KARACHI: The Governor of Sindh … yesterday [Oct 1] promulgated two University Ordinances — the University of Karachi Ordinance 1972 and the University of Sind Ordinance 1972 — to reconstitute and reorganise the Universities for the purpose of giving them necessary autonomy and improving their administration. The Ordinances were made effective immediately. … Under the Ordinances, the three main bodies of the two Universities … Syndicate, Senate and Academic Council, also known as the Authorities, will have the representation of students, teachers and other categories (excluding officers of the University)… . — Staff reporter

[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies in Karachi,] Dr Mubashir Hasan, Central Minister for Finance, Planning and Development … described the economy of Pakistan as “strong and viable” and [said that it] did not have even a remote chance of collapsing. … Dr Mubashir discounted all the rumours about the state of the country’s economy and said: “Our performance during the last 10 months in the financial field has been beyond the dream of even the most optimistic observers.” “Never as a defeated nation has so much mettle been shown by any other nation except Pakistani peasants and labour”… .

Published in Dawn, October 2nd, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

Wayward ideology
02 Dec, 2022

Wayward ideology

Anyone who claims his legacy for themselves should not treat his words so whimsically.
Progressive stance
02 Dec, 2022

Progressive stance

THE timing of two encouraging developments in the fight against domestic violence in Pakistan could not have been...
China Covid protests
02 Dec, 2022

China Covid protests

PUBLIC protests are rare in China where the People’s Republic maintains order through a strict authoritarian code...
Punjab crisis
01 Dec, 2022

Punjab crisis

ADMINISTRATIVE chaos has ruled Punjab ever since the ouster of the PTI government in April, deepening the...
Quetta attack
01 Dec, 2022

Quetta attack

It would be foolishness of the highest order were the authorities to ignore the emerging threat.
World AIDS Day
01 Dec, 2022

World AIDS Day

AS countries mark World AIDS Day on Dec 1, a timely report from Unicef has renewed concerns about the severe...