Following a unanimous decision, the University of Swat grants 16 formerly suspended students the opportunity to sit for exams. Their suspension arose from their proactive stance against sexual harassment, inspired by recent incidents in other educational institutions.
Independent education policy experts, government stakeholders, and political parties agreed on introducing reforms for more inclusive and equitable quality education at a conference organized by CSJ, ITA, and HRCP.
HEC rescinds its advisory to HEIs on celebrating Holi in universities a day after widespread criticism against it on social media. Activists raise their voices against HEC’s moral policing and question their authority.
BMTA’s protest in Quetta has entered its 45th day. Teachers are demanding for the regularisation of Health Professional Allowance and an increased teaching allowance from a meagre Rs. 500 to Rs. 100,000, however the govt has yet to respond to these demands.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) urges accountability & transparency in state institutions to address human rights challenges in Sindh. Rise in police encounters and crime, impacting marginalized communities. Women/girls face infrastructure hurdles. Education & healthcare gaps persist. Positive steps, but more needed.
Around 30 suspects were briefly detained in connection with clashes between students celebrating Holi festival at Punjab University in Lahore.
Violent clash between Baloch and Pashtun students at Quaid-i-Azam University leaves several injured. The campus shut down indefinitely, and students asked to vacate hostels due to precarious law-and-order situation. Five students arrested, and a case has been registered against more than 400 students.