Lahore – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has demanded lifting ban on student unions, providing millions of students an opportunity to exercise their democratic and constitutional right.
“Ban on student unions was imposed during Zia regime and it remained intact during tenures of civil governments which is proof of their insincerity to the democratic cause,” he said while talking to a delegation of Islami Jamiat Talba at Mansoora on Tuesday.
“Without the existence of independent student unions in educational institutes, the potential of leaders would never come to light and they would never reach a platform from where they could serve Pakistan.”
He said the governments of the PTI, the PML-N and the PPP failed to prove their democratic credentials and they befooled the youth with mere sloganeering and tall claims.
He said the PTI failed to bring improvement in education sector.
He said the government had announced the single national curriculum would be implemented in January 2020 but it seemed the claim would hardly be fulfilled in its tenure.
He said the government made cut in higher education budget which badly affected multiple ongoing projects. He said the politicians and bureaucrats would be able to better judge the plethora of problems of the government educational institutions if their children studied in them.