In Sindh, Baqar Directs The Audit Of All Public Universities

By Saba Shafiq

| Published Sep 26, 2023 | 10:31 a.m.

KARACHI: Maqbool Baqar, the interim chief minister of Sindh, has ordered the Higher Education Commission (SHEC) and the university and board departments to audit each of the 27 institutions.

While presiding over a meeting of the universities & boards department and SHEC here at the CM House, the interim CM issued these instructions.

The gathering was informed that a lot of universities had not recently held Senate meetings.

The acting chief minister then requ

ested that authorities take appropriate action against these universities, including the University of Karachi and Sindh University, for failing to hold Senate meetings.

As 'waiting funds' were distributed to the institutions around Sindh by the Higher Education Council (HEC), the University of Karachi (UoK) resumed classes.

According to the University of Karachi (UoK) Professors' Association, the teaching process would start today after their request was granted by the HEC in accordance with the interim Chief Minister of Sindh's instructions.

According to the specifics, the HEC has released a grant for the institutions around the province of Rs 14.39 billion for the second quarter of the year 2023-2024.

The University of Karachi received a large grant from the Higher Education Commission Sindh in the amount of Rs 430 million, following which the Professors' Association said that classes would resume.

Similar grants were made to Dawood University and Jinnah Sindh Medical University. Sindh University received a grant of Rs 430 million, while NED University received a grant of Rs 280 million and Jinnah Sindh Medical University received a grant of Rs 190 million.