On Hunger Strike (click
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Three students from the Balochistan University of Information Technology and
Management Sciences (BUITMS), whose condition worsened on Wednesday due to a
prolonged hunger strike demanding district-based merit at their university, were
brought to the Balochistan Governor's House in stretcher...
students protest against admission policy, by Malik Siraj Akbar, Jul 18,
2008: "...The students, led by Qambar Baloch and joined by pupils from other
educational institutions, are demanding that the admission policy at BUITMS should
be reviewed and the merit system be devolved at district level. Currently, 70
percent merit-based seats are fixed for the entire province, but the Baloch students
argue that the largest beneficiaries of such a system are the non-Baloch students
living in the urban parts of the province. They are demanding that admissions
should be granted on a district-based merit system..."
students for change in admission policy, by Malik Siraj Akbar, Jul 13, 2008