Dera Ismail Khan’s Gomal University has fined two students for listening to music on university premises.

According to reports, the university has imposed a fine of Rs 5000 on the students of the Institute of Computing and Information Technology ( ICIT ) department for listening to the music in the department “while classes were in session.”

Chairman of the ICIT Department Zia Ud Din said the two students had been playing music on a Bluetooth speaker in a teaching area of the university.  


He said that “[their action] disturbed the classes ongoing in the department at the time”.

As per details, one of the students was enrolled in a Master’s programme at the university while the other was enrolled in the undergraduate programme.

“Music that disturbs the educational environment” is banned in the university, said Gomal University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Iftikhar Ahmed, clarifying that the administration does not have any issues if someone is listening to music without disturbing others.

He also said that the administration has only banned smoking, drugs and political activity in the varsity.

Earlier, a university in Lahore expelled two students for publicly expressing their love on university premises.