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PM Imran Khan to seek comprehensive strategy for better protection of student rights

PM Imran Khan will be seeking for a comprehension strategy for better protection of student rights.

This comes after as thousands of students took to streets holding Student March on Friday,  demanding the reinstatement of student unions, demilitarisation of campuses and a 10 percent increase in the education budget across various cities, nationwide.

Taking it to social media, PM Imran Khan in a tweet wrote, “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”.

The premier further stressed, “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”.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the center and provinces to formulate a comprehensive strategy to protect the rights of students and resolve their problems on an immediate basis.

In a series of tweets, Awan said, “The realisation of dreams of the youth is a central mission of Prime Minister Imran Khan”.

“Our students are the force which will bring new ideas, vision and dynamic leadership in the coming times. The youth of this country is prepared to meet any challenge,” she added.

Earlier, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also announced his support for the restoration of student unions across the country.

Fawad Chaudhry shared his thoughts via a tweet saying, “I fully support the restoration of student unions as ban on student unions is anti-democratic”.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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