Student unions: IJT demands ban to be lifted

Published: February 10, 2014
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He demanded that the government lift the ban on student unions, and draft a code of conduct for unions.  PHOTO: FILE

He demanded that the government lift the ban on student unions, and draft a code of conduct for unions. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: “Political violence in educational institutions has increased because of the ban on student unions”, recently elected Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba Nazim-i-Ala Muhammad Zubair Hafeez said at a seminar on Sunday.

He said student unions had provided national leaders in many countries, including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, USA, the UK and Russia.

He demanded that the government lift the ban on student unions, and draft a code of conduct for unions. Other speakers said the ban had resulted in decline of education standards and observance of democratic norms.

Speakers also said student unions had been banned by General Ziaul Haq 30 years ago on February 9 but the present government was still afraid of lifting the ban.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2014.

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  • Abdullah
    Feb 10, 2014 - 12:51PM

    Good point. The Ban should be lifted. Every civilised democratic society must have well organised studen unions, they are the future.

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