Karachi: The Sindh Assembly on Monday has unanimously approved to change the names of two campuses of university which were previously named after the founder of Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM).
During today’s session of the provincial assembly a bill was presented to alter the name of the university, previously Altaf Hussain University, having campuses in Karachi and Hyderabad.
The bill was presented by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Khuhro and the session was held under Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.
The subject of bill read that the campuses would be named after Mohtarma Fatema Jinnah, the sister of M. Ali Jinnah, who played vital role in independence and the other name was the world-known humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi.
The Karachi campus is named after Edhi and the Hyderabad campus of the university named after Ms. Jinnah.
The Sindh Cabinet today had decided to rename the Altaf Hussain University in the wake of his anti-Pakistan remarks and steps.
In January 2015, Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad and Bahria Town chief Malik Riaz organzied the groundbreaking of the Altaf Hussain University (AHU). The university has to be established a few kilometers from the hilly Ganjo Takkar area. Altaf had thanked Governor Sindh and Malik Riaz for their support during the telephonic speech from London.
With an amount of 380 million rupees a plot of 80 acres was purchased in Hyderabad, and the construction was to be completed in two years. The university has to offer education in various disciplines including business studies, pharmacy, information technology, mass communication and other subjects of social sciences. Also there were plans for the establishment of a model school on AHU’s premises.