On Monday, the Senate Committee for Education gave its approval to a bill aimed at reinstating student unions within federal educational institutions. The session, presided over by Ifran Siddiqui, saw the committee’s endorsement of the bill for the revival of student organizations in federal universities and colleges.
During the meeting, the members deliberated on a legislative proposal concerning student unions in federal educational institutions. Notably, the chairman of the committee expressed dissatisfaction with the absence of both the education secretary and education minister. He issued a warning, indicating that their attendance at future meetings was imperative to avoid consequences.
Senator Irfan Siddiqui highlighted the historical significance of student unions in shaping the political awareness and development of students. Meanwhile, Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi underscored that the bill aimed to provide protection to students and prevent them from falling victim to coercion.
Despite the bill’s noble intentions, Senator Irfan Siddique voiced concerns about the emergence of regional-based organizational trends in educational institutions. He attributed this trend to the ban on student unions, emphasizing the potential dangers associated with such developments.