Protest against university ordinance
QUETTA, Aug 19: Activists of the Pakhtunkhwa Students Organisation took
out a procession here on Saturday against the promulgation of the Governor's
University Ordinance, appointment of a retired army officer as vice-chancellor
of the Balochistan University, reduction of seats in various departments and an
increase in the admission fee.
The procession started from Government
Science College and after passing through the Jinnah Road, Shara-i-Iqbal, Meezan
chowk and Manan chowk culminated outside the press club.
raised slogans against the government and the university
Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party provincial president Usman
Kakar, Samandar Khan Kasi, Ahmed Jan and Kabir Afghan spoke on the
They criticised the Balochistan governor for promulgating the
They claimed: "The ordinance deprives teachers of their
representation in the academic council, syndicate and senate and gives sweeping
powers to the vice-chancellor."
They said that the promulgation of
ordinance was unnecessary in the presence of the University Act and that if the
government wanted amendment to the act then it should present it in the
They demanded that increase in the university's
admission fee should be cancelled.
They warned that students in
educational institutions would launch protest movement if their just demands
were not accepted. Dawn