No funds allocated for University of Chitral (UoC)
Chitral: According to the news sources, the provincial government has not allocated any funds in its budget for the purchase of land for the University of Chitral (UoC).
The Federal Government has already allocated PKR 1.7 billion for the construction of the university; however, the Provincial Government is yet to act on it.
As per the sources, there are over 2,000 students enrolled in the university here whose future is at stake.
The University had been established by the merger of the regional campuses of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University and Abdul Wali Khan University on July 5, 2017. It was inaugurated by Imran Khan as Chief of his party then in power in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
University sources have claimed that the allocation of the budget made by the Federal Government is useless in the absence of any allocation for the purchase of land by the Provincial Government. The provision of land is the sole responsibility of the Provincial Government.
On this matter, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Minorities Affairs, Wazir Zada said that the revision of the cost of land was in process and the Chief Minister KPK would make a special allocation for it.