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Youth Action Committee on Monday,  announced a long march in Hyderabad on September 21 for the restoration of student unions at higher education institutes of Sindh.

In a press conference, Youth Action Committee’s representative Sindhu Nawaz Ghangro demanded both the federal and provincial government to restore student unions, as they were imperative to resolve  issues faced by students at the university level.

She said Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto was an active head of the Student Union in Oxford University but despite that she failed in restoring student union during her tenure as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Sindhu said diffusion of extremism in HEI was only possible through student unions.

The March would be taken out from Alama Daudpota library to Hyder Chowk and would be attended by thousands of students from different parts of Sindh, she claimed. Sohail Bhutto, Serman Brohi, Hamza Ali Chandio, Sindhyar Soomro, Tabusum and other students of different universities were also present with her during the press conference.

Ethnomusicologist, Musician and Co-Founder of Pakistan’s Leading Comprehensive Music Symposium, Lahore Music Meet, Natasha Noorani is all set to represent Pakistan in Germany this August, as the only musician from the country for the fifth annual Goethe Talents Programme 2019. Indeed, Natasha Noorani will be one of 10 musicians from across the world to participate in the 10-day Goethe Talents Scholarship, scheduled to take place from August 14-24 in Berlin.

Punjab ministry of education has issued a circular to all 53,000 schools across the province to complete the cleanliness drive in their respective schools before the end of summer vacations. All educational officers and school heads have been ordered to clean classrooms, playgrounds, washrooms and roofs before August 14. The cleaning staff has been directed to remove wild bushes from school playgrounds before the given deadline.

The school administration has also been directed to place towels, soaps and other related items in washrooms and to place informational banners for awareness against dengue virus.

All provincial schools have been asked to submit a detailed report in this regard, adding that any complaint on issues related to cleanliness would be handled strictly.