Mehran University faces financial shortage
HYDERABAD, The Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Vice- Chancellor Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Rajput at a meeting of the university syndicate presented university’s annual budget of Rs1447.284 million for 2010-11 and revised the budget of Rs1162.509 million for 2009-10.
The director finance informed the meeting that these estimates, having a deficit of Rs292.551 million for 2009-10 and Rs509.698 million for the current year, also included the bank liability of Rs75 million availed in 2007-2008 to meet the cuts imposed by the government in 2007-2008.
The syndicate, while approving the annual budget of 2010-11, unanimously recommended to Higher Education Commission to release government grant at the maximum, to enable the university to fulfil its financial requirements without any stoppage and provide appropriate quality education and conduct maximum research and academic activities.
STP: Sindh Taraqqi Pasand Party chairman Dr Qadir Magsi said that his party will oppose removal of the government through “palace intrigues” but added that if President Asif Ali Zardari is disqualified by the court or mid-term elections are held as per the constitution, his party will welcome such a change.
Speaking at a news conference in Tando Mohammad Khan, he said his party would neither support any extra-constitutional change nor compromise on the independence of judiciary because its workers had sacrificed their lives to protect the judiciary. He said that it was the right of the people to come out on roads against the PPP government and not to vote for the party candidates in the next elections.