University cancels admission of woman with Daesh background

The University of Sindh in Pakistan has cancelled the admission of a 22-year-old woman student who received weapons training from Daesh in Syria and was part of a failed plot to carry out a suicide attack on a church in Lahore, reports PTI.

Naureen Leghari, a second-year student of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro, Sindh, went missing in February 2017 from her native town of Hussainabad, a suburb of Hyderabad. She was arrested after two months from Lahore following an encounter in which her associate Ali was killed by security forces. After her arrest, LUMHS cancelled her admission. She then got admission in the English department of the University of Sindh in November 2018 but when the university received knowledge of her background, it cancelled her admission, the News reported.

Her father, Dr Abdul Jabbar Leghari, is working at the university as a professor in Dr MA Kazi Institute of Chemistry. Naureen and her father have approached Sindh High Court filing a joint constitutional petition against the University of Sindh, saying that according to article K-25 of the Constitution, the university management could not deny her right of education.
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