PM Imran calls for strategy to protect students' rights

PM's aide says Imran wants problems being faced by students to be resolved promptly

News Desk December 01, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered federal and provincial authorities to formulate a comprehensive strategy for the protection of students' rights.

The PM's directives, which come just days after the nationwide Student Solidarity March, was announced by his special assistant for information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday.

The student march demanded an end to the ban imposed on student unions three decades ago; restoration of the budget cut of the Higher Education Commission; a proper mechanism to eliminate harassment on campuses; allocation of five percent of national GDP for education; withdrawal of fee hikes; and nationalisation of educational institutions.

In a series of tweets, she said the premier wants a strategy that would protect the rights of students across Pakistan and also ensures that their problems are resolved promptly.

She said that helping the country's youth achieve their dreams was a key mission for PM Imran.

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Firdous hailed the increasing awareness among students as a good omen for Pakistan and said it was imperative to provide them opportunities to succeed in life.

She said these students are the ones who would take Pakistan forward with their strength, dynamism, and fresh vision, adding that they have proven their ability to cope with any and all challenges.

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