KARACHI: The Sindh Cabinet on Monday had decided to rename the Altaf Hussain University in the wake of his anti-Pakistan remarks and steps.
The university was renamed as Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah University. The rename decision was made during the cabinet meeting at the Sindh Secretariat.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah had chaired the meeting. The recent progress was due to the anti-Pakistan remarks of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain.
However, the bill for changing the AHU’s name will be presented in the assembly soon.
While addressing the cabinet, CM Sindh had said, “There is no need to establish a university after Altaf Hussain who works in the hands of anti-Pakistan elements to destabilise the country.”
The foundation of Altaf Hussain universities in Karachi and Hyderabad was passed by the Sindh Assembly. The bill for the universities foundation was moved by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
In January 2015, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Bahria Town chief Malik Riaz had performed the groundbreaking of the Altaf Hussain University (AHU). The university had 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 had to offer education in 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.