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Students unions demand notification on lifting of ban
« on: April 28, 2008, 09:04:03 PM »
Students unions demand notification on lifting of ban

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Noor Aftab

Rawalpindi

Representatives of the students’ organizations have demanded of the government to issue official notification regarding lifting of ban on the students’ unions at the earliest to ensure timely elections in the educational institutions.

Muhammad Zubair Safdar, general secretary of Islami Jamiat Talaba, Punjab told ‘The News’ that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had announced lifting of ban on students’ organizations after securing vote of confidence in the National Assembly but no official notification has so far been issued by the relevant authorities.

“There are a number of other issues to be resolved including preparation of code of conduct and issuance of official notification of lifting of ban on the students’ unions will help kick start the process to develop consensus among all the students’ unions on all these issues,” he said.

Zubair said elections of the students’ unions were expected to be held after September this year but “we want all the related issues resolved as soon as possible.” He said the ban was imposed on the activities of the students’ unions and the organizations were not affected by it. “We have been carrying out our activities on regular basis and fully prepared for the elections that will help initiate a pure democratic culture in the educational institutions.”

Asad Abbasi of the People’s Students Federation (PSF) said issuance of official notification of lifting of ban would give a positive message and “we are hopeful that the government will make all necessary arrangements to conduct union elections by October this year.”

He said PSF has submitted a draft of proposals for preparation of code of conduct and a high-level committee has been constituted that would seek the suggestions for developing a consensus among all the stakeholders.

Abbasi said teachers, students and even clerical staff also be consulted for paving a way for the union elections in the educational institutions. “A democratic government has come into power and we hope that it will take all out measures to provide a platform to students especially belonging to middle-class to utilise their potential and play their due role in strengthening the pure democratic culture in the country.”

The student unions were banned by the then president General Muhammad Ziaul Haq in 1985 and were partially restored by the Benazir government in 1988.
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