Sindh government has decided to restore students’ unions across the province, stated spokesperson for Sindh government Murtaza Wahab. The spokesperson added that the matter will be presented before Sindh cabinet soon.
Earlier, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan stated that a comprehensive and enforceable code of conduct would be established to restore and enable students’ unions in the country. “Universities groom future leaders of the country & student unions form an integral part of this grooming. Unfortunately, in Pakistan universities’ student unions became violent battlegrounds & completely destroyed the intellectual atmosphere on campuses”, tweeted PM.
He added, “We will establish a comprehensive & enforceable code of conduct, learning from the best practices in internationally renowned universities, so that we can restore & enable student unions to play their part in positively grooming our youth as future leaders of the country.”
The development came after, students across Pakistan protested with a demand for lifting the ban from student unions in all colleges and universities of the country on November 29 . Apart from some other demands, the core demand was to give students the lawful right to have unions of their own at the campuses.
Young university students initiated the campaign from Lahore which, with the help of public intellectuals and civil society, spread over across the country. Student’ leaders demanded the present government take immediate steps in order to show its seriousness in upgrading the polarized and class-based education system of Pakistan.
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17 November, 2019