Gilgit: Teachers, management staff and students, led by the voice chancellor of Karakuram International University, staged a protest demonstration against unavailability of funds from the federal government.
The protesters blasted Gilani government for slashing HEC funds. Speakers termed it an anti-education policy adopted by the ruling parties.
The VC Najma Najam 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.