The Sindh Assembly, earlier this week, has unanimously approved a bill with regards to renaming ‘Altaf Hussain University’ to ‘Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah University.’
The bill was forwarded by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Khuhro in the Assembly with the request to change the name of the university, which has a campus both in Karachi and Hyderabad.
The bill was passed without any opposition of MQM while presenting for voting.
Spokesperson of MQM Faisal Subswari said that the party believes in owning the country and it will not hinder its progress. He added, “We wish that the provincial government announce that it will establish government universities in the area of Hyderabad”.
So, after the anti-state speech delivered by former party chief Altaf Hussain, the Sindh cabinet on the whole renamed Altaf Hussain University as Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah University.
“There is no need to establish a university after Altaf Hussain who works in the hands of anti-state elements to destabilise the country,” said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah while addressing the cabinet.
It was decided that the universities will be named Fatimah Jinnah University and an amendment bill will now be presented before the provincial assembly to approve it from the lawmakers, the CM House spokesperson said.