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.
نوجوان نسل ہمارا قیمتی اثاثہ اور روشن مستقبل کی امید ہے۔نوجوانوں کے خوابوں کی تعبیر وزیراعظم عمران خان کا بنیادی مشن ہے۔طلباء کے حقوق کے تحفظ اور مسائل کے فوری حل کے لیے وزیر اعظم نے وفاق اور صوبوں کو جامع حکمت عملی مرتب کرنے کی ہدایات دی ہیں۔
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) December 1, 2019
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”.
I fully support Restoration of students unions, ban on students unions is anti democratic,we can always ensure that students politics must remain violence free and regulations may be introduced for smooth functioning but ban on students politics amounts to limit future politics
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 29, 2019