vehicles on campus have also been damaged. Some of the guards were hurt as they tried to resist the mob from breaking in but no other personnel have been injured. Mr. Gamini is also all right and is currently at a friend’s house in Karachi.
All examinations have been postponed till further notice which will be made available on the Textile Institute of Pakistan’s official website.
This update has been posted by Aasim Ahmed after telephonic accounts from Mr. Gamini Hathiringe and some of the students who were present on campus on Friday morning. Mr. Ali Hafeez Azmat has also confirmed the same.