Sindh Cabinet Approves Bill Restoring Student Unions
The Sindh Cabinet has approved a bill to reinstate student unions in the province. The bill will now proceed to the provincial assembly for final approval.
— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) December 9, 2019
Congratulations to all students ,#SindhGovt permited to lift ban on student union ,bill will be passed in sindh assembly in ongoing session ,We proud our chairman @BBhuttoZardari who always raise voice of students & give them a historical gift to Restore Student union in sindh.
— Sajjad Khoso (@SajjadK32404072) December 9, 2019
Last month, students across the country marched as part of Students Solidarity March, seeking restoration of unions and redressal of the students’ grievances including fee hikes and incidents of sexual harassment.
Student unions were banned in 1984 by General Zia ul Haq on accounts of them being too violent. 35 years later, the conversation around them is starting again.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also tweeted in support unions, stating that they will develop frameworks for them.
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.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 1, 2019