Earthquake-hit MUST Varsity closed for academic activities for indefinite period

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By: Altaf Hamid Rao

Academic activities can be resumed in tents subject to the availability from relief authorities:                                                                                 Registrar Waris Jarral

MIRPUR (Parliament Times):  The State-run Mirpur University of Science & Technology Mirpur has been closed for academic activities for indefinite period after the September 24 earthquake of the moderate magnitude of 5.8 at Richter scale hit the city campus and other buildings of the world-class varsity.

Registrar of the MUST Prof. Mirza Muhammad Waris Jiraal told our AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao here Saturday night that the academic activities were immediately suspended initially for a week in the varsity soon after the deadly catastrophe hit Mirpur city and some adjoining areas in the sub division badly affecting the life. He, however, said that the academic activities could be resumed after next one week subject to the availability of the required quantity of tents from the local district administration.

He said that the Mirpur Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb has been moved with the request for immediate provision of at least 40 tents immediately to enable the varsity to resume the academic and administrative activities in the tents at open places in the city campus and other administrative and academic blocks of the varsity till the final report of the survey teams of the engineers deputed for inspection of the damaged structures of the buildings in the quake , he added. Ends