Fresh Financial Crisis Hits University of Balochistan

UOBFrom Pakistan Observer

QUETTA: The financial condition of the University of Balochistan has reached at an alarming situation due to shortage of funds from Higher Education Commission.

Talking to Online, the Vice Chancellor of University of Balochistan Rasool Bux Raisani stated that monthly salary of the teachers and other working staff of the university is approximately 80 million rupees, which is yet to be paid due to scarcity of funds.

He said that the university has around 2000 wording staff including the teachers, but the university does not have that much resources that their salaries can be paid.

The university chancellor said that authorizes in the federal and provincial level have been contacted pertaining to the matter, but still they are yet to hear any thing positive from authorizes.

Raisani said that currently the university requires 280 million rupees to overcome the financial crises. He said the academic activates of the university would be difficult to continue and it will have to be locked, if the matter is not taken serious, he revealed.

He said that not an enough amount of funds are provided to the Balochistan University, while a separate funds were allocated for the university developments however due to unavailability of funds the development works were still suspended.

About vacant seat in the university, the university vice chancellor said that there are several seats of educationists vacant in the university, but due to lack of funds the vacant seats could not be fulfilled, he said.

The president academic staff association, Prof Kaleem Ullah Badach, held the university administration responsible for the current finical crisis of the university, saying that due to carelessness by the university administration the situation of the university has reached at the verge of destruction.

He urged upon the concerned authorities for long time solution for the crisis, and demanded of the federal government and the Governor Balochistan to announce a special package to steer the university out of the crisis.—Online

Republished in The Baloch Hal on March 3, 2013