Students want probe into DMC affairs
KARACHI, Aug 1: The Student's Action Committee (SAC) of the Dow
University of Health Sciences (DUHS) want an FIR lodged against the
vice-principal for allegedly giving death threats to those students who wanted
to meet him to record their protest over the recent increase in
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday at the Karachi Press
Club, student leaders Saad Jilani, Usman Tariq and Atif said that the principal
had rusticated a student over the same issue.
Demanding an immediate
reversal of the order, they said that such pressure tactics to suppress students
and their struggle for their genuine rights must be stopped.
the DUHS administration of wasting huge grants from the Higher Education
Commission and other governmental departments on non-developmental expenditures
like procurement of new cars for the faculty members rather than providing
relief to the students in fees, upgrading transport system for students,
developing the sports complex and holding a convocation, which had not been held
for the last four years.
They said that the students' representatives had
called on the vice-chancellor and inquired about the reason for the fee hike,
which was said to be a result of the freezing of funds by the Accountant-General
They said that the students suggested that the HEC funds could be
utilised to provide relief to the students in this regard, but the
administration did not agree.
They alleged that the principal was using
pressure tactics against the students.
They charged that after taking
charge as the principal, he approved one-way migration for his close relative
from the Sindh Medical College to the Dow Medical College, which was against the
DUHS rules and regulations.
The student representatives demanded a
high-level probe into these issues. PPI