No funds allocated for Chitral University land acquisition.

CHITRAL: The future of the University of Chitral (UoC) is at stake as the provincial government has not allocated any funds in its budget for the purchase of land through the federal government has already set aside Rs1.70 billion for its construction, according to local people.

They said that currently over 2,000 students were enrolled here in the university whose future was at stake.

The university had been established by the merger of the regional campuses of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University and Abdul Wali Khan University on July 5, 2017, and inaugurated by Imran Khan as chief of his party then in power in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A source in the university told this correspondent that the allocation of Rs1.70 billion by the federal government for the construction of the university building was useless in the absence of any allocation for the purchase of land by the provincial government.