Sindh govt praised for increasing higher education budget

By Our Correspondent
June 16, 2024
University students walk in this image. — AFP/File

LAHORE : The Executive Council of the Federation of Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has appreciated the Sindh government for increasing its higher education budget from Rs22 billion to Rs35 billion.


FAPUASA Central President Dr Amjad Magsi, General Secretary Dr M Uzair and others also expressed serious concerns over the end of the 25% tax rebate exemption for university teachers. They emphasised that the termination of this exemption would result in decreased salaries for many university staff.

Provincial President of FAPUASA Balochistan Kaleemullah Bareech proposed that FAPUASA should hold meetings with the authorities in Islamabad to address budget and tax rebate issues. FAPUASA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Dr Humayun Khan highlighted that in provinces where there was already a shortage of funds to pay salaries, the situation would worsen due to the end of the tax exemption.

Islamabad Chapter General Secretary Dr M Jadoon Khan pointed out that researchers and teachers in universities globally benefit from 100% tax rebates.