Sindh assembly approves bill to rename universities named after MQM founder

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly unanimously approved on Monday to change the names of two separate universities in Karachi and Hyderabad previously named after the founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

The subject of the bill demanded that the university campuses be renamed after Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah and renowned humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi.

The bill was presented by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Khuhro.

During the session chaired by Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, the House agreed to change the name of the university in Karachi after Abdul Sattar Edhi and the one in Hyderabad after Mohatarma Fatima Jinnah.

Members of the MQM-Pakistan, which has parted ways with the party’s founder and former leaders in London, supported the bill presented for voting.