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December 10, 2019

Sindh cabinet okays draft bill to revive student unions

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December 10, 2019

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet has approved a draft bill to revive student unions in the province. The decision was taken on Monday when the cabinet met with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in chair.

Other major decisions taken by the cabinet were fixing the sugarcane price and issuing a directive to the advocate general to approach the Supreme Court for the payment of amount recovered from a builder.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, provincial ministers, advisers and other officers. The law department presented a summary saying that the CM had desired a regulatory framework for student unions in the educational institutions of the province consisting of bona fide students.

For the purpose, a law was to be enacted in the subject matter to regulate the student unions. Adviser to the CM on Law Murtaza Wahab presented a draft bill for the proposed law, titled Sindh Students Union Bill 2019.

The draft law defined an educational institution as an educational and training institution including a university, its constituent and affiliated institutions, and a college whether in public or private sector. According to the draft law, there shall be a student union in every educational institution consisting of bona fide students.

The union shall consist of seven to 11 members elected by the students of the particular educational institution. The educational institution shall every year conduct the elections for the student unions.

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