Students demand judicial probe of Education Ministry corruption charges
Gilgit, August 3: The Karakuram International University administration has jeopardized future of over 140 male and female students of Gojal Valley, by refusing to give them transcripts, or not allowing them to attend classes.
“The university administration had set the deadline of August 1 for all students to pay their fees”, Sherullah Baig, a member of the Hunza Students Federation from Gulmit, told Pamir Times. “Some students borrowed money and paid the outstanding fees because they had career opportunities, but most of us are unable to pay the fee”, he added.
He said that despite of assurance by Speaker GBLA, Chief Minister and other members of GBLA, the funds allocated for payment of fees of the students affected by Attabad Landslide and Gojal Lake disaster have not been released.
“Wazir Baig had directed us to contact the Education Minister, but we have not been able to get in touch with him despite of several attempts”, Sher further said.
It is pertinent to note that special funds worth 20 million rupees had been approved for supporting educational expenses of the affected students.
According to some people there is a fat chance that the education minister, Ali Madad Sher, with the help of some bureaucrats has used the funds in some other region.
The students have demanded of Wazir Baig and Mutabiat Shah to demand an investigation against those directly responsible for releasing of the funds. “The representatives of Hunza and Gojal shall demand judicial n investigation of the corruption charges”, Ali Haider, a resident of Gojal, told Pamir Times.
The students of Gojal Valley and other villages affected by the mega landslide disaster have also threatened to launch a protest if their issues were not resolved.