Revive student unions.


Byline: M. SHAHJAHAN MEMON - Islamabad

Student politics has an important role on the societal progress. It is no secret that Pakistan's mainstream political parties are dominated by feudalistic class and consequently reinforce feudalistic dominance more vigorously. Resultantly, it deprives lower-middle and middle-class from politics. Student unions were banned during Zia regime. Zia's unilateral and consecutive ban has not yet been revoked up to this time despite several attempts made by political parties. As a result, universities produce apolitical individuals who lacks leadership and political skills. Pakistan has so far witnessed extreme political upheavals owing to absence of student unions at university level. Once should not forget that...

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