Universities around the world are melting pots of cultures, ideologies and varied opinions and the breeding grounds for debate on issues and challenges faced by the world at any given time. They are also key platforms for the youth to develop understanding of the world beyond the curricular and pedagogical perimeters as they provide various avenues for discussions, both in and out of classrooms.

Putting days of unease and speculation to rest, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed authorities to reopen Aisha Bawany College in Karachi. The court also directed law enforcement authorities to assist officials in getting the order implemented. Following the directives, the college was unlocked on Thursday and will remain in operation until a final verdict is passed in the case.