Sindh govt to rename Altaf Hussain University

Published: March 27, 2017
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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly passed on Monday the law to rename Altaf Hussain University.

The decision to rename the universities in Hyderabad after Fatima Jinnah and Karachi after Abdul Sattar Edhi were taken in the provincial cabinet meeting earlier in the day. The meeting was chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

“There is no need to establish a university after Altaf Hussain who works in the hands of anti-Pakistan elements to destabilise the country,” Shah said in his address to the cabinet.

Ground breaking of Altaf Hussain University

Earlier, the provincial assembly had unanimously passed private bills to establish the universities in the Sindh cities. The bill was moved by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

In January 2015, then Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Bahria Town chief Malik Riaz performed the groundbreaking of Altaf Hussain University (AHU), a few kilometres from the hilly Ganjo Takkar area.

A plot of 80 acres was purchased at the cost of Rs380 million from the Hyderabad Development Authority for the construction of the university, which, after its completion in two years, was said to offer education in business studies, pharmacy, information technology, mass communication and other subjects of social sciences.

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  • bashir gul
    Mar 27, 2017 - 1:51PM

    A university has to keep up with the standards and reputation of it’s name. The previous name would have given a reputation as A university of extortion, lock downs, body bags.Recommend

  • Imran
    Mar 27, 2017 - 1:53PM

    good job. Recommend

  • Shakil
    Mar 27, 2017 - 3:00PM

    There should be a permanent rule, nothing should be named after the current political leaders. Nawaz Sharif named many hospitals forcefully in his name where he has zero contribution to it. one of the example Punjab Social Security Hospital in Lahore. It becomes Nawaz Sharif Social Security Hospital whenever he comes back to power.

    This personal projection for own gains at the expense of tax payer should be made illegal! Recommend

  • Chhota Shikoh
    Mar 27, 2017 - 3:43PM

    @bashir gul:
    Personally I would have preferred Axactford and Axactbridge, but that’s just my opinion.Recommend

  • Solat
    Mar 27, 2017 - 3:59PM

    A right decision at the right time.Recommend

  • Muneer
    Mar 27, 2017 - 4:41PM

    Well doneRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 27, 2017 - 6:03PM

    Well Done Sind Govt.Recommend

  • Uzair
    Mar 27, 2017 - 7:13PM

    Nice move to change the name, but the real achievement is maintaining a high quality of education. Otherwise, not much to boast about!Recommend

  • DevilHunterX
    Mar 28, 2017 - 12:07AM

    Now rename all public institutes and locations named after the Bhuttos as well Recommend

  • bashir gul
    Mar 29, 2017 - 11:14AM

    @Chhota Shikoh:
    I respect your opinion. Axact in near future could have a university of IT in it’s name. Does Axact have a Chair in any university?Recommend

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