In The Name of ALLAH The Almighty
Dire need of fully-fledged University for Chitral.
There are total 133 universities in Pakistan, including 60 in the
private sector. Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has 24 universities in both
private and public sector. Chitral is the biggest district of KPK
where the literacy rate is very high as compared to other
districts. The rate of migration is also very high as the youth is
much more inclined towards higher education, and Chitral lacks with
full fledged University.
Every year, thousands of students from Chitral migrate to different
cities of Pakistan for acquiring higher education due to
unavailability of institutions in the district. There is one
government commerce college in the main Chitral town. Separate
campuses of the government degree colleges for males and females
have also been established in the main city. There are so many
private colleges which are providing quality education to the
students up to graduation level. Also so many colleges for the
promotion of business education have been established in different
areas of Chitral. The campuses of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University
and Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan have been established in
Chitral to facilitate the students but they are not of national or
international standard. As many as 45 colleges are affiliated with
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Dir. There are 27 private
colleges in Chitral according to net sources. Approximately, 10,000
students are registered for board examinations (Matric) every year
from Chitral. This district has 70% literacy rate in KPK according
to government literacy rate bureau.
Chitrali nation is really eager to acquire education but they have
been kept deprived of education by not establishing a fully fledged
University in Chitral. They students who are capable of bearing
their higher education expenses are migrated to Islamabad, Karachi,
Peshawar and other big cities but other students, not having
financial assistance remain deprived and skip their education. They
join Chitral Scout, Army or join any other field of profession for
their sustenance. There is not any good source of income except
agriculture and there are not such farmlands from where they can
earn good lively hood and sufficiency of food. Sometime this
deprivation causes narcotic addiction among the young Chitrali
Being the president of Chitral Students Welfare Association (CSWA),
Karachi, I have noticed different issues of students in their
studies in Karachi. Most of them have the financial issues,
residential issues as there are no hostel facilities in Karachi,
problem at the time of admission as per there is category system,
sectarian killings are also big problems for Chitralis inhabitant
in Karachi. There are also biased attitude of the authorities in
the universities of Karachi. There is a great discrimination with
Fardad Ali Shah Noor Alim.
President CSWA, Karachi Unit.
University of Karachi.