Rs1.11bn fund demanded to avert Balochistan varsity crisis

QUETTA: Joint Action Committee, Balochistan University, Teachers, Officers and Employees Association, on Monday demanded of the authorities to release Rs1.11 billion by June 2023 in order to pull the University of Balochistan out of financial crisis and constitute a committee headed by Minister for Finance, Balochistan by giving representation to all the stakeholders of the University of Balochistan, including academicians, officers and employees of the University of Balochistan.

These and similar other demands were made by Professor Fareed Khan Achakzai and Shah Ali Bughti, leaders of Joint Action Committee, Balochistan University, Teachers, Officers and Employees Association while addressing a press conference at Quetta Press Club here on Monday.

They said the incumbent Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan had been posted against merit, resultantly, university had been facing severe educational, economic and administrative problems owing to the flawed policies of the current Vice Chancellor.

They said that academicians, officers and employees of the university of Balochistan had not been paid their monthly salaries for the last three months. They said that academicians, officers and employees of the university of Balochistan were on strike for the last one and half month, demanding the authorities to get monthly salaries released in respect of academicians, officers and employees of the university of Balochistan, but the concerned authorities were not paying heed to accede to the legitimate demands of Joint Action Committee, Balochistan University, Teachers, Officers and Employees Association.

They called on the authorities to release an amount of Rs. 01 billion and 11 crore by June, 2023 in order to pull University of Balochistan out of financial crises and constitute a committee headed by Minister for Finance, Balochistan by giving representation to all the stake holders of the University of Balochistan, including academicians, officers and employees of the University of Balochistan.