Discussion on Implementation of Sindh Students Union Act

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CARACHI:

There has been little progress on the Sindh Students’ Union Act passed this year in February.

The legislation sets out the regulatory framework for student unions in educational institutions, including elections, student associations and the union’s liaison with the administration of educational institutions, in addition to a code of conduct.

Sindh Universities and Boards of Education Minister Ismail Rahu and Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput called on the chief minister’s legal adviser, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, on Thursday.

The meeting discussed the implementation of the Sindh Students Union Act in the province and various aspects related to it.

Wahab said steps must be taken to ensure the revival of student unions so that college and university students can exercise their rights. He said that colleges and universities play their part in training students where they are the cradle of knowledge.

He said that in the past, leaders at the national level emerged through student unions as they provided political education to students and gave them a chance to raise their voices and exercise their democratic rights.

Wahab ordered Sindh Chief Secretary Muhammad Sohail Rajput to remove obstacles to the implementation of the Sindh Students Union Act. He ordered that if more legislation is needed, it should be done immediately

Rahu said steps are being taken to revive the student union in line with the vision of the Pakistan People’s Party.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 27and2022.

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