Five new universities demanded for Karachi

Karachi: Karachi urgently needs five new universities, two new medical colleges and 50 additional colleges to cater growing needs of education.

Former Karachi mayor Naimatullah Khan Advocate has said that the city faces problems in education sectors, as its educational institutions are not increasing as per increase in population. He said the city urgently needs to new general universities, one information technology university, one engineering university and one university for women in the government sector.

Khan said the city also needs 2 new medical colleges and at least 50 new intermediate colleges in the government sector. He said the system of government schooling should be improved purging them from political interference.

He said Karachi also faces serious healthcare issues and to mitigate them at least two new tertiary-care hospitals of at least 1000-bed each should be established in the city in government sector. He also recommended one emergency healthcare centre and one cardiac centre in each town of Karachi.

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