Senate panel makes internships mandatory for university students.

ISLAMABAD -- Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education on Tuesday agreed to make internships a mandatory requirement for the students of public and private universities in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

The parliamentary panel chaired by Senator Irfan Siddiqui took up various agenda items, including the Federal University (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

Senator Seemee Ezdi, the mover of the bill, apprised the committee that the primary aim was to make internships a mandatory part of the curriculum for varsities in Islamabad.

After a detailed discussion, the committee approved the bill unanimously.

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Furthermore, the committee deliberated on a matter raised by Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi regarding the examination issues faced by law students at Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU). BZU VC Mansoor Akbar Kundi apprised the committee that the matter was sub judice and added that the university was unable to provide any date until the matter was adjudicated.

Senator Siddiqui with the consent of all members gave a ruling to conduct the examination of the law students by December this year.

In addition, the committee was also briefed by Allama Iqbal Open University Vice Chancellor Dr Ziaul Qayyum regarding the university's responsibilities, administrative control, faculty, and fee structure.

He apprised the committee that the university was...

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