Security first. Are we really safe?!

Why isn’t anyone aware and talking about this ?! 

Two days ago, while in my free slot I was sitting somewhere in TIP scrolling randomly through Internet trying to kill some time,when I stumbled upon something, something terrifying, something that actually made me scared of being there. and for the first time in my life ,I felt scared of being in TIP.

 

Here is what the headlines of Aaj news said :
“KARACHI: Around 12 terrorists including Al-Qaeda Sub-Continent leader have been killed on Monday in police encounter in Karachi”
The headline off course sounds like something normal for us, the karachiites as these things have become norm for us but then I read the details and it got me thinking and worried as it said:

“The police encounter took place in Pipri and Gadap area of the city. Eight terrorists were killed in Pipri and four others in Gadap. The other terrorists included members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and other banned outfits as well, A large number of weapons were recovered from their possession”

I didn’t want to believe this, so I did my own research and as it turned out several other news agencies such as Dunya News, The express Tribune, News one and several others, seemed to be reporting the same thing.

I have linked all the news sources for you all to read and decide for yourself whether this article is a hoax/just an over exaggeration of the situation or is it actually something we all should seriously be worried about.

 

 

Just in case you didn’t know , the Pipri area is the one opposite to steel town i.e.it falls Inside 8 Kilometers radius of TIP, Considering the recent security threats to Schools, colleges and universities all over Pakistan , the fact that so many terrorists with such weaponry were found is extremely unsettling to me, In fact I actually salute the hostilities and who are actually able to eat,sleep and function normally in this situation.
We are all aware of the fact that the security of TIP is anything BUT ‘tight’.
We don’t even have fences/Barbed wires on our walls and our security guards are not armed, though when this semester started there was an official notification that said that these things are being installed guards are also currently being armed along with the security cameras being put up for surveillance but after three weeks there hasn’t been a noticeable change.

 

It also came to my knowledge that the very next day after all this happened, a very senior official, who doesn’t usually visit the hostel, went there in the morning and advised the students to lock their doors properly at nights and recite ‘charon qul’ before sleeping, THAT ladies and gentlemen, is the best security measure we have to offer, though i do understand the helplessness,as providing immediate security to a 50 Acre land with the ‘financial constraints’ we have, is not an easy task, something has to be done as soon as humanly possible.

 

 

One more thing I would like to add is,I have known about this for past two days and I went back and forth with it, I wanted to tell people about it or write about it but a part of me felt it was wrong to do so,it felt like I would be the one creating panic among students, I asked the hostilities and it turned out they all knew about this since it happened,So it was only fair that others knew about it too, I chose to write this because I believe that we all have the right to know, every student deserves to know the risks and it is an individual’s choice if they are willing to take the risk or not.

The Wait is Over- Freshmen 2K15

This article is a submission from Rifza Faheem. This article gives a clear front view to those who weren’t there. 

Finally the wait was over for freshmen and they received an official welcome party “Freshmen Gala 2K15!!!!”

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For the Love of Freshmen Gala 2015

This article is a submission from Maryam Ali- a student of TDT .  This is the first article from Maryam, hope they will keep coming.

I have observed a few disturbing events that are quite repetitive and along similar lines since I joined TIP. To provide an example, upon the event of freshies gala, a video was played which showed how the current TISF won, but it was very one sided and only showed their side whereas ideal sportsmanship would include the efforts of the opposing team as well. TISF is for the whole student body and this kind of attitude could very well lead to rifts in the student body.

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Apology from Omer Khan

An apology from Omer for insulting the President. He was enraged on maligning his name. 

An Apology to the President:

The President of TIP, Humayun Zafar felt as some of the things I wrote in previous article were disrespecting to him, I would like to make it clear that as he is an elder and in place of a respectable teacher it wasn’t my intention to be offending and If I was then  I apologize to him for it.

 

 

 

 

 

Was 19.5.15 the Black Day for TIP? #TISFconfessions #wisevoters #wowicouldntbeliveit

This article is a submission by Omer Khan of 1st year. His views about elections. 

I witnessed my first elections at TIP. It was no doubt a thrilling experience.
I would surely congratulate the current panel. But the panel that I supported was ASL.

For me ASL was a complete package, Arsalan Alam has management skills yet experience, Shehryar Shareef, well this guy deserved to win. Not even being a part of TISF he was already working to revive TIAF. He would have surely done it if he would have been given a chance to be a part of TISF. Umer Lodhi, who doesn’t know him for his intelligence in other words he is renowned only for his intelligence. He would have been perfect for the post of FS.

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That Moment #TISFelections #aaminahwon

Thie article is written and submitted by Areeba Haroon of TDT 3.
Hearty Congratulations to Aaminah Shahzad for winning TISF elections. 

“Aaminah Shahzad is the new President of TISF!’’ The feeling is beyond explanation and cannot be put into words. Not even having to wait for another moment but to hear just what our ears were dying to. Her victory is not just her’s. It’s a collective victory. And we cannot rejoice it enough. This is History. First time a Girl wins a seat for the TISF Elections and that too of a President. This itself says it all. The change is here. It is surely a proud moment for all of us.  And there is no more need of being afraid, very afraid.

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The Power Games #TISF #elections2015

TISF has never been so hot and elections have never been so dirty. The games, accusations, politics and complains heard this year cannot ever be complied in this article.

However, what I will post about is the panels. The AHs’, the ASLs’ and the A. T say this year’s elections have brought forth the baddest, dirtiest politician from each TIPian is a major understatement.

The vote count has never been so unpredictable. Since last week the voters are changing sides and I know that the votes are never truly revealed but even the truest voters or as they say Pakke votes are not so pakke anymore. Why is this you ask! This is because each day this week has been a revolution. Each day has played havoc with the brains of the panel members.

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