Khyber Medical University (KMU) in Pakistan has issued a “serious warning” to the NCS Peshawar University System after a video of a dance event went viral on social media. In a press note, the university called the event “unethical and immoral” and demanded an explanation from the director of the NCS.
The event took place at the end of a three-day Hunar Mela organized by the thirteen event planners at the premises of NCS University, the Dawn reported. Videos widely shared on social media showed a girl in a tight dress singing and dancing on stage, following which users criticized the event and asked about the need for such events in the country.
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Following the outrage, the KMU issued a show cause notice to the private university, asking it to explain its position within three days regarding the holding of the “immoral” activity on its premises.
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In a letter dated October 20, 2022, the KMU, to which the NCS is affiliated, said it had taken the event “seriously” after a video of a young girl dancing at the college reception became known. viral on social media.
“Carrying out such activities with KMU’s logo and name on stage is completely wrong. All educational institutes are required to maintain ethical and moral standards and the sanctity of the institutes during curricular and extracurricular activities,” he said.
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Furthermore, the KMU asked the university to explain its position within three days. “Otherwise, strict disciplinary action will be taken against your institute, which may also result in disaffiliation from your institute,” the letter read.
Meanwhile, in a Facebook video, NCS University System Director Dr Shaukat Ali apologized and blamed the event planner for causing the issue. He said that after the three days of Hunar Mela, a performance by a foreign singer took place, which was in violation of Pakistani values and culture. He said the event organizer did not inform them of the singer’s performance.