The university teachers have announced classes boycott across the province of Sindh.
The protest has been announced against the reduction in the budget by 50percent by the Higher Education Commission, as per the reports of local media.
Anjuman-e-Asataza Jamiah Karachi, Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff and other representatives of the university teachers have taken the decision of suspending the academic activities at all the government-owned universities across the province. The teachers held the view that it was the initial phase of their protest against the reduction in the budget.
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They added that the classes of morning and evening shifts at the University of Karachi would remain suspended on Tuesday (that is today).
Previously on the 2nd of August, the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training—Shafqat Mahmood had declined any reduction in the budgetary allotment for the Higher Education Commission—HEC, Pakistan.
While answering the queries raised by the educationalists and students, after his comprehensive presentation on the “Education System of Pakistan: Challenges and Way Forward”, he had firmly dismissed the impression that funds for the commission have been reduced.