Through your esteemed paper I would like to draw the attention of HEC, Planning Commission of Pakistan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif towards the pathetic condition of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Islamabad. In previous governments PIDE was a prestigious institution known for its facilities and norms. During the last two years, the institution has been ruined by incompetent administration. This is evident from the admission process and running of different faculties in unprofessional manner. The VC does not believe in modern education and terms it as a conspiracy against the Muslims. In a recent move PIDE administration has put the lives and education of girl students in severe hardship by outsourcing the girl hostel of 52 boarders to a blue eyed couple. The new building in I-8 sector is deficient in basic facilities like washrooms, Internet and healthy environment. The administration did not bother to visit the building before signing the wrong contract with their near and dear ones.
It is high time that the VC and registrar are taken to task and PIDE is given a competent administration as before. It is also prayed that the recently outsourced girls hostel in I-8 sector may be cancelled so that the University administration can no longer exploit the limitations and security concerns of girl students.
FAROOQ AHMAD,
Chitral, December 14.