Gilgit, September 22: Vice-chancellor, Najma Najam, of Karakuram International University led a protest demonstration staged by teachers, management staff and students of the region’s only center of higher learning against unavailability of funds.
The protesters blasted Gilani government for slashing HEC funds. Speakers termed it an anti-education policy adopted by the ruling parties.
The VC said that KIU’s funds had been slashed by 50 %. She said that operating classes at the university with the available resources is impossible. She feared that the government’s policies are threatening future of thousands of students.
The protesters demanded funds for the university from GB government. They said that in other provinces the governments are supporting universities but the GB government has failed to do so.
The demonstration continued for 3 hours. The protesters warned that no classes will be held at the campus until reversal of the fund slashing decision.