ISLAMABAD: In what could be dubbed a praiseworthy move, the quota of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) students have been doubled in educational and health institutions in other provinces.
The quota for the students of the merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been doubled for a period of 10 years and now a total of 444 students would be able to get admission in various universities across the country as earlier only 222 students were allowed to get admission.
However, as per the new order, a total of 376 out of 444 students would get admission only in Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, while the rest of the students would be able to get admission in four other educational institutes.
The notification which was issued after the approval of the Governor KP reads, “On the recommendations of FATA Reforms Commission and Federal Cabinet decisions dated 02-03-2017 the quota of FATA students in Educational and Health Institutions in other Provinces have been doubled for a period of 10 years.”
As per the detail, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan quota before 2016-17 was 188, which was raised to 376.
Similarly, the quota for the merged districts of KP has been increased from 7 to 14 in Institute of Fashion and Design Lahore and in National Textile University Faisalabad it increased from 9 to 18.
as per the new order, a total of 20 students would take admission in Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of ARID Agriculure instead of 10, while in the University of Engr. and Technology Taxila, 12 students would get admission as earlier only six students were permitted to get admission there.
Moreover, only two students were allowed from the erstwhile FATA to get admission in the University of Sindh, Jamshoro; however under the new order, four students would be able to get admission in the said university.