Saving higher education in Sindh must to save generations: Altaf Shakoor

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Karachi:    Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Altaf Shakoor has said that saving higher education institutions of Sindh from corruption and political interference of rulers is a must to save and secure the future of our coming generations.

He was talking to media outside the Sindh High Court (SHC) hsere Tuesday after hearing of the constitutional petition filed by Pasban against Universities (Amendment) Act 2018.

However, a SHC bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Agha Faisal heard the case. The petitioner filed an application to make the Sindh governor who had been chancellor of the government-run universities in Sindh as a party. However, the honorable court did not grant the application and set the date of January 28, 2020 for arguments.

However, talking to media, Altaf Shakoor said we will not allow the make universities and professional colleges of Sindh as dens of corruption and mismanagement the like Matriculation and Intermediate boards. He said if the Universities (Amendment) Bill 2018, which has now became an Act, is implemented the seats of 24 universities and higher education institutions in Sindh would be sold and deserving students would be deprived of their right.

Altaf Shakoor said after destroying matriculation and intermediate boards the government of Sindh also wants to destroy university education in the province. He said this is why Pasban has challenged the law in the SHC as it is against giving the higher education sector of Sindh to corruption mafia.

He said we will resist any bid that is meant to darken the future of youths of Sindh. He said if this Act is implemented, copy culture would be introduced in Karachi University, NED University, Dow Medical College and other universities of the province, which is not acceptable at any cost. He said we will continue to raise voice against injustice. He appealed to the youths and students to become the part of the struggle of PDP against dark conspiracies of commercialization and corruptionalization of education sector in Sindh.