Employees demand funds for KU

KARACHI: Karachi University Employees Welfare Association and Karachi University Officers Welfare Association have demanded of the federal government and Higher Education Commission HEC to immediately release funds for this cash strapped varsity.

Employees Welfare Association president Kabeer Khan and other office-bearers said some 25000 male and female students study in Karachi University and some 3000 nonteaching staff serve them. They said due to fund crunch the varsity is facing serious crisis and the Prime Minister and chairman Higher Education Commission HEC should immediately order release of funds and grants to save this premier university of Pakistan.

Officers Welfare Association president Muhammad Tahir Khan and other office-bearers said the funds of KU are being decreased instead of increasing them in proportion in inflation. They said previously funds used to be released on quarterly basis but later it was decided to release them on monthly basis; however, they are not released on time.

They feared if the funds of KU were not released it would result in serious loss for this varsity and its students. They demanded to approve special funds for the KU to solve its financial problems for good.