LAHORE - Islami Jamiat Tulba activists of Punjab University, with the help of some external elements, attacked the house of Students Adviser Prof Dr Makshoof Athar as they pelted stones and damaged the residence of the teacher. This was disclosed in a deans committee meeting held under the chairmanship of PU vice-chancellor on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by deans of all faculties and principal officers of the administrative departments. The meeting was briefed in detail that the IJT activists with the help of some outsiders created hooliganism at the New Campus, blocked the main Canal Road and burnt tyres. In the night between Monday and Tuesday, the so-called IJT hostel nazims called some outsiders in the varsity and spread a rumour that a PU student's (IJT activist) one leg has been fractured in an accident and he had been admitted to Jinnah Hospital. Resident Officer-I Prof Dr Bashir Ahmad and Students Adviser Dr Makshoof Athar reached the hospital instantly and came to know that the student named Abu Bakar had received minor injury on his foot and had been discharged after providing first aid. When Dr Makshoof Athar was in the hospital, some IJT members attacked his house and created troubles for his wife and ten-year-old child. The meeting was also briefed that this was the second attack on Dr Makshoof's house as being the only member of Disciplinary Committee who was residing in the hostel area. The Deans Committee directed the registrar to issue a notice to the wardens and superintendents of those hostels where the outsiders were residing temporarily or permanently some of them also wanted in the Dec 3 firing case. It was also decided in the meeting that if the need be, the hostels' administration would be changed. The vice-chancellor said provision of security to the students and teachers was the foremost responsibility of the administration. He had also written a letter to the Punjab chief minister to help maintain peaceful environment at the campus, adding the security measures were being taken which would be implemented within few weeks. It is pertinent to add that the Deans Committee had constituted a committee comprising senior faculty members who were to contact teachers having acquaintance with the IJT members and these teachers assured the committee that the IJT activists would not participate in negative activities in future. Chairman Hall Council Prof Dr Saeed Ahmad Nagra said that the varsity had never witnessed such a shameful incident in the past. He requested the vice-chancellor to appoint security guards outside the Dr Makshoof Athar's house and to take strict action against those responsible. Spokesman of the IJT Rehan said that the varsity administration had created a fake story just to malign the IJT, adding that no IJT student was involved in this incident.