Sindh Assembly eliminates governor’s seat in public universities

Sindh Assembly has passed a law in the form of Sindh Universities & Institutes Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018 which puts an end to governor’s role in the public sector universities.

This controversial bill has eliminated the role of governor from the public sector universities of the province. There are 23 public sector universities working in the province including University of Karachi and the governor will no longer have any role in the affairs of these universities.

The bill was approved despite strong resistance and the opposition parties declared the bill dangerous for the provincial educational system.

This amendment will end the authority of governor over 23 universities of the province and the Chief Minister will have direct control over the universities.

The opposition parties have rejected the amendment and have requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of the law which they call the politicization of education in the province.