Pir Mazharul Haq backtracks on opposing new Hyderabad university

Strike observed in Hyderabad following Sindh Minister’s opposition to setting up of university in Hyderabad.


Web Desk February 24, 2013
File photo of Pir mazharul haq. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

HYDERABAD: Sindh Minister for Education Pir Mazharul Haq changed his statement, saying three universities will be set up in Hyderabad, Express News reported Sunday. He added that he never opposed the setting up of a university.

Haq had earlier opposed the setting up of a government university in a statement while speaking at the convocation of Sindh University on Saturday. He had said that he will not allow the setting up of a University in Hyderabad city and would stand against any such efforts.

The statement by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) parliamentary party leader evoked a severe response from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

A shutter down strike was observed in Hyderabad following the Sindh Minister’s opposition to the setting up of university in Hyderabad.

Trade centers and business houses remained closed in Hyderabad, while demonstrations were also seen in some parts of Karachi.

Even the Hyderabad Anjuman Tajiran supported MQM and the shops and trade centers were closed across the city this morning.

The city dwellers condemned the statement given by Haq.

Police and rangers were nowhere in sight while protestors blocked roads and torched tyres in different parts of the city.

COMMENTS (23)

Progressive Khanzada | 8 years ago | Reply

@Sarosh: For progress of Sindh, make it a separate country!

Saqib khan | 8 years ago | Reply

@Sindhi_Awam: so who to blame? you sounds like blaming Karachites or MQM its a lame excuse, Running away from hard work is a way of living, First of all whatever seats Interior Sindh have in Karachi are from Quota system not on merit so I am even against that, work for it dude!!! Secondly if you are waderay ka baita you would be studying in some private institute and using your influence to get passed!!! Thirdly please blame your Representatives who DEPRIVED you from Education Why there cant be any single World Class university, schools and colleges in interior Sindh at all!! aks them?,Those feudal who don't like to see university in Hyderabad are the same people who don't wana see Educated Poor and Middle Class, Those who can challenge them WADERA dont like challenges.

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