NCA Lahore hostels closed amid terror threat

NCA Lahore hostels closed amid terror threat

Lahore (Staff Report): Amid security situation of Lahore, the National College of Arts has been completely evacuated, after hostel administration ordered the students to immediately vacate their dormitories.

According to details, the NCA administration ordered students to vacate three hostels; two for boys and a girls' dormitory, around 300 students, male and female, have been stranded due to administration negligence. All of these students come from distant cities and areas in the province, while some hail from outside Punjab.

Earlier this week, local police had given a final notice to hostel administration upon non-compliance of orders by admin staff after repeatedly negligence regarding hostel security.

For the moment, hostel administration declined to comment on the action.

According to Police notice, the hostels will not be allowed to reopen until provision of adequate security.

The situation also perplexed the parents of the students, who questioned where their children would go at this hour of night.

The students, outside the hostels, were found calling their relatives and friends in Lahore in search of a temporary place to stay at.

Meanwhile, DIG Operations Lahore Haider Ashraf denied that the police asked NCA administration to get the hostels vacated.

Ashraf said, adding that police were providing foolproof security to all institutes, "We have not asked administration of any educational institution to get its hostels vacated."