QUETTA: Following a police-student clash, Chief Minister Jam Kamal appealed to students to discuss their issues with the government instead of protesting on roads and blocking them.
“The current government has opened all doors for negotiations,” he said on Thursday while meeting with a delegation of students protesting against online classes in the wake of inadequate internet access in major parts of Balochistan.
“The provincial government was fully aware of online classes issue pestering our students since the decision was announced by the Higher Education Commission,” Kamal said, promising the students that the government would do all it can to secure the educational year of provincial students.
The chief minister announced that all options would be utilised in order to address the issue while talks would be initiated with HEC in order to postpone online classes for one month,
“All available resources would be utilised to ensure access of internet in remote parts of Balochistan while students would be allowed to stay in hostels for a temporary period,” the provincial chief executive said, pledging financial assistance for students regarding fees for online classes.
The delegation of students thanked the CM for expressing sympathies with students and called off their protest against online classes.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2020.