LARKANA: The students of Quaid-e-Awam Engineering University, Larkana Campus, again held a a protest demonstration outside the main gate of the Campus here on Wednesday against unavailability of basic students necessities at the Campus and Hostels after boycotting their classes while holding placards in their hands and shouting slogans in favour of their just demands.
The protesting students Amir Ali Khand, Hasnain Hyder Phulpoto, Mohsin Jokhio, Habib Soomro, Wajid Kalhoro, Sakhi Pirzado and others complained that they were studying in the last year of their degree. They said that they are charged fees annually for provision of various facilities including transport facilities, WiFi, library, uninterrupted supply of electricity, generator, washrooms, clean drinking water but they have not been given these facilities till today. They said that the water level is 1403 TDS against 400 TDS which is very dangerous for human consumption as underground water of Larkana has already been declared arsenic.
They said that water testing was carried out by TandoJam University which proved that we are drinking hazardous water. They said that there are only two bus points for 800 students whereas Rs3500 are charged from each student. They alleged that canteen food is supplied to them which is unfit and substandard. They further alleged that a cup of tea is available at Rs25 outside the campus but they get it at Rs60 which is unjust. They said that buses are available but not being run by the administration for unknown reasons and they have not been taken anywhere for studies’ tours.
They said that they have been making several complaints since past three months to the Vice Chancellor Zahid Hussain Abro but no respite has so far been provided to them as if they are made to suffer which is why they are out to protest against massive injustices with the future of the country demanding provision of their fundamental requirements.
They once again urged the higher powers including Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah to take notice of the high-handedness and provide remedy without further loss of time.