PML-N rejects govt plan to 'deprive varsities of autonomy'.


LAHORE -- The PML-N has opposed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government's proposed plan to deprive the public universities of Punjab of their autonomous status,saying it will move court against it if the scheme was implemented.

'We will agitate against the Buzdar administration's plan to take away public sector varsities' autonomous status in Punjab. We will not let it happen,' PML-N leader and former education minister Rana Mashhood said after a parliamentary meeting of the party here on Tuesday.

The PML-N has formed a committee comprising lawmakers Rana Iqbal, Rana Mashhood, Malik Ahmed Khan, Samiullah Khan, Khwaja Salman Rafique and Nadeem Kamran to look into the matter and form party strategy in this regard.

'The Buzdar government is trying to bring a black law to reduce the powers of vice-chancellors. We will stop the government from going ahead with its plan,' Mashhood said, adding the PML-N would also move the court if the government did not pay attention to the concerns of the varsity teachers in this respect.

He said the government had destroyed the education sector in the province as the sector had never...

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