The provincial cabinet has decided to change the name of universities being built in Karachi and Hyderabad bearing the name of Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder and leader Altaf Hussain.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister House on Monday announced that the universities will now be named after Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s sister Fatima Jinnah, and added that the Sindh cabinet has already endorsed the decision.
In a meeting of the provincial cabinet, it was agreed that the universities will be named Fatimah Jinnah University and an amendment bill will now be presented before the provincial assembly to seek approval of the lawmakers, the CM House spokesperson said.
It is pertinent to mention that the Sindh Assembly had earlier approved a bill to establish Altaf Hussain University in Karachi and Hyderabad. But following the anti-state speech delivered by the MQM chief on August 22, 2017, the Sindh cabinet had decided to change the name of the proposed universities.