High alert in Peshawar after university gets threat

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Islamabad, April 16: High alert sounded in Pakistan' Peshawar after fresh threats to various departments of Peshawar university, media reported on Thursday.

Police officials have been put on high alert after meeting attended by SSP operations Mohammad Saeed, campus police commandant Mohammad Hussain Khan and army officials, Dawn online reported.

Peshawar university gets threat

They also took stock of the situation and decided to further strengthen the security.

Over 300 policemen deployed at the campus - which houses the University of Peshawar, University of Engineering and Technology, Agriculture University and Islamia College University - have been asked to ensure presence on duty. The varsity administration has already enhanced security arrangements at the campus since the Dec 16, 2014 attack on Army Public School, Peshawar, in which Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants killed over 140 people, mostly children.

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The attack, one of the worst in the country in recent years, received wide international condemnation including by US President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, and Coordinator of UN in Pakistan, Timo Pakkala.

On Dec 17, Pakistan lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases following terrorist attack on the Peshawar school.

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