Long queues before bank counters perturb KU students

KARACHI: The University of Karachi’s decision of receiving fees only in the form of pay orders has created problems for hundreds of students coming from its affiliated collages across the city.

It has also affected female students who find it hard to fulfil the complex requirements of fees depositing for getting degrees, mark sheets and other relevant documents from the university.

Talking to PPI on Tuesday, some students complained that while submitting their fees in the form of pay orders they have to stand for three to four hours in long queues outside the bank counters.

APMSO Joint Sector In charge of Karachi University Danish Waheed Khan said that administration only sees one side of the picture while ignoring the problems of students.

He revealed that the university’s administration had taken this decision to stop corruption but it has also disturbed the students. He asked how a student can fulfil these requirements if he or she comes from the far-flung areas of the city and also deposit their fee when the bank counters close on 1 pm every day.

He said they had demanded from administration to resolve the issue as soon as possible to facilitate them so the ball is now in the court of administration.

One of students, Ms Shazia Sheikh said that university should reconsider its decision and must resolve another issue of shortage of girls’ point buses in the university.

KU’s Registrar Dr Mosem Ali Khan when contacted told PPI that there was an issue for the students but now it has been already resolved as all the university’s banks are directed to establish their counters to facilitate the students.

He said thousands of collages are affiliated with University of Karachi so it is possible that some of the students are disturbed but they must appreciate the efforts of university taken for students as it has already digitalized its information system through website.

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