Rally against Balochistan university act
QUETTA, July 7(Dawn): The Pakhtunkhwa Students Organisation has taken out a
procession against the Balochistan University Model Act and alleged that it was
aimed at depriving Pakhtun and Baloch students of educational
The protesters chanted slogans and assembled outside the
press club on Friday. Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party's parliamentary leader Abdur
Rahim Ziaratwal, provincial president Usman Kakar, PSO central secretary Ahmed
Jan and university unit president Kabir Afghan addressed them.
claimed that university teachers and students had rejected the new act which had
been implemented by the Vice Chancellor who was a retired army brigadier. They
said that the university administration had increased the admission fee by 400
per cent and reduced the class strength in departments from 80 seats to
They demanded the government to appoint an academic from the
university as VC instead of a retired army official, annulment of the act and
withdrawal of increases in fees and reduction of class admission seats.
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