Closure of Balochistan University enters third week
Faculty members and employees of Balochistan University staging a protest demonstration: Photo taken from the Facebook account of Nazeer Lehri

Syed Muhammad Qaseem:



The Balochistan University was shut down on Tuesday as faculty members and employees staged a protest demonstration for the second consecutive day against non-payment of salaries.

The employees and faculty members have already closed the Balochistan Law College and University.

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The protesters were also demanding an amendment to the Balochistan Universities Act 2022 and the promotion of employees. The university employees and faculty members staged a joint protest demonstration to mount pressure on the administration and the provincial government to pay salaries.

“Our faculty members and employees are deprived of salaries for the last two months”

“Our faculty members and employees are deprived of salaries for the last two months”, Nazeer Ahmed Lehri, the central leader of the university’s academic staff association said.

Professor Kaleemullah Bareech, Shah Ali Bugti, and other leaders of the employees and faculty members addressed the protesters and demanded immediate payment of salaries.

The representative organization of teachers, Academic Staff Association, University Officers Association, and Balochistan University Employees Union locked the offices of all departments including transport of the university, and raised black flags.

Protesters also demand the removal of VC UoB

They lamented that employees are deprived of salaries, pending promotion, up-gradation, time scale cases, amendment of the Universities Act, and representation of associations in the bodies of the University Act.

The protesters also demanded the removal of the Vice-Chancellor and urged the government to take practical and effective steps to solve the financial issues faced by the university.

Almost all public universities in Balochistan have been facing financial problems. Faculty members and employees of the universities have been staging protest demonstrations against the non-payment of salaries.

BUITEMS employees also stage protests

The employees of the Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) also staged a series of protests inside the university a few days back against the non-payment of salaries.

So far, the Balochistan government has failed to take any effective steps to solve the financial issues of the universities.


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