The civil society workers have expressed concern over the falling ranking of Bahuaddin Zakariya University in terms of quality and research based education as it reached at 10th position from 3rd position during last year, according to Higher Education Commission report.

Taraqqi Pasand Organisation (TPO) Executive Director Mohammad Jameel talking to this agency stated that it was major setback to this backward region. He observed that the youth of the region were being deprived of quality and research based qualification. He alleged that incident of female student harassment in BZU, 50 percent raise in fees and ignoring standards of semester system, especially in Distance Learning Programme and teachers’ involvement in politics was ruining the good repute of the varsity. Mr Jameel informed, “I have written a letter to VC Bahauddin

Zakariya University demanding transparent inquiry into allegations of female student harassment by a teacher”.

He further stated that civil society would be in streets in case the harassment charges inquiry was delayed.

President Young Pakistanis Organisation Naeem Iqbal Naeem also expressed concern and stated the doors of education were being closed for the student of poor families. He alleged that the recent 50 per cent hike in fees of BZU showed the priorities of the administration. He maintained that university was being run as industry. He told that a delegation of civil society workers would meet VC Bahauddin Zakariya University and would demand measures to improve the ranking of varsity.

Similarly, representatives of Rohi Development Organisation,

Society for Promotion of Education and Awareness, Aman Welfare Organisation, Sun Community Organisation also extended the same concerns.