KARACHI: Sindh government on Monday decided to rename Altaf Hussain University Karachi and Hyderabad as Fatima Jinnah University.
The decision to change the name of the university was taken at Sindh cabinet meeting which held here with Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah in the chair.
Talking to media after the meeting, Health Minister Dr Sikander Mendhro confirmed the decision to change the name of the university.
He said that the Bill to change the name would be tabled in Sindh Assembly today. “After tabling the bill, it will be clear which parties are supporting the move,” he added.
Regarding the decision he said that no one had asked the provincial government to do so. “It is the decision of our conscious. He who talks against Pakistan should not be given any respect or importance. The MQM founder talked against the very integrity of the country which is intolerable,” the minister added.
Earlier, the cabinet in its meeting approved appointment of Dr Tipu Sultan as Chairman of Healthcare Commission three year after the passage of the Healthcare Bill.
The name of Altaf Hussain University was changed at a time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is visiting Hyderabad Sindh today, where he is expected to announce several development projects.
Hussain’s recent statement urging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak for Mohajir has drawn ire of every segment of the society and even MQM-P has strongly reacted to it.
The foundation stone of the university was laid down by the then Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan and Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz on January 30, 2015.