KARACHI: Students on Monday blamed Indus University Karachi for fleecing them for three years at the name of awarding engineering degree and received huge fees in this regard but it is now reluctant to issue it as it has no authority to grant the same.
Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, Majid Hussain, Taufail Ahmad, Ahsan Ali, Sanaullah, Rashid Ali, Prince Ahad Aagha Jan, Saleem Abbass, Tasneem Aslam, Saboor Solangi, Majid Ali, Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Saleh and Zohaib Ali said that three years back, about 40 students had taken admission in Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program and they are in final year now but recently, the university administration had informed them that they could not be given BE degrees as Pakistan Engineering Council had refused to give them affiliation.
They said that when Indus University did not had the authority to grant BE degree then why it admitted them for it and wasted their three precious years. They said that the university had received Rs 50000 per semester from them.
They said that the university administration was now offering them Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees instead of BE but they had rejected it. They said that when they started agitation against this fraud and injustice outside the university, Chancellor Khalid Amin, who is also owner of the University, came to them and said that they could not do any things against him as a highly influential politician was his closed friend.
They said that a few days back they had visited Governor House and met Governor’s Advisor Syed Wajahat Ali who had assured them strict action against the university administration but so far no action had been taken.
They also showed the press some cuttings of Indus University’s advertisements, published in different newspapers last Sunday in which the university is till offering BE degree.
They asked President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Governor Sindh and Education Minister to provide them justice, protect their future from darkness and take stern action against the university.
They warned that if high authority do not take notice of the matter in next few days, they would start indefinite hunger strike outside Karachi Press Club.
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