Balochistan has been suffering from an education crisis for a long time and needs huge reforms. Gwadar, a port city in Balochistan, has been in the limelight after being dubbed the crown jewel of the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), but unfortunately, its residents are deprived of fundamental rights, including education, potable water, health other social amenities. The education system in Balochistan is so poor that its students go to other provinces in Pakistan for higher education.
Recently, the national assembly in Pakistan passed a bill to construct the Pak-China Gwadar University in Lahore, which was initially proposed and promised to be constructed in Gwadar to meet the educational needs of the locals. This bill has angered the locals, who have already been complaining about being neglected by the promised benefits of the CPEC.
Moving the University meant for the people of Gwadar to Lahore is deplorable. This decision by the Federal government should be revised, and Pak-China Gwadar University must be established in Gwadar.
The writer is a teacher at Capital Academy, Dannuk, and a regular contributor to Balochistan Affairs. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.