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The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PU ASA) has unanimously expressed strong resentment over massive cut in the funding of higher education in the federal budget. In a press statement, PUASA President Prof Dr Mumtaz Anwar Chaudhry has called upon Prime Minister Imran Khan to immediately take notice of the drastic budget cut as it would fall hard on his vision of youth development.

The federal government has allocated funds of Rs29 billion for on-going and new schemes, in comparison to the previous allocation of Rs46 billion to HEC in the budget 2018-19. Out of the total budget allocated by the government, Rs4159.782 million would be spent on new development schemes, while Rs24887.100 million would be used to for the completion of old schemes under National Development Programme 2019-20.